If you’ve never seen this entire episode, I urge you to do so.
Note that in Buffalo, the more things change the more, etc. Also note the hopeful ending.
Amusing to think the propaganda in this is more accurate than the putrid stuff they serve us today. Yes, it’s another indication of decline. But then it had to be more accurate.
Consider TV in 1978. No real cable, three or four main channels, some local fare. The majority got their signals over the air. Meaning that if people tuned out, the advertising dollars dried up, and shows were canceled.
Which in turn meant network shows could not be as acerbic and outrageous as they can now, and even must be. Because even if you never watch, say, CNN, part of your cable fee still goes to them. They don’t need you to watch to prosper. So their best strategy (mimicked by both sides of the uniparty) is to build a loyal audience, a strategy that rewards more peculiar and extreme programming.
That’s not the whole of it, but it’s close enough.
And then we have that everything is now connected, which intensifies extremes.
Imagine, for instance, that you were made to watch Spock tell you every day in school that the Ice Is Coming. Not just every day in school, but in every class every day, and for every year until you graduated. Imagine Ice Doom was by mandate the focus of all subjects, directly or indirectly.
Do you think you could graduate unscathed? Do you think you could remain a skeptic of the idea that we were all going to freeze to death? Would you retain your sanity?
Or would you worry? Be fretful and nervous for the future? Would you develop climate anxiety? Would you be immune to all contrary evidence, such as warm sunny afternoons?
Washington Post headline: “In one state, every class teaches climate change — even P.E.”
There was one minute left on Suzanne Horsley’s stopwatch and the atmosphere remained thick with carbon dioxide, despite the efforts of her third graders to clear the air.
Horsley, a wellness teacher at Toll Gate Grammar School, in Pennington, N.J., had directed the kids to toss balls of yarn representing carbon dioxide molecules to their peers stationed at plastic disks representing forests. The first round of the game was set in the 1700s, and the students had cleared the patch of playing field in under four minutes. But this third round took place in the present day, after the advent of cars, factories, electricity and massive deforestation. With fewer forests to catch the balls and longer distances to throw, the gases were accumulating faster than kids could retrieve them.
“In 2022, we got a lot of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere,” said Horsley. “What’s the problem with it, what is it causing?”
“Global warming,” volunteered one girl.
Girls always know the right answer at that age.
Two years ago, New Jersey became the first state in the country to adopt learning standards obligating teachers to instruct kids about climate change across grade levels and subjects. The standards, which went into effect this fall, introduce students as young as kindergartners to the subject, not just in science class but in the arts, world languages, social studies and physical education. Supporters say the instruction is necessary to prepare younger generations for a world — and labor market — increasingly reshaped by climate change.
Kindergarten to graduation. All subjects.
Historically, climate change has not been comprehensively taught in U.S. schools, largely because of the partisanship surrounding climate change and many teachers’ limited grasp of the science. That started to change in 2013, with the release of new national science standards, which instructed science teachers to introduce students to climate change and its human causes starting in middle school.
Science. Science. Science.
Its no wonder we are so addled.
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Parents willingly send their own children to such schools poisoning mind and body breaking children to be zombie slaves of the Beast. Beastly parenting. BUT it’s a choice. You don’t have to send your child to schoolag. You’re not a victim. Teach them yourself. Move to an area with like-minded parents, pool resources and set up one-room style schools. The Beast is a dead end. A terminal condition. Like a forest fire it soon burns itself out. The destructive principle has natural limits. The Creative principle… Creative Principal, has supernatural limits, free to man for the asking.
Wait just a minute. You didn’t put this post into a correct context. Follow The Science ™ until it leads you to the true fount of knowledge … the UN.
Youtube at least adds context where politically appropriate. It’s time you do likewise.
Put the following on the top of each of your posts addressing climate change, “According to the United Nations, climate change refers to long-term shifts in temperatures and weather patterns, mainly caused by human activities, especially the burning of fossil fuels.”
Got it? We are watching you.
Schools always teach religion first and everything else second. You can’t teach anything without passing along some worldview with it.
So public schools, dictated by stupid bureaucrats who worship stupid gods, push things like climate hysteria, covid hysteria, sexual deviancy, and envy into the heads of their disciples.
It’s all so predictable.
It’s the oldest maxim in the world people will pay anything for things that are forbidden.
Like the lifeblood of civilization itself oil.
Just think there is some percentage of the population ripping out perfectly good
gas stoves as we speak.
