Will The German Floods Be Attributed To Climate Change?

Long and heavy rainfalls have flooded Germany over the weekend. The most affected areas are the states Rhineland-Palatinate and North-Rhine Westphalia (NRW). 170 deaths have been confirmed, but many people are still missing. Naturally the politicization of the events is slow because even the most reckless players have an incentive not to appear too reckless and unconcerned about the plight of the people on the ground. But slowly media articles dribble down suggesting that this flood is a manifestation of the omnipresent man-made climate change. The New York Times offers additional humidity in warmer air as a reasoning. German magazine Focus expects ‘permanent rain and droughts’ to come. Both. Not much effort goes into sorting the logic out and to educate the public. In fact the New York Times mentioned explanation was crammed into a single sentence. Their readers are supposed to do all the education on their own.
[Sources in the descriptin box.]

We Must Talk About Lindsay Ellis (Film Critic)

Of course, we need not, but I want to discuss a prominent feature of her mind and the political ramification thereof: she’s extremely strong in associative thinking.

I explain in the video what it is, the weaknesses of it and how it can be manipulated more easily than rational thinking. Please, note that I don’t say that she were lacking rational thinking. I’m just contrasting the two modes and say that chains of associations from anything and everything to Hitler is the basis of our era’s cultural mind. That cultural mind, I argue, is suffering and we see a decline of quality of public conversations, a drop in, what I would like to dub public IQ or public intelligence.

[I’m unhappy with the audio quality of my recording. I guess, the microphone was changed for the built-in one before I noticed it.]

The War Over Big Oil (Shell, Exxon and Chevron)

On Wednesday, May 26th, our economy was dealt a major blow. The oil industry came under attack at three neural points at once. Royal Dutch Shell lost an absurd court case in the Netherlands, Exxon got two of their directors ousted from their executive board and Chevron committed to reducing the consumption of their own product. All of the three blows were delivered by hysteric climate activists.

The Dutch court referred to Shell’s obligation to the government’s ‘Climate Plan’ to reduce CO2 emissions, including ‘Scope 3 emissions.’ Scope 3 stands for the consumption of fossil fuels. The court demands that the business seeks to change the behaviour of their customers with the effect of lowering the demand for its own product.

On the same day Chevron’s shareholders (stockholders in US English) voted on their general convention to cut said Scope 3 emissions voluntarily. Other climate policy moves were only voted down narrowly with 52% (rejections and abstentions).

Meanwhile, Exxon lost two of its executives during it’s own general convention. Activist Hedge Fund ‘Engine No. 1’ led a ‘proxy fight’ to ‘harness the power of capitalism.’ They managed to get large investors such as Black Rock, D.E.Shaw, CalPERS, CalSTRS and the NY State Common Retirement Fund behind their move. Proxy advisory firms ISS and Glass Lewis helped organise the support for the placement of environmentalists right on the executive board of Exxon.

Sources:
Forbes, Reuters, Houston Chronicle, Bloomberg, MSN, LA Times, gizmodo, court verdict, engine no.1, Dutch climate law
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The Great Reset Is Bloody Bonkers!

While we still struggle with the very real consequences of the Covid-19 epidemic and our responses to it, our elites think ahead already. John Kerry (US special envoy for climate) and Ursula von der Leyen (President of the EU Commission) are on record portraying your struggles as a ‘chance’ or as an ‘opportunity.’ They gave their two cents at the World Economic Forum which pushes the Great Reset.

And while this sounds just as callous as they are, they have really only arrived at the logical end of their ideology. Your life must be reset unless you want to continue living with all your “wrong” decisions. In the eyes of the all-truth-hogging elites, people who wish to conserve their “backward” lifestyles do this for one or more of the following four reasons.
1. They are dumb.
2. They are crazy.
3. They are evil.
4. They are dependent on the false paths taken in the past.

At the first glance the only-good-no-bad choices like ‘green’, ‘renewable’ or ‘clean’ energy are only refused by monsters. After all there can be no discussion of negative effects of various technologies. They are perfect. And some left-wingers have spent decades finding the villains in soulless corporations, inanimate objects only frequented by people with jobs. The soul of the world is already bound in trees, nature and the planet.

But some left-wingers have found clemency in the concept of “path dependency.” It suggests that the change to the only-good-no-bad option were too big. Now, with costs running out of control anyway, their opportunity has come to convert the benevolent, yet previously stubborn, to pure perfection.

Meanwhile the underlying current is speeding up. The reassurance of the left that the time for only-good-no-bad options has come can be read in innumerable international treaties and, if you are German like the organiser of the World Economic Forum and the mastermind of the Great Reset, you hear it literally everywhere and all the time. And it concentrates itself in one word: sustainability.

