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Follow the Science: Painful births might improve the weather — If we go anesthetic-free will we hold back the tide?

It’s a cult: Another Woke Dilemma

Doctors, hospitals, medical staff, photoShould women in childbirth be warned that their anesthetic might heat the climate a hundred years from now? You know, toss it around, will I or won’t I? On the one hand, there’s hours of what some consider the worst pain they’ll ever feel, or there are other pain-killers which might not be as safe (but it’s only a baby right?). On the other hand, it’s possible that when their baby turns eighty the world might be 0.000 degrees cooler thanks to Mum? You Go Girl!

Frankly, if they wait to ask this in the labor ward – it’s far too late. Women need to hear this on the phone while booking their first appointment. That way they can run, don’t walk, run and find a real doctor — one that looks at data — not the ones scoring points in a science fashion contest.

Is nitrous oxide a climate risk?

Elios Visontay, The Guardian

report in Australasian Anaesthesia notes that while nitrous oxide – known as laughing gas when used as an anaesthetic – is an effective method of pain relief during labour, the gas represents 7% of global emissions, according to the World Meteorological Organization. Carbon dioxide and methane account for 66% and 16% respectively.

Using nitrous oxide as pain relief during a four-hour labour creates a carbon footprint equivalent to driving an average car for 1,500km, the report’s authors found, whereas an epidural is equivalent to driving 6km.

None of the numbers made sense anyhow. Nitrous Oxide is 7% of all global emissions? What are they on…?

In the actual report it’s clear almost no one at The Guardian read the numbers (page 185):

The World Meteorological Organization indicates that globally N2O represents 7 per cent of all long-lived
greenhouse gases (LLGHG) which together result in radiative forcing (inward radiative energy to the earth
minus outgoing). This makes N2O the third most important LLGHG following CO2 and methane which account
for 66 per cent and 16 per cent of global warming respectively. More than 1 per cent of worldwide GHG
emissions resulting from N2O are anaesthetic in origin, which is a substantial figure, given that a total of 40
per cent of global N2O is anthropogenic.

Thus 99% of emissions from N2O are not anaesthetic, and who cares? Even nature makes more N20 than we do and 20 times as much CO2. And all the minor gases are nothing compared to water, the most powerful greenhouse gas of all. The whole fixation on “long lived” gases is only so people can ignore short lived ones like water. Do those photons care if the molecule is here today and gone tomorrow, but another one is in its place?  This is not angels dancing on pins, but viruses dancing on bacteria dancing on angels. How many of our best and brightest medical staff worked on that paper?

Junk models meets junk research, junk journals, and junk reporting.

Speaking of dilemmas

Don’t look now but two commandments of Pussy-Wokism are in conflict. Should women get what they want even when it means the world might end up 0.0000C degrees hotter in 2100? Which victim scores highest… women or the climate?

See the struggle. Feel the pain:

Linking nitrous oxide to climate risk is yet another example of the disdain shown to women’s pain

Isabelle Oderberg, The Guardian

Why this report? Why now? Why did I get all those rolling eye emoji text messages?

When a new report suggested that people who use nitrous oxide when giving birth should be warned about the impacts on climate change, I felt the mild tremor of a collective groan uttered in unison across the country. More than one person sent me headlines accompanied by a rolling eye emoji.

Historians will mark the madness of the era:

Clearly the climate crisis is a pressing mattter of life or death and the future of all humanity. The staggering results of our federal election show that this is an issue about which Australians are deeply concerned. And many medical colleges are considering the effects of climate change on their patients, with the Australian Medical Association even issuing a call to arms.

The real question is why doesn’t the AMA have better things to do, like looking after their patients, giving informed consent, and checking their scientific pronouncements on every topic before they put out a press release. The other real question is why journalists don’t ask medicos more interesting questions about things that might matter today, not in 2100.

Before patients get warned about the effect of nitrous oxide on climate change, they should get warned about B12 deficiency. That’s another story…

Photo by National Cancer Institute on Unsplash

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94 comments to Follow the Science: Painful births might improve the weather — If we go anesthetic-free will we hold back the tide?

