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The Climate Crisis Frenzy Is a Mass Hysteria Movement

Climate fear-mongering, eco-anxiety counseling and a rocky road to Third World status

William L. Kovacs

Ever since the Biden administration promised to eliminate fossil fuels, climate activists have combined their quest to use the government to control society with creating a collective group possessed by illusions and excessive fears that climate change is destroying Planet Earth. This Climatism Collective believes that dismantling society will enable government to prevent the end of the world.

Researchers refer to such collective fears as mass hysteria. They consider it a psychogenic illness, “a condition that begins in the mind rather than the body.” It involves people feeling anxious, sick or crazed, notwithstanding the absence of any physical reason for their condition.

A recent Lancet study of 10,000 young people, ages 16–25, found that 59% were extremely worried about climate change, and 84% were at least moderately worried. The respondents suffered from sadness, anxiety and anger and felt powerless, helpless and guilty.

The authors concluded that climate anxiety is so great that these young people believe humanity is doomed, everything they value is being destroyed, and they should refrain from having children. They also believe government could protect them if it would listen to their feelings, validate and respect their beliefs and demands, and implement policies that eliminate fossil fuel use and “unsustainable” lifestyles.

Mass hysteria episodes have been recorded since the Middle Ages. There have been witch trials, screaming trances and even a “dancing plague” in 1518, with stressed-out participants dancing for weeks, sometimes until they were so tired they died.

In recent times, we’ve witnessed hysteria over the Covid pandemic, the Red Scare about communism, and the Y2K belief that when clocks struck midnight on January 1, 2000, computer systems would fail to recognize the year, and massive electrical outages would devastate society.

Influencing today’s Climatism Collective is a federal government, media and academic alliance that incessantly promotes the disinformation that society’s use of fossil fuels causes every problem on Earth. If an area of the world is hotter or colder than “normal,” it’s climate change. If there are forest fires, storms, floods or droughts, it’s climate change. Even poverty results from manmade climate change.

The “climate crisis” is cited to drive unsubstantiated assertions that the oceans are getting warmer, ocean currents are slowing or speeding up, species are dying and humanity faces worsening health risks. It’s even used to justify programs that offer “eco-anxiety counseling” for federal bureaucrats.

The fact that our Earth, and especially the United States, has much cleaner air and water today than a century ago is irrelevant to those possessed by climate hysteria. So is the fact that far more people are healthy, well-fed and living longer than ever before.

Pulling together these disparate report findings is a recent National Institutes of Health study on “Covid-19 and the Political Economy of Mass Hysteria.” While the study focused on how the political system and social media negatively impacted the public mind during the Covid pandemic, its findings certainly apply to situations in which large segments of a population believe they are continuously exposed to dangerous conditions, despite no serious injuries or damages.

The NIH study authors describe mass hysteria as “a large group of people get[ting] collectively very upset” by negative information. The false or misleading information “evokes fear and spreads in society.” They appropriately call this spread of emotions and anxiety through impacted groups a “contagion.”

Once an infected group is in a state of mass hysteria, the government can “impose measures on the rest of the population, inflicting almost unrestricted harm,” including abrogating and trampling on civil liberties, all of it justified by assertions that it’s necessary to prevent a catastrophe.

The authors describe how the federal government used lockdowns and social distancing to create greater Covid hysteria, decrease psychological resistance and impose penalties for non-compliance. The government’s actions, combined with news agencies and social media, promoted massive negative news campaigns that further deteriorated psychic health by intentionally scaring already anxious populations.

The authors conclude that government elimination of information that questions, challenges or competes with its preferred narrative – combined with false or negative information spread by news and social media – makes society more prone to developing mass hysteria.

Having learned from Covid, the Biden administration increasingly resorts to climate fear-mongering, using the “climate crisis” to create anxieties that cause mass anxiety and hysteria. President Biden regularly insists: “Climate change is an existential threat to humanity…. Unchecked, it is going to actually bake this planet. This is not hyperbole. It’s real.”

Mr. Biden claims a “whole-of-government approach” to the “climate crisis” is essential and must be mandated, since it affects every aspect of society and all things made by society.

By implementing a whole-of-government approach, the President makes climate change the top federal priority. Policy changes are made in every aspect of governing to address climate change, including new taxes, electric vehicles, refashioning U.S. military missions, altering the framework of international relations, and regulating appliances, power plants, the electrical grid, oil production and manufacturing.

