Saturday, October 22, 2011
  They're right about one thing

The Carbon Cult is still screeching its murderous message, but it's no longer getting anywhere at the level of international treaties and huge governmental programs.

Some countries and states (eg Australia and California) are roaring ahead toward Hell faster and faster, but most of the countries that had been pulling the train have either turned off their engines or switched onto sidings for a rest.

The Cult's underlying message was about the limits of human knowledge (justifying the Precautionary Principle) and the limits of capitalism (justifying total armed robbery by the Wall Street Mafia).

Turns out their Hell Train has bumped into exactly those two limits... in a way they didn't foresee.

They didn't foresee that their total limitation of knowledge by ruthlessly censoring all paid media and paid universities was insufficient to silence the legions of unpaid bloggers and thinkers.

The unpaid "skeptics" understood the limits of knowledge in a different way. We understood the proper humility of science, and understood that a grotesquely false claim based on abstract mathematics could be disproved in a few seconds by reference to well-measured data and proper logic.

The Cult didn't foresee that their total manipulation of stocks, derivatives and insurance companies was insufficient to overcome the finite supply of real value in the world. They forgot that stocks, options and derivatives ultimately require real value as a base.

Worst of all, the Cult didn't foresee that their own draconian restrictions on mining and drilling and manufacturing were drastically reducing the supply of real value. They didn't foresee that their subsidies on fraudulent wind and solar "energy" were diverting money from research that could have increased the pool of real value or the supply of skilled human capital. They didn't foresee that their biofuel requirements would cause parts of the world to starve, riot and revolt, giving the world's rulers a much more serious problem to worry about.

In short: The Carbon Cult's psychopathically grandiose pursuit of money, power and glory could only work in a world with lots of spare money, lots of spare power (in both senses!) and lots of spare glory. Their own actions ushered in the era of scarcity they had been warning us against.

They depleted the supply of money, power and glory, so the ordinary people and the power-brokers have lost patience with the Carbon Cult, have lost tolerance for swallowing infinite quantities of toxic shit to appease a nonexistent evil Goddess.

As the quote up there in the title icon says, "Nothing arbitrary, nothing artificial can endure." An artificial attempt to limit all knowledge to the false abstract theories that aggrandize the Cult, an arbitrary attempt to channel all money into false abstract derivatives that enrich the Cult, has not endured.
 


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