It’s pretty simple, actually. Sabotage. That’s right, the American economic engine, the most ingenious and efficient money-making scheme ever developed, has been effectively stifled. Deliberately. And the American people have been willing participants in their own bankruptcy.
See, even if we signed on to the bleeding-heart philosophy that the American people should fund every social program every Social Democrat has ever come up with, we still could have paid for it all. We were going great guns up through the 1960’s. We had the greatest commercial and industrial and financial system imaginable. (As well as a not-too-shabby education thingy firing on all eight cylinders as well). It was called “Free Enterprise coupled with American Ingenuity and Exceptionalism”. Competition and the pursuit of excellence. And then this happened:
And then this:
And now this:
That’s right, the climate has been officially assessed. You paid for it; in fact, you have been paying for all of the lunacy depicted above for the last forty years, and all those trillions that have been shaved off the economy in complying with all of the regulations, all those trillions kept off the playing field for fear of being frittered away, all those dreams and schemes never implemented because the costs were just too great – all of that led us to where we are today. We could have funded Social Security, Medicare, Tricare, Daycare, even Wel-fare. Might have even gotten around to curing cancer while we were at it. But the Statists, the Central Planners, abhor nothing as much as they abhor initiative and success, and they found a vehicle to quash it – The Environment. The comic irony of it all is that it is all total mythology. It is theater, and absurdist theater at that. It is irrelevant anecdote writ large, and taken as scientific gospel. In a word, it is surreal. Take a look at this excerpt from the linked article:
“Corn producers in Iowa, oyster growers in Washington state and maple syrup producers in Vermont are all observing climate-related changes that are outside of recent experience,” the U.S. report stated. “So, too, are coastal planners in Florida, water managers in the arid Southwest, city dwellers from Phoenix to New York and native peoples on tribal lands from Louisiana to Alaska.”
Native peoples on tribal lands are observing climate-related changes that are …..outside recent experience. Outside recent experience. Native peoples…..on tribal lands. Well that just settles the science right there, doesn’t it? The natives are observing climate-related …… changes. Can’t get any more scientific than that. Heck, if we’re not mistaken, we observed some changes the other day our own fine selves. Yes, it rained and then….it quit. There’s your science, right there.
Now if you wonder how someone can write something like ‘OUTSIDE OF RECENT EXPERIENCE’ and propose that it actually means something, first realize that things like that, and even more inane gibberish is published in these United States on almost a daily basis. It all started with the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act and the mad obsession with reducing every iota of chemical element manipulated by commercial interest in the US, which may or may not be harmful to some living organism somewhere, to levels below those found in nature. That has nearly been accomplished, and of course so went the manufacturing base in the continental US.
Then came fears of a new Ice Age, which, when unrealized, morphed into fears of an Earth on fire due to ‘greenhouse gasses’ It has become so outlandish, so un-scientific, so non-sensical, that it has to be repeated over and over and over again for it to gain any traction. And traction it has gained. That’s why this garbage is part of school curriculums and is hawked incessantly in the major media outlets and it is why we have whole professions and academies corrupt and fraudulent (like the National Academy of Science and the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, which lend their formerly good names to this nonsense.) Yes, we bought all this. And now we are paying for it.
But it’s not just the pap written in the newspapers, or shown on the tubes, or spread like the plague on the Intertubz. The actual, official, you-paid-for-it report itself reads like a cheap TV ad for a cheap home improvement scheme. If you have a little time, go here for a peek at what these scientific prostitutes are putting out. You don’t have to have an MS to spot the BS in what they’re trying to sell. It’s transparently unscientific. It is pure, unadulterated anecdote and conjecture. It is pathetic.
For instance there is a graph they include on page five of the “Highlights” linked to above purporting to show what the global temperatures would have been if we hadn’t been burning all those fossil fuels all these years. They know the temperatures would have been such and such, because, well, they are…..clairvoyant, or something.
