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Lefty Scientist: Jail Pols Who Deny Global Warming; PBS Host Worries There's Lack of Prison Space
NewsBusters ^ | May 19, 2014 | Paul Bremmer

Posted on 05/20/2014 3:10:36 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

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:

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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.

Ah, of course, the logistics would trip us up. We don’t have enough prison space in this country for all of the skeptics, and we probably don’t have enough police officers to make all the arrests, either. I guess that’s all that’s preventing us from carrying out this brilliant scheme.

As for Suzuki, he's has been pushing this crackpot idea for years. As the late Noel Sheppard documented, he also called for the jailing of skeptical politicians in at least two speeches in 2008. Six years later, you and I are subsidizing the airing of that radical idea with our tax dollars.

Below is a transcript of the segment:

BILL MOYERS: Welcome. Last week, the scientist David Suzuki was here to tell us what he thinks should happen to politicians who ignore or deny evidence that the Earth is heating up.

DAVID SUZUKI: 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.

MOYERS: 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. Perhaps with Marco Rubio, Republican senator from Florida. Back when he was a state legislator, Rubio favored cutting carbon emissions that contribute to global warming. But now he's thinking about running for president in 2016 and has changed his tune, as ABC's Jonathan Karl learned this past weekend.

SEN. MARCO RUBIO: I do not believe that human activity is causing these dramatic changes to our climate the way these scientists are portraying it. That's what I do not. And I do not believe that the laws that they propose we pass will do anything about it. Except, it will destroy our economy.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: abc; billmoyers; climatechange; davidsuzuki; demagogicparty; fascism; globalwarming; jonathankarl; marcorubio; memebuilding; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; television
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Sorry, we're heavily armed, you nuts.
1 posted on 05/20/2014 3:10:36 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Sorry, we're heavily armed, you nuts.

That sums it up right nicely.

5.56mm

2 posted on 05/20/2014 3:14:09 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They would have no qualms about locking up conservatives


3 posted on 05/20/2014 3:14:43 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Come and git it.


4 posted on 05/20/2014 3:15:02 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Of course guns cause global warming, but not if fired by environmentally-correct people. So they can use theirs, but you can’t use yours.

The AGW police are coming!


5 posted on 05/20/2014 3:15:07 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There are at least 36,007 empty cells now, thanks to Obama. Bob


6 posted on 05/20/2014 3:15:22 PM PDT by alstewartfan (She wanders down the hallway in her long black dress Lingers by the fireplace like a faint caress Al)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

BRING IT ON..I dare these idiots to show up at my house..they wouldn’t make it out alive..Global warming idiots are just that, morons


7 posted on 05/20/2014 3:15:24 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

His family was interned in Canada during World War 2. I guess he learned a lot from that experience. Maybe he picked this up at Amherst of the U. of Chicago where many of the tolerant left go to indoctrinate.


8 posted on 05/20/2014 3:19:05 PM PDT by outofsalt (If history teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We send you to reeducation camp to learn correct thinking about global warming!

9 posted on 05/20/2014 3:21:25 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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10 posted on 05/20/2014 3:21:34 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: cripplecreek

How about jailing all PBS employees?

They could share a cell with a black, homosexual, East Asian transvestite, former public school teacher union organizer pedophile from a third world country who’d had an abortion, was on Social Security Disability and believed in letting illegal aliens become citizens and thinks Space Aliens are benevolent while eating organic food and advocating that people not vaccinate their children


11 posted on 05/20/2014 3:22:30 PM PDT by Fai Mao (Genius at Large)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How bout we shoot douchebags who get very rich suckling off the public teat? People like Bill Moyers.


12 posted on 05/20/2014 3:23:19 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
CORRECTION:

WHAT HE SHOULD'VE SAID IS:

“Our politicians should be thrown in the slammer for PUSHING THE GLOBAL WARMING SCAM AND BEING WILLFULLY BLIND TO THE OF THE LOSS OF FREEDOM AND TOTAL ECONOMIC DESTRUCTION THAT AGW LAWS WOULD HAVE IF WE ALL BELIEVE THE LIES OF THE SOCIALIST “SCIENTISTS”. 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.”

There, fixed it.

13 posted on 05/20/2014 3:23:56 PM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

David Suzuki should go back to his Fruit Flies


14 posted on 05/20/2014 3:25:11 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I think that we are being willfully blind to the consequences for our children and grandchildren. It's an intergenerational crime.

