Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Sammy Wilson agrees with the Pope – on global warming

Sammy Wilson MP MLA is Northern Ireland’s Environment Minister, and he is persuaded that man-made global warming as an ‘hysterical pseudo-religion’. And so he has halted a government advertising campaign – which gave people ‘the impression that by turning off the standby light on their TV they could save the world from melting glaciers and being submerged in 40ft of water’ – denouncing it as ‘insidious propaganda’.

What a breath of fresh air he is among the world’s environment ministers, who all appear to have subscribed to the global gospel of the Ministry of Truth.

Mr Wilson does not doubt that we are experiencing climate change, but is simply of the view that such change has been a cyclical feature throughout the history of planet Earth. He therefore refuses to spend billions of pounds of tax-payers’ hard-earned money on reducing emissions, expanding regulation, strangling businesses and restricting economic freedom in the vain attempt to stop a climate change which cannot be stopped: “Resources should be used to adapt to the consequences of climate change, rather than King Canute-style vainly trying to stop it,” he said.

And he is quite right: no amount of money is ever going to control solar activity, no matter how well-meaning the religious fervour which underpins the theory, or how sincere the fanatical zealots who propagate it. The notion of man-made global warming is a political agenda to deprive people of their liberty, property, and livelihoods. They shall be taxed in their homes, in their cars, on aeroplanes and on trains. They might even be taxed for breathing.

By daring to confront the political hysteria of tree-hugging lobby (to which, alas, all other UK political parties have succumbed), this brave member of the DUP has hit a note of jarring dissonance within his party, in the Northern Ireland Assembly, in the Province, in the United Kingdom, in Europe, in the world and in the universe.

John Woods of ‘Friends of the Earth’ said Mr Wilson was ‘like a cigarette salesman denying that smoking causes cancer’. And the Green Party said he has conveyed a ‘deeply irresponsible message’. But Mr Wilson observes the tactic used by the ‘green gang’ is to label anyone who dares disagree with their view of climate change as ‘some kind of nutcase who denies scientific fact’. They are intolerant of anyone who dares to question their orthodoxy; they revile all who spurn their dogma.

Global warming is sacred writ: it is a modern secular religion.

Is it only faithful Protestants and orthodox Catholics who can perceive this? Have all the middle-ground, 'Third Way' ecumenists sold out to the global zeitgeist?

Sammy Wilson will find a religio-political soul-mate in Pope Benedict XVI. For he too has dared to challenge the orthodoxy of the political aspects of the global warming movement around the world. While Sammy Wilson calls for ‘reasoned debate’, the Pope has also demanded the application of the scientific method to counter the hysteria surrounding the half-baked theories of pseudo-scientists and ignoramuses like Al Gore. The Pope is proving himself to be the defender of the protestants of postmodernity, confronting head-on the climate change ‘prophets of doom’ with the warning that any solutions to global warming ‘must be based on firm evidence and not on dubious ideology’. Truth is not made by consensus.

There is an inexorable spiritual drive to inculcate the population of the world with the worship of Mother Earth, to indoctrinate with the dogma of Gaia, against which the Pope - alone among office-holders - has made a stand against political correctness, effectively declaring in 2007: 'Here I stand. I can do no other. God help me.'

But now he is joined by Sammy Wilson.

Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!


Blogger Jomo said...

It may have escaped your notice but Mr Wilson of the Green Party accused Mr Wilson the DUP Minister of being "a climate change denier."

Why allow free debate when you can accuse anyone who disagrees with you of thought crime.

The links between Mr DUP Wilson and the Pope are closer than either would like to think.

10 February 2009 at 07:58  
Anonymous Voyager said...

If you trace the Green Movement in Germany you can see its origins in the 1920s and how it became incorporated into Nazism. If you look forward you can see how authoritarian its founders as a Green Party like Otto Schily became when he emerged as SPD Interior Minister having earlier been a lawyer for the Baader-Meinhof.

Some later Greens defected to the Neo-Nazis. It is an authoritarian mentality masquerating as therapeutic simply because tHerapy is today's excuse to invade individual liberty and suppress dissent.

Christopher Lasch had several books on such themes - but Revolt of the Elites and Culture of Narcissism are both worthy of being read

10 February 2009 at 08:13  
Anonymous Gnostic said...

Sammy Wilson has set himself up as a political apostate. How long he keeps his job or he finds himself gagged will be telling.

