Liberty In Ice
Liberty has been buried under the weight of modern scientific hubris and corruption
As I glance through the headlines today, I feel a rock sinking to the pit of my stomach with the realization that the pathological minority ruling our world are truly taking all of us over the cliff. I am reminded of something Andrew Lobaczewski wrote in his seminal work, Political Ponerology:
"Germs are not aware that they will be burned alive or buried deep in the ground along with the human body whose death they are causing."
Applied to the topic of this essay, the saying is not just a metaphor; it is deeply and frighteningly accurate. Imagine a world that believes in global warming that is hit by the sudden onset of an ice-age. Studies reveal that ice ages are probably preceded by periods of freak weather patterns (check) hot spots and cold spots (check) torrential, localized rains and flooding (check) increased comet dust in the atmosphere (check), increased volcanism (check) a series of particularly cold and harsh winters (check) interspersed with localized heatwaves and drought (check); and then, finally, the watershed winter comes when the increased heating from within the planet itself (evidenced by the increasing volcanism) and its concomitant increased evaporation of the seas, combines with the cooled and lowered upper atmosphere, and the snow begins to fall and fall... and fall... and fall. Convert the extraordinary rains that have fallen in parts of the upper northern hemisphere in the past few years to snow volumes, and you can easily see that entire regions could be quickly buried under many meters of snow that, assuming that the albedo effect does not rapidly take over and prevent the snow from melting, by the time it did melt, multiplied millions of living things - including people - would have perished, buried along with the pathological leaders they have erroneously believed had their best interests at heart.

Assuming that the home countries of the leading scientists issuing the most recent scientific fraud, the new IPCC Report on Climate Change, are not among those buried in the ice of the rapidly descending ice-age, what do you think is going to happen to them in the areas that do not get buried under a kilometer or two of ice? I don't know about you, but it's not a pretty picture to contemplate. These idiots are not only playing with the lives of the entire population of this planet, they are gambling with their own, and they don't even have a pair in their hand.

Just look at these lying headlines around the world:

From the Washington Post:

Humans almost certainly cause global warming, scientific panel says

From ABC:

IPCC climate change report: Human role in global warming now even clearer

From USA Today:

U.N. global warming report puts humans on the hot seat

From BBC:

IPCC climate report: humans 'dominant cause' of warming

From Chicago Tribune:

Climate change report: Global warming blamed on humans

From National Geographic:

Climate scientists express increased confidence of human link to global warming

You get the picture, yes?

There are, of course, a few dissident voices such as from Forbes Magazine:

As Its Global Warming Narrative Unravels, The IPCC Is In Damage Control Mode

The Palpable Politicization Of Science By Global Warming Alarmists

Your Move, Global Warming Alarmists. Science Has Exposed Your Unwarranted Hysteria

Objective Science Unmasks Global Warming Alarmists As The True Science 'Deniers'

In this last article, we read:
The Heartland Institute yesterday released Climate Change Reconsidered II: Physical Science, which hits global warming alarmists with objective data and peer-reviewed studies the way Mike Tyson hit Michael Spinks with uppercut lefts and overhand rights.

The new peer-reviewed report, known as CCR-2, includes more than 1,000 pages documenting the evidence that anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions are not causing a global warming crisis. The report contains literally thousands of citations to the peer-reviewed literature.

Global warming alarmists often misrepresent the peer-reviewed literature, claiming that virtually no peer-reviewed studies call the alarmist narrative into question. In order to make such a claim, they water down their narrative to the mere assertion that global temperatures have warmed during the past century, such that the Earth is no longer in the depths of the extraordinary Little Ice Age. Well heck, nobody disagrees with that. That is the equivalent of posting an opinion poll in which virtually everybody says health care is important and then twisting the poll results to claim virtually everybody favors Obamacare.
Peter Ferrara of Forbes even compares the science of the global elitists to that of the old Communist regime in Russia:

The Disgraceful Episode Of Lysenkoism Brings Us Global Warming Theory
The V.I. Lenin Academy of Agricultural Sciences announced on August 7, 1948 that thenceforth Lysenkoism would be taught as the only correct theory. All Soviet scientists were required to denounce any work that contradicted Lysenkoism. Ultimately, Soviet geneticists resisting Lysenkoism were imprisoned and even executed. Lysenkoism was abandoned for the correct modern science of Mendelian genetics only as late as 1964.

