One of the things I've being thinking about and trying to do with this blog is to get large numbers of every day people to take action to get Britain off the track it appears to be on and back onto a track that has a better long term future for all. Its a numbers game. I believe the mess we currently find ourselves in is down to a campaign that has been in action over several decades. As such it has riddled our institutes and therefore the people we have running them. Turning this around therefore takes numbers. I believe the numbers are out there but they're either slumbering or overwhelmed by the organisation of it all, made worse by everyday "useful idiots" who enable their narrative.
The result is I try to think about how I can use this blog to give practical advice to everyday folk, to counter it and push back. Hopefully I've found something to help with that.
One such area of that philosophy is man made global warming(AGW). Yes I know, I've got the words wrong. It now doesn't get called that. The new phrase is man made climate change. I'm sticking with my term for this article because this is what its proponents are still really arguing, they're just trying to dress it up in confusing language (note to self - post some entries on Propaganda) so they can claim any piece of odd weather is evidence for their claim.
AGW is all pervading. When you hear about it, it's often positioned as a subject in which "The Science is Settled". The truth of the matter their version of the science is settled at all. In fact (and I wish I could find the link), that science is settled phrase was a recommendation in a strategy document by a PR agency that did a lot of work for pro AGW bodies. The science isn't settled. It's possible to learn if you do some background in to it that the AGW story is a tale of manipulation, fudge, lies and corruption of science. If it was so self evident why would this manipulation need to take place?
As I say it's all pervading. Everything you see about nature has a reference to it. It runs through our institutions and includes the indoctrination of our children with junk science so that they develop an entrenched mindset about it in which they are unable to question the orthodoxy.
I have to concede this to those advocates. They've been very successful in turning logic on its head. They've even got the man and woman in the street trotting out their nonsense without really knowing whether it's true or not. I say that because they simply repeat the orthodoxy, without having questioned it. These people are what Lenin termed "useful idiots".
Some of them however I suspect aren't really sure. They kind of laugh it off with a air of resignation in the same way we did about political correctness in the 80's. They laugh it off because they still see the contradictions so know something isn't right, but because it's all they hear they eventually become lost to the orthodoxy and get in line like the rest of the herd.
So here's what I have. If you're one of those who aren't sure go over to this site and have a quick learn or download the PDF file. It's a nice boiled down version of facts to rebut the tosh that's trotted out day after day to progress the AGW narrative. It's a great little read.
Don't worry about the simplicity because that's what makes it perfect for me. The average man and woman in the street isn't bothered abut the complex science. Keeping it complex helps the AGW advocates. It gives them a cloak to hide behind. I believe the complexity argument helps the sheep get into line and swallow the narrative. That's how the the herd reconcile the contradictions they see all around the story as they presume these contradictions must be explainable by something a bit complicated and only the AGW scientists understand, so what they say must be true (see how it works?).
Simplicity is the key. Despite being in the list of all time reprehensible list of characters, Adolf Hitler did make one astute observation. If you want a message to gather traction amongst the masses, you have to simplify it to the point that even the least clever amongst us can grasp it. The site I mentioned enables you to do that, It's pitched at a level you need to see the flaws in the AGW argument so that you can counter the onslaught that's thrown at you each and every day.
So take it and use it to push back with simple clear arguments. The advocates who push the narrative for malign reasons need the useful idiots. Losing these useful idiots is the first step in the erosion of their narrative. They're relying on being unchallenged or in such small numbers as to be insignificant. So use it and take back some ground and then take back a bit more and a bit more.
Talk to people and politely correct them and show them where they've been had and been conned. Eventually you'll find someone who sees the light. Then there will be two of you pushing back and before you know it there will be four pushing back and so on. Eventually you'll come across one of the corrupt and there will be enough of you to send them running for the hills because like all bullies, they're not after a challenge, they're after a victim.
Push back and bring your mates along. They don't like that and they're not ready for it. Let them know the day of the dog is here.