That’s right, according to Ridley, just as in John Stauber’s classic 1994 book on PR, “Toxic Sludge is Good For You!!!”, we should be burning more fossil fuels if we are serious about surviving as a species.
When views like these are circulated by Times columnists and Lords, it is no wonder we are heading straight to armageddon.
(Clarification: Ridley was not ‘awarded’ his title – he is a hereditary peer.)
Another Tory Peer and Times columnist, Lord Finkelstein, usually manages to sound quite sensible on most things but even he told me that Ridley is not a denier:
@financialeyes Thank you. It’s just that a columnist doesn’t write or determine splash stories. Also Matt isn’t a denier. It’s very hard for
It’s true that the Times is owned by Rupert Murdoch who has backed Brexit and UKIP in his Sun Newspaper, and done more than any other press baron to bring about the rise of the American Tea Party which has led to Donald Trump.
Should it be a surprise that we are on the road to Armageddon?
Given his animosity toward Podesta and climate ‘alarmists’, it’s obvious that Ridley, like Murdoch, is a Donald Trump and Brexit man.
Knowing that people like this are running opinion forming publications and shaping key legislation, even a child would spot the undemocratic factors that bring megalomaniacs like Trump to power.
We are being run by a suicidal death cult who are quite prepared to take the entire planet under.
In the Mahabharatha the new King Yudhithistra was persuaded to bet the entire kingdom on a rigged game of dice.
The likes of Trump, Murdoch and Ridley have decided that they too will take us under.
Who knows why?
An unresolved sense of inadequacy?
Next to the Hillary article is a piece on how ‘self employed’ Uber drivers are now ‘workers’ under UK employment law.
Are the Guardian right behind the Uber drivers in their fight for regulation in a deregulated precarious industry?
Or campaigning against the entire Uber business model which pits Black Cab drivers, in London, who have spent 3-4 years studying ‘the Knowledge’ to know their way around London’s streets, against increasingly underemployed deregulated Uber drivers.
The climate angle of having more drivers on the road remains unexplored.
As do the employment implications of driverless cars.
Instead this Guardian story focuses exclusively on employment law.
The bottom of the page contains a Greenpeace fundraising advert.
Encouraging Guardian readers to leave Greenpeace money in their wills.
Cutting family out of wills in favour of NGOs and polar bears sounds like a radical left wing increased wealth tax.
As a trust themselves, the Guardian owe their existence to private wealth.
The back cover of the paper features an advert for a Peugeot SUV.
The SUV is aptly driving through a rather large puddle.
‘CONTROL BUILT IN’ reads the slogan.
As the SUV leaves the back page puddle behind, it is about to smash into the ‘Be cold hearted.’ Greenpeace slogan over on the front page.
(When fully spread out and at ease, just as in politics and banking, the back and front become the left and right, and sit quite comfortably next to each other, agreeing on far more than on what they disagree.)
And then it will career into the Polar Bear itself.
Red gas guzzling French SUV sponsored by Total, another oil company, murders cuddly innocent furry white polar bear.
Like the way Trump has successfully attacked Hillary from the left.
CONTROL BUILT IN vs Be coldhearted.
‘Be controlled by the viagra-popping driverless racist rapist Trump / Clinton machine!’
Greenpeace on the front and Total on the back.
Says it all.
You can’t escape the logic of the game – however creative your imagination.
The Guardian continues to walk the line between climate denial and warmongering ‘green’ colonialism.