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RFK Jr.: ‘Climate Change Is Being Used to Control Us Through Fear’

RFK Jr.: ‘Climate Change Is Being Used to Control Us Through Fear’

“The crisis is being used as a pretext for clamping down totalitarian controls, the same way the covid crisis was. And it’s the same people.”

I have spent over three years covering the covid pandemic and have reported on the data manipulation, the spread of disinformation, and the silencing of science-based criticisms related to the societal-scale policies that have been enacted.

In tandem, I have also covered the “climate crisis” narrative being driven by the combination of Big Government and Big Media. The promotion of climate emergency pseudoscience has been with the assistance of those in science and academia who derive funding and notoriety by helping support the eco-activist agenda.

It takes little imagination to connect how global-scale policy makers will use the similar fear-oriented tactics to enact liberty-crushing, fiscally-destructive, and dehumanizing policies that give bureaucrats and those connected to them more money and power.

However, rarely have I heard a political candidate so directly and boldly make the case as Democratic presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. has. During a recently released campaign video, Kennedy stated, “climate change is being used to control us through fear.”

After listing his anecdotal ‘evidence’ for climate change, Kennedy delves into the gist of his concern.

The crisis is being used as a pretext for clamping down totalitarian controls, the same way the covid crisis was. And it’s the same people. It’s the intelligence agencies, it’s the World Economic Forum, it’s the “Billionaire Boys Clubb” [sic] at Davos, and its the same kind of cabal of people who will use every crisis to stratify society toward greater power for the greater power of the super rich, greater power of the military, and greater power for the intelligence apparatus….and less power for everybody else.

A war on carbon is not going to solve the problem if we don’t have a habitat left at the end. My approach to energy is using free markets and note [sic] top-down control. We can recover what we had. But we just have to stay out of fear because that is the weapon of tyrants.

As a reminder, Kennedy once said that climate deniers “should be enjoying three hots and a cot at The Hague.”

One has to wonder if the experience with covid has caused Kennedy to rethink his approach to climate science.

I hope the presidential candidate is more open to hearing from scientists who have been challenging the climate cult for some time. For example, there is new analysis that shows federal agencies like EPA and NOAA have been removing data and information that does not conform to the their promotion of a man-made climate crisis.

Below is an important chart that somehow slipped by EPA’s “consensus” censorship squad. It is a map of all 1,066 weather stations across the United States. The change in the number of hot days for that station are ID’d as increasing (red), stayed the same (blank) or decreasing (blue).

A total of 863 stations, or 81%, reported either a decrease or no change in the number of hot days! Any guesses on how long this map will remain up on their site?

While Kennedy may be concerned about an earlier spring, a historical review of temperature evidence shows that we are emerging from a cyclic temperature low after the “Little Ice Age”.

Perhaps the most interesting aspect of the recent attention on Kennedy is that the American media was quick to hide his recent climate views with a focus on “fart news”.

The New York Post’s Page Six gave a bizarre account of how Tuesday’s press dinner for the Democratic presidential candidate “descended into a foul bout of screaming and polemic farting.” A Post reporter who attended the event witnessed a “gaseous exchange” between two old men after Kennedy, who founded the conservationist group Waterkeeper Alliance, was asked a question about the environment.

I sincerely hope Kennedy’s views on climate realities continues to “evolve” as he continues to campaign.


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It’s only useful is a control mechanism through fear if you’re stupid enough to buy into it

    Paul in reply to Ironclaw. | July 15, 2023 at 12:46 pm

    It’s not whether you are stupid enough, but rather if the majority is stupid enough.

    paracelsus in reply to Ironclaw. | July 15, 2023 at 2:33 pm

    agreed – 99% of our politicians are stupid enough to buy into it.
    or avaricious enough to see a way of making money out of “some way of fixing it” – 100 % of our politicians

      gonzotx in reply to paracelsus. | July 15, 2023 at 5:06 pm

      Just watch tuckers “interviews” of 5 of the Republican candidates for President

      OMG, dumb, dumber and dumbest

      All of them


The easy test for global warming isn’t the hot places but the coldest places. The only way to get the coldest place on earth, since it can’t move in from somewhere else, is radiation into space that is supposed to be blocked by CO2.

