James Delingpole is a twat

I thought I would slip in an opinion as to my views on the ghastly totalitarian libertarian and blogger for The Spectator and the Telegraph who is ‘right’ about everything [see what he did there?]. He is, in my opinion a twat, a well paid twat, but a twat nonetheless. I hope I have made myself clear.

I don’t hold any personal vengeance against James Delingpole in fact I am a regular reader of his opinion rather, it what he and his loyal followers [Delingbots] represent: stupid white men. {please replace the James Delingpole with any person of choice}

Stupid white men [who can be of any colour or sex] are not loathsome in themselves, although one can find little or no merit in what they think, it is what they represent. They are often intelligent even educated but they are humanity without the really fabulous bits of curiosity, imagination, rationality and critical thinking- oh, and compassion and empathy too. They are the people who secretly know they are right, who vote Republican or UKip [insert your regional idiot right party here] and always lean right and see everything through polarised sunglasses. Don’t get me wrong: they are not secretive about their opinions- they know they are right internally. Their religion is right, their politics, their argument, one could go on- but what makes them angry [and white and stupid and men] is that most people don’t think they are.

The problem comes with any serious issue like climate change, or energy, or the free market, or immigration, or tax: it is not that their simplistic arguments are narrow minded and often false it is that they appeal to the stupid white man in us all. Lurking next to the inner child is the selfish brat who thinks they are always in the right and are truly in the image of god. Thankfully that infantile view is beaten out of us by our school-day peers and the fear of being a twat helps us integrate into the wider community. We are most vulnerable to the inner twat when we feel humiliated, when we are admonished by a parent like superior. And really what do they know, they are just oppressors.  So when we get a speeding fine it somehow isn’t our fault, it’s fascists doing it to us for no other reason than because they can. And that is the issue:- they can, and we can’t and that is disempowering.

When scientists helpfully mention we have to change our ways or suffer the consequences the grown up you hears the argument and is compelled to act, but the selfish brat doesn’t. Why should I go to bed now when I am not even tired?   The problem with infantile behaviour is that it can influence other children and when you have a whole gang of them they can disrupt the good boys and girls.

In knowledge terms I am but a child when it comes to climate change, so when smart grown-ups tell me it is time to change my ways I listen to the arguments and use my grown-up rationale to come to a decision that is at least based on facts. The problem with ‘libertarians’ [aka stupid white men] for want of a better and shorter name is the use of circular and closed arguments. James Delingpole for instance recycles much the same ‘arguments’ from one week to the next, they focus on Greens and environmentalists as being Watermelons [red on the inside], lying eco-fascists,  fraudulently pursuing a scheme to enslave the white middle-classes in a dystopia future powered by wind turbines which don’t even work. At the centre of the great global swindle is Michael Mann who over a decade ago produced a graph named the ‘hockey stick’ that showed recent warming was unprecedented in recent human history. Ten years later, stolen emails titled ‘climategate’ [by James Delingpole] allegedly revealed criminal wrong doing but in actuality revealed normal scientific discussion. Several official enquiries later and no wrong doing was found, yet despite this James Delingpole mentions ‘climategate’ almost weekly as proof of a huge conspiracy.

Under libel laws I am free to express my opinion in that James Delingpole is a twat, but if I were to lie and call him a pedo I would be breaking the law. Curiously James feels perfectly happy to continue to peddle ‘climategate’ and continue to call the scientists involved as criminals and liars. I suspect it is a dare, as he would rejoice in libel action being taken against him, but there is more to it. Even though ‘climategate’ is just a conspiracy theory and even if a few scientists were involved in producing false material the rest of climate science and Global Warming still remain a fact. But that is not the point, libertarians need climategate [or Obama faking his birth certificate] to be true because if you start chipping away at any aspect of their belief system the entire thing collapses. That is why angry stupid white men will never back down and if challenged will always change the subject.