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    So glad that I’m a male and cannot give birth despite what some “enlightened progressives” may think and comment………….

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    Lawrie

    These people are nuts. To paraphrase the HSBC hero “they are trying to out-hyperbole each other”. While men and women suffer and die from various diseases that receive little to no research funding clowns are given funds and column inches for purely ridiculous frivolities. The grant machine has too much money and we produce too many dumb graduates.

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      cohenite

      They are nuts but they are sadistic nuts. In fact they are misanthropes. Jo looked at this a long time ago when she could get published at their abc:

      https://www.abc.net.au/news/2010-10-07/warming_to_misanthropy/39750

      Misanthropy, a hatred of humanity, underpins alarmism. A teacher who somehow got her opinion piece published at their abc (it’s now been removed) said this:

      Today, the Green narrative incorporates no such faith, but rather a belief that humanity is blight upon the Earth. This is manifest in a palpable horror at the size of the world; a disgust at its incomprehensible billions; a disdain for the unfathomable numbers who hope to share our prosperity. It is a distinctly anti-human narrative, which buries the idea that humankind is a reservoir of possibilities.

      The green movement is an anti-human movement. At its best it is communistic. The Australian leader of the Greens, Adam Bandt is a communist. The UN, the heart of alarmism, does not even disguise its ambition to use alarmism to destroy Western democracies. And the great reset tyrants like Klaus Schwab, prince Charles, Gates and here in Australia, the rich brats, Cannon-Brookes, Holmes-a Court don’t give a fig about the punters just their egos and their wallets.

      Under albo, who is also a commie and the greens, Australia is going to be in for a very rough ride over the next 3 years. Stock up on candles.

      [Ill leave this for the host to approve.]AD

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        Good to see you cohenite. You have a long memory for these details….

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          Roger Pielke Jr., commenting on Ryan Maue’s updated global hurricane series pointed out that 2021 tied with 1987 and 1981 -82 as the weakest hurricane activity year on record since the advent of global satellite coverage….See Paul Homewood’s page Jo

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      ” they are trying to out -hyperbole each other ” …..The Four Yorkshiremen syndrome

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    David Maddison

    It’s not only nitrous oxide anaesthetic agent the woke, including certain woke medical “doctors” and hospitals are going after.

    I have a friend who is an anaesthetist in Melbourneistan (the city-state in Australia, not Florida) and one of his preferred agents is desflurane.

    In certain hospitals he has to ask for permission to use it and its use is frowned upon and he often gets a lecture why he shouldn’t use it and in other hospitals they have banned it altogether, e.g. The Alfred Hospital. See https://www.anzca.edu.au/news/top-news/the-alfred-ditches-desflurane (**Read the link, it is disturbing.**)

    The woke regard desflurane as an especially destructive “greenhouse gas”.

    Google without quotes “desflurane greenhouse gas” for more information about how this important anaesthetic agent is claimed to be destroying the planet.

    I guess we will soon be resorting to medical procedures without anaesthetic or revert to primitive intoxicants like alcohol or just a whack over the head with a piece of wood….

    I bet the Left Elitists such as various billionaires and Presidents and PMs will have access to appropriate anesthesia if they need a medical procedure.

    This anti-science and anti-human nonsense is totally out of control.

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      Sambar

      ” Not one person has raised a concern and there have been no complaints. We’ve had very strong positive feedback from all staff.”

      “As an alternative, sevoflurane has a negligible impact on greenhouse gases— and is by far leagues above any other anaesthetic gas

      Two quotes from your link David.
      The first, Not one person has raised a concern. Of course not, they all want to remain employed.
      The second, sevoflurane is BY FAR leagues above any other anaesthetic gas”.
      Well if this was the real case servoflurane would be the automatic progression and would not need to be “mandated” Just as ether replaced chloroform ( or the other way round) and next generation Anaesthestics replaced both these because BETTER alternatives were developed.