The record coldest temperature ever recorded happened in 2022.

That’s how tyranny works: they use absolute fear to grab power and never relinquish it.

Jordan Peterson had a bit to say about that (https://www.youtubeDOTcom/watch?v=1a0lMF_rXw8)

E Howard Hunt | July 15, 2023 at 12:25 pm

Would that these fraudsters were deriving notoriety. It looks more like acclaim to me.

It’s really about clickbait and the news business.

Wm. Kerrigan

“Not long ago thrillers and murder mysteries were mostly about criminals with distinct motives. Now they feature the serial killer. Unlike the murderer who killed, fulfilled his purpose, and hoped to remain innocuous, the inexorable serial killer with his open-ended string of crimes hopes to become famous as a source of anxiety. News broadcasts, themselves great organizers of anxiety, regularly contain health segments in which the public is invited to become anxious about what it eats, what it buys, how it seeks pleasure. One set of experts steps forth to inculcate anxiety, another to teach us how to live with it. What do those in the know actually know? They always claim to know where our true concerns should lie. ”

The most popular anxieties as of 1997

“environmental anxiety (the main subsets being clean air, clean water, clean sunlight); food anxiety; trash anxiety; hatred anxiety; dirt anxiety; dating anxiety; consumer anxiety; parenting anxiety (some of the subsets being toy, spanking, lessons, college, and money anxiety); academic anxiety; television anxiety; political anxiety (subsets too numerous to mention); fashion anxiety; hair anxiety; wealth anxiety; job anxiety; speech anxiety; endangered species anxiety; crime anxiety; medical anxiety; alcohol anxiety; smoking anxiety…”

    herm2416 in reply to rhhardin. | July 15, 2023 at 12:41 pm

    The list of anxieties makes me anxious.
    Seriously, hair anxiety?
    Were these people not taught to face adversity? Put a baseball cap on your head.

RFK Jr – otherwise known as Mr Muscle Man – should not bother himself with climate fears. He should be more conerned about heart attacks, strokes and liver damage caused by taking anabolic steroids to enhance his muscular physique.

retiredcantbefired | July 15, 2023 at 1:27 pm

Not long ago I read *The Real Anthony Fauci* by RFK, Jr.

I heartily recommend the book. There are questionable arguments about a few subjects, but you’ll be able to sift them out.

While reading, I kept wondering at the contrast between the author’s current views on NIAID, the FDA, Big Pharma, Bill Gates, and the spreading of pandemic panic and his views on anthropogenic global warming. On anything related to the virus of unmentionable origin, he was ready to question authority. On anything related to “climate change,” he was not.

Apparently the cognitive dissonance has begun to take hold (the book was published in 2021). It seems he now realizes that most of the same corporate, state, and transnational actors are pushing climate panic as have been pushing pandemic panic.

It’s a significant step.

    I read it too and I agree. I’m no fan of his politics but the conclusions he drew about the covid panicdemic are supported by the hundreds, yea thousands, of references in the book. It’s well worth reading. You can’t say he didn’t do his homework.

      geronl in reply to DSHornet. | July 15, 2023 at 3:18 pm

      If he really said that COVID was designed not to harm Jews, then he is a nutter.

        Agreed, he is a complete nutter. And he’s a hardcore eco-fascist (not wanting to use fear to accomplish the same goals as the eco-fascists is not an “out” here. The fact that he supports this crazy abolish civilization stuff to save the planet is enough. After that it’s just burblings about means to the same end.)

          gonzotx in reply to Fuzzy Slippers. | July 15, 2023 at 5:02 pm

          And his wife has mucho grande lip enhancers

          Dear God

          Just saying Cheryl, they are pollutants!

