by Maximilian C. Forte
September 29, 2019
Girls, Groupies, and Grim Reapers: The Religious Politics of Mass
Following a week at
the United Nations and ensuing climate change "protests"
(state-sanctioned, party-approved, media-praised,
university-endorsed, "protests"), in which we were yet again treated
to another spectacle of a tearful child lecturing adults, Murad
Gazdiev (below video) presented the excellent critical analysis
of climate change eschatology above:
We are even
called by the media to "confess
our climate sins".
Playing a special role in faith-based movements that are meant to
keep rational debate, skepticism, and questions at bay, girls have
been chosen to occupy the spotlight.
Children are representative of all that is pure, innocent, and
truthful, and girl children add that extra element of vulnerability
and need: the need for urgent rescue.
Lighting a candle on the path
mass hysteria, with the intention of stimulating a mass
response, we have had young girls play in similar roles.
There have been at least Nine "Cases" since 1990
Nayirah al-Ṣaba who lectured at the United Nations about the infamous
and entirely made up "incubator babies" murdered by Iraqi forces
in Kuwait in 1990.
nothing happened to Nayirah al-Sabah,
her father, the US President, the MSM
and everyone else who used her speech
push for war.
Severn Cullis-Suzuki, another young girl lecturing at the
UN's Rio Summit on the Environment, in what appears to be the
template that has been copied almost to the letter by Greta
Read more about this "case"...
Malala Yousafzai, who became the figurehead that somehow
justified US occupation in Afghanistan and intervention in
Pakistan, celebrated by the US State Department.
Bana Alabed, the Syrian sock puppet of Twitter fame, a
darling of imperialists who served as the
angel of regime change on the side of foreign terrorists -
see Eva Bartlett for
account of seven-year-old Syrian girl Bana
al-Abed was set up just three months before she
In that very short
period she gathered over 220,000 followers,
along with global media coverage.
While many people have only fondness and concern
for the Aleppo girl, to others, the account
presents a number of questionable elements that
some say point to a propaganda effort, pointing
to videos where Bana appears to be reading from
been raised as to Bana's ability to timely
hashtags and tweet in an area that doesn't
always have electricity or internet.
Greta Thunberg, promoted to the world stage declaring that
mass extinction is already here, a prophet of doom who will
profit certain well positioned investors.
And, don't forget a whole array of other iconic girls featured
on TIME and National Geographic magazine covers, such as
the famous "Afghan Girl,"
Sharbat Gula, whose
image was used to champion US support for the Afghan
anti-Soviet resistance (an investment with proven blowback
Sharbat Gula Aisha
Aisha, used as a motif to support continued US occupation of
Afghanistan. One girl to oppose occupation of Afghanistan,
another girl to promote occupation of Afghanistan.
girls, but rather young women have also been erected to icon
status in the Iranian street protests of 2009, and
war of 2011.
In Iran, I refer to
Neda Agha-Soltan, whose image was
held aloft by anti-government activists.
In Libya, we
were presented with an iconic woman protester against Gaddafi's
Eman al-Obaidi, a woman whose claims have not only been
roundly debunked by myself
and others, she has since abundantly disgraced herself
living in the US, where she
landed in jail.
At a time when
the West is priding itself for its advancements in allegedly
fighting sexism, what we see is a return to an antiquated
chivalry that gallops to the rescue of these damsels in
As a favorite tool of neo-colonialism,
routinely depicted countries in Latin America as women... women
in distress, needing to be "saved" by Uncle Sam...
As I have said
before, we work with a finite number of cultural materials, and our
only "innovations" are in finding new applications and new media for
recycling past tropes.
from the flames
It is no surprise that "women and girls" have been a special focus
of US foreign policy, particularly from the time of
George W. Bush
straight to, and including,
even Donald Trump.
One reason has to do with the relentless
puritanical moralism into which American politics have been
displaced for over two centuries.
Yet in deploying women and girls as props, using them as human
shields, what that usually signals is the approach of either,
egregious assault on the rights of others, whether individuals or
or a politically bankrupt policy that can find no other
means of attracting sympathy other than to remind us "it's all
about the little children"...
Children are meant to be pacified, but in such instances they are
themselves used as tools of pacification.
Inserting a little girl
into the middle of a debate, stops the debate. If anyone continues
the debate, they are then smeared for "attacking children"...
By now those who are aware of this pattern should be on alert
whenever a new incarnation appears, because it is a signal that
powerful political, economic and cultural entrepreneurs are
trying to provoke an instantaneous mass reaction that might not
otherwise be possible with reasoned, calm debate where all of the
facts are presented, analyzed and discussed.
Typically, this pattern appears when actions are being entertained
that might otherwise shock ordinary individuals and make them balk
at such drastic measures.
Women, and particularly young girls, are meant to stimulate panic, a
sense of emergency, requiring urgent and always exceptional action.
Mayor of Montreal said about the climate march and Thunberg's
she hopes everyone will remember that day when the time
comes to make some "hard decisions"...
