Curtis Dahlgren
June 16, 2014
From hope to "change" to "It's almost too late"?
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By Curtis Dahlgren

"The world sinks into ruin; all things are perishing except our sins; these alone flourish." – St. Jerome, 340-420 A.D. (from my 5/27/14 column)

WE CAN'T "SAVE THE PLANET" WITHOUT SAVING AMERICA (and ourselves). Anarchy, war, and economic instability are bigger threats to the planet than all the "global warming" scenarios combined. So often you hear people say – even conservatives – "What can I do about it?" Well, I'll tell you what you can "do" about it.

The establishment Left says "Think globally; act locally," but I can go them one better: "Act individually; think universally – as in save the Universe."

Have you ever written letters to your local newspapers, called a talk show, or put a bumper sticker on your car to let the public know that the sheeple haven't all been hypnotized yet? The frogs in the kettle are being slowly warmed, not the planet! Haven't figured out what you can do to stop the madness? How hard have you been trying? It wasn't "the end of the world" in the 5th century, but it was the end of Rome, and as Jerome said it is true of us today: "It is our sins that have made the barbarians strong."

If you have friends or neighbors who used to vote Democrat, they are ripe for the reaching. Ninety-some percent of Democrats say that the party has moved farther left than ever before. Many of them don't like it, so stand up and speak out while you still can. Here's an example of a letter I wrote to a local newspaper:

They promised change. Well, change is in the air, but it doesn't smell sweet; it doesn't feel right; it "don't look good" if you know what I mean. I'm not talking about change of climate but social engineering. We're talking political correctness here from academe and the media. They think we're stupid and will always toe The Line, let the facts be damned.

Like rumors and gossip, there are always two sides to every issue. However, freedom of conscience is slowly going the way of the dodo bird. Someone said recently that traditional Faith is becoming "socially unacceptable" and that the era ob being a believing Christian openly is [almost] over. Already we can be forced to buy "insurance" and abortion pills for other people – under the threat of prosecution by the IRS. The way things are going, the Feds may soon be telling your pastor whom he must marry or face a discrimination suit, if not criminal penalties. The definition of marriage will probably keep expanding too. The social engineers are already working on that, and it'll never end (nothing will "satisfy" the agents of change 'til Kingdom come).

By the way, the word matrimony has to do with motherhood. The word fetus is the Latin word for "offspring" or the bringing forth of young. Etymologically, abortion translates – literally – "being born badly." The true "believers" in social engineering can only hope to change Webster's dictionary when they get to Utopia (which means, of course, NO PLACE)!

BTW, a recent Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel editorial claimed that "meeting the new standard [on power plants] does not mean ruining the economy or sharp spikes in electricity costs. Oh no? Candidate Oboma promised that electric bills would be skyrocketing (no pun intended). Raising energy costs is the worst thing Uncle Sam could possibly do to the middle class, especially those who work for companies that use a lot of electricity. However, he doesn't care. The new like-it-or-lump it rules on coal plants, