Java Zen:Thinking Out Loud Thursday, 2018.03.22
The Founding Fathers of the United States thought they had found a way to
successfully head off the degeneration of governments into pathological
monstrosities: ensure that the people remain armed, and teach them that it is
part of their duty as free citizens to check the arrogance of government - by
threat of armed revolt or by actual revolution, if need be.

		Eric S. Raymond


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Mr. Lincoln

This is Mr. Lincoln, perhaps the most magnificent rose in the garden. Standing tall – towering, in fact – over all other roses, it is a beauty to behold each time it blooms.


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Black Eyed Susan


Greenie Meanies

Denver Business Journal Editor Neil Westergaard echo’s my major concern about the current deification of Al Gore and the push to make global warming a State Religion. Speaking of the response to a recent column of his, Westergaard writes:

“My purpose was not to dismiss concerns about what is apparently a well-accepted fact: The Earth seems to be getting warmer. That’s where the acceptance ends, however. What to do about global warming is far from a settled question, and anybody who believes in more than celebrity pronouncements and sound bites can easily plug into the scientific debate if they choose. Many, however, simply want to follow their favorite celebrity instead.”

Yes, those of the herd fear thinking for themselves. Rather than work to a solution based on a solid base of verified facts, they prefer to warm themselves in the hot air puffed out by bloviating stuffed shirts like Al Gore and his disciples.

Slap a label of “green” on something and the herd members will nod approvingly. Inconvenient truths about some “green” efforts which actually cause more harm than good are to be ignored. Just look at the obscene amount of energy burned on the recent Live Earth event which has had virtually no effect on changing people’s attitudes. I predict Gore and his minions will be remembered for having caused much more harm than good, for having deflected concentration away from finding a viable solution to the actual problems underlying global warming.

I’ve said before, environmentally congruent lifestyles are a good thing just on principal and I’ve worked to implement such a lifestyle. But the switch isn’t digital like the Goracle seems to insist it is. The hypocritical proselytizing from the ministers of the Church of Global Warming insist everyone else should change so that they can continue living the lifestyle to which they have become accustomed. And they want that compliance from the Great Unwashed to happen at the snap of their fingers. Is Al Gore even capable of leading by example? I think not. As Westergaard notes:

“And be wary of celebrities on bandwagons. They often fall off.”


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