Another fine study, and food for thought? You be the judge.
The UK media sheds light on Norgaard, so I read some.
The wired Magazine article was good. For those not familiar with the Norgaard story a few searches is all you need. Google ‘Kari Norgaard’, no reason for me to share her deeds when they are so easy to find. I don’t accuse her of calling deniers stupid, or lame. She is a child by my measure, and apparently a child Professor at Whitman OK.. ..
We older people know that the number one mission of Wired is to sell magazines! I sensed a big shift in that Magazine’s coverage and tone WHEN they were forced to confront reality. ‘Their number one mission is selling magazines, it’s what Die Hard Capitalists do!’
In the Wired interview, Norgarrd says this: “Another factor is that we no longer have a sense of permanence”. Another psychologist, Robert Lifton, wrote about what the existence of atomic bombs did to our psyche. There was a sense that the world could end at any moment.”
Professor Norgaard is like a child who has not yet discovered that she can harbor her own thoughts. She is so focused on the sinister deeds of Man that she doesn’t seem to note that the planet and natural events in our solar system could >again< muster in the extinction of animals at the top of the food chain. Thanks to gravity maps, we know the cause of the last major event, and it wasn’t man’s doing!
But even more alarming is her own denial of what and who she is. By her age, most of us understood that any sense of ‘permanence’ is usually held by the less mature mind. We are here for but an instant according to mother nature’s time piece, so a sense of Permanence might be a major handicap? Time is ticking, and perhaps we need get busy and do something with our life before we find the end of it!
At the top of the pile of Woman I respect are those well-educated Women in Afghanistan, Medical Doctors, Specialists, Woman who worked against all odds to excel in their areas of expertise. And now… will they find that their Sisters in America will ‘stand down’ and simply watch the Taliban punish and even kill them for the kindness, compassion, and self-less sacrifices they have made?
I mention it because I wonder where young Kari Norgaard will stand on the issue? I suspect it all depends on the script given to her by the local community organizer, ‘and entity she references in her writings’.
As a last thought, I note her comments on Nuclear Energy, no doubt she’s mastered physics at some high level, and maybe even worked in an operating plant right? Oh yes.. we know… “she reads from the script given to her.”
All the best,
Notes: Parents, here’s a reason you need be involved in your child’s Education.
Yes, there will always be room for one more book on the shelves, and I suggest you write about how so many people spend their precious and short lives in the persuit of “permanance”. At some point, most of us wake to realize our days are numbered,….. all save those with minds molded by others to serve a dutyful purpose?
I’d be thrilled to write the forward for you.. and no doubt we’d both mention our inspiration came from Kari. The name Kari is most memorable for me; because it was the name I gave my first and most loyal dog. Is it true that the name you give a child can influence what they become? Perhaps, that’ll be the topic of your second book!