Thursday, March 08, 2007
Via Matt Drudge: It seems that no aspect of our daily lives is regarded as off-limits as an opportunity to spread global warming hysteria. First, it was sex, and now it's spectator sports, of all things.
Sports Illustrated has just run a lengthy article that incorrectly treats global warming as an uncontested fact and calls for immediate adoption of the "solution" advocated by the socialist/anti-technology left.
The article itself, standard leftist agitprop, is not especially noteworthy, except for where it appears and for the fact that it unintentionally strikes a sports theme with the very first "expert" it trots out, "Gators fan" Bill McKibben:
"There are many important environmental battles to be fought," says Bill McKibben, the Vermont-based writer, activist and passionate cross-country skier. "But if we lose this one -- which we're doing -- none of the others matter. It's crunch time." [last bold added]Bill McKibben? A "Vermont-based writer", eh? Oh, that must be the same Bill McKibben who wrote The End of Nature -- the one George Reisman quotes in "The Toxicity of Environmentalism" as saying the following.
While Mr. Graber openly wishes for the death of a billion people, Mr. McKibben, the author he reviewed, quotes with approval John Muir's benediction to alligators, describing it as a "good epigram" for his own, "humble approach": "'Honorable representatives of the great saurians of older creation, may you long enjoy your lilies and rushes, and be blessed now and then with a mouthful of terror-stricken man by way of a dainty!'" [bold added]"Crunch time", indeed, Mr. McKibben!
So when you see which team Bill McKibben is rooting for in Sports Illustrated, just remember that when he says, "we", he means the Gators. Not the Florida Gators, but the ones in the wild, and remember what he wants to happen to you.
And then ask yourself whether using his playbook is really such a good idea.