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        DLK

        …sevoflurane is BY FAR leagues above any other anaesthetic gas”. Well if this was the real case servoflurane would be the automatic progression and would not need to be “mandated”

        just like unreliables would not need to be mandated if they really were cheaper and better than coal.
        the market adopt them without the need for a prompter.

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      crakar24

      Wait, wait, wait a second. We are talking about a pregnant female giving birth and the [Snip]AD want to use a drug that is ingested by the baby during birth???? Thats the beauty of Nitros Oxide it simply provides twice the oxygen not an anesthetic.

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      Deano

      One of my chores used to be to maintain the medical gas cylinders at a medical institute with a day surgery clinic. Nitrous oxide was one of the gases but from the early 2000’s I noticed its use drastically decreased. Apparently, there were simply better alternatives and other methods of anesthesia. It was kept on hand for patients who had reactions against these other agents. Therefore I would guess its contribution to greenhouse gases would be utterly minuscule.

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    David Maddison

    Where is the scientific evidence for any “greenhose gas”, CO2, N20, desflurane or anything else is warming the planet?

    Why is solar output from our sun, a VARIABLE STAR, consistently ignored for its impact on climate, whether the temperature is static, warming or cooling?

    Because it is all about the use of the anthropogenic global warming fraud to destroy Western Civilisation and its replacement with the pagan worship of Gaia (earth goddess) and self-worship as epitomised by the Left and promoted by the global elitists who will rule over humanity, including the useful idiots who promote the cult for the Elitists.

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    Petros

    The AMA is a fringe doctors’ group. They represent less than a quarter of registered doctors.

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      Doctor T

      From a medical insider, I know of no one within my profession who actually feels represented by the AMA. I know of very few doctors who remain a member, and those who are, do so out of some kind of loyalty. Bruce Shepherd would be outraged at the unrepresentative swill the AMA has become. They spend their time issuing statements on the wokest of woke causes. The leadership seem to have no medical knowledge.

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    DLK

    this will no doubt push down birth rates.
    totally coincidental, i’m sure.

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      Deano

      Even if all births ceased, it wouldn’t be enough. Nothing is ever enough with these people.

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    It’s all BS

    Jo, please run an article on B12 deficiency. It has changed my life.

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    Rosco

    In the future people are going to wonder just how stupid and gullible the climate alarmists are !

    Climate alarm will be considered equivalent to the worts of medieval beliefs.

    And there is zero evidence that radiative forcing is nothing more than an unproven hypothesis.

    The Stefan-Boltzmann law was derived from experiments where a continuous black body emission spectrum is emitted. Planck solved the mathematical analysis and his equation is the only one which fully describes the emission spectra.

    The SB law is Pi times the integral of Planck’s law and Wien’s law is the derivitive of Planck’s equation where the slope equals zero.

    Gases do not emit continuous spectra and only absorb fragments of a continuous spectra.

    It is easy to debunk most of the alarmist example scenario “maths” by applying the same “maths” to Planck’s law and the rules of integration.

    Doing so demonstrates that all of their “models” of radiative interaction – for example “The Green Plate Effect” on a site called “Rabbet Run” – is simply junk science.

    If the scenario gives a certain result using the SB equation for determined temperatures then it MUST give the same result for the same temperatures using P{lanck’s law and the rules of integration.

    Their “maths” is totally wrong – simple as that !

    No wonder every model relied on by the IPCC is nothing like reality.

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      David Maddison

      Thanks for that excellent analysis Rosco.

      It’s simple isn’t it?

      And yet people have fallen for probably the biggest scientific fraud of all time.

      The reason Australia has an Office of the Chief Scientist (and similar in other countries) is to give an independent evidence-based analysis of claims which seem to define known physical laws such as the hypothesis of “anthropogenic global warming”.

      But instead of questioning such an unlikely hypothesis, or demanding proof, or at least evidence or a physical basis for such a claim, they promote the idea.

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        Kalm Keith

        “It’s simple isn’t it?”

        David, it’s been complexified to the n’th degree but it can all be explained without bothering Stephan and Boltzy.

        🙂

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        Lawrie

        Th simple answer is-they want to keep their job and to hell with science. Can you imagine the furore if the Chief Scientist told all and sundry that global warming was BS and why? You mean we didn’t have to have stupid light bulbs and wind turbines?