Stealing $18 trillion dollars from future government revenues (the fruit of our children and grandchildren's labor) is a real intergenerational crime.

15 posted on 05/20/2014 3:25:12 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
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.

Hey, that's what camps are for, right? And they'd only have to be for a little while until the gas chambers and the ovens catch up.

Of course, this isn't Nazi Germany, and we don't have any high government officials calling for the program. Oh, wait...

16 posted on 05/20/2014 3:25:23 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We’ll start running out of space in the graveyards, first.


17 posted on 05/20/2014 3:25:33 PM PDT by tacticalogic
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
So after Suzuki flies home in a jet to his larger than average home using more than the average amount of electricity, does he begin his campaign to rid the Earth of the deadly substance dihydrogen monoxide?

http://undercoverdressuplover.blogspot.com/2013/01/dihydrogen-monoxide-containment-unit.html

“Do it for the children!”

18 posted on 05/20/2014 3:27:41 PM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How about jailing scientists and journalists who wrongfully predict environmental disasters? For example there has been no warming for the last 15 years. If there is no warming for the next 5 years, Suzuki, Mann, and a bunch of other hysterics go to prison for fraud.


19 posted on 05/20/2014 3:28:50 PM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (Things are only going to get worse.)
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To: dead
* think that we are being willfully blind to the consequences for our children and grandchildren. It's an intergenerational crime.
Stealing $18 trillion dollars from future government revenues (the fruit of our children and grandchildren’s labor) is a real intergenerational crime. *

It's worse than that. I have seen at least three sources that say the Cap n’ Trade laws would cost us $700 TRILLION

20 posted on 05/20/2014 3:28:57 PM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bring it or STFU.


21 posted on 05/20/2014 3:29:26 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: Telepathic Intruder
Of course guns cause global warming, but not if fired by environmentally-correct people. So they can use theirs, but you can’t use yours.

They would fire environmental friendly lead free bullets, while you would fire evil lead bullets.

22 posted on 05/20/2014 3:31:41 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
Thanks 2ndDivisionVet.
SEN. MARCO RUBIO: I do not believe that human activity is causing these dramatic changes to our climate the way these scientists are portraying it. That's what I do not. And I do not believe that the laws that they propose we pass will do anything about it. Except, it will destroy our economy.

23 posted on 05/20/2014 3:32:49 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: GeronL

‘They would have no qualms about locking up conservatives’
I agree as long as someone else is doing the gathering and locking up. Amazing that bubble they live in makes them think this is right or even remotely possible. Course if enough sheeple buy into it because of the left wing constantly hammering the idea home, it may be possible. There is an answer.


24 posted on 05/20/2014 3:36:11 PM PDT by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

My new tag line says it all


25 posted on 05/20/2014 3:38:17 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (AGW "Scientific method:" Draw your lines first, then plot your points)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
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26 posted on 05/20/2014 3:38:27 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We are entering into another Dark Age. This is exactly how the “establishment” handled the scientists of the middle ages. Don’t believe what we believe and we will criminalize you. But I don’t expect these dense libtards to remember the history they were taught in grade school.


27 posted on 05/20/2014 3:42:05 PM PDT by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: GeronL
Ten years ago, fag marriage was just a perverted dream.

Moving on, now we have campus speech codes, then media omerta on anything un-Obama, and now the vanguard of the left so much as advocates reeducation camps for freepers.

And we're expected to just keep voting.

28 posted on 05/20/2014 3:43:56 PM PDT by Jacquerie (To restore the 10th Amendment, repeal the 17th. Article V.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It would be easier, and fairer, to throw the climate change frauds in prison for their criminal science fraud. Their names are known, as are the billions of taxpayer dollars wasted because of their corruption.


29 posted on 05/20/2014 3:43:57 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Don't compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative." -Obama, 09-24-11)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why has it been impossible to stop government funding for PBS and the “arts?” As I recall, not even Reagan could do it.


30 posted on 05/20/2014 3:44:17 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Jail them? How about debating the subject you nut?


31 posted on 05/20/2014 3:45:14 PM PDT by Vision (Living in beauty)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I am shocked shocked shocked. The second amendment is only about hunting Bambi and turning her into delicious sausage, jerky etc. /Sarcasm.