          LOL! I don’t understand these women thinking that is attractive. I hadn’t watched anything by Kimberly Guilfoyle in ages, but something came across my Twitter feed, so I clicked over. OMG, you have to see her lips (and the rest of her face, she’s barely recognizable). What is wrong with these people? She used to be absolutely gorgeous. So sad.

        retiredcantbefired in reply to geronl. | July 15, 2023 at 4:24 pm

        When and where did RFK, Jr., say that?

          He claims to have said that covid, due to the specific mutations at the furin cleavage site, was more likely to harm whites and blacks, and less likely to harm asians, Ashkenazi jews, and (I think…) Finns. The idea being that it may be a trial of race specific viruses or indicative of their potential. All in an ” off the record” comment that found its way into the record in a changed form.

          CommoChief in reply to retiredcantbefired. | July 15, 2023 at 7:14 pm

          In fairness there has been some speculative fiction/thrillers about this sort of genetic engineering to create a killer of x race(s) that ignore y race(s). Sort of an evil mad scientist version of Passover. Maybe that’s what he meant, assuming that he actually said anything like it.

          After all it isn’t as if the media would ever exaggerate or outright lie to the public to sell copy or advance an agenda. /s

    I am surprised by how much of what he talks about in his interviews I agree with. However, he’s been a hard core climate environmental zealot for decades. He’s had plenty of time to have learned the “truth”. But he seems to have only found it now that he’s running for election. That’s one reason I’m skeptical and worry it’s just campaign rhetoric.


    It was hard for me to get past the opening, he disses President Trump HUGELY

      henrybowman in reply to gonzotx. | July 16, 2023 at 1:14 am

      I like when he was talking about “the same cabal of people who use every crisis to stratify society in favor of the super-rich,” he cuts to a shot of W.
      Not Al Gore.
      Not John Kerry.
      Not Barack Obama.
      Not George Soros.
      Not John Brennan.
      No… W.
      Because he wasn’t a Democrat.

I’ve got two major (maybe more) problems with RFK, Jr:
1. his stance on private ownership of guns (2nd Amendment)
2. his inability to understand that magma, currently welling near the surface, is going to cause warming of sea water leading to increased calving

BierceAmbrose | July 15, 2023 at 2:45 pm

He left out: The ‘Rona, Financial Collapse(s), Housing Accessibility, Drugs complete with a War On, Health Care Costs, Food Deserts, Poverty / Income Inequality / Wealth Concentration, Education; access / relevance / diversity, Mental Health Crisis due to Whatever New Thing, Species / Habitat / Ecosystem Loss, and…

Really, is there anything that isn’t: “Oh my god, something must be done! (And we’re just the guys to do it!) We need more Authoritah!”

It’s like they only run one play. I do wonder, when do they pitch: “We propose doing this thing here, to make your life better for you.”

Oh, right. That would be measurable That would also imply that their job is to make your life better (for you, perhaps even in your own terms.) Can’t invert the authoritah like that, let alone let go of blaming you for making the emergency problem because you’re immoral.


Didn’t RFK, Jr also say that COVID was purposefully designed to spare Jews?

      retiredcantbefired in reply to Fuzzy Slippers. | July 15, 2023 at 6:01 pm

      And here is the article that RFK, Jr., cited on this issue.

      Not going to be an easy read, for nearly anyone here. I may be able to decipher it with effort.

      Can’t do it amidst the present craziness. Any thoughts I do mange to develop on the study and the meaning of its findings I doubt I should be presenting in this forum.

      In the meantime, we have coverage that started on the gossip page of the New York Post, about an event at which we are told that nearly everyone was s***faced and a man with some role in RFK Jr.’s campaign thought he was making a point by f@rting loudly so all could notice.

      I can’t rule out the possibility that RFK, Jr., just screwed the pooch, having waited more than 69 years, till July 14, 2023, to terminate his credibility with extreme prejudice. And to do it specifically by venting his hatred of Jews.

      Others have done it. Kanye West screwed the pooch not so long ago. Mel Gibson screwed the pooch some years farther back.

      I would like to know more about what just happened before concluding that RFK, Jr. screwed the pooch.

