Cult of Climastrology: Aviation Is “a continued pattern of privilege for the very few”

People, meaning Warmists, scoff when I note that ‘climate change” is almost solely about far left politics, and not science. Yet, virtually everything surrounding this “issue” relates to Leftist policies, and most of the Believers are Leftists. People such as those at the New Internationalist Blog, who are very much a smattering of Progressives, Marxists, and Socialists (the Soviet Union/China types, who are really authoritarians, versus the textbook definition). These are people who want “social ownership” of the energy sector, meaning, 100% government control. Quite frankly, there are so many wacky Leftist phrases in this article and the excerpts that almost the whole thing would need to be placed in bold

Stop Aviation, Stop Co2lonialism

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Though the particular effects of projects such as the tar sands pipelines may only have been a threat in recent years, the drivers behind these projects have much deeper roots. The reason that the negative impacts of climate chaos are distributed in the way they are is linked to three intersecting processes: capitalism, colonialism and patriarchy. Not only are these systems are premised on massive inequality that take hierarchy, be it based on wealth, race or gender, as a necessary condition to function, but they have an insidious way of trying to convince us that this oppression is the natural order of things and that ‘there is no alternative’.

Capitalism, with its need for never ending economic growth, requires ever increasing amounts of natural resources and energy, which always leads to increasing pollution and waste. That is why the only time in recent history CO2 emissions have decreased globally is during the financial crisis. Capitalism relies on exploitation. Exploitation of labour and of nature. Colonialism was a key driver of the shift to capitalism, with much of industrialization being made possible due to slavery. Similarly, as Siliva Federici shows, the evolution of patriarchy was key in in the expansion of capitalism and colonialism. This happened in various ways: from relegating women to the domestic sphere, which allowed for men’s labour to be exploited in industry; to taking away women’s power over their reproduction, meaning birth rates could be controlled for the good of state and capital; to the horrific violence that occurred to hundreds of thousands of women through the burning of ‘witches’. All of this oppression reinforced the power of the state and capital, and the techniques for doing so – for example torture and burning of witches – were often put on trial in one setting e.g. the colonies and then brought back to Europe – and vice versa.

Anyone get the idea that these people hate capitalism? Interestingly, capitalism allowed these folks to create a blog, using software and a platform (web hosting) created by capitalism, all while they use capitalism to advertise their wares, such as the New Internationalist web-shop. Are they giving the merchandise away free, or at least selling the products to consumers, er, comrades, at prices the comrades can afford individually?

It’s in this context that the climate justice movement, including the fight against aviation expansion, needs to stand in solidarity with those most affected by climate change. And with the big NGOs clearly needing to decolonize themselves, with organizations like AVAAZ forcefully attempting to silence the Wretched of the Earth bloc at the most recent climate march in London, it’s down to the grassroots to show real solidarity.

The links between aviation and continued co2lonialism couldn’t be clearer. Not only is aviation the fastest growing source of CO2 in Brittan, which means more and more extraction, but the gulf between those who do and don’t fly couldn’t be wider. Globally, a mere 5 per cent of the population has ever taken a flight. So those arguing for expansion are doing so for the benefit of a tiny elite. Even within the Brittan, 70 per cent of flights are taken by just 15 per cent of the population. Aviation is a clear example of the North-South divide. Communities in the global South suffer twice: first from extraction and then from the effects of climate change, whilst the global North primarily uses aviation as a form of leisure or to expand processes of capital accumulation.

And, if you fly, you are one of the Big Shots with Privilege, and should stop it right now. Or, better, yet, be forced by Government to stop it right now. That’s what they really want, along with a destruction of capitalism. Even though they practice it themselves.

For all you Warmists, you’ve been warned. If you fly, you’re part of the problem. Stop flying now.

BTW, what the heck is “Brittan?” It wasn’t a typo. It’s written that way 5 times.

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10 Responses to “Cult of Climastrology: Aviation Is “a continued pattern of privilege for the very few””

  1. Bill says:

    I note that ‘climate change” is almost solely about far left politics, and not science. Yet, virtually everything surrounding this “issue” relates to Leftist policies, and most of the Believers are Leftists.

