February 20th 2010


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Articles from this issue:

COVER STORY: Lord Monckton interviewed on global warming and the ETS

CANBERRA OBSERVED: Kevin Rudd grows cooler on global warming

EDITORIAL: Obama: from euphoria to nightmare in 12 months …

CHINA: Three economic events that will change the world

FOREIGN DEBT: The unacknowledged elephant in the room

NATIONAL AFFAIRS: Rudd and Henry politicise Intergenerational Report

OPINION: Can Abbott rescue Liberals from 'Ruddbullism'?

INTERNATIONAL POLITICS: In the global power shift, whither Australia?

MEDICAL ETHICS: Euthanasia laws - coming to a state near you

MEDICAL SCIENCE: Abortion laws: seeing what we kill

UNITED KINGDOM: Britain's lords vote for liberty

CIVIC VALUES: Consumerism's destructive impact on faith and family

TECHNOLOGY: Computers, TV and a shrinking attention span

Global conning (letter)

Fundamental cause of population shortfall (letter)

Julia Gillard vs. Tony Abbott (letter)

AS THE WORLD TURNS: Christian teacher forced out over Muslim pupil misbehaviour; Adult-child cultural reversal; Decline of the stiff upper lip

BOOK REVIEW: DIVERSITY: The Invention of a Concept, by Peter Wood

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Global conning (letter)


by Frank Bellet

News Weekly, February 20, 2010
Sir,

With all the talk about global warming (I refuse to call it by its alias "climate change"), I have not heard a lot about a left-wing Canadian lawyer named Maurice Strong.

Who is this "Maurie" fellow? Born in 1929, Strong is credited with thinking up the "theory" of global warming. He never directly entered politics, because it was and is a very temporary occupation for most people.

No, he positioned himself on the sidelines, close to politicians, enabling him to be of greater influence. His theory is that global warming could achieve two things: it would enable politicians to eventually have total control over the lives of the populace and to impose heavier taxation.

First of all, there is a need to frighten the hoi polloi with predictions of doom. Then you make them feel guilty of being at least partly responsible for the doom. Next you make them feel obliged to follow your promptings, to help solve the insurmountable "problem" on the horizon, by paying their taxes with a smile.

However, freezing temperatures around the world signalled the need to hit the panic button, so global warming was renamed "climate change" - something that has been happening since time immemorial.

After all, when conversationists run out of conversation, they always switch to talking about the change in the weather.

Significantly, Maurice Strong spends much of his life in Communist China.

Frank Bellet,
Petrie, Qld




























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