Get ready folks, every denier and their dog will be out next week for a week of silliness.
Jo Nova, anti-science provocateur is helping to muster the troops:
“…We all have better things to do, but when the people who represent us call the greatest plant nutrient “pollution”, and label the volunteers “stooges” while calling their paid hacks “independent”; when they look at a color chart and say yellow is really red (and they call us “deniers”); we know things are running off the rails.
When they ask us to pay billions to change the weather, then we know the quicksand has come. And when even they admit if we succeed beyond our wildest dreams that the results will be too small to measure (how many thousandth of a degree will that be, Julia?) sometimes we just have to do something don’t we?
We can act now or pay the cost for years to come. Each time we let them get away with an untruth they grow stronger. Each time we ignore the Orwellian perversion of our language (Is it carbon (sic) pollution (sic)?), we feed the parasites who want our freedom and our money, and that hurts us, our children and the environment.”
Jo Nova promises they will be the “biggest” protest, like forever!
I mean, Jo really had NOTHING better to do than rally against the science, it’s not like she has other things on her plate…
Gosh darn it, if it wasn’t for those silly politicians Jo and her supporters could be spending their time denying evolution or visiting Roswell in the US… there are so many alluring conspiracy theories out there being neglected. Instead they have to tackle this massive global conspiracy designed to raise taxes.
“They canny take our lives, but not our FREEEEEEEEDOMMMMMMMMMM!”
I feel for Jo and the other wanna-be protesters, with “Juliars” “Great big tax” disturbing their dreams of time-share apartments and day trading.
I’ll drop by the Melbourne protests out of curiosity.
Seriously, my prediction for the day’s turnout?
A few hundred mostly elderly, white, lower-middle to middle class “protestors” who are also angry at a range of issues like “refuges” and “speed cameras” and “the Family Court”…
The usual intellectual fringe dwellers that flock to causes such as “climate change scepticism”
I see a veritable sea of sensible cardigans, leisure wear and socks worn with sandals.
As it has been rightly said, there is a huge generational divide on the issue:
“…The war between old and young, past and future is playing out in two ways. Firstly, this debate is pitting the voices of the past against the views and perspectives of younger generations. Secondly, it’s a fight between staying locked into ancient 19th century energy technology versus unlocking the clean, renewable energy resources that will power Australia into tomorrow.
So who are these voices of the past? A mix of climate deniers, conservative columnists, right-wing shock jocks and the big polluters are driving the scare campaign over a carbon price. There’s also a high level of involvement from politicians from the far right of the Liberal Party such as Corey Bernardi and Eric Abetz — egged on by Abbott.
Advertisement: Story continues below The people they’re targeting to be part of their so-called “people’s revolt” are overwhelmingly senior citizens. Jacques Laxale, the man behind the national climate denier and anti-pollution price rallies starting tomorrow in Melbourne, said last week on Melbourne’s MTR radio that, “a lot of the response has come from people over 60s and in their 70s . . . nothing will stop them” coming to the rallies.
On the other hand, the strongest and most eloquent spokespeople for taking action on climate change are not the government or the representatives of the big environment organisations, but are instead mostly young people.”
I’m voting with the “kids” on this one.
And I’m not being “ageist”.
I know for a fact many of my readers belong to older demographics and are moderate in their politics and accepting of the science.
I’m in my early 40’s, so I can’t claim to “Speak for da yoof” of today.
However it is true… “angry white male syndrome” is helping fuel the “denial movement”.
“How dare you tell me how what to believe…. coz back in my day…not real science…you bloody kids, get off my lawn!”
To be frank, I expect next week’s protests to play like a really cheap, sad version of the Tea Party “events” in the US.
Should be amusing.
Photos and video will be posted for posterity on WtD.
Ohhhh, I wonder I’ll get tackled by angry carbon protestors…
They might think I’m a government/NWO/IPCC/UN agent… I mean I “look” like your typical conservative “salary man”.
I may wear one of my better suits, dark glasses and an ear mic.
That should stir em up!