Sammy isn't alone in his convictions. Many people have seen how the global warming fiction is nothing more than a blunt instrument for the Treasury.

10 February 2009 at 08:26  
Anonymous tiberswimmer said...

Your Grace, I suspect the ultimate goal of the green agenda is actually population control through the promotion of abortion.

10 February 2009 at 08:32  
Blogger Timothy Belmont said...

Sammy and His Holiness: Gawd help us! Odd bed-fellows indeed.

10 February 2009 at 08:34  
Blogger an ex-apprentice said...

And this man is an Environment Minister?

How did he slip through the net?

Hallelujah! Miracles will never cease. An Environment Minister with a brain! What will they think of next?

10 February 2009 at 09:06  
Anonymous Stop Common Purpose said...

A most excellent article, Your Grace.

I wonder if they will get round to putting people in prison for being man-made climate change deniers.

10 February 2009 at 09:16  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your Grace could you, or one of your more computer literate readers, please put up a link so we may send our support to Mr Wilson. Thank you

10 February 2009 at 09:29  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Temperatures of -14 in Scotland!
Global warming!. Baloney.

10 February 2009 at 09:32  
Anonymous Gnostic said...

Sammy Wilson's website.


10 February 2009 at 09:33  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like apples of gold in pictures of silver...a word spoken in season; how good it is.

e.g. Sammy Wilson telling the ludicrous priests of Gaia to shove off with their gobs****.

10 February 2009 at 10:27  
Blogger it's either banned or compulsory said...

Sammy Wilson will soon start backtracking once the righteous get their knives out for him.

10 February 2009 at 11:09  
Anonymous Alexandrian said...

Have all the middle-ground, 'Third Way' ecumenists sold out to the global zeitgeist?

Come, come, your grace. The very definition of a middle-ground, 'Third Way' ecumenist is "someone who has sold out to the zeitgeist."

10 February 2009 at 11:26  
Anonymous non mouse said...

Gnostic and It's either banned...

It's a rare soul who will withstand 'spiritual murder'; and/or the 'spiritual rack and thumbscrews'.

So if he has a family and a reputation to worry about, I say let's not hold our breath.

10 February 2009 at 13:16  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Earth Mother,
Papa on his throne ,
A perfect couple I would say.

10 February 2009 at 13:34  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

“Resources should be used to adapt to the consequences of climate change, rather than King Canute-style vainly trying to stop it,” he said.

Too true!

An end to Glabalization and mass immigration, combined with healthy living environs are whats needed to compliment mother earth issues.

This should also be factored into his equations when dealing with the green incumbents.

10 February 2009 at 14:00  
Blogger Gerv said...

But Mr Wilson observes the tactic used by the ‘green gang’ is to label anyone who dares disagree with their view of climate change as ‘some kind of nutcase who denies scientific fact’. They are intolerant of anyone who dares to question their orthodoxy; they revile all who spurn their dogma.

Funny; I've observed that a tactic used by the 'denial gang' is to label anyone who dares disagree with their view of climate change as 'fanatical zealots' with a 'religious fervour'. But I'm sure such ad hominem tactics would never be used on a blog as august as this one.

Your Grace leaves the impression that no amount of scientific evidence will ever convince him that climate change is a reality, merely because of the secular world's reaction to the news. That would be a logical fallacy of the first order. Just because climate change is used as an excuse to extend the power of the state doesn't mean it doesn't exist. Both real and manufactured crises can be turned to that end; the fact that a crisis is being so used does not classify it as one or the other.


10 February 2009 at 14:14  
Blogger ultramontane grumpy old catholic said...

This common sense makes me feel good this morning, Your Grace.

Last week we had hysterical maunderings of Sir Jonathon Porrit (Baronet) advocating abortion and contraception to keep the population down.

I wonder whether Sir Jonathon Porrit (Baronet) has contemplated further items on his green agenda for example offering free vasectomies for white males with a DAB radio to compensate, following the policies of Sanjay Ghandi in the 70's or advocating heterosexual sodomy as put forward by Marie Stopes et al in the 20's. Perhaps he doesn't yet feel the time is right.

10 February 2009 at 14:26  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At last, a government minister saying what is obvious to many of us. Greg Clarke, and indeed other UK shadow ministers, should meet him as soon as possible.

