First - Let's win the War of Words.
05-05-2010, 04:53 AM
First - Let's win the War of Words.
I have just finished reading Green Hell by Steve Malloy, founder of junk science dot com.
The book has been on the shelf for several months since I bought it.
I have no excuse for not reading it sooner. I now regret not doing so.
In the book Steve Malloy has covered the "green" issues, the people who are "greens", and by what means they operate,
to a depth and width of understanding I have not seen elsewhere so far.
Yes, there are many large well known "greens" like Al Gore, and Richard Branson,
but the vast majority of greens are "individuals" or activists of groups of varying sizes,
from as large as Greenpeace, to as small as local cycles advocating groups, and far smaller, individuals, like school teachers for example...
What surprised me was the ease with which the later "groups" above have, and how,
they have, are, and will continue to increase their influence over both politicians and businesses, and hoodwink the general public in the process.
An influence, if not power beyond any reasonable measure compared to their electoral representation.
And YES, the word "over" both politicians and businesses, is absolutely correct.
It truely is an unholy alliance of extreme minorities welding power way beyond any degree they should be able to.
We have been lulled into a false sense of security, whilst behind the scenes the "greens"
have all but taken over both politics and business. AND all the while managing to retain a "nice, well intensioned, but harmless" public appearance.
Mainly by the oh so appealing phrases that are either meaningless, or the opposite of what the "greens" really mean, have as their "green" goal, or actually stand for.
Phrases like "save the planet", "sustainability", "smart growth", "optimum population", etc, etc.
In all honesty, it has been shown already beyond doubt, by their very own actions / pronouncements that
the "greens" are anti-human, anti-technology, and anti-development.
What do we do. ? "Greens" are at best a threat to our ways of life, and at worst will deliberatly cause, or allow by deliberate inaction,
the deaths of many, many countless perfectly innocent human beings.
On forums and blogs Steve Malloy suggests we first win the war of words.
Steve Malloy writes in his book Green Hell ,
" While green opponents have yet to even name their cause,
the greens for a long time have shaped the debate through the use of loaded buzzwords and hard-to-argue modifiers.
These virtually guarantee that the greens begin every discussion with a distinct advantage.
Their terminology invariably aims to capture the moral high ground so that
anyone who opposes them automatically assumes a morally inferior position.
Take the terms "smart growth" and "optimum population," for example.
It's hard to argue against anything "smart" or "optimum," isn't it?
Most people are totally stymied by such terms. Don't be.
Remember what these euphemisms really mean. As discussed earlier,
smart growth means a return to the days of yore when villagers lived in isolated, self-contained communities and rarely left them.
Optimum population is government-enforced population control - like China's one-child policy. "
" "sustainability"? What does it mean?
Does it mean we can't use a natural resource unless there is an endless supply of it?
Does it mean we can't use a resource if getting at it or using it alters the environment, however transiently, in some way, shape, or form?
For the greens, the answer to both questions is yes.
But of course being for "sustainable development" is much more positive sounding and
socially acceptable than the greens' real position,
which is being against all economic activity and development."
" To the greens oil, coal, and natural gas are not sustainable forms of energy because
they involve Earth-harming drilling and mining, and supposedly contribute to global warming.
Nuclear power is not sustainable because it involves mining and disposal of radioactive waste.
Yet they also find ways to oppose wind farms, solar power, and biofuels, citing various "adverse environmental impacts."
It seems that all energy use is unsustainable to the greens."
I think he has made a very good point, in that "we" need to win the war of words, and why.
With this in mind "we" should "arm" ourselves with short, snappy, easily remembered "answers" to the greens buzzwords and cute, fuzzy phrases.
Green buzzwords and phrases like,
I have made a word document of the above linked to buzzwords / phrases and attached it to this post.
Please feel free to suggest your own definitions of what the buzzwords should or actually do mean in practice.
The funnier the better.
Apparently there are no green buzzwords / phrases for J and K according to the above linked to glossary,
so maybe we could suggest some, T-I-C, of course,
Kill joys springs to my mind..
Obviously the greens have quite a few words beginning with W,
but that's no surprise really is it, they are a load of Ws
Obviously the last two listed buzzwords are ALL greens favourite buzzwords really,
as they would like to be applied to all of "us" that is........
The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed
(and hence clamorous to be led to safety)
by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.
H. L. Mencken.
The hobgoblins have to be imaginary so that
"they" can offer their solutions, not THE solutions.
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