Democrats Shift From ‘Coronavirus’ To ‘Climate Change’ For Power Grabs
Media asserts the climate-crisis causes pandemics as Pelosi blames climate change for border surge.
The news on the coronavirus front continues to trend in a positive direction, as long as you don’t cherry-pick the facts to promote a pandemic-restriction agenda.
The number of new cases in the country has declined 19% over the past 14 days (49, 728). The number of deaths has plunged in those same two weeks by 31% (to 1846). To put the number in perspective, on average, 1498 people die every two weeks in traffic accidents…or did until all the pandemic shutdowns halted the country.
Additionally, there has been a substantial acceleration in vaccine distribution.
In the past month alone, the rate of vaccinations has ramped up about 40 percent, to an average of 2.3 million shots a day as of Friday, up from an average of about 1.7 million shots a day on Feb. 12, according to a New York Times database.
As the pandemic winds down, states are beginning to open up. Oklahoma has become the most recent state to remove restrictions and public gatherings and masks mandates.
Gov. Kevin Stitt said he will issue an executive order Friday taking away any COVID-19 restrictions on gatherings and will remove the mask mandate for Oklahomans inside state buildings.
His announcement comes nearly one year after he imposed his first COVID restrictions at the start of the pandemic.
The executive order will end limits on public gatherings, attendance limits at indoor sporting events, and a mandate that all employees and visitors of state buildings wear masks.
“The standard for ‘normal’ cannot be zero cases,” Stitt said. “In Oklahoma, the standard for normal is freedom – the freedom to worship, the freedom to go to work and earn a paycheck, the freedom to visit your loved ones in nursing homes, the freedom to send your kids to school in person, and the freedom to protect your family however you see fit. As long as I’m governor, I will protect the freedoms of Oklahomans.”
As the coronavirus cudgel used to control the American people is no longer working, Biden bureaucrats are now beginning to renew “climate change” as the touchstone of policy decisions.
On “Meet the Press,” host Chuck Todd brought up climate change in a question for Dr. Anthony Fauci.
Todd asserted the pandemic was the result of climate change, anticipating even more viral death and potential for the promulgation of more liberty-crushing rules and media-induced pandemic hysteria:
You know, when you think about, sadly, having to prepare for this again, right, and I know there are a lot of folks who think that, you know, due to climate change and due to the globalization in general, it’s inevitable we’re going to deal with more and more viruses like this. The biggest lesson you’re going to take away to prepare for the next one?
Fauci, of course, failed to mention the bat virus studies conducted at the Wuhan Institute of Virology nor indicated that there was any reasonable goalpost that was being established to mark the end of the pandemic response.
Fauci’s long-winded response to Todd’s question ended in an ode to globalism:
…Let’s take global to begin with. We have to have a better global health security network of interconnectivity, of communication, of transparency, so that we are talking to each other all the time and know what’s going on. We also have to have a continued investment in the science.
If you want to look, Chuck, at the success story in this terrible year, it has been the extraordinary, unprecedented advance with the vaccine — where, you know, in January of 2020 we started the process and 11 months later, we had a highly efficacious vaccine going into the arms of individuals, which is going to be the answer to this together with public health measures. So, keep the science up, continue to support the public health infrastructure and remain global in our interactions. You know, as I’ve said so many times, a global pandemic requires a global response.
Meanwhile, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi used climate change as an excuse for the current border crisis.
Celebration by Democrats over Joe Biden’s signature last week of a historic aid package combining Covid relief with economic stimulus and anti-poverty programs has been tempered by a surge in the number of young migrants from Central America and Mexico seeking asylum.
Some come from families whose livelihoods have been destroyed by climate change, Pelosi said. “These people were leaving because of the drought,” she said. “They couldn’t farm and they were seeking other ways to survive.”
As a bonus, Pelosi dared to blame President Donald Trump for the current illegal immigration surge.
So, as the coronavirus pandemic peters out, Biden’s bureaucrats and the progressive government activists are turning to climate change for reasons and excuses.
Perhaps this is the clearest sign that the coronavirus has run its course.
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Climate change. Is there anything it can’t do?
Apparently it can’t produce valid data that supports the conclusions they’re looking for. They’ve been caught multiple times falsifying data because reality stubbornly refuses to confirm to their bullshit story.
