World View: Morsi Breaks 'Hope and Change'-esque Campaign Promises

This morning's key headlines from
  • Another farcical climate change conference begins in Doha, Qatar
  • Large Tuesday protests planned after Egypt's Morsi refuses to rescind decree
  • Egypt's 'Hope and Change' candidate Morsi has forgotten all his promises

Another farcical climate change conference begins in Doha, Qatar

I like to recount the reason why I know that even climate change activists don't believe half the crap they're saying about climate change. I believe everything that I write about on my web site, and I've made enormous changes in my life in the last ten years as a result. So I know what it's like to really believe what you're saying. 

And so it's perfectly obvious to me that climate change activists don't believe anything they're saying. They drive expensive cars instead of taking the subway. They live in posh residences that burn as much power as a small town, and they brag because they replace a couple of light bulbs with fluorescents. They go to expensive meetings rather than using videoconferencing. Al Gore, as I recall, excuses his massive energy waste by claiming that he pays to have some trees planted in central America. So I can tell right off that all of these people are full of crap.

It's worthwhile summarizing the climate change situation:

  • There has been no global warming for ten years. The Arctic has gotten warmer, but the Antarctic has gotten colder.
  • There is no currently known technology for reducing carbon emissions. If there were, then it would be marketed, and the company would make billions.
  • By far, the biggest emitter of carbon is China, and they will never agree to reduce their emissions.
  • Worrying about carbon emissions today is like someone worrying a century ago that the world would soon be covered with horse crap. That car came along when it was needed, and so will a solution to the carbon emission issue.
  • In particular, we're on the verge of a great deal of "intelligent computer" technology, along with new nanotechnology that will combine by the 2020s to perform all kinds of environmental cleanups.
  • Bankers are pushing climate change because it will put huge amounts of money into their pockets. Politicians are pushing climate change because they'll get a large chunk of that money. (See "3-Nov-12 World View -- New charges put Barclays at center of climate change financial scam")

Now there's a new climate change conference in Doha, Qatar, the city with the largest carbon emissions per capita in the world. Hundreds of climate change activists will go for a week to sit by the swimming pool, except when they're in heavily air-conditioned rooms whining about how unfair everyone is to them. At least they can't whine about George Bush this year. The conference will be heavily covered by the loony left at the New York Times, NBC news and other mainstream media, and we'll have to listen to repeated crap about the world being in danger if we don't give the banksters billions more dollars to use to award themselves million dollar bonuses. It's another week of farce. Spiegel and Telegraph (London)

Large Tuesday protests planned after Egypt's Morsi refuses to rescind decree

Egypt's opposition parties and groups are calling for mass rallies and "million-man marches" on Tuesday, to protest last Thursday's Constitutional Decree by president Mohamed Morsi, giving himself dictatorial powers. Morsi met with a Judges group on Monday, raising hopes that he would rescind the decree, but he refused to change it in any way. Reportedly, he promised to use his dictatorial powers only for "sovereign matters," leaving lesser matters to be challenged by the courts, but he will be the one to decide what is or isn't a "sovereign matter," so nothing has changed. According to analysts, Morsi's intent is to protect the Constituent Assembly, which is comprised mostly of members of the Muslim Brotherhood. Morsi himself was a leader of the Muslim Brotherhood prior to taking office as president, and so his intent is evidently to have the Muslim Brotherhood control the writing of the new constitution. This is expected to take six months, after which Morsi says he'll give up his dictatorial powers. Al-Ahram (Cairo)

Egypt's 'Hope and Change' candidate Morsi has forgotten all his promises

Many Egyptians voted for Mohamed Morsi as the first democratically elected president in Egypt for 5,000 years because they saw him as a "hope and change" candidate who would reverse the direction of the country after the dictatorship of deposed ruler Hosni Mubarak, and would bring order out of the chaos in the streets and in the economy. But Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood have made one promise after another that they're simply ignoring: 

  • At first, the MB said they would only present candidates for one-third of the seats of the parliament, but they broke that promise and fought for every one.
  • They said that they would not field a candidate for president, but they put forth Mohamed Morsi, who won.
  • Morsi had promised to appoint a Copt and a woman as vice presidents, but he ignored those promises.
  • He promised to follow the laws, but he ignored the orders of the independent judiciary.
  • Then last Thursday, he issued his Constitutional Decree giving himself dictatorial powers.
  • On Monday, he refused to change or rescind decree, despite furious opposition.

Muslim Brotherhood members are giving Morsi their full support, and they are a large group, but not a majority. The secularists and the liberals are opposed to Morsi's decree, but so are the Salafists who, while they're Islamists like the Muslim Brotherhood, are not willing to cede so much power to the MB. Morsi is hoping that after 18 months of riots and demonstrations, Egyptians are tired of protesting, and will accept anything he says. He may be right, but the first test will occur with the "million man marches" on Tuesday. Jerusalem Post 

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