by F. Swemson
For all practical purposes, the Democratic Party no longer exists. Its leadership has been taken over by the Progressives. That the Progressives themselves are in fact thinly disguised Marxists / Socialists & Communists is only now beginning to be recognized by any significant portion of the American public. Unfortunately for all of us, the Progressive movement has deep roots in the GOP establishment as well. The Progressive’s political philosophy is based on a foundation of lies, three of which are the cornerstones upon which virtually all of their other lies are built. Those three big lies are as follows:
I. Progressives claim to be the only ones who care about the have-nots, the poor, the weak and the helpless
The first big lie is that the Progressives claim to be the only ones who care about the have-nots, the poor, the weak and the helpless. In fact they don’t give a damn about the have-nots. Their one and only objective is to gain and exercise as much power as they can over others in order to satisfy their own massive egos and their own personal greed. When the effects of the Progressive’s policies of the past are viewed by any objective study, one will see that it’s their own policies that have actually turned the poor into a permanent welfare dependent underclass of citizens. Their continuing efforts to control, stifle and suppress the free market by taxing and regulating the business community to death, has severely limited any chance that the poor have for upwards mobility in order to achieve their own slice of the American dream.
One of the most pernicious ways in which they have managed to do this, is through the American educational system, which their current leaders, the former radicals of the 60’s have totally hijacked. Many of them originally became teachers simply to avoid the draft. Over the last several decades, they’ve rewritten and twisted the history of capitalism and the free market in America which is what made us the richest country in human history, and a force for good throughout the world. Their revisionist history is such a blatant pack of lies that they’ve even managed to convince the people that the democrats and the left are responsible for the Civil Rights revolution. The average American today believes that concern for civil rights is exclusively a liberal or Democratic Party virtue when in fact the first civil rights legislation and a big part of subsequent legislation was introduced by Republicans, and voted into law by Republicans over the hard fought objections of the Democratic left. Click here for a list of specific examples.
II. Convincing the American people that the rich and their “greedy” corporations have attained their wealth by ripping-off and unfairly exploiting the poor
The Progressive’s second big lie is convincing the American people that the rich and their “greedy” corporations have attained their wealth by ripping-off and unfairly exploiting the poor. Nothing could be further from the truth. On a superficial level it’s an irrational argument, because the rich obviously can’t get rich unless the masses can afford to buy their products and services, so it’s simply not in their best interests to keep the masses poor. As it turns out, that’s the Progressive’s job. As any student of Austrian economics will tell you, everyone benefits in a free market system.
Upon deeper analysis, it can be seen that the primary reason why the left continues to promote this philosophy of class warfare, and to actually believe the lie themselves, is that they simply don’t understand the nature of wealth itself. When Obama talks of “spreading the wealth around” the key word is “the”. They think of wealth as something that exists in a static quantity in the universe, and that all of the ills of society could be fixed if only “it” was distributed more fairly. Of course they see themselves as being the only ones morally and intellectually trustworthy of being put in charge of the distribution. What they don’t understand that wealth is created by hard working and ambitious people who choose to use their intellect and other abilities as the tools needed to take what nature gives us and shape it to suit our needs. They don’t understand this primarily because most of them have never participated in the process.
III. Human activities are destroying our environment and indeed the earth itself
The third big lie is that human activities are destroying our environment and indeed the earth itself. The driving force behind the extreme environmental community is a Marxist / socialist political con game designed to fool the people into giving them power over the world’s industrial community. They’ve done this not out of any real concern over the environment. Their motive is simply to enrich themselves and their political supporters and aid & abet the globalists and their parent organization the UN, which has morphed itself from an organization dedicated to maintaining world peace into an international cabal of sociopaths intent on literally ruling the world.
Environmental campaigns are a convenient front for the Marxists to hide behind because it’s politically dangerous to attack anyone in the environmental movement. Just as anyone who attacks or even questions Obama is painted as a racist, anyone challenging the EPA is accused of being in the pay of those evil and greedy oil companies. They’ve learned that they’re virtually immune from attack as long as they’re hiding there, and that it’s easy to fool people into believing that our environmental problems are all caused by greedy capitalists who defile nature and hog all of her resources for themselves. Their methodology has been simple but effective. They simply lie like hell.