The media follows this climate change narrative to ingratiate itself with the government. By November 2021, U.S. news coverage of climate change reached an all-time high. Key to the coverage increase was a change in describing it: from global warming to “more intense words and phrases” to describe the phenomenon, such as “climate crisis,” “climate catastrophe” and “climate emergency.”

These new terms are then incorporated into media and social media tracking algorithms, to increase preferred stories by 50% or more. One “expert” says this “helps describe the realities of our world” – or at least the climate collectivist world they seek. Within two years, the Biden administration and its allies have greatly increased mass hysteria about climate change, especially among the young.

These young people now believe climate change is so harmful that every aspect of society must be regulated. In fact, the Lancet study finds, the anxiety has become so deep-rooted that even the government’s whole-of-government response is deemed insufficient.

Team Biden and its media, academia and corporate partners in deception have not only acquired enormous, unprecedented power over our lives and living standards. They have created a mental health crisis within a population segment that will soon become leaders in the United States, in nearly every sphere of society.

Unless we can restore a sense of reality to climate change (today and throughout history) and the essential role of reliable, affordable energy and fossil fuels in our lives, the United States will soon head down a rocky road to Third World status.

William L. Kovacs has served as senior vice president for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, chief counsel to a congressional committee, and a partner in DC law firms. His book Reform the Kakistocracy (government by the least qualified, most unscrupulous) is the winner of the 2021 Independent Press Award for Political/Social Change. He can be contacted at

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August 10, 2023 10:31 pm

A religion or religious sect generally considered to be extremist or false, with its followers often living in an unconventional manner under the guidance of an authoritarian, charismatic leader.
The followers of such a religion or sect.
A system or community of religious worship and ritual

Reply to  Mr.
August 11, 2023 9:22 am

Sounds like the “First Church of the Boiling Globe.”

August 10, 2023 11:05 pm

Australia’s hysterical billion-dollar public broadcaster, the ABC, had already determined that ‘climate change’ was responsible for the Hawaiian fires even before the smoke had cleared. That’s how you do ‘science’, apparently. However, I thought that the threat posed to Pacific islands was water, not fire. Weren’t we originally told that these islands were threatened by rising seas?

Reply to  Brian.
August 10, 2023 11:20 pm

ABC, had already determined that ‘climate change’ was responsible for the Hawaiian fires even before the smoke had cleared.

Perhaps the ABC should let us know how co2 over Hawaii is behaving differently to the rest of the world?

”…….. global area burned appears to have overall declined over past decades, and there is increasing evidence that there is less fire in the global landscape today than centuries ago.


Gregg Eshelman
Reply to  Brian.
August 11, 2023 12:52 am

Ho do islands have droughts? I’d think warm weather would evaporate a lot of the water around them and it’d drift onto the land to make it high humidity and muggy.

Yet video of the day of and after the fire shows dry vegetation all over Maui.

Tim Gorman
Reply to  Gregg Eshelman
August 11, 2023 3:38 am

It’s been 20 years since I visited Hawaii briefly but as I remember Maui is pretty “mountainous”. When you have mountains one side can be wet and the other side dry. If the mountains cause the rain to fall on the seaward side then the interior can be quite dry. Add to that the fact that a grass fire can cause the downwind “green” grass to immediately dry out and burn also and you can get a widespread mess.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Tim Gorman
August 11, 2023 6:16 am

I saw a report that said parts of the Island received an average of 15 inches of rain a year, and the mountainous parts received over 300 inches per year.

William Howard
Reply to  Tom Abbott
August 11, 2023 7:14 am

Kauai I recall is one of the wettest areas in the world

Reply to  Gregg Eshelman
August 11, 2023 8:13 am

I also heard something about an invasive grass on the isle? That grows abundantly and had dried and added fuel to the fire. I need to do more research about this.

Eamon Butler
Reply to  Brian.
August 11, 2023 4:57 pm

Fact of the matter is, whether it was warmer or cooler, or if CO2 was a few parts lower or not, none of this has anything to do with the fires on Maui.
As usual, poor land management, specifically not creating fire breaks and dealing with the abundant dry grass fuel, makes the area vulnerable to this tragedy. Ultimately, most of the fires are started by humans. Either by accident or indeed, deliberately. No evidence of lightning strikes, which is the main natural cause of fires, given the right conditions.

August 10, 2023 11:11 pm

The Climate Crisis Frenzy Is a Mass Hysteria

Yes, mass hysteria caused by mass neurosis

Reply to  Mike
August 11, 2023 12:03 am


Tom Abbott
Reply to  Mike
August 11, 2023 6:40 am

Humans *are* a herd creature.

