Pushing Junk Science on Children
Democrat Representative John Sarbanes of Maryland wants public schools to "get young people invested" in "climate change" and "population growth" in order to "[raise] awareness early" and "promote the agenda." That would be the agenda of junk science alarmism.
Sarbanes's proclamations simply confirm something that any informed clear thinker already knows: Corrupt, power-intoxicated politicians regularly team with "scientists" to promote agendas for personal gain. In Sarbanes's own words,
If we can provide [students] with a framework and help promote educational opportunities, in the beginning as I said, at the earliest stages, they'll just grab hold of it and take it from there. So in a sense it's a wonderful partnership where the adults can create this policy framework and help support it with grant funding and other kinds of initiatives and then the young people are going to take that, and they're the ones that are really going to push it to the next level.
As for Sarbanes's "population growth" reference, the congressman is essentially prescribing that public schools push the discredited myth that humans must reduce "consumption of natural resources." Obama Science Czar John Holdren concentrated at length on the "de-development" of the Unites States for the precise purpose of reducing consumption. Holdren paraded the radical mentality in his 1973 book Human Ecology: Problems and Solutions, with coauthors Paul and Anne Ehrlich. Holdren and the Ehrlichs called for "a stable, low-consumption economy" and preached that global "redistribution of wealth" is "absolutely essential, if a decent life is to be provided to every human being."
None of Holdren's and the Ehrlichs' predicted horrors have come true, nor are the predictions likely to come true. But Holdren is now in a position to pretend that his fallacies are realities and use federal regulatory schemes to "de-develop" the United States. Holdren can get crazy with Obama's Regulatory Czar, Cass Sunstein. Sunstein coauthored Nudge, a government elitist instruction manual that discusses how "there's a lot that can be done to manipulate" people to do elitists' bidding.
So, then, Sarbanes is in rarefied radical company, what with Holdren, Sunstein, and Church of Global Warming Pope Al Gore all holding to similar, repeatedly disproved, religious dogma and trying to jam the dogma down Americans' throats using government force. Sarbanes is not alone in openly calling for schools to indoctrinate children in environmentalist religion. The call also comes from the top of the Department of Education.
Secretary Arne Duncan wants to require schools to make children "good environmental citizens." The Secretary advocates indoctrination in the junk science of "climate change" as early as kindergarten in order to inspire kids toward future careers in "green jobs."
No matter -- truth ricochets aimlessly inside the craniums of agenda-obsessed liberals. Duncan insists that Washington "advance the sustainability movement through education." Environmentalists like to alter their linguistic code to trip up skeptics who are onto environmentalism's severely flawed science. "Sustainability" actually refers to a feel-good but imaginary higher plane of existence achieved when one adopts junk science-based "green" technology.
Neither the Sarbanes nor the Duncan pronouncements should be surprising. America is twenty months into the reign of Obama, a regime that has pushed trillions of dollars of wasteful spending which piles trillions in debt atop existing trillions. The regime added massive Obamacare burdens to already unsustainable entitlements and wants to raise taxes on job creators during the worst job-killing economy since the Great Depression. Amid so much deceitful, fallacy-based agenda-pushing, there is no reason to expect honesty and accuracy in the federal education arena.