Transcript – Meeting Between Dr. Anthony Fauci, Special Medical Advisor to the White House and John Kerry, Climate Czar.
Kerry: “Climate change! It may be too late to save mankind.”
Fauci: “Mr. Kerry, I would not rule out the chance to preserve a nucleus of human specimens. It would be quite easy at the bottom of some of our deeper mineshafts. The heat would never penetrate a mine some thousands of feet deep. And in a matter of weeks, sufficient improvements in dwelling space could easily be provided.”
Kerry: “How long would you have to stay down there?”
Fauci: “I would think that uh possibly one hundred years.”
Kerry: “You mean, people could actually stay down there for a hundred years?”
Fauci: “It would not be difficult mein Fuhrer! Nuclear reactors could, heh… I’m sorry. Mr. Kerry. Nuclear reactors could provide power almost indefinitely. Greenhouses could maintain plant life. Animals could be bred and . . . SLAUGHTERED! . . . A quick survey would have to be made of all the available mine sites in the country. But I would guess… that ah, dwelling space for several hundred thousands of our people could easily be provided.”
Kerry: “Well I… I would hate to have to decide who stays up and who goes down.”
Fauci: “Well, that would not be necessary. It could easily be accomplished with a computer. And a computer could be set and programmed to accept factors from youth, health, sexual fertility, intelligence, and a cross section of necessary skills. Of course it would be absolutely vital that our top government and military men be included to foster and impart the required principles of leadership and tradition. Naturally, they would breed prodigiously, eh? There would be much time, and little to do. But ah with the proper breeding techniques and a ratio of say, ten females to each male.”
Kerry: “Doctor, you mentioned the ration of ten women to each man. Now, wouldn’t that necessitate the abandonment of the so called monogamous sexual relationship, I mean, as far as men were concerned?”
Fauci: “Regrettably, yes. But it is, you know, a sacrifice required for the future of the human race. I hasten to add that since each man will be required to do prodigious… service along these lines, the women will have to be selected for their sexual characteristics which will have to be of a highly stimulating nature”
My comments – If only Nancy knew they were voting her off the island.
Bonus points for the Dr. Strangelove context.
Hell, I hope they do bury themselves in deep shaft coal mines, and in that way, leave the rest of us alone!
If climate change was causing more viral infections, then regions of the world would be having perpetual viral infections and the northern & southern regions of the planet would be viral free
The issue is as human activities expand into places which have traditionally been very isolated. Viruses within native populations (such as bats) have more opportunities to jump to humans. Hence the globalisation issue. Given the greater interconnectivity of humanity those viruses have the potential to travel around very quickly. As demonstrated by Covid.
“The issue is as human activities expand into places which have traditionally been very isolated. Viruses within native populations (such as bats) have more opportunities to jump to humans.”
Yes, that opportunity for viruses to jump from native species to humans increases significantly with human interaction with those viruses, such as sending scientific teams in distant caves to collect samples and then doing gain of function experiments to see how these viruses would need to mutate to infect humans in sloppily run BLS-4 labs.
Whilst that may or may not be true it misses the broader point that where human communities consistently interact with species that are well know to have a large amount of viral infections that poses an increase in risk
I love how the Marxists think this will work a second time, now that they’ve demonstrated COVID lockdown was just a complete and utter B.S. pretext to shove the nation hard to the left.
Sure it will work. The vast majority of the people who were stupid enough to swallow the BS the first time are still just that stupid.
Even after the guv rescinded his mask order, most people I see around here are still wearing them. Sheep.
You mean the lockdowns which have demonstrably shown a reduction in transmission and death rates.
Except they haven’t. shown any such thing. Certainly not by any actual scientist as opposed to government stooge.
And once you factor in the additional deaths from lockdown caused suicides, inability to get timely care for other diseases such as cancer, heart disease, etc. the numbers go the other way.
There have been scientific examination of the subject of efficy of lockdowns. The data points globally that lockdowns work.
With regard to suicide rates the latest figures havent come out yet (as far as I can tell) the last figures I could find were 48,344 in 2018, comparing that to Covid deaths 2020 would have to increase by a factor of 10 in order to be equivalent in severity. That seems unlikely.
DO you have evidence that counters that position?
No the vaccines can’t alter your DNA, no there are no linked deaths to Covid vaccines, and you seem to be magically ahead of the curve with regard to how long the vaccine lasts that’s not in the public domain as fair as I’m aware.