This same practice of Lysenkoism has long been under way in western science in regard to the politically correct theory of man caused, catastrophic, global warming. That theory serves the political fashions of the day in promoting vastly increased government powers and control over the private economy. Advocates of the theory are lionized in the dominant Democrat party controlled media in the U.S., and in leftist controlled media in other countries. Critics of the theory are denounced as "deniers," and even still bourgeois fascists, with their motives impugned.

Those who promote the theory are favored with billions from government grants and neo-Marxist environmentalist largesse, and official recognition and award. Faked and tampered data and evidence has arisen in favor of the politically correct theory. Is not man-caused, catastrophic global warming now the only theory allowed to be taught in schools in the West?

Those in positions of scientific authority in the West who have collaborated with this new Lysenkoism because they felt they must be politically correct, and/or because of the money, publicity, and recognition to be gained, have disgraced themselves and the integrity of their institutions, organizations and publications ...

The editors of the once respected journals of Science and Nature have abandoned science for Lysenkoism on this issue as well. They have become as political as the editorial pages of the New York Times. They claim their published papers are peer reviewed, but those reviews are conducted on the friends and family plan when it comes to the subject of anthropogenic catastrophic global warming. There can be no peer review at all when authors refuse to release their data and computer codes for public inspection and attempted reconstruction of reported results by other scientists. They have been forced to backtrack on recent publications relying on novel, dubious, statistical methodologies not in accordance with established methodologies of complex statistical analysis.

Formerly respected scientific bodies in the U.S. and other western countries have been commandeered by political activist Lysenkoists seizing leadership positions. They then proceed with politically correct pronouncements on the issue of anthropogenic catastrophic global warming heedless of the views of the membership of actual scientists. Most of what you see and hear from alarmists regarding global warming can be most accurately described as play acting on the meme of settled science. ...

Indeed, 31,487 U.S. scientists (including 9,000 Ph.Ds) with degrees in atmospheric Earth sciences, physics, chemistry, biology and computer science have signed a statement that reads: "There is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane, or other greenhouse gases is causing, or will in the foreseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the Earth's atmosphere and disruption of the Earth's climate." See here. Some consensus..
I never thought I would find myself on the same side with the conservative Republican media that lionized that cretin George W. Bush who, dangled like a puppet by his masters, initiated this whole avalanche of totalitarian commandeering of the entire planet, but here is Fox News pointing out:

UN climate change report dismisses slowdown in global warming

Even though they present the IPCC view, the article finished with:
"recent reports have stressed that climate models have failed to accurately predict global temperatures. A study in the journal Nature Climate Change compared 117 climate predictions made in the 1990's to the actual amount of warming. Out of 117 predictions, the study's author told, 3 were roughly accurate and 114 overestimated the amount of warming."

On average, the predictions forecasted two times more global warming than actually occurred.

"It's a real problem ... it shows that there really is something that needs to be fixed in the climate models," climate scientist John Christy, a professor at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, told at the time.
The Beeb trots out its approved Lysenkoist scientific advisers:

