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Hitler Denial: A comic on global climate action – Ecologise
[…] Stuart McMillen […]
If you believe this is an accurate portrayal of the history of WW2, you're woefully misinformed, and you're doing a disservice to your readers. I hope most people aren't so easily misled by the idea that "these guys (the victors, coincidentally) are the good guys, and these guys (the vanquished, coincidentally) are the bad guys". Quickly: Germany and Poland were close allies up until 1935; the Danzig corridor was 90% ethnically German, because it was Germany 20 years previous; the UK declared war on Germany against endless pleas from Germany not to; in response, Germany set about occupying western and northern Europe to have a more favorable position than it did in WW1; after taking France, NL, BE, DK, Norway, in 1940 Germany sent another offer of peace of essentially status quo ante bellum, *which included a Polish state*; Germany sent such peace offers throughout the war. In summary, the defendant side was fighting for its existence, continuosly sending peace offers for such a result; the aggressor side was fighting for the defendant's non-existence, and did not wish to stop until it had been totally conquered. Also, in case you forgot, Churchill, your hero, allied with Stalin (who I assume is also your hero), and assisted Stalin and the USSR to occupy the entirety of Eastern Europe, which it never forfeited after the war. We are incredibly lucky that the resulting Cold War never resulted in nuclear fallout. Of course, it was all worth it because you ensured Germany didn't get too powerful, right? I find it astonishing that some people still have the idea that Churchill's actions were just. The facts are clear: Churchill had multiple opportunities to prevent millions of deaths, rapes and torture, and to stave off a potential third world war with the USSR -- and he refused all of them.
All available spending, on all sides, was switched to arms, and those munitions factories, and corporations did really really well. including war reparations paid to US corporates, who German factories were bombed by the allies. The banks that funded Germany, went on to rule the states. An alarming number of Nazi's went on to be allied spies in the cold war. It was one big fake war, with real blood.
Great cartoon Stuart and aligning the two scenarios puts an easily understood perspective into the debate. I'll pass this on to my friends etc. for sure.
Great stuff Stuart. Well done and I'll certainly spread this around.
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Perhaps the side that has leaders calling for the opposing side to be put in jail is the side that's more like Hitler?Cite: http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/09/19/climate-alarmists-obama-use-rico-laws-jail-skeptics/
Well executed intro. I don't know if nothing has been done though. Clearly you seem skeptical the climate change talks will result in real change, but Climate Action Tracker has been keeping track of the pledgesINDCs lower projected warming to 2.7°C: significant progress but still above 2°C http://climateactiontracker.org/news/224/INDCs-lower-projected-warming-to-2.7C-significant-progress-but-still-above-2C-.html
Great cartoon yet again Stuart! I think James Lovelock also advocated the need for our society to go onto a war footing to combat climate change, and used the example of Britain in WW2. I agree that although there are signs of hope, with the US, much of Europe and now China aspiring, if not committing, to the sorts of percentage reductions in GHG emissions as it will take to significantly reduce the impacts of a BAU scenario, none of the major powers is doing enough, or IMO really grasps that the entire economy has to be rethought, not just our source of power. Anyway, the next few decades will be interesting indeed - lets hope our species has what it takes to transition to an Earth stewardship phase! I shall pass this cartoon on to all my climate change science network :-)
Beautifully done, man. You may be my current favorite cartoonist - philosopher.
Another great one, Stuart! I bet you would be inspired by Barbara Kingsolver's 2008 speech @ Duke University...http://today.duke.edu/2008/05/kingsolver.html