language

The very revealing idiot lingo of warmism

Language shapes thought and thought shapes language.

Style of language is a reflection of intellect.

Sometimes simplifications are made for practicality, but often for mental convenience, and according to the principle mentioned, it serves to further dumb down the thought behind it.

And a lot of very telling idiot lingo can be found in the bigoted ‘warmism’ (here an example of practical simplification) agenda.

There is the “climate change denier” that implies the ideological enemies refuse to accept that climate change is a thing even though it is an inherent property of the climate to be always-changing. That is part of nature, of the dynamic, living system. And this of course also ties into the rhetorical switcharoo where “global warming” turned into “climate change” so that it becomes universally applicable to any type of change and thus has potential to be perpetuated indefinitely as well as allows to lump opposite phenomena into the same agenda. The core claim of warming effects has not changed.

Then there is the cringy shortening which already expressed quite clearly the dumbing down of the intellect: “climate denier”. A term that implies there are people who deny that climate even exists. “Climate” becomes the indiscriminate label and anyone who objects to anything carrying that label can be called a denier.

Then there is maybe the term most telling about the core problem behind the whole agenda: “harmful to the climate”. This is nonsensical because the climate is a concept, a measurement, a description of overall weather states on a large timescale. By definition you cannot harm the climate because whatever it is is what it is supposed to be. It cannot end. But when bigots use the term “climate denier”, you can see how that line of thought could be entertained by them. Like ‘they want to kill the climate’.

This is almost suitable as a koan: “What would the world be without climate?”

What is actually meant with all that idiot lingo but which warmists rarely want to talk about is something that ties into documented spreading trends of mental afflictions that take great issue and experience distress with change.
But even if we don’t want to examine it as such a clear-cut pathology, the psychology behind it is fear of change. Because of a general awareness and experience of this world’s societies overall running like crap, being under capitalist scarcity torment, people have no confidence that such a system can handle changes well without many people suffering and dying. And thus the mind goes into an extreme state, arbitrarily and self-servingly chooses the ‘current’ climate that our current crappy system is built on and managing, what we have grown accustomed to as ideal based on own preference and what we know, as the ‘healthy’ state of climate that needs to be preserved because it is ‘normal’. Of course then any weather extreme, whether hot or cold, will be condemned as abnormal and caused by that devil CO2. (And BTW, since CO2 is a typical product of industrial activity, it is of course irresistible for the politically green to demonize.)

I have even seen a weather ‘expert’ on TV talk about many areas where the weather this year has been “too cold” or “too hot”. In the same breath. It was simply all relativized to agriculture and with the climate label slapped on it and thereby, ironically, capitalist dictates defined climate policy. If only that wicked ‘excess’ CO2 wasn’t causing a mess everywhere, then there would be no dry summers or wet summers but only just-right summers. ‘Healthy’, ‘normal’ summers.

The warmism ideology actually furthers a crippling of our ability to improve the situation because it is waging war on change, which is nature. It is like the tree that gets uprooted in a storm while the leaves of grass bend gracefully and thereby prevail. And with that mentality it is iconically fascist-totalitarian. Only one rigid state of things tolerated and enforced.
If you removed all human CO2 generation and didn’t tell them, they would still panic over the end of the world, purely based on natural weather fluctuations.

Like so many crazy ideologies emerging from the USA’s society due to a profound problem at its root, this one is lusting for world domination and could never tolerate becoming obsolete. Just like capitalism.
And then it also makes perfect sense to see Extinction Rebellion jump on board with their supposed enemies, US-corporate-imperialists, and promote their propaganda lies against a socialist country (Bolivia), simply because it feeds into their eco-do-gooder image campaign that furthers their power. – Because it is all a power trip, multi-faceted, because by misanthropically condemning humankind’s actions, we are telling us what great power we have. And the more powerful the opponent, the more powerful oneself has to be, which is a wonderful justification for just about any deed committed in pursuit of it.

Capitalism IS what people describe as corruption. It is the iconic ideology of fear. And fear makes stupid. And stupidity leads to people acting against their own best interest for the profit of a few manipulators. It bribes with short-term profits for all, which is especially tempting for people of weak virtue in a state of existential worry.
Anyone and anything can be corrupted when fear is allowed to determine the course of actions. When the root motivation isn’t pure, when there isn’t constant humble devotion towards work to keep it pure. It has to be a constant function, integrated into the character. If you try to find a shortcut, that already is corruption, too.

Love lives abundance. First in the mind, then through action on the outside.
Corporate fascism and eco-fascism are a powerful team of Master Fear, because both see the salvation in preaching scarcity. Both glorify ever-greater efficiency of processes, i.e. managing a perceived/created state of not having enough.
You could say, this form of environmentalism is capitalism’s progressive youth movement. It is about as distant from true environmentalism as Bernie Sanders is from socialism. (But this point is another story about perpetuation of what the USA have always been.)

Your language speaks volumes

Ever wondered why there’s so much logic-perverted action in/from the USA?
It’s probably worth a scientific paper why so many people tend to make a mixup mistake in both directions, i.e. always getting it wrong – a comma where none belongs and then omitting it where one should be. Stuff like that.
But there are many other issues with language and they reflect what I often say: “Language shapes thought and thought shapes language. Your speech speaks volumes.
I cringe every time I hear stuff like “three times less” (which would be -300%).
In the same way people also mistake “three times more” for “three times as much”. (Three times more is four times as much, since the “more” describes an increase by units of the base amount. Otherwise “one time more” would be the same as the base amount you’re referring to.)
Cynically speaking, is it any surprise in such a situation that people even manage to confuse “war” and “peace”? (Also: War on/of Terror, anyone?)
Don’t get me started on the thing with medicine “for” an illness instead of “against”. Explains the drug pushers’ symptom treatment focus. And this kind of language (= thinking) spawns all kinds of less common and even more puzzling cases.
So, newsflash: We don’t need a prescription for war, but for peace or against war.

De-Individualization (“the customer” vs. “the customers”)

You often hear it when businesspeople speak. “The customer” instead of “the customers” even when talking about the totality of them. That totality is treated like a single entity, as a type.
That is convenient, because it helps to generalize and to deny the individual interests and thus potentially causes thought patterns of dehumanization to creep into the mind.
It is a common thought pattern in the business world, because ideally the whole customer base is conformant, homogenous. That helps with maximization of efficiency and thus profit. Deviants are inconvenient for that, as is proven again and again not just in the business world, but anywhere where fear reigns, often fueled by big money.

Think about where else you usually find this rhetorical tool for mind (self-)conditioning:
“The Jew”
“The Negro”
“The foreigner”

Note the quite crucial, intentionally left out word “average”. (Which comes with its own set of problems somewhat related to this topic, but is not as severe as when left out altogether.)

Not a coincidence. Same thought pattern. If you saw a group of people as individuals, you’d have to accept the mental effort and practical inconvenience of allowing each individual their relevance.

Marketing has learned a lot from Hitler and such, and Hitler learned a lot from people before his time.

As I often point out: Thought shapes language and language shapes thought.
(That’s the whole point of applied rhetorics.)