arrogance, dogma, ignorance …

I feared using this title again, first used and quoting the late Jacob Bronowski a video clip embedded here a few months ago. Yet silly pipsqueaks from their trashy world have shamed themselves in their arrogance, dogma and ignorance.

With those MAGA hats I think this was a put-up job, the young men themselves allowing themselves to be ‘led on’ exactly as what happened in 1930’s Germany with Hitler Youth, 1960’s China with licensed vandals ie Red Guards. There was always a conscious brand identity and gang mentality to reinforce their stupidity, their arrogance, dogma and ignorance.

https://www.vox.com/2019/1/19/18189668/white-students-maga-gear-harass-native-elders

Why do people not strive to learn, to study, to do better, to live a cleaner life?  Is modern life so trashy they cannot understand or respect the life trials of others?  Skill, the ability to undertake a less than easy task is so very undervalued and increasingly pointless by swathes of society. As if clicking a few keys is seen as an achievement !

Its so sad accumulated history and experience seems to be near absent; as a sick joke from ‘above’ that mankind will always struggle to make a good job of itself. My commiseration to the venerable tribal elder.

trump has rendered viable the worst in human nature. He is much cleverer than he seems, much more intuitive and street savvy (and nasty). Realise his affiliation and adoration of Roy Cohn. Just as with Hitler and Mao with his ‘Red Guards’ he gives license to reckless vandals and thugs.

Another example … I  have new neighbours in rented property  next door and they too are proving themselves to be trashy ie front lawn increasingly messy, utterly no connection with the soil or making an effort, garden spiralling downhill, trashy limited so-called lives begetting more of the same ad infinitum. I know lots, can help them, have made effort to connect, nope they will see me as anachronistic, just an old man next door. How misinformed they are!!! We are seeing the product of four generations of tv and of a web centred life with little beyond. Tut tut.

 

postscript … Heres my original post utilising the words of Jacob Bronowski as the title. Never more have these words and such insight of Dr Bronowski been more vital in trying to see truth and morality in the dark times of the conman trump and his accomplices in their denial of truth, the facts, democracy, equality and equal rights for everyone.

https://wordpress.com/post/climate-change-briefing.com/946

 

f … for Fake ?

I started a facebook account a few days ago (which I have mothballed) and already knew it was a jumble of nonsense as any form of blogging platform; the local tie-in unwanted was an irritation as were ads which screamed ‘fake’.

An hour or more of my life wasted. Compounded by several logins foiled and insisting on a pic of myself log in after log in.  Needless to say it was a random piece of junk submitted.

But ….WTF !

facebook is a crappy cluttered trivial to extreme piece of junk. Yet think of all the lovely analytics it provides. Quite obscene. Life was never meant for such up the arse triviality called facebook. Or surveillence called facebook.

My reason for this post is the irony of trump endlessly hurling the insult FAKE to the Free Press ie journalists of acumen and hard effort yet when it comes to the fakery and nonsense of facebookhis little helper to election – he is silent. We can now see the extent of Russian manipulation via facebook. I’m sorry to say that I don’t hold Zuckerberg in any positive esteem.

 

 

Essential listening…

This is a good vid, straight into the nitty gritty … the stupidity of trump, the urgency of climate change, the arrogance and blind refusal of the GOP to accept climate change being real and the problem is here right now … notice Noam Chomsky tells us of the obscene roll-back of USA Emmisions Laws … they admit they don’t care and it ‘doesn’t matter’ ….. the bar is set so low now that people are limboing in the mud itself.

 

Climate change discussion.

Just found this … https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-35068-1

… its in nature.com so it has validity.

With the temp rise, the loss of diatoms and the loss of coral (erroneously in my opinion termed ‘bleaching) the bryozoans fail, die because the microscopic partners have gone. Therefore to paraphrase trump … “Who would have known invisible things could be so complicated” … yup!

I got the link above from arctic-news … makes for the grimmest reading, but I’m glad its there. As I’ve learnt and repeated for the life of this blog the past year it is the sledge hammer threat from the thawing subsea methane that will stop the pendulum of life. Its a fact, its elementary observation and realisation, things as yet hardly seen that we cannot get politicians or the IPCC to take heed; the latter as generally acknowledged by climate-savvy scientists to be a report twenty years behind; witness the fact that the IPCC does not even recognise or factor in the importance of arctic methane release which in fact will be the death of us all.

Yet can we get ‘the man in the street’ to ponder on these things, to think a little bit more ???

Go back to my post half a year ago ‘making a model of planet Earth’ we are in fact a habitable zone of a wet cigarette paper placed on a childs 8inch football. Thats all we have and so hence our habitable layer is ultra sensitive to change, is staggeringly interconnected in all climate systems, jet stream, oceanic waterflow, gulf stream, accelerated melting of Greenland ad infinitum …  never mind the fun down in the Antarctic.

http://arctic-news.blogspot.com/

http://arctic-news.blogspot.com/2019/01/global-extinction-within-18-34-months.html

Please note I always have my radar turned on for either plain simple crackpot sites or sites designed to mislead or render a subject as ‘nuts’ ie misinformation. Beware that general media can be ‘loaded’ in this respect. My own beef being bbc radio news r4 being so un-crtical of trump and their choice of words actually sounding to support him or serve him up in the best light. That is what I think is the value of my blog, quality material.

postscript …. we may as well have the video from the latest arctic-news, it makes a valuable contribution.

 

Its just hit me, this year I cannot recall seeing the little hoverflies that used to be so prevalant at my local nature reserve the ‘pit heap’.

