Attorney General Loretta Lynch, who is one of those officials who is supposed to protect Americans’ rights, admitted to a congressional committee on Wednesday that her Department of Justice has been discussing ways to legally persecute people who don’t believe in global warming.
Are you now or have you ever been a climate “denier”?
If so, then you could face civil penalties if the head of the DOJ has her way.
“This matter has been discussed. We have received information about it and have referred it to the FBI to consider whether or not it meets the criteria for which we could take action on,” Lynch said at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing.
It’s noteworthy how casual she is while explaining the DOJ’s discussions of how to violate Americans’ First Amendment rights.
She was fed the question by Democratic Sen. [score]Sheldon Whitehouse[/score], who offers a whole litany about some shadowy “climate denial apparatus” supposedly orchestrated by the fossil fuel industry that he feels is equivalent to the tobacco industry denying that their product causes cancer.
Whitehouse’s question reflects the delusional paranoia surrounding the whole climate change question that results in the inability of the Warmistas to even conceive of somebody disagreeing with them.
That many Americans are capable of reading up on the subject and coming to the reasonable conclusion that the science is flawed seems to be an ongoing shock to promoters of the climate change scare, and they are increasingly intent on using authoritarian measures to crush opposition.
Even if you can’t see the flawed science, the drive to silence opposition should demonstrate clearly that the entire climate change scare is about power, politics and money, not science.
At best, the promoters of climate panic are engaging in what’s come to be known in recent years as scientism, not science.
Scientism makes a show of claiming it is rooted in science, but it abuses the concept of the scientific method, turning it from a reliable method for uncovering and testing facts into a mythological font of truth. Devotees of scientism believe there is a science orthodoxy that must be followed, and those who fail certain litmus tests are seen as mentally defective or as intentionally positioning themselves as enemies.
It never occurs to scientism cultists that anyone reasonable could question their deeply held beliefs or that they could possibly be wrong.
Scientism is a type of faith. The thin veil of rationalism is easily swept away and scientism’s inherent zealotry revealed when its doctrines are challenged, as is happening when anyone expresses doubts about the reality of climate change.
Between the political manipulators like Lynch and Whitehouse, and the cult-like devotees of climate change, it’s a dangerous time to be a “denier,” and if the Obama Administration has its way, it’s going to get a whole lot more dangerous as it looks once more for a way to trample on the Constitution and punish those it sees as enemies, which are people like you and me.