I was in a small riot once. I didn’t plan to be in a riot, but I was caught up in the emotion of the event, even so. I was totally surprised at how I felt and reacted.

I was at a music concert at The Shell, in Honolulu, in 1970. The Shell was an open-air auditorium shaped like a sea shell, surrounded by a tall chainlink fence with a tall hedge planted inside so the stage was not visible from the outside, but one could hear the music quite well outside.

And a lot of people, my group included, would go to The Shell, and sit on the grass outside the auditorium and listen to the music, the grounds being the size of several football fields, so plenty of room for a lot of people, several hundred on most occasions.

I think Janice Joplin was playing the Shell this particular night.

What happened was, for some unknown reason, not done before this night, the Honolulu police decided to come in and start harrassing the people sitting outside the Shell, mostly hippies, so the police roared in on their three-wheeled motorcycles and started darting about the area and scaring people, and at one point this one motorcycle policeman roars up to a couple sitting just a few feet awsy from my group, and the couple had a very young baby in arms, and had a big brown paper sack with diapers in it, and the cop jumped off his bike and snatched the bag out of the girl’s hand and accused her of having marijuana in it, and tore it apart and all there was in there were diapers.

And that got the crowd going! And we all stood up as if on command and started moving toward the police and eventually several hundred hippies had about 50 police officers pinned up against the fence and were yelling and screaming at them, and I was right there with them, caught up in it all, without meaning to do so.

Someone inside the fence opened a gate about that time, and all the police went inside and got away from the crowd, so then people in the crowd started attacking the fence and a friend of mine, who is about as passive a guy as you would want to meet, actually scaled the six-foot-tall chainlink fence and jumped inside. The police inside maced my friend and threw him back over the fence!

Then, the crowd started grabbing the fence and started pulling it back and forth until eventually they tore a section of it down.

That’s when we decided to leave the scene and go home. I wasn’t one pulling on the fence, btw. I was just watching by that time.

So even a logical, level-headed guy like me can get caught up in the human emotions associated with riots/mass emotions. People will do things they would never do normally in such situations.

It must be the herd instinct. So be careful out there! You can be swept up before you realize it.

Reply to  Tom Abbott
August 11, 2023 8:15 am

I remember getting caught up in a demonstration in Paris. People started yelling at us to leave and then it turned into a riot. What were they rioting about? A ban on roller blades…

Reply to  Tom Abbott
August 11, 2023 8:16 am

Crowd mentality. Well-known and studied phenom.

August 11, 2023 12:03 am

Reality is 2 warmish days and back to the cool wet summer….

It’s disappointing but it’s no cause for alarm

Rich Davis
Reply to  strativarius
August 11, 2023 3:58 am

Glad you survived. Did it break 25°?

August 11, 2023 12:46 am

“Global boiling” is real.
Last night, the ABC weatherman presented definitive proof.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Brian.
August 11, 2023 7:02 am

I feel sorry for the kids that are subjected to all this scary propaganda.

It’s child abuse.

Reply to  Tom Abbott
August 11, 2023 8:19 am

I do my best to ‘right’ these indoctrinated minds.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  cosmicwxdude
August 12, 2023 3:59 am

My local meteorologists are pretty good about not introducing human-caused climate change into their talk about the weather.

Thank Goodness!

If they do introduce human-caused climate change into the mix, I’m going to be writing some nasty letters to them! 🙂

Gregg Eshelman
August 11, 2023 12:49 am

The press conference held on the 10th for the Maui wildfires included an invocation of climate change.

Reply to  Gregg Eshelman
August 11, 2023 4:47 am

There’s a large chance that it was human caused and perhaps arson.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Scissor
August 11, 2023 7:04 am

The fire moved so fast, people were found huddled in their houses together dead, because they were surrounded by fire with nowhere to run, it was just reported.

Richard Page
Reply to  Scissor
August 11, 2023 7:54 am

There’s an extremely good chance of that – Hawaii has a long history of arson attacks on buildings and land going back years, some of which have got completely out of control. As far as I’m aware there have been no arrests this year, at least not made public, but I am in little doubt that there will be, just like in previous years.

Reply to  Gregg Eshelman
August 11, 2023 8:29 am

Of course it did. It’s the end all for these freaks.

August 11, 2023 1:26 am

Perhaps the clearest indicator that its mass hysteria is this.

The activists claim to believe there is a global crisis caused by global CO2 emissions. They then propose a remedy for this, which is local reductions by Western countries. To implement these reductions they propose to covert electricity generation to wind, home heating to heat pumps, and vehicles to EVs.