This is untrue. https://www.newsweek.com/florida-sees-same-covid-case-rate-california-despite-no-statewide-restrictions-1576211 and https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/theres-no-need-for-a-but-when-discussing-floridas-covid-successes/
Actually it is true. The link I provided gives a strong data set for countries that have consistent lockdown policies and the graphs can trace a distinct pattern between lockdown conditions and non lockdown conditions.
With regard to your links, they are newspaper articles which is unhelpful. The main criticism of the US has been the consistently poor messaging at federal and (some) state levels. California you might remember avoided the worst effects of covid in the initial wave. It could be argued that given interstate travel it’s very difficult for a state to be solely responsible for covid. In other words comparing state transmissions is more difficult to establish efficy of lockdown measures Vs the national picture. It would be fair to say that in effect the US hasn’t had wide spread lockdowns or policies rather it’s been ad hoc and problematic.
So with due respect I don’t find your links persuasive.
You don’t have to be persuaded by facts if you prefer not to be.
As to interstate travel, there was no non-essential travel to California, it was effectively banned, there was, however, and still is a great deal of travel to Florida, where one is free to shop, dine, go to the beach, visit theme parks, museums, etc. By your logic, Florida should have more cases/deaths than it does.
You’ve present facts with an interpretation. It’s the interpretation I take issue with. I made the case that a state by state analysis is more challenging than than a nation by nation analysis. Then you also have a causation issue, whilst there are a number of examples of nations having strict lockdowns.followed by a predicable reduction in covid cases an individual state that is an outlier in terms of covid numbers doesn’t provide a necessary causation for lockdown. As far as I’m aware every other state which has reduced lockdown measures has had an increase in covid numbers. In other words your going to need to look deeper into the causes of why Florida and California have particular issues and don’t follow the pattern elsewhere. There have been points raised about Florida’s weather for example being a contributory factor. As for inter state travel that’s hardly regulates is it. If there is a difficulty in getting some to wear masks do you really think it’s realistic to have a functional inter state border. No me neither.
You seem rather prone to cherry picking facts that only support your case whilst ignoring the wider data set.
Florida’s weather is comparable to that in much of California. We also have a higher population of elderly persons, i.e. those most susceptible to severe cases of WuFlu and death from same.
People are not traveling to California except for essential purposes because the state has been shut down. Do you imagine tourists are flocking there to sit double-masked in quarantined hotel rooms?
Is it just me ignoring facts that don’t fit my take? Hmmmm.
No those are fair points but it still remains that the border is hardly shut. The broader point remains that Florida is an outlier, I’ve offered suggestions on why that might be the case and you rightly say that the weather might not be a good reason. That’s doesn’t change the argument that lockdowns (yay or nay) doesn’t provide a coherent reason as to why it’s an outlier either.
Marx311, you are something else. Well, no the border is not physically shut, but who do you imagine is going to Cali for anything but essential business. The message from Cali is: stay out! If you MUST come here, we will require a 10-day quarantine and after that, good luck finding a place to eat, shop, or do anything (we like to arrest surfers for surfing alone in the Pacific Ocean, after all).
Florida is NOT an outlier. Other states did not impose even the soft restrictions Florida did at the outset and also have “outlying” numbers.
The facts: the U.S. has similar numbers of WuFlu infections, hopitalizations, deaths that other countries have. Within the U.S., states that did not destroy their own economies by instituting strict masking and lockdown measures are in line with those that did so, often showing even better numbers (like when DeSantis barred WuFlu patients from returning to elderly care facilities based on the SCIENCE that the elderly and infirm were more likely to be hospitalized or to die from the virus, unlike his counterpart in New York).
Moving forward, of course, we cannot trust numbers pertaining to red and blue states since Biden is flying, bussing, and driving illegal aliens with covid into red states and areas and realeasing them without a WuFlu test or vaccination. Gee, I wonder why he is doing that . . . can you think of a reason?
I’ll have to take your word for the border being anything other than porous.
With regard to florida I’ve seen nothing to indicate that other states make the same claim that they have limited restrictions and low Covid death rates.
If you can provide a source that’s demonstrates your point I’ll revise mine.
