Don’t you hate it when people with common interests get together and discuss strategies to unify the message! Why, that’s a conspiracy! And, it’s all big oil’s fault! They caught them red-handed!
Shocking New Oil Propaganda Plan to Fool Americans
Lol, yes, fool Americans. Or something. And yes, we’ve got big oil’s fingerprints all over this baby! Turns out, someone got a hold of another memo Otto calls a propaganda plan. Less enlightened people not weighted with delusional conspiracy theories may actually call it a “NATIONAL PR CAMPAIGN PROPOSAL”. We all know national PR campaigns, when in the hands of conservatives are propaganda plans to fool Americans.
The proposal was reviewed by John Droz Jr, a senior fellow at ATI, for discussion at the Washington meeting, which he also organised. ATI’s executive director, Tom Tanton, said Droz had acted alone on the memo, although he confirmed he remains a fellow at the thinktank. (except prolly the super-secret bat phone direct line to the Koch bros.)
Okay, so there was a proposal. It was drafted by a Rich Porter then edited by John Droz. SEE!!!! Right there! It’s a super secret oil funded machine at work!!!……. Or, it could be that two guys came up with a long overdue idea. One or the other.
Our friend, Shawn Lawrence Otto fails in his fourth paragraph by violating Godwin’s Law.
Sound silly? Any time money is behind a science issue it can become politicized. Consider 1920s Germany. Right-wing activists put money behind the crazy idea that Einstein’s special theory of relativity would lead to moral decay. They called it “Jewish science” and “a hoax” and said Einstein was in it for the money. Sound familiar?
This is ironic because in the first paragraph he seems to take exception to HI’s recent billboard hubbub. Turns out, the Heartland Institute was correct.
The plan is to be deployed by a shadowy network of propaganda contractors like the disgraced Heartland Institute, who recently compared those who accept the mainstream science on climate change to mass murderers, and was prepared by a fellow of the American Tradition Institute (ATI),……..
Lol, shadowy network…. yes, HI is in the shadows with a billboard campaign…. idiots. No word on how they are disgraced, but in the delusional world of leftist greens, it’s difficult to determine the rationale. Meanwhile, back in the evil lair……
The loons hate it when you use their tactics against them. Our friend Shawn also found the word (gasp!) “subversion”! Oddly, he doesn’t quote the entire sentence used in the proposal. This is probably just an oversight, so I’ll pick up the slack for him. Under the title, “Goals of the PR Campaign” “Cause subversion in message of industry so that it effectively becomes so bad no one wants to admit in public they are for it (much like wind has done to coal, by turning green to black and clean to dirty).”
Quoting from the Guardian,
“In a telephone interview, Droz said the Washington strategy session was his own initiative, and that he [n]or any of the participants had been paid for attending the session. Their main priority was coordinating PR strategy. “Our No 1 reason for getting together was to talk about whether there should be agreement to talk about a common message.” The strategy session is the latest evidence of a concerted attack on the clean energy industry by thinktanks and lobby groups connected to oil and coal interests and free-market ideologues.
Think tank and free-market ideologues……. oohhhh, very scary! But, the readers here are probably waiting for the smoking gun part where we see that this is all a big conspiracy of big oil and big coal and all of the big money going to such efforts. This is where it gets a bit tricky, but if you try (just for a minute) to think like the delusional leftist lunatics, you can easily see the connections. First, we’ll do the easy one. BIG OIL! You see, among about a 1000 other interests, the Koch brothers are also in the oil industry. They are also conservative. See, that’s proof! Oh, well, if you aren’t delusional then you may require more to substantiate the claim of a well-funded, well-organized attack on alarmists by the fossil fuel industry. You see, John Droz Jr is a senior fellow at ATI. (ATI is the group suing for Mann’s emails.) Droz is a longtime opponent of wind farms, arguing that the technology has not yet been proven and that wind technology should not receive government support.
Droz and Porter hatched their evil plan to take over the world prevent the U.S. government from wasting anymore tax payer money by advocating withdrawing support of planting these useless whirlygigs and pinwheels.
What’s that? You’re still waiting on more proof of the fossil fuel industry conspiracy? I’m getting to that!!! Quit nagging! Okay, fine. Droz is a fellow at a think tank, and even though he says, and ATI’s head Tanto says, he acted on his own, the delusional lunatics know better. In the memo, Droz and Porter identify some groups who may be supportive of their efforts. Under the heading of “Some PR Tactics:” We see the smoking gun!
Consider joining forces w some already established organization where there is substantial commonality and commitment (e.g. ATI, Heartland, IER, CEI, Marshall, Brookings, Cato, Manhattan, AfP, FW, CFACT, ALEC, NA-PAW, etc.).
See plain as day! There’s the conspiracy. HI and ALEC are known to have had donations from the Koch bros. This is almost exactly the same as Shell, Exxon, and BP getting together and coming up with an evil anti-climate strategy! But, no, really, that is, in essence, the proof of the concerted attack. And, of course, there’s the ties to big coal which the Guardian offers……….. well, they don’t really offer any. But, by golly, we know its there! The Guardian makes the claim but offers no evidence to back up the assertion. Well, you didn’t expect real journalism from them, did you? No word on when the ransom demand for $1 million dollars will be made.
The Koch bros are well known conservatives, much like George Soros is a well known leftist. Both, are very active in funding policy advocates of their liking. While I’m sure the coal industry would support the efforts described here, the oil industry doesn’t give two shakes about windmills. There is no reason for the oil industry to oppose windmills. Would some lunatic leftist please come by and explain the conspiracy theory of big oil to the satisfaction of rational individuals?
One of my favorite parts of the memo (designed to fool the American people) is to “Encourage critical thinking from members and the public.” We can’t very well have that type of thinking running amok in the American public! It’s a conspiracy!!!