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Saturday, January 08, 2011

The Great Climate Switcheroo

It's a truly rare occasion where Charles Johnson acknowledges the rather shady past of his blog, which has been covered in sufficient depth at this very website for several years.

Having evolved from a persistent LGF Watcher to a casual LGF reader following the colossal paradigm shift that site has undergone, imagine my (positive) surprise when reading this thread on a warning about global warming as from over 20 years ago from Isaac Asimov. Well, not the thread itself, but the first comment written by none other than Charles himself:

If I'd posted this at LGF in 2007, Asimov would have immediately been accused of being a commie atheist hack sci-fi writer with no idea what the fuck he was talking about.

Spot on. How often does this kind of statement by the Lizard King happen?

A more interesting question is though: Why does Charles shove all the blame to his former fan base? Back in 2007, would've he done the same? According to 2011-Charles, definitely not. But as he has previously been proven to have a remarkably short memory when it comes to opinions on global warming, it seems probable that he would've joined in.

But hey, this is quite some progress! Gotta give credit where credit is due.


ChenZhen said...

The answer is: No, he wouldn't have posted that back in 2007. He was too busy making fun of the "goracle". (go ahead, "goracle" is an lgf tag. have fun)

Or, just click here.

yvesdi said...

Only vaguely related, but Charles is defending LABOR RIGHTS. ;-)

So what's next? Charles swinging completely to the left?

Not that I'm complaining ...