With the frequent and ongoing Climategate revelations covered in the past months' Connecting the Dots, we've noticed some interesting new developments coming from some even more interesting places. On March 15 The Weekly Standard published an article called 'In Denial: The Meltdown of the Climate Campaign' by Steven F. Hayward. For those who do not know, The Weekly Standard is the Neocon journal par excellence. Its founder and editor is William Kristol, PNAC member and son of CIA asset Irving Kristol. Kirstol and Richard "Prince of Darkness" Perle were two of the major shapers of Bush's war policy. Perle, of course, is a long-time spy for Israel. As an aid for Senator Henry Jackson in 1970, Perle was caught passing classified information to the Israeli embassy. Jackson refused to fire him, and since then Perle's influence has only grown.

One of the first to cry for a Global War on Terror, Kristol has stacked his editorial staff with an array of Israeli lobbyists and fellow Perle cronies: peddler of the false Iraq-Al-Qaeda connection, Stephen Hayes; George Bush speech-writer, co-author of An End to Evil (with his pal, Richard Perle) and all-round slime-ball David Frum; ex-psychiatrist turned Fox news regular and "Israel-can-do-no-wrong" cheerleader Charles Krauthammer; among others. In other words, The Weekly Standard editorial staff is staffed with a concentrated dose of Neocon psychopaths, schizoids, and Israel-first sycophants.

The recent editorial by Hayward, which provides a decent summary of the "unethical behavior, errors, and serial exaggeration in climate science" first exposed by the leak of the Climate Research Unit emails in November, ends with the following prediction:
The lingering question is whether the collapse of the climate campaign is also a sign of a broader collapse in public enthusiasm for environmentalism in general. Ted Nordhaus and Michael Shellenberger, two of the more thoughtful and independent-minded figures in the environmental movement, have been warning their green friends that the public has reached the point of "apocalypse fatigue." They've been met with denunciations from the climate campaign enforcers for their heresy. The climate campaign has no idea that it is on the cusp of becoming as ludicrous and forlorn as the World-Esperanto Association.
So why are Neocons supporting the global warming skeptics? It is obviously not because they value the truth. Instead, they seem to want to be free to pollute the atmosphere as much as they like by taking advantage of the shift in public opinion Hayward labels "apocalypse fatigue." In other words, there's not a problem, so what's the problem? And the Neocons aren't the only cons using the Climategate revelations for their own benefit. Sarah Palin, Dominionist front-woman and psychopath, is also jumping on the bandwagon.

With typical fundie fervor, (and poor spelling and grammar, to boot) Palin tweeted about the Copenhagen summit:
Copenhgen=arrogance of man2think we can change nature's ways.MUST b good stewards of God's earth,but arrogant&naive2say man overpwers nature
She also penned an Op-Ed for the Washington Post further criticizing the "agenda-driven policies being pushed" at the summit. Not a word, however, about her own agenda, the Christian "Seven Mountains" scheme to take control of America and install a 'Christian' theocracy, also supported by her pastor Thomas Muthee... And speaking of "man overpwring nature" (sic), what about Palin's illegal campaign to slaughter Alaska's population of wolves by shooting them from helicopters?

The Canadian pathocrats are tagging along as well:
"Scientists have noticed a major reduction in the number of requests,
 particularly from high-profile media, who often have same-day
deadlines," said the Environment Canada document. "Media coverage of
 climate change science, our most high-profile issue, has been reduced
by over 80%."

"It's definitely a scandal," said Graham Saul, executive director of
 Climate Action Network Canada. He added that the government was 
"muzzling scientists; they're putting climate deniers in key oversight 
positions over research, and they're reducing funding in key areas...
 It's almost as though they're making a conscious attempt to bury the 
Well, almost. As we commented on the original article, the truth is that Global Warming (or "Climate Change" as it is usually referred to by more careful Global Warming activists) is a myth, and we are about to face a different and chilling type of calamity and global climate change.

On one hand, the news about Global Warming skeptics gaining influence in the Canadian scene is good news, right? But there is just one small detail: Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Sarah Palin 
are birds of a feather. Hockey Mom meet Hockey Dad. Fundie Christian Crusader meet fellow Fundie Christian Crusader:
The Alliance Church, to which Harper has belonged for decades, believes Jesus Christ will return to Earth in an apocalypse, won't ordain women, strongly opposes abortion and divorce, condemns homosexuality as the most base of sins and believes those who aren't born-again are "lost."
Harper has gone to some lengths to cover up his Christian leanings. But is Harper really a "true believer", or is he, in typical pathocratic fashion, simply hiding a religious Ace up his sleeve for when it will become politically expedient, as in a theocratic takeover as dreamed of by Palin and her cohorts? Is his religious fanaticism sincere or strategic? Harper's old pastor had this to say about the current Prime Minister, leading us to believe it is the latter:
"[Harper] didn't just believe what he was told. He had to rationalize what he was hearing about Christianity. He wasn't a blank slate. That's the best way to come to faith," said Trask (left).
Harper is a keen strategist, and there is no doubt he is aware of the usefulness of such beliefs. The Right Wing Authoritarians are always the first foot soldiers in a religiously re-branded pathocracy. Harper's reticence to speak of his religious beliefs has lead to criticism from both ends of the debate. As Bruce Foster, head of policy studies at Mount Royal College in Calgary, observed:
"If Harper came out and said those who don't know the Lord are 'lost,' are doomed, he'd be held up to ridicule," Foster said. "In a multicultural, diverse, relativistic country like Canada, that's toxic stuff for most voters." [...]

"Harper is stolid. He's solemn. The man is almost robotic. You can't get a feel for the guy. And he must know it's a problem. If voters can't get a sense of the man, then it's no surprise his personal ratings have stalled, or worse.
With several competing factions operating behind the scenes of power and policy-making, Climategate, if properly managed, will provide the Tea-Party/Right-wing/Dominionist takeover with tremendous energy for slingshotting a Palin into the White House, and for Harper or a similar drone to extend control over the Canadian parliament. At that point, it will be unnecessary to cover up their religious extremism and the mask will come off.