Our environmental problems have been exaggerated out of all proportion and in many cases totally fabricated by the eco-fascists and globalists who call the shots. The global warming / climate change hoax is the best current example, but there are many others. The globalists at the UN have authored and adopted a plan called Agenda 21. They describe it as their plan to save the world, when in reality it’s their plan for achieving power over the entire world during the 21st century. It’s based on a grossly distorted and exaggerated theory of “sustainability” which claims that the primary cause of all of our world’s problems is man himself. The main problem is that there’s just too many of us by far according to their view of the world.
Their bogus “sustainability” theory contends that the earth cannot sustain a population of more than roughly 500 million people. With a world population approaching 7 billion people, this means that more than 90% of us have to go. They’re well on their way to achieving that goal, and they aren’t trying too hard to hide it. Absurd you say? Au contraire. Their bogus environmental campaigns are the justification they use to force us to put a substantial percentage of our corn production into our gas tanks in the form of ethanol. Corn is a critical part of the world’s food supply because it’s a primary component of animal feed. The fact that ethanol is a lousy fuel in comparison to gasoline is never mentioned. They claim that they’re doing it in part because the world’s supply of petroleum and other fossil fuels is getting perilously low, but that’s another of their outright lies. America actually has the largest fossil fuel reserves in the world, more than enough to last us at our present rate of consumption for over 200 years. Starvation is a legitimate and accepted tool to be used in their planned depopulation. Diminishing our corn production is an effective way achieve that goal. Remember, to Progressives, the ends always justify the means.
Starvation isn’t their only tactic. They banned DDT in the name of the environment, when it was not in fact a dangerous toxin when used properly. Millions worldwide perished of malaria as a result, especially in the poor in the undeveloped countries, one of their primary targets. They’re doing everything they can to prevent them from developing and using their own fossil fuel reserves in the name of the environment, when their real motivation is to ensure that those reserves remained unused in case they themselves run out and need them in the future.
It’s also disingenuous when they vilify the rich and all big corporations by claiming that they act purely out of “greed” rather than on the pursuit of their rational self interest. The very word “greed” itself is incendiary, and the progressive left knows this and uses it most effectively in order to demonize the rich and big corporations who they treat as America’s enemies. For an excellent commentary on “greed”, watch the following brief video of Milton Friedman being interviewed by Phil Donahue in 1979.
While it’s true that mankind has made some major blunders that have been harmful to the environment in the process of converting from an agrarian to an industrial society, even the biggest environmental errors that we’ve made pose little if any long term threat to the planet. The vast majority of so-called ecological disasters, are local and relatively transient when viewed in a geological time frame. Prior to the advances that have been made in recent decades, our use of fossil fuels was indeed polluting the atmosphere, but our exhaust emissions are much cleaner now as the majority of the truly dangerous components of our emissions have been eliminated by technology such as catalytic converters, etc. The facts are as follows:
Our atmosphere is relatively clean right now
Our atmosphere is relatively clean right now. Ecological extremists and activists (read Progressives, and those in their pay) say this isn’t so, because they’ve managed to convince most people that CO2 is a dangerous pollutant. But CO2 is not a pollutant. The truth is that temperature change drives CO2 concentrations, not vice-versa as the eco-fascists claim. This is NOT my opinion, it’s scientifically proven fact, as testified to by The Petition Project in which over 31,000 American scientists (including over 9,000 with PhD’s) have signed an affidavit saying:
“There is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane or other greenhouse gasses is causing, or will, in the foreseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the Earth’s atmosphere and disruption of the Earth’s climate. Moreover, there is substantial scientific evidence that increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide produces beneficial effects upon the natural plant and animal environments of the Earth.”
And many of you believed that the threat of global warming was real and that the “science was settled” just because a compulsive liar named Al Gore told you so!
Any influence that human activity has over climate change is so small as to be statistically insignificant. Indeed nobody even knows whether our net effect on our climate is either warming or cooling. While raising the level of greenhouse gasses in our atmosphere does raise temperatures very slightly, the climate alarmists never mention the activities of man that cause global cooling, and they are both real and substantial. The entire greenhouse gas theory has been hugely exaggerated in relation to the real and natural causes of climate change, the constantly changing cycles of solar activity: In other words: It’s the sun stupid!
