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Laughable Doomsday Clock is useless

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For people who understand that scientists can really get it wrong, look no further, we offer up for your entertainment the scientists who set the Doomsday Clock.

The clock is supposed to tell us “how close we are to destroying our civilization”. How apocalyptic. The outfit that sets the clock, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, created the clock in 1947. It was supposed to serve as a dire countdown to zero, a warning bell “to convey threats to humanity and the earth”. When the clock struck midnight, it was all over, and our civilized world would end.

You can be forgiven if you conjure up an image of mad scientists at work, especially when you hear their current prediction: “It is now the closest to Doomsday we have ever been in the history of the Doomsday Clock.” You see, the clock says our earth is now only 100 seconds away from seeing itself destroyed. That’s right, it’s a 12-hour clock and we are now facing imminent doom, so sayeth these “scientists”, a Leftist group that’s been off-base, in la-la land, for the last 73 years.

You can’t make this stuff up, folks. This kind of crap perfectly demonstrates how wrong the hard left is. When it comes time for the left to put up or shut up, the only real evidence they can trot out has no factual basis. Only opinions and false claims. Just as with the anti-Trump House Democrats, their evidence is not evidence at all—it’s opinion. Unsubstantiated, unscientific opinion at that.

The left has always tried to convince the rest of us that their worldview—more government and more laws that restrict us—is what’s best for us. Of course, their poorly-concealed true motive is not at all what’s best for us. It’s control they want. It’s power. The left wants to control the way the world works, but they must destroy our freedoms in order to get there, in order to gain control over our lives. That’s their game plan, with their global effort to convince us that human activity is causing global warming, and that atomic energy will lead to atomic war that will kill us all.

And the idiotic Doomsday Clock is one of their artificial devices to make us afraid. They figure that if they can instill fear in the world populace that our doom is only a small step away, only “100 seconds to go”, they can kow-tow us into letting the Progressives control our future. Well, rational people should tell them to crawl back in their leftist holes.

Think about it. Isn’t this the perfect example of how wrong the progressive political movement can be? Here they are, squawking incessantly that humans are destroying themselves and our world, therefore we need more government, a growing nanny state to save us from us. The humorous part is how they painted themselves into a corner with their own brand of scientific foolishness. They created a clock that’s ticking away, a clock which demonstrates the fallacy of their own argument… you see, for the past 73 years, the clock has never been more than 17 minutes before midnight (in 1953), when catastrophic doomsday hits!

It’s like those brainless prophets of doom who stand on a street corner with a sign that says “The End is Near”. But the end never comes. The prophecy never materializes. Rational people chuckle at the wrongheadedness of such prophets. And we should laugh at how stupid the leftist Doomsday “scientists” are. There is little or no science in the Doomsday Bulletin. By the way, this same group is whining that nuclear and climate situations are “worsening”, that “devastating climate change…is undeniably happening” and “demands an emergency response”. Nothing is ever stable they say, everything is always an emergency with these progressives, a crisis that requires higher taxes and government control. This year, their Bulletin “claims that if governments don’t police social media better, the world will be destroyed”.

And, let’s remember the motives of these so-called scientists, looking to be paid higher consulting fees for their “expertise”.

It would be difficult to imagine a more inaccurate Armageddon indicator than the Doomsday Clock.

John R. Smith

John R. Smith is chairman of BIZPAC, the Business Political Action Committee of Palm Beach County, and owner of a financial services company. He is a frequent columnist for BizPac Review.
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