Curtis Dahlgren
Civics for dummies: A view of the State of Everything - from flyover country
By Curtis Dahlgren
August 1, 2015

"This is, I say, the time for all good men not to go to the aid of their party, but to come to the aid of their country." – Eugene McCarthy

PLAIN TRUTHS TRUMP B.S. every time – at least in a free country. However, B.S. is going professional. Dissenting opinions are being shunned and "shamed" – Bill of Rights or no Bill of Rights. And taxpayers are funding a lot of the B.S.; professors of "mass communications" dream up the euphemisms ("choice," climate disruption, and polar vortex – the better to put down gran'maw and other "skeptics" who have no say in the matter anymore).

Then the government pays more of your tax money to P.R. firms to "sell" man-made global warming. Buffalo has ten-foot-high ice piles on August 1st, and conditions on Mars seem to mimic conditions on earth, but it's MY fault for putting gas in my car? As I said last week, my mother had a gift for the effective "dumb" question – 'Where have you been?' – so here are some questions she would have liked:

- Isn't the sun part of the equation?

- Isn't evaporation part of the rain cycle?

- Wouldn't warm water evaporate faster and create more clouds?

- Doesn't evaporation cause cooling? A check on warming?

- Could cold water and snow cause droughts?

- If the planet never got an occasional warm cycle, wouldn't too much of its water supply become tied up as ice and snow at 20,000 feet above the sea? There's no warming on the north slopes up there. I'm just an arborist, but as one geologist put it:

"A 'consensus' that humans are causing global warming, when human experience, geologic data and history, and current cooling can argue otherwise [is ridiculous]. Consensus, as many have said, merely represents the absence of definitive science."

CONCLUSION: government of the dummies, for the dummies?

Bill Bennett wrote, "In living memory, the chief threats to American democracy have come from without: first Nazism and Japanese imperialism, and later, Soviet communism . . The treats we now face are from within. They are more difficult to detect, more insidious: decadence [etc.]." – "The Death of Outrage," 1998)

Insidious is an adjective meaning "treacherous, lying in wait," and is found in the dictionary between 'insincere' and 'insensible.' Decadence means 'deterioration, decay,' and is found between "debt" and "decarbonize" ('to deprive of carbon').

Yes, Mr. Bennett, there's still some "outrage" out there in society, but it's very, very, selective. A lion named Cecil, by far, eclipsed the news coverage given to "another (nameless) boy" in a petri dish at Planned Parenthood. Shoot, the enviro-mentals in the media will do anything to cover up man's inhumanity to man. The ancient pagans prized and protected "wild nature" over the human race ("the lives of black lions matter the most"). Todays greenies complain about domesticated cattle "emissions," but never complain about gas from lions or wildebeests, right? We are coming full-circle, circling the drain. Sigh.

P.S. Primary debates start in a few days. Eugene McCarthy once said, "The function of liberal Republicans is to shoot the wounded after battle."

That word-picture is nothing compared to what happens in the primaries. Bush 41, bless his heart, once accused Reagan of practicing Voodoo. Every four years the GOP candidates take turns dismembering themselves worse than a born-alive baby in a Planned Parenthood clinic. If you missed that story, it's just "old news" to the media. And I've been writing about the subject since before 2008. Search "embryo farming" or, knee-cap & trade "carbon forestry."

PPS: If you've never read my columns on "The Great Mother of the Gods," you could do worse than to go back and find them. The parallels between heathen Gaia worship and modern-day Deep Ecology is nothing short of stunning. I found the info in the 1910 Encyclopaedia Britannica.

Speaking of uncovered stories, I wonder how many sanctuary cities they have in Mexico for Americans seeking to get away from all the madness?

Closing thought: "Hillsdale College does not subscribe to the notion that all books published before 1900 are obsolete." (Russell Kirk)

© Curtis Dahlgren


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Curtis Dahlgren is semi-retired in southern Wisconsin, and is the author of "Massey-Harris 101." His career has had some rough similarities to one of his favorite writers, Ferrar Fenton... (more)


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