    The last thing we’d call Cameron et al, is ‘Leftist’!
    Capitalism, with its need for never ending economic growth, requires ever increasing amounts of natural resources and energy.
    Capitalism doesn’t “require never ending economic growth” the ‘Debt’ based Economy does.
    This ‘Climate Change / ‘Global Warming’ is really another form of taxation, foisted upon us by Maurice Strong, who died in November, this man, caught up in the Chinese Oil for Food scandal “Arguably, the real culprits at the UN were not its officials but the Security Council, whose five permanent members invented a scheme that was wide open to abuse but who failed to impose the necessary safeguards.” h t t p://w w w.economist.com/node/10853611 – also wrote the UN’s Agenda 21!

  2. Jeffery says:

    and most of the Believers are Leftists

    or said another way, almost every denier is a right-wing/libertarian ideologue. Major religions, major corporations, and almost every government on Earth understand the issue. It’s primarily the American right, the Republican party and their toadies who deny the science of global warming.

    Although science is non-partisan, facts appear to have a definite liberal bias.

    And the science and facts are clear: The Earth is warming rapidly from CO2 that humans have been adding to our atmosphere by burning fossil fuels.

  3. drowningpuppies says:

    No direct scientific proof or data has been shown that link the current observations to human activity.

  4. Dana says:

    Our esteemed host asked:

    Anyone get the idea that these people hate capitalism? Interestingly, capitalism allowed these folks to create a blog, using software and a platform (web hosting) created by capitalism, all while they use capitalism to advertise their wares, such as the New Internationalist web-shop. Are they giving the merchandise away free, or at least selling the products to consumers, er, comrades, at prices the comrades can afford individually?

    Not only is capitalism the system which developed the things they use concerning the internet, but capitalism is the only economic system we have ever seen which has lifted more than a tiny minority above the subsistence level. Without capitalism, not only would the left not have the internet tools to use to spread their propaganda, but they’d all be scratching the ground and hoping that God sent the rain in the right amounts, at the right times, to keep them from starving to death.

    The socialists all think that there must be something better than capitalism, but when socialism has been tried, it has always failed. The Soviet Union is on the ash heap of history, and Venezuela, an oil exporting nation, is not only dead broke, but was broke before the price of oil collapsed. The People’s Republic of China has become the world’s second largest economy precisely because they gave up the socialist economy drivel and switched to a capitalist model.

    The left don’t like capitalism because it’s just so unfair, because a system which helps some people win also leaves other people as losers, and that’s just horrible. Well, sorry, but the losers under capitalism are going to be losers under any economic system, because they are losers.

  5. Notice Jeff doesn’t dispute that this is an issue pushed by Lefties.

    And the science and facts are clear: The Earth is warming rapidly from CO2 that humans have been adding to our atmosphere by burning fossil fuels.

    What do you consider “rapidly”? A meager 0.8C over the course of 166 years? Hundreds of a degree per year? What are you doing in your own life to mitigate your carbon footprint? I hope you’re not taking any fossil fueled flights.

  6. Bill says:

    It’s primarily the American right, the Republican party and their toadies who deny the science of global warming.”

    What science, the science paid for by Al Gore and his friends or true science, that the west wont publish?
    Christopher Monkton had to go to China to have his findings published, because they didn’t meet the narrative / agenda!
    https://youtu.be/n32xl9fy0Wo There’s also this court case; bit.ly/XmzYKM which is being blocked from court, by Climate Change people?

  7. The left don’t like capitalism because it’s just so unfair,

    It’s more like

    The left don’t like capitalism for Other People because it’s just so unfair, but, they’re A-OK with making money for themselves.

  8. Hank_M says:

    “And the science and facts are clear: The Earth is warming rapidly from CO2 that humans have been adding to our atmosphere by burning fossil fuels.’

    Wrong!

    The science isn’t settled and the facts have been muddled due to the data being altered.

    “From the publicly available data, [Friederich Karl] Ewert made an unbelievable discovery: Between the years 2010 and 2012 the data measured since 1881 were altered so that they showed a significant warming, especially after 1950. […] A comparison of the data from 2010 with the data of 2012 shows that NASA-GISS had altered its own datasets so that especially after WWII a clear warming appears – although it never existed.”

  9. jl says:

    J tries his “rapidly” bullshit, again. Rapid compare to….what? If the science is “settled” one would think you wouldn’t have to make up fake data.

  10. Jeffery says:

    j,

    The Earth has warmed rapidly – 1C over 100 years. Recall that the Holocene cooling from the former high took 5000 years to cool 0.5C. It’s warmed at least 50 times faster than the cooling event! It also took thousands of years for the Earth to warm from the previous glacial period. In review, 0.1C/decade is more rapid than the changes of the past 20,000 years.

    What data to you “believe” is faked?

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