Monday, December 10, 2018 13:24

The Conceit of Global Warmism

– Elphaba

In honor of Earth Hour, I present you with this glorious clip of George Carlin; everything I want to say to navel-gazing global warmists, he says right here:

“Environmentalists don’t give a shit about the planet; not in the abstract, they don’t…not in the abstract, they don’t!  You know what they’re interested in?  A clean place to live.  Their own habitat.  The worry that sometime in the future, they might be inconvenienced.  Narrow, unenlightened self-interest doesn’t impress me.  Besides, there is nothing wrong with the planet, the planet is fine.  The people are fucked!  Difference!  Difference!  The planet is fine!  Compared to the people, the planet is great!  It’s been here four and a half billion years…do you ever think about the arithmetic?  The planet has been here four and a half billion years; we’ve been here, what– a hundred thousand?  Maybe two hundred thousand, and we’ve only been engaged in heavy industry for a little over two hundred years.  Two hundred years vs. four and a half billion, and we have the conceit that somehow we’re a threat, that somehow we’re gonna put in jeopardy this beautiful little blue-green ball that’s just a-floatin’ around the sun?  The planet has been through a lot worse than us.  The planet has been through all kinds of things worse than us.  Been through earthquakes, volcanoes, plate tectonics, continental drift, solar flares, sun spots, magnetic storms, the magnetic reversal of the poles, hundred of thousands of years of bombardment by comets and asteroids and meteors, world-wide floods, tidal waves, world-wide fires, erosion, cosmic rays, recurring ice ages, and we think some plastic bags and some aluminum cans are going to make a difference? (laughs)  The planet…the planet…the planet isn’t going anywhereWE are!

Abso-freaking-lutely.  “The planet is fine. The PEOPLE are fucked!”  And the sad thing is, our demise likely won’t be from any form of natural disaster, but from the purile antics of self-interested, ham-fisted politicians and the stupid, mindless sheep who unquestioningly do their bidding.

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6 Responses to “The Conceit of Global Warmism”

  1. Sebastian Page says:

    I have only ever been able to take Carlin in limited doses, but I’ve always though this bit was amongst his best. Rather profound for a comedy bit.

  2. On second look, I gotta say…I love the way you guys think. Couldn’t have said things better myself

    • Wiccapundit says:

      When I was young, I loved Carlin because he was so out of the mainstream. It was only later that I learned that I was really IN the mainstream (at least politically). I think that later in his career he became less a shock comic and more a social commentator.

  3. cbullitt says:

    For reasons that should be obvious, that is my favorite Carlin routine.

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