Progressives/Liberals/Democrats are addicted to hoaxing. Hoaxaholics. Reality doesn’t sway them, even intrude on their consciousness.
Just six years ago Al Gore predicted that all sea ice would be gone by 2013. He’s off by a scant 920,000 square miles. In just the first 7 ½ months of 2013 the Arctic Ice Cap added more than 19,000 Manhattans. Oh, and Antarctica has been adding ice all along.
This latest “global warming” hoax is the third in the last 130 years with two “coming ice age” hoaxes interspersed. Spicing up the hoaxing have been Rachel Carson’s “Silent Spring”, now resulting in more than ten million deaths, Paul Ehrlich’s “Population Bomb” predicting that humankind would starve to death by 1980, and Ted Danson’s “the oceans will all be dead by 1990.”
Now, just this week, comes the latest prediction. Ta da! All human life will end by 2030. This from Sir Bob Geldof during a talk with children in South Africa. The former Boomtown Rats singer explained that the cause of human extinction would be “climate change” . . . unless, of course, we all get aboard the draconian bandwagon to stop it.
Progressives/Liberals/Democrats have a second addiction as well. Believing themselves the best-and-brightest-ivy-educated intelligentsia of all time, they are addicted to controlling the lives and choices of everyone else. That includes the water pressure in our showers, the flow per flush in our toilets, the bulbs which light our lamps, the size Coke we may be sold at convenience stores, which oils we may use for frying, how much salt may be in or on our restaurant meals, how we may pay for medical and pharmaceutical care, whether we wear seat belts and precisely how said will be constructed and installed. Multiply the aforementioned intrusions on our unalienable rights to liberty by tens of thousands to get the full effect.
Oh by the way, the second addiction explains the first.