Skip to comments.Lefty Conspiracy Theory Exploded
Posted on 01/08/2014 10:11:25 AM PST by Edmunds mom
One tactic liberals love to use in dealing with conservative or libertarian ideas is not to respond to an argument, but to say that you are advocating a position solely because youd been paid off by some insidious entity. Offer some skeptical views about the notion that the world will inevitably be ruined by climate change, and well, obviously youre the tool of energy companies, arent you?
George Zornick makes this claim in a blog entry for the Washington Post....
... According to Zornick, climate-denial (sic) money has largely been driven underground to dark-money sources. How does Zornick know this? Has he penetrated the secret lair where, after luxuriating in steaks, stogies, and cognac, the petroleum paymasters reward patient supplicants with a few precious dribbles of black gold?
No, Zornick is quoting a study by Robert Brulle, a Drexel University sociologist. Brulle claims that there are 91 organizations in the climate change counter-movement which have an annual income of $600 million. He arrives at this substantial sum by counting the entire budgets of any organization that in some way dealt with critiques of climate change. Thus think tanks like the American Enterprise Institute and the Heritage Foundation, which probably have fewer than five percent of their staff dealing with environmental issues, are counted as every fellow did nothing but bash environmentalists. In addition, the entire grantmaking of foundations that give to free-market think tanks is counted.
(Excerpt) Read more at philanthropydaily.com ...
I’ve heard that climate change studies is a 5 billion dollar a year industry. Research grants from government, universities, advocacy groups and that is an old figure.
The Academic Government Industrial complex is JUST as a big of threat as the Military Industrial complex, if not more because on the surface it appears so benign, but is far worse because of this perceived “goodness”...
The liberals always blame what they do on others who don’t agree with them.
I love it when the libs go off on the eeeevil Koch brothers. Did you know the Koch brothers are responsible for every evil, conservative idea and initiative for the last twenty years? Maybe longer. The reality is I’d bet many conservatives have no idea who the Koch bros. are. But then I guess that just proves how sneaky those bros. are. (snicker)
My take on Libertarians is simple. They believe in Utopia and are not ‘on the take’ by some entity. Bless their hearts, they have good intentions, but we know where good intentions lead us. In that regard, liber-topians and liberals are pretty much in the same boat....counter productive and against one’s self interest.
I think the insidious entities must have lost my address.