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The Left Is an Existential Threat
American ^ | April 13, 2020 | Jeffrey Folks

Posted on 04/13/2020 8:37:47 AM PDT by Kaslin

The March 2020 issue of Fortune magazine focused on the "existential threat" to the Earth posed by global warming, despite the fact that no significant global warming seems to be taking place. With its appealing cover art — an image of the Earth tied up in a plastic trash bag — this issue is just what I'd expect from a liberal outfit.

It's typical of climate alarmists to begin by assuming their premise: warming is an existential threat because, well, it is. And anyone who questions that premise is a criminal.

Just what is meant by "existential threat" is a bit vague. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez famously announced that the Earth would come to an end by 2030. No more life on the planet, no more planet. That means that the planet somehow evaporates or shatters into a billion bits that go flying around in space. Unless we give up everything to a totalitarian socialist government headed by Ocasio-Cortez and the like.

Is this what Fortune means by declaring that "our warming earth is an existential threat"? Fortune's editor-in-chief is Clifton Leaf. In addition to editorial positions at a number of other publications, Leaf has written for the New York Times and appeared on Charlie Rose, CNN, and NPR, among other places. No mention of Fox News. An untarnished résumé of a life inside the liberal bubble.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
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1 posted on 04/13/2020 8:37:47 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

And anyone who questions that premise is a criminal.

Sounds like a nazi slogan.

2 posted on 04/13/2020 8:41:41 AM PDT by dp0622 (Radicals, racists dont point finges aat me I'm a small town white boy Just tryin to make ends meet)
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To: Kaslin

Pfftttt! Guess not. Look at how much of the crap cleared up in the few weeks since the covid-19 debacle started. Must not have been as polluted as the eco-tossers were claiming in that case. So, yes, the ‘left’ is more of a threat than grrrreta’s pet peeve.

3 posted on 04/13/2020 8:42:19 AM PDT by rktman ( #My2ndAmend! ----- Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

4 posted on 04/13/2020 8:43:57 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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To: Kaslin

Yep and existential threats must be destroyed without mercy nor compassion!!

5 posted on 04/13/2020 8:46:47 AM PDT by DarthVader (Not by speeches & majority decisions will the great issues of the day be decided but by Blood & Iron)
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To: Kaslin

If we pull out of this near-total crash and get back to living, in time we will recognize this as a fantastic brush with totalitarian disaster.

6 posted on 04/13/2020 8:54:36 AM PDT by lurk
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One positive thing the Wuhan Virus has done is to crush the credibility of "scientific models".  Even Dr. Fauci has been warning about the dangers of analytic models.

AoC: In ten years, human life won't survive due to global warming.

On what evidence?

AoC: It's what the scientists say?

Yeah, but how do the scientists predict this?  Can they see into the future?  Are they soothsayers, Oracles, or Nostradami?

AoC: No stupid.  They use scientific models!

You mean like the Scientific models that predicted 2 million U.S. deaths from the Chinese "Wuuuu Honey" Virus?  Bwahaha!  Gotcha, AoC!

AoC: No, you're a racist and xenophobe!

Maybe so, but AoC you are truly dumber than a rock.  That's one reason Ted Kennedy hired you as an intern.

7 posted on 04/13/2020 10:31:03 AM PDT by poconopundit (Joe Biden has long been the Senate's court jester. He's 24/7 malarkey and more corrupt than Hunter.)
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CV19 will force change of understanding and procedures in more ways than we realize at this time. Graffs and models, only the beginning.

Liberals are suffering their ignorance now, wait until changes begin to occur. ‘These folks’ will be throwing lightening bolts in an attempt to cover their tracks.

8 posted on 04/13/2020 10:57:26 AM PDT by V K Lee ("VICTORY FOR THE RIGHTEOUS IS JUDGMENT FOR THE WICKED")
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To: Kaslin
FTA: The radical environmentalist movement is nothing more than another front for the left, whose overarching goal is totalitarian collectivism. The iconic image for leftists — what leftists really treasure in their hearts — is that of obedient masses marching off to work, row after silent row under the thumb of the State. Those who rule never see themselves as marching off — they stand on the imperial balconies, basking in the admiration of the workers who pass by. The achievement of that godlike sense of power underlies all leftist thought.
9 posted on 04/13/2020 12:05:20 PM PDT by DeweyCA
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To: lurk

Don’t bet on it.

10 posted on 04/13/2020 12:11:22 PM PDT by workerbee (America finally has an American president again.)
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