Marx, Hegel and an Overheating Sun
Vol: 53 Issue: 21 Tuesday, February 21, 2006
According to NASA, the sun may be getting brighter and hotter. Whether the trend is real has been hotly debated and the controversial finding will be discussed today at the UK/Ireland National Astronomy and Solar Physics meetings in Dublin.
The scientists who have reported the find do not believe that changes in solar radiation are responsible for all climate change but may account for a significant fraction of warming currently attributed to greenhouse gas emissions since 1980.
During that time, the amount of solar radiation the sun emits, during times of quiet sunspot activity, has increased by nearly 0.05 per cent a decade, according to research published in Geophysical Research Letters.
“This trend is important because, if sustained over many decades, it could cause significant climate change,” said lead author Dr Richard Willson of Nasa’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies and Columbia University’s Earth Institute, New York.
“Historical records of solar activity indicate that solar radiation has been increasing since the late 19th century. If a trend, comparable to the one found in this study, persisted throughout the 20th century, it would have provided a significant component of the global warming the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reports to have occurred over the past 100 years,” he said.
To detect the upward trend, he stitched together measurements made by six different satellites since 1978. However, the cause of the trend was not understood, he said.
Dr Judith Lean, of the Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, is critical of the way the finding relies on splicing together data from different instruments flown on various spacecraft. The trend may reflect differences in calibration and shifts in instrument sensitivities, rather than changes in the Sun.
An earlier study that combined the various solar brightness data in a different way did not find a significant general brightening of the Sun during the past two decades.
“To really resolve the controversies, we need longer and more precise monitoring of the solar brightness to determine whether or not there are long-term trends,” concludes Dr Lean.
Environmentalist groups — and environmental scientists –have spent much of the last decade scaring the pants off the unscientific public.
For example, we covered the World Wildlife Federation’s study that the London Observer that, (the way it was presented) said that within fifty years we’re gonna have to find two inhabitable planets, figure out a way to get there [in less time that it would take to escape our star system, let alone get to a new one], and send 2/3’s of mankind there. Or we are doomed.
(For more, see 2050 Party Over – Out of Time .)
Here we see where a worldview, a sympathetic media and a Cause come together in a perfect balance. The result is textbook mind control through propaganda.
The technique is the application of the Hegelian Dialectic and the method is the dissemination of propaganda by the use of semantics. In brief, it is called ‘Management by Crisis’.
The Hegelian Dialectic or “Consensus Process” is a 200 year-old, three-step process of “thesis, antithesis and synthesis”, developed in the late 1700’s by a German named Georg William Friedreich Hegel that results in what we now know as “group-think”.
Under the Hegelian Dialectic, there is the thesis: an idea, opinion, position; antithesis: the opposite idea, opinion or position; and synthesis: the bringing together of thesis and antithesis to bring about the wanted change.
While touted as a decision making process, the purpose of the process is really to facilitate people into believing the outcome is theirs such that people will climb on board, support and defend the predetermined outcome; and remove accountability for the predetermined outcome from the agency responsible and place it on a group of non-elected individuals who really had nothing to do with the making of the decision (predetermined outcome) and cannot be held responsible by the people it isn’t our fault, this represents what the people want, ie, the people made this decision; or this is supported by the community, ie, this non-elected group of people (representing the community) is responsible, not us.
This process is often used by groups to foment change, and is core principle of Marxist thinking. We see it applied by gay rights groups, pro-abortion groups, secular humanists, and most ‘anti’ groups, from anti-war to anti-guns.
The Hegelian Dialectic is part of the propagandists’ basic toolbox, together with the application of semantics.
‘Semantics’ is the science of using words to evoke a particular emotion, usually one contrary to what would ordinarily be expected.
With the application of semantics, something tantalizing can sound disgusting.
For example, which would you prefer? A piece of muscle tissue sliced from the corpse of an immature, castrated bull? Or a nice, thick, juicy steak?
The environmental agenda is partly scientific, partly religious (mostly New Age, with a smattering of paganist and Buddhist influence) and partly political (Marxism). It seeks to impose a humanist New World Order, using the principles of Marxism to eventually redistribute the world’s wealth until a balance of consumption is achieved. America –3% of the world’s population — consumes 50% of the world’s resources. To the environmentalist, this is an imbalance that needs correcting.
The best way to do that is to apply the Hegelian Dialectic to scare the pants off us — unless you think there really IS evidence that we need to build Battlestar Galactica by 2050 before we are forced to eat each other.
In generations past, there were asteroids, but nobody was building shelters in case one hit us. The environmentalists have people convinced now that it is just a ‘matter of time’ before the next earth-killer hits — the last one having struck 85 million years ago, so . . .
In fact, NASA has a committee with a seven figure budget that is charged with providing early warning against a collision with an NEO or Near Earth Object. (Doesn’t it strike you as odd that there is an official NAME for an event whose last previous occurrence was allegedly 85 million years ago?).
That isn’t to say that there are NOT things we are learning about the universe that we never dreamed of in previous generations. We live in a generation in which, according to Moore’s Law, our capacity for knowledge now doubles every eighteen months.
My grandmother was born before Marconi sent the first trans-Atlantic telegram. My parents marveled at the introduction of the television set. I was amazed when I saw the invention of the VCR turn a television into either a movie theatre or a classroom.
Today I can watch TV on my computer while I communicate with you instantly, in real time, no matter where you happen to be in the world at the moment, without getting out of my chair.
(And in eighteen months or so, the computer I am currently working on will be virtually obsolete).
When Daniel was given a vision of the world as it would be in the last days, he was stunned. Daniel asked the revealing angel to explain to him what he had witnessed. The angel told him, “thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and KNOWLEDGE SHALL BE INCREASED.” (Daniel 12:4)
We are certainly living in the days of ever increasing knowledge.
When asked what would be the signs of His coming and of the end of the Church Age, the FIRST thing Jesus said was, “Take heed that no man deceive you.” (Matthew 24:4)
It is pretty clear — to me, at least — that there is a global effort to manipulate public opinion by the various special interest groups and the media, using the principles of Hegel and Marx to scare the pants off the public in order to effect political change.
Luke records another sign for the last days;
“And there shall be signs in the SUN and in the MOON, and in the STARS; and upon the earth DISTRESS OF NATIONS, with PERPLEXITY; the sea and the waves roaring; (Luke 21:25).
Weigh THAT warning against the fears of global warming, depleting the earth’s resources, catastrophic collisions with NEO’s and the sun that is about to overheat.
Added together, it suggests that this generation is the one to whom these warnings were intended. Even the skeptic can see that some Bible prophecies seem to be coming to pass — just go to the movies and see how many movie plots revolve around the end of the world.
Tied all together and given an honest hearing, the conclusion is inescapable.
“And when these things BEGIN to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.” (Luke 21:28)