A Study in
Part one -The Gorilla in the Greenhouse.
"It seemed to me that a careful examination of the room and the lawn might possibly reveal some traces of this mysterious individual. You know my methods, Watson. There was not one of them which I did not apply to the inquiry. And it ended by my discovering traces, but very different ones from those which I had expected."
A gorilla’s take on what’s at stake
As the spotlight of the world’s stage shone on Paris and all the players acted out their carefully choreographed roles within the grand play, the unlikely figure of a gorilla emerged, voicelessly giving voice to nature and man’s plight within it.
Koko the gorilla is the voice of Nature at COP21
Koko has a point, 20 years of platitudes and prevarication have served only to reveal man’s stupidity. The real question is, where does man’s stupidity truly lie?
Divide et impera
It would certainly seem to take the form of a blind trust in untrustworthy world leaders, corrupted and compromised by the corporate power structure and its overarching banking oligarchy, together forming a single, psychopathic syndicate.
But does the nature of this folly lie in a blithe disregard towards the crime against the planet carried out by unrestrained burning of fossil fuels, pollution of the atmosphere and water supplies, decimating of forests, and the countless other sins that Big Oil, and implicitly, humanity itself, is guilty of?
Or, does it lie in an ignorance of a stolen march towards the final consolidation of a tyrannical, planetary police state,
The followers of each camp, AGW proponents on one side and skeptics on the other, perpetually rail against one another, sycophantically servile to their cause but ignoring the gorilla in the room. A gorilla, in every way, unlike Koko.
The AGW sceptics, in their minds, champions of Capitalism and a free market unfettered by government interference, denounce the AGW proponents as Communists.
In turn, the AGW proponents, in their minds, champions of Socialism and a market constrained by judicious government regulation, denounce the AGW skeptics as Crony Capitalists.
Both sides can’t possibly have a monopoly on the truth, can they?
The gorilla in the room writes the script for each of them. Where does the gorilla sit on this issue?
Anywhere it wants.
This gorilla holds the monopoly on truth itself, the
Big Oil and the Climate Mafia are
Denying with one hand
Climate Change denial is funded,
Waving a Pom-Pom with the other
Global Warming activism, however, is funded to a far greater degree, overtly, by liberal groups, environmental groups and the self-same conservative groups, and covertly, by “anonymous donorship”– special interest “dark money”.
As catastrophe and carbon taxation looms large, it’s important to recognize that as always, the costs of taxes levied on corporations are passed onto the poor. Wealth is de-distributed up the pyramid. Likewise, the funds for the proposed technologies, not yet invented, for Carbon Sequestration, will be sequestered from the carbon based life forms, whether cheerleading or not. It seems that pretending to cut emissions or stow them away will allow the single, psychopathic syndicate to have their cake, everybody else’s cake, and stuff their faces with cake. Nothing new there.
But why spend time and money denying with one hand and drum-beating with the other?
In order to shed some light upon this conundrum, perhaps it is time to look with different
"Now this was a case in which you were given the result and had to find everything else for yourself.
A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle
To begin at the beginning,