If you’re skeptical of man-caused global warming, you are like German putschists — Updated

Posted by: Phineas on June 5, 2012 at 4:17 pm

**Posted by Phineas

Don’t look at me like that. I’m not the one who compared rational skepticism about a seriously flawed theory to a Nazi coup d’etat:

…However, not everyone agrees with me on this, and one of my most perceptive critics, David Brin, whose insightful columns on science often appear here in the San Diego Jewish World, too, is one of them….[Brin] ”Especially since the recommendations do not amount to ‘sitting in the dark and shivering while ruining the economy.’ Nobody wants that. Not even hippies. There are prudent measures we could take now, to prevent the worst mass extinction event in 65 million years. ’This is political. It is a putsch by the same Junkers feudal caste that foisted Hitler on the German people… “in order to prevent socialism.” It is a Big Lie campaign by the feudal aristocracy that started and maintained the diaspora for 2000 years’

Umm… New Tone Alert? Godwinning?

Of course, this isn’t the first time skeptics of dangerous man-caused climate change have been accused of being little better than Holocaust-deniers; CBS’ Scott Pelley (1) did that years ago. And besides, it’s kind of a step down: What’s being a genocidal maniac compared to being a traitor to the whole planet?

We Holocaust deniers Jew haters skeptics have our standards, after all.

Unlike, apparently, some best-selling science fiction authors.

via Climate Depot

Footnote:
(1) Have I mentioned that Scott Pelley is a smug, arrogant jackass? Why yes, I believe I have.

UPDATE: To clarify the intent of the title of this post, my sarcasm was not directed at Danny Bloom, the author of the quoted San Diego Jewish World article, but David Brin, the science fiction author, who made a very ill-thought and degrading comparison of climate-change skeptics to backers of an attempted coup by the deeply anti-semitic Nazi Party. I’ve edited the quoted portion to be more precise. I’ve also edited the title to more closely reflect Brin’s words.

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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9 Responses to “If you’re skeptical of man-caused global warming, you are like German putschists — Updated”

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  1. Drew the Infidel says:

    A more accurate comparison would be that between the global warming hoax and the outrageous scientific, political, and social theories under which the Nazis rationalized their mayhem.

  2. Lorica says:

    I cannot see the future and I’m no prophet, but I have seen the future – so to speak — and it’s dank, dark and dystopian.

    Why do these people think they are so smart when such stupid sentences come out of their tiny brains?? Moron, If YOU cannot see the future, and IF YOU are no prophet, then do us all a favor and don’t talk about it.

    Amen Drew!!! There are nazis and racists in this nation and most of them can be found on the left of the political aisle. – Lorica

  3. danny bloom says:

    ferd berple says:
    June 5, 2012 at 7:23 am
    Howard says:
    June 5, 2012 at 3:49 am
    Are skeptics promoting anti-Semitism?
    ===========
    CO2 taxation is global taxation. Population control under another
    name. Practiced by the same people that believe the problem is that
    there are too many people on the planet.

    Their solution was called eugenics. Very popular in the US and Europe
    a century ago, the nation state of Israel was created as a direct
    result.

  4. danny bloom says:

    and btw, i wrote that OPED in the San Diego Jewish World, and I am Jewish, and i never never once said skeptics are promoting antisemitism? i never even mentioned the A word. Marc Morano unethically and unfprofessional twisted my oped inot a cute PR healine fopr his blog saying “Warmist dnny bloom accuses climate denialists of promoting antisemitism?!” and notice he used a qusetion mark first and then follwoed by an excmalation mark. as if to say I really said that. I NEVER DID. please apoloigze sir and correct your blog here. I demand an apology. This is unconcionable what yioyu have written here adn i am now writing a followup OPEd for the new yoprk times and quoting your twisted BLOG here. if yo7u wou;df like to comment as quote in the NYTimes please, pelase contact edtotrs there at public@nytimes.com

  5. danny bloom says:

    i am daniel halevi bloom, and i never said this: ”If you’re skeptical of man-caused global warming, you hate Jews and want them to die”

    in my oped i merely said skeptics will not like the theme of my new book, a novel, titled POLAR CITY RED….i never said anything about hating Jews or wanting them to die.”

    please correct this. the new york Times reporter has your link and name now and is rrepoting this news, email him at Justin Gillis at the Times, or at Andrew Revkin at the Times DOT EARTH blog….you are in big trouble for lying about me. THis is a kind of libel. please correct your headline sir

  6. danny bloom says:

    ”If you’re skeptical of man-caused global warming, you hate Jews and … promoting anti-Semitism and memorializing Adolf Hitler, apparently …”…that was his original headline, you agree iwht hta?

  7. danny bloom says:

    UPDATE: To clarify the intent of the title of this post, my sarcasm was not directed at Danny Bloom, the author of the quoted San Diego Jewish World article, but David Brin, the science fiction author, who made a very ill-thought and degrading comparison of climate-change skeptics to backers of an attempted coup by the deeply anti-semitic Nazi Party. I’ve edited the quoted portion to be more precise.

  8. danny bloom says:

    Marc, Marc, Phineas

    thanks…. but you should know that Mr Brin ‘s remarks were included
    in my OPED and i asked him for a comment and he sent
    me
    that, and i used it as part of my OPED, so you are insulting HIM too.
    he is also Deeply Jewish man……what you did by
    coopying Marc Morano’s headline was WRONG……neither I nor Brin ever
    said skeptics are antisemtic? COME ON

    show some deceny and resepct for David too

    and thanks for understnading me…i am not angry, MARC mroan is my
    friend, but that was a low BLOW, accsuing ME of accusing
    ypu guys of being antisemitic….I NEVER NEVER NEVER ONCE used that
    word ion my OPED

    why did MARC do thjat? i am cING HIM NOW

    ccing him

  9. danny bloom says:

    thank you for new headline, much better and more accurate now, but STILL not really accurate, but this is as close to accureate as we are going to get, so thanks. DANNY, 1949-2032