Cancel Culture? What Cancel Culture?

If you’re not yet convinced that climate-change alarmism is more about politics, wealth redistribution, power, control, gullibility, and ignorance than it is about climate (it is), maybe you should read this anyway, even if it’s just out of curiosity, be it morbid or idle: “Cancellations Start for John Clauser After Nobel Physics Laureate Speaks Out About “Corruption” of Climate Science”. Try this on for size:

The 2022 Nobel Physics Laureate Dr. John Clauser slammed the ‘climate emergency’ narrative as a “dangerous corruption of science that threatens the world’s economy and the well-being of billions of people”. Inevitably, the punishments have begun. A talk that Dr. Clauser was due to give to the International Monetary Fund [IMF] on climate models has been abruptly cancelled, and the page announcing the event removed from the IMF site.

Since the IMF wanted someone who would stick to the globalization-approved narrative, the organization moved quickly to replace Dr. Clauser with the world-renowned climatologist and internet-inventor, Al Gore. On receiving the invitation, Al immediately left his zero-carbon home in Tennessee and flew to Davos on his battery-powered jet to deliver the keynote address. What follows is a transcript of Al’s remarks. They’ve been edited for brevity and in a vain attempt to make them coherent and remotely believable:

Good morning.

Kristalina Georgieva, Gita Gopinath, Antoinette Sayeh, Kenji Okamura, Bo Li, Pierre-Oliver Gourinchas, Tobias Adrian, Abebe Aemro Selassie, Krishna, Srinivasan, Alfred Kammer, other distinguished members of the IMF, members of the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and the guy in the tinfoil hat listening to this from his mother’s basement, thank you for inviting me and thank you for being here.

In light of the climate calamity facing all of humankind, I’ll get right to the point: I need money. I haven’t sold a movie ticket since 2006. My house is sucking energy like faster than illegal aliens cross the southern border. Tipper is still collecting alimony. My kids won’t talk to me because I can’t afford to give them an allowance anymore. And I need funding to pay someone to invent something new so I can claim I did it.

That’s why Chilly Willy and I are teaming up on a new animated feature film called, An Inconvenient Ruse. With a co-starring role going to Maxie the Polar Bear, we’re going to perpetuate the fallacy that people who live in relatively free first-world countries— but not in China, India, Russia, and other places in which people are starving, economically depressed, and barely surviving — are causing populations of penguins and polar bears to shrink because they’re causing climate change. The budget for the film is about $5 million. But I’ll need at least 100 times that much for, you know … uh … marketing and stuff. The last thing I need is another box-office bomb like An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power. Neither my electricity budget at home nor my ego could take that.

And I have a request to make of all of you: Please don’t pay attention to quacks like John Clauser. It’s people like him who give science a bad name by refusing to believe it can be settled. Aside from the fact that they’re perpetuating my fraud, the IPCC is doing some of the most important work on our climate-changing planet. Climate change has nothing to do with the sun or the dynamism of the earth. It’s entirely caused by people, present company excepted, of course. And the only way we’re going to save the planet is by destroying it with solar panels, wind farms, and EVs, and the raping of the earth with slave labor to mine the minerals and rare earth elements for all the batteries we’ll never be able to produce in time to see our utopian schemes to fruition. So, keep up the good work.

In closing, I leave you with the immortal words of the eminent humanitarian and accomplished climatologist, W.C. Fields: “Never give a sucker and even break or smarten up a chump.”

Oh … and make your checks payable to The Inconvenient Ruse Fund, c/o me. You can also contribute to the film online at or call 1-800-ALGORES.

Thank you.

The guy in the tinfoil hat listening to this from his mother’s basement gave Al a standing ovation. Everybody else yawned and got back on their private jets. Al went to Bolgenschanze and got bombed, listening to music Tipper wanted to ban. He refused an enema.

During a karaoke interlude while the band was on its break, Al, in keeping with his character, took the stage to appropriate the 50th anniversary of hip-hop by performing The Davos Rap:


Mark O'Brien
Mark O'Brien
I’m a business owner. My company — O’Brien Communications Group (OCG) — is a B2B brand-management and marketing-communication firm that helps companies position their brands effectively and persuasively in industries as diverse as: Insurance, Financial Services, Senior Living, Manufacturing, Construction, and Nonprofit. We do our work so well that seven of the companies (brands) we’ve represented have been acquired by other companies. OCG is different because our business model is different. We don’t bill by the hour or the project. We don’t bill by time or materials. We don’t mark anything up. We don’t take media commissions. We pass through every expense incurred on behalf of our clients at net. We scope the work, price the work, put beginning and end dates on our engagements, and charge flat, consistent fees every month for the terms of the engagements. I’m also a writer by calling and an Irish storyteller by nature. In addition to writing posts for my company’s blog, I’m a frequent publisher on LinkedIn and Medium. And I’ve published three books for children, numerous short stories, and other works, all of which are available on Amazon under my full name, Mark Nelson O’Brien.

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