On The Neal Boortz Show today host Neal Boortz said that global warming is a scam meant to destroy capitalism carried out by socialists and communists. Boortz also blamed the public schools, and claimed that the earth is really getting cooler as carbon dioxide emissions increase. This is the kind of nonsense that makes it clear why Republicans won’t be winning an election for a long time.
Here is the audio from Media Matters:
Boortz said, “Why is it so hard for so many people to understand that the whole thing behind the global warming scam, the climate change scam? It is now and it always has been an effort by the left to destroy capitalist economies. That’s what it is now that’s what it has always has been. A left wing effort to destroy free enterprise and capitalist economies around the world, why is it so hard for people to understand this?”
He went on to blame public schools, “Maybe it’s because it has been taught as the truth in government schools now for so long that we have these young people out of government schools and colleges that they have been taught since they can remember the names of their teachers about what man is doing to contribute to global warming, and nobody’s ever come along and give them the evidence.
Here is Bootz’s evidence, “First of all global warming doesn’t exist. The earth has been cooling for nine or ten years, cooling down not getting hotter. Even though carbon dioxide emissions have been going up, the earth has been cooling. It’s all a fraud, and second of all take a look at the people who push this global warming stuff. They’re anti-capitalists, they’re socialists, their communists, and they’re big government types. They’re people who don’t truly appreciate freedom, especially economic freedom that are adamantly opposed to free markets.”
The reason why people don’t understand it is because what Boortz is spewing isn’t true. Like all deniers he gets his talking points from companies like Exxon who have a great deal to lose if the United States reduces its dependence on oil. It is nice to know that the 58% of people in an NBC News poll who approved of the climate change bill that was passed by the House recently are either communists or socialists.
Boortz represents the right wing loony fringe that is being willing duped by corporate America into doing their bidding. The science is overwhelming, and whether the free market based cap and trade system passes the Senate in the form of the current bill, or another, substantial climate change legislation will be passed and enacted soon, whether Neal Boortz likes it or not.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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