Hot Whopper

Bookmark and read Hot Whopper – a site that has consistently and professionally countered the idiotic denialist meme championed by WUWT.  Sou is doing a great job over there, along with other quality commentators who will post in the comment section (always read the comments on the sites I recommend for other information and perspectives).

Pretty much every stupid argument ever written by the denialists crowd is dealt with and dispatched as the idiocy it really is. It’s taught me a lot.

The latest idiocy is another worn out and tired rerun of denier idiocy, Anthony Watts does an “algoreisfat”, making it too easy…

This would be great first entry into the “Stupid Human” category on this blog (which I’ve yet to create), but there have been many more blog entries that deserve this designation too. I weighed in and will share my comments here:

“It was as though Anthony’s “algoreisfat” article unleashed a pent up tornado of complete insanity – madness.”

I absolutely love your site Sou. You’ve done far more for the awareness of climate change then most by targeting the heart of the denials meme. Refuting the idiotic denialist crowd is a thankless weary unpaying job that eats up tons of valuable time  – but I’ll give you a big thank you, as I am sure most here will.

Denialists refuse reality. They look for shadows and connedspiracies to support their insanity. There is something wrong with them. They lack critical thinking skills.

“The most depressing thing about the internet is that it gives a voice to everyone.”

I agree. The idiots are given opportunity to voice their stupidity.

On the other hand, I’m glad we all have an opportunity to contribute and weigh in – let’s us all know what we really are as a group and as individuals. Sou’s labeled this group and its owner correctly:

“Is Anthony Watts really as stupid as he seems or is it for show?”.

The denialist meme and screed reveals something else – none of these people care whatsoever about what’s happening. Yes, they deny reality. Yes, they deny facts, evidence, eyewitness reports. But at the core of all their denialism – they do not care.

This means their selfish, heartless and ignorant. It’s a deadly combination combined with willful stupidity and arrogance. It goes hand-in-hand with the entitlement culture so pervasive today. “Give me more” and fosters the “damn the consequences” attitude “because I deserve it”. This is as selfish as it gets.

I can’t think of anything more dangerous to humanity then this. It’s a plague on the species. And it is at the heart of why we’ve destroyed so much of this planet. They join a long line of conquerors, capitalists and profiteers who have chosen to exploit everything for temporary gains and profits. The cost to the future isn’t even considered. And now we can all see what this same attitude and arrogance has led to.

Our children are inheriting a god-awful disastrous mess brought about by these very same morons and their like-minded forefathers. We’ve got a right to be angry at them, all of them, for their indifference, arrogance and attitudes that has brought these disasters to pass.

They can’t see it – because they refuse to see it. They’re steadfast refusal to wake the hell up and count the cost of their own choices and preferences will continue to lead the world to more crisis, more suffering, more death, more extinction.

And they don’t care.

They’re selfish pricks, every last one of them. And they deserve nothing from the rest of humanity.

The real irony is some of these same idiots are drowning (literally dying) – in effect, giving up their lives in accordance to their beliefs. That’s both sad and tragic. I do not say they “deserve this” because I’m not that heartless. Many more are suffering with the climate disasters that have impacted their lives. Most remain incalcitrant, stubbornly refusing to make the connection between extreme weather and global warming.

It’s proven to be very difficult to uproot this disconnect from reality. Sou and others have been trying for many years. Kudos to them. But I do have to wonder – for how much longer do we try to combat this ridiculous denial of reality? It takes a lot of time and energy. For some, it’s probably a lifelong passion to engage in and they’ll probably keep on doing it. For myself, it’s hit and miss – I turn my “focus” on many different topics and areas of interests. So no promises here – there are definitely others who are doing a far better job then I am.

Scribblers blog always contains good info – and definitely read the comments there too. If you want to educate yourself – then hang out with the better educated, you’ll learn something. His commentators are right up there with what is going on in the world today with regards to climate change, science and it’s disastrous effects.

I absolutely love this comment by Chuck Hughes:

It seems to me like the more technology we have the worse it gets. Everybody’s opinions do not deserve publication but everybody has an opinion and they all get published… good, bad, stupid, smart. What I’ve discovered is that a lot of people simply do not think… about anything… ever. It’s the bombastic politicians that are the loudest and do the most talking and manage to suck all the air out of the room. I was just reading where Sandy Hook was/is a “hoax” and by god “we’ve got proof!” In the 1960’s and 70’s there might have been a few people that had those kinds of thoughts but they wouldn’t get any air time. Now everyone’s a news reporter and some of the dumbest things “go viral”… In one minute and out the next. Then here comes the next piece of “viral news” until everyone has the attention span of a gnat, while the really important stuff gets pushed aside because it doesn’t boost ratings.

Climate Change is Reality but we no longer live in reality. I don’t think most young people have a concept of reality. Even when you see disaster after disaster on the news we have a detached view of it. It’s the same in the music business and many other areas. You simply cannot tell people what’s really happening. The general public can’t hear autotune and even when you point it out they don’t care.

I try to stay hopeful but I’ve almost come to the conclusion that everything is going to have to reset just so things can eventually get better. The Earth has plenty of time to do that. Unfortunately we do not.

This is a worthy find – and definitely worth reading all the way through. How Florida has been a ping-pong ball on climate change and the ridiculous Republican insanity  that has already doomed much of the state – Climate Change: A Tale of Two Governors.

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One thought on “Hot Whopper

  • January 3, 2016 at 11:16 pm
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    WU WUW WUWT?
    FK ‘EM
    In proper company, denialists ‘need be’ prosecuted for crimes against humanity. In reality I’d splat their melons, given half a chance.

    “You can’t argue with a sick mind ” ~ Joe Walsh
    Attempting to do so is contraindicated.

    These are infectious cognitive disease agents of militant ignorance, willful delusion and mass murder

    The Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias wherein relatively unskilled individuals suffer from illusory superiority, mistakenly assessing their ability to be much higher than is accurate. Dunning and Kruger attributed the bias to the metacognitive inability of the unskilled to recognize their own ineptitude and evaluate their own ability accurately.

    “Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.” ~ Mark Twain

     Don’t argue with an idiot; observers cannot discern which protagonist is of greater incompetence.

    “Silence is the only rational response to a fool.” ~ anon.

    “When you don’t know what you’re talking about its hard to know when to stop. ” ~ Tom Smuthers

    “Most people would rather die than think. So, they do.” ~ Bertrand Russell

    “Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.” ~ Confucius

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