Signs of the Times #61

For the Fashionably Frightened


Originally posted, Sept. 25, 2019.


Quotes of the Times:

“I don’t want you to be hopeful. I want you to panic. I want you to feel the fear, that I feel every day.” Greta Thunberg, Swedish school strike activist, speech at Davos, Jan. 25, 2019.

“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed, and thus clamorous to be led to safety, by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.”  H. L. Mencken, legendary, American Journalist and cultural critic.

The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false-face for the urge to rule it.  H. L. Mencken.

“In order to achieve climate justice, activists say, the world’s political and economic systems need to be reformed.” ‘What do the strikers want?’ BBC News Report, on latest ‘FridayForFuture’ activist strike, Sept. 20, 2019. 

“The modern environmental movement, is the most anti-human movement, today, on earth.” Patrick Moore, co-founder of Greenpeace. Moore is now Greenpeace’s greatest critic.

“(Michael Mann) belongs in the state pen, not Penn State.” Dr Tim Ball, Canadian climatologist, commenting on Michael Mann’s global warming ‘hockey stick.’ This statement by Ball resulted in Mann suing him for libel. See the note below for source.

“The climate science trial of the century…”  Principia Scientific, commenting on outcome of Mann vs Ball court case. See the note below for source.

“Mann’s imminent defeat is set to send shock waves worldwide within the climate science community as the outcome will be both a legal and scientific vindication of U.S. President Donald Trump’s claims that climate scare stories are a “hoax.” Principia Scientific, Ibid. See the note below for source.

“A bitter and embarrassing defeat for the self-styled ‘Nobel Prize winner’ who acted as if he was the epitome of virtue, this outcome shames not only Michael Mann, but puts the climate science community in crisis. Many hundreds of peer-reviewed papers cite Mann’s work, which is now effectively junked. Despite having deep-pocketed backers willing and able to feed his ego as a publicity-seeking mouthpiece against sceptics, Mann’s credibility as a champion of environmentalism is in tatters.”  Principia Scientific, Ibid. See the note below for source.

“It is not going to be the end of the world. The world is just becoming more challenging.” Petteri Taalas, secretary-general, World Meteorological Organization, Talouselämä  magazine, Finland. Sept. 6, 2019.

Recently something unprecedented has developed, our school children have become ‘weaponized’ for political purposes. ‘FridaysForFuture’ has arrived. The latest Friday for the Future demonstrations took place on Sept. 20, when schoolchildren marched for ‘climate action’ in more than 110 countries around the world.

Wagging or skipping school is a punishable offence in most countries. So, how do you get schoolchildren, en masse, to break the rules? How do you get their parents to approve of it?  How do you get the teachers and education authorities (the rule makers and enforcers) to allow it, and even encourage it? Answer: you make them afraid. The children and their enablers have been taught that if something is not done, we are all going to die, in an apocalyptic climate change holocaust.

Of all the emotions, fear is the most effective motivator. We are trained from an early age to react to fear. Parents don’t say to their children, “do as I tell you, because I love you.” No! they say, “do as I tell you, or there will be consequences.” And the consequences are never good – the consequences are fearful. The advertising industry knows we are trained to react to fear. Advertisers recognize that fear is their most effective tool to sell products and other wise persuade people, to buy things and do things, that they normally would not do. Politicians are the same. How did Hitler persuade an otherwise rational population to vote for him? Answer: fear. All demagogues, social justice warriors, ideologues, social engineers, and special interest groups of all kinds, use fear as their primary means to manipulate the public -that’s why there is so much fear about.

Do you remember when we entered the nuclear age, we were all going to die in a nuclear holocaust, and the survivors would die in a nuclear winter? Then in the 1970’s, scientists discovered that the planet was cooling down, so they ramped up the fear, by declaring that most of us would die in a new ice age, and the rest of us would become refugees. Then in the 1980’s scientists discovered that the planet was warming up again, and so the latest round of mass hysteria began – we went from cold apocalypticism to hot apocalypticism in just a few years.

And let’s not forget, all the other fear fantasies, we were inundated with – but now conveniently forgotten. What happened to the ozone hole? – remember we were all going to die from skin cancer. And let’s not forget about Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). Or the other pandemics that were going to sweep us all away, like Swine flu. Bird flu, Zika Virus and Ebola. What to do with all that Tamiflu, before its expiry date?

So, please don’t put all your worry energy into the latest fear du jour – global warming/climate change with its cast of supporting acts, sea level rise, CO2 emissions and polar bears. This is just the latest scare scam, to sell commercial and political agendas. We have fallen for these fear tactics so many times in the past. Do we really have to do it again? Unfortunately, this latest round of fear fantasy is more virulent than those of the past. This is because, the fear has filtered down from the adult world into our children. The ‘change agents’ the ‘politicos’ and the ‘social warriors’ who mascaraed as teachers of our children, should all be charged with child abuse. They are terrifying our children into thinking the world is going to end before they get to grow up. The fear is so bad that some are having mental breakdowns over it. But have no fear, the psychologists are ready and waiting to pounce on all those who are climatology challenged and mentally morphed climate casualties. Climate related psychological issues are sure to be the next big thing, for all those who are fashionably frightened. Don’t believe me? Check out, ‘The Climate Psychiatry Alliance’

The best antidote for fear is TRUTH. Step off the fashionably fearful treadmill – try this exist point: “Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good please to give you the kingdom (Lu. 12:32). The kingdom does not belong to the fearmongers.


God Bless,

Bruce Telfer.


Note: A new study by researchers at Turku University in Finland found that the human contribution to a rise of 0.1°C in global temperatures over the last century is just 0.01°C. Which means human influence on climate temperature is virtually non-existent. The study can be viewed here:


Note: NASA has always known that climate change is caused by the orbit oscillations of the earth, in relation to the sun. Source:


Note: Michael Mann, the creator of the fraudulent climate warming ‘hockey stick,’ which was used as the main proof in Al Gore’s documentary ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ and hundreds of other publications, sued Dr. Tim Ball for libel. Mann lost the court case, because he would not allow the court to view the scientific data for his ‘hockey stick.’   Source:


Note: For an excellent expose of the climate hoax, watch this interview with Marc Morano, author of, ‘The Politically Incorrect Guide to Climate Change’

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