This is how one goes about creating the
psychological basis for a state of siege, and ensuring that the siege mentality is instilled
in a manner that makes it seep down to the furthest reaches of the
It was Karl Marx
who wrote the following about the state of siege as it,
controls, regulates, superintends and tutors civil society from
its most comprehensive manifestations of life down to its most
insignificant stirrings, from its most general modes of being to
the private existence of individuals; where through the most
extraordinary centralization this parasitic body acquires a
ubiquity, an omniscience, a capacity for accelerated mobility
and an elasticity which finds a counterpart only in the helpless
dependence - of the people on the state - in the loose
shapelessness of the body politic."
Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte
International Publishers, 2004, p. 62
One of the landmark
developments of what was announced as the "New
World Order" by former US president
George H.W. Bush on
September 11, 1990, which joined the "globalization" babble, has
been this recurrent series of "crises" that have been used to
masses into globalized mass reaction...
One was the now laughable
Y2K bug, a fraud of epic proportions that few mention any longer
just out of sheer embarrassment (or possibly due to the kind of
amnesia induced by mass culture)
Another was the
SARS emergency, which resulted in few deaths and ended up
amounting to nothing.
Then we were supposed to be struck
Ebola at one point, and then a Middle Eastern version of SARS…and
in the 1970s all the talk was about
African Killer Bees making their
way toward the US.
Nothing regiments a society like fear, and once
fear is unleashed it can be harnessed to any ends.
This is Humanitarian
Abduction on a Grand Scale
On the topic of climate change, Larry Kummer at Fabius Maximus has
been diligently compiling a series of extremely useful analytical
reports that should make any reasonable, intelligent person pause
and take note.
In particular, among the most recent, I recommend:
peer-reviewed science in the climate crusade" - Larry Kummer,
Fabius Maximus, August 15, 2019.
fast is the world warming? Is it burning?" - Larry Kummer, Fabius
Maximus, August 17, 2019.
how climate science becomes alarmist propaganda" - Larry Kummer,
Fabius Maximus, August 18, 2019.
to retreat before climate change!" - Larry Kummer, Fabius Maximus,
August 26, 2019.
journalists helped wreck the climate debate" - Roy Spencer, Fabius Maximus, August 26, 2019.
Until recently I was quite open to accepting most of the
propositions put forth by
climate change scientists (I have no time
However, when I started to see that the authorities who marshaled
this science were now actually presuming to speak to us through a
little girl, that gave me reason for pause...
Why are they resorting
to such a crass, infantilizing tactic?
It strongly suggested that perhaps their arguments were not so
iron-clad after all, not as well founded on solid bedrock as some
believed, and that even though they
control all the media of
communication and have effectively "won" the argument by closing off
all channels of dissent and institutionalizing echo chambers, they
still had to resort to this silly little trick.
Now that means there
is something really wrong in their camp, something definitely stinks
Nobody with a solid argument needs to resort to moral blackmail,
character assassination, insults, and threats - that is not what a
winning side does.
This trope of using a little girl was the final
straw, and those who are sincere in their research and advocacy
around climate change are being done no favors by her stage-managed
Finally, let me close with another Caribbean anecdote.
this past June, I was surprised to find how little the heat was
affecting me, especially as I just came out of a winter which
stretched late into spring.
I marched at a funeral, in a wool suit
(it's all I have), under a blazing sun, and even that was bearable.
Yet I am a person who feels hot in winter snow. Something was indeed
wrong. What really took me by surprise however was Trinidadians
complaining about the heat.
These were the same Trinidadians I knew
who would sleep with no fan at night, covered by a blanket; who
would wear a jacket in the morning because it was "making cold"
(cold meaning 22° Celsius); in air conditioned libraries they would
wear sweaters, making for a Canadian scene in the tropics.
They were the same people who used to mock my incessant sweating.
Now I was dry, and they were complaining about the heat, and it was
only 29° Celsius, not the usual 32-34° which I associate with
Trinidad's daytime temperatures.
They asserted it was "climate
had them feeling 'hot.'
What they did not explain is
why they had all made a mass transition to air conditioning their
homes, places of work, and public transport vehicles - the famous
Maxi Taxis of the Eastern Main Road, throbbing with music blaring
from their speakers, bouncing hot boxes… - were all now firmly sealed,
dark and quiet as they sped by carrying their air conditioned
So was it in fact climate change that had them feeling hot, or was
it first the cultural change of switching to an air conditioned mode
To me it appears they have been acclimatized to
artificial climate, while becoming alien to their natural
Then I returned to Canada a few weeks ago, flying around
Dorian - when I mentioned this fact to friends, their reaction to
Dorian was "look at all this damn climate change" - referring just
to a single hurricane, in a region and during a season when
hurricanes are normal...
Now just regular
climate is becoming 'climate change,' and that is a sign of the work of
mass hysteria and irrationality...
But by all means ignore this... surely somewhere there is a little
girl beckoning your attention.