“Climate Change Is the Inevitable Consequence of Capitalist Privatization” Or Something

Who’s surprised that the Cult of Climastrology is against capitalism? James Delingpole refers to the extreme environmentalists as watermelons, meaning green on the outside, red on the inside, a reference to all the pro-Soviet Union nutters moving from their Communism support to the environmental movement when the USSR collapsed. Here’s Nathaniel Matthews-Trigg at the ultra left Common Dreams, which is able to post this garbage thanks to capitalist created Internet and all the protocols and hosting, and, oh, hey, makes money by engaging in capitalism by selling products

Climate Change Is the Inevitable Consequence of Capitalist Privatization

The notion of the commons refers to shared land, publicly available for all people to access for leisure and when times get tough, for survival. Publicly shared lands have existed since humans first walked the earth but have progressively been enclosed for individual sustenance or for profit. The most profound period of enclosures came with the introduction of European capitalism, and mass displacement of agricultural people to toil in industrial factories.

Throughout European and U.S. colonialism, the genocide, enslavement, and displacement of indigenous people from their lands was “justified” via the pseudo-science concept of Social Darwinism—the notion that humans inherently compete for resources and the most violent and coercive are rightfully in charge. Similarly, the pseudo-science tragedy of the commons was created to justify the privatization of public lands. This “tragedy” was based on the premise that shared resources will inherently be exploited and destroyed by the unruly public. That if left to their own volition people are inherently greedy, they don’t think in the long-term, they don’t communicate, and just like Social Darwinism, they must compete. Economist Elinor Ostrom debunked the tragedy of the commons and in doing so became the first woman to win a Nobel Peace Prize for Economics.

See? Private land ownership leads to genocide, enslavement, and displacement. And this is all linked to people who dare engage in capitalism

Our atmosphere, a publicly needed space containing many vital resources such as nitrogen, oxygen, and carbon dioxide—may seem to the untrained eye to be the tragedy of the commons playing out above our heads. But this is hardly the case, and one must only take their head out of the clouds and refocus on the social developments on-the-ground to see that climate change is really the tragedy of the enclosures, the inevitable consequence of capitalist privatization.

“Capitalism’s grow-or-die imperative stands radically at odds with ecology’s imperative of interdependence and limit. The two imperatives can no longer coexist with each other; nor can any society founded on the myth that they can be reconciled hope to survive. Either we will establish an ecological society or society will go under for everyone, irrespective of his or her status.” —Murray Bookchin

Capitalism is an economic system based on competition, and competition is a state of constant warfare. The competing corporation must always be in the process of growing, strengthening, improving in combat, and always ready to strike—or risk losing everything to someone or something that’s biggest, stronger, or more strategic. For corporations, success is based on profit, and profits are used to continue the cycle of growth, exploitation, and political influence.

And the obvious answer is to install some sort of Socialist/Communistic type of system

But there are other options to consider. A government or community could stop the corporations from being able to purchase the forest in the first place. The workers of the corporation could take over production from the CEO and run the corporation in a way that benefits the local community and local environment. Just as diverse as we humans are, so too are the creative ways we can organize ourselves to create a more sustainable future.

These people. Of course, they always want this for Other People, never themselves. They get mad when others restrict their own engagement in capitalism.

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If All You See…

…is an area flood by carbon pollution, you might just be a Warmist

The blog of the day is The Political Hat, with a post on the tech overlords of Silicon Valley.

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Say, How Can We Address ‘Climate Change’ On Communities Of Color

On one hand, they tell us this is all about science. On the other, they show us that ‘climate change’ is really all about Progressive politics, in this case, putting everyone in a box and making it about race, which, interestingly, highlights that Progressives do not think much of communities of color, thinking them to weak and stupid to do things on their own

How can we address the effects of climate change on communities of color?

Climate change is a massive, complex, globe-spanning issue that affects every facet of our lives. And like most problems at its scale, it’s bound to affect the poor and people of color most significantly.

How can we address that in South Florida? That’s a question posed by a reader to the Florida Influencer Series, which taps the collective wisdom of 50 influential Floridians on topics important to the state in the run-up to the November election. This week, the issues are the environment and climate change, vital topics for residents who live at “ground zero” for sea-rise threats.

But singling out impacts to communities of color in particular can be difficult in Miami because, as Zelalem Adefris, resilience director of Catalyst Miami, put it, “Most of Miami is a community of color.”

“In Miami, it’s more of an economic issue,” she said.