What is in a word? A rose is a rose is a … For Elisabeth Wehling at the linguistics department of Cal in Berkeley, the answer is ‘framing.’ Framing is the emotional content a word has outside of its pure verbatim meaning. Sustainability (and far more broadly in use right now: the German equivalent ‘Nachhaltigkeit’) is a propaganda term designed to make you feel safe and well just when you are expected to consent. In German TV commercials, TV shows, news casts and other media products the word is increasingly replacing the words ‘good’, ‘permanent’, ‘lasting’, ‘safe’, ‘robust’ and ‘positive.’ Parallel to that, the new word is constantly dropped around left-wing and environmentalist policies and lifestyle choices. This is classical conditioning. The new word ‘sustainable’ is that sweet organic-flour applepie and immigration. The legions of people who don’t entertain weighing arguments for and against a choice is growing. And a solid portion still identify the first three possible reasons why you don’t agree: asininity, madness and evil.

Additionally the old ghosts of anti-Capitalism are rising from their tombs. The World Economic Forum seeks to revive the aged and almost forgotten discussion about ‘stakeholder value.’ This is the notion that businesses should not only care about money (pronounce ‘only’ with utter disdain), but also immaterial goods such as happiness of the workers, cleanliness of the ponds and the wishes of other interested parties, ominously called ‘stakeholders.’ While, at first glance, everybody agrees on the basic idea of kindness to women, blacks, customers, gays, borrowers and other potential stakeholders of a given enterprise, the notion is operated primarily as an excuse for external involvements. One face of this is the current diversity management swamp bogging Western corporations.

The Great Reset would be a lame duck if the only-good-no-bad option were merely about organic flour freeing us from our sin of baking with ordinary flour. The pepper is the professed urgency of the climate change. When Greta Thunberg started as a child, we had 12 years to go until the point of no return. The Swedish pro-panic activist is now at an age at which Britney Spears had already preserved her virginity with Justin Timberlake and I have no idea what clock the left is counting down right now. But the idea of utmost urgency is still at the heart of their mission.

The discussion of the urgency of the climate change is fundamental to understand what changes a society must accept, but such discussions have no place in a good-good-sustainable-good world.

The mentioned video about the EU-750-bn-Euro embezzlement in the name of covid aid.

sources:
https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/06/now-is-the-time-for-a-great-reset/
https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/11/the-great-reset-building-future-resilience-to-global-risks
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Wikipedia Bias – The Example of Naomi Seibt

Wikipedia is biased. Water is wet. Nothing new under the sun. Still, I want to present a particularly egregious example.

Naomi Seibt is a talented Youtuber who graduate from College (actually the German equivalent ‘Gymnasium’) at only sixteen years of age. Whilst still in school she competed successfully in widely respected maths and physics competitions, winning second and first place respectively.

Wikipedia, though, paints her differently, very differently, you know…Nazi.

But, of course, this is not the word they used. The innuendo game is well-known already. Random voices are quoted that accuse her of ‘white nationalism’ and ‘antisemitism.’ Outright lies are included. Her poem ‘Sometimes I Keep Silent’ were about ‘nationalism’ when the title already says what it is actually about: the silence.
(Here is the link to her poem. Use an automated translation tool of your choice if you wish.)

One big inspiration of hers is Stefan Molyneux.
– You mean the Canadian Youtuber?
Thank you for asking. I’m not sure because on Naomi Seibt’s Wikipedia entries, both the English and the German one, he is also a “Nazi.” She also “dismisses” the allegations that she were a “puppet” of the right wing. How dare you! The Heartland Institute, where she worked, is described as pseudo-scientific. And the culprit behind our lack of scientific knowledge is also found: the old white man.

Note: You found Naomi’s channel here. Youtube has banned it.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeYSlCaX1PheCaqxN7u2klw

My video on Correct!v, the obsessive media outlet trying to dig up dirt on her, is here:

Correct!v – The German Snopes

Conservative news blog “Tichys Einblick” (TE) has just lost a court case against Correct!v, the German equivalent of Snopes. The facebook partner attached themselves on TE’s facebook post to claim that not 500 scientists wrote an open letter against climate change hysteria. They argue that retired scientists aren’t scientists and have no expertise whatsoever to speak about the science here. Research in pharmacy companies and other institutions does also not qualify scientists as scientists, says Correct!v. But who is Correct!ve, anyway?

sources:
https://www.tichyseinblick.de/tichys-einblick/correctiv-wenn-faktencheck-zur-propaganda-wird/ (also following the links from there)
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Merkel’s Employers Day Speech – The Social Market Economy

Angela Merkel’s speech to the Employers Day (Arbeitgebertag) is the perfect opportunity to dive into the collectivist, welfare-addled mindset that cripples our country. Her aggregation of power is centered around making “representatives” of various demographics chummy with one another at the cost of those who they supposedly represent. Merkel regards continental Europe as a system between capitalist America and the communist China. Between the hand-out grabbers and the cold competition, she sees the “challenges” of our time sandwiched: digitalisation and climate change. Both challenges must – of course – be tackled top-down and with an iron fist.

The original speech in German.

The Wikipedia article about employers associations:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Employers%27_organization

Additional reading:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confederation_of_German_Employers%27_Associations
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Organization_for_Standardization
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Electrotechnical_Commission

More Germans Fear Climate Change than Terrorism

 

A new survey ahead of the national election in September shows Germans are more concerned about the future state of the environment than they are about more headline-grabbing topics like terrorism or the refugee crisis.

via More Germans fear climate change than terrorism, poll shows — The Local