One of the prerequisites of being involved in the world of international trade and finance is the necessity to read on a daily basis a number of publications from around the globe. Fortunately the internet has made that task quite a bit easier. Yesterday a headline in the U.K. Telegraph leaped out from the screen: "The Science is Settled: US Liberals really are the Dumbest Creatures on the Planet." A title that brings a smile to those of us who have labored for so many years picking up after and indirectly supporting these dunderheads.
This column by James Delingpole (one of the best commentators in the UK) skewered the pretentiousness, hypocrisy and absurdity of the Left in the United States, particularly when it comes to "Climate Change". Read the entire column here:
[A video] features Chris Matthews, one of America's most popular liberal talk show hosts, talking to a liberal journalist from liberal blog site Salon called Joan Walsh and another liberal journalist from liberal Rolling Stone magazine on the liberal politics programme Hardball. And guess what these liberals believe the problem with Climate Change is? Go on; think of the most stupid, reality-denying, fact ignoring, evidence-torturing tosh anyone involved in the media could possibly have to say on the subject.
Yes, that's right.
They think that the naughty yellow pixies who pull the magic Climat-O-Levers which control the weather have been paid by evil capitalists with fat cigars in their mouths and $ signs on their pinstripe suits to make the world's climate all horrid so that poor, underprivileged and disabled people and endangered creatures suffer -- and the reason we don't know about it is because the media is run by evil Conservatives who want to keep this truth a secret.
Well, almost. What these liberal opinion-formers actually think -- and you really have to hand it to them: not even a lobotomized amoeba could beat them in a competition for dumbest creature on the planet, these three are absolute champs, Matthews especially, make no mistake--is as follows.
They think the main reasons for the public's growing skepticism on Climate Change are: 1. The media has too balanced on the subject and is not pushing hard the eco-message hard enough. 2. Big Business is funding Climate Denialism. 3. Evil Conservatives--led by Evil Talk Show Hosts Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck-are deliberately telling lies about Climate Change. 4. The Republican Party is "anti-science".
My favorite bit is the one where Chris Matthews, who I believe takes himself seriously as a journalist declares: "I hate that even-handed, so-called objective journalism. You know, you can't something isn't true if it's true...
Mr. Delingpole, in the finest tradition of no-holds barred English journalism, then proceeds to further demolish all these foolhardy theories of Mr. Matthews and his fellow-travelers nearly all of whom have spent their entire lives either in politics, the media or academia wherein everyone is marinated in groupthink.