World View: Morsi Breaks 'Hope and Change'-esque Campaign Promises
This morning's key headlines from GenerationalDynamics.com:
- 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
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
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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