Got ‘Mercenary Sociopath’ on your CV? Then why not join the Wind Turbine ‘Taliban’


… and keen to make some ‘easy’ money at everyone elses’ expense?
Then why not sign up and join the wind industry today?


The wind industry attracts a very ‘special’ kind of person, as James Delingpole details below.

The SNP has done for Scotland’s landscape what ISIS have done to Palmyra
James Delingpole
23 July 2015

Dear Mr Delingpole,

I am just completing my BA joint honours degree in Candy Crush and Rape Culture studies and wondered whether you could kindly advise me on my career options.

A bit about me: I’m a vicious sociopath looking for an utterly pointless job which pays me vast amounts of money while making the world an uglier place. Though I’ve considered applying to Goldman Sachs and various French arms manufacturers, they strike me as insufficiently evil for my purposes. Ideally this job should have a caring image so that hot chicks want to sleep with me. My skills include lying, puppy factory-farming, and burning ladybirds with a magnifying glass. I appreciate I might sound like a bit of a crazy mixed up kid. But I thought if anyone could solve my problem, it would be you….

Yours, etc

As you can imagine, I get this kind of letter from the younger generation all the time. And up until now I’ve had no hesitation in telling these future masters-of-the-universe where to go:

“Head for Scotland, my son,” I tell them. “And get your snout deep into the wind farm trough. If you have no conscience, no morals, no aesthetic sensibility, no understanding of free markets; if you hate wildlife, people and the natural landscape, if you loathe private property, if you want to show how much you despise the traditions of the nation that once yielded Adam Smith, James Watt, James Boswell, Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the rest, then the Scottish wind industry is undoubtedly the place for you.”

But I think in the light of recent events I may have to reconsider my advice. Obviously the Scottish wind industry remains as evil and pointless as ever it was – and the destruction it has wrought on the landscape of what was formerly one of world’s more strikingly beautiful countries has been truly spectacular.

Only the Taliban at Bamiyan or ISIS at Palmyra can really come close to matching the wind industry’s scorched-earth zeal in places like Scotland, Ontario, Texas, Denmark, Australia and New Zealand.

This map, produced last year by the John Muir Trust, gives a good indication of how impressively these veritable Attilas of aeolian slaughter have done their work.


Scotland used to be a remarkably wild, unspoilt place. Not any more, though. There’s now only 40 per cent of Scotland left where wind turbines are not blighting the view. (And already that figure is out of date because lots more turbines have sprung up since like skeletons in Jason of the Argonauts, and many more are planned).

And let’s not forget the human cost: all those Scots whose rural tranquillity and health have been jeopardised by these bat-chomping, bird-slicing, subsidy-troughing eco crucifixes.

Sadly, though, it seems the golden age of renewable rapine may be drawing to a close. Cameron’s “greenest government ever” has finally decided to call quits on the vast subsidies which have been drawing unscrupulous rent-seeking corporatists to Scotland like sharks to blood. The renewables troughers are shrieking like staked vampires.

WWF Scotland director Lang Banks said the decision risked undermining the development of the cheapest form of renewables in the country, and was “bad news” for Scotland’s clean energy ambitions.

Jeremy Sainsbury, director of Natural Power, a renewables consultancy which employs about 300 people, mainly in Scotland, said the firm has opportunities to deploy its workforce to projects overseas.

But he added: “It’s not very healthy that Westminster has come out with this, which is clearly based on the views of some Tory MPs from middle England without really assessing the impact on investment in jobs in Scotland, or Wales for that matter, and without properly dealing with the implications in relation to the plans of those countries for delivery of their 2020 targets or their environmental commitments.

Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon isn’t too happy either.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said the decision was “wrong headed, perverse and downright outrageous.”

During First Minister’s Questions at Holyrood, she said: “I think it severely undermines any Tory claims to be pro-business.”

She added: “This decision comes despite the UK energy secretary admitting on radio this very morning that onshore wind is one of the most cost-effective ways of developing renewable energy.”

Ms Sturgeon argued that the move would also send out the wrong message ahead of a conference in Paris later this year aimed at getting a new global agreement on climate change.

The Scottish government believes the decision would have a disproportionate impact on Scotland, as about 70% of onshore wind projects in the UK planning system were in the country.

But personally, methinks Lady Macbeth doth protest too much. After all, long after her own name and that of her predecessor Alex Salmond are but distant memories, visitors to the blighted industrial zone formerly known as rural Scotland will be able to view their handywork on every hill top. It will be like the final scene in Spartacus, only with wind turbines instead of crucifixes.

Si monumentum requires, circumspice, eh, Nicola, eh Alex?


About stopthesethings

We are a group of citizens concerned about the rapid spread of industrial wind power generation installations across Australia.


  1. bleedin' obvious says:

    Simon Chapman?

  2. It may take some real collective effort, but these turbines are coming down.
    There is no way, once enough people fully realize the whole story…including and especially the flawed IPCC computer modelled data that was used to promote alarmism and rationalize the sense of urgency that gave the wind industry and governments the excuse to forego the cost/benefit analysis and thorough health studies.
    Let your rage propel you to peak proactivity.

  3. Doing our very best to smack the rest of them outta town Crispin. They are taking a bit of shifting and sometimes their wailing is so loud you need ear defenders, but we will not be beaten!

    • Crispin Trist says:

      As I understand it Lyndsey, part of the problem is that Scotland regards itself as the inventor of the wind turbine? It is a matter of pride. At least that is what this BBC Scotland documentary from a few years back declares, Making Scotland’s Landscape. The Climate. We have of course come a long way since this program was first shown. I was upset when I first stumbled on it. But it may help in understanding how we got into this mess in the first place. At least Prof Ian Stewart concedes that the power lines will be a blight on the landscape and that it will not be pain free. He got that right!

      I have managed to find a YouTube link to the program. It WILL upset some viewers! But if STT will allow me to post this, the link is here. (I will understand if they choose not to!)

      Link here…

      The link to the same program that talks about Hydro seems to have been removed unfortunately. But I will keep looking.

      The final findings from The Senate Inquiry into Wind Farms should be presented soon here in Australia Lyndsey, and I imagine that there will be information in it that should help your cause over there in Bonnie Scotland.

      The end is in sight for this MASSIVE SCAM!!!

  4. Crispin Trist says:

    Oh Scotland, what have you done?

    Flower of Scotland! You must be kidding. It is getting that way that you cannot see the flowers for the turbines!

    Has anyone got a spanner and a bulldozer?

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