The hidden truth

Cover-up is the mot du jour every day in the era of air-brushed reality. I am convinced the Tiger Woods episode of Thanksgiving weekend 2009 will be downsized to an "unfortunate incident", whether or not it's true the famous golfer was escaping from an angry wife brandishing a 9-iron. As in the Michael Jordan gambling affair, the media powers will conclude staining Tiger's pristine reputation is bad for black self-esteem and let the incident languish and die.

This seems to be the case concerning the 1079 emails and 72 documents disclosed by hackers into England's Climate Research Unit housed at East Anglia University. With the Copenhagen Conference on climate change nearly upon us, the fact that the disclosed data prove global warming scientists have been lying about increases in the earth's temperature has not dampened the spirit of UN officials who organized the event. And, as usual, when the loony Left is called on the carpet for lying, they intensify their righteousness and retreat more and more into delusional behavior - with the media panting along to chronicle their soulful samizdat.

Yet the East Anglia event is hardly news. Danish scientist Bjorn Lomborg researched the source documents of the environmental movement over ten years ago and discovered there was little reliable research at the genesis of the "science" of ecology. The same research-as-wish-fulfillment antics uncovered in East Anglia were alive and well at the founding of the environmental movement. The conclusion is that the only reliable trend in climate change findings is the bludgeoning of mankind for destroying Mother Earth.

The East Anglia hackers will avoid the revenge wreaked upon Lomborg since they have no reputational skin in the game. But Lomborg is a respected scientist and therefore an easy target for the recently outed climatologists. He was hauled up in front of an inquisition of scholars who demanded he prove his allegations, which he did -- and they backed down. The result is Lomborg is persona non grata, except to a thankful public who read his book The Skeptical Environmentalist and Cool, his second account of the real story of climate change.

The term cover-up is not big enough to contain how the West is dealing with Islamic jihadists. Not only will the bien pensant not discuss the deadly seriousness of the issue, they and the supine mass media make a point to disguise the facts of the matter. At Yale and other leading schools, Muslim scholars are welcomed with open arms to demonstrate our great love of diversity while smothering dissent that dares to disagree with the Islamic party line. Granted, a genuine fear of reprisal muffles disagreement with all things Muslim, but the central modus operandi is the synthetic morality of the politically correct manifesto.

This is consistent with the history of the PC movement: the more a group hates us, the more we are required not to talk back. With jihadists the formula is vivid. Blacks, gays and women display anger and gather in front of TV cameras and scream against the system; but Islamic activists blow up trains and planes and marketplaces crowded with children. The PC leadership turns up the tolerance gas and goes out of its way to accommodate when they see a son of Allah coming their way.

But in the end it's the same thing - a cover-up of our true feelings.

Bernie Reeves is editor and publisher of Raleigh Metro Magazine.
Cover-up is the mot du jour every day in the era of air-brushed reality. I am convinced the Tiger Woods episode of Thanksgiving weekend 2009 will be downsized to an "unfortunate incident", whether or not it's true the famous golfer was escaping from an angry wife brandishing a 9-iron. As in the Michael Jordan gambling affair, the media powers will conclude staining Tiger's pristine reputation is bad for black self-esteem and let the incident languish and die.

This seems to be the case concerning the 1079 emails and 72 documents disclosed by hackers into England's Climate Research Unit housed at East Anglia University. With the Copenhagen Conference on climate change nearly upon us, the fact that the disclosed data prove global warming scientists have been lying about increases in the earth's temperature has not dampened the spirit of UN officials who organized the event. And, as usual, when the loony Left is called on the carpet for lying, they intensify their righteousness and retreat more and more into delusional behavior - with the media panting along to chronicle their soulful samizdat.

Yet the East Anglia event is hardly news. Danish scientist Bjorn Lomborg researched the source documents of the environmental movement over ten years ago and discovered there was little reliable research at the genesis of the "science" of ecology. The same research-as-wish-fulfillment antics uncovered in East Anglia were alive and well at the founding of the environmental movement. The conclusion is that the only reliable trend in climate change findings is the bludgeoning of mankind for destroying Mother Earth.

The East Anglia hackers will avoid the revenge wreaked upon Lomborg since they have no reputational skin in the game. But Lomborg is a respected scientist and therefore an easy target for the recently outed climatologists. He was hauled up in front of an inquisition of scholars who demanded he prove his allegations, which he did -- and they backed down. The result is Lomborg is persona non grata, except to a thankful public who read his book The Skeptical Environmentalist and Cool, his second account of the real story of climate change.

The term cover-up is not big enough to contain how the West is dealing with Islamic jihadists. Not only will the bien pensant not discuss the deadly seriousness of the issue, they and the supine mass media make a point to disguise the facts of the matter. At Yale and other leading schools, Muslim scholars are welcomed with open arms to demonstrate our great love of diversity while smothering dissent that dares to disagree with the Islamic party line. Granted, a genuine fear of reprisal muffles disagreement with all things Muslim, but the central modus operandi is the synthetic morality of the politically correct manifesto.

This is consistent with the history of the PC movement: the more a group hates us, the more we are required not to talk back. With jihadists the formula is vivid. Blacks, gays and women display anger and gather in front of TV cameras and scream against the system; but Islamic activists blow up trains and planes and marketplaces crowded with children. The PC leadership turns up the tolerance gas and goes out of its way to accommodate when they see a son of Allah coming their way.

But in the end it's the same thing - a cover-up of our true feelings.

Bernie Reeves is editor and publisher of Raleigh Metro Magazine.