However, reducing local emissions is not going to make any impression on global ones, which are dominated by non-Western countries who have no intention of even slowing their emissions growth, and are certainly not going to reduce. So the local reductions, in the activists’ own terms, are futile and pointless.

Then, the chosen policy, converting to wind and solar, is impossible to do, because of intermittency. Which means that the grid cannot support the next bit of the proposal, to increase demand by moving heating and transport to electricity.

But even if you could generate the power, there is not enough raw materials to make all the batteries all the EVs would require.

And even could you make them, the result would not deliver local CO2 emission reductions.

You notice the characteristic disconnection between the alleged ends, the reason for the alleged ends, and the means advocated. Nongqawuse similarly advocated killing the Xhosa cattle, and similarly never explained why this was necessary or would deliver any solution to the Xhosa problems. From wikipedia:

  1. Nongqawuse claimed that the ancestors who had appeared to them said:[4]The dead would arise.
  2. All living cattle would have to be slaughtered, having been reared by contaminated hands.
  3. Cultivation would cease.
  4. New grain would have to be dug.
  5. New houses would have to be built.
  6. New cattle enclosures would have to be erected.
  7. New milk sacks would have to be made.
  8. Doors would have to be weaved with buka roots.
  9. People must abandon witchcraft, incest, and adultery.

In return, the spirits would sweep all European settlers into the sea.[5] The Xhosa people would be able to replenish the granaries and fill the kraals with more beautiful and healthier cattle.

I was reminded of this when reading the remarks of the head of UK gas transmission company some days back. Have quoted them a couple of times before:

However, Mr Butterworth is adamant that it will remain an essential part of Britain’s energy sector.

“We’ve got to think of a joined up system,” he said. “When the wind doesn’t blow, gas is absolutely vital.

“If we hadn’t had gas in 2022, there were 260 days when we would have had rolling blackouts, and for 26 of those days we would have had a full blackout.
“There is public pressure for electrification at speed without thinking through the big picture. If we are not careful, we will over electrify. But when it comes to the winter, we need a lot of gas ready to roll.”

85pc of Britain’s homes currently have gas boilers, meaning a rapid transition away from gas will be difficult.

Yes. And it would be difficult for the Xhosa to feed themselves after they had killed the cattle and destroyed their grain. But that wasn’t going to stop Nongqawuse and her crazed followers. And it won’t stop the crazed climate activists from continuing to demand we all go along with the useless and impossible and destructive measures they advocate.

Reply to  michel
August 11, 2023 4:21 am

I note that many of the present cultists that I know are still wearing masks. These are highly educated nuts. One of them, sent me the following.

Reply to  Scissor
August 11, 2023 8:33 am

It is just incredible. So smart with zero intelligence.

Richard Page
Reply to  Scissor
August 11, 2023 10:40 am

I just noticed that there are renewed calls to wear masks indoors and out after this ‘uptick’ in covid cases with strain Eris. Some people just want to wear masks – it’s a fad, possibly a psychological reaction to something, just a bit strange.

August 11, 2023 1:57 am

I feel this sums up Climate Change

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Reply to  nhasys
August 11, 2023 3:59 am

For many people in the UK it is a question of ‘will the weather be any better next year’?

The cries of alarm emanating from every direction do not cancel reality; looking out of the window….

Richard Page
Reply to  strativarius
August 11, 2023 10:41 am

Ooh perhaps next year we’ll get a summer as well!

Reply to  nhasys
August 11, 2023 4:26 am

Moderately funny even.

August 11, 2023 3:19 am

A bad situation is being constructed.

The climate change alarmists are the very same people who were/are the “population bomb” alarmists.

They are convinced that the human race is an effective cancer on the world and that ordinary people, being so inherently flawed, must be restricted and controlled in all aspects of their life by people just like them who “understand what’s good for the human race.”

North American and Western European youth have been so indoctrinated from all angles in all aspects of their lives that they have convinced themselves that humans are inherently evil and the only virtue exists in the virtual world.

They are withdrawing from the sort of social behavior that has characterized human beings for all time to increasingly believe that soon, very soon, this thing called “artificial intelligence” is going to solve all of the world’s problems.

They are doing everything in their power to rid their surrounding environment of the things that most terrify them–signs of the physical requirement of not only the virtual world but any human society. Even all agriculture must be “organic,” “natural,” “gentle,” “loving,” and above all non-disruptive to “nature.”