The government and the energy businesses are evidently satisfied that wind turbines do their job and at a cost that is competitive, however, listen to libertarians and quite clearly this must be a conspiracy because their [selective] sources tell them they don’t therefore it must be a conspiracy. In fact thousands of scientists as well as all the world’s scientific bodies as well as governments [and the EU, and Greenpeace and the BBC and …] are all out to conspire together to enslave them. It is a trick us stupid liberals just don’t understand but in reality a sign of a deep personal superiority and insecurity in them.

Conspiracy theories are the ultimate outcome of this duplicitous nature of the human mind, for as argument and little things like facts might change most people’s minds they instead confront the inadequateness of the stupid-white-man and constantly drive them to extremes. On a political level look at the Right- the Tea Party and UKip don’t just have one radical policy surrounded by centralist ones, they push the boat out to include denying climate change and even denying the need for tax. It is not good enough to argue just to be like Switzerland [I am talking UKip here] they also air their belief that the EU is the Fourth Reich and using fake-science to lie to us all. As changing their mind would require flexibility in their world outlook and question their superiority of mind they will clamber over a mountain of facts to find one that supports their view and it is this which ultimately leads to thoughts of big cover-ups, conspiracies and paranoia.

On the other side of the political spectrum are the angry stupid green men: people who believe that big corporations are corrupting the world but they are – mostly harmless- ironically because they are of little use to big corporations whereas libertarian conspiracy nuts are. When business tells them they can eat sweets all the time, can party till dawn, can achieve the American Dream they not only buy into the belief of unlimited abundance they sell it too. James Delingpole is a twat and a tool: he is of use to far richer and more influential people than himself, and becomes the idiot mouth piece of his ilk and able to frequently voice his views in press and tv media. His sound-bite reasoning is appealing to an audience that wants simple solutions to complex issues. There is little point in confronting the angry-stupid-white-man as they will take their mind set to their grave but showing up their twatishness to the greater public by pointing out the idiotic simplicity of their arguments is a worthy cause.

James Delinpole  on the conspiracy of climate change.

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7 thoughts on “James Delingpole is a twat

  1. Well said, even though I suspect I may be one of your angry stupid green men. I’m not sure. You lost me a little bit in your last paragraph (I suspect that may be due to cognitive dissonance on my part: “He’s… he’s, no, he can’t be talking about me, can he? If he is talking about me, then clearly he’s wrong because I disagree with this.” And so on.

    I am angry. I am ‘green’ (though not of the ‘out-of-this-world’ variety). I am a man. Much as it sticks in my craw, I also accept the ‘stupid’ label, since I am a member of the soon-to-be-endangered species homo fatuus brutus.

    • That would a be a pass- doubt means that, given the right evidence, you have the truly amazing ability to change your mind. No doubt= stupid.

      James was asked on radio what would change his mind- rather than saying ‘more evidence’ or ”warming as predicted’ he conjured up the possibility of being invaded by aliens as a possibility but no reason to install [alien killing] laser canons on every hill top. See what he did?

  2. It seems to be a very common – and bizarre – error to conflate libertarianism with narrow-mindedness and religious belief. Duncan did it on my blog recently, when he suggested that this unfolding environmental catastrophe would have a devastating effect on religious belief.

    People like the Bishop of Chester will certainly have to re-think their theology once it becomes clear that verses in the Bible (such as Genesis 8:22) cannot be used as an alternative to building flood defences to protect us all from the consequences of Archimedes’ Principle.

    However, given the language used by most Delingbots – and Delingpile himself – I suspect very few of them would self-identify with anyone of any religious faith… Nevertheless, to continue to believe that climate change is a hoax or a scam today, is to demonstrate an extremely strong faith in something that is now extremely unlikely.

    Delingpile invented ‘Climategate’, therefore he is bound to be one of the last to admit it was a mendacious attempt to discredit climate science and scientists. It is interesting to note that this has not been repeated this year… Maybe I was right to suggest that Climategate 2.0 was the first nail in the coffin of climate change denial…?

    However, if so, the task of finishing the job – and burying the coffin – is not helped by very public disagreements like the one we have just witnessed – between UK government ministers Ed Davey and John Hayes – over the new Energy Bill.

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