The most at-risk population are poor people. They have the least amount of resources to escape the effects of climate change, by buying products or services to make weathering the changes easier. There is also increasing concern about the concept of “climate gentrification” — low-income residents being pushed out of higher elevation zones in South Florida. But in a region booming with redevelopment and market demand that have rapidly turned once struggling neighborhoods into trendy areas, many factors could be at work, including climate concerns.

And there we have the gentrification issue laid out, placed under the banner of ‘climate change’.

But what is clear: When the water comes (experts predict we’ll see three to five feet of sea rise by the end of the century), poor people will be the most exposed to the impacts. Effects on health will likely come before anything else.

Really? I wonder how they know that, because absolutely no East Coast tide gauges show that occurring. The Miami Beach gauge hasn’t worked since 1981. You’d think NOAA would want that data for the city. The Vaca Key gauge breaks down to 1.21 feet over 100 years, consistent with what would be expected with a Holocene warm period. The next closest east coast long term gauge, all the way up in Mayport, Florida, shows .86 feet per 100 years. Key West shows .79 feet.

Data and facts matter.

Anyhow, if you’re thinking “well, what are they doing?”, good question, because this isn’t about climate solutions, it’s about left wing hysteria activist solutions

Activists are increasingly sounding the alarm about the trend, including Catalyst Miami, New Florida Majority and the CLEO Institute. Miami’s sea level rise committee dedicated its most recent meeting to the topic. Board members asked city staff to research possible policy choices that would protect low-income homeowners from being forced out of their homes before they find a new place to live, like a delay on paying property taxes for a few years until the property is sold.

Whatever causes it, gentrification is clearly happening in these neighborhoods, and it’s pushing low-income residents out of some of the area’s highest ground. In Liberty City, only about 4 percent of homes were worth more than $100,000 in 2000, according to Florida International University’s Neighborhood Changes project. By 2014, more than half of homes were worth more than $100,000.

And this is why so many do not take it seriously, because these nutters place everything under the banner of climate change. If they really cared they’d start by telling people to stop visiting the Miami area for vacations.

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Glamour: We Totally Need To Remove All Statues Of “Problematic Men”

Hey, remember when Leftists said that this was just about Confederate statues, and that’s all? Yeah, about that, part 2, 451, as Glamour Magazine’s Samantha Willis goes full moonbat

It’s Not Just Confederate Monuments—all Statues of Problematic Men Must Go

(this came out right before the tiny Unite The Right march, which featured tons of violent leftists, and Samantha spends a few paragraphs about the coming march before)

Many who are taking to the streets for the Unite the Right Rally 2 would argue that there’s no harm in keeping these symbols. But when is a statue more than a statue? At this moment in America’s present reality, we question: Are monuments to men who rebelled against their mother country to preserve the institution of slavery appropriate in public spaces? How can a flag marked with stars and bars be a visceral symbol of shame to some, and pride to others? Women—like Newsome and Bryant, of different ages and heritages and in every quadrant of the country—are galvanizing efforts to remove, contextualize and understand these symbols of who we were to help us determine who we are. But for all that we lost in Charlottesville, we gained something else too; a seismic shift in public consciousness. Women are organizing to confront not just men of the Confederacy, but the problematic figures we’ve revered who used the tools of patriarchy and power to hurt women and people of color.

The message is clear. Women have had enough of bad men. And they aren’t going to let them stand forever. (snip)

Elsewhere in the country, women lead efforts to examine and contextualize statues of men other than Confederate soldiers, but whose place in history are also hotly debated.

In April, the life-size, metal likeness of the man once lauded as the “father of gynecology” was deposed from a Central Park pedestal it had occupied since 1934. Doctor James Marion Sims mastered a method of repairing fistulas—abnormal openings between the vagina and the bladder, uterus or rectum—using enslaved black women as his guinea pigs during years of experimentation. Sims didn’t give the women anesthesia; their pain, he himself noted, “was extreme.” Sim’s unethical work was the bedrock of racist medical practices that persist today, many that result in the rising maternal death rates of black women, who are three to four times more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes than white women. Black women were at the forefront of activism to remove Sims’ statue from the Park; Black Youth Project 100 staged a protest last August, where a group of women rallied in front of Sims’ statue, their gowns saturated with blood-red paint. They represented Sims’ enslaved victims Anarcha, Betsey and Lucy and the other women butchered at the expense of Sims’ career.

So, anything that Offends them must be Removed from the public view. Statues and things that most people never even notice.