Meanwhile, in places they don’t see and would never be able to actually see with their own eyes were it in front of them the precious earth that they so claim to treasure is being destroyed with greater fury and more reckless abandon than in the USA during the “golden age” which to them is only the “age of the robber barons.”

These youth want a “new world” and the ones who claim (and perhaps measure) to be the most “intelligent” have decided not to breed. Guys satisfy their urges in a virtual world in part because they’re not sure if they can “measure up” to the porn, and besides that they don’t even have to pay their “partner” to leave afterwards.

They’ll get their new world all right. A world ruled by the Communist Chinese Party.

They’ll loose something in the process-something they never ever learned to appreciate because they’ve insisted that “others” take care of the problem by removing it from their site. That something is called liberty.

While not for the same reason I’m very, very glad that I decided long ago to forego children myself. K saw the world my grandkids and great grandkids would encounter and said, “No way!”

People will survive of course–from the ashes–but as a result of the long and narrow genetic “bottleneck” that ensues perhaps not as the apex species.

Tim Gorman
Reply to  SwampeastMike
August 11, 2023 3:52 am

Orwell didn’t miss his prophecy, he just missed the date of it happening. Far too many people today, especially the young ones, have no idea of what critical thinking is. Critical thinking *should* lead one to question exactly what is causing an average to go up. Is it the maximum or the minimum going up? Agriculture studies show it is the minimums going up, resulting in longer growing seasons but not loss of harvests due to higher maximum temps. My two sons won’t believe this even when I show them the proof. They truly believe the oceans are going to boil. They’ve been indoctrinated into the cult. It’s difficult, if not impossible, to deprogram most cult followers.

Reply to  Tim Gorman
August 11, 2023 4:50 am

And they see a former President*–who thinks he still is president engaged in such denial that they too come to believe that denying what is in front of their very eyes not only does not exist but will disappear provided everyone denies.

*who received my “potentially better than the alternative” support–twice…

Reply to  Tim Gorman
August 11, 2023 9:07 am

I got a hold of my kids early on and as a meteorologist they tend to believe me more than they believed their teachers.

Reply to  SwampeastMike
August 11, 2023 4:27 am

One question, who is in charge now?

Reply to  Scissor
August 11, 2023 4:37 am

Nobody. Therein lies a big problem.

Reply to  SwampeastMike
August 11, 2023 4:45 am

For example, I wonder has the CCP infiltrated the CIA more than the CIA has infiltrated the the CCP? Are they effectively under the control of a single entity?

Reply to  Scissor
August 11, 2023 5:26 am

There’s really no need. I suspect the the job of “spy” is as inherently corruptible as that of “narc.”

Some are certain to adopt the rather pragmatic attitude that, “Since I’m probably dead anyway if I get caught why not ‘double dip’ and hopefully retire early (thus reducing that risk) by playing both sides of the game.”

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Scissor
August 11, 2023 7:10 am

Joe has been pretty nice to the CCP. That’s what they pay him for.

Joe is taking a few measures to crack down on the CCP now, putting some restrictions on them, but I see that as a campaign ploy to make it look like he is tough on the Chicoms.

Mr Ed
Reply to  Scissor
August 11, 2023 7:16 am

The Democrat Party was once the party of the working man and main street.
Now it’s the party of the Globalist’s and Wall Street. Follow the Money.
Trillions are at stake in this…just not for our interests.

Richard Page
Reply to  Mr Ed
August 11, 2023 8:00 am

Really? Up until the abolition of slavery it was the party of the slave-owners, then it became the party of the plantation and property owners. It has always been the party of the monied classes, of the rich who wanted to get richer.

Mr Ed
Reply to  Richard Page
August 11, 2023 9:02 am

I have family roots in the Great Lakes region and in the Copper
Production in MT and am familiar
with the history of the working man and the Globalization period.
I don’t really see two different political parties at this point, more
of a Uni-Party. The Globalist really came in to power during the
financialization period late 80’s.
That’s when the industrial off shoring began. President candidate Ross
Perot made a point of it with his “Giant Sucking Sound” of jobs
leaving the country back in 1992

Michael Lewis wrote a book about the financialization beginnings
**Liars Poker**. My kid brother was on Wall Street during that period.
I had a front row seat. I know things I can’t discuss here.

Reply to  Mr Ed
August 11, 2023 1:41 pm

Our so-called political “parties” are a party all right.

