Didn’t take much, just a fair amount of time and a small cadre of nutty true believers, to start the global warming thing.
Orwell was such a prophet, he’s almost devolved into a cliché. Still, he was on to this stuff decades ago:
- “A society becomes totalitarian when its structure becomes flagrantly artificial”
- “Intellectual honesty is a crime in any totalitarian country”
- “The really frightening thing about totalitarianism is not that it commits “atrocities” but that it attacks the concept of objective truth”
What interests me is the underlying psychology that explains why so much nuttiness seems to find resonance in a society. I think the global warming people, perhaps unwittingly, were pushing on an open door.