Monday, December 3, 2018

New World Odor

RIP President Bush I
One who spoke of the "new world order" and "a kinder, gentler, nation"  passed away recently (President George H.W. Bush).

Our current replacement criticized President Bush for saying that.

Our current president who would rather have a "new world odor" and a meaner, despotic nation instead of a new world order, is climate change denier in chief, The "only I can do it" Don (The Shapeshifters of Bullshitistan, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15).

President Bush (RIP) was president when Dr. James Hansen, in 1988, revealed the dangerous waters ahead of us due to civilization's use of fossil fuels.

The reaction President Bush had was to work with congress to pass a law that I have blogged about (Government Climate Change Report, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11).

The latest report (Fourth National Climate Assessment) is out now:
"Since we first understood climate change in the 1970s from studying Venus’ and Earth’s atmospheres in detail, humans in the developed world have been too slow, too stupid and too late."
(New Government Report On Climate Change -- Will It Matter?). The "Forbes" contributor does not seem to think it will matter (Sarah Huckabee Sanders: Climate change report 'not based on facts').

Anyway, in the first post of that series about that law I wrote:
"The report's focus was mandated by legislation of the U.S. Congress, and was signed into law by President George H. W. Bush in 1990.

The law specified that major reports were to be produced periodically (Global Climate Change Research Act).

A recent Dredd Blog post (Oil-Qaeda: The Indictment) indicates that Oil-Qaeda soon thereafter began to spend mega-bucks to deceive the public about global warming induced climate change.

Oil-Qaeda started the global warming denier movement to deny that global warming is caused by the use of fossil fuels which are now known to be "addictive." [see also Smoke & Fumes]"
(Government Climate Change Report, ~6 yrs ago). What has happened to the GOP in the years since is obvious to a few (Once Upon A Time In The West - 2).

Historically, this is the path taken in some 26 earlier civilizations where a minority of the populace becomes demented, then follows a demented leader into tyranny:
But always TCS is primarily the population segment diagnosed as a despotic minority which the once most-often-quoted historian, Toynbee, fingered as one of the members of the trinity of extinction that he found in all civilizations that were about to become very successful at becoming extinct:
That something is the dementia that produces and ends up in suicide:
"In other words, a society does not ever die 'from natural causes', but always dies from suicide or murder --- and nearly always from the former, as this chapter has shown."
(A Study of History, by Arnold J. Toynbee). There is no cure for the final symptom of that group dementia, there is only prevention by way of avoiding it altogether in the first place.

The components of that group dementia were pointed out in an encyclopedia piece concerning that historian quoted above:
"In the Study Toynbee examined the rise and fall of 26 civilizations in the course of human history, and he concluded that they rose by responding successfully to challenges under the leadership of creative minorities composed of elite leaders. Civilizations declined when their leaders stopped responding creatively, and the civilizations then sank owing to the sins of nationalism, militarism, and the tyranny of a despotic minority. Unlike Spengler in his The Decline of the West, Toynbee did not regard the death of a civilization as inevitable, for it may or may not continue to respond to successive challenges. Unlike Karl Marx, he saw history as shaped by spiritual, not economic forces" ...
(Encyclopedia Britannica, emphasis added). The show stopper, in terms of remedy, in this type of group dementia is that it is a contagious dementia.
(Etiology of Social Dementia - 18). That particular "minority" is not a racial or ethnic minority, rather, it is primarily composed of a destructive suicidal trance (Choose Your Trances Carefully, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8).
(Arrested Development: The Creep State). Our culture is composed, now, of the toxins of power that habitually destroy nations and civilizations (Hypothesis: The Cultural Amygdala - 2).
(When You Are Governed By Psychopaths - 8; cf. How To Identify The Despotic Minority).

A new world order would be better than a new world odor.

"They say everything can be replaced ..."

1 comment:

  1. "Tackling climate change could save millions of lives" (link)