The green band shows how global average temperature would have changed
over the last century due to natural forces alone, as simulated by climate
There is actually a chart included in this ‘report’ that purports to show the concentrations of ‘greenhouse gases’ in the atmosphere going back 2,000 years. 2,000 years! Remember when the Babylonians were busy collecting samples of greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere? Right. Computer modeling and extrapolation will serve to take the place of the data on all those stone tablets the Babylonians entered it on but which were unfortunately destroyed in an earthquake, or something.
Ladies and gentlemen, ‘simulation’ is not science. Computer models are not observation. Do you see the deception involved here? It would have been impossible for these “scientists” to have provided a graph of observed global temperatures without the influence of “humans” because, well, there were, in fact, humans. So they have the temerity to inform you that, golly gee, it would have been so much cooler around here if we hadn’t been here.
And now comes the $64 question – you know all the haughty, holier-than-thou slings and arrows directed at proponents of Intelligent Design because it’s “not science.” Well, what in the name of Gaia is THIS crapola they’re feeding us? Someone enters a truckload of data (where and how obtained is none of our business, heh heh)into a computer, directs the computer to spit out a formulation of probabilities, and calls it “science“? This whole exercise is a charade. A carnival barker’s paradise. A Madison Avenue advertising campaign gone insanely ballistic.
And of course the O-Team is springing into action to carry the report and all the horror it entails to every corner of the country:
John Podesta, a Democratic operative who now counsels the President, told reporters that Obama will kick off a broad campaign this week to publicize the report, while Cabinet members and other administration officials would be “fanning out” across the country to spread the word about how climate change impacts specific regions.
The increase in Gross Domestic Product for the last quarter was less than 1. It was almost zero. That is not a fluke. What is a fluke these days is anytime the GDP goes over 2.0, and even then it is usually revised downward by the …..revisionists ….within a week or two after it is published. Now, in a country as vast and expansive as the United States, with resources natural, human and geophysical and a history of know-how and can-do, why is it that the life has been sapped out of the economy? It’s because for the last forty years a regime of ever-tightening control has been placed on the US economy by the Statist/Environmentalist cabal. And the scientific community has been complicit in it. The same scientific community that refuses to even discuss the theory of Intelligent Design because it isn’t “science” puts its seal of approval on things like this abomination called a “National Climate Assessment”, and in so doing totally beclowns itself.
And now, with this maniacal report being issued on how bad things are going to get if we don’t “do something, now!”, and with All The President’s Men springing into action, the fiduciary arrangements in this country are about to collapse into total bedlam. The FED? A joke. Has been for years. Janet Yellen and Bernie Sanders teamed up for an Abbott and Costello “who’s on first?” routine the other day that in happier times would have bent you over with laughter.Gross Domestic Product? There won’t BE any domestic product. Keystone XL Pipeline? Surely you jest! Congress? Congress just doesn’t get it. Congress critters get absolutely sentimental watching their children and grandchildren dance around the Maypole on Earth Day. As the economy of the United States of America lies in ruins.
This is Panicsville we’re about to experience. Hold on to your hats. If you want any kind of a defense budget at all, you’re going to have to agree to hefty tax increases, because every spare nickel will now have to go to fight the greatest evil the world has ever known – Climate Change (a.k.a. The Weather). Oh, and in case you missed it, the US Navy has already enlisted in the fight by phasing in $50/gallon ‘biofuels’ to replace those cheap, disgusting fossil kinds.
Again, please take time to at least skim the report, or the highlighted version referenced above. You will be astonished at the comically juvenile presentation and the almost soap-opera quality of the drama contained therein. There are actually photographs of automobiles stuck in snow drifts. Too awful to contemplate. And then think of all of the accommodation the American economy has made and continues to make to the hysteria generated by these ‘scientific’ institutions (guided by their political directors). And realize it didn’t have to be this way. We were cowed into submission. Over the weather. When we could have had it all.