Melissa Mark-Viverito, Vice President for strategic engagement at Latino Victory, was serving as Speaker of the New York City Council when Sims’ statue came down. (She had also advocated for its removal.) The previous years’ national dialogue about Confederate monuments “gave us the opportunity in New York to reevaluate who is being revered, who is being honored,” says Mark-Viverito.

“My district [New York City’s 8th District] is predominantly a community of color,” says Mark-Viverito. “[It is] largely Spanish speaking, largely Latina, with a sizable Black demographic.” The heritage of Mark-Viverito’s constituents, as well as her own as a Puerto Rico-born woman of color, led to her view that Sims’ statue had no place in the Big Apple’s public domain.

“History is about learning and about awakenings,” she says over the phone between meetings. “If we get an accurate portrayal of who [Sims] was, we evolve. [Sims’ expertise] was at the expense of women who were enslaved; he used them as objects because he viewed them as his property. Anyone who believes in equity and justice, when they realize what the statue represents, [they realize] it’s just not appropriate.”

“So now the statue has come down, and now the conversation is, what replaces it? It’s created an opening to engage in that conversation.”

In other words, history that Offends them should be erased. Like Columbus Day and any and all statues and stuff related to Christopher Columbus, which has been happening for years.

Debates about historically and socially significant symbols will likely keep rolling through the country. Whether the monuments and flags stay up or come down, whether we rename roads and schools to reflect standards of our time instead of the past, it’s clear that women enrich this national dialogue. By sharing their diverse perspectives gleaned from a range of identities and life experiences, women play a critical role in contextualizing the ideals and people in American history that we choose to memorialize—and those that we won’t.

OK, I’m not a woman, but, when do we take down all the Robert Byrd statues and plaques and rename all the buildings and road and bridges? Heck, all the stuff named after Democrats, because that Offends me? And naming all those cities in California with Spanish names despite being a majority white population? Cultural appropriation! They must all be renamed! And, since Planned Parenthood receives federal money, and I don’t like the name, it Offends me, they should be forced to choose a new one. See how easy it is, Liberals? See the slippery slope?

Of course, most of the ladies reading Glamour probably care more about Hailey Baldwin and Justin Beiber continuing their world engagement tour with ice cream along with a song by the Weeknd being about Selena Gomez.

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Washington Post Seems A Bit Upset Over Prosecuting Felons Who Voted Illegally

This is the Biiiiiig editorial of the day for the Washington Post, in which they are Offended on behalf of….people who broke the law, because raaaaacism

An assault on minority voting continues in North Carolina

WHEN ELECTION officials in North Carolina audited the 2016 vote, they found 441 ballots had been cast by felons on probation or parole who voted despite a state law barring them from the polls until their sentences are complete. Those votes were illegal, but most state prosecutors sensibly declined to bring charges on the grounds that the offenders didn’t know the law, weren’t alerted to their ineligibility and didn’t realize they had done anything wrong.

Not so in Alamance County, a small locality in the Piedmont where a dozen individuals convicted of felonies, nine of them African Americans, cast votes. There, the Republican district attorney, Pat Nadolski, has gone forward with prosecutions that reflect his own lack of judgment while reminding the nation of North Carolina’s recent poisonous racial history.

In North Carolina, where 70 percent of the population is white, blacks represent a hugely disproportionate share of convicted felons and incarcerated people. African Americans make up more than two-thirds of the 441 citizens statewide identified as having voted illegally.

Aaaaaaand? Oh, right, raaaaacism. Just because.

In the case of the Alamance 12, as they are now known, most seem to have had no intent to break the law; they were simply unaware of it. As it happens, a bill to require intent as a precondition for prosecuting illegal voters died this year in the state legislature.

I literally had to look up the “Alamance 12”, because this is pretty much a complete non-story here in the Raleigh area, and Alamance County is just to the west of us, between Greensboro and Durham. The main city is Burlington. I’ve yet to run across a story at WRAL, WTVD, WNCN, Spectrum News, the News and Observer, Charlotte Observer, or any others. I see there are a few minor ones in a few outlets, but, no one cares except a few race-baiting activists. Because these people initially broke the law. Then they decided to break it again by voting illegally. Whether they meant to or not, breaking the law is breaking the law. If they happen to be black, that’s immaterial.

But, see, this isn’t really about the “Alamance 12”, oh, no

The prosecution of the Alamance 12 plays into the canard, peddled by President Trump and some other Republicans, that fraudulent voting poses a threat to the republic. In fact, there is no evidence that intentional voting fraud takes place in any significant numbers in North Carolina, where nearly 4.8 million ballots were cast in 2016, or anywhere else. The true offense is this kind of disproportionate prosecution. Republicans should ask themselves whether, in a democracy, it is admirable to find themselves continually on the side of those who are trying to discourage and narrow the vote.