A party for the wing nuts at both ends of the spectrum–about 30% each way leaving less than a majority of “normal” nuts 😉

Reply to  Mr Ed
August 11, 2023 9:13 am

There was a time a few years ago when the Democrats claimed to be the party of the working man and main street. However that has never been true. All the way back to FDR and before, they have always pushed policies that concentrated power in the hands of the Washington bureaucrats who they controlled.

August 11, 2023 3:53 am

But… why are some pf us apparently immune to being misled by this stuff?

Better BS filters?

Reply to  ThinkingScientist
August 11, 2023 4:33 am

Some immunity is acquired. The realization that P.T. Barnum was correct raises the awareness that someone is always trying to take advantage.

Reply to  ThinkingScientist
August 11, 2023 7:13 am

We learned some critical thinking and research skills along the way.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  ThinkingScientist
August 11, 2023 7:17 am

I was skeptical from an early age.

I think my first break with authorities came at about 10-years-old, when the preacher at the church I attended (Church of Christ) said one day that people who played musical instruments as a method of worshipping God, were going to Hell. The Church of Christ believes that only the human voice is fit to use to worship God, and using musical instruments is a sin.

Well, that didn’t make any sense to me. I thought to myself, ‘How could a loving God sentence someone to eternity in Hell for worshiping God, regardless of how it is done?”

I came to the conclusion that the preacher must be wrong. A loving God would not do such a thing.

So I got my first taste of feeling like some authorities don’t know what they are talking about.

Reply to  Tom Abbott
August 11, 2023 9:22 am

Psalm 150:3
Praise Him with trumpet sound;
Praise Him with harp and lyre.

Psalm 150:4
Praise Him with timbrel and dancing;
Praise Him with stringed instruments and pipe.

Psalm 98:4-6
Shout joyfully to the Lord, all the earth;
Break forth and sing for joy and sing praises.
Sing praises to the Lord with the lyre,
With the lyre and the sound of melody.
With trumpets and the sound of the horn
Shout joyfully before the King, the Lord.

Psalm 43:4
Then I will go to the altar of God,
To God my exceeding joy;
And upon the lyre I shall praise You, O God, my God.

There are many more

Tom Abbott
Reply to  MarkW
August 12, 2023 4:03 am

Yeah, I know, but the Church of Christ also quotes a verse from the Old Testament which supports their positions. I forget the actual verse they use.

Reply to  Tom Abbott
August 11, 2023 11:25 am

Wow. As a part-time musician this baffles my mind.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  cosmicwxdude
August 12, 2023 4:04 am

It didn’t make sense to me then, and it doesn’t make sense to me now.

Mr Ed
Reply to  ThinkingScientist
August 11, 2023 7:29 am

Likely the company one keeps. My early education years were in
college towns where my parents were in grad school. All
of my friends were either in the same situation or children of academics.
Later after my folks got their degrees and we moved into the real world
I quickly learned that if I wanted to fit in I had to act dumb…I went from learning to use
a dosimeter to just wanting to get picked to play baseball..

Rich Davis
August 11, 2023 3:55 am

The author calls the “Red Scare” a mass hysteria event, despite the evidence in Soviet archives that communists were undeniably active in the US, including in our government. (But the History Channel, the people who educate us on Ancient Alien Astronauts agree with him, so there’s that credible source cited, perhaps I err).

With globalist credentials like having been VP of the US Chamber of Commerce, he is part of the government uniparty, the Washington Republicrats. Mitt Romney and Jeb! enthusiasts. In favor of mass immigration and amnesty.

As a result, I have zero trust in the author’s motives, transparently to sell his book. However…

To the extent that he agrees that there is NO CLIMATE EMERGENCY, he is an ally.

Frank from NoVA
Reply to  Rich Davis
August 11, 2023 4:29 am

You’re correct, we should be ‘hysterical’ about the rise of the Left. Instead, we have allowed this movement to create the hysterias that are undermining the foundations of Western civilization.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Rich Davis
August 11, 2023 7:23 am

“The author calls the “Red Scare” a mass hysteria event, despite the evidence in Soviet archives that communists were undeniably active in the US, including in our government.”

The Red Scare was and is real. It was not mass hysteria.

The Red Scare has transformed into the Radical Democrat Scare. The radical Democrats are active in the U.S. govenment and no less dangerous to our personal freedoms than declared, and hidden, communists of the past.

Richard Page
Reply to  Tom Abbott
August 11, 2023 8:09 am

I would seperate the real threat of Soviet Communist agents working in America from the “Red Scare” which was an hysterical witch-hunt of massive proportions which turned up zero actual Soviet agents but thousands of ordinary Americans denounced for the ‘crime’ of thinking or behaving differently.
I think you are conflating two different things and the author may have seperated one from the other – the CIA and FBI counterintelligence operations were one thing, the McCarthy witch-hunts entirely another.

