Summary: Here is a first-person account of a small but telling incident in the climate policy wars, showing how the methods used by climate activists won battles, but lost the war. Their political power could destroy opponents, but doing so did not convince a majority of the US public. Now Republican gains have closed the … Continue reading An example of climate activists at work that shows why they lost
Summary: Make 2017 a big year in American history, the year its engines of reform roared into action. Here are some suggestions about ways you can help. “Nietzsche said the newspaper had replaced the prayer in the life of the modern bourgeois, meaning that the busy, the cheap, the ephemeral, had usurped all that remained … Continue reading Resolve to begin the reform of America in 2017!
Summary: Our leaders have made a discovery of the sort that changes the destiny of nations. It is a secret that explains much of modern American history. We have become gullible, seeing the false beliefs of others but credulously believing what our tribal leaders tell us. The avalanche of "fake news" is the logical response by … Continue reading The secret source of fake news. Its discovery will change America.
Summary: How much Trump accomplishes will depend in part by how effectively the Left opposes him. A few on the Left have seen the essential element for success, but overall their early responses suggest that the Left will remain dysfunctional. Perhaps a few years in the political wilderness will bring new insights to them. But … Continue reading See the Left’s mad response to Team Trump (they’re plutocrats, not fascists)
Summary: The surge of talk about fake news highlights this important problem. We have an increasingly tribal view of the world, each tribe with its own lies -- and contempt for those who disagree (especially experts). Our gullibility makes us easy to rule. But censorship will not fix the problem because it addresses the effects, … Continue reading Ways to deal with those guilty of causing the fake news epidemic
Summary: The Chapman University Survey reveals American's top fears. Many of them are exaggerated; some are delusional, most are influenced by the sea of propaganda that blankets America. Here we see one reason why the reform of America is so difficult. For the third year, the Chapman University Survey of American Fears asked 1,500+ adult … Continue reading A new survey reveals American’s top fears, showing our true selves
Summary: The news has become stranger since the climate policy debate has decoupled from the IPCC. Ludicrous claims of certain doom and nightmarish futures splash across the headlines, seldom with rebuttals (climate scientists are complicit in their silence). This one-sided flow of "news" will shape public opinion slowly but surely, creating support for bold measures … Continue reading Ignoring science to convince the public that we’re doomed by climate change