I am confident that nearly all of my readers will have heard that state and federal prosecutors are taking aim at any companies that challenge the “climate change religion.” They believe that “climate change” is an unassailable fact.
We can return to that nonsensical position in a moment, but there are a couple of items about “inquisitions” about which all thinking people should be aware. They are not simply grotesque. They are extremely damaging!
[Source: 16 Democrat AGs Begin Inquisition Against ‘Climate Change Disbelievers,’ by Hans von Spakovsky]
[From the Spakovsky article] Beginning in 1478, the Spanish Inquisition systematically silenced any citizen who held views that did not align with the king’s. Using the powerful arm of the government, the grand inquisitor, Tomas de Torquemada, and his henchmen sought out all those who held religious, scientific, or moral views that conflicted with the monarch’s, punishing the “heretics” with jail sentences; property confiscation; fines; and in severe cases, torture and execution.
One of the lasting results of the Spanish Inquisition was a stifling of speech, thought, and scientific debate throughout Spain. By treating one set of scientific views as absolute, infallible, and above critique, Spain silenced many brilliant individuals and stopped the development of new ideas and technological innovations. Spain became a scientific backwater.
Stalin, Mao Tse-Tung, Fidel Castro, and Pol Pot are more modern instigators of “inquisitions.” Take Stalin as an example. The estimates of Stalin’s murderous rampage ranges from 22 million to 55 million Russian (or Soviet) citizens. However, he didn’t give orders like “Go out and kill the next 55 million Russians you see.” He very methodically eliminated anyone who was not a “believer.” In so doing he murdered a vast number of intellectuals, scientists, and more importantly, individuals in government positions who did not “tow the party line.” He then replaced these government personnel with… well, there’s no putting lipstick on this pig – moronic criminals. Many on the left believe that communism collapsed so rapidly in the USSR because of this massive miscalculation.
Pol Pot was not just criminally insane but remarkably stupid, as well. He wanted to create an “agrarian society” – sound like some ecoterrorists in our great nation. He knew that intellectuals would challenge this doctrine. He planned to get rid of “intellectuals.” In his deranged mind he reasoned thusly. Intellectuals must read a lot. If the read a lot, they damage their eyes and require glasses. So he sent his henchmen out to murder everyone wearing glasses! The downstream effect of murdering EVERYONE with an advanced degree and EVERYONE that spoke a foreign language… well one doesn’t need to be an “intellectual” to see the future effects.
We now have a new inquisition in the United States. Should any thinking person believe our results will be different from Torquemada’s, Stalin’s, or Pol Pot’s?
[From the Spakovsky article] Speaking at a press conference on March 29, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said, “The bottom line is simple: Climate change is real.” He went on to say that if companies are committing fraud by “lying” about the dangers of climate change, they will “pursue them to the fullest extent of the law.”
The coalition of 17 inquisitors are calling themselves “AGs United for Clean Power.” (I keep telling you that progressive/statist/altruists are much better at naming things than conservatives – RF!) The coalition consists of 15 state attorneys general (California, Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and Washington State), as well as the attorneys general of the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands. Sixteen of the seventeen members are Democrats, while the attorney general for the Virgin Islands, Claude Walker, is an independent…
Schneiderman and Kamala Harris, representing New York and California, respectively, have already launched investigations into Exxon Mobil for allegedly funding research that questioned climate change. Standing next to Schneiderman throughout the press conference was the grand inquisitor himself, former Vice President Al Gore, who has stepped into the role of Tomas de Torquemada.
My friends, there is no good that can come from this. This is why the Democrat Party must be defeated in the next election. It is critical.