Who could be against science?
Well, lots of sensible people who are told by the (((power elites))) that we must adopt the globalist agenda that includes totally changing our way of life, by giving up our freedoms via voluntary self-enslavement, to be ruled over by nameless faceless bureaucrats who take their orders from those behind the curtain.
The clever left didn’t call Saturday’s demonstrations what they really were, which was support for the usual global warming nonsense.
They want your money and they want power over every aspect of your life. That’s not science. That’s totalitarian Communism under the guise of do-gooderism.
By the way, where the hell was Al Gore? Hiding out because he has less than zero propaganda value these days.
It’s not often that bugs get whoops and cheers.
Lovers of science got their day in the rain Saturday as they rallied around their passions, delivering applause for the technology that brought their smart phones to the obvious theme of climate change on Earth Day.
And while the March for Science was on the surface nonpartisan, politics bubbled up again and again.
“Insects don’t see borders and they can climb walls,” Jessica Ware, an evolutionary biologist at Rutgers University, said to applause.
“We must teach our children about evolution. We must teach our children to love insects and arachnids,” Ware said, to howls of approval.
Because it was a march, protest signs abounded, from the funny (“I just came for the pi” and “Without science, it’s just fiction” ) to the sincere (“Science Saves Lives”).
Rain poured on the marchers crowding the Mall but they stood patiently to clap and holler for a procession of speakers giving minute-long soundbites.
Bill Nye, a television science entertainer and educator, noted that “science and the useful arts” are embedded in the Constitution.
“Yet today we have active politicians deliberately ignoring and actively suppressing science. Their information is misguided,” he said.
“Our numbers here today show the world that science is for all.”
Some March for Science speakers invoked patriotism and love of country as their motivation. “I am a patriot. I fight for spacious skies. I fight for amber waves of grain,” said photographer James Balog, founder of the Extreme Ice Survey and Earth Vision Institute.
“America has had 45 presidents but it has never before had a president who is completely indifferent to the truth,” said Denis Hayes, president of The Bullitt Foundation and a coordinator of the first Earth Day in 1970.
Trump has been largely silent about climate change since he took office but has called it a hoax in the past. He has also proposed sweeping budget cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency.
Indifferent to the truth? Bill Clinton, the Bushes, Obama–these bullshitters promoted big government at the expense of gigantic wealth transfers from the working population to the elites.
The fools out marching on Saturday are fools. They are the kind of people who will be the first to be exterminated under future Stalinist purges. Lenin, I believe it was, called them “useful idiots.”
Organizers of the march said they are concerned about Trump’s proposed budget cuts to health and science, and his appointment of Cabinet officials who appear to question scientific consensus about climate, weather and international agreements to reduce greenhouse emissions.
“We are at a dangerous moment in our nation’s history when science and scientists are under attack, when the very words ‘climate change’ are being censored,” artist and environmentalist Maya Lin told the crowd.
“If you want America to succeed, Donald Trump, you can’t lead with your brain tied behind your back,” said Shawn Otto, author of “The War on Science.” “Climate change is real; vaccines don’t cause autism.”