      So maybe he screwed the pooch.

      Or maybe one writer on this site just hung another writer from the same site out to dry.

      I built up a lot of trust in LI over a number of years. Should I have any going forward?

        Don’t be ludicrous, I didn’t “hang [Leslie] out to dry.” I love her and respect her opinions and viewpoints. You seem not to have noticed in your years reading this site that we all have our own minds, and we all have our opinions. They are often overlapping but not always. We are free here to think independently; to agree and/or disagree as we see fit. If you’re not good with that, shrug. You decide what sites you trust, we can’t make that decision for you.

        retiredcantbefired in reply to retiredcantbefired. | July 17, 2023 at 8:16 pm

        Here’s a very short rendition of the Pubmed article in question. It is the work of researchers at the Cleveland Clinic and was published in July 2020.

        The researchers examined gene variants for ACE2 (angiotensin-converting enzyme 2) and TMPRSS2 (transmembrane serine protease). Both protein complexes are involved in the process by which the spike protein on the Wuhan virus locks onto a cell in the human respiratory system and the virus gains entry to the cell.

        The data were extracted from the sequenced genomes of around 80,000 people, kept in three difference databases. The people were somewhat crudely classified into 8 groups, such as African-American, a Latin American group that seems to be or to include Mestizos, Ashkenazi Jewish, Amish, East Asian, and non-Finnish European.

        Gene variants were classified as increasing vulnerability to an infection by the virus of unmentionable origin if the alterations to ACE2 or TMPRSS2 would make infection more likely, according to a detailed model of how the virus attacks cells (which includes 3D models of the varying ACE and TMPRSS proteins). Two obvious limitations are that the model presupposes Wuhan virus 1.0, not a later strain, and that the 3D models of TMPRSS2 are not complete (apparently not all folds are known.) Also, there are no data from people who were exposed to the virus; the model makes predictions about vulnerability to infection that were not tested in this study.

        This is where the claims about Ashkenazi Jewish people and East Asian people (roughly Chinese, Japanese, and Korean) being less vulnerable to coronavirus infection came from. If the prevalence of gene variants in those groups is roughly what shows up in the sample—which is not really large by the standards of this kind of study—then Ashkenazi Jewish people and East Asian people in general will be less likely to
        become infected by Wuhan virus 1.0.

        There are other speculations in the article about relative vulnerability (such as people with Down’s syndrome being mere likely to become infected, on account of one gene being on chromosome 21).

        That’s it. No claims about the origin of the Wuhan virus, one way or another, or about the utility of such results for the design of germ warfare agents.

        Even if Wuhan virus 1.0 is less likely to infect Ashkenazi Jewish or East Asian people, at a minimum the prediction would need to be tested for Ashkenazi Jewish people in the United States or Israel, or for people in China, Taiwan, Singapore, South Korea, Japan, etc. The claims could easily turn out to be completely wrong.

        I don’t know whether there’s been any attempt to test such claims—and good luck to any researcher trying to use official statistics on infections, hospitalizations, or deaths from any of these places.

        In particular, official statistics from China are believed by virtually no one. Taken at face value, they show hardly any infections, hospitalizations, or deaths since the initial outbreak in and around Wuhan (and most people think they seriously undercount what happened around Wuhan in late 2019-early 2020).

        In *The Real Anthony Fauci,* RFK, Jr., occasionally seems to take official Chinese statistics at face value. There is no good reason for him to do so; he clearly recognizes how lousy official US statistics have been. It might just be that if you go by official “COVID-19” statistics from different countries, the United States has done worse than any other country. He definitely doesn’t mind using this pattern against Dr. Fauci.

        Even if the Bat Lady and her crew at the Wuhan Institute of Virology were aiming at a bioweapon that would be less likely to hit Chinese people and more likely to hit, say, Americans not of East Asian descent, it’s doubtful they’d gotten very far along in the, umm, design process before the virus escaped from the lab.

        I saw that just now, and was so happy! He doesn’t have a snowball’s chance in hell of being elected president, but I was very happy to hear that he is pushing back against the antisemitism charge. We need a LOT fewer antisemites in this world, and if he isn’t one, good.

        retiredcantbefired in reply to Leslie Eastman. | July 16, 2023 at 8:30 pm

        I could have posted a link to RFK, Jr.’s tweet yesterday afternoon. I found the tweet shortly after reading the two stinkbombs from the New York Post (and I realize, rereading Ms. Eastman’s article, that at least one had been mentioned there as “fartnews.”) I did extract the pubmed link from the tweet.

        But I had a distinct feeling that I was the wrong person to link that tweet—that doing so would lead to its being angrily dismissed here.

        What strikes me as a reasonable take on the entire disgraceful affair is here:

        If RFK, Jr., didn’t already know to maintain maximum distance from people who write for page 6 of the New York Post, he surely knows it now.

Roberto Kennedy Jr. and Diane Feinstein got into a power-patronage squabble over land use in the Mojave desert. It was more vicious than the quote from NYT’s article lets on. One of the Fresno-Bakersfield newspapers followed the story pretty closely, but I can’t find the archives.

Kennedy figured he could muscle in on Feinstein’s turf – her pet desert projects. She was paying off patronage debts to the Sierra Club and other radical land-grab groups. Kennedy, following in his family’s footsteps, was a grifter first, then lawyer, and last but not least, a phony protector of the public good.

Dec. 21, 2009

“This is arguably the best solar land in the world, and Senator Feinstein shouldn’t be allowed to take this land off the table without a proper and scientific environmental review,” said Robert F. Kennedy Jr., the environmentalist and a partner with a venture capital firm that invested in a solar developer called BrightSource Energy. In September, BrightSource canceled a large project in the monument area.”

Beto O’Rourke tried to clone the R. Kennedy charm but ended up with only the Grift.

    Tiki in reply to Tiki. | July 15, 2023 at 6:51 pm

    The following is the original text of the NYT article and more revealing than the updated and whitewashed text.

    Mrs. Feinstein heads the Senate subcommittee that oversees the budget of the Interior Department, giving her substantial clout over that agency, which manages the government’s landholdings. Her intervention in the Mojave means it will be more difficult for California utilities to achieve a goal, set by the state, of obtaining a third of their electricity from renewable sources by 2020; projects in the monument area could have supplied a substantial portion of that power.

    […] On Thursday, Mrs. Feinstein introduced legislation to provide a 30 percent tax credit to developers that consolidate degraded private land for solar projects.

    […] “I strongly believe that conservation, renewable energy development and recreation can and must co-exist in the California desert,” Mrs. Feinstein said in a statement.


    The article highlights how dissapointed and upset union officials and developers and environmentalists are with Dear Leader Feinstein. It’s all a confidence grift to make Feinstein appear a thoughtful, objective, middle roader. The reality is she’s selling the job to the highest bidder – of which RFK Jr. can’t compete. He thought the project would be delivered up on silver platter.

    *consolidate degraded private land.

    Calling it degraded is a sure way to steal grazing farm land. My dad was a western-states farm boy, he told me it was something like 100 acre per head at minimum to raise up cattle.

According to sociologist Joseph R. Gusfield, a popular route to public power is
1. Discover a new “public problem.”
2. Take ownership of it.

The public problem would have previously been an unremarkable personal moral failing.

Anybody raised before the respective new public problems were established in the public culture learns to keep quiet about the fact that we got along just fine before the hysteria.

Mandatory space blankets for everyone! And gov’t brain-washed harpies screaming at the non-compliant “I’m not paying for your skin cancer” …

RFK Jr is the biggest climate disaster believer around

And he will take your guns

retiredcantbefired | July 18, 2023 at 10:29 am

Just saw the same garbage from the NY Post regurgitated on Townhall today.

I wouldn’t vote for RFK, Jr., and I’m not worried about any Republicans voting for him.

But if he pulls down enough votes in the Democratic primaries to embarrass Joe Biden or To Be Named Later, where’s the harm in that?