Friday, March 11, 2011

Japanese Earthquake Caused By Global Warming?

That's what Europe's best and brightest want you to believe. Does it reflect more on how little regard Europe's liberal elite have of the "common man", or is it simply proof that Europe is suffering from a greater "brain drain" then we ever realized?

Representing the European Economic and Social Committee, one Staffan Nilsson gives us this gem:

On behalf of the EESC, I should like to express my sympathy with all the families of the victims in Japan. We stand shoulder to shoulder with all the people now struggling with the unfolding devastating effects of the earthquake in the Pacific region.

....The earthquake and tsunami will clearly have a severe impact on the economic and social activities of the region. Some islands affected by climate change have been hit. Has not the time come to demonstrate on solidarity – not least solidarity in combating and adapting to climate change and global warming? Mother Nature has again given us a sign that that is what we need to do.

Ah...I'm not seeing the connection between atmospheric science and plate tectonics here. But it seems as if Mr. Nilsson is not even trying to make one. It's not about science, or logic, or rationality. It's about a shaman with pseudo-government credentials claiming that the earthquake is a sign and a warning from the Earth gods that we are all in grave danger unless we do exactly as he says, right now...

Like ancient oracles used similar events to call for sacrifices, looting, revolution, and war.

Is it just me, or did European intellect reach its zenith sometime between the 14th and 17th century? The minds of the Renaissance would shudder in horror if they could see the lightweights who have assumed their throne....

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