In five years time will I be able to see any honeybees, any pied flycatchers here in the UK ?? … I think the answer will be negative.

Comparing what trump says to reality …

Theres nothing clever about what I’m posting here, its for anyone that cares to read it, easily found,  primarily tonight its for me to see what are the facts as compared to the jumble of nonsense that emanates from the White House ie a few hours before the tv speech to the Nation. donalds words are not merely nonsense but hard clever spin to work a dark magic, a nasty magic. It is indeed a sad retrograde world we live in, or more exactly a retrograde White House that journalists continually have to fact check anything with a trump tag attached and continually every time find the BS has to be corrected. Yet the Chief Spewer of Misinformation as is typical of the present time is in fact a total fake, an insult he prefers to lobb at the Free Press when in fact he is the guilty culprit.

Nice reading, aligns the facts, injects some reality …

https://edition.cnn.com/politics/live-news/trump-speech-shutdown-border/index.html

Deeply misleading is a term used further down the page at CNN re the misinformation being promoted from no. 1600 ….  yes trump and Pence can certainly be guilty of that; continually and with vigour.

 

 

Postscript a day later; I find it hard to believe there are people still hanging around to be part of the nonsense trump White House. Last nights broadcast to the Nation was a web of lies and mis-truth, thank goodness for the journalists to check all this.  For someone supposedly ‘so adept’ (NO) at tv…  donalds chat must have appeared as the most crass stilted moronic item of propaganda conceivable. I feel sorry for  impressionable old folk, dementia patients etc that now must be haunted by crazed hammer wielding fiends from across the border. I think however the real threat as always an inversion of what he says is in fact donald himself. Without any shred of doubt we can now see ‘wheres he’s coming from’ …..

Thers lots of border wall already for two legged hammer weilding assailants, sufficient. But surely donalds forgotten the airports, lorries, cargo, containers, freight?

Light relief … heres donald signing blank paper …. https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-might-have-tweeted-a-photo-of-himself-signing-a-blank-bill-government-shutdown-2018-12?r=US&IR=T

Climate and species loss …

I had been wondering if google had been channelling me away from the likely material I search for.  I don’t know … never mind heres information we need to be sure to read and digest.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2019-01-06/bulloak-jewel-butterfly-ant-mistletoe-a-web-woven-across-species/10477430

http://arctic-news.blogspot.com/2019/01/the-gathering-climate-storm-and-media-cover-up.html

People / ornery folk get tired of yet another news story as ‘climate change’ as if the subject is just part of the usual round of news items. As David Attenborough and many others point out it is ecological and planetary survival. These observers are professionals, of decades of experience. General mass civilisation IF it  continues is undergoing a complete mangling and deformation, squeezed like at no other time since we have walked upright. Already the cascade of heating, drought, ice loss, mass extinction is in slo-mo action to our eyes but realise geologically its supersonically rapid compared to any other epoch. No other epoch was industrialised and burnt / converted carbon and polluted as we have. Now it is a major re-jig of a vast array of interconnected feedback systems. Oceans are dying, food chains are being eliminated, witness diatoms a particular interest of mine.

Over Christmas we had several news stories re space exploration, furthest object, dark side of the moon etc and this seems so stupid when its here on this planet we need to focus energy and resources like at no other time, a hundred fold any Manhattan Project. I fear what we need to do will never happen. Only if this was a ‘declared war’ would the response be moving ahead at any where near the required level of urgency and application.

I look around, we still see gas guzzling commuters in SUVs, needless use of electricity, affluent massive desire for beef production, huge amount of air traffic. All could be trimmed. But are many people making an effort? Crass inept needless reasons to consume electricity such as bitcoin need curtailed.

Here in northern England I can see fine well the water table is much reduced, we just don’t get the rain. Yes, reservoirs fill up but I rate that as surface water.

I’ve always had the problem in life that its v difficult to get the information I want, the conversation.

Note the IPCC is living in a twenty year time lag from real world events and reactions. Much emasculated, much subjective.

Chemtrails obscure the suns energy for crops and universal vitality. The aluminium is causing organic growers big problems. A years observation and chemtrails can take several forms:-

  • west coast flight path to drift eastward next day,
  • multiple build up of an intense corridor,
  • chemtrail activity above an obscuring lower cloud level.
  • random.

 

(trump)

How we will detest that name, that term in years to come. Synonymous with confusion and backward progress unique to trump.

Huffing and puffing, endlessly faking it, a low-down rotten-useless pantomime dame, everything including any mindful consideration reduced to a tiny dollop of a minute or two; the ultimate tv manipulator.

He is wasting the time of America and the world. I’ve met kids like him at school, what he has should have been thrashed out of him sixty years ago.

Recently a pointless grossly expensive charade to Iraq to not meet one Iraqi, turning it into mindless brainless selfies and MAGA hats. And the carbon footprint!

Now he wants to eject controls re pollution for coal burning. HOW UTTERLY out of step.

But he’s not as stupid as he seems, his progress has been to hammer a carefully graded wedge into the heart of America. To rive friends, families, towns regions into polarized camps. Wow, no-one even thought two years ago a cardboard tv reality actor could or would have achieved such devastation. He had prostitutes urinate on a bed in Russia, his own grave will be pissed on freely.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/dec/29/donald-trump-impeachment-congress-house-senate

trump is strangling democracy, twisting a tourniquet on free thinking, stamping a jackboot onto the throats of the needy, he does nothing but create anxiety, set neighbour against neighbour.  And very clever at it too !

 

 

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