The 1% Trick You Into Thinking ‘Climate Change’ Is Your Fault Or Something

Y’all are getting duped, you know!

How the 1% tricks you into thinking climate change is your fault

Climate change isn’t a problem caused by all people equally; it is caused mostly by the rich, and since we live in a capitalist world, the suffering will fall disproportionately on the poor. Climate scientists, sociologists and economists are largely in agreement on this point. And it presages the way that things will need to change in order to stave off the extinction of humanity.

“The problem is structural and systemic,” Dr. David Fasenfest, an American sociologist and associate professor at Wayne State University, told Salon by email. “Capitalist society is geared towards waste and destruction in order to promote consumption while producing at the lowest cost. That requires power and that means without strict restrictions most of the time we use ‘dirty’ forms of energy like coal that pollutes and promotes climate change.”

Sounds like this has nothing to do with science, and everything to do with politics

In this sense, there is no individual or group of individuals who can be accurately described as the single “culprit” behind climate change. Everyone is acting according to their self-interest within the system of incentives established by our neoliberal economic system. Cumulatively, these led to social developments that exacerbate climate change. For example, if a business uses a more expensive form of energy rather than a green one, their production costs will rise and consumers will probably respond to the likely price increase by rewarding their customers.

“We are all both culpable and not,” Fasenfest observed. People who can afford and use air conditioning during hot weather, or continue to eat beef even though it exacerbates climate change, all contribute to a system that is destroying the planet. As Fasenfest observed, most people have no practical alternatives to participating in this system on a day-to-day basis; they can make lifestyle alterations which make teensy dents in the greater problem, but that is about it. If you are fortunate enough to live in a society that prospers under capitalism (relatively speaking), the chances are that you fall into the category of major climate perpetrator in one way or another.

And the Warmists hate capitalism (for others, not themselves, of course).

In a sense, then, global warming is the story of how industrialized nations put humanity on a collision course with disaster in a capitalist system. It is a global problem, albeit one that wealthier nations have exacerbated the most. To quote Howard Beale from “Network”: “We’re just the most advanced country, so we’re getting there first.”

They never quite want to say that capitalism needs to go and 1st World nations need to be reduced to 3rd world shitholes. And the article, if you’d like to read it in full, never quite backs up the headline. But, they are onto something a bit, because it is the Elites who are tricking the braindead Warmists that they should let government take their money and control their lives. Like

Prince Charles warns of narrow window to face climate change

Prince Charles issued a warning to the world days before leaders gather in the U.K. for crucial United Nations climate talks, saying there is a “dangerously narrow” window to tackle global warning.

The heir to the British throne said Saturday that the summit, which starts Oct. 31 in Glasgow, showed that “after far too long,” climate change and biodiversity loss are at last “of paramount importance to the world.”

In a recorded message to the Saudi Green Initiative Forum, 72-year-old Charles — a long-time environmentalist — said the coronavirus pandemic “has highlighted that human health, planetary health and economic health are fundamentally interconnected.”

“We now have a dangerously narrow window of opportunity in which to accelerate a green recovery, while laying the foundations for a sustainable future,” he said.

He may not be a 1%er by money, but, certainly by stature, and he’s happy to implement all sorts of stuff that will hurt your money and freedom, while refusing to give up his own Elite lifestyle.

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22 Responses to “The 1% Trick You Into Thinking ‘Climate Change’ Is Your Fault Or Something”

  1. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Recognizing that capitalism is the cause of global warming isn’t “hating capitalism”, it’s telling the truth.

    Deniers deny the existence of global warming because they hate potential solutions.

    • alanstorm says:

      Recognizing that capitalism is the cause of global warming isn’t “hating capitalism”, it’s telling the truth.

      No, dear child, it’s expressing an opinion. Facts say that Communist societies e.g the old Soviet Union and today’s China, are far worse offenders.

    • Zombies are Cool says:

      No worries for you Elwood. The world will soon be crushed into massive poverty.

