James James Cameron chickens out of “High Noon” shootout with climate change skeptics

Wow. If I was a prominent Hollywood leftist, and I had made a high-handed and bellicose challenge, calling some global warming “deniers out into the street at high noon and shoot it out with those boneheads” and then I got scared and ran away like a craven coward; I would want to find a nice quiet place to ride out the humiliation, extricate my foot from my pharynx, and hope that everyone would move on and forget about it. 

James Cameron challenged three climate change skeptics to a debate in Aspen, Colorado, on Sunday. Except he got cold feet and called it off at the last minute. Then, incredibly, he attended the function alone, got all cocky in the bosom of all those adoring Aspen lefties and decided to conduct an abbreviated debate all by himself – in the fine leftist tradition of one-sided name-calling and character assassination.

Picture a four-year-old who is pugnacious and smart-mouthed as long as he’s got hold of his mother’s skirt, and you’ll have an idea of the level of emotional maturity that must have been in play when Cameron started lobbing insults at his would-be opponents after he weaseled out of the fair debate and ensured that they would be unable to respond.

James Cameron doesn’t mince words when talking about people who are skeptical that humans are causing global warming. “I think they’re swine,” the renowned filmmaker told an audience member Sunday on the final day of the American Renewable Energy Day summit in Aspen. 

That must have gone a long way toward restoring his manhood. Eventually he may even stop sleeping with a Teddy Bear. 

Marc Morano, one of Cameron’s slated challengers, described how pre-debate communications plotted Cameron gradual transformation from fractious braggart to yellow-bellied quitter.

Hollywood director James Cameron challenged three high profile global warming skeptics to a public debate at a global warming and energy conference. But Cameron backed out of the debate at the last minute after environmentalists “came out of the woodwork” to warn him not to engage in a debate with skeptics because it was not in his best interest.

Cameron challenged Andrew Breitbart, Climate Depot’s Marc Morano and filmmaker Ann McElhinney of ‘Not Evil Just Wrong.’ The debate was already in the program for the Aspen American Renewable Energy Day (AREDAY) summit. The website program described the agreed to debate as “AREDAY Climate Change Debate: Reality or Fiction?”

After setting up the public global warming debate, Cameron and his negotiator then changed formats multiple times and initially said it would be open to the media and then said he would only participate if it was private with no recording devices. The skeptics agreed to all the changes. According to AREDAY organizers, activist Joseph Romm of Climate Progress urged Cameron not to go ahead with the debate as well.

It’s obvious that wiser heads educated Cameron on a few points. There is a reason why Al Gore never debates global warming skeptics. He can’t invoke scientific data, because most of it has been discredited. He can’t be honest and state that the actual goal of climate change alarmism is to advance socialism (by conning Americans into believing that the price of survival is their liberty). And he can’t even use the climate alarmists’ weapon of choice and attack his opponent’s motives and character, because ad hominem attacks violate the rules of debate.

Clearly Cameron realized that didn’t leave him much to go on. So he bailed on the “high noon shoot out.”

Well, it seems that Cameron has learned his lesson. That, like all good liberals, he now understands that it is best to assassinate his opponent’s character when they are unable to respond. I just would have thought he would have waited at least a week or two.  

Hat tip to Stop the ACLU.  More at Hot Air and Sister Toldjah. 

This is hilarious: Jim Treacher at the Daily Caller pokes fun at Wild West tough guy, James Cameron.

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