Wednesday, July 20, 2011
BOLT ON THURSDAY, 21 JULY 2011
BOLT THE POLLUTIONIST
Andrew Bolt is now taking a new tack in his role as a champion of the polluters by saying that anti-pollutionists that use the term ‘carbon’ or ‘carbon tax’ are being ignorant because, he says, carbon is a solid and has nothing to do with climate change and can hardly be taxed.
This is a patently transparent and crude, if not desperate, attempt to deceive – and, as can be seen at his column, many of his followers have fallen for his nonsense.
The reality is somewhat less prosaic. When using the word 'carbon' within the context of the climate change debate, almost everyone is aware that the reference to 'carbon' refers to the various gaseous forms that carbon may come in and not the solid form.
When the word 'carbon' is used in the climate change debate it is used as a form of abbreviation to mean carbon dioxide and to a lesser extent carbon monoxide, both of which, when over-abundant in the atmosphere to the point where it is detrimental to the environment, can become and are considered as pollutants.
To attempt to belittle those that use the term 'carbon' when they are clearly referring to it in its gaseous form by suggesting they are ignorant because carbon is actually a solid, is thoroughly disingenuous and highlights only your own ignorance - and desperation.
BOLT THE RACIST
In this post at his column today Bolt highlights a story of a recently converted Muslim man who received 40 lashes to his back from other Muslim men supposedly for drinking alcohol. If anyone other than Bolt had highlighted this story then there would be no problem but Bolt has brought this story to our attention for one purpose and one purpose only and that is to yet again demonise Islam by deliberately inferring that this is how immigrant Muslims behave in Australia.
The title of his post alone, ‘Who let them in?’ frames the perpetrators as immigrants. Yet, when one reads the article Bolt cites and links to, one finds that only one of them is identified as an immigrant but has been here since he was two-years old; hardly the image of a militant Muslim in Australia for the sole purpose of bring Sharia law here which is the image that Bolt would like us to have, and is a follower of a Sydney-born, not immigrant, imam. Where Bolt gets the ‘them’ from in his article’s title is not explained.
Bolt compounds the intent of his post by omitting any sympathy for the victim of this assault by his fellow Muslims.