10 February 2009 at 14:33  
Blogger Forlornehope said...

I read your Grace's article on this subject with some regret. His Holiness's remarks were rather more nuanced than you describe. His main concern was that the costs of protecting the environment should be justly distributed and not prove a burden to those least able to bear them. His emphasis on the importance of proper scientific study is the traditional position of the Church. The case of Galileo was, as you are aware, a glaring exception rather than a typical example.

On every occasion when I have followed up the evidence cited against the theory of emission induced global warming, it has been most unsatisfactory. A recent post my Melanie Phillips on this subject led to data, which simply demonstrated a lack of understanding of basic mathematics on her part.

The conclusion that I have reached is that there is indeed a conspiracy. Iranian, Saudi and Russian interests are desperate to keep the west, literally, over a barrel. By presenting the political argument as coming from a right-wing libertarian position, they have cunningly disguised their position. There is no greater threat to these powers than that of the industrialised world moving to a low carbon economy.

It is a disappointment to see your Grace included among the useful idiots on this subject.

10 February 2009 at 15:37  
Anonymous It's A Tax Scam, the Greens are Reds. said...

The Global Warming myth is obviously a Tax Scam, I mean do you solve Landfill Problems, Road Congestion and CO2 emmissions with mass immigration,

Quite Obviously not,

But you will increase the Tax revenue if you can come up with an agenda that the world population can be shamed into supporting, how can you not want to save polar bears.

Global McDoom is now proposing to suck this trace gas ( which constitutes a mere 0.03% of the atmoshphere ) known as CO2 out of the Atmosphere using Carbon Capture technologies, which will of course have to be paid for by our fuel bills.

I wish someone could inform Our Politicians that, even if global Warmimng were a problem, we already have Carbon capture Technologies

They are called ' Trees'

I'd like to suggest that we stop Mass mass immigration, the Indigenous population have around 1.8 children per couple, this is Less than replacement levels, when you consider the 6 Million abrotions Westminster has presided over and their plans to Sterilise British Schoolgirls.
A sensible population and planting Billions of beautiful trees.
Would solve many problems and give our children a more beautiful country to inherit and manage.

Similarly, Bio fuels, I used to run my diesel car on Veg oil bought straight from Tecos as 50p per litre.

With a sensible population figure we could have a sensible balance between growing food and oil to secure fuel security in this country.
Of course, the Petrochems and the One Worlders do not want countries having the ability toi be independant of their Globalist cancer.
This would help our beleguerd farming community.

Hence, as long as we have these One Worlders in Parliament, they will continue to disarm us of our Sovereignty and independance by pushing this false science.

The Great Global Warming Swindle

More on the global Warming Tax Scandal on this site, Bottom Left.


10 February 2009 at 16:21  
Blogger Ayrdale said...

Sir, I have distributed your post to the green zealots here (downunder) as well as continuing an online joust with them.

They may come calling...

11 February 2009 at 00:38  
Anonymous Nelson said...

Your Grace.
At last a politician with a brain who dares to speak out against the status quo. I'd buy him a pint of Guiness any day. It's a pity he wasn't around when Darwin started HIS old rubbish.

11 February 2009 at 00:50  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sammy Wilson is an expert on Global warming . His scientific experiment to test outside temperature involved stripping naked and running through a forest in his birthday suit.Very scientific Sammy.
Hoe low has this country sunk when such corner boys are promoted into government postions to share power with mass murderers.

11 February 2009 at 10:51  
Blogger The Penguin said...

I love the Cnut analogy.

The Penguin

11 February 2009 at 19:47  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really don't understand the argument that the man-made global warming theory is a tax wheeze. Why would a government want to cripple its economy by curtailing energy usage and switching to more expensive (renewable) energy sources? Surely more tax could be raised from a population that used more fossil fuel, not less.
But then I suppose this is a blog about belief, and not about truth.

16 February 2009 at 00:22  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ever noticed car tax rising?
Fuel tax rising?
Petrol tax rising?
etc, etc,

16 February 2009 at 07:33  
Blogger Gerv said...

Fuel tax and petrol tax are the same thing. And if your car doesn't emit much CO2, your car tax may well have fallen.

Anyway, if the total tax take isn't rising (much) because other tax receipts are going down (e.g. due to slowing economy) then how can it be a tax wheeze?

16 February 2009 at 13:58  

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