Viewpoints: Reactions to the UN climate report

The list includes:
  • Paul Nurse, president of the Royal Society
  • Dr Emily Shuckburgh, British Antarctic Survey
  • Kevin Anderson, professor of energy and climate change at the University of Manchester
  • Tim Gore, Oxfam's international policy adviser on climate change
  • Wendel Trio, director of the Climate Action Network Europe
  • Nick Sanderson, a spokesman for the UK Youth Climate Coalition
  • Ed Davey, climate change secretary
  • Natalie Bennett, Green Party leader
  • Dr Bjorn Lomborg, adjunct professor at the Copenhagen Business School
  • Andy Atkins, executive director at Friends of the Earth
  • David Bull, UK executive director at Unicef
  • Michel Jarraud, secretary general of the World Meteorological Organisation
  • Professor John Shepherd, ocean & earth science, University of Southampton
  • The single, lone voice questioning this propaganda, buried in the middle of the "reactions" of all of the above science whores, is Dr Benny Peiser, director of the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) whose reaction is:
    "Today the IPCC has taken a huge gamble that will soon determine whether it is still fit for purpose. Unless global temperature will begin to rise again in the next few years, the IPCC is very likely going to suffer an existential blow to its credibility."
    That is understating the matter. As I mentioned at the beginning, what is going to happen if, within a year or two, it becomes obvious to even a second grader that this is worse than junk science - it is politically motivated disinformation? What is going to happen to these people who have gone out on this limb and are busily sawing it off with every word they utter? As the tabloid-style Daily Mail reported last year:
    Global warming stopped 16 years ago, reveals Met Office report quietly released... and here is the chart to prove it
    There, they counter-pose two photos of climate scientists with the caption:
    Professor Phil Jones, left, from the University of East Anglia, dismissed the significance of the plateau. Professor Judith Curry, right, from Georgia Tech university in America, disagreed, saying the computer models used to predict future warming were 'deeply flawed'
    The Washington Post carries a piece about the members of the IPCC panel and even shows a photo of their worried faces. Yeah, I guess they are worried because, unless they are deaf, dumb and blind, they are aware that they are lying through their teeth. On the other hand, in the time of the domination of Lysenko, under Lysenko's admonitions and with Stalin's approval, many geneticists were executed (including Isaak Agol, Solomon Levit, Grigorii Levitskii, Georgii Karpechenko and Georgii Nadson) or sent to labor camps. The famous Soviet geneticist Nikolai Vavilov was arrested in 1940 and died in prison in 1943. In 1948, genetics was officially declared "a bourgeois pseudoscience"; all geneticists were fired from their jobs (some were also arrested), and all genetic research was discontinued. That should give us all pause.

    Meanwhile, it's obviously not just the fault of the Lysenkoist scientists that are assigned to create and propagate this junk science; the mass media has an important role as well. Columnist Lisa O'Carroll published a piece in the UK Guardian yesterday about dissident/iconoclast journalist (and general pain in the backside of the ruling elite) Seymour Hersh, in which he is quoted as saying:
    "Our job is to find out ourselves, our job is not just to say 'here's a debate'; our job is to go beyond the debate and find out who's right and who's wrong about issues. That doesn't happen enough. It costs money, it costs time, it jeopardises, it raises risks. There are some people - the New York Times still has investigative journalists but they do much more of carrying water for the president than I ever thought they would ... it's like you don't dare be an outsider any more..."

    "The republic's in trouble, we lie about everything, lying has become the staple."
    He's talking about somewhat different issues in his article (well worth reading) but the point is the same in science as in journalism: "[they] lie about everything, lying has become the staple."

    In the case of the global warming lie, I think that Mother Nature may expose the liars sooner rather than later and, again, that horrifies me because I study history. Historically speaking, there is no good outcome here, especially for the liars. As Ferrara wrote in the article cited above:
    "Reality is not complying with the alarmism of the UN's global warming models, just as it refused to do for Trofim Lysenko. Remember all that hysteria about melting polar ice caps and the disappearing ice floes for the cute polar bears? As of the end of March, the Antarctic ice cap was nearly one fourth larger than the average for the last 30 years. The Arctic ice cap had grown back to within 3% of its 30 year average. (The formerly declining Arctic ice was due to cyclically warm ocean currents). Global sea ice was greater than in March, 1980, more than 30 years ago, and also above the average since then.

    Remember the alarm about the rising sea level? Yeah, that has been rising, as it has been since the end of the last ice age more than 10,000 years ago. Just exactly as it has been, at the same rate. And anyone you know that has been scared by this alarmist propaganda has been successfully played by whatever media the fool has been relying on.

