A poetic response to Eric Idle’s call for the imprisonment of climate sceptics

Posted: March 18, 2017 by tallbloke in climate, humour, solar system dynamics

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Here’s an extra verse to add onto Eric’s famous ‘Universe song’

Well the Earth is getting hot: “It’s CO2!”, or maybe not
It’s got the hacks and greens in such a spin
We’re taxed into the ground, for driving cars around
And jetting off to Spain is such a sin.
But don’t you fret just yet, keep your cool, and hedge your bet
Because the weather here is changing every day
The ocean cooling down could stop the Gulf Stream coming round
And the glacier from the north is on its way

Comments
  1. rishrac says:

    I wonder if he is familiar with the difference between prosecution and persecution? On which catastrophic events does he base his statement on? Or maybe I missed the humor in it. Since he is a comedian, not really a climate scientist is he. I know we could get opinions from construction workers, janitors, street sweepers, and dog catchers. But then they are the Deplorables who voted the religion of climate change out. Only politically correct thinking people are allowed to make statements.

  2. michael hart says:

    I wonder if Eric-the-half-a-brain has ever actually met a single person who asserts that the climate never changes?

  3. AlecM says:

    Eric Idle is clearly Anorexic.

  4. I personally think we should lock up all those who caused global warming:

    Underst­anding Global Temper­ature VIII – It was the greens wot wamed us!!

    (A spoiler: the evidence appears to point to a combination of the introduction of clean air acts in the 1970 – which if true seems to suggest the main long term impact is solar).

  5. Zeke says:

    Instead of listening to these yahoos during the 70s, it may have been better to have had some pride in your selves and stayed out of the European Union.

  6. tom0mason says:

    What has Eric Idle ever done for us scientifically?

  7. hunter says:

    Poor Eric Idle. He’s become in his dotage that which he so humorously skewered in his youth.

  8. Zeke says:

    …or maybe Eric Idle followed his anti-middle class, anti-British philosophy to its logical conclusion?

    Now I am not from around there, and have only seen a few clips of Fawlty Towers. But it seems to me that the same anti-British sitcoms are coming around again:

    Don’t Mention the War! – Fawlty Towers – BBC

    duration 1:58

    Very funny. Self-deprication is a British virtue, but notice this remark in the comments:

    BlueOwl 3 years ago
    To me, I don’t think this scene intends to mock Germans, Basil is the fool in this scene, he brings up the most inappropriate thing at the wrong moment, the German guests react in an expected manner and he makes it all worse, this scene is a satire of British awkwardness and xenophobia, if anything it’s mocking the Brits.

    Remember, it is the intellectuals and poets and artists who first got the West crawling on all fours, embarrassed for fighting Germany in WWI. The next project will be shaming for WWII. Peter Hitchens and many others are already moving in that direction.

    Our entertainers really hate us, is the way I would put it.

  9. How ironic that a man who played such a major role in a film (Life of Brian) that mocked relentlessly slavish adherents to a religion, who believed in killing those who had doubts (“blasphemers!”), should now be a cheerleader for that modern-day religion, “Man-made Climate Change”, and demands official persecution and murder (even if “humanely” – ha!) of those who dare to disagree with it.

  10. suricat says:

    Zeke says: March 19, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    “Our entertainers really hate us, is the way I would put it.”

    No way Zeke! If you don’t understand the culture, don’t watch the sketch!

    The ‘Pythonesque’ form of comedy involves using an ‘invective’ that is totally ‘alien’ to its audience (the Brits). It sits ‘awkwardly’ with ‘the audience’ and that’s what makes it so funny and why ‘they’ (Monty Python Productions) used this form/method of humour.

    How does that sketch show you that “Our entertainers really hate us”?

    Also, who is “us” in the hate campaign?

    Best regards, Ray.

  11. Zeke says:

    Ray says, “The ‘Pythonesque’ form of comedy involves using an ‘invective’ that is totally ‘alien’ to its audience (the Brits). It sits ‘awkwardly’ with ‘the audience’ and that’s what makes it so funny and why ‘they’ (Monty Python Productions) used this form/method of humour.”

    Naturally, what you say is the way most people view Monty Python.

    Since Eric Idle has now advocated for jailing people with the wrong scientific understanding of global atmospheric gas circulation, this invites speculation about whether either

    1. “It is ironic that a man who played such a major role in a film (Life of Brian) that mocked relentlessly slavish adherents to a religion… should now be a cheerleader for that modern-day religion, “Man-made Climate Change”” (Support Our Lefty)

    or…

    2. Eric Idle followed his anti-middle class, anti-British philosophy to its logical conclusion: the stupid commoners do not have the intellectual capacity to decide on matters of science, and are as ridiculous as he has portrayed them all along.

  12. Zeke says:

    I do not think it is as insignificant as the rest of the commenters do that Monty Python movies came at a crucial time in British history — it was in the 70s, when Britain joined the European Union.

    You are familiar with the Commonwealth if you listen to Nigel Farage. In joining the European Community/EU, it was required to abandon its favored trade relations with the Commonwealth countries, and restrict its trade to Europe. This was an abdication of England’s relationship with truly diverse countries which nonetheless share tradition and law; an abdication of its responsibility to its former colonies, and an abdication of its role in strengthening the member states in self-government, majority rule, and rule of law through trade.

    Instead Britain was bong toking and laughing about showing sex in the classroom and mocking soldiers who had fought in WWI (Meaning of Life 1983). I am just looking at the needs of the world around Britain at the time, contrasting it with the state of the entertainment and culture. So many places in Africa have been overthrown and have lost any semblance of a stable state. Do you know how they will ever get it back, once lost? I think you were distracted by this yahoo Eric Idle, and many like him. In short, I think he never had any respect for the UK in the first place, so it is no surprise that he thinks you cannot understand science and should be jailed for stupidity.

  13. Zeke says:

    “So many places in Africa have been overthrown and have lost any semblance of a stable state. Do you know how they will ever get it back, once lost?”

    Sorry, all I mean by this question is, what are the necessary characteristics of a stable, self-governing state, a state that would be able to qualify as a member in the Commonwealth?

    I think after waking up to environmental regulatory science, international harmonization, cultural relativism/multi-culturalism, open borders, 57 genders pushed on kids, you know enough now about what not to do!

  14. ferdberple says:

    @EricIdle Are you saying stupidity and ignorance should be punishable?
    Yes, but humanely. Put down gently.
    =============
    Eric already found the solution years ago. The Bridge of Death:

  15. Zeke says:

    Well Eric Idle can stand up and take a bow; the world is looking more and more like a Monty Python script every day.

    World Climate Queen issuing organic-only wind turbine fat wahs on the English-speaking world

    http://16005-presscdn-0-36.pagely.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/climatechief.jpg

    The United Nations’ top climate change official says the U.N.’s goal is to “intentionally transform the economic development model” in place “since the Industrial Revolution.”
    “This is probably the most difficult task we have ever given ourselves, which is to intentionally transform the economic development model, for the first time in human history…”

  16. Zeke says:

    16005-presscdn-0-36.pagely.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/climatechief.jpg
    Christina Figueres

  17. Zeke says:

    Thanks Boomers

  18. suricat says:

    Zeke says: March 21, 2017 at 2:31 am

    “Naturally, what you say is the way most people view Monty Python.”

    So why isn’t your ‘POV’ concurrent with this Zeke? Do you imply that “most people” view Monty Python and absorb the ‘wrong POV’ for the sketch? Does your quote imply that ‘your POV’ is ‘out of touch’ with the majority, or that ‘your POV’ is the ‘message’ to be repeated ‘ad nausium’?

    You have a ‘voice’, but don’t seem to be using it (logically at any rate).

    Monty Python is ‘Satirical Humour’ Zeke! Get a life!

    Ray.

  19. Zeke says:

    You have a ‘voice’, but don’t seem to be using it (logically at any rate).

    Monty Python is ‘Satirical Humour’ Zeke! Get a life!

    Ray.

    You are absolutely right Ray. What person in their logical mind would come on a UK blog and say Monty Python is not great? (:

    What person with their wits about them would ever say on a British blog that Eric Idle is probably the same snobbish English-hating Boomer he has always been and that Monty Python is screechy and only tolerably funny. I knew I would be invisible to you. Maybe even invisible — literally — to Support Our Lefty, which I regret, because I am a fan.

    There is a way to test what I am saying. You could find out how much the little set of smart, envelope-pushing, shock humorists of the 70s really love the EU, Angela Merkel, and Christina Figueres. That might possibly be a way of determining whether I am getting near the mark.

  20. Zeke says:

    Here is something to hopefully make up for my lack of appreciation and humor, I hope!

    Clarke and Dawe – A Masterclass in Leadership, duration 2:17

    Just found this, h/t TRM on another thread.

    Cherrio and regards, Ray.

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