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Move over, Deplorables. Here come the Despicables.
The January 6th Committee is putting on its dog-and-pony show supposedly for the purpose of passing new legislation to secure the Capitol building. But ask yourself this: if they had a case that insurrection occurred that day, why would they need to doctor the evidence they’re showing the public? Liberal Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz blasted the Committee for editing out part of Trump’s speech:
It was unethical,” Dershowitz said. “Why was it unethical? … [Trump] said at the end of the speech he wanted people to show their voices patriotically and peacefully. They doctored the tape! They edited those words out. If a prosecutor ever did that they’d be disbarred!
The Obama-era sue-and-settle scam is back. This is where federal agencies encourage left-wing groups to sue the agency – wink, wink, nod, nod – to get favorable rules imposed without going through the rulemaking process and, oh by the way, hand over huge piles of taxpayer money to the Left – billions in the Obama years. The Trump administration ended the practice, but the Biden administration brought it back. The Interior Department agreed to pay the leftist Center for Biological Diversity $140,000 in attorney’s fees in a sue-and-settle maneuver last year.
Speaking of environmental groups, green special interests couldn’t get the Green New Deal through Congress, so now they’re squeezing the private sector to achieve the same ends. They are:
- pressuring banks not to lend to fossil fuel companies which supply most of our energy
- using ESG (environmental, social, and governance) scoring – which some states have moved to outlaw – to withhold capital from fossil fuel companies, and
- proposing through the SEC that corporations make burdensome climate disclosures, not only about themselves, but about their suppliers, vendors, and shippers, imposing major new laws while bypassing the democratic process.
It gets worse. Environmentalists regularly declare we’re having the ‘hottest year on record’ when they know darn well the earth was warmer during earlier periods of human history – long before industrialization. They know it was hotter in the Medieval and Roman Warm Periods, just to name two. They also know there were no catastrophic consequences from warming of the kind they are warning about now. They’re also faking their data on a regular basis, one recent example being the removal of declining temperatures from the 1962 to 1983 cooling period from datasets in order to set up claims of recent global warming. [study published here – more on fake data here] Environmental activists know these temperature fluctuations are caused by the natural activity of the sun, which varies, not human CO2 emissions.
The Left lies about more than climate change. Abortion activists claimed there was overwhelming public support for Roe v. Wade. They’ve been lying about public support for abortion since even before Roe. Today, the fact of the matter is 70 percent of Americans oppose abortion in the second trimester.
What other behavior would you expect from a bunch of liars? There are any number of stories about abortion clinics trying to hide botched abortions occurring on their premises (here’s one). The Biden administration is encouraging teenage girls to get secret abortions and hide them from their parents. A high school in Seattle is forcing students to sign a pledge saying they support abortion or they will not get access to a mentoring program.
These are bad people who have no moral compass for whom winning is the only thing. To them, the ends justify the means. It doesn’t matter how much they lie or who they hurt, as long as they win. But as George Orwell observed, you can’t reach supposedly noble ends with despicable means. The very process of using evil means will corrupt the people using them, making their ends unattainable, no matter how hard they try. They end up bad people. Are you one of them? I hope not. If you’ve listened to everything I’ve said and still say to yourself, ‘Go, Team, Go!’, you need to take a long hard look in the mirror and ask yourself how you could have let yourself become so Despicable.
©Christopher Wright. All rights reserved.
- Guest author for NRN.