Science, looked upon frequently to provide the ultimate truth, has often been manipulated to produce the wrong results. Used to hold down minorities during the slavery and Jim Crow era in the U.S., early progressives used science to prove that eugenics would lead to a better civilization, and thus sterilized people against their will, and fascists used science to prove Jews were an inferior race of people.
All of these “proofs” only proved that there are very evil people in the world, and that all sides should be listened to in debate to be sure we arrive at the correct answer, instead of allowing the few in power to manipulate their facts and lead society astray to irreparable harm.
So what makes today’s modern progressives like the fascists that ruled 1930’s and early 1940’s Germany? Germans would make you disappear if you dissented from the core fascists beliefs. Much like their early predecessors, today’s progressives have no tolerance for disagreement with their avowed views; and do their best to shot you down, ruin your career, and make sure the academic world does not want to work with you again. These are the same people who scream at the Patriot Act for taking away their rights; yet they are more than happy to personally deprive you of your rights.
One take of the alarmists’ views is provided by Stephen Schneider:
“…to get some broad based support, to capture the public’s imagination. That, of course, entails getting loads of media coverage. So we have to offer up scary scenarios, make simplified, dramatic statements, and make little mention of any doubts we might have. This ‘double ethical bind’ we frequently find ourselves in cannot be solved by any formula. Each of us has to decide what the right balance is between being effective and being honest. I hope that means being both.”
Here’s an idea, Stephen. You could be honest, and trust the public to draw their on conclusions based on the correct data instead of distorting it. It’s amazingly effective. Instead, Stephen is a typical liberal elitist, who thinks himself high enough to act on some liberal Jedi council, whose purpose in life is to come save the plebeians from themselves. Or another fascist lying to get his point across.
This all points back to Pope Goreus the VI and his pontificates. In an oldie, but a goodie,
Richard Lindzen recalls Al Gore trying to bully scientists in Senate hearings, and recalls Vice President Gore’s witch hunt for people that did not support his views. Ultimately he points to why there may not be even more debate on this issue:
“But there is a more sinister side to this feeding frenzy. Scientists who dissent from the alarmism have seen their grant funds disappear, their work derided, and themselves libeled as industry stooges, scientific hacks or worse. Consequently, lies about climate change gain credence even when they fly in the face of the science that supposedly is their basis.”
If alarmists really cared about first amendment rights and honest debate, they would stand beside their data and let the other side speak out; and they would quit acting like fascists.