Peta of Newark
August 11, 2023 6:14 am

1/ Sugar poisoning.
Home Sapiens, the critter, did not evolve to eat a diet of starch.
If anyone wants to test themselves for pre or actual diabetes take a cognitive skill test before a (finger prick) blood sample. The blood-sample result will depend on when you last ate anything – the cognitive test not so much.
The skills test will quantify something akin to Alzheimer’s. (Brandonism)

UK traffic cops will tell you that T-total folks driving home after a large Christmas lunch are much worse drivers than those with an entire bottle of plonk inside them.
(Think about it, a Xmas lunch is mostly carbohydrate and the meat-part is devoid of fat, UNLESS you eat the dark meat and the skin/gristle. Xmas lunch is = all sugar)

2/ Excessive consumption of plants – replacing especially the unfashionable and ‘yucky parts’ of animals.
i.e. Blood, liver, kidney, bone marrow, collagen (gristle) and fat ##
Hence leading to deficiency in Vitamin B. All 8 of them – their primary role (they have many smaller roles) is to hold our nervous system together.
Add in that plant material contains,

  • Lectins: Plant proteins, not at all similar to animal proteins and the drive our immune systems crazy. We follow soon after.
  • Phytates: More variations on protein but this time acting as chelators = attaching to (especially metallic) trace elements and making them unavailable to our metabolism. A phytate of particular note answers to ‘Glyphosate’
  • Fibre: Perfectly indigestible stuff (unless you’re a Termite) with an epic affinity for water. As a result it attaches to and removes anything that is water-soluble and potentially useful to us straight out our backsides, hardly without those things even ‘touching the sides’

3/ Soil Erosion. This works to remove from our diets (unless we eat an all animal diet) all the things that make us tick but especially the neurotransmitters we need daily.
And we do need them daily exactly because they are water soluble:

  • Magnesium (very large amounts)
  • Potassium (quite large amounts)
  • Lithium (very modest amount but we gotta have it)
  • Sodium (large amounts)

After that is an epic crop of metals we need for general metabolism and functions. And if we don’t get them, our bodies feel awful and our heads do likewise.
The biggies:

  • Iron, Copper, Zinc
  • Phosphorus, Selenium, Manganese
  • Cobalt, Chromium
  • plus lots of littlies

The easily visible part of soil erosion is = Dust Storms of which there are 3 different sorts but the effect is all the same.

  • A huge big cloud of dust blowing in the wind. eg. Dust Bowl of 1930’s but all clouds of dust are = soil erosion. Whether raised by cars, wild horses or tractors
  • Brown/orange/red/grey muddy water flowing in rivers after any sort of ‘rain event’ Those are also = dust storms except that the dust is water-borne – not wind-borne
  • Burning of biomass in any form. That smoke and ash is The Dust.

The dust, smoke, ash and mud contains all the myriad trace elements that keep us healthy and sane.

## It was a true amazement to discover where Inuit people (Eskimo) got their Vitamin C, existing as they do on a perfect example the meat/fat eating Ketogenic Diet
(C’mon Michael Mann. Let’s see you cultivate fields of tomato/lettuce and a few oranges at Etah.
Don’t be shy and take plenty CO₂ with you. It’ll keep you warm and is a really good fertiliser. Apparently.

It was/is that Whale Blubber contains immense amounts of Vitamin C. Seals also and there is measurable amounts in wild salmon.
The Enquiring Mind wonders – does that explain ‘Cod Liver Oil’ – is that why it was/is so popular?
Then what about other critters that ‘have fat’ and make their own Vitamin C?
e.g. Pigs, cows, wild boar, sheep/lambs.
So what about ‘Coconut Oil’ – does it have Vitamin C in it and hence why, swishing around your mouth is one of The Best Things you can do for your teeth and gums.
Seeing as bleeding gums, wonky/loose and rotting teeth are The Very First Symptoms of Scurvy?
How goes the dentition of you Average Eskimo – even though they clean their teeth with seal fat

It gets almost infinitely worse in that Vitamin C is extremely important in the production, use of and recycling of things like Dopamine, Serotonin and Cortisol

Any one of the things listed above could set off the insanity, let alone them being in combination.
Then, to really cap it all, we now intentionally deprive ourselves of salt/Sodium.
A few little experiments have shown that that is akin to getting yourself drunk or doing laughing gas.
Or was a truly inhuman torture inflicted upon supposed ‘wrong-doers’ in Ye Dayes Of Yore.
Never mind thumb screws, iron maidens or The Rack – just feed your inmates a diet devoid of salt, then and watch them shrivel up and die.
While Modern Medicine imagines that Low Salt Diet it is a really healthy thing.

