In times of rapid social and technological change, people sometimes feel dislocated and experience "culture lag" becasue the values they hold dear and use to define themselves and the world in general, are not respected by the larger society. This leads to a pervasive disquiet called "status anxiety" in which they begin to see the world as threatening and alien, threatening not only their way of life but their very persons. Looking for explanations for their pervasive disquiet they typically find "causes" which symbolically represent the differences between their perferred (and threatened) lifestyle and the behaviors they think most threaten them.". . . In other words, what these emails confirm is that the great man-made global warming scare is not about science but about political activism. . ."
ARRGGGHHH!!!we are lemmings and the proverbial cliff all rolled up in one
Sandwiched in the middle of yer response is my point. That is (wiki here) "lemming suicide is a frequently used metaphor in reference to people who go along unquestioningly with popular opinion, with potentially dangerous or fatal consequences". Climate change denial has consequences. Just my opinion, of course.ARRGGGHHH!!!
Lemmings do not, I say again, do not run off cliffs by themselves.
Pure myth started by the Disney corporation when the film crew needed something more exciting to show besides little rats eating grass and bugs, so herded them off the cliff and filmed it which in turn caused a bunch of morons from decades gone by to actually believe that a Disney film was an educational documentary film.
Though in retrospect, we ourselves are kinda being herded toward the cliff by those with significantly more power, so perhaps in that context its a correct comparision.
But to still believe lemmings do a death dive en masse deliberately is utter foolishness and completely undermines any argument one may present as a comparitor becuase if someone is dumb enough to believe there is a little critter out there that deliberately practices mass suicide and who spout it to others as 'truth', they are dumb enough to believe and say pretty much anything.
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.Climate change denial has consequences. Just my opinion, of course