Regardless of what you think about so-called climate change—if it is real or a scam—the corporate media is taking it seriously, including the neocon graven image, or at least the media medicine man of neoconism, “Rupert Murdoch, CEO of News Corporation, the media empire that encompasses Fox News, 20th Century Fox, HarperCollins, MySpace.com, and dozens of newspapers in Australia, the U.K., the U.S., and beyond,” as Grist puts it.
“At an event held this morning in midtown Manhattan and webcast to all News Corp. employees, Murdoch launched a company-wide plan to address climate change that includes not only a pledge to reduce the company’s emissions (which has come to be expected at such biz-greening events) but also a vow to weave climate messaging into the content and programming of News Corp.’s many holdings.”
In other words, soon enough, the neocons, including Fox’s Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity, will be preaching a green message, that is to say the now fashionable epistle of sacrifice and ultimately surrender to authoritarian control. Instead of scary Muslims crouched in the shadows clutching radiological devices, we will be presented with the visage of melting polar icecaps, flooded coastal cities, aberrant weather patterns, crop failures, gloom, doom and destruction. In order to fight against this horrific stuff, all indubitably the direct result of you driving a car and selfishly flicking on the air conditioner, not only will sacrifice be required, but a scientific police state will need be implemented to enforce sacrifice, lest we obtusely kill off not only the polar bear but future generations.
“The challenge is to revolutionize the [climate change] message,” Murdoch told News Corp. employees. “He emphasized the need to ‘make it dramatic, make it vivid, even sometimes make it fun. We want to inspire people to change their behavior.’” In other words, the same old systematic manipulation of public opinion will be employed, especially now that Osama and his terrorist cave dwellers have outlived their usefulness, as Osama does not possess the staying power of coastal flooding, starvation, and mass climate-induced die-off not only of Bambi, but humanity writ large. No doubt the message will be dramatic and vivid, although it remains to be seen how crowding into an Agenda 21 “habitat,” i.e., green ghetto, will be fun—well, it may be fun for the psychopathic and sadistic control freaks in charge, but not the rest of us.
“These might be surprising observations coming from any media titan, but all the more so from a man who has long worn his conservative politics on his sleeve and whose company owns outlets like Fox News and The New York Post, which are widely considered right-leaning.”
Of course, Murdoch leans in the direction of control and “right” and “left” are démodé, obsolescent and worthless political abstractions, still useful however in fooling the public, especially the “conservative” lemmings lined up behind Bush, a blinkered mass of zombies unable to discern the obvious fact Bush is a lower echelon member of a decadent and indeed psychopathic ruling elite that has employed slippery politics and out-moded political concepts for decades, if not centuries.
It should come as no surprise the sort of irrational and fanatical nonsense once pedaled by fringe groups such as Earth First is now a comfortable fit for Republicans and so-called conservatives. It will be even less surprising when the “conservatives” accept it and attribute “eco crimes” to their political enemies, the “liberals,” whatever that means. In short order, Rush Limbaugh will be green as the rest, accusing Democrats of secretly burning incandescent light bulbs well past midnight.
Finally, in order to demonstrate how the neocons, in league with their neolib brethren, will do whatever it takes to cinch control over the masses, consider the “pragmatic rapprochement,” as the New York Times calls the alliance between the onetime Bilderberg doorstop Hillary Clinton and Murdoch.
The “developing relationship between Mrs. Clinton and Mr. Murdoch—who has built an empire in part on the strength of media outlets like Fox News and The New York Post that delight in skewering the Clintons—has drawn special attention, perplexing some political analysts and infuriating some liberals already suspicious of Mrs. Clinton’s centrist positioning,” the newspaper reported last year.
Indeed, such a supposedly unheard of development is “perplexing” for “political analysts” of clueless bent, that is to say political analysts unable to grasp a glaring and persistent reality right in their faces—power, no matter of “liberal” or “conservative” vestment, will adopt whatever tactic, no matter how outwardly incongruent, in order to remain in power and ultimately consolidate that power.