Show Trials

Perhaps sensing November election victory, some on the left couldn't conceal their true intentions, calling for people like me, personally, to be put on "Nuremburg-style war-crimes trial" for...(wait for it!)... the terrible crime of being a human-caused global-warming skeptic.

See here, here and here for my heresy!

In other words, the left gaining political power has been revealed as detrimental to my very self-preservation, by their own admission -- though now retracted when it was seen as politically counterproductive to advertise that fact.

I turn to the U.S. Senate's webpage, specifically the subsection for the Environment and Public Works Committee. The Majority Fact of the Day reveals the following from a magazine to which Al Gore favors enough to have given interviews:

A U.S. based environmental magazine that both former Vice President Al Gore and PBS newsman Bill Moyers, for his October 11th global warming edition of “Moyers on America” titled “Is God Green?” have deemed respectable enough to grant one-on-one interviews to promote their projects, is now advocating Nuremberg-style war crimes trials for skeptics of human caused catastrophic global warming.

Grist Magazine’s staff writer David Roberts called for the Nuremberg-style trials for the “bastards” who were members of what he termed the global warming “denial industry.”

Roberts wrote in the online publication on September 19, 2006, "When we've finally gotten serious about global warming, when the impacts are really hitting us and we're in a full worldwide scramble to minimize the damage, we should have war crimes trials for these bastards -- some sort of climate Nuremberg."

Gore and Moyers have not yet commented on Grist's advocacy of prosecuting skeptics of global warming with a Nuremberg-style war crimes trial. Gore has used the phrase "global warming deniers" to describe scientists and others who don't share his view of the Earth's climate. It remains to be seen what Gore and Moyers will have to say about proposals to make skepticism a crime comparable to Holocaust atrocities.

The use of Holocaust terminology has drawn the ire of Roger Pielke, Jr. of the University of Colorado's Center for Science and Technology Policy Research. “The phrase ‘climate change denier’ is meant to be evocative of the phrase ‘holocaust denier,’” Pielke, Jr. wrote on October 9, 2006.
An update shows that Grist has issued a retraction:
But we know what lurks in their black hearts and deranged minds.

Hmmm, let's see, one side is so wrapped up in fantasy that the greatest enemy it sees is, well, me.

Meanwhile, in the real world, another side has finally figured out who really to charge with treason:
Al-Qaeda's Gadahn facing treason charge
By 7News

A Californian man who has appeared in al-Qaeda videos has been charged with treason.

Adam Gadahn, 28, a convert to Islam was understood to have attended al-Qaeda training camps in Pakistan and served as a translator.

He was thought to be hiding in Pakistan, with a reward of more than $1 million for his capture.

It is the first case of treason in the US since the Second World War.

If found guilty, Gadahn could face the death penalty.
I surely don't claim the Republicans deserve to be in power.

But the other side has disqualified itself by default.

What, I'm going to vote to have myself put on a war-crimes trial?

They only motivate me to write more checks to the RNC.

It's just self-preservation.