The Nazi Roots Of The Global Warming Scare

Generally speaking, the first person in a debate who compares their opponent to Hitler or the Nazis at that moment loses the argument.

When the Third Reich is invoked, it’s usually clear evidence that that person’s position is so weak that they have had to resort to a gross misrepresentation of the other’s position.

There are exceptions, of course, because sometimes the Nazi label fittingly applies. Sometimes the lineage of a movement, institution, or political figure can be traced right back to the German fascist regime.

This is the case with today’s environmentalism, according to a one-time British investment banker.

“If you look at what the Nazis were doing in the 1930s, in their environmental policies, virtually every theme you see in the modern environmental movement, the Nazis were doing,” said Rupert Darwall, author of “Green Tyranny,” in a recent interview with Encounter Books.

“I think actually the most extraordinary thing that I came across was this quote from Adolf Hitler where he told an aide once, ‘I’m not interested in politics. I’m interested in changing people’s lifestyles.’ Well, that could be … that’s extraordinarily contemporary. That is what the modern environmental movement is all about. It’s about changing people’s lifestyles,” said Darwall, who is no crackpot on the fringe and whose background includes duties as a special advisor to the United Kingdom’s Chancellor of the Exchequer.

The Fuhrer’s interest in “changing people’s lifestyles” is, not at all shockingly, similar to the goals of today’s climate fanatics who want to destroy capitalism and replace it with an economic system — run by them, naturally — that would certainly change lifestyles in the West.

Darwall further notes in the interview that “the Nazis were the first political party in the world to have a wind power program,” and were also opposed to eating meat, a delightful and nutritious activity that the warming alarmists consider a sin.

When interviewer Ben Weingarten asks Darwall about the “link between Nazism and Communism, and the trajectory from that (initial) union to today’s climate movement,” the author provides a brief history lesson that is inconvenient for the alarmist community.

The union fits perfectly, of course, with the watermelon analogy that explains today’s environmentalist excesses — green on the outside, red on the inside.

It also reminds us of the validated-many-times-over aphorism that when a socialist or communist is thrown out of the window of polite society, he returns through the front door as an environmentalist.

Darwall, who seems uninterested in sugarcoating his observations, also discusses “the ‘shock troops’ of the climate-industrial complex,” which he identifies as nongovernmental organizations such as “Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth,” and other “large foundations,” as well as “the Bill McKibbens of this world.”

Other Nazi parallels with climate alarmists and radical environmentalists include their efforts “to delegitimize dissent” and bully “people into silence,” and suppressing arguments “not by having an argument but just making sure you don’t have an argument,” Darwall says.

In other words, brand skeptics as “deniers” and “anti-science” rubes so they’ll shut up.

Accusing its political opponents of being Nazis is an exhausted trick of the left. Think of how many times that President Trump has been called Hitler of late.

It doesn’t tax the imagination greatly, though, to presume that this could be done to cover the left’s own kinship with fascism.

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    Spurwing Plover

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    The Eco-Nazis and the Green Swastika Hitler was a Vegan just like Charles Manson who was also into enviromentalism and the Watermelons(Green on outside red inside)many leftists took part on the big Sept 2014 Climate March the lies from Racheal Carson and her junk science book Silent Spring and Al Bores fake books Earth in the Balance and Assault on Reason(Look Who’s Talking Al)as well as his junk science A Inconvent Truth and A Inconvent Seqeul and his two undeserved prizes and his failed attempt to steal the 2000 election this Climate Change/Global Warming is the biggist scam ever

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    aido

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    At the United Nations Conference on Environment Development in Rio in 1992 – otherwise known as the Earth summit – a document was produced, called the Rio Document. It contains 27 principles, all signed up to by the UN’s 196 members.

    Principle 15 is an eye-opener; it states that

    “lack of full scientific certainty shall not be used as a reason for postponing cost-
    effective measures to prevent environmental degradation”.

    So, there you have it: the ‘experts’ no longer have to be certain or prove their case beyond doubt. They can just pursue their own Environmentalist agenda, hidden under the pretence of Doing The Right Thing – as they see it. Against that background, it’s easy to see how the politicians have been led astray.

    Stephen Schneider, science advisor to 7 US presidents from Nixon to Obama, puts it even more brazenly:
    “…we have to offer up scary scenarios, make simplified, dramatic statements and
    and make little mention of any doubts we might have”
    and: “Each of us has to decide what the right balance is between being effective and
    being honest”.

    There are dozens of such quotes from scientific ‘experts’ and yet the reports they publish are taken at face value by politicians and the media and that’s what you read in your paper over the cornflakes.

    The campaign by these ‘experts’ to force their point of view on us is eerily reminiscent of another such campaign, from 75 years ago, illustrated by 2 quotes:

    “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to
    believe it”.
    and
    “Tell a lie so colossal that no-one could believe that someone could have the
    Impudence to distort the truth so famously”.

    The first is by Josef Goebbels, Hitler’s chief propagandist; the second is by Adolf himself, taken from his book, Mein Kampf.

    We’re not talking about Nazis today, but we are talking about colossal lies. Because they are uttered by scientists with letters after their names, they are taken as gospel by those who are unwilling or unable to seek the truth for themselves.

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