The ironworker looks into the camera and concludes, "Your argument is invalid. Get over it. Find a job." His video, intended to debunk the popular 9/11 conspiracy theory about jet fuel and steel beams, is a refreshing injection of reality into a narrative often plagued with mythology. The fact that a video like this is even necessary – and that the man filming it is clearly annoyed – also points to a larger problem. That problem is that liberals, leftists and collectivists of every stripe never tire of using and abusing what they call "science" as a weapon of propaganda.
The narrative goes like this: Liberals are good-hearted, open-minded people who believe in the scientific method and who reject superstitious creationism. They accept the "settled science" of man-caused global warming (and, coincidentally, the crippling socialist economic regulations that always seem to be the solution to this problem). They're also constitutional scholars and experts on everything from the technology of the Internet to the technology of firearms. Much to their chagrin, however, those benighted, practically retarded, racist reactionary Neanderthals who insist on voting for conservatives and libertarians refuse to be persuaded by liberals' brilliance, which of course only reinforces how stupid those knuckle-dragging Republican types are.
The narrative is then repeated ad nauseam in our popular culture: Democrats smart, Republicans stupid. Democrats love science, Republicans hate science. Atheism clever, superstitious religion foolish. Four legs good, two legs bad. Those lessons are pumped into our government classrooms (for that is what "public schools" are – government indoctrination camps where reading and math have been supplanted by cultural indoctrination to left-wing ideology). Those lessons are repeated in our television programs. Those lessons are recited dutifully by our news anchors. The goal is to bludgeon conservatives and libertarians into silence with the notion, shouted with Thomas Dolby enthusiasm, of "SCIENCE!" There is no technology liberals will not pervert to their cause – and yet, liberals are strangely deaf and dumb to science when technology might actually be used to help Americans.
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Leftists refuse to use look to the social media accounts of Muslim radicals when "vetting" them for immigration purposes, yet programs like "Operation Vigilante Eagle" monitor the social media posts of American veterans. People like Brandon Raub, a former Marine who made Facebook posts of song lyrics – not to mention posts critical of President Obama – was arrested and treated like a criminal for "threats" that made some of his liberal friends "uncomfortable." The Department of Homeland Security and the National Security Agency are monitoring the calls and texts of virtually all Americans ... yet somehow, they cannot be bothered actually to intercept the ominous messages of people like the San Bernardino terrorists. And in the aftermath of a terrorist rampage carried out by Muslim jihadis, Democrats are quick to blame everyone who did not do it, with some leftist figures going so far as to claim the NRA is more dangerous than terrorist murderers.
That's right: To Democrats, it is not terrorists who are the enemies of America. It is not foreign nations hostile to our country. It is not thousands of Muslim "refugees" who come to the United States determined to colonize this nation and unmake its liberties in the name of Shariah law. No, to Democrats, the real enemies are their fellow Americans. To Democrats, the true enemy is any individual who dares to "deny" what leftists accept as true. Never doubt, either, that the choice of the word "denier" (as in "climate change denier") was anything but deliberate. Democrats seek to smear all who disagree with them as no better than Holocaust deniers. It is Godwin's law all over again; it is the equation of any and all dissent with Nazis and racism. This is why the favorite epithet and accusation of all liberals is the plaintive bleat of "raaaaaacist!" We have reached the point where simply holding conservative or even libertarian views is, to Democrats, racist hatred. They now equate the refusal to affirm their politics with an active attack on their persons, and this includes your failure to be persuaded by their misinterpretation of "science."
Never was this more apparent than in the insulting assertion that "climate change" is both responsible for Muslim terrorism throughout the world and also somehow a greater threat. Islamists are sawing the heads off innocent people, and we're supposed to be on the lookout for fractional degrees of global temperature increase. Muslim immigrants to this nation are slaughtering the coworkers who threw them a baby shower, and we're supposed to believe that it's our fault because our factories emit too much carbon. Anyone who is not an idiot knows that the distant, eventual threat of "climate change" (once called "global warming," but since renamed because the realities of weather made the term inconvenient for lib propagandists) pales in comparison to the immediate threat of Muslim mass murder. Yet Democrats continue to double down on this "science," proclaiming anyone who disbelieves a foolish heretic.
Robert Tracinski composed an excellent takedown of liberal "science" person Bill Nye's defense of the climate-change-is-terrorism argument. "The kind of people who preen themselves on how much they love science also tend to preen themselves on how sensitive and compassionate they are when it comes to people living outside America," Tracinski writes. "And then there is the role in these attacks of a major world religion with about a billion followers that has been around for 1,400 years – a primary cause that is a little hard to miss. Yet President Obama, Nye, and many other water-carriers for the Left offer us glib pronouncements about how this is all about water shortages in Syria. This is spectacular, willful ignorance dressed up as love for science."
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Never have so many who were so stupid believed they were so smart. Liberals aren't experts in "science." They can't even acknowledge self-evident realities. They pretend to be scientists while ignoring scientific facts. They also pretend to be constitutional scholars while ignoring, redefining and perverting the Constitution. These two aspects to their ideology are two sides of the same coin: Liberals hate facts, period. They'll do everything in their power to pervert public knowledge of the facts in order to further their totalitarian aims.
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