Monday, March 10, 2008

Leftist Fraud

It's a funny thing about leftists. Though their various causes are supposed to reflect the purest of intentions, though they are supposed to be the "white hats", the protectors of the weak and oppressed, and the guarantors of rights to the downtrodden, they always feel this overarching need to buttress their arguments with The Big Lie. Case in point.

Scientists and environmentalists have attacked a global campaign to ban plastic bags which they say is based on flawed science and exaggerated claims.

The widely stated accusation that the bags kill 100,000 animals and a million seabirds every year are false, experts have told The Times. They pose only a minimal threat to most marine species, including seals, whales, dolphins and seabirds.
Sound familiar?

Remember Mitch Snyder and his claim of 3 million homeless Americans? The 1990 census showed the truth of the matter was that 400,000 were homeless. In shame, he committed suicide.

Remember acid rain? Why don't we ever hear about acid rain any more? Or the hole in the ozone layer? I haven't heard about that in an age.

Why, that's because the "emergency" du jour is global warming. The reason people fall for the global warming farce is because we lack institutional memory. We as a society have failed to learn the lessons of Mitch Snyder, acid rain, and the hole in the ozone layer. We will have forgotten (or will have never heard of) the plastic bags scam.

It doesn't speak well for the future. A society that doesn't believe in anything (like, for instance, the post-Christian West) will fall for everything.