      Twitter founder Jack Dorsey has issued a cryptic warning that “hyperinflation” will “change everything.”

      In typical Dorsey style, the social media CEO tweeted out his comment, saying that “it will happen in the US soon, and so the world.”

      Even Dorsey acknowledges why the right does not want to spend another penny and why the walking ded have no clue how to lead and should not be left anywhere near the halls of power.

      • Hairy says:

        Dirsey also said banning Trump was correct
        Are you in agreement with that also ?

        • Zombies are Cool says:

          Hairy. I surmise you are using a phone to post since you are constantly heavy thumbing your verbiage and keeping your posts short.

          That aside one does not have to agree with anything or everything one says in order to agree with something they say. For example, so far I have found nothing that you have posted here that I would agree with. That, however, would not prevent me from one day agreeing with something you post. The reality in your world then presumes because you eventually said something I agree with that I must therefore agree with everything you have ever said or posted.

          Sorry my walking dead friend, but that is not how life works, let alone a discussion with or about a stranger neither of us has ever met.

          Jack Dorsey is a batshit crazed leftist who even recognizes the dangers of what the Biden Administration is doing to harm our economy and despite your ability to even open a door let alone critically think, Jack Dorsey has no interest in watching his billions go down with a flush even for his most fervent leftist ideals.

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:

        Glenn Beck has been predicting hyperinflation in the US for over a decade! Whoops.

        Jack Dorsey may be trying to boost the value of his cryptocurrencies.

        NuGOPhers are unwilling to spend another penny because they believe it will hurt Democrats. Period. The LAST thing nuGOPhers support is America. How many trillions of USD did tRump and the nuGOP spend during the tRump regime? Traitor Don and his minions added nearly $8 trillion to the national debt (after promising to eliminate the debt, LOL – not even someone as gullible to Traitor Don’s “charms” as kye believed that whopper)! Why did The Traitor sign? To buy the election. To further reward the nuGOP (and oldGOP) true constituency, the wealthy and corporations. And to pay off his profiteer buddies. Two out of three ain’t bad.

        The pasty zombie-right drones (plodding toward Traitor Don) chanting “MAGA… MAGA… MAGA”… killing every decent thing in their path.

        • Kye says:

          Elwood, is that all you got you crazy son of a bitch? So beside lies, innuendos, projection and general bullshit you got nothin’. Figures.

          Build back better my ass. The only thing this illegal junta régime has built back better is the fukin tailband. You’re all traitors that’s why so many of you are avowed communists and fascists like you.

          Lets go Brandon! LOL

          • Elwood P. Dowd says:

            Kye: “MAGA… MAGA… MAGA… MAGA…” LOL

            The traitors are the followers of Traitor Don. That would be you, you old traitor you.

            It’s unlikely that you’ve always been a traitor to America. Something has happened to American conservatives over the past couple of decades. Don’t get us wrong, there has long been the white supremacist/KKK/JohnBirch element within white America. Previously this was enough since American society wasn’t yet seriously “threatened” by diversity, but the populist movements of the Vietnam era, the Civil Rights era, the ERA era, the Hispanic expansion all served to terrify the white connies who saw the erosion of of white, christian, male hegemony. Talk radio emerged to spread the white nationalist gospel directly to masses. Vested corporate interests created the Tea Party. NuCons were primed for Traitor Don, their great white hope. The shock of their Savior losing the election bigly was like when the Confederacy lost the war.

        • Bill589 says:

          Hypocrite Elwood’s consistent lying is displaying his Masters’ fears.
          Thanks, troll, but we already know your Masters are afraid.

        • Zombies are Cool says:

          Yellen says Americans haven’t experienced current inflation rate ‘in a long time’

          Yellen was also asked during the interview to respond to what former President Barack Obama’s Treasury Secretary Larry Summers had to say about inflation this past week.