It’s about Trump and Republicans being big meanies for wanting to protect the integrity of one person one vote and making sure that people who should not be voting do not vote. That’s the last paragraph of the WPEB’s screed.

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New Aquarium!

I was actually visiting the parents from Wednesday, came back Saturday afternoon. It’s a good thing I did. The plane was way late leaving Trenton due to thunderstorms, and I walked in to check my two tanks. Notice a little water around the edge of the 10 gallon, a nice Marineland with the day/night type light. Looked great. Moved it to look under, and saw a leak. Thought I could get away with it till Sunday, but, not, leak became worse and worse, had to put the fish in a tiny tank and put the other one outside.

I had only planned on getting a 20 gallon, but, this one is on sale at Petsmart for $78, 29 gallons.

I went from 20 inches wide, 12 width, 12 height to 30x12x18. I like the width, didn’t necessarily need it so high. To build one would have cost a whole lot more. Light covers are not cheap, add in about $38 for a 20 gallon wide tank, filter, wouldn’t need another heater, though. Now I have to get a few bigger decorations, though I’ll have to see how the plants grow. Also, a background. And I’ll have to get a bunch more Fire Gouramis and Tiger Barbs, down to 2 and 3, respectability. My pleco, which had gotten a bit big for the 10, will love it. Only downside is there is no moonlight, and, perhaps it might be a little too bright. Of course, without tall decorations, the light doesn’t get diffused much.

Have to move the painting above it up a bit.

I can’t move the Blue Gourami from the small tank on the right, though. Only fish he gets along with are Mollies, especially the reddish/orange ones. The whole purpose of that tank was for that one fish, which chased all the others around. No nipping, just chasing. Petco has replaced the 6.6 gallon with a 6.8, it’s a gorgeous tank for a shelf. You have to be reeeeealy careful with live plants, though, because they can foul the filters fast.

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We’re Living In A ‘Climate Change’ Diaster Movie Or Something

Your mother called and said to stop being so overly dramatic, it’s just a paper cut

Big Smile, No Teeth: Did you realise? We’re living in a disaster movie

The future is now. Unfortunately, when I say that I mean the disaster of a future we all feared would show up when we spoke about the need to curb climate change.

Cape Town, South Africa, was fast headed to Day Zero, the day the water would run out, which was staved off only by the residents learning to use substantially less water; now, winter rains are refilling their depleted reservoirs.

The summer’s global heatwave has seen hundreds of people killed by heatstroke across the globe as countries see new temperature records, with Japan hitting 41.1°C, a city in Algeria, Ouargla, recording the highest temperature in Africa at 51.3°C, and a town called Quriyat in Oman logging the hottest ever night in recorded history at 42.6°C.

This is not normal weather. (proof?)

Having a heatwave somewhere in the world isn’t surprising. Having a heatwave everywhere in the world at the same time is the start of a disaster movie starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. This is not going anywhere good.

Well, that movie didn’t do so well, and Climatruthers do not want to change their behavior to match their talking points. Anyway, the author continues his tale of dooooom, ending with

And so too must the rest of the world. We can make changes to help decrease our carbon footprint. We have to. Just like the residents of Cape Town, all of us have to do what it takes to avoid global disaster.

Humans have a tendency to wait until the last moment to jump out of the way of disaster even though we can see it coming from a long way off.

We must demand decisive action on climate change from our governments because the third act of that disaster movie is coming up and we want a happy ending.

Funny, writer Jason Godfrey forgets to offer solutions. Nor did Andy Martin with his “Climate change has doomed us – now what on earth should we do about it?” essay. Just lots of gloom and doom and whining and stuff. I had a boss way back in the day who said “if you’re not offering solutions, you’re just whining.” You know what my solution would be: Warmists should walk the talk and make their lives carbon neutral.

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If All You See…

…is extreme weather dropping oodles of extreme rain, you might just be a Warmist

The blog of the day is Weasel Zippers, with a post on DNC deputy chair Keith Ellison being accused of beating and threatening former girlfriend.

I’d almost never drop my 2 cents in on these posts, but, extraordinary accusations require extraordinary proof, and, despite Ellison being a horrible human being, he is innocent till proven guilty.