    Murderous recent winters in Europe are killing as well belief in alarmist global warming on the continent. University of Oklahoma Professor and geophysicist David Deming reported in a recent column:
    "The United Kingdom had the coldest March weather in 50 years, and there were more than a thousand record low temperatures in the United States. The Irish meteorological office reported that March "temperatures were the lowest on record nearly everywhere." Spring snowfall in Europe was also high. In Moscow, the snow depth was the highest in 134 years of observation. In Kiev, authorities had to bring in military vehicles to clear snow from the streets."
    In the Northern Hemisphere, Deming adds, "Snow cover last December was the greatest since satellite monitoring began in 1966." That reflects similarly bitter cold winters in North America as well. Despite claims by global warming Lysenkoists that soon children "won't know what snow is," on February 6, 2010, a blizzard covered the northeastern U.S. with 20 to 35 inches of snow. Three days later another 10 to 20 inches were added. ...

    A tip off regarding reality should have been apparent from the dodgy propaganda involved in changing the labeling of the problem from "global warming" to "climate change."...

    Another tip off should have been the effective admission by global warming alarmists that they cannot defend their position in public debate. The day the theory of anthropogenic catastrophic global warming died can be dated from the time that one leading alarmist was foolish enough to debate James Taylor of the Heartland Institute, a video of which can be found on the Heartland website at

    Still another tip off should have been the practice of the alarmist new Lysenkoists to respond to dissenting science with ad hominem attacks. That apparently reflects poor public schooling that never taught that an ad hominem attack is a logical fallacy, as Aristotle taught more than 2,000 years ago.

    My, how western science has fallen.
    Lysenkoism caused serious, long-term harm to Soviet knowledge of biology. It represented a serious failure of the early Soviet leadership to find real solutions to agricultural problems, throwing their support behind a charlatan at the expense of many human lives. It is instructive to consider what became of Lysenko: In 1962 three of the most prominent Soviet physicists, Yakov Borisovich Zel'dovich, Vitaly Ginzburg, and Pyotr Kapitsa, presented a case against Lysenko, proclaiming his work as false science. They also denounced Lysenko's application of political power to silence opposition and eliminate his opponents within the scientific community. In 1964, physicist Andrei Sakharov spoke out against Lysenko in the General Assembly of the Academy of Sciences:
    "He is responsible for the shameful backwardness of Soviet biology and of genetics in particular, for the dissemination of pseudo-scientific views, for adventurism, for the degradation of learning, and for the defamation, firing, arrest, even death, of many genuine scientists."
    The Soviet press was soon agog with Lysenko's fall. He was removed from his post as director of the Institute of Genetics at the Academy of Sciences. An expert commission was sent to investigate records kept at Lysenko's experimental farm. A few months later, a devastating critique of Lysenko was made public. Lysenko died in 1976.

    © Wikimedia CommonsLysenko speaking at the Kremlin in 1935. At the back (left to right) are Stanislav Kosior, Anastas Mikoyan, Andrei Andreyev and the Soviet leader, Joseph Stalin
    But that would be what would happen under the best of circumstances. There are other historical models for the worst circumstances to develop such as the French Revolution and the regime of Pol Pot in Cambodia. In the French Reign of Terror, many innocent scientists with a true love for knowledge that could benefit all people were executed simply because they happened to be born aristocrats or were received in aristocratic circles by virtue of their learning. In Cambodia, the Khmer Rouge imposed a ruthless plan to force all Cambodians to work as farmers. All educated and intellectual people were assumed to be against such a plan and were eliminated. Schools and universities were shut down; so were hospitals. Lawyers, doctors, teachers, engineers, scientists and professional people in any field (including the army) were murdered, together with their extended families. Religion was banned, all leading Buddhist monks were killed and almost all temples destroyed. Music and radio sets were also banned. It was possible for people to be shot simply for knowing a foreign language, wearing glasses, laughing, or crying.

    Both of the above are examples of what can - and does - happen when the lowest common-denominator of a population finally has enough and rises up en masse under the leadership of a rapacious psychopath (or gang of psychopaths) with a lust for raw power.

    One of the means of control of large masses of people used by all totalitarian regimes down through history has been to destroy the intelligentsia - the educated classes. (This can be done either by killing them, or, in the case of the U.S. at present, simply downgrade the education system until there is no one left who can think). When Hitler invaded Poland, he was quite forthcoming about this being a necessity. The Germans considered the Poles to be an inferior race as they did other Slavic nations. So, according to the plan, the Poles were to be sorted according to strictly racist criteria. Those Poles with German ancestry were to be reclassified as ethnic Germans. The transformation of Poland into a German province was to be carried out over a short period of twenty-five or thirty years. Hence, no mercy was to be shown to this population. And, to guarantee the success of this fast despoliation, the intelligentsia was to be liquidated. "It sounds cruel, " Hitler reportedly told Hans Frank, "but such is the law of life."

