Jul 01 2008

Blocking the vote on affirmative action: strategy of the Left

Category: affirmative action,diversityharmonicminer @ 11:46 am

The essentially undemocratic intent of affirmative action/diversity supporters is on full display in Nebraska.

“The key to defeating the initiative is to keep it off the ballot in the first place. That’s the only way we’re going to win,” said Donna Stern, Midwest director for the Detroit-based By Any Means Necessary.

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Jul 01 2008

Freeman Dyson, certified genius, on global warming

Category: global warmingharmonicminer @ 10:04 am

Freeman Dyson, world renowned physicist, says it is not anti-environmental to be skeptical of anthropogenic global warming. The Left allows agnosticism on everything BUT global warming, the new article of faith.

Environmentalism has replaced socialism as the leading secular religion. And the ethics of environmentalism are fundamentally sound. Scientists and economists can agree with Buddhist monks and Christian activists that ruthless destruction of natural habitats is evil and careful preservation of birds and butterflies is good. The worldwide community of environmentalists—most of whom are not scientists—holds the moral high ground, and is guiding human societies toward a hopeful future. Environmentalism, as a religion of hope and respect for nature, is here to stay. This is a religion that we can all share, whether or not we believe that global warming is harmful.

Unfortunately, some members of the environmental movement have also adopted as an article of faith the be-lief that global warming is the greatest threat to the ecology of our planet. That is one reason why the arguments about global warming have become bitter and passionate. Much of the public has come to believe that anyone who is skeptical about the dangers of global warming is an enemy of the environment. The skeptics now have the difficult task of convincing the public that the opposite is true. Many of the skeptics are passionate environmentalists. They are horrified to see the obsession with global warming distracting public attention from what they see as more serious and more immediate dangers to the planet, including problems of nuclear weaponry, environmental degradation, and social injustice. Whether they turn out to be right or wrong, their arguments on these issues deserve to be heard.

In the meantime, much as with any group of fundamentalist extremists, those who hew to the finest detail of climate change dogma are honored above those who give everything in the service of their fellow human beings. Who knew that they believed in justification by faith?

Here, we see the comparison of Irena Sendler, candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize, to Al Gore, the winner.