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Sorta Blogless Sunday Pinup

Patriotic Pinup Walt Otto

Happy Sunday! It’s a gorgeous, if not soggy, day in America. The birds are singing, the flowers are getting watered, and parents are starting to do their back to school jumping on social media. This pinup is by Walt Otto, with a wee bit of help.

What’s happening in Ye Olde Blogosphere? The Fine 15

  1. Not A Lot Of People Know That covers “green guilt” exaggeration
  2. No Tricks Zone highlights hot weather hysteria
  3. 357 Magnum covers a Democrat shooting someone over a political disagreement
  4. Blazing Cat Fur notes the open, stinking urinals in ultra-chic Paris
  5. Chicks On The Right covers the RNC’s excellent ads of late
  6. Creeping Sharia notes what happened to a jihadi in Canada
  7. DaTechGuy’s Blog has his own special day for August 16th
  8. Doug Ross @ Journal highlights who America’s real Fascists are
  9. GeeeZ… discusses a liberal turned conservative
  10. Hot Air Pundit notes Trump playing up Nancy Pelosi
  11. Jihad Watch highlights another great example of ‘sploding
  12. Legal Insurrection covers Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez endorses an Israeli/Jew hater
  13. Moonbattery shows fake news being created to protect migrants
  14. Pacific Pundit covers ABC news admitting to using actors on an anti-Trump news clip
  15. And last, but not least, Powerline shows more fake news at the Washington Post

As always, the full set of pinups can be seen in the Patriotic Pinup category, or over at my Gallery page. While we are on pinups, since it is that time of year, have you gotten your “Pinups for Vets” calendar yet? And don’t forget to check out what I declare to be our War on Women Rule 5 and linky luv posts and things that interest me

Don’t forget to check out all the other great material all the linked blogs have!

Anyone else have a link or hotty-fest going on? Let me know so I can add you to the list.

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“Anti-Racists” Go To Charlottesville, Show They’re Anti-Police

The anti-cop hatred from the political left continues. Here’s The Hill soft peddling it

Anti-racist protesters in Charlottesville angered by heightened police presence, riot gear

Anti-racist protesters staging non-violent demonstrations in Charlottesville, Virginia, Saturday said they were aggravated and perplexed by the heightened police presence that involved dozens of law enforcement officers in riot gear.

The nearly 200 protesters were gathered to march against white supremacy almost one year after a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville turned violent, resulting in the death of local resident, Heather Heyer.

On Saturday, hundreds of police officers surrounded Charlottesville’s downtown area throughout the day in order to preclude any violent outbursts, according to multiple reports. Though there were no white nationalist events scheduled, many feared a repeat of last year, when authorities were blasted for being underprepared for the violence that broke out.

According to The Washington Post and Associated Press reports, the nighttime protesters mobilized against the police presence, which some described as aggressive and which some compared to last year’s white supremacists.

“Last year they came with torches,” said a large banner in downtown Charlottesville, according to the Washington Post. “This year they come with badges.”

A goodly chunk of these “anti-racist” people support anti-white writer Sarah Jeong, who’s now part of the NY Times Editorial Board. Oh, and goodly chunk of these “anti-racist” people are members of Antifa, and prone to violence, and usually starting the violence.

First these Useful Idiots cry that the police didn’t protect them, then they cry that they are over-protecting them. And, perhaps the police were needed because these Antifa nutters like to put their hands on people

Of course, the media are doing their best to protect the violent Antifa members while slamming the neo-Nazis (they deserve condemnation).

Pollak: Almost Nobody Cares About Charlottesville Except NBC, CNN, and 200 Neo-Nazis

The media — particularly NBC and CNN — are abuzz about the anniversary of last year’s Charlottesville riot, which Americans had largely forgotten.

The only people who care are a handful of neo-Nazis, and the journalists who amplify them in an effort to tarnish the White House, boost Democrats’ election prospects, smear conservative media, and vent their contempt for the rest of America. (snip)

Ahead of the anniversary on Sunday, President Donald Trump condemned racism — again — on Saturday: “The riots in Charlottesville a year ago resulted in senseless death and division. We must come together as a nation. I condemn all types of racism and acts of violence. Peace to ALL Americans!” His daughter and adviser, Ivanka Trump, offered a more elaborate condemnation of racism and violence, and urged all Americans to come together.

It is a plea that will fall on deaf ears.

But, the media is also in a tizzy over those remarks, showing their deaf ears, such as the NY Times with Before ‘Unite the Right’ Rally, Trump Does Not Condemn Supremacists. Hey, the NY Times forgot to condemn their resident racist Sarah Jeong, so, their moral authority is rather tainted.

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