I forgot there is also that thing about enemies foreign and domestic. :)


32 posted on 05/20/2014 3:45:33 PM PDT by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Mud Man, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Sorry, we're heavily armed, you nuts.

I welcome the opportunity. Bring your hag wife and demented children, lefties. Make it a family outing. I'll give you 5 seconds warning before I set off the Claymores.
33 posted on 05/20/2014 3:46:26 PM PDT by 98ZJ USMC
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Our politicians should be thrown in the slammer for willful blindness.”

It seems clearly a rhetorical statement.

Moyers is the obtuse one.

Still, I am saddened by someone like Suzuki being such an ideologue.

I have nothing but appreciation and fond memories of his text on Genetics.


34 posted on 05/20/2014 3:48:45 PM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: PATRIOT1876

I think that Pubbies should run, as one tenet, to completely debunk Cook’s ridiculous 95% cr@p. It’s total road apples! He reviewed 11,000+ published papers, and didn’t talk to scientists. He then discarded 8.00 papers that didm;t mention man’s contribution to AGW. Many of the scientists who did mention man’s contribution are of the opinion that it is so infinitesimal that it can’t even be measured! Doesn’t even get out of the “noise” in the stats. I think this could be a good issue to hammer home to the electorate, by including in the discussion all the harm these stooped regs are, and will, cause!


35 posted on 05/20/2014 3:52:12 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Gen.Blather
As I recall, not even Reagan could do it.

I don't recall him trying, but I might have missed it. Understand, he was hobbled by a Democrat congress.
36 posted on 05/20/2014 3:53:53 PM PDT by 98ZJ USMC
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To: 98ZJ USMC

“I don’t recall him trying, but I might have missed it.”

Reagan wanted to fund the largest military buildup since probably WW2. I’m sure he had to trade off lots of stuff. I suspect the PBS and arts funding was and is just a nit. But I do find it galling as I can’t stand the uber-liberalism of PBS. (I also hate it that public money buys giant baseball bats and photos of a bullet in somebody’s *ss.)


37 posted on 05/20/2014 3:58:16 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Didn't Isaac Newton declare the earth was round and he was put in prison as a hieratic ? Seem those times are here again.
38 posted on 05/20/2014 4:03:33 PM PDT by Vinylly (?%)
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To: Vinylly

My mistake, it was Galileo, not Newton.


39 posted on 05/20/2014 4:12:37 PM PDT by Vinylly (?%)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They really do want to do that.


40 posted on 05/20/2014 4:32:52 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: GeronL

who do you think doesn’t believe this?


41 posted on 05/20/2014 4:37:20 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Interesting. My own belief is that anyone trying to imprison someone for their beliefs and speech should be summarily shot dead.
Suzuki has his belief, I have mine.


42 posted on 05/20/2014 4:37:31 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This new orthodoxy (climate alarmism) is exactly analogous to the orthodoxy
of the earth-centered universe in the time of Galileo. Science advances by skepticism, not “consensus”.


43 posted on 05/20/2014 4:51:52 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: DesertRhino

and then how will you pay for your liberal utopia


44 posted on 05/20/2014 4:52:59 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: Vince Ferrer
Yes, and their gunpowder would release butterflies instead of CO2
45 posted on 05/20/2014 4:58:41 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: Vinylly

I believe the correct answer is “Neither”.

Galileo Galilei was put under house-arrest for claiming the Sun, not the Earth, was the center of the solar system.


46 posted on 05/20/2014 4:59:46 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sieg Heil Mr. Suzuki!!! You greedy, Nazi bastard.


47 posted on 05/20/2014 5:16:51 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: Vinylly

>>My mistake, it was Galileo, not Newton.<<

Which is why we don’t have a cookie named “Fig Galileo.”


48 posted on 05/20/2014 6:48:30 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (AGW "Scientific method:" Draw your lines first, then plot your points)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

>>Sieg Heil Mr. Suzuki!!! You greedy, Nazi bastard.<<

I was thinking more along the Mussolini lines — Fascism.


49 posted on 05/20/2014 6:49:20 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (AGW "Scientific method:" Draw your lines first, then plot your points)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
It's an intergenerational crime.

I feel the same about these climate hoaxers, looting the country on fraudulent claims.

50 posted on 05/20/2014 7:02:20 PM PDT by oldbrowser (This looks like a make it or break it point for America.)
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