A conservative US Supreme Court Judge has just died. Naomi Oreskes tweeted:
And Aaron McCright, sociologist, tweeted:
Aaron has form. Just the other day he tweeted:
“in case you didn’t know, John Wayne was an angry, mean-spirited, racist, sexist, homophobic moist turd of a man”
“proudly single but even when I wasn’t in the past, I never sunk so low as to celebrate ‘Valentine’s Day’.”
Aaron McCright is the author of several papers on climate denialism, (often with Riley Dunlap, who has been campaigning for forty years to replace our current science with a “new ecological paradigm” based on the insane doom mongering of Paul Ehrlich.)
We’re getting used to these outbursts of joy (McCright’s term) at the death of a political opponent from climate activists. First there was Professor Phil Jones’s “cheering news” email about the death of John Daly, then William Connolley on Bob Carter.
Why would they do that? In a situation where most people send warmest sympathies, why do some people send Warmist Sneers?
The Warmist movement shows every sign of being a death cult. The constant reiteration of the demand for population curbs; the assertion that there’s too many of us and that Mother Gaia can’t stand us; the frequently expressed exultation at the idea of the extinction of the species; the constant demand to “think of the grandchildren” which is nothing less than a demand to contemplate the time of your own non-existence; and of course the hatred expressed at those who don’t agree with them; all these are typical of the more morbid religious cults.
The big difference of course is that most cult members keep these kinds of expressions within their closed communities. Only the sense of immunity from criticism that comes from having (superficially at least) imposed their peculiar views on the world of politics, academia and the media can explain the exultation expressed here.
But Oreskes and McCright are not immune, as can be seen in the reactions to their tweets. Even followers of Oreskes are human, it seems, and capable of expressing normal human emotions. There’s hope.