Trump Press Secretary Finalist Calls Global Warming a ‘Wealth Redistribution Scheme’

Sometimes, the stupid hurts so bad. Appearing on Fox News’ Hannity, White House Press Secretary finalist Monica Crowley told Sean Hannity that global warming hype is “a way of separating Americans and westerners from god and organized religion, and it’s also a wealth redistribution scheme.”

Bet you’re remembering Dana Perino fondly now, able to lie through her teeth on behalf of George W. Bush while still (mostly) sounding sane.

Watch courtesy of Media Matters:

SEAN HANNITY: The left and the liberal mainstream media, they’re having a melt down over what they call a rise in fake news across the country, but they’ve turned a very blind eye to real fake news like global warming propaganda being pushed by the press and the left-wing, for years.
 
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HANNITY: If it snows, it’s global warming. If it doesn’t snow, global warming. If there’s an earthquake, quake, global warming. If there’s not one, global warming. It doesn’t matter, they blame everything, but in the 1970s, Monica Crowley, they were saying in Time Magazine the next ice age is coming. So, we go from ice age, to global warming, now to climate change, so no matter what the climate is, they’ve got an excuse.
 
MONICA CROWLEY: Well, of course, because what this is for the left, and this has been the case now, since they started to make this argument three decades ago plus, is a massive wealth redistribution scheme. It’s also a critical part of secular progressivism where they turn the environment into god.
 
HANNITY: How does this —
 
CROWLEY So, it’s a way of separating Americans and westerners from god and organized religion, and it’s also a wealth redistribution scheme.
 
HANNITY: But isn’t it predicated — Let me ask you this. Isn’t it predicated on the belief that we’re raping and pillaging the planet for profit and if we cut down a tree to build a house, somehow somebody is going to make a profit?
 
CROWLEY: Yeah, but again, this is part of the secular progressive agenda, and has been for a long time. It does turn the Earth into God and replaces God. But more importantly, Sean, as I tried to say, it’s about taking wealth from wealthy individuals in the western world and wealthy countries and transferring that wealth to the third world, and elsewhere, according to how the global elites see fit. This is nothing to do with the climate. This is nothing to do with the environment.

From a strictly scientific standpoint, there is no actual evidence for a god – any god – and remember, as a polytheist I believe in a lot of them – but there is evidence aplenty of anthropogenic global warming. Yet, remarkably, Crowley has managed to convince herself that worrying about destroying our sole habitat in the entire universe, turns earth into God.

Looked at from our perspective, she seems to be saying that liberals and progressives want to turn scientific fact into religious belief. And that’s not true. Religion doesn’t enter into it. This is a scientific problem, one no amount of belief or prayers will change.

There is no need to abandon organized religion to accept the scientific fact of anthropogenic global warming – unless your religion tells you what we wish to be true is truer than things that actually are true.

Even more remarkable perhaps is that she can imagine a world where people other than the elites are wealthy individuals. She wants us to believe instead that elites want to take money from wealthy individuals, which is ridiculous since they are one and the same.

Many people want to do something about global warming, from the poorest person on earth suffering from the effects of climate change to the richest. It is not about wealth redistribution and it is not about attacking God or religion.

It is about rejecting the idea that make-believe is as valid as facts. It is about ensuring that we, and our children, have clean air to breathe, safe water to drink, and safe food to eat. It is about protecting ourselves from increasingly dangerous storms and rising sea levels.

It is about the survival of the human species.

One fact emerges from all her fantasies: Based on Crowley’s devotion to make-believe, she is the perfect choice for White House Press Secretary in a Trump administration, where no fact will survive contact with Trump Tower…er, the White House.