We often hear “It’s settled science!” as the argument to shut down any and all discussion about Man-Made Climate Change. Back in the mid-19th century, it shut down the one doctor whose methods were the only methods that could stop the “child-bed fever” that was killing multitudes of pregnant women in hospitals.
Today Dr. Ignaz Semmelweiss, of Hungary, is memorialized on coins and postage stamps, with more than a few hospitals named for him. But in his own time, Semmelweiss was reviled, denounced as a charlatan, rejected, refused permission to carry on his work, and finally died in a mental hospital.
This was because Semmelweiss insisted that doctors under his authority wash their hands before tending their patients. At some hospitals, the mortality rate for women giving birth was around 18%. Women who gave birth in the streets had a lower mortality rate than that! But where Semmelweiss was able to get doctors to wash their hands, the mortality rate plummeted to 2%. In fact, in some months, no patients died of child-bed fever.
So Semmelweiss had the results; but that was all he had, and the scientific community ignored them. This 15-minute video by The History Guy on youtube tells the whole story: watch it before it’s taken down.
Thanks to my wife for impressing me with the importance of this history–to say nothing of its applicability to all eras of history, including our own.
“Settled science” can be fatal.
If this doesn’t prove that Man-Made Climbit Change is real, I don’t know what will.
Actually, I’m kind of content not to know what proves Man-Made Climbit Change is real. This gap in my knowledge doesn’t feel like a gap at all. More like something’s missing that shouldn’t be there anyway.
Besides, it’s a known fact that only drips are afraid of jackalopes.
R.J. Rushdoony wrote this short essay in 1976 for The California Farmer. We’ll never need its wisdom more than we need it right now.
Just last year we were all gonna die from Climate Change, or measles, or whatevvuh. Rushdoony wrote, “It exalts some scientific plannedrs as the only ones with the answers, and it makes the rest of us a herd of cattle headed for the stockyards, unless we listen to them.” Sound familiar?
When Rushdoony was a schoolboy they were “teaching” kids that the world would run out of everything in 20 years or so, and that the Kellogg-Briand Pact would surely prevent another world war from starting. It’d be funny if the punchline weren’t World War II.
I remember what the Lord said to Isaiah: “Cease ye from man, whose breath is in his nostrils; for wherein is he to be accounted of?” (Isaiah 2:22)
I dislike conspiracy theories. I was once threatened for not believing in one. Not exactly the way to my heart.
But gee whiz, anyone with half an eye can see that this world sure has become easy to scare. And a lot of people have openly worked to make it so.
Here in New Jersey, our Far Left euthanasia-loving governor has admitted they’re gonna have to shut down all the public schools “for a long time… in a matter of days,” on account of the coronavirus. (Wait’ll they find out how well we can get by without schools and colleges. Heh-heh!) It’s happening all over the country.
I’m not here to propose a conspiracy theory. I’m here to jog your memory.
How long ago was it that the nooze media and certain politicians were trying to scare our pants off with measles, fercryinoutloud?
And then we had that whole Green New Deal/Greta Thunberg business, literally trumpeting the end of the world in–what? ten years? seven?–and this time trying to stampede us into the arms of a world government run by commie wackos. Greta sez How Dare You! Government gotta DO SOMETHING. Etc., etc., blah-blah.
Have we discovered panic can be habit-forming? Let me be the first to say so, in case they’re handing out a Nobel Prize.
So now we can’t buy toilet paper at our supermarket. And now we are asked to believe the same nooze media, the same politicians, who have been caught brazenly lying about Climbit Change more times than you can count with an abacus. Which is not to say the coronavirus isn’t real. But it is to say it’s awful hard to believe people who have become notorious for lying and spreading scare stories. And whose political agenda requires it.
One can’t help being suspicious, anymore.
How many times do the Greenies have to let the mask slip off before we notice that they’re deep red underneath–commies to the core?
It killed 100 million people in peacetime in the 20th century alone, but they still love communism! Were they looking the other way when people risked death to escape from Cuba, Red China, East Germany, Hungary, and the other workers’ utopias?
Yeahbut, yeahbut! It’ll be totally perfect with the right people running it!
That’s what they always say. And then they set up death camps.
Did you know there’s “a silver lining” to the coronavirus? Well, there is! A noozie says so. And he ought to know because he’s a double noozie, simultaneously working for the UK Times and Sky News.
What is that silver lining? Simply this, explains (ahem) journalist Ed Conway: Coronavirus mostly kills the elderly, and most Climbit Change skeptics are old, so us old folks dying out in droves would be, as he put it, “the ultimate weapon against climate change” (https://www.climatedepot.com/2020/03/07/journalist-ed-conway-of-uk-times-sky-news-cheers-coronavirus-for-killing-old-climate-skeptics-calls-virus-ultimate-weapon-against-climate-change/).
