Senator Sheldon Whitehouse wants to prosecute global warming deniers. He wants scientists, TV outlets, the “vast denial apparatus” sued. Is he approaching Fascism-lite?
He probably burned witches at the stake in his former life.
Everyone has to believe what he believes and everyone has to publicly say what he approves of.
There isn’t a scam against the global warming enterprise as he believes, but the global warming enterprise is grabbing more than a pinch of our freedom and our money.
In a Washington Post article, Whitehouse compared global warming deniers and the fossil fuel industry to the tobacco industry, calling for them to be charged under the RICO Act.
The tobacco industry was prosecuted for racketeering after they misled the public about the dangers of tobacco. Many of the things he accused the deniers of doing are things his global warming industry does – Climategate being one example.
The RICO Act was used to break up the mobs which is what he must believe climate deniers are. Free speech is not allowed if you deny his take on things which some of us think is extreme.
He apparently believes that coordinating “a wide range of activities, including political lobbying, contributions to political candidates, and a large number of communication and media efforts” are racketeering and not our First Amendment rights.
The global warming fascists have to go to great lengths to keep their computer-generated theory alive. Investors posted a succinct response after the article appeared: The climate models they base their argument on have failed. The storms they predicted haven’t arrived. The snow hasn’t stopped. The poles aren’t melting. A look around the world simply fails to turn up any of the disasters they’ve predicted. So they’re having to go to great lengths to keep the story alive.
What do you think? Has he gone too far?