I have to laugh at the juxtaposition of rhetoric today. It’s like a gift from the universe.
While Joe Romm launches yet another angry and hateful rant over at Climate Progress because of a poor editorial choice I made two years ago, and for (in his opinion) not being upset enough about the Heartland billboard fiasco (selective outrage actually, since he refuses to cite or link to my initial piece and poll critical of Heartland and Romm too), citing “let their houses burn”Steve Zwick in Forbes who relied on the heavily edited WaPo piece which didn’t use most of my comments from the 15 minute interview, we get this stunning window into the soul of an ethical green professor down under.
Andrew Bolt at the Herald Sun in Australia provides this “truly extraordinary stream of abuse” describing the rant of Professor Clive Hamilton, who, much like Joe Romm, is a hyperactive supporter of AGW alarmism:
On being abused by Clive Hamilton, Professor of Public Ethics
Former Greens candidate Professor Clive Hamilton is furious:
Who would have thought the Melbourne Theatre Company would get into bed with Andrew Bolt?
But here’s the thing. Hamilton is a professional moralist – a Professor of Public Ethics, no less. Standing for goodness, he denounces ‘the highly personal attacks”, “vituperation” , “vilification of individuals” .and “angry ridicule” that he detects from sceptics.
Yet in response to the MTC staging a play with the sceptic as a hero, Hamilton lets fly with a truly extraordinary stream of abuse:
…discredited … rat-bags … denier .. conspiracy theorists … fossil-fuel industry hatchet men … cyber-bullies … shit-spreaders … shock jocks … bullshit … insidious … grubbier … distortion … cowardly … artistic wanking … poison … slippery falsehoods … travesty
Wow. Just wow.
Full story here at Bolt’s: On being abused by Clive Hamilton, Professor of Public Ethics
On Romm, Zwick, Hamilton and all the other haters, who see themselves as pure defenders of the planet, casting us as “evil deniers”, without being able to self-examine the horrid rhetoric of their own, you just have to laugh.
UPDATE: Tom Fuller writes in via email with this part I missed:
Clive Hamilton, Vice Chancellor’s Chair, Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics
“Perhaps Richard Bean’s next project will be The Heretic 2, another “funny, provocative and heart-warming family drama” in which the maverick academic David Irving, lone defender of the truth, uncovers definitive evidence that the Holocaust never happened. Sent to Coventry by his fellow historians — a spineless lot who have for years been manipulating the evidence to protect their funding and their reputations — David is in the end vindicated; the Holocaust was a Zionist plot after all.”