There is generally little you can do to make yourself look worse in a conversation than compare someone you dislike to Hitler. Dr. Tim Ball should consider this. I just saw a post he uploaded a few days ago to Watts Up With That? which says things like:
The response must counteract all the issues detailed in Adolf Hitler’s cynical comments, but also the extremely commendable motive of saving the planet, used by the IPCC and alarmists.
From its inception, the IPCC focused on human production of CO2. It began with the definition of climate change, provided by the UNFCCC, as only those changes caused by humans. This effctively sidelined natural causes. The computer models produced the pre-programmed results and everything was amplified, and exaggerated through the IPCC Summary for Policymakers. The deception was very effective because of the cynical weaknesses Hitler identifies, the natural assumption that nobody could deceive, on such an important issue, and on such a scale, but also because most didn’t know what was being done.
When you understand what Adolf Hitler is saying in the quote from “Mein Kampf” above, you realize how easy it was to create the political formula of Agenda 21 and the scientific formula of the IPCC.
Which sounds pretty ridiculous. I mean, he’s basically comparing everyone he dislikes to Hitler, right? Wrong. The quote Ball refers to, which was included in his post, was written by Adolf Hitler in his book Mein Kampf. A moment’s thought would make it obvoius Hitler was not referring to his own actions. Alternatively, one could just quote the full paragraph (Ball’s excerpt begins with the third sentence and excludes the last sentence):
But it remained for the Jews, with their unqualified capacity for falsehood, and their fighting comrades, the Marxists, to impute responsibility for the downfall precisely to the man who alone had shown a superhuman will and energy in his effort to prevent the catastrophe which he had foreseen and to save the nation from that hour of complete overthrow and shame. By placing responsibility for the loss of the world war on the shoulders of Ludendorff they took away the weapon of moral right from the only adversary dangerous enough to be likely to succeed in bringing the betrayers of the Fatherland to Justice. All this was inspired by the principle–which is quite true in itself–that in the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted in the deeper strata of their emotional nature than consciously or voluntarily; and thus in the primitive simplicity of their minds they more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie, since they themselves often tell small lies in little matters but would be ashamed to resort to large-scale falsehoods. It would never come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths, and they would not believe that others could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously. Even though the facts which prove this to be so may be brought clearly to their minds, they will still doubt and waver and will continue to think that there may be some other explanation. For the grossly impudent lie always leaves traces behind it, even after it has been nailed down, a fact which is known to all expert liars in this world and to all who conspire together in the art of lying. These people know only too well how to use falsehood for the basest purposes.
Hitler was calling the Jews liars. Hitler was saying there was a massive conspiracy by the Jews to unfairly blame Erich Ludendorff for Gemany’s loss in World War I. So when Ball says of the quote:
Do these remarks explain the comments of Jonathan Gruber about legislation for the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare? Do the remarks fit the machinations of the founders of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the activities of the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) disclosed in their 6000 leaked emails? It is instructive to know that Professor Gruber’s health care models are inaccessible, protected as proprietary.
The author of the quote was a leader whose lies and deceptions caused global disaster, including the deaths of millions of people. In a complex deception, the IPCC established a false result, the unproven hypothesis that human CO2 was causing global warming, then used it as the basis for a false premise that justifies the false result. It is a classic circular argument, but essential to perpetuate the phony results, which are the basis of all official climate change, energy, and environmental policies.
Realize he’s comparing everyone he dislikes to the Jews. He’s trying to take the moral high ground by saying, “You horrible people are lying, conspiring Jews and I am the righteous Hitler!”
Comparing other people to Hitler is almost as bad as it gets. About the only thing worse is comparing yourself to Hitler. If you want to do that Dr. Ball, go ahead. You’re Hitler.
On a happy note, I guess this means two major climate blogs on opposite sides of the debate can finally reconcile. Watts Up With That? apparently wants to support Hitler, and Skeptical Science is filled with people who like to play Nazi dress up:
They’re a perfect pair.