31 Jan 2010, 12:43pm
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A PoMo Deconstruction of AGW

Note: the following arrived by email from an unknown (pseudonymous) source. We have no idea what it means, but we like it.

SmutGate reveals the bare naked truth

by Anton LePip

The latest bimbo-esque mythopoetical eruption from the anthropogenic global warming (AGW) camp is the publication of a “romance novel” written by the UN’s climate change chief, Dr Rajendra Pachauri [here].

Return to Almora, published in Dr Pachauri’s native India earlier this month, tells the story of Sanjay Nath, an academic in his 60s reminiscing on his “spiritual journey” through India, Peru and the US.

On the way he encounters, among others, Shirley MacLaine, the actress, who appears as a character in the book. While relations between Sanjay and MacLaine remain platonic, he enjoys sex – a lot of sex – with a lot of women. …

The book, which makes reference to the Kama Sutra, starts promisingly enough as it tells the story of a climate expert with a lament for the denuded mountain slopes of Nainital, in northern India, where deforestation by the timber mafia and politicians has “endangered the fragile ecosystem”.

But talk of “denuding” is a clue of what is to come.

By page 16, Sanjay is ready for his first liaison with May in a hotel room in Nainital. “She then led him into the bedroom,” writes Dr Pachauri.

“She removed her gown, slipped off her nightie and slid under the quilt on his bed… Sanjay put his arms around her and kissed her, first with quick caresses and then the kisses becoming longer and more passionate.

“May slipped his clothes off one by one, removing her lips from his for no more than a second or two.

“Afterwards she held him close. ‘Sandy, I’ve learned something for the first time today. You are absolutely superb after meditation. Why don’t we make love every time immediately after you have meditated?’.”

The dialectic paradigm of smut narrative counterpoised to the apparently asexual neoscientific theory of human-caused global warming — leading to the postdialectic apocalyptic destruction of the planet (Thermogeddon) — suggests a textual neosemanticist union of post-rationality with subcultural capitalist sexuality.

In other words, AGW is Freudian, and not in a healthy way.

The rise of Clintonesque libertine-arianism in postmodern culture is now a pan-disciplinary worldwide phenomenon. We must, therefore, once again search for the meaning of meaning within the clash of premodern traditional structures and postmaterialist socialism.

Pachauri et al. and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007, along with Al Gore, not for scientific achievement (the Peace Prize is not a science prize), but for proliferation of postmodern (sexual) angst regarding imaginary anthropogenic global disaster (the putative coming Ecopalypse).

Contextualisizing a Pynchonist “powerful communication” that includes narrativity as a whole, poststructural dematerialism is offered as a “solution” to neoscientific alarms about the quasi-moral depravity of civilization as we know it.

The wellspring of postmodern neoscience may be traced back to confabulations of the 1970’s, early intercourses between poststructuralist “free love” advocates such as Margaret Mead and population bombers such as Paul Ehrlich and John Holdren (currently the Advisor to President Barack Obama for Science and Technology).

Simply put, the Cultural Revolution of the 1960’s erupted into class warfare over sexual identity and sexual morays [I think he meant mores, as in virtues or values, not eels, but who knows? - Ed], and that tide engulfed scientific institutions as well. Coed-ophilia supplanted rational inquiry, filling the institutional [intellectual?] vacuum left by the poststructuralist dialectic. Traditional science atrophied, and neoscience arose as a substitute.

Joyceian concepts of the distinction between feminine and masculine gave way to neosemanticist theories of sexual multi-morphism. Yet precognitive biological urges remained, and flourished, and with the dissolution of rational inquiry became the defining characteristic, and thus the stasis, of neoscience and postmodern society.

Baudrillard uses the term “Sontagist camp” to denote the conflation of “scientist” with “artist,” thus deconstructing “observation” and science itself as a self-referential semiotic paradigm.

Millernarianism (Doomsday-ism) satisfied the new dialectic and its socialist subtext. Abundance was seen to marginalize the underprivileged. Therefore, an abundance of postmaterialist thought came to dominate. But that neocultural sublimation was flimsy cover for [neo]premodern sexual conquest and exploitation, a profoundly instinctive human practice that continued unabated, and indeed has proliferated.

The anti-populationists copulated as never before, in oxymoronic expression of preapocalyptic hedonism. Neoscience institutions have become breeding grounds in counterpositional dissonance to their deconstructivist thema and schemata.

So it should come as no surprise that sexuality has infiltrated and indeed supplanted rational inquiry, despite the overlying Marxist asexual supertext of the neoscientific elites.

SmutGate seen in this context is thus neither pre- nor post-emergent, but is instead foundational and interpolational to the neodialectic cultural narrative of meaning within the neoscientific AGW camp.