There really is suicidal madness going on out there.

Rich Davis
Reply to  Peta of Newark
August 11, 2023 11:09 am

Is this somehow relevant to the article?

August 11, 2023 7:31 am

Worried about the weather. OK for farmers, but……..

Reply to  antibanshee
August 11, 2023 8:10 am

Farmers have some of basic sayings:
During the planting/growing season:
1. It’s raining too much
2. It’s not raining enough
In the cropping season its usually:
1. It’s raining again and the wheat is going to get mildew
2. It’s hot so be careful the header dose not set the crop on fire.

Richard Page
Reply to  antibanshee
August 11, 2023 8:11 am

The humidity is getting to me a bit – weeks of rain followed by a burst of warm weather has raised the humidity levels quite high.

August 11, 2023 8:09 am

I would suggest taking the Morgan Freeman approach to climate change.

In an interview with Mike Wallace, Freeman said “You want to get rid of Racism? Then stop talking about it. I’ll stop calling you a white man and you stop calling me a black man”.

August 11, 2023 8:10 am

Same with covid. Naive, scientifically illiterate, historical illiteracy and LEFTIST-INDOCTRINATION are to blame. For Gods sake, in my state where temps have fluxed perhaps 0.75C in 50yrs and precip has increased somewhat (random as precip measurement is at 1 point and averaged over an area. I am a meteorologist and witness ‘misses’ by measuring devices on a daily basis, but I digress). If people were not told of climate/global warming on a daily basis, nobody would have noticed a thing.

August 11, 2023 8:45 am

So the communists weren’t funding insurrection movements around the world?
The Y2K bug was real, the reason there wasn’t a problem on Jan 1, 2000 was precisely because of all the attention paid to the issue in the years leading up to the event.
I personally worked on several projects that fixed Y2K bugs that would have created problems had they not been fixed in time.

Richard Page
Reply to  MarkW
August 11, 2023 10:52 am

No. There are the core problems or events that needed to be dealt with, then there were the alarmism and hysteria that swamped all rational discussion on the subject. The western counterintelligence operations against Soviet agents was one thing, the McCarthy witch-hunts were hysteria. Fixing the Y2K issues in some computers was one thing, the media scare stories that all computers would stop working was hysteria and alarmism.

August 11, 2023 9:34 am

This is all A fine example of H.L Mencken’s observation… “The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed — and hence clamorous to be led to safety — by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.”

We have also now reached this warning of Mencken’s..
“As democracy is perfected, the Office of President represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”

Edward Katz
August 11, 2023 2:18 pm

No one should pay too much attention to what the 16-25 crowd claims to feel about climate change and environmental problems in general because they’re one of the least likely age groups to make any big lifestyle changes to combat the supposed crisis.

Eamon Butler
August 11, 2023 4:40 pm

In order to establish more authority over the people, Governments create a problem that must be addressed. They magnify this problem at every possible chance through the various media platforms. So-called(Gov. selected) experts confirm and validate the concerns through meaningless catch phrases, slogans and assertions. Getting the younger generations scared witless is crucial to the propaganda machine as they are given the unchallenged platforms to admonish the Governments for ”not doing enough” to control their lives in order to save and protect them … from the problem the Government created in the first place. And so it goes.

August 13, 2023 3:42 pm

It has taken decades to bring people to this point, undoubtedly, it will take decades of deprogramming to have them ‘Snap out of it!’ as the saying goes.
Otherwise, it would entail removing or reprogramming most of the public educators/teachers, fighting with unions, et cetera which would not happen as the push back would be too much, since bureaucrats and government are all in on this crazy.
We’re screwed.
Probably just have to let the society burn itself down and hope for the best, sadly.
Hopefully in our quest for renewables, as scenario will unfold where only 00’s of people die in a winter without power for a few days rather than 000’s or larger when the FF energy is shut off and we all find out what a scam renewables truly are for reliability.

August 14, 2023 4:38 pm

The modern manifestation of an ancient religion: “Just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding cities, which likewise indulged in sexual immorality and pursued unnatural desire, serve as an example by undergoing a punishment of eternal fire.” I doubt they even realize what they are doing.

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