I guess the men in the white coats don’t work here anymore.
Other libs are rooting for the virus to kill off lots of people so they can blame it on President Donald Trump and get some left-wing psycho into the White House.
At this point in history, old people dying off would be a calamity. The world would be left in the hands of idiots. I apologize to young people who are not idiots: but you know who I mean. And anyway the idiots would have you shot.
Hey! Remember when Christians and conservatives were accused of rejoicing over AIDS? Remember how conclusively that shut down any criticism whatsoever of any behaviors that heightened the risk of getting AIDS?
Now liberals and state-worshipers are loudly cheering on the coronavirus, and it seems they’ve got a free pass to do that. They’re also rooting for the stock market to tank so they can blame that on Trump, too. If they had the ability to make it tank on purpose, they would do it.
These are not nice people.
When I was a boy, the big fear was nuclear war, adios everybody. Fallout shelters. Duck and cover. Gaudy color photos of A-bomb tests. And nightmares. I had nightmares now and then about The Russians bombing us, because that’s who everybody else was afraid of.
Today children have been taught to fear The End O’ the World due to imaginary Climate Change, and a survey finds one in five children in the United Kingdom has nightmares about it (https://in.reuters.com/article/climate-change-children-idINL1N2AV1FF). This is worse than World War III because you can’t solve imaginary problems, they just go on forever.
The purpose of Climate Change Gloom & Doom is to stampede people into clamoring for a world government, which certain evil parties will be only too happy to provide. If people would only stop and watch the behavior of the big-shot Climate terror-mongers, they would quickly perceive that none of these big shots–no, not one–believes for even a moment that scary bull-schiff that they’re shoveling out to us. If they did believe it, they wouldn’t have all those private jets, stretch limos, fantastically huge new mansions just a few feet above the high-tide line on the beach, and fabulously expensive shindigs at Davos.
Who’s freaking out the children? Their unionized “teachers,” of course: they expect to be sitting pretty when global government happens. The, ahem, entertainment industry. And liberal politicians in every country on the globe, all of whom expect to be chowing down on a nice juicy piece of the pie when all those pesky “countries” are wiped out and there’s only Them to lord it over us, from pole to pole. These are the persons who are willing for your kids to grow up crazed with fear: because it profits them politically.
Oh–and these same wicked morons also subject children to “gender fluid” every day, again using the public schools as brainwashing facilities.
Why don’t we stop them from doing it?
Two things us deplorables aren’t supposed to have are SUVs and air conditioners, gotta be taken away from us to Save The Planet, don’t you know.
But check out this towering example of Climbit Change hypocrisy perpetrated by Michael Bloomberg in 2012, while he was mayor of New York. Bear in mind that today, as a Democrat presidential candidate, Bloomberg is a Climate Crusader.
What’s that??? Uh, it’s a black SUV with a wall unit room air conditioner attached to one of its windows. The SUV and the air conditioner both belonged to Mayor Bloomberg, well-known for his intense dislike of heat ( https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2165728/Environmental-Warrior-Mayor-Bloomberg-cools-SUV-wall-unit-AC.html).
This caper didn’t get a lot of attention in 2012, but now that Bloomberg has spent literally hundreds of millions of dollars trying to land the Democrat presidential nomination, and passing himself off as planet-saving climate warrior, photos (like the one above) and videos have resurfaced. Along with a lot of peeyabbah about how actually this pumped out less carbon than just running the AC that came with the car. It seems the one in the car just wasn’t good enough for Mayor Mike.
Two hypocrisies for the price of one! Why wasn’t he just peddling a bicycle down the street, and fanning himself with a recycled piece of paper?
How many times do we have to say this? Every last one of those elite Climate Change alarmists behaves as if he doesn’t believe a single word of the schiff he’s selling us. The whole thing’s just a power grab, with visions of a global government, owned and operated by themselves at our expense, dancing through their heads.
This was going to be an emergency bulletin from Joe Collidge, but he is currently prostrated with fear and unable to write coherently. Also some gym socks he ate for breakfast have disagreed with him.
It seems there’s a growing rumor of giant crabs depopulating islands and dragging whole coastal villages into the deep, all because of Climate Change and Greta Thunberg. Back in 1957, this was cleverly disguised as a science fiction movie. But in 2020, it’s a grim reality.
Or so we’re told. By college professors. So you know it’s got to be true.
Only world government, open borders, and real high taxes can stop the giant crabs.