|James Hansen Wants to Save Earth|
By Killing America
I suppose there should be a modicum of gratitude offered to the good doctor, since he has tipped the hand of the warming alarmist crowd and their desire to wreak havoc on our economy. However, since my little corner of the blogosphere is one of the few places where such an admission will be exposed, I doubt that much will ever come of it.
ABC News will certainly never "out" James Hansen or his despicable plans for America with the aid of the Communist Chinese. More likely, they will champion his cause as somehow righteous in the face of the knuckle-dragging deniers who consider him to be a kook. What troubles me, however, is that he will also be not only ignored for his seditious op-ed in a Chinese paper, but he will never be paid a visit by the agencies responsible for protecting American interests and sovereignty.
There have been dopey entertainers who have traveled abroad in the past for the purpose of bashing America as self aggrandizement, and while that is still deplorable, it is largely meaningless and dismissible. When an alleged expert who makes his living by the grace of the American taxpayer as an agent of the Federal government does it, it carries some weight, at least in the eyes of our enemies.
Part of Hansen's diatribe in a Chinese publication stated the following:
"After agreement with other nations, e.g., the European Union, China and these nations could impose rising internal carbon fees. Existing rules of the World Trade Organization would allow collection of a rising border duty on products from all nations that do not have an equivalent internal carbon fee or tax.
The United States then would be forced to make a choice. It could either address its fossil-fuel addiction ... or ... accept continual descent into second-rate and third-rate economic well-being."As Patrick J. Michaels of The Washington Times correctly points out, "The WTO, in fact, has not 'ruled' that it can impose environmental tariffs of any kind, much less those of such magnitude that they would destroy the world's largest economy." Nevertheless, Hansen makes the assertion, and disciples of the myth of AGW believe it, completely oblivious to the fact that their hero had just advocated that a foreign nation force his own into a position detrimental to it.
|Hansen Protest Arrest, Sept. 2010|
I have to believe that if an employee of the federal government traveled overseas and asked his host country to launch a missile attack on the United States, that person would immediately earn the status of enemy of the state, and be arrested and tried for treason upon his return on extradition, if possible. Why is it different, then, for a government scientist to beg for an economic assault from China as a means to achieve a desired goal that is bitterly disputed?
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was created by the George W. Bush administration in response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Even some of his supporters were wary of its creation, fearing what it would become under future administrations. Those concerns are rapidly becoming warranted.
When DHS, under the current administration, is more concerned with Grandma's Polygrip at the airline security checkpoint than with someone of James Hansen's "gravitas" inviting economic Armageddon from the Chinese at the most vulnerable fiscal juncture in our history, there is cause for genuine alarm. Will such terrible news sell the most switches from Insurer X to Geico in the 6 O'Clock slot on ABC News? Probably not, which is why many will never learn of it, and arguably half of those who do will refuse to believe it simply because of ABC's refusal to report it. Sphere: Related Content