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      Geoff from Tanjil

      Ok Rosco,
      I wrote a lot of training material, so stringing ideas together to lead to a conclusion is desirable.
      Having read your post I have the thought that it reads as if you used a word salad generator.
      It reads like science but when you used Pi, I thought, aha, good entertainment.
      Am I wrong?

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      Kalm Keith

      I’m not sure what a lot of that was about but the Stephan Boltzman Equation is rarely used in its correct context and its use by the warming fraternity simply demonstrates that they have no idea what they are doing.

      You don’t need to invoke the level of science at S_B to prove that the global warming and death by incineration due to human origin CO2 is ridiculous and perhaps even evil concept.

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      Geoffrey Williams

      Rosco, I’m in agreement with your conclusion. But can you clarify the 3rd line of your post above…

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    yarpos

    Let me guess. It was a bloke that came up with this suggestion.

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      Sambar

      Well it certainly wouldn’t be any of the pregnant ones.

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      Annie

      It’s a pity genuine blokes will never know the particular type of pain that some, not all, women experience in childbirth! The miracle is that any woman ever goes beyond one child; Mother Nature has a way of dulling the memory for a while. 🙁

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    Ronin

    Are they working on reducing the birth rate through these devious means.

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      yarpos

      Just the indoctrinated youth of recent decades reaching the professions and management, and enforcing their world view on others.

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    John

    These people have over-inhaled something. Nitrous oxide (N2O) absorbs infrared in the same wavelength band as methane (CH4) and water vapour (H2O) absorbs in that same wavelength band too.

    Concentrations of each gas – Water vapour: typically 7500 to 10000ppm, methane: about 1.9ppm, nitrous oxide: 0.3ppm.

    What ignorant fools claimed that N2O was a potential problem?

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      Ross

      If you mix science with politics John, you just end up with politics. What I have deduced about all these crazy green projects is that at sometime one of our politicians or bureaucrats signed Australia up to some UN treaty. So methane reduction, hydrogen as a fuel, pumped hydro and now add N20 to that list. Years ago some politician probably went on a junket to a UN meeting, got over lubricated and signed up Australia. Or maybe some senior bureacrat who was owed a favour and they did the signing. Then came back to Australia without announcing it or without proper scrutiny.

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      David Maddison

      You can see some absorption spectra for these gases at this link:

      https://images.app.goo.gl/uYxRDPWesRPozksV9

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      Yonniestone

      Nitrogen makes up 78% of our atmosphere, I also know N2O does magic things to internal combustion engines inducing laughter in this application also.

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    Old Goat

    And the victim and woke Olympics continue without a clear winner as competitors continually outdo each other . It will get interesting when the winner is announced – all protests will be on the grounds of racism, sexism , bigotry and the environment…..no rationality allowed.

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    As a practicing Engineer and somebody who has had to manage a large business these people have rocks in their heads. They have lost all perspective and, as Jo points out, put at nothing a womans choice to have pain relief.

    To say nothing of the crackpot science that supposedly identifies N2O as a green house gas. The stuff breaks down fairly quickly, regardless of what scientifically challenged activists tell you (I have worked with it in industrial gases area), hence even if an issue (its not) the impact is negligible.

    Whatever happened to making do and dealing with issues, rather than spending untold trillions on non issues or those of no consequence???

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      Honk R Smith

      Issues are a commodity.
      They don’t have to be real, they just have to sell.
      The mechanism by which the tax base is mined.
      Climate Change, Decarbonization, Net Zero … brand labels for marketability.

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    DLK

    what about the overall co2 expenditure of the hospital?
    surely it would be better just to shut the whole thing down.
    i means for the benefit of humanity, and all that.

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    Honk R Smith

    Can’t tell lately whether science is helping or hurting.

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      David Maddison

      What is claimed to be “science” in regard to supposed anthropogenic global warming is not science but fraud.

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    STJOHNOFGRAFTON

    Another woke absurdity. Time for another whiff of N₂O and a hearty LOL.

