You bastards

We have it on good authority that those who do it to the children would be better if they were thrown in the sea attached to millstones:

More than half of child and adolescent psychiatrists in England are seeing patients distressed about the state of the environment, a survey has revealed.

So all those lies about how the environment is getting worse – it ain’t – should lead to the Agenda 21 solution then.

20 thoughts on “You bastards”

  1. I guess it will be part of growing up.

    Realising that there’s no Father Christmas, no Tooth Fairy and that life on the planet isn’t going to be wiped out in 10 years time by an environmental apocalypse.

  2. The thing about climate change alarmism is that, twenty years ago I naively thought that it would be all over by now having been proven to be false. Yet, despite it having been disproven by predicted disasters consistently failing to happen, climate change dominates government policy. The disasterous results of these utterly insane policies are really something to fear.

  3. This is just typical bad reporting. They want you to believe that half the kiddies are so worried about the environment that they have no alternative but to seek psychiatric help. But it’s half the psychiatrists, not half the kiddies.

    They pull the same trick when they report that “half of teachers say children are going without breakfast”… they mean that these teachers have reported at least one experience in the last year, not that half of all children are starving every single day.

  4. People are anxious. In caveman days it was about wolves, in my youth, nuclear obliteration and now environmental collapse. The anxiety is a common factor, the threat changes over time.

  5. It’s so weird, when I was growing up in the ’70s and ’80s society was trumpeting that we were cleaning up the air, the water, the land, it was a triumph that fish were back in the industrial reaches of the River Don and the Thames has salmon in it.

  6. Stoney, I have come to the depressing conclusion over the last year or so that the majority of people are thick and / or are easily led and there’s nothing the rest of us can do about it.

    You cannot reason someone out of a belief when they didn’t use reason to get themselves into it.

  7. One friends son is so Green brainwashed he has decided at the age of 13 to never have kids, for the sake of the planet.

  8. “…society was trumpeting that we were cleaning up the air, the water, the land,…”

    Yes and it was all true, the green movement was originally a tremendous force for good and acheived massive improvement in the field of environmentalism. The problem is, once they had won that particular war they had no purpose any more. Best make some shit up then, keep the bandwagon, and more importantly, the gravy train rolling.

  9. @Stonyground

    True. You can’t negotiate with the left. Whatever you give them, even if you give them everything they’ve asked for, they’ll simply ask for more. Mrs T understood this.

  10. …it was a triumph that fish were back in the industrial reaches of the River Don and the Thames has salmon in it.

    How true. From when I was a kid in the 50’s I can remember seeing the Thames from Wapping Steps. You could have nigh on walked across it to to Rotherhithe on the rubbish & the stink! Must have been a fire hazard. In the late 90’s I was living in a flat in a converted warehouse on Wapping High Street. Used to amuse myself at high tide chucking lumps of bread down from the terrace to feed the fish. Don’t know what they were but they were a fair size & a lot of them. Low tide, the beach was good for walking the dogs. But none of it’s natural. Mostly masonry, bits of building stone, thousands of clay pipe stems. One day picked up a small glazed ceramic bowl. Looked medieval. Washed down from further upriver?

  11. I think it’s pretty obvious by now that Fear is the main weapon of the adversary, no? Closely followed by guilt and shame, but perhaps these are subspecies of fear.

    As the man from Nazareth told us, because he wants us to be free, be not afraid.

  12. Fear of the invisible is more effective than fear of something one can interact with. Covid is just a rerun of Warmageddon which in turn is a rerun of the hole in the ozone which…

  13. I’m distressed about the state of my daughter’s bedroom, and despite myself I do communicate that distress to her. The rest of her environment seems pretty OK.

  14. “They want you to believe that half the kiddies are so worried about the environment that they have no alternative but to seek psychiatric help. But it’s half the psychiatrists, not half the kiddies.”

    It’s not so much that, but that there are anxious people out there with higher anxiety, and they focus on what they perceive to be the biggest threats. 40 years ago, this would have been kids worried about nuclear armageddon. 100 years ago, they were probably worried about dying and going to hell.

    Gaia shit is just pervasive everywhere. Even if you believe the state of the science, the news around it wildly exaggerates the threat level. The dramatic media turns it into doomsday. People think the whole planet is going to fry by 2100, when even the IPCC doesn’t say that. Maybe some people need to move a few miles inland on the Seychelles (although the price of beach houses doesn’t seem to be responding as it should).

    Add in boho chic earth mother types who are “really into eco”, even though they do lots of long haul flights making it aspirational to women, watermelons seeing it as a way to get communism, and the politics/business bastards realising they can print money with it, and it’s become utterly pervasive.

  15. ‘for the sake of the planet’

    As George Carlin pointed out, the planet is just a big dirt ball flying around the sun. It DOESN’T CARE what we do.

    “Besides, there is nothing wrong with the planet… nothing wrong with the planet. The planet is fine… the people are fucked!”

    “The planet has been here four and a half billion years, we’ve been here what? 100,000? Maybe 200,000? And we’ve only been engaged in heavy industry for a little over 200 years. 200 years versus four and a half billion and we have the conceit to think that somehow, we’re a threat?”

  16. @ Young jgh
    When I was growing up in the 1950s I, together with my little sister, was taken by my mother to a presentation by ICI bods to the “Tees-Side Association of University women” – ICI employed, if not most at least a large minority of, the local male graduates – at which the one thing that sticks in my mind is that they took raw river water out of the Tees upstream of the industrial area and returned it to the river downstream after they had cleaned out *all* of the pollutants “but it was 1 degree C warmer”.

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