How Many Chicken-Little Wridiots Crying Wolf Does It Take?

          I watch Discovery Channel.  So, I was one of the many-millions who learned (a few years ago) that scientists had discovered the Earth routinely has a magnetic pole reversal.  Sorry, I don't remember off-hand how often they reversed in the days of dinosaurs-past, but I do recall a geologist explaining about ancient lavarocks being flow-born and the iron inside them aligning when they cooled with the then-strongest pole (which may not have been a pole at the time).  The geologist went on to relate that the earth's current magnetic reversal was long-overdue by a few thousand years.

          Which is very similar to what a vulcanologist said on the History Channel (also a few years ago).  He was explaining about the caldera under Yellowstone National Park.  According to his calculations, it erupts pretty regularly and is also overdue by thousands of years.

          We the contemplative, the superstitious, the nearly hairless, bipedal, opposable thumbed apes...oh how we love to hear about all things imminent.  Anything.  Even if it isn't cataclysmic; if it's huge and impending, we can't get enough of it.

          Of course, everyone has already heard their fill of all the ologists-of-one-stripe-or-another regarding global warming.  It may be world-wide.  It may even qualify as a cataclysm.  But global warming is only going to result in a slow and gradual rising of temperatures and sea levels.  We're already bored with the eventual centuries-long creep of Venice, California and (hopefully) Los Angeles turning into Venice, Italy...we need to hear about imminent disaster!


          Because we're all aware of our own mortality.  We're reminded of it daily (hourly?).  So, the notion that life might-possibly come to an end for all the douchebag-lickers on the planet—instead of just non-d-lickin me—that's supremely comforting in a everyone-else-is-an-idiot-and-they-don't-deserve-what-I-don't-have kinda way. 

          With all the reports of birds dropping out of the mid-western skies, a die-off of bats in the north, the frogs are disappearing all over the world, honey Bees, ditto...all over the United States.  So goes the coral reefs.  So goes.  So goes.  Just click any organism death and you'll learn an ologist's sad description of something else which is guaranteed to be gone by tomorrow or the next day.

          Why hasn't anyone put all these deaths together into one big scheme?

          Oh they have.  It's 2012 (in 2013 they'll say, 'hey we added the calendars together wrong, so now it's...').  It's global warming.  It's the magnetic reversal.  But, we all know chickenlittle is full of big-bunky-bullshit.  There isn't one single terrible cause.  Well...except...humans.  And most of us refuse to claim ownership of that cloak of shame because once we accept responsibility, then what...fix it?  Fucqdat...we say.  (Our usual name for things which aren't our monkey to pet.)

          Could the die-offs be just a matter of nature doing it's thing?  Could the only difference between the current deaths and the gazillion-trillions which have happened throughout history be:  today we have a full bowl of ologists paying very close attention with mini-visual technology, data-crunching with powerful hand-held technology, and incessantly reporting with world wide technology?  Oh hell, THAT certainly won't get much coverage.

          Today's fauxpocalypse-du jour is the alleged one-final-blow and collective bigboy cum overall-reason for last year's storms in England, this year's Australian cyclones, and America's most recent superstorm blizzard.  And they're going to get more powerful and more frequent, says Terrance Aym (a chicken little-esque, internet-equivalent-of-a-National-Enquirer-writer-idiot, or wridiot...who gets his kicks crying wolf).  My first hint that he drew his conclusions from a tool-bag of lies?  He tailored this story for his audience, pointing only at storms in English-speaking countries, many of which were much less damaging than those occurring during the same time-frame in non-English-reading countries.

          Aym is a blatant and intentional distorter of facts.  Couched comfortably in the solid science of others, Aym decries the unavoidable and ever-worsening future superstorms which he claims are, and will be, caused by the measurable shift in the magnetic north pole combined with the complete cessation of the earth's wobble.  Written by a crowded-theater-fire!-shouter, Terrance Aym's article is nothing more than the fabricated blathering of a smooth-talker with a penchant for driving custom-made bandwagons that he cobbles together (from raw materials provided by others) and then gets others to jump on.  What a giggle the fictionalizers-of-non-fiction—like Terrance Aym—must get when someone foolishly references them as an authority.

          The truth is broken and twisted in all of Aym's "articles".  In this one (which he hot-linked to dead-ends and pay-sites in order to dissuade fact-checkers) the truth is simple:  The earth's magnetic pole is shifting as it has for billions of years, and its slight wobble—only measured for a century—paused for a brief period in the middle of the last decade.  Neither of these geologic occurrences are anomalies.  And, neither have any effect on the earth's climate or weather.

          However...pumping carbon into the air (as we've done, are doing, and will continue to do) is definitely changing the weather.  A fact Terrance Aym doesn't write about.  It's not imminent enough.  Not cataclysmic.  And not the fauxpocalypse he loves to predict.        

          Read any of Terrance Aym's short stories posing as non-fiction articles, and you'll quickly know who he is.  He's the greasy bottle-dude on the corner with the cardboard sign, ripped vocal chords, and brain stuck on its rambling-confusion channel.  He's a hack-writer mixing the paranoia of others with his own brand of deceit and conspiracy.  No different than a fabricator of computer viruses, Aym uses legitimate information to plant his insidious data onto Squire, which he hopes will worm into your brain, your conversations, and your beliefs.  When Glen Beck looks up 'whackjob' in the dictionary—he reads about Terrance Aym.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

On top of that, Mr. Ayms is a tea party climate changing denying asswipe. I've read his crap one too many times.

The worst part is that this guy lives off of publicity. He actually writes in his bio how everyone is "talking" about his article...never mind that many are screaming bullshit! at the top of their lungs.