Ed Driscoll

Displacement Theory Displaced

In his Daily Telegraph column, Tim Blair writes:

GLOBAL warming alarmists actually make a great deal of sense. That is, once you imagine that every time they open their mouths they’re talking not about the environment but about Islamic terrorism.

Put that particular informational adjustment in place and suddenly even Tim Flannery begins sounding wise.

Bob Brown? You’d vote for him in a heartbeat.

And Al Gore’s hard-hitting documentary about the Islamist threat – An Inconvenient Faith – might face the occasional bombing attack, but would otherwise be crucial viewing for those wishing to be informed on the great menace of our age.

Let’s work through several typical greenoid statements to see this process at work, whereby formerly irrational and fear-mongering comments on global warming (confirmed kills: exactly zero) become entirely reasonable and defensible when framed as statements on Islamist terror (confirmed kills: many thousands and counting):

Read the rest.