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    This is getting out of hand.

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      David Maddison

      It is already out of hand.

      People are already dying from energy poverty and there is already huge economic damage and loss of standard of living.

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    Kalm Keith

    Watch out for those incomings;
    photons raining down from their secret location “up there”.

    The constant bombardment of accepted truths mandated by the UNIPCCC continues unabated.

    They say;

    “radiative forcing (inward radiative energy to the earth
    minus outgoing).

    Obviously the term “forcing” is taught in climate courses but anyone who studied real science will know that it’s nothing but journalism on steroids.

    Carrying a growing baby and giving birth is perhaps the most rewarding and frightening and triumphant moment in the lives of many women and I feel that using that to score points about Greenhouse gases is sick.

    Giving birth is real and possibly terrifying; promoting a non existent greenhouse mechanism on the back of that is simply opportunistic and devious.

    How can this ugliness be allowed to continue in a supposedly civil society.

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      David Maddison

      The term “forcing” bothers me too, Kalm Keith.

      It was invented for use in climate change propaganda.

      It’s first use seems to be in 2005:

      National Research Council. 2005. Radiative Forcing of Climate Change: Expanding the Concept and Addressing Uncertainties. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/11175.

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        another ian

        Its use in another sense at least as long as recorded history ought to also be a bother

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      Annie

      You are so right KK. It is evil to suggest denying pain relief at what can be an extremely frightening and painful time for women.

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    another ian

    When “following the science” becomes art (IMO – or this is O/T)

    “With apologies to Simon and Garfunkel

    Charles Rixey has written a wonderful COVID-19 parody of Simon and Garfunkel’s song “The Sounds of Silence”, set to the same rhythm and meter. I think it’s inspired.”

    https://bayourenaissanceman.blogspot.com/2022/06/with-apologies-to-simon-and-garfunkel.html

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    mc

    run, don’t walk, run and find a real doctor

    Are you serious, where the hell are you going to find one of those?

    Now that doctors in this country have effectively been told they risk being disbarred from practicing their profession if they insist, in all situations, on implementing the oath they committed themselves to at the outset of their careers (the Hippocratic Oath) they, by definition cannot be regarded as real doctors, they are fake, pretend, neutered doctors!

    Is a doctor a real doctor if he/she can give frank and fearless advice regarding aesthetic while concealing any concerns they may have about the safety of covid vaccines?

    If my personal “doctor”, the one who said to me “I just want to see a needle in your arm as soon as possible”, if she were ever again to take it upon herself to provide me with “medical advice” about covid 19, vaccines and related issues I would have to tell her “it’s ok I have a panel beater in town who I fully trust for that sort of information, thanks all the same”.

    [Would you go to the panel beater for a heart operation ? , this comment is a bit over the top for this mod but another may see different.]AD

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    crakar24

    One woman explained the pain of childbirth as follows:

    Squeeze your top lip between your thumb and forefinger as tight as you can until you can no longer bear the pain, then squeeze it harder, then pull your lip over the top of your head.

    Of course its all part of the “lets get back to nature” swindle like you dont need baby formula you have breasts and now of course your children will eat bugs at school. The people in control of the world have finally come to realise their wind and solar wont power civilisation so civilisation must adapt and use less and so on.

    God have mercy on our souls

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    Honk R Smith

    As a man, facing the very real possibility of becoming pregnant, I’m concerned.

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    “Woke” can now mean anything you don’t like or agree with. Just a reminder of it’s original meaning, now totally trashed.

    alert to injustice in society, especially racism.

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      crakar24

      GA,

      I dont believe the definition has changed just peoples interpretation of what an injustice in society actually is. The “woke” among us see injustice everywhere they look so in this sense you are probably correct to be “woke” means to not like anything you dont agree with.

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      Furiously+Curious

      I hope a lot of these people who are so imbued with the sense of injustice, have had a good hard look at themselves to see if in fact their issue might be really self hatred, with victim identification being an acceptable outlet to redirect hatred; our own darkness?
      Speaking about words whose original meanings have been totally trashed, how about man, woman or vaccine?

