Western academia became delusional participants in global warming mass hysteria. Everyone hallucinated polar bears floating into oblivion on small chunks of ice, rising seas swallowing up islands and coastlines, punishing storms and droughts leaving a demolished Earth in their wake and all life on the planet in peril.
The government’s schoolteachers believed they had nothing to lose and in fact something to gain from helping the Left wage its war of propaganda against the evils of business and capitalism. It’s all just a part of the evolving job description of the federally-funded public education machine, along with undermining Judeo-Christian ethics, the Constitution and the principles of self-reliance and personal responsibility that stand in the way of the interventionist-redistiributive policies of a secular-socialist establishment.
The 8 November 2016 presidential election result was as much a repudiation of climate change mass hysteria as it was an answer to Trump’s call for a return to exceptionalism. At T-minus-8 (Trump’s inauguration), we see the same group of people who engaged in global warming alarmist propaganda are now indulging in yet another mass psychogenic illness. Welcome to 8 days plus 8 more years of a Bush-style, Trump Derangement Syndrome, showing a clear preponderance of Leftist victims, that will inevitably shape the political economy into the 2020s.
The climate change movement got to the point where its only real argument was to blame every hurricane, tornado and winter snowstorm on oil companies. James Varney [Link] doubts the current gaggle of climate scare scientists will admit lying to us but we can at least stop paying them to lie.
“Even if some of the roughly $2.5 billion in taxpayer dollars currently spent on climate research across 13 different federal agencies now shifts to scientists less invested in the calamitous narrative, [MIT Meteorologist Richard] Lindzen believes groupthink has so corrupted the field that funding should be sharply curtailed rather than redirected.
“‘They should probably cut the funding by 80 to 90 percent until the field cleans up,’ he said. ‘Climate science has been set back two generations…’” ~James Varney
Now we have half of the population who refuse to buy into the electoral process, capitalism, free enterprise and who refuse to value the preeminence of personal liberty over the tyranny of big government (i.e., the proponents of multiculturalism are against the culture of Americanism). Instead, they only wish to engage in fake news, fake science and point to every problem in the real world and even non-problems like global warming as confirmation of the verity of their Leftist-liberal-loony ideas.
The only real driver of economic performance and human development is personal freedom.
Updated 13 January 2017