CO2 is not a pollutant, it’s plant food, and without it nothing would be green
CO2 is not a pollutant, it’s plant food, and without it nothing would be green. Can too much of it be harmful? Of course it can, anyone who saw the movie “Apollo 13” knows that it can, but are we anywhere near approaching that point? The answer is no. With a current atmospheric CO2 concentration approaching 400ppm (parts per million) we’re not even close. Crowded nightclubs and submarines routinely have CO2 levels approaching 8,000ppm, a full 20 times the levels in our atmosphere.
CO2 exists in the atmosphere in such small quantities, that the very idea of man made CO2 being a major driving factor in climate change is absurd on its face. Water vapor comprises 95% of all greenhouse gasses (clouds, humidity etc) CO2 represents well under 5% by comparison. CO2 accounts for only half of one percent of our entire atmosphere. The man made portion of that CO2, coming from our use of fossil fuels however, only represents about 4% of total CO2. That means that the amount of man made CO2 in our atmosphere is roughly 16ppm, or one part in 62,500. As I said, it’s simply absurd to think that such an infinitesimal amount of a beneficial trace gas is in any way a threat to our planet.
Warming is good!
If the above facts are not sufficient to convince anyone that the global warming movement is a complete scam, the ultimate irony of this whole disgraceful episode should do the trick, because the fact is that Warming is good!
Think about that for a moment. Throughout human history, man has always thrived during the earth’s warm periods, and suffered and starved during the earth’s cold periods. Why? Simple, because crops don’t grow well when it’s cold. While we’ve warmed up somewhat since the end of the Little Ice Age, the earth is still relatively cool in relation to the actual temperature history of the last ten thousand years. The truth is that there’s absolutely nothing whatsoever unusual about our current climate. In fact contrary to the claims of the climate alarmists, we’re entering what promises to be a somewhat extended cooling period that threatens to be significantly colder than the 35 year cooling period from the 1940’s thru the mid 1970’s, during which, parenthetically, our use of fossil fuels was increasing at the greatest rate in recent history. So much for their ridiculous theory.
The solution to all of this would I think be obvious to all rational observers. The key to it lies in kicking the Progressives out of our government, and putting our natural resources to work. I won’t delve into the politics of it here, but our incredible energy reserves are clearly the solution once we rid ourselves of all the Marxists and Globalists in our government.
America should start drilling for both petroleum and natural gas everywhere it can. We can start immediately in ANWR in Alaska, and offshore on the East and West coasts as well as in the Gulf. We need to remove all restrictions from the coal miners as well, and start building refineries and nuclear power plants right away. Doing this will jumpstart our economy in a heartbeat.
Doing this can also solve our problem with the world of Islam. By getting back into the energy business, we can literally bankrupt the Arabs along with Chavez as an added bonus. We can do this simply by telling the holders of our debt that the only way we’ll be able to pay down our debt is if they start buying all of their oil, gas & coal from us, and at attractive prices to boot. We don’t have to take all of their customers away from the OPEC nations in order to bankrupt them. The OPEC states have developed huge infrastructures in order to develop and market their oil resources. By taking away well under half of their customers, the cost of their infrastructures will bankrupt them by itself.
Anti-American sentiment in Europe and elsewhere will not help them, because America represents the single biggest market for almost all of the goods made in most of those countries. By requiring a balance of trade between America and these other nations, they’ll have to buy our oil, gas & coal if they want us to buy their export products. We won’t even have to engage in the traditional weapons of international trade such as tariffs in order to do this us. We can achieve our objective simply by undercutting OPEC’s pricing. We have such huge reserves that we can easily afford to do this for as long as it takes in order to bankrupt them. Once the flow of oil dollars to the terrorist states and organizations dry up, they’ll soon disappear. Their leaders will lose their grip on their people without their oil wealth, and once they collapse their people can either choose to join the community of civilized nations or return to their ancestral roots as the ignorant and bigoted goat herds that they once were.
By returning to a true “free market” economy, America will return to her former glory, as the most prosperous and free nation on earth. The first step is right in front of us. If we don’t take it, all is lost. We must do whatever is necessary to defeat Obama in 2012. If we’re forced to hold our noses a bit when we vote, that will be a small sacrifice that we should be happy to make if it puts us back on the right track.