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      DLK

      “Woke” can now mean anything you don’t like or agree with. Just a reminder of it’s original meaning, now totally trashed.

      likewise:

      “climate change” can now mean any weather you don’t like or agree with. Just a reminder of it’s original meaning, now totally trashed.

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      yarpos

      and the supposedly woke use the label to oppose anything they dont agree with

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      ” Woke can now mean anything you don’t like or agree with ……Some might just care about other people ”

      Gee Aye is apparently of the blinkered opinion ‘Woke’ is an amorphous Humpty Dumpty land term quoting a pithy unsourced definition then alluding that the Woke are caring and compassionate when in fact most of the Woke are viciously intolerant puritans. Gee Aye’s comments could be interpreted as sympathetic which raises more questions about his personality . The caring type I’m sure . The Woke Reformation has its origins in Marxism [ particularly the Frankfurt School and the concept of “false consciousness ‘ ] and Postmodernism . For the record Karl Marx and Engels were vile racists as well as genocide enthusiasts and the godfather of Postmodernism Martin Heidegger was a Nazi professor who revived his career in American Academe thanks to the patronage of his erstwhile lover Hannah Arendt. The other influential guru of Postmodernism Michel Foucault was [ like the Lefts favorite economist John Maynard Keynes ] a pederast sex tourist who preyed on impoverished young boys and a useful idiot enamored of the Islamic fascist regime of Ayatollah Khomeini – disregarding the fact the Mullahs routinely executed stupid homosexuals like himself . Projected self hatred has a lot to do with Wokeness ….” Alert to injustice in society particularly racism ” was never its genuine original meaning. This is what it means to be Woke courtesy of Helen Pluckrose’s exquisite silky narration I hope this awakens you from your Woke stupor Gee Aye To be Woke is to be a superficial moral narcissist and a domineering sanctimonious bully [ Which may explain why senior police and health bureaucrats in the state of Victoria – and the Premier himself – are pretentiously Woke ] :

      ” Its common for groups of people to believe they’re the only ones who possess the ability to see reality as it truly is .It is no different with the Woke .To be Woke is to be born again to see the world anew and feel the need to awaken others to the truth . The phenomenon of Wokeness has its origins in Marxism and more so in postmodernism . Marxists thought people had a false consciousness …..When one is Woke and can see and feel the oppression everywhere , it becomes ones moral duty to call it all out , ban it and de-platform punish and cancel the perpetrators. The rest of us are still asleep or at worst willfully ignorant and refusing to wake up”

      There are several more episodes in the Woke Reformation series after this one Gee Aye . Allow them to disabuse you of your ignorance , educate and enlighten you You may learn something about yourself ‘Episode 1 : Origins of Woke Ideology Part 1 ‘ https://youtube.com/watch?v=IBtOtpCpf5w

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        You are quite welcome to edit my post as you see fit Jo

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          Better deleting it. Woke is just the new “politically correct” that is, as you’ve just demonstrated, simply a means of demonising other people. As for your rant, who knows what you were trying to write.

          I note also that jo makes a statement of “pussy wokism” which suggests that she thinks that (using the original definition) people taking action are somehow soft. None of it makes sense except in the light of sheepish following the leader of others who are misapplying the term.

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            b.nice

            “Better deleting it.”

            On the contrary. Stuart’s post is pretty precise, correct and to the point.

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            ” Woke is just the new politically correct term that is as you’ve demonstrated, simply a means of demonizing other people “…

            Like whom ? Wokeism’s philosophical gurus such as the racist Karl Marx , Martin Heidegger , the sado -masochistic pederast Michel Foucault ? Are they beyond reproach ?.Did you watch the Origins of Woke Ideology” episode and the Woke Reformation series and what the complex history of Woke [ that you pretend is just a term of demonizing derision divorced from its supposedly once noble meaning ] means for your simplistic ‘original definition ” ?. Is Helens summary part of a ‘rant’ ? Have you ever studied Postmodernism and critical theory ? What is false or disagreeable about Helen Pluckroses quotation ? .What of the talented black cameraman who compared Woke puritanism to his battle with cancer and the disenchanted Christian fundamentalist who noticed the doctrinaire stultifying parallels with his Christian sect ? . Are their experiences and analyses problematic ” Gee Aye ?