You seem to think I’m something else , all I do is follow the evidence
Dude, the New York Times and other assorted leftie media are pondering the “problem” of Florida and other states like North Datkota that didn’t shut down or require masks.
Btw, you know how you (rightly) sneer at Alex Jones, et al.? That’s how I feel about “Politifact,” this is a completely woke, and therefore useless, outfit. Run by that guy, over there. Florida is not an outlier, what you believe about WuFlu is nonsense (did you know that only 1%–ONE PERCENT–are hospitalized? So let’s see, a cold/flu that has a 99.9% survival rate, one that results in only 1% of its victims being hospitalized (with far fewer dying), but yeah, let’s destroy the global economy. Because science.
We keep rebutting your severely politicized random “scientific” evidence, Marx boy, but you keep pretending we didn’t present any factual counterpoints. It’s super cute.
Lunatic fringe declares something that has not been scientifically proven as scientific fact. Awww, who doesn’t want to rub him little tum-tum-tummy?!
Every single source shows that Florida does not have a higher COVID hospitalization or death rate. What is wrong with you? Are you afraid to be wrong, to be on the wrong side, to have to reevaluate your worldview? The data is there, and you know it. Follow the actual evidence, Marx boy.
It’s strange how the vaccines are “highly efficacious” yet unable to stop you from spreading the disease to others. That’s a complete nonsense disease model being pushed as “science”.
Oh just shut up and do what you are told, already..
Not only that, there’s evidence that they severely depress the immune system for a period immediately following the shot leading to multiple deaths, unlike a real vaccination they don’t provide lasting immunity (as, for instance, a smallpox vaccination) and apparently they STILL don’t prevent you from either getting or transmitting COVID – hence the never-ending mask mandate even for “vaccinated” people. That doesn’t even consider the fact that they can alter your DNA to your detriment. You’d have to be insane to stick that needle in your arm. Better you just hit yourself with an overdose of heroin and go out on a cloud.
If all the mRNA drugs do is cover symptoms but do nothing about your viral load then they make everybody who takes them a permanent carrier of covid. That’s far, far worse than no vaccine at all, because letting the disease take its course means the survivors have no meaningful viral load. Only the evil or depraved would knowingly approve this state of affairs.
What exactly is your issue? The vaccine(s) are effective at ensuring those who take it are highly likely to survive Covid. Whether or not you can transmit Covid even after recieving the vaccine is a separate question. How does that equate to a nonsense disease model as you call it?
The notion that I can be free of disease (that’s what real vaccines, along with natural immunity, do) yet still transmit it is a nonsense disease model. If what you’re arguing is that the mRNA “vaccines” actually turn everybody into the covid equivalent of Typhoid Mary, that’s effing dangerous. No drug that does that should ever be used in humans.
Hate to point it out but vaccines all operate in the same way. They increase the probability of survival from a particular illness. Which is why it’s important that everyone gets vaccinated. Further if you are vaccinated and you get the virus then your viral load will diminish over time because it’s harder for the virus to survive in a host that is actively resistant. The case rates for covid best this out as they are generally in steep decline.
All “power” arguments are bogus, whether on the left or the right. It’s a reification error, making it some actual thing you can have, gain, lose, steal.
Power is a mush of officium, imperium, potestas and auctoritas, from back when they didn’t make that mistake.
Make the arguer say which they mean and their argument will have to change, not to say evaporate.
The vile and totalitarian Dhimmi-crats will milk the Chinese communist-created Wuhan virus bioweapon for all that it’s worth, and, when that political prop loses its powers of coercion, they’ll move on to the next contrived “crisis,” the better to consolidate power and advance their destructive agenda.
Pretty sure “right wing insurrection” is already chosen as the next contrived crisis.
True, The Dhimmi-crats are multi-tasking.
Climate change is still the hoax of the century. Don’t fall for it.
Climate change here, Climate change there, Climate change EVERYWHERE!
Be all, fix all for the Communists in the Rat Party. You just can’t fix stupid.
I know little about law and such and that is why I read this site on a daily basis. It has done a tremendous job of educating me even though I remain largely ignorant of legal issues.
