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Ed Driscoll

The New York Times’ Eliminationist Rhetoric

February 23rd, 2014 - 12:15 pm
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Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

As the Weasel Zippers blog notes today, “UNREAL: NY Times Suggests Killing ‘Climate Change Deniers’… Note the woman in the top right box using an icicle to stab a ‘denier’ in the chest.” I’m embedding the entire page with the New York Times’ logo on it, to make it obvious that the cartoon is appearing on their Website. Click on image above to expand. As the Zippers suggest, take a good look at the right-hand panel. Global warming has made much of the country so cold that the Times is instructing its readers to use giant icicles to bludgeon the non-believers to death.

Before declaring radical environmentalism passé by cashing out last year to Big Oil, Al Gore titled his 2008 book on his global warming obsessions The Assault on Reason — apparently the Times is taking his advice all too literally. According to this Website, the above cartoon is part of a new series that debuts at the start of the year. In their lengthy and once-respectable history, other than reporting on the editorial cartoons of other newspapers, the New York Times has never really been known for cartoons of any sort; after this stillborn attempt at “humor,” they would be advised to reconsider their current experiment.

This past week, as James Delingpole of the London Telegraph noted at the new Breitbart London site, Dr. Roy Spencer, former NASA scientist, now principal scientist at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, has said, “Yeah, somebody pushed my button”:

When politicians and scientists started calling people like me “deniers”, they crossed the line. They are still doing it.

They indirectly equate (1) the skeptics’ view that global warming is not necessarily all manmade nor a serious problem, with (2) the denial that the Nazi’s extermination of millions of Jews ever happened.

Too many of us for too long have ignored the repulsive, extremist nature of the comparison. It’s time to push back.

I’m now going to start calling these people “global warming Nazis”.

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Like the Nazis, they are anti-capitalist. They are willing to sacrifice millions of lives of poor people at the altar of radical environmentalism, advocating expensive energy policies that increase poverty. And if there is a historically demonstrable threat to humanity, it is poverty.

I’m not talking about those who think we should be working toward new forms of energy to eventually displace our dependence of fossil fuels. Even I believe in that; after all, fossil fuels are a finite resource.

I’m instead talking about the extremists. They are the ones who are sure they are right, and who are bent on forcing their views upon everyone else. Unfortunately, the extremists are usually the only ones you hear from in the media, because they scream the loudest and make the most outrageous claims.

Such as murdering those who disagree with them, in the real estate of the best-known newspaper in the world.

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If the NYTimes were ever respectable, it was because we were too uninformed to give them their proper disrespect.

Example: Remember the young woman who was murdered in Queens while the entire neighborhood ignored her. Of course you do. What does this story have to do with the NYTimes? Well, they made it up:

http://nypost.com/2014/02/16/book-reveals-real-story-behind-the-kitty-genovese-murder/

Bankruptcy cannot come soon enough for them.
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Oh for God's sake, not here too! It's an anti-administration cartoon, people, satirizing (very mildly, to be sure) an apparat that is obsessed with "climate change" and skeptics while the economy it's supposed to be looking after crumbles around it. So you have a clueless Commerce PR guy calling the politically incorrect harsh winter an economic triumph (icicle surplus!) and idly daydreaming about killing a climate skeptic (whom he would of course picture as a blowhard with a cigar and call a "denier.") But the target of the joke is the daydreamer -- he has no other answer to what the skeptic says. Yes, it's in the New York Times, yes, the cartoonists are no doubt left-liberals and perhaps warmists when they are at home, but they aren't knee-jerk Obamists, as their first Times cartoon demonstrated:

http://robot6.comicbookresources.com/2014/01/rees-and-kupperman-debut-new-strip-in-new-york-times/

-- and you really have to turn your sense of humor completely off to see this as an endorsement of murder. In fact, it ridicules such knee-jerkism.

Granted, it would be clearer if it funnier. But it would have to be more pointed, and might not get past the NYT editors if it were.
34 weeks ago
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In order:
Sanger
Carson
Mao
Stalin
Hitler
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34 weeks ago
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"Yes, it’s a cartoon, and no person in his right mind is going to see it and be inspired to murder someone he disagrees with"

How odd...isn't a movie supposed to have inflamed Muslims to attack our Embassy, and kill our Ambassador? Seems then that the only possible proper answer here is, "Muslims are not in their right minds."

NOT holding my breath, waiting for the Times or Obama to reconcile the above contradiction.
34 weeks ago
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Like that one in the UK a couple years ago by the 10:10 group?
34 weeks ago
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rbj I was watching the same show and was chilled by the similarity between how Hitler came to power slowly increasing his hold over the government and his use of its power to silence then eliminate his enemies and the actions of the federal government. On the same level? No not yet and that is what gives me the chills the trend in all out use of gov/IRS/DHS/ATF etc as a personal army for The Leader.
34 weeks ago
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We should not be surprised at anything in the Durranty Times.
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The Global Warmists brains have already been stabbed to death.
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Dr. Roy Spencer: "They indirectly equate (1) the skeptics’ view that global warming is not necessarily all manmade nor a serious problem, with (2) the denial that the Nazi’s extermination of millions of Jews ever happened."

Absolute nonsense. Nobody but Spencer is accusing anyone of being a Nazi.
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Au contraire, the meaning of the accusatory "deniers" is unmistakable.
34 weeks ago
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Every time it comes up in conversation, I make global warming into a joke. I'm doing my part to change the narrative.
34 weeks ago
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Al started a hoax which started the whole world thinking they were going to be a frying
But what Al didn’t see was that the joke would end up on he
Oh, no, Al increased his lies which started the whole world laughing
Oh, if he’d only seen that the joke would be on he
34 weeks ago
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Wow, this reads like something from Al Sharpton, making a mountain out of absolutely nothing.

Ed needs us identifying as victims, today and every day!
34 weeks ago
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Of the same clothe as the "no pressure" campaign with exploding school children
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