            Like a classic humorless Woke Wowser you prefer my extensive commentary that must have acutely embarrassed you, was cancelled .[ ” Better deleting it “] and smarmily reprimand Jo as if she was some speech code transgressor for [ as a woman herself ] mocking ‘ Pussy Wokism’..Are you offended by the Russian girl band ‘Pussy Riot ‘ too ? .The demonizing intolerant bigot – possibly beset with comprehension difficulties [” none of it makes sense’] is you

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            Gee Aye’s ‘original” definition of ” Woke’ is not the original meaning at all and instead [deceptively I might add] resembles the 2017 Oxford English Dictionary entry : ” alert to racial or social discrimination ” The provenance of the idiom before the age of acrimonious identity politics and race hustling is different .The African American novelist William M Kelley’s 1962 expository essay on the lexicon of black American idiom and vernacular ” If You’re Woke You Dig It ” defines Woke as simply ” well informed , up to date ” So why did Gee Aye choose the preferred politically correct distortion and arrogantly finger- waggingly censure Jo ? Because he exemplifies political correctness and probably hates himself for it .Kel Richards and Peta Credlin’s ” Words Matter ” exposition of the origins of Woke was also trivial and dull
            The true literal meaning of Woke is ” past tense of wake” and the words medieval etymology is discussed here https://thedispatch.com/p/the-origins-of-the-term-woke-had?s=r

            You’re welcome

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    mc

    Right that’s it; I am finally going to invest my hard earned in a Climatedeathometer!

    How can I confidently organize a day at the beach next week if I don’t know in advance if the oceans will have boiled off by then?

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    Furiously+Curious

    A bit off topic, but it is medical, and I will put it on an open thread when one appears, I think it is important and very clearly
    stated. 30 mins.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8GtmWxKbO8
    Blair White and Buck Angel, a trans woman and a trans man, blasting the sterilising of children, stating clearly that puberty blockers are sterilising for life! There is already a 28 000 redit group of transitioned young people, who have lived to regret it. They talk about puberty blockers stopping the brain maturing – people being stuck at 12 for the rest of their lives! No problems with adults making the transition, as they did, but the present tsunami of transitioning teens being catastrophic for the real trans community. They just lay to waste the whole trans madness.
    JP’s latest takes a white board to leftist thinking. 10/10.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JMUUw6KeM0

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    John Connor II

    What? No information on how much Nitrous the MEN will need when they give birth?
    It’ll be a LOT ! 😅😅
    I recall reading something about a watermelon going through a garden hose but I didn’t get it because I’m so innocent 😇
    (I wonder what a pregnancy test for a “pregnant” man would show 😈)

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    John in Oz

    I wonder how many doctors, particularly ‘specialists’ are still driving fossil-fuelled, expensive, foreign built vehicles?

    Do they stop operating when the lights go out during cloudy days or at night as their solar panels are not functioning?

    Idjits, all.

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    Zane

    Transgender Polar Bear Lives Matter!

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    Ed Zuiderwijk

    Sacrificing virgins will appease the climate gods too.

    Are there any virgins in Oz? To test this idea, I mean.

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    Unclezip

    The ancient Egyptians used cannabis in childbirth.. just sayin’

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    Philip

    Climate alarmists just can’t do significance, they simply don’t understand the concept. It is an underlying flaw in all environmentalist positions.

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    Zigmaster

    I would like to know how many taxpayer dollars were spent on this and can we get a refund?
    Surely this was parody.

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    Nicholas (Unlicensed Joker) Gray

    The good news is- we no longer need to worry! Climate change has been fixed! If you look at Extinction Clock, the Maldives were headed for an Atlantis-type extinction ‘soon’. However, you can still go there, and not scuba gear, or even swimwear! Either climate change was false, OR the changes taken since then have worked, and eradicated Climate Change!!!

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