Mailbag: Dahr Jamail Joins the Defamation Crowd

Just because something isn’t a lie does not mean that it isn’t deceptive. A liar knows that he is a liar, but one who speaks mere portions of truth in order to deceive is a craftsman of destruction.

~ Criss Jami

 

Dahr,

When asked about me at the 1:09:40 mark during this video (https://vimeo.com/317590407), you suggest I am morally irresponsible. You go on to say, “if you’re not going to at least try, I find that repugnant.”

Are you suggesting I haven’t sacrificed enough, even though I’ve sacrificed far more than you can possibly imagine? Are you suggesting I have given up, and that I’m encouraging others to do the same? Because that’s how I’m hearing it. What more do you expect from me?

I could easily give you a complete accounting of the way I’ve conducted my life. It would include living off grid for a decade, shitting in a bucket. It would include growing and preserving ALL of my own food. It would include sacrificing money and relationships in pursuit of the truth.

I am still doing an enormous amount of work, for free. I am doing what you are doing, and more, with no pay or recognition. I am researching, writing, speaking, and educating others about the present and the likely future. I am taking a moral stand in the face of abrupt climate change and the Sixth Mass Extinction. Most importantly, I am helping people live with these concepts.

You (barely) changed your life because of my work. Now you fail to mention the aerosol masking effect, as if it does not exist. Now you rarely say my name. When you do, it’s never to say something positive about me.

Hurt and surprised,
Guy

 

I WROTE AGAIN NINE DAYS LATER:

Dahr,

You don’t mind defaming me, and then ignoring me. I assume you don’t mind if I share this truthful email correspondence on my blog. If you do mind, then please write back soon.

Guy

 

DAHR RESPONDED THREE DAYS LATER:

Guy,

I have often, both publicly and privately, acknowledged you for your role in shaping my thinking about climate disruption.

Please know that the unflattering words of mine you mentioned were not directed at you.

I wish you the best,

Dahr

 

I RESPONDED IMMEDIATELY:

You were responding directly to a question about me. You lied, as I explained previously:

“When asked about me at the 1:14:40 mark during this video (https://vimeo.com/317590407), you suggest I am morally irresponsible. You go on to say, ‘if you’re not going to at least try, I find that repugnant.’”

“Are you suggesting I haven’t sacrificed enough, even though I’ve sacrificed far more than you can possibly imagine? Are you suggesting I have given up, and that I’m encouraging others to do the same? Because that’s how I’m hearing it. What more do you expect from me?”

“I could easily give you a complete accounting of the way I’ve conducted my life. It would including living off grid for a decade, shitting in a bucket. It would include growing and preserving ALL of my own food. It would include sacrificing money and relationships in pursuit of the truth.”

“I am still doing an enormous amount of work, for free. I am doing what you are doing, and more, with no pay or recognition. I am researching, writing, speaking, and educating others about the present and the likely future. I am taking a moral stand in the face of abrupt climate change and the Sixth Mass Extinction. Most importantly, I am helping people live with these concepts.”

“You (barely) changed your life because of my work. Now you fail to mention the aerosol masking effect, as if it does not exist. Now you rarely say my name. When you do, it’s never to say something positive about me.”

Color me confused, still. What am I missing?

Guy

 

NOT SURPRISINGLY, I HAVE RECEIVED NO RESPONSE DURING THE EIGHT WEEKS THAT HAVE PASSED SINCE MY FINAL MESSAGE TO DAHR. DAHR BLOCKED ME ON SOCIAL MEDIA. HE HAS CLEARLY CHOSEN TO JOIN THE GROWING CROWD OF PEOPLE WHO PLAGIARIZE AND DEFAME ME.

WERE IT NOT FOR PLAGIARISM, BETRAYAL, AND DEFAMATION, THERE WOULD BE LITTLE RESPONSE TO MY MESSAGE. THE RESPONSE BY DAHR IS EXEMPLARY.

 

 

Recently published: McPherson, Guy R. 2019. Only Love Remains: Dancing at the Edge of Extinction. Woodthrush Productions, New York.

 

McPherson, Guy R. 2019. Revised Second edition of Going Dark. Woodthrush Productions, New York.

 

Pauline Panagiotou Schneider and Guy R. McPherson. 2018. Revised Second Edition of Ms. Ladybug and Mr. Honeybee: A Love Story at the End of Time. Woodthrush Productions, New York.

 

McPherson, Guy R. 2019. Revised Second edition of Walking Away from Empire: A Personal Journey. Woodthrush Productions, New York.

 

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