Wednesday, May 18, 2016

The Scorcher

I am blessed with comrades, some of who are pundits in the most bizarre sense! They seem oblivious to the obvious while lamenting at length about possibilities galore. Naturally, imaginations run unrestrained, or, perhaps more appropriately put, illogical.

Now, before you begin to wonder what the bone of contention really is; a certain 'enlightened' someone who is adept in the written word, most casually put forth their 'humble point of view' that there was no bigger sham than that of climate change! Terming the phenomenon as unfounded and largely unscientific, it was argued that this 'ongoing scare' was 'overrated' beyond measure. According to their, ahem, most humble opinion, this was a 'tactic' employed by intergovernmental agencies in order to gain a foothold in the scheme of everyday things, due to they being largely ignored or, according to this wisdom-extraordinaire, not being given their place and due!

Just as one thought uncharacteristic of the aggressive, yet nonsensical campaigning of a certain taco bell loving billionaire and, more recently, the statements of a Harvard educated Indian sociopath, and the rabid pronunciations of a former and failed Indian politician against the nation's Prime Minister on a TV show, this seems to outwit all of them put together, and by epic proportions.

One need only look at the plaguing problems India has been facing lately (not that India is a lone victim of climate change). I reckon it wouldn't take even the most dense minds to misunderstand that climate change is a hideous reality, which unfortunately cannot be wished away! Entire regions facing drought, crop failures, menacingly rising temperatures and almost perennial water shortages should suffice to indicate, i suppose.

Well, i'm expected to end this diatribe without further commotion, but before i leave, i'm curious to know the cause for such a dimwitted assertion; What must have caused your exalted self to falter, i wonder. Was it the extra-strong tobacco that you weren't quite used to? Perhaps the tawdry weed thy smoked for intellectual pursuits? Or, am i entirely wrong blaming the condition on commodities?

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    1. Most certainly, yes! What else could account for such stupidity?

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  2. Sounds like someone who's likely to believe in every conspiracy theory there is :p

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    1. Spot on! What else could explain such myopic perspectives?

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  3. The conspiracy theory which takes many forms today seems to take root in the defiance towards the media and politicians in general. The basis of it being that I, clever mind, don't buy the stupid lies that the media serve us. Unfortunately these idiots don't realise that by buying the conspiracy theory instead they show even less judgment than the rest of us. I wish these subjects were taught in school : questioning the info we are served, OK, but then learning to only recognise as valid cross info from trusted sources, learning how to recognise a source as trustworthy, etc.
    I wish.

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    1. I could't agree more, Nathalie. And i wish, like you said, that these were taught in schools so that people would be more aware of the problem - that being the first step to counter it. But yes, i wish! The reality is quite distant

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  4. I think human mind is programmed not to recognize (forget respond) to crisis until its effects affect them personally. A weird thing, but it's there!

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    1. You said it, DI. I think quite the same. But isn't it weird? Just how many times would people need to be knocked on the head to realize that they are being hit? Strange, to think of it!

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  5. As I see, there is always another side to everything. Climatic changes are real, global warming is too. However, it is also true that the Corporate world takes advantage of this reality. But, Relating the two, to ignore the former is, as you mention, utter stupidity. I did rather be aware of it than be ignorant or skeptical.

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    1. Well, its one thing to recognize vested interests and quite another to disregard a very pertinent problem. One must be able to tell the difference and recognize facts, for that is the most fundamental of human faculties, i reckon! And, just as you said "I did rather be aware of it than be ignorant or skeptical."

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  6. We always think about and beware only at post effect… though Chennai faced the worst rainy season in December, no improvement in drainage system yet and even mild rains threaten us since the post development stopped at the end of rain.

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    1. Very well said, Jeevan. You echo the truth, we do not swing into action until something happens. And then, it is, unfortunately, too late!

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