31 Jan 2010, 1:37pm
by Joanne

Finally! It’s taken weeks of work, but it’s done. The ClimateGate Timeline [here] is finished. The earlier edition had a remarkable reaction. It’s got as much content as a small book.

31 Jan 2010, 2:13pm
by William M. Briggs

Monsieur La Pipi,

You left off right before the good stuff. The article continues:

“More follows, including Sanjay and friends queuing to have sexual encounters with Sajni, an impoverished but willing local: ‘Sanjay saw a shapely dark-skinned girl lying on Vinay’s bed. He was overcome by a lust that he had never known before … He removed his clothes and began to feel Sajni’s body, caressing her voluptuous breasts.’”

It gets mighty hot in them science labs.

31 Jan 2010, 2:27pm
by J. Waldo E.

Some of this essay appears to be in English, but the rest is indecipherable.

31 Jan 2010, 2:41pm
by Confused in Albaquirky

What is he saying here? That modern scientific reports are just come-on lines like you might hear in a pick-up bar?

31 Jan 2010, 3:37pm
by Mike

At first I thought it was satire, but now I’m not so sure. The fine line has become a substantial gray area.

31 Jan 2010, 3:43pm
by Forrest Grump

Now, why would some fancy scientist want to write such a novel? Because he’s a fantasist at heart and this is the world he wants? Or wished he had?
Limitless grants and poon…a perfect world.

31 Jan 2010, 4:09pm
by Mike

I think we must describe Return to Almora as peri-autobiographical, at best. Raj is pushing 70, after all, and is not much in the looks department. Sort of a cross between an old goat and a gorilla. Goatilla?

31 Jan 2010, 5:53pm
by Foo Furb

The man does not look like an old goat or a gorilla at all. Look at his teeth. If ever a man sprang from rodent roots, it is this man. Further evidence is provided by his fiction writing and by his politics.

Algore has been replaced as the face of AGW for all the world to behold. Pachauri is the new face of fraud science and phony apocalypse. And now, perhaps, bad porn as well. They both have Nobels, however, but only Big Al has an Oscar. (I am not making this up).

[...] Pachauri—chairman of the IPCC, railway engineer, and the man who penned these words, “Sanjay saw a shapely dark-skinned girl lying on Vinay’s bed. He was overcome by a [...]

1 Feb 2010, 8:09am
by Mike

Have you noticed? The proponents of AGW are not the beautiful people. They are not even the plain people. They are, sad to say and even sadder to observe, the butt-ugly people.

This is so true and obvious, and yet nobody mentions it, out of politeness I suppose, but really when has politeness been part of this debate? Let’s call a spade a spade, and a goat a goat.

Rajendra resembles a goat, Algore a fatted hog, Hansen a toad, etc. And the women of AGW? Not going to be featured in Playboy, I can tell you that. Maybe in Field and Stream, or Bovine World.

So when Raj spills his fantasies on the world, you can be assured they are fantasies. Ditto the rest of them. In fact, the entire AGW fantasy is rooted in deep sexual frustration, pathological feelings of sexual inadequacy.

Somebody should do a study, The Psychology of Apocalypsism. It’s a neurosis. Maybe “The psycho-hermaneutics and non-verbal communications of butt-uglies engaged in AGW hysteria” would be a good thesis to explore. Academics take note.

1 Feb 2010, 1:05pm
by Tallac

Please don’t give Field and Stream a bad name. I’ve seen better looking large mouth bass in that publication than the “womyn” who wail at the imagined destruction awaiting future generations, but will never procreate because of their ugliness. Inside and out.

Perhaps Pachauri hopes his novella may still help him pick-up some of those “babes.”

No wonder he never had time to review bogus claims and other non-science in reports for the IPCC.

He was too busy living in his other fantasy land.

1 Feb 2010, 1:59pm
by Mike

And men, too. The concept here is not ugliness per se, but an attempt to raise the question: what is the psychological pathology of apocalypsism.

What is going on in the heads of those who foresee the imminent end of the world? It is not a science-based outlook; it is an emotional one. When significant portions of society adopt that outlook, mass insanity prevails. Many terrible things happen, like economic collapse and wars. So it is worthwhile to examine apocalypsist psychological neuroses in order to cure them.

Much of environmentalism suffers from doomsday projections. It’s not rational, but it prevails. We need to fix that.

1 Feb 2010, 7:24pm
by Tallac

Unfortunately, there are no pills to cure apocalypsism, catastrophism, egoism, greed, ignorance and many other symptoms that may have manifested in those afflicted with “man-made climate change syndrome,” which includes corrupt science, politics and extreme environmentalism.

The only way to fix that is an “intervention,” done with an overwhelming dose of reality and truth. But in this case it may be too late for the dear doctor.

A suggestion for Jones, Mann, Hansen and others: If you know what’s good for you, please spare us from your nonsense now, and any future trashy novels. Thanks.



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