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America is being bombarded by a series of hoaxes that are swallowed whole by a gullible public unaccustomed to critical thinking.
One of the biggest attempts at disinformation ever perpetrated is this hoax: Man-made global warming is our number one threat. The global warming hoax is the result of political chicanery backed up by faulty science and endorsed by the UN and the World Economic Forum. It cannot be claimed beyond a reasonable doubt that (a) global warming exists, or that (b) climate change is caused by human activities, or that (c) climate change is dangerous.
“The oft-repeated claim that nearly all scientists demand that something dramatic be done to stop global warming is not true,” a group of distinguished scientists revealed in the Wall Street Journal. They cite the Global Warming Petition Project, in which 31,000 scientists conclude that “there is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane, or other greenhouse gases is causing or will, in the foreseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the Earth’s atmosphere and disruption of the Earth’s climate.”
Climate change is recognized as a natural phenomenon that has occurred throughout history. “Climate changes all the time,” said physicist and Nobel laureate Ivar Giaever, “and it’s nothing to do with global warming.” Trump rejected the climate hysteria but Biden has gone for it full-tilt. Biden’s war on fossil fuels is destroying the economic gains realized under the Trump presidency. People in Western Europe are freezing this winter thanks to the rejection of fossil fuels. Thanks to Joe Biden, the US will be next.
Here is another dangerous hoax: COVID is the worst pandemic since the Spanish Flu of 1918. The US economy was shut down for two years and personal freedoms were consistently violated on the false assumption that we needed to shelter in place in order to avoid a public health catastrophe.
I exposed the truth three years ago on March 16, 2020, when my article entitled, “A Study in Mass Hysteria,” appeared in Reactionary Times. “Does coronavirus qualify as an unprecedented threat to the human race?” I asked. “Is it necessary for us to wash our hands every 15 minutes, stay home from work, and maintain a six-foot distance from our neighbors? The answer is no. We have faced similar viral outbreaks every few years and we have survived without shutting down the entire planet.” I also challenged the effectiveness of wearing masks and the viability of the vaccines. Unfortunately, no one listened to me. America succumbed to the hoax and will never be the same because of it.
We now know that I was right on all points. Evidence demonstrates that masks don’t work and vaccines are less effective than natural immunity. Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai, an MIT scientist and researcher on the human immune system, argued that the media and the Deep State were perpetrating an enormous hoax by distorting the impact of COVID-19. The number of fatalities resulting from COVID was vastly exaggerated. If you died in a car crash, your death was reported as a COVID fatality. “The coronavirus fear mongering by the Deep State,” Dr. Shiva tweeted, “will go down in history as one of the biggest frauds to manipulate economies, suppress dissent, and push MANDATED Medicine!” He said we have to stop scaring people. At the time, no one listened.
Dr. Marty Makary of Johns Hopkins University tried to expose the following falsehoods: the vaccines are effective against COVID but natural immunity is not; school closures reduce COVID transmission; COVID originating from the Wuhan lab is a conspiracy theory. Makary was correct—all three were false. With the collaboration of the media, the public was kept in the dark.
During the Obama presidency, the US suffered from more than 60 million cases of Swine Flu resulting in 12,469 deaths. Was the nation subjected to mass hysteria? Nothing of the sort. The media was quiet and Obama was never called to account for mishandling this outbreak. For strictly political reasons, we were not so lucky with the COVID hoax. Democrats did everything possible to politicize the epidemic and America has suffered as a result.
The next hoax on my list: Electric vehicles will replace gasoline cars. The reality is that EVs are impractical. Their cost is prohibitive. The average cost of an EV is expected to exceed $69,000 by the end of 2023. Batteries cost $20,000 and can be paralyzed in cold weather. Drivers will have to wait on long lines to recharge their EV so it can function for only two hours. Ironically, the electricity needed to recharge EV batteries is generated primarily by burning fossil fuels. Here is the best part: If more than 10% of cars on the road are EVs, the electric grid will fail.
“Evidence shows that the movement to abandon gas-powered vehicles is ideologically motivated,” wrote Dr. Jerome Corsi at American Thinker, “and unsupported by rational economic calculation.” Showing complete contempt for EV shortcomings, California has approved a plan to ban gasoline cars by 2035. Washington, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon and Vermont are expected to follow suit. This is government overreach and will have devastating consequences.
Our way of life is dependent on fossil fuels. There is no viable alternative, nor will there be one in the foreseeable future. If you are thinking about buying Tesla stock, think again.
And then we have this hoax: The January 6 protest at the US Capitol was a violent insurrection and an assault on democracy—an attempted coup by Donald Trump and his supporters in which five police were murdered. Now that Tucker Carlson has broadcast the actual footage from January 6, we know for a fact that the narrative espoused by the Democrats and the January 6 committee was a complete lie.
No police were killed on January 6. Footage proves that the majority of the protestors were peaceful. Hundreds of these protestors have been charged with a felony and are languishing in prison with total disregard for due process. This is the real assault on democracy.
January 6 has been exploited to (a) divert attention away from circumstantial evidence that the 2020 election was rigged, and (b) crush conservatives and Trump supporters. Democrats, said Mark Levin, “are using the committee to advance a political agenda against a former president. It violates the liberty and due process of the individuals they’re smearing.”
Last but not least is the DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) hoax: Minorities and women must be given preference because they are oppressed by heterosexual while men. DEI is predicated on the twin falsehoods that the US is inherently racist and that white men have achieved their economic and political objectives by oppressing minorities and women. These arguments are insupportable in view of the tremendous progress that the nation has made in the half century since the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s.
Respected black leaders Thomas Sowell, Shelby Steele, Bob Woodson, Candace Owens, and Larry Elder are unanimous in their agreement that systemic racism is a thing of the past. By encouraging intolerance of Caucasians, DEI is discriminatory and exclusionary. According special privileges to minorities is the Left’s way of marginalizing white Americans.
DEI is destroying the critical American value known as meritocracy. Instead of hiring and promoting people on the basis of competence, DEI argues that advancement should be based on race and gender. Biden has adopted DEI as a pillar of his administration. He doesn’t want us to choose the most qualified brain surgeon or airline pilot. He wants anyone but straight white men and competence be damned. Biden’s federal government is erasing the hope expressed by Dr. King that people will be judged by the content of their character instead of the color of their skin.
Ed Brodow is a conservative political commentator and author of nine books including his new #1 Amazon Best Seller, AMERICA ON ITS KNEES: The Cost of Replacing Trump with Biden. His website is www.edbrodowpolitics.com.
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