How the new order is shaping our perception of the world

Why think when you can just blame Cheney?

World War II never happened.

The whole problem of explaining the present is so nettlesome that the European Union’s “House of European History” museum decided to omit the mention of World War 2 altogether by the simple expedient of declaring 1946 the Year Zero for European history. “It celebrates the creation of the EU with barely a nod to the crisis raging all around. France’s recent history is marked by a picture of the Tour de France, and Germany’s by the famous Berlin address by Barack Obama in 2008.”

Farcically, it’s been decided to omit any exhibit on which agreement cannot be reached. And because of their differing views about World War II, the museum will begin with an EU ‘year zero’ of 1946.

But of the unpleasantness of 1939-1945 it will only say that there was an event called the “European Civil War”, which presumably was fixed by the European Union, without the slightest input from things called the United States, the former Soviet Union, China and the Empire of Japan.

The seas will be dead in ten years (1980)

Paul Ehrlich, a collaborator of President Obama’s current science adviser John Holdren.  Ehrlich claimed on the first Earth Day in 1970 that “[i]n ten years all important animal life in the sea will be extinct. Large areas of coastline will have to be evacuated because of the stench of dead fish.” He predicted in 1971 speech that: “by the year 2000 the United Kingdom will be simply a small group of impoverished islands, inhabited by some 70 million hungry people … If I were a gambler, I would take even money that England will not exist in the year 2000.”

The world will run out of food by 1970 and it’s already too late to do anything about it (1967).

Global warming irreversible  “tipping point” will be reached in 1989, 1999, 2009, 2100, etc.

Majority of Americans believe global warming causing extreme weather 

Tens of thousands are abducted by non-family members each year. (Actual number, 2010  was  110)

Household radon causes lung cancer: (it does not).

And so on. The more the people are scared, the more they look to the government to protect them. Coincidence? I think not.

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6 responses to “How the new order is shaping our perception of the world

  1. Inagua

    Paul Ehrlich was the Al Gore of the 1970s. Ehrlich’s scam was overpopulation, and he was a frequent guest on Johnny Carson. However, as his predictions failed, his stardom waned, and he has resided in the relative obscurity of a university position where basically nobody listerns to his foolish rants any more. He is largely forgotten. But he never apoligized, never admitted error, and will tell anyone who will listen that he was only on his timing of the coming population disaster.

    Dollar Bill, are you old enough to remember this guy? Did you find his analysis believable?

  2. Libertarian Advocate

    Ehrlichiosis is a really nasty tick-borne illness. What an appropriate analogy for the malaise spreading across the country. Pin-headed professors of imminent doom as the vectors; their progressive ideology the bacterium responsible.

  3. As has been said, Inaugua, timing is everything, isn’t it?

    Except for the Democrat/environmentalist complex, that is. It’s evergreen for true believers.

  4. Anonymous

    one has to go back A LOT further than WW2.

  5. Fred2

    I’m sure Ehrlich got a lot of girls, money and fame back then, so “mission accomplished”.

  6. Inagua

    “Except for the Democrat/environmentalist complex, that is. It’s evergreen for true believers.”

    I prefer Entertainment-Enviromental Complex, Greg, but you are correct that impending doom provides a very satisfying world view for certain types of people — promoters like Ehrlich and Gore; and followers like Sheryl Crow, Laurie David, and Dollar Bill. The analysis of the Alarmists always violates the
    Ceteris Paribus Rule (All other things being equal) of predictive science. These people are at bottom deeply anti-intellectual.