    For a long time now I have been shocked at just how incredibly backwards our Science of today is because of all the great ideas that have been quashed by governments and religions in the interests of control of the masses and that has led to the dire state of our world and so-called 'civilization'.

    As I wrote in Dark Ages and Inquisitions:
    Science took a serious wrong turn in the middle of the nineteenth century, about the time Darwin published his Origin of Species and that is why we do, indeed, live in a Dark Age as a consequence. It wasn't that Natural Selection was wrong, per se, but the way the principles have been applied has been disastrous. Natural Selection was seized upon as the one and only underlying law of the Universe - and this seizing was done by individuals with a very particular psychological make-up as we will see. The same kinds of people that become uber-religious and kill people in the name of their god, can - and often do - become adherents of the religion of science. [...]

    [I]n the nineteenth century, certain discoveries led to economic and political considerations, and that is when Science took the wrong turn because those folks who tend to black and white thinking also have other character traits that include a need to dominate others, as well as a strong tendency to greed. The pursuit of science became a career rather than a hobby, and an army of scientific workers was sought to serve the agendas of what was to become known as the Military-Industrial Complex.
    Over and over again it is seen, in retrospect, of course, that irrational beliefs that are promulgated by authorities who desire to maintain control, and believed by the followers who want to be 'good', trump True Science; and here I mean the mode of Scientific Cognition, not just 'science' since the so-called Enlightenment. Over and over again, throughout history, going back even to ancient times, you can note that there were a few really intelligent free thinkers who made observations, drew useful inferences from those observations, and suggested solutions that were ignored, ridiculed, reviled, buried; and often, the thinker who dared to voice his ideas was destroyed by one means or another.

    © Richard Vogel/Associated PressThe site of one of Cambodia's 'Killing Fields'. The Khmer Rouge regime is blamed for causing 1.7 million deaths during its 4-year rule, but it couldn't have done it without US support.
    The fact is, if you read enough history, you will discover that killing the intelligentsia first is the aim of all invaders and conquerors because it is through the elimination or suppression of competent thinkers that any oppressive regime takes hold. This has been done so regularly and extensively throughout history that it staggers the mind to consider it. What it means, essentially, is that over and over and over again, psychopaths and their authoritarian followers have systematically eliminated from the human population, the best and brightest minds, removing their DNA from the human gene pool, and it is ALL of humanity that is suffering. It could very well be that this single strategy is the reason that humanity is on the verge of extinction right now.

    The Malthusian Darwinists, of course, will say that it is just 'survival of the fittest'. I guess that depends on what you understand the 'fittest' to be. In the animal kingdom, where fitness is measured by strength and power, the ability to wallop the heck out of all rivals to your possession of food and sexual partners, selection of this type might be useful. But in the human species, where fitness and progress and even survival, depend on brain power, killing off all the brainiest people in any given culture can only lead to degradation and devolution of the species as a whole. And when that species holds in its hands the ability to destroy all life on the planet, well, I think you can see where that kind of selection will lead: a lot of power and not enough brains to know that it ought never to be used.

    I would like to invite you to stop and try to imagine what life on Earth might be like if Science had actually fulfilled its mandate of explaining our reality and teaching us how to best respond to it. If science was actually a free exploration of Nature and drawing accurate conclusions, creating theories, testing those theories with no hidden agendas, what might it have accomplished up to now? Can you do it? Can you think of any area of life that could not be improved by having a truly scientific understanding and proposed response that was supported and implemented by the social/power structure?

    Oh, you think it has been done? Think again. Read the history of science and human social development. When you see how repeatedly the few individuals who had the right idea were marginalized and/or destroyed, if you have any firing neurons after being born into a humanity which has been genetically manipulated to less intelligence, you will immediately realize that the same conditions - only worse - prevail today: what the mainstream follows is almost always what is politically expedient to those in power, with only enough truth involved to patch over the obvious tears in the now disintegrating fabric of society.