          “I’ve been alarmed for a long time, and I’m more alarmed now,” Summers said in a clip played by Tapper. He also said, “We’re in more danger than we’ve been during my career of losing control of inflation in the U.S.”

          Jimminy Crickets even the Democrats and Obama’s own people are scared for the American people because we all know that Inflation hurts the poor and the working class. All these pay raises are wothless as they are just wiped out by skyrocketing prices.

          Sorry, Elwood but saying Glenn Beck has been predicting this for ten years does not alter what is happening today and when you have billionaires starting to become hyper concerned then you know its an issue.

          • david7134 says:

            Zombie,
            I don’t know if you are aware of Elwood, or Jeff as he is also known. He is a troll. He only makes comments in order to hurt people. He is as dumb as a rock. It really is useless trying to try and have a meaningful give and take of comments.

  2. Percy Veer says:

    Wait a minute, I thought that communist china was the worst polluter on the planet. Far more than any capitalistic country. This sounds like more political attacks on the US. Bottom line is I won’t be given up any my freedoms until I see all these political hacks that claim doomsday is right around the corner giving up their freedoms. Leaders need to lead by example if they expect to have any follow.

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      Communist China has practiced “state capitalism” since the late 90s and their CO2 emissions have overtaken #2 US since.

      The first article that Teach cited and quoted is long and has some big words but is worth the read. Teach made no attempt to refute or critique the article, settling for his lazy, Alinsky-eque “why don’t the elites stop driving gas powered cars?” (just as you did).

      Teach the Braindead types: it is the Elites who are tricking the braindead Warmists

      Yes and no. While individuals composting, recycling, insulating and driving hybrids helps, these individual efforts alone will not slow global warming. Right-wing Elites (energy companies, Heritage, GOP, tRumps, FreedomWorks, Chamber of Commerce) have tricked braindead deniers that global warming is a commie hoax. But conservatives are easily tricked by their Elites.

      • Zombies are Cool says:

        I think the world will long since perish before any of your warming dire prognostications come to pass. You blithely and aimlessly walk in circles moaning about a Warming planet as your elitist leaders drive the economy on a suicide mission into economic oblivion.

        I know it’s the plan. To destroy consumerism but I don’t think the walking ded understand there are repercussions of each action. I think most of these children think that when the economy crashes that the internet will still work and they can play Fortnite and eat pizza rolls for years on end while the grown-ups duke it out.

        Sad for them that these are the children the left has raised. So ill-prepared to meet what you are bringing to them.

        • Elwood P. Dowd says:

          Great rebuttal. I’ll rethink my entire life.

          • Kye says:

            We’ve already done it for ya and found you wanting. We have no way of knowing what kind of kid, teenager or adult you were but as an old man you’re among the worse. You’re nasty, basically evil with your love of baby killing and oppression of Americans you hate, and you stand for nothing. You are an empty suit with a hate filled heart. For some reason you seem to think in our Republic if you win an election you earn a mandate to grind your political opponents into the dirt with a boot on their faces. Almost like losing an election means they lose their God given rights and deserve second class status.

            But first and foremost through your projection you accuse everyone else of doing, believing and saying exactly what you do, say and believe. And you don’t even realize it!!!

            “To see what is in front of one’s nose needs a constant struggle” by G. Orwell

            You are a man who will not see.

  3. Hairy says:

    Teach
    Those shithole countries ??
    Do those people people deserve better lives ? Do you think that God wants them to live shiftyives? Do you thi k that your God wants you to help them?

    • Kye says:

      Those people deserve exactly the kind of lives they create for themselves. No more and no less. Do you think they “deserve” better lives? What are you doing to improve their lives? What are you doing to improve poor Americans lives? What are you doing to help anyone?

      Once again you resort to a subject you know nothing about to try and provoke a response; God.

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:

        The governments in those countries may not redistribute taxes from hard-workers to lazy slumlords like the US does.

  4. Jl says:

    Drama Queens-“put humanity on a collision course with disaster” What disasters?

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