April 6, 2016

The thought police are here

Not so very long ago it was accepted scientific theory that the best way to treat mental health issues was to lock the individual up, give them electric shock theory or lobotomies. This was the consensus of the medical community.

Scientists once believed most maladies were caused by bad humours and the patient could best be cured via bloodletting. This was scientific consensus.

Remember the science of phrenology?  Look it up if you dont know what Im talking about. 

We look askance on the Inquisition and the idea that if, as a scientist, you disagreed that the sun revolved around the Earth, you should be prosecuted and punished. After all there was "consensus".

Today, we cannot believe that less than a century ago a teacher was prosecuted for teaching the Theory of Evolution over the accepted consensus notion of "creationism".

Yet, in spite of the concept that science is an evolving study, that discoveries are made by research and challenging existing notions, theories, and suppositions, seventeen State Attorneys General have embarked on a prosecution of anyone, company, or corporation who does not subscribe to the theory of man-made Global Warming.

That is terrifying. The proponents of the Climate Change theory, and it is no more than a theory-- thus not proven as fact -- have been unable to force societal change through legislation. The Climateers have been only moderately able to change our behavior through public opinion. There is left only option to force their opinions upon us through the intimidation of prosecution and punishment.

Do you feel that chill? That is your freedom slipping away. What next? What if you disagree with free healthcare, or higher corporate taxes? What if one of these AGs becomes a militant vegan? What if the AG of New York deems it a crime to blaspheme Islam? Will speaking out against abortion be next? Will pro Second Amendment advocates be prosecuted? What if you utter words against the political regime in office. Sixteen of these AGs are Democrats, yet those on the left have the temerity to label conservatives as fascists.

Say hello to the modern Torquemada.

More: If I was the CEO of ExxonMobile I would announce that effective May 1, 2016 gas prices would increase by $0.20 $0.30 $0.50 $0.75 (make it hurt) per gallon in the affected 15 states, District of Columbia, and the Virgin Islands to pay for the legal costs associated with these political, anti-First Amendment prosecutions. 

6 comments:

Fuzzy Curmudgeon said...

I keep thinking that judges will reject these cases on 1st Amendment grounds, but these days, who knows what the hell they'll do.

Fuzzy Curmudgeon said...

On the other hand, it occurs to me that discovery will be fascinating...

Anonymous said...

The AG of North Carolina says he won't enforce the recent passed law on bathrooms. The state's AG's purpose in life is to enforce the laws of his or her's laws. NC needs to kick his butt out of office.

JOG

Ed Bonderenka said...

Well said.

Ed Bonderenka said...

Posted on fb.

Anonymous said...

Thanks

Joe

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