From The Federal Observer Blog:
Straw man: …. is a common type of argument and is an informal fallacy based on the misrepresentation of the original topic of argument. To be successful, a straw man argument requires that the audience be ignorant or uninformed of the original argument. (Source)
One of the easiest ways to control or manipulate the average individual is to create a straw man argument and then convince that individual with strained logic, or all kinds of scientific mumbo-jumbo, that the argument is true. The uninformed individual will buy the argument because he has insufficient knowledge to refute it. The next easiest way to control or manipulate the average individual is to make them feel guilty about their actions and how those actions impact the straw man (fallacy) argument. Since the average individual is not very well informed, straw man arguments are very effective.
Use of the straw man argument to control the population of an entire planet is not that difficult. Those wishing to control the planet, for whatever reason, (usually power and money) first invent the straw man, then they create the guilt attached to the straw man. The first invented straw man was the earth’s environment and how man is impacting the environment by his alleged damaging behavior, thus creating “GUILT.” The second invented straw man was Social Justice and how the wealthy nations and individuals should feel guilty about all the poor people in the world and the absolute obligation of the wealthy to share (by force) their alleged “ill-gotten” wealth with the poor ….. more “GUILT.”
Never let it be said that the moneychangers would not find profit when government invents a straw man. The Environment and Social Justice straw man arguments each require wealth re-distribution to implement the government policies developed to solve the invented straw man dilemma. Who profits from wealth re-distribution ….. the moneychangers?
In support of the environment, the straw man argument is that life-giving Earth is a precious resource for all humans, therefore it cannot be subjected to the “inadequacies” of the average man or the capital markets and must be owned, managed and regulated by the “Wise Ones.” Who are the “Wise Ones?” Government of course and the special interests that infiltrate government and control it, like environmentalists, socialists, corporations, unions and the moneychangers.
The so-called “Wise Ones” snuck into our lives in the dead of night, like all thieves, shoved these Environment and Social Justice straw man arguments down our collective throats, triggered our collective guilt and stole our liberty while we were sleeping…
…Huge numbers of environmental organizations (NGO’s) and millions of “believers” have been built up around the environment straw man. Other special interests our now profiting by the actions government takes to manage the environment by controlling the behavior of the people through their guilt..
…The radical environmentalist’s philosophy, propaganda and agenda is “protect the environment at all costs“, the U. S. Constitution and the rights of free American citizens and property owners be damned. Contrary to their belief, humans are not a stain on the Earth. We are in fact part of the evolutionary and natural processes of Earth and those processes, not environmentalists or governments, will determine the final outcome. We will but only tickle the grander elements such as the Sun, the moon and the Earth itself, along with the Solar System, if not the Milky Way Galaxy, none of which is predictable to any degree of accuracy and do not lend themselves to modeling for long periods of time. A few spewing volcanoes, or an episode of Sunspots, a large asteroid, or changing ocean currents, can totally invalidate any computer models. The variables are just too great to model and the scientists and the “Wise Ones” know it, lying all the way to the bank to collect their climate change grant money, paid for by the taxpayers they are trying to dupe. Who are the stupid ones in this scenario?