In Australia, right now, we have the Federal Government considering the Finkelstein Report and we have efforts to enforce a form of 'political correctness' through various tribunals and court actions and we can get a glimpse of how this same zeitgeist is happening around the western world through Mark Steyn's observations here.
Following Lord Monckton's observation, we observe what the tax payer funded public broadcaster, 'THE ABC' does with the taxes extracted from the Australian people to broadcast in news reports and comment; propaganda/acceptable information/post modern science/the views of the anointed regulating classes (?) on the pretext of balance, science and journalistic ethics for investigative skepticism.
Lord Monckton has observed the following:
"At the end of the day, the central question is this. Which side in this scientific debate is most likely to be right and true?
Much turns upon the answer to this central question. If there is in fact no “climate crisis”, then the world is about to spend not billions but trillions on a Sisyphean attempt to find non-solutions to a non-problem. Every cent spent on the non-problem of “global warming” is a cent not spent on the world’s real environmental problems, not the least of which is the abject and needless poverty in which far too many are condemned to struggle.
Also, the repeated and often furtive attempts by powerfully-placed true-believers to stifle, suppress, and silence debate – attempts which were repeatedly made in the present case – raise serious questions about the degree to which the freedom of speech on which the West once prided itself still survives.
Without freedom of speech, and without the academic freedom of thought that is its handmaid, there is a clear and present danger that the West will drift silently and miserably from the Age of Reason and Enlightenment into a new Dark Age."
Lord Monckton September 28, 2009
Andrew Bolt –, Monday, March, 26, 2012, (11:14am)
It is now official ABC policy not to question the global warming theory, even though the world hasn’t warmed in a decade and scientists are in dispute. The ABC’s Audience and Consumer Affairs branch writes in response to a complaint:
Given the overwhelming majority of the world’s scientists agree that AGW is real and needs to be addressed and the overwhelming majority of the world’s government’s and the UN acknowledge the reality of AGW and the need to address it, the ABC pursues a balance that follows the weight of evidence on this issue. The ABC’s coverage of this issue has well and truly moved on from the debate as to whether or not AGW is real.
What was it that former ABC Media Watch host David Marr once said? Oh, yes:
The natural culture of journalism is a kind of vaguely soft left inquiry, sceptical of authority. I mean, that’s just the world out of which journalists come. If they don’t come out of this world, they really can’t be reporters. I mean, if you are not sceptical of authority – find another job. You know, just find another job.
Everying Marr wrote there is true. Except for just two words: “soft left”. By Marr’s own defnition, the ABC’s email proves the stoft-left ABC has betrayed journalism.
It is now evangelising for a neo-religious movement.
(Thanks to reader Tony.)
A true democracy needs entities like, "The Lord Monckton Foundation (which) shall conduct research, publish papers, educate students and the public and take every measure that may be necessary to restore the primacy and use of reason in science and public policy worldwide, especially insofar as they may bear upon the rights of the people fairly and fully to be informed, openly and freely to debate, and secretly by ballot to decide who shall govern them, what laws they shall live by and what imposts they shall endure."