The tragedy of the pied piper in the real world

Dr. Sanity has a warning:

Watch for new, improved environmental fantasies to be foisted on the public, evan as the old one’s are exposed as distortions and delusions. This is easy to do, since the real goal of these fantasies are not really about helping humans–or the planet; they are rationalizations to exert control and dominance.

It is The Green Death that prompted this warning. That essay takes a look at a 1962 eviro-movement screed that resulted in many deaths. Silent Spring didn’t intentionally seek to cause widespread human suffering, but those who bought its story and eliminate a human pollution turned loose a malaria epidemic that has, by some estimates, caused more than sixty million deaths and much suffering.

The use of DDT reduces the spread of mosquito-borne malaria by fifty to eighty percent, so its discontinuation quickly produced an explosion of crippling and fatal illness. The same environmental movement which has been falsifying data, suppressing dissent, and reading tea leaves to support the global-warming fraud has studiously ignored this blood-drenched “hockey stick” for decades.

The motivation behind Silent Spring, the suppression of nuclear power, the global-warming scam, and other outbreaks of environmentalist lunacy is the worship of centralized power and authority. The author, Rachel Carson, didn’t set out to kill sixty million people – she was a fanatical believer in the newly formed religion of radical environmentalism, whose body count comes from callousness, rather than blood thirst.

These sorts of ‘man is evil’ and will doom the planet prognosticating depends upon a gullibility.

Another way Silent Spring forecast the global-warming fraud was its insistence that readers ignore the simple evidence of reality around them.

Whether or not such prophets of doom are in it for power and glory, an ideological bent, or some other need of the self, the issue is that there are many who pick up the mantra and follow along without any skepticism, consideration of implications, or integrity in the matter. Therein is the problem to address. Some have thought education might be the answer but education is often turning into a following indoctrination. That must break or society will continue to cause much harm, death, impoverishment, and other human tragedy.

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