It started with this interview on Sunrise with Oliver Driver where he was advocating Edison Hour over Earth Hour.
The talk turned to climate change, and Rick was trying to say that his arguments against Earth Hour stood up, regardless of whether or not you thought man-made climate change was happening. However his exact use of words was:
I think my argument is so powerful, it’s not necessary to talk about it
He meant of course that you don’t need to debate whether climate change is happening to talk about whether Earth Hour is a good thing or not, but the phrase has become one of legend.
The “I think my argument is so powerful that it’s not necessary to talk about it” Facebook page was born shortly thereafter and is now up to an impressive 3,400 members.
TV3, knowing when they are onto a good thing, gave Rick the opportunity to submit a home video where he makes his case without interjection.
I especially like the part about the communists, the Islamists and all of Ghengis Khan’s hoardes.
I understand there is already a competition between certain MPs for who can be the first in the House to use the phrase “I think my argument is so powerful that it’s not necessary to talk about it”