    If true, free, intelligent science, supported and encouraged by all of society, had actually been the norm, not the exception, we would live in a world where our very existence was not a shame to the planet that gave us birth. We would have free, clean energy. We would not have a vast majority of human beings living in poverty. We would have no over-population problems. Health issues that dominate Western society and are bringing it to its knees would not be a problem because there would be plenty of nourishing food for all. There would be no wars because scientific anthropology and social psychology would have figured out what is the best of all possible forms of social structure that allows for the widest expression of human types to flourish in harmony. Children would not be medicated at ever younger ages because cognitive science would have established what is the best way to rear and educate them and couples would be able to attend classes on infant care and parenting that were actually effective. The best forms of education would be known so that the widest variety of options would be available to the varied human types and levels of intelligence and skill so that each individual would progress into a life of satisfaction doing what they really enjoy and which they are best at doing. Consciousness - and non-material spirit - would be understood and the proper reverence for Nature and the Cosmos would be a natural part of the lives of all. In short, humankind would know how to live in harmony not only with each other, but with the world in which they are born.

    All of this COULD be the conditions of a world where true Science is a valued part of society. It could have been our world.

    But that isn't what we have today. What we have today is the Chaos produced by pathological individuals that induces Consent from the Authoritarian Followers. As I noted above, Science took a wrong turn when it was co-opted by Power and diverted to the purposes of Imperialism and materialistic greed.

    As it is, the authoritarian sheep follow and support the very worst of humanity; pathological individuals who gain power by deception and manipulation. And in the end, as psychologist, Andrew Lobaczewski wrote; "Germs are not aware that they will be burned alive or buried deep in the ground along with the human body whose death they are causing."

    Humanity is a Cosmic body and each individual is a cell in that body. But the humanity we see today is a disease-ridden idiot - a shambling, ragged, beast covered with oozing pustules of corruption representing science, religions and government - stumbling from one self-inflicted disaster to another. There can be only one outcome and this, too, is documented: in ancient literature describing how other 'mighty' cultures have ended:
    As it was in the days of Noah, so will it be in the time of the Son of Man. [People] ate, they drank, they married, they were given in marriage, right up to the day when Noah went into the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all.

    So also [it was the same] as it was in the days of Lot. [People] ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built; But on the [very] day that Lot went out of Sodom, it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed [them] all. That is the way it will be on the day that the Son of Man is revealed.

    On that day let him who is on the housetop, with his belongings in the house, not come down [and go inside] to carry them away; and likewise let him who is in the field not turn back. Remember Lot's wife! Whoever tries to preserve his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life will preserve and quicken it.

    I tell you, in that night there will be two men in one bed; one will be taken and the other will be left. There will be two women grinding together; one will be taken and the other will be left. Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other will be left.

    Then they asked Him, Where, Lord? He said to them, Wherever the dead body is, there will the vultures or eagles be gathered together.

    ~ Luke 17: 26-37
    In case you think that means being 'Raptured', think again, and ponder the following in reference to the above remark about vultures and eagles gathering around a fallen body:
    Then I saw a single angel stationed in the sun's light, and with a mighty voice he shouted to all the birds that fly across the sky, Come, gather yourselves together for the great supper of God, That you may feast on the flesh of rulers, the flesh of generals and captains, the flesh of powerful and mighty men, the flesh of horses and their riders, and the flesh of all humanity, both free and slave, both small and great!

    Then I saw the beast and the rulers and leaders of the earth with their troops mustered to go into battle and make war against Him Who is mounted on the horse and against His troops. And the beast was seized and overpowered, and with him the false prophet who in his presence had worked wonders and performed miracles by which he led astray those who had accepted or permitted to be placed upon them the stamp (mark) of the beast and those who paid homage and gave divine honors to his statue. Both of them were hurled alive into the fiery lake that burns and blazes with brimstone. And the rest were killed with the sword that issues from the mouth of Him Who is mounted on the horse, and all the birds fed ravenously and glutted themselves with their flesh.

    ~ Revelation 19:17-21
    The garden of earthly delights, by Hieronymus Bosch
    High-res version of the above image here.