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National Review’s Jonah Goldberg has spent a lot of time since the 2008 publication of his seminal work on the history of the progressive political movement defending the book’s title, Liberal Fascism. He can stop now.
Adam Weinstein, elite liberal journalist — who, sadly, has been reduced to writing “Rants” for Gawker — is example 13,873 that proves the thesis. And it’s a doozy.
The headline on Weinstein’s piece is plain: “Arrest Climate-Change Deniers.” Why should folks who have evaluated the observed science and found the predictions of the climate alarmists wanting be put in jail? Why should they — and those who trumpet the news — be deprived of their freedom of speech, and the freedom to live among us? Because the “smartest” elite liberals want to set up American gulags for those who dissent. Because Liberal Fascism.
The lead of Weinstein’s piece:
Man-made climate change happens. Man-made climate change kills a lot of people. It’s going to kill a lot more. We have laws on the books to punish anyone whose lies contribute to people’s deaths. It’s time to punish the climate-change liars.
Weinstein writes (absurdly) that anthropogenic global warming skeptics — and there are plenty of scientific reasons to be skeptical of that theory — are causing 150,000 people a year to die. That is absurd. But anyone who denies that “liberal fact” is labeled a “denialist.” Such people think and say the wrong things. That free speech is killing people!!! So what should liberals do about this?
Those denialists should face jail.
It’s good to have that on the record at such a popular website. Liberals who are that soaked in the ideology of catastrophic man-caused global warming are fascists. Full stop. It was good to see a least a couple of folks who commented on Weinstein’s piece call him out (you’ll have to just trust me on this), but, considering Gawker is a “liberal” site, it’s sad there were not many more.
So this is where we are now: Free-thinking Americans who have seen this, and this, and this, and this, and this, and have attended these eight conferences — and who happen to disagree with liberals like Adam Weinstein — must be put in jail.
Our fascist overlords are clever, and will probably set up work camps in which the undesirables will work as Obamacare facilitators. No thanks. I’m an old-school dissident. I choose breaking rocks.
I invited Weinstein to come to the 9th International Conference on Climate Change so he could punish me and hundreds of other inconvenient and undesirable American citizens. I’ll report how that goes … while I still have my freedom.