Where must be into the third or fourth generation since the intensive brainwashing began around the mid ’60s. The parents of today’s kids were indoctrinated, and now the kids are getting it from them starting at birth, from their teachers from K through 12, then their professors for as long as they end up being at university. The rational minority shrinks and shrinks. It’s no wonder so many people have climate/covid/trans/etc. hysteria.
“We”, not “where”. Please give us an edit option!
Re: “Please give us an edit option!”
First off, caveat, I’m pretty clueless when it comes to social media and blogging.
I’m confused by the concept of an edit button for comments. I can understand when people make a typo or a grammar error and desire to fix it, especially when the error unintentionally changes the meaning. But with an edit button, is the writer allowed to make unlimited changes to their prose? I can think of all sorts of undesirable consequences of allowing that. For example, it would likely be abused to make repliers look like idiots, and then the repliers would retaliate by making their own changes, etc.
I agree, though, that it would be nice to have the option to completely nuke a comment in the first, say, 15 seconds after posting it, to limit the embarrassment when you really screw up.
This is one of the very few comment sections that I even bother to look at. Most comment sections are like walking through the most boring party in the world with a thousand other boring people who are all talking at once, who apparently have nothing better to do than trying to be noticed.
Hagfish, Is that your neologism?
I LOVE it
At about timestamp 6:20 on the above video from 1978, Glaciologist Gifford Miller claims that the glaciers on Baffin Island are expanding because the world is getting colder.
At about timestamp 0:20 in the following video from 2015, the same (albeit older) Gifford Miller claims that the glaciers on Baffin Island are receding because the world is getting warmer.
I’m not sure which Dr. Miller to believe.
Growing up Upstate, in Syracuse, which always got more snow than Buffalo (measured by average snowfall), but apparently Syracuse handled it better. Hence, Buffalo always got attention for their disasters, which media explained as freaks of weather–but we knew as political/government mismanagement in response to snow and snow storms.
As several of us joked at Christmas this year (visiting family in Syracuse)–what’s the big deal, it’s called winter. Unfortunately, the rule of media is that if it can’t be hyped with outrage or sensation, then it isn’t worth reporting.
Milton Hathaway–I see your point. I would be content with the option to “nuke”, then re-comment with corrections. Better yet, I will try to pause a moment to proof before I post!
“Meaning that if people tuned out, the advertising dollars dried up, and shows were canceled.
Which in turn meant network shows could not be as acerbic and outrageous as they can now, and even must be. Because even if you never watch, say, CNN, part of your cable fee still goes to them.”
But how much of your cable fee goes to them? Doesn’t that depend on how many people tune in?
IMHO, Climate change is the biggest SCAM ever put over the Western World. I’m 73 years of age, been around a few times, have actually left my home country, and experienced the Outside World, thus giving me a different persepective from the crap I was exposed to within my home country. I live near the coast, and have during my lifetime, spent much of time in the ocean and under it scuba diving. During this time, I learned a lot about the ocean and how it works. For example, as the seasons change, the ocean actually changes the shoreline, during autumn, it picks up the sand on our beaches and takes it away, exposing the limestone underneath, the water becomes very murky with the suspended sand, and currents change. Then we have the Human development along the shore line, imperative to build boating centers/recreational areas on and OVER the ocean, to do this it requires strong rocky break waters to be built to protect this development. One such development is not an issue, but when you discover many such developments appearing along the coastline, all of a sudden, you find the currents that have existed for millenia, that changed within the seasons, and did the work of scouring the crap humans have left on the water and water line, have been forced to change, and thus become mush stronger being focused on a smaller and smaller area. All of a sudden, we find our beaches being scoured all year round, instead of seasonal. Folks claim the ocean is rising, but I cannot see any evidence of this claim. Real Estate along the foreshore has not reduced in value, and people/companies are still paying top dollar for land anywhere near the ocean. Clearly, either they couldn’t care less, make their profit and run like hell, or the they KNOW more about the claims being spread around , and the ocean is not rising as claimed. If it were, their investment would have no value whatever. When I see, homes being abandoned along the foreshore, shopping centers and recreational centers being abandoned turned into empty Ghostly malls, THEN, and only THEN, will the claims of climate change begin to look truthful.
The guy at the end of the film, Stephen Schneider, warning about how the glaciers will kill us all, later switched to predicting that the lack of glaciers would kill us all. You can’t make this stuff up because nobody would believe you.