The whole Russian collusion ‘thing’ was a hoax. A duly elected, sitting Republican US president fell victim to that hoax which was perpetrated and facilitated by the the Left and the MSM.
A touchstone conjecture underlying ‘Global Warming’ science known as the AGW hypothesis (that humanity’s CO2 is causing global warming), was a hoax. The entire society fell victim to that hoax which was perpetrated and facilitated by the Left and academia.
Interestingly enough, that the Clinton campaign illegally colluded to insert a Republican presidential nominee into a story about a Russian scheme to take over the US is not a hoax. Similarly, that ‘climate change’ is real, i.e. that climate changes for reasons that have nothing to do with humanity’s CO2, is not a hoax.
What do the two hoaxes and the two things that are not a hoax all have in common? Politics! Can we continue to trust a public education system that awards PhDs to those who believe their mathematical climate models are reliable providers of accurate, global temperature information 50 to 100 years into the future? Sure, sure it was to create ‘hockey sticks’ out of white noise that forecast doom around every corner but that’s not hard. The climatists of Western academia have only proven they have no shame.
Everything from global warming to vaccine hesitancy have become a Left vs right issue which means by definition, it’s all political science not natural science. There’s nowhere to hide — from global warming alarmism to anti-vaxx doomsday and the anti-capitalist agenda and liberal Utopianism underlying all of the counter-cultural agenda of the Left. The Left’s fix for all the problems they’ve caused is bigger government and a wholesale sacrifice of universal truths and the cultural loss of values. Turning a blind eye to the wisdom of common sense and the humanity of the founders of Americanism is the only sociopolitical strategy the Left can see and we have come to expect that. We might even lament that we now believe there is not a damn thing we can do about it except hold onto the one truth above all else that only the individual has any real meaning.
What’s called for now is wiser voters, for our own and also for so many others around the world who continue to beat a path to our doorstep. They really need more not less of what America should continue to hold dear: respect for the individual’s God-given right to be free. As Philip Stott wisely reminded us, “both geology and history show us that the idea of a stable climate is untenable; there has never been, and never will be, a stable climate under human control. All we can do is adapt to constant change.”
“Basing policies on worries about ‘global warming’ is a serious threat to us all, but especially to the 1.6 billion people in the less-developed world who have no access to any modern form of energy. The twin curses of water poverty and energy poverty remain the true scandals. ~Philip Stott