(Normal service resumes tomorrow. Maybe.)
From Public Secrets Global HQ, wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and many happy surprises under your tree:
UPDATE: Here’s a very interesting article by historian John Steele Gordon on the origins and history of Christmas, including the story of how it came to fall on the end of the Roman holiday of Saturnalia. Smart man, that Pope Liberius: A Brief History of Christmas. (Hint: search the author and title in Google to get past the subscriber wall.)
I realize misanthropy lies at the heart of hardcore environmentalism, but there’s a substantial subset that revels in almost pornographic fantasies of violence against skeptics of anthropogenic global warming and the policies meant to deal with it. First we were treated to a gory video of skeptics exploding.
Now it’s an award-winning graphic novel –approved for use as a Common Core text!– in which terrorists protest Gaia-harming consumerism by wasting some mall Santas:
When is it acceptable for a terrorist to go berserk in a shopping mall and machine gun innocent victims to death?
When it’s all being done for the noble cause of environmentalism, of course!
Such is the take-home message of an award-winning graphic novel which has been praised by a top scientist at the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) as “a marvellous way to convey the knowledge accumulated by our scientific community.” (H/T Marc Morano at Climate Depot)
It has also been recommended by a curriculum developer at the US National Council of Teachers of English as a “rigorous” and “highly expressive” work which will make an “optimal text for students at various levels”. (Naturally, the novel has been deemed Common-Core-compliant too.)
Climate Changed by Philippe Squarzoni shows a beautiful woman called Camille in a supermarket staring down the sights of an automatic rifle at three men dressed in Santa costumes.
“In an energy model based on a vision of demand continually increasing we produce more so we can consume more,” says the caption, disapprovingly.
Luckily, the author has found the perfect solution to this rampant and offensive consumerism, as he demonstrates in the next frames.
The woman opens up, shellcases tumbling, and the screaming Father Christmases are riddled with bullets.
There’s something disturbingly eliminationist about the Left, whether Green save-the-Earth types or those simply fantasizing about killing a president they don’t like. One can’t simply disagree and yell at each other. No, many on the Left, including climate warriors, are so convinced of their righteousness that they want to eliminate their foes altogether, whether by jailing them or even having them executed.
For what it’s worth, I don’t want to eliminate, jail, or execute climate alarmists. I just want them exposed for the fools (often mendacious ones, at that) they are, so that they’ll slink away in embarrassment and stop corrupting science and trying to reduce us all back to a carbon-free poverty.
And I certainly don’t want to blow away Santa.