On the other hand, I have been a research chemist for over 35 years and science is something I know. I remember when I was performing my postdoctoral work at a prominent medical school back in the 80’s and how we all thought Fauci was a self serving idiot for how he tried to make a name for himself at the beginning of the AIDS epidemic. He was foolish then and he remains foolish today. Around a year ago I told my wife and anyone else who would listen how the lockdown would not accomplish anything beneficial and would last far longer than the few weeks initially touted. I also expressed grave concerns about the use of masks as they are mostly useless when used in the manner prescribed for the pandemic. Expectedly, I was told to be quiet for the Democrats and Leftist MSM knew far more than I did.
Now we come back again to global warming or whatever they are calling it today. Never before have I seen such a travesty of science used as a weapon against the public and a tool for self promotion. What’s worse is that one needs to know nothing about the technical aspects of the subject to see the lies and fraud involved.
For example, scientific research is likely the most intellectually difficult task one can try. Subtle flaws in an experimental design, simple math errors, faulty logic used to interpret the data, and so much more can lead to incorrect outcomes. Since the results of today are used as the foundation for tomorrow’s work, it is imperative that every effort be made to ensure today’s work is as close to flawless as possible. For this reason skepticism is essential in science. In a proper functioning laboratory everyone from the principle investigator all the way down to the person who washes the glassware must speak up whenever they think they see a flaw or something unusual. Scientists go to conferences and stay up all night long arguing science in their effort to find flaws in their own work, to gain new ideas, and new approaches for old arguments.. If the data does not agree with the theory, then the theory is flawed and must either be rethought or thrown out.
So what do we see in global warming research? We see an atmosphere (no pun intended) where no criticisms are allowed and should you dare try, then you are labeled a “denier” and blackballed. The temperature forecasts are universally much greater than what the data shows and yet these projections are not only above reproach, they are used continually to justify more work along the lines of the flawed theory. How is this good science?
But it gets even worse. In the global warming arena, no serious effort has been made to determine what a “Safe” level of CO2 is or what the “proper” temperature of Earth might be. Likewise, no effort has been made to define “safe” or “Proper”, what criteria should be used, etc. This is extraordinarily important because without these definitions and determinations made, how does one know what the ultimate goal might be? How does one know when one is finished or if one succeeded or failed? How does one know the cost of fixing the problem vs the cost of doing nothing? There are so many other aspects to the issue that cannot be determined without knowing these goals of definitions and yet they remained undefined. Why?
There are so many other aspects that it would take books to discuss them all. Some of the ones that should ring alarm bells is the constant need to adjust the temperature data, how all of these temperature “adjustments” always are in the direction supporting global warming (a statistical impossibility), how the temperature “data” completely disagree with history of the little ice age and other extremely well known and documented cold and warm periods in out history, how temperature projections continue to increase though the end of the century with regard to the finite supply of fossil fuels, etc.
The true answer is clear. The Left is trying to govern by fear. They terrify the public with a pandemic that is not that much worse than a bad flu year, they make global warming a universal terror that cannot be questioned, etc., so now we must ask what is the next terror to be unleashed upon us? The larger question is why should we support any political entity that uses fear instead of good intelligent argument?
Very well said, Cleetus. I hope to see more of your writing someday.
Have you actually looked at the models for climate change? The models done back in the 80’s have proven to be remarkably accurate.
As for climate deniers well that’s because the one labelled as such are full of shit. Rather than providing evidence or peer reviewed papers they postulate old tropes that have been debunked for years. There is no serious research going on in the climate contrarian camp.
With regard to your safe levels of co2 there is plenty of research going on in terms of that. It’s clearly cause and effect so at the global scale it’s things like temperature increases and increases in sea level, on a regional scale it’s things like increased severity of droughts or severity of hurricanes. In other words it’s an analysis of the consequences of climate change. A lot of which is well understood and and some of which (particular at a more granular scale) requires more research.
Why you keep pounding this ridiculous climate change drum here is a mystery. No one here (apart from your fellow useful idiot commie trolls) believe a word you say and will never, ever change their mind.
Think about it this way: How much of our informed and logical counterpoint will ever change your anti-science viewpoint? Pretty much nothing we can say will dislodge the climate alarmist crazy from your brain, right? Think about that. What do you imagine you can ever possibly say that will change a single mind here?
So….that means when it gets cold in U.S. in the winter, all of these “climate driven” “undocumented Dem voters” will RETURN to theirs original warmer climate countries — because of the CHANGE in the CLIMATE here?
….when winged porcine creatures circle overhead…