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Saturday, August 20, 2011

Gang Greenous Lies

Timothy Birdnow

David Suzuki, the stalwart of the Gang Green, has launched a vile and dishonest attack on Willie Soon, the astronomer whose work suggested that Global Warming was a function of solar activity. Writing in the Huffington Post, Suzuki dragged out the tired old "corporate money" smear against Dr. Soon.

David Legates demolishes this in a piece from Net Right Daily.

Here are a few choice excerpts:

"First, the alleged corporate cash. Suzuki claims Dr. Soon received “more than $1 million over the past decade” from US energy companies — and implies that Dr. Soon lied to a U.S. Senate committee about the funding. In fact, the research grants were received in the years following the Senate hearing; the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics took nearly half of the money (for “administration”), and what was left covered Dr. Soon’s salary, research, and other expenses including even toner for his printer.

By comparison, the Suzuki Foundation spends some $7 million every year on its “educational” and pressure campaigns — many of them in conjunction with various PR agencies, renewable energy companies, other foundations and environmental activist groups. They all stand to profit handsomely from Suzuki’s causes, especially “catastrophic climate change” and campaigns to replace “harmful” fossil fuels with subsidized, land-intensive, low-energy-output, “eco-friendly” wind and solar facilities.

Under another convoluted arrangement, the Suzuki Foundation, David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, University of Alberta, US-based SeaWeb and other organizations provided or divvied up some $23 million, to promote an anti-fish-farming campaign. The years-long effort suddenly and inexplicably ended — and all traces of it disappeared from the Suzuki Foundation website – after Vancouver-based researcher Vivian Krause raised serious questions about its claims.

And yet Suzuki is criticizing Dr. Soon — while alarmist climate catastrophe researchers share over $6 billion annually in U.S. and Canadian taxpayer money, and millions more in corporate cash, to link every natural phenomenon to global warming and promote renewable “alternatives” to fossil fuels."

End excerpt.

One of the tactics of liberals in general and the Gang Green in particular is to smear the opposition with claims of ulterior motives and being bought by special interests. Many liberals even believe this, because they cannot fathom that people actually disagree with their enlightened and clearly correct views. Liberals believe in the fundamental rationality of Man, and believe they themselves to be the most rational, and also believe in the inherent goodness of Man, so those who oppose them must do so out of some puny greed or self-interest. They are the good guys, in their minds; opponents must be bad. It's a convoluted logic, but liberals are a convoluted lot, since they refuse to actually look at reality and see it for what it is. They always see it through the prism of their chosen worldview.

But that is the honest ones. There are many who exercise this characteristic as a matter of pure power politics, of Saul Alinsky tactics.

But a two-edged sword cuts both ways, and these environmentalist groups (and indeed, all leftist groups) are financed as well - or better - than their opponents. Their power has traditionally been control of the media so their accusations are aired and the opposition cannot respond. But that power is slipping.

Talk of the Koch brothers pales in comparison to the actuality of funding by George Soros, by the Warren Buffetts, Bill Gateses, Maurice Strongs, etc. Check out the list of Leftist Billionaire Collectivst Pigs.

And accusations by David Suzuki against Willie Soon is laughable were it not treated as serious by so many.

Fortunately, the truth is trumping the managed information given by the media and leftist activists masquerading as academics.

That is why they will stop at nothing to seize control of the internet and other outlets offering truth; truth is an enemy to the Left, and it must be destroyed.

I leave you with one final thought from 2 Thessalonians 2:8;

"And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming"

Truth shall slay the deceivers - in the end.

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