Most of us are taught at an early age if something is too good to be true, it probably is. We don’t believe you can eat anything you want and still lose weight.We don’t believe you can get rich while working at home for just four hours a week. We know these things are scams and con jobs.
It occurred to me while watching this <a href=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pA6FSy6EKrM&feature=player_embedded”>video of a dingbat Global Warming cultist in an ugly blouse whine that Cap and Trade just isn’t enough</a> that the Global Warming Hoax had<a href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confidence_trick”> all the classic marks of a con-job</a> from the very beginning.
Confidence tricks exploit typical human qualities such as greed, dishonesty, vanity, honesty, compassion, credulity and naïveté. The common factor is that the mark relies on the good faith of the con artist.</blockquote>
One of the tricks of the con-artist is to tell the mark exactly what the mark wants to hear. Isn’t it a remarkable coincidence that the villains in the Global Warming Scam — western capitalism, oil companies, “polluters” — are the same people the left has hated since Al Gore was just another chubby rich kid growing up in the Fairfax Hotel. Isn’t it just as remarkable that the “solution” to Global Warming involves giving the left’s heroes — environmentalists — absolute control over the people they hate?
The Global Warming con artists exploit leftist vanity by giving them the most important mission of all — saving the world. They exploit the naivete of the leftist mark by telling them that climate change has never happened before and it’s all because of CO2. They exploit compassion by including a massive transfer of wealth from the advanced world to the third world in their “solution.” They exploit the credulity of the leftist mark by telling them climate is too complex to understand, and they have to trust the scientists.
That’s where the shills come in.
<blockquote> The confidence trickster often works with one or more accomplices called shills, who help manipulate the mark into accepting the con man’s plan. </blockquote>
This is where James Hansen at NASA and the recently busted scienticians at the East Anglia CRU come into play. They give a veneer of legitimacy to the lies spread by the con artists.
And like a classic pyramid scheme, those who get in early and promote the scheme … Al Gore, for example … stand to become very, very wealthy as trillions of dollars in carbon credits and completely unnecessary investments in “green technology” flow into the companies they have set up to profit from the hoax. Everybody else takes it in the shorts.