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Climate propaganda in Australia

Joanne Nova (see also Anthony Watts) made sure that my pressure didn't stay relatively low for too much time in the morning. Why? I have listened to a 16-minute long show on the ABC, the Australian public radio, called

Attitudes to climate change (audio)
We used to hear some remotely similar propaganda programs until 1989 – although not too many have been this hardcore in the 1980s, I would say (in particular, I don't remember a single radio program against Havel or dissidents etc. that would be this nasty) – but the public radio and TV simply can't produce programs that would be this dishonest, manipulative, hateful, and insulting anymore. It's surely a part of the reasons why I think that my homeland is already well ahead of countries such as Australia when it comes to democracy.

At the beginning, the host Robyn Williams says that the "denial" of climate change is on par with paedophilia, promotion of asbestos, and drug trafficking. Nice. But to be sure that this wasn't a random excess, the following 16 minutes are dedicated to aggressive and virtually unchallenged delusions by a hardcore Marxist called Stephan Lewandowsky who is insulting and trying to bully all people who have at least elementary understanding of the atmospheric physics; and all people who realize that the free market is important for the health of the modern economy.

Right-wing and pro-market people are generally labeled as those who deny the HIV-AIDS link (I surely don't), the smoking-cancer correlation (I surely don't), and so on, and so on, while leftwingers are praised as being generally supportive of science and understanding science (most of them don't have a clue and the most – but not all – anti-scientific, Luddite attitudes come from the Left these days). A few minutes are spent by attacks against the energy industry and other important things that may be found on the black list written by the hardcore postmodern left-wing activists.

In my country, immoral, hateful, low-quality humans similar to Mr Stephan Lewandowsky probably wouldn't be invited to a public radio or TV because they have nothing interesting, useful, or true to say. And they don't have any comparative advantage or rare knowledge to offer. Such people have the freedom to express their "opinions", if the disgusting stream of lies and insults may be called "opinions" at all, but they are doing so in the discussion forums below articles on the Internet (where they're being removed by moderators once they cross various thresholds), not on public radio stations listened to by hundreds of thousands of people.

I encourage all the Australian readers to be deeply ashamed of their inability to fix their national public radio station and to eliminate hardcore totalitarian liars from institutions that are supposed to provide all the taxpayers with impartial information. I don't have the time to go through every statement that these "people" have made and I think it's not right to waste much time with marginal figures such as Mr Stephan Lewandowsky and the host but yes, virtually every sentence said on that program was a malicious lie.

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reader Peter F. said...

Thank you, Lubos, for writing this article!

Except after having been reminded by you of this entrenched and horribly irritating form of insanity I must now try to seek out a something soothing and blood pressure lowering. I hope you will be able to do the same!

reader Gary Gudalefsky said...

If this propaganda is not soon nipped in the bud, I fear we will experience another Krystalnacht (sp). And then, things will get worse.
(I post as Otter on JoNova, WUWT and other sites)

reader ingvar_e said...

In Europe ther is one and only one statesman that really stands up for democracy and also takes a firm stand againt climate alarmism.. Vaclav Klaus. My hero.

Congratulations to all people in the Czech Republic.

Ingvar from Sweden

reader Bob Armstrong said...

Rants like this "Science Show" always bring to mind the quote from Vladimir Ilyich Lenin in Max Eastman's "Reflections on the Failure of Socialism" :

"We must be ready to employ trickery, deceit, law-breaking, withholding and concealing truth. We can and must write in a language which sows among the masses hate, revulsion, scorn, and the like, towards those who disagree with us."

reader John H. said...

If you want Australians to be ashamed then tell them they are lousy at sport. As for science we don't care that much and sadly we care so little we will trust what we hear on the radio or TV. That's my Australia. I'm more worried about the totalitarian nutbags that run education down under than those at the ABC because the ABC is not that popular but everyone is educated by "concepts" created by those idiots who think they understand how people learn. My country is dumbing down dude. Good blog Lubos.

reader John Archer said...

Hey, cheer up everybody! Look on the bright side — when the pot finally comes to the boil you won't feel so bad about ripping their throats out. You might even get to enjoy it!

Mmmm, yummy!