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The cloak of stupidity
Alarmists have a secret weapon, to help them to avoid the truth.
People who are interested in global warming, can be divided into 2 categories.
Those who are open-minded, and willing to learn new things about global warming.
And those who are close-minded, and unwilling to learn new things about global warming.
Unfortunately, there are many people in the 2nd category. We call them “Alarmists”.
Alarmists have a secret weapon, to help them to avoid the truth. It is called, “the cloak of stupidity”.
This is like Harry Potter’s “cloak of invisibility”, but it is used to avoid “new” ideas.
Like Harry Potter’s magic, the “cloak of stupidity” spell is invoked by saying some magic words, “denierus protectus”.
Many Alarmists shorten this to just “denier”.
Once the “cloak of stupidity” spell has been cast, Alarmists are impervious to scientific ideas. They can rest easy, knowing that they are the world authority on global warming.
When you know everything, there is obviously no need to investigate further. Your enemy, the evil Deniers, should come and worship at your feet. The ungrateful scum should realise, that Alarmists are the scientific elite, of the global warming world.
After all, Alarmists are going to save humanity, and the world. Admittedly, the world won’t be such a nice place. With no cars, no reliable energy, no birds or bats, and no fun. Caves stays wonderfully cool in summer, but they are hard to heat in winter.
But Deniers shouldn’t worry. Because Alarmists will still be enjoying all of the good things in life. You can’t expect people to save humanity, and the world, without getting some sort of reward. With most of humanity living in the dark ages, Alarmists will be able to enjoy a huge personal carbon footprint. Private jets, for all Alarmists.
George Orwell understood this, when he wrote Animal Farm. “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”