Friday, April 22, 2005

State of Fear

Global warming is a hoax.

If you haven't yet read State of Fear, by Michael Crichton, I'd highly recommend it. State of Fear is a novel about an environemntally sympathetic attorney who works for a very wealthy man who generously supports environmental causes. As the story rolls along, the lawyer is pushed, kicking and screaming all the way, into the realization that there is no environmental crisis.

One of the cool things about this novel is that the results of several (real) studies are included that cast severe doubts on environmentalists claims. Little wonder that real life environmental hangers-on like Robert Kennedy, Jr get so utterly livid when these studies are brought up. What environmentalists don't do is answer these problematic studies.

What's up with Kennedy, Jr's voice anyway?

The point of this book, though, is not entirely related to the Big Lie of Global Warming. A larger point was brought out by a minor character in the story. He points out that virtually all government officials and media outlets act in concert to keep us in a state of fear.

Anything you eat can kill you. The air is bad. We're suffering more extreme weather all around the world. Each year there are more and more hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, etc. and they're more and more severe.

Anything to keep the state of fear high.

We don't have epidemics anymore. Now they're pandemics.

Anything to keep the state of fear high.

Meanwhile, we're living in more comfort and more luxury--even the poorest of us--than any society in history. Our life expectancy and quality of life could not be imagined even by Americans of an earlier era, never mind Romans, Egyptians and Greeks at the height of their respective empires.

Folks, they're only increasing the state of fear to make it easier to restrict our freedom and keep us all in line. Don't fall for it.

Warmest regards,

Col. Hogan
Stalag California

1 comment:

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thats very interesting. i'm not one to worry to much about it anyway but i'm definatly gonna have to read this book.

thanks for sharing