Life is like a ratchet, going both up & down and symptomatic of that is what’s going on from Washington to Virginia where currently, conditions amount to DC/Eurocommies vs Free Speech & Free Enterprise.
Looking at a ratcheting down of civility, for example, compare what occurred Sept. 9, 2009 when Rep. Joe Wilson was moved to shout, “You lie!” at Barack Obama (and apologized afterwards) when the president denied illegal immigrants were covered by his health plan, especially considering the current context of virtually unchecked illegal immigration across the southern border. Compare that to Rep. Cori Bush labeling Rep. Joe Manchin (Nov. 1, 2021) a racist for wanting to see a write-up before voting on a $1.75 trillion spending bill that lacked the backing of a single Republican. And, who expects an apology from the Left for quixotically injecting race into a green-inspired runaway spending debate?
When it comes to truth and honesty, in both science and government, the Left has been the true polluter. The liberal information industry (the MSM) has become a complicit enabler of an anti-America, anti-business, anti-liberty political machine that would sacrifice life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness on an altar of liberal fascism.
Science, for example, has suffered a continual ratcheting down’ of objectivity in an increasingly toxic political environment. “At a philosophical level, Greenpeace had started with a strong humanitarian orientation to save human civilization from nuclear war,” [Patrick] Moore said. “That meant we actually liked people. That’s the peace in Greenpeace. The green, of course, was the environment… I decided to fashion myself a sensible environmentalist basing my positions on science and logic rather than sensationalism, misinformation, and fear.” (see, Greenpeace co-founder joins climate change skeptics by Kevin Mooney, Washington Examiner, 26Oct21)
“We must take the language back,” tweeted Moore the next day. “I am not a climate change skeptic never mind a climate change denier. I know the climate changes. I am skeptical of the ‘climate change crisis’ and the ‘climate change emergency’.”