International Journal of Inactivism (now supplanted by Decoding SwiftHack)

2008/07/10

Now for something totally uninteresting

Filed under: Andrew Bolt,Anthony Watts,news — stepanovich @ 20:09

cite as: F. Bi. Now for something totally uninteresting. Intl. J. Inact., 1:96–97

A blog commenter named “Patrick” has charged that my blog is “not interesting”, and that I’ll be ashamed of my own blog in “later years”. Well, Patrick’s comments aren’t particularly interesting themselves; however, I do realize that this in itself is no excuse for my blog to be similarly uninteresting. Indeed I strive, with varying degrees of success, to write about stuff that’s not been written about before, and I hope one day to muster the time and energy to look further into the origins of the ‘greenism is crypto-communism’ meme, a topic which will undoubtedly be full of wholesome fun.

But that’s for another time. Today, I’m going to do something which is absolutely, completely unoriginal. You see, climate change inactivist Anthony Watts has been touting a new piece of punditry by Andrew Bolt, which starts thusly:

PSYCHIATRISTS have detected the first case of “climate change delusion” – and they haven’t even yet got to Kevin Rudd and his global warming guru.

Writing in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, Joshua Wolf and Robert Salo of our Royal Children’s Hospital say this delusion was a “previously unreported phenomenon”.

“A 17-year-old man was referred to the inpatient psychiatric unit at Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne with an eight-month history of depressed mood . . . He also . . . had visions of apocalyptic events.”

(So have Alarmist of the Year Tim Flannery, Profit of Doom Al Gore and Sir Richard Brazen, but I digress.)

To date there have been 47 comments on Watts’s site, which means it’s hard for me to find something novel to add to the debate (especially since, well, I’m a totally uninteresting person!). So I’ll just repeat… this:

Dōmo arigatō.

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