-- R.G. Menzies
LIBERTARIAN/CONSERVATIVE DIGEST AND COMMENTARY FROM AN ACADEMIC PSYCHOLOGIST in Brisbane, Australia. My academic publications are widely read
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Amusingly empty-headed Leftism
Leftists run as if from the plague if they encounter conservative discourse. They have to. So much of what they believe is contrary to the facts that they have a desperate need not to be proved wrong. Conservatives have no such fears. Conservatives just want to know what the facts are. Conservatism is built around the facts. Mr Gradgrind was probably a conservative.
So I read Leftist articles almost daily. They can have useful facts in them but never the whole facts. So I had a look at the current article below from the far-Left "New Matilda" site. It is written by Rosie Latimer, who is a medical student. I feel sorry for any patients she may one day have. The heading on her article reads "Climate Change Is Science Not Politics. So Can We Talk About It Yet?"
Yet she mentions NOT ONE scientific fact in her article. She probably knows none. She uses "science" as a sort of magic word that opens all doors. She relies on a fictitious "consensus" among scientists to "prove" the reality of global warming. Has no-one ever told her that once there was a consensus among all good men that the earth was flat? Science relies on facts, not opinions.
I reproduce just her opening paragraphs below. I give the link for you to read the whole article if you are interested in any more "ad hominem" fallacies
Australia is under attack from unprecedented bushfires, which are decimating our country, leaving a trail of physical, mental, and emotional destruction. Many have lost loved ones, homes, and some of our native plants and animals are facing extinction.
People are suffering under the toxic smoke that is billowing throughout Australia and the Pacific.
Yet in the face of this, our government and the Murdoch media contend this is not the time to discuss climate change, because the discussion of climate change is a political issue.
Climate change is not a political issue.
There is overwhelming scientific consensus that global warming is occurring, caused by humans emitting greenhouse gases. The world has drawn links between Australia’s love affair with a coal-based economy and the bushfires ravaging our great nation.
This should be a bi-partisan issue, an issue that unites us all. So why is it a Liberal calling card to deny climate change, and a Labor calling card to let them?
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