The world is going to end. AND IT IS YOUR FAULT! You and your gas-guzzling automobiles will be the death of us all! That, and your obscene refusal to accept the received wisdom of the Church of Global Warming are the root causes of tornadoes and hurricanes and bad ukulele covers of Nine Inch Nails songs. Time is running out for this precious blue marble we call Earth.
So says, Senator Dick Durbin (D-Stupidity) in a recent speech. This follows a swath of tornadoes and other extreme weather events that have hit the U.S. in the last month.
Invest now or the end is nigh! It doesn’t matter that there is no empirical proof connecting fossil fuel usage with climate change. As a matter of fact, there is no lack of historical proof that historical temperatures were significantly higher than they are now and the world didn’t end. There also weren’t 25 car convoys of SUVs driving politicians around, for the record. I’m thinking the number of UN bureaucrats flying from all corners of the world on private jets to complain about Middle Americans driving to the supermarket was also on the low side.
Yet none of this seems to prevent bloviating liberal politicianss from spouting off whenever the environment does something untoward. Never mind the blatant hypocrisy of the “Do what I say, not what I do, you dirty peasant” crowd, the whole thing smacks of a sincere desire to do nothing more than control people. That is why, outside of academia, with its ivory tower elitism and the halls of progressive government, the Church of Al Gore has never gained the same hold in the United States as it has in Europe. I think it might have something to do with being used to kowtowing to nobility, a thing that the American ideal repudiated.
We believe in one nation and one rule of law for all. Unfortunately, the cult of celebrity and the “ruling” elite in Washington have done everything they can to recreate the class system that we fought a war to throw off- from Hollywood liberals who get their hands slapped for crimes we normal folks would face jail time for, to members of Obama’s cabinet who, while being nominally in charge of enforcing tax laws, don’t seem to follow them.
This, of course, is the dirty secret of the Communist enterprise, which was so handily smacked down by Ronald Reagan. The promise of equality and the progressive dream that Communism publicly espouses hides the actual results of its implementation. Every single place it has been implemented results in this same caste system – a privileged group of elites that receive the best food, housing, medical care, and cars, while the now “free” proletariat wallow in squalor and starvation.
This is the same goal that the warmists are pushing for. One group, politicians, activists, bureaucrats, that are given a pass to own huge mansions, drive giant cars, fly private jets, live the best of life, while preaching to the masses the need to ride the bus, use one square of toilet paper and to subsidize the unproven, wasteful and ultimately corrupt vision of “Green” energy.
I see no point in addressing the Gores and Durbins of the world, the unelected UN and European bureaucrats; they are, after all, in it for their own enrichment. I am glad to see that year after year the number of people who have been hoodwinked by this false narrative goes down. I fully expect, within the decade, for this new false messiah to end up like its father, Communism, on the ash heap of history.
But then we’ll just need to keep an eye open for the next scourge of freedom to rear its ugly head. Then we’ll chop it off. Again.