I am curious to see whether ANYBODY can read this all the way through without laughing at the last sentence. I didn’t even try to hold it back. I also won’t spoil the surprise.
Via Ace of Spades & David Thompson.
PS: I swear to God: there’s a smart Righty hiding in there, deep inside Monbiot’s psyche. It should come out more.
Monbiot, as you may or may not recall, came to the conclusion earlier this year that anti-nuclear power hysterics were, well, anti-nuclear power hysterics who lie when it suits them and who have about as much intellectual credibility as you’d expect from a group of hardcore religious fanatics with a determinedly anti-science agenda. Entertainingly, he’s still unbroken, half a year later, and is now ripping apart the anti-nuke crowd for peddling hideously overpriced radiation pills to Japanese affected by the Fukushima reactor meltdown (with a side order of conspiracy theorizing). Yeah, I know: scum in human guise… but then, we were talking about the anti-nuclear power crowd, remember? Those people get off on this sort of thing, particularly when it involves non-Europeans/Americans.
Via Samzidata, via Instapundit: I’m just going to add my usual note in these cases that while it may be personally satisfying to look upon the likes of a George Monbiot and righteously declaim “Too little, too late” – it’s much more satisfying to get the full conversion later*. Or, if you prefer a more utilitarian argument: you have to reward appropriate behavior as well as punish inappropriate behavior.
*Not to mention better for you in a moral sense.
Yes, I’m guessing that you never thought that you’d ever read that meant in a more-or-less non-ironic fashion on a right-leaning website, given that the man is supposedly the inspiration for the word ‘moonbat.’ Still, the poor fellow’s going to have an unpleasant voyage of discovery. You see, George Monbiot has made a classic mistake of committing religious apostasy in public:
Over the last fortnight I’ve made a deeply troubling discovery. The anti-nuclear movement to which I once belonged has misled the world about the impacts of radiation on human health. The claims we have made are ungrounded in science, unsupportable when challenged, and wildly wrong. We have done other people, and ourselves, a terrible disservice.
…and in a fashion that is actually going to be hard for him to walk back*. And he’s going to get hammered for it, too. Continue reading Poor George Monbiot.