#1 Lefty Scientist: Jail Pols Who Deny Global Warming; PBS Host Worries There's Lack of Prison Space by Rev 19.05.2014 20:39

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Lefty Scientist: Jail Pols Who Deny Global Warming; PBS Host Worries There's Lack of Prison Space

By Paul Bremmer | May 19, 2014 | 18:35

Left-wing extremism has a home at PBS – and that home, to be specific, is the set of Moyers & Company. Host Bill Moyers kicked off Sunday’s episode with a flashback to the previous week’s broadcast, in which scientist and environmental activist David Suzuki had announced that he believes society should literally punish politicians who don’t believe in global warming. [Video below. MP3 audio here.]

This is what Suzuki told Moyers: (Video at link)

Our politicians should be thrown in the slammer for willful blindness. If we are in a position of being able to act, and we see something going on and we refuse to acknowledge the threat or act on it, we can be taken to court for willful blindness. I think that we are being willfully blind to the consequences for our children and grandchildren. It's an intergenerational crime.

Sane people can see the major problem with such a suggestion. It would be completely un-American to jail anyone, let alone politicians, for what amounts to political dissent. Such a move would be reminiscent of George Orwell’s 1984, not a first-world democracy like ours. And even if it's said simply in jest, it's hardly a joking matter to say a dissenting point of view merits imprisonment.

However, Moyers didn’t see the sheer radicalism of Suzuki’s plan as a problem. He saw a different problem, and he explained it to his audience:

The problem is, if that should happen, if politicians were to be convicted of willful blindness to the fate of the Earth and future generations, there would have to be mass arrests and lots more funding for new prisons. We're not talking about a mere handful of culprits. It's hard even to know where to start.

Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/paul-bremme...e#ixzz32DC49mV8

#2 RE: Lefty Scientist: Jail Pols Who Deny Global Warming; PBS Host Worries There's Lack of Prison Space by ThirstyMan 19.05.2014 23:05

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Quote: Rev wrote in post #1

The problem is, if that should happen, if politicians were to be convicted of willful blindness to the fate of the Earth and future generations, there would have to be mass arrests and lots more funding for new prisons. We're not talking about a mere handful of culprits. It's hard even to know where to start.


They're losing the battle too! The popular tide is shifting the other direction.

"The number of Americans who believe global warming isn't happening has risen to 23 percent, up 7 percentage points since April 2013."

It's a good story, trouble is the cold weather has not been exactly reinforcing the "science".

#3 RE: Lefty Scientist: Jail Pols Who Deny Global Warming; PBS Host Worries There's Lack of Prison Space by Frank Cannon 20.05.2014 00:08

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Shouldn't this be in the Humor section of the forum? Leftists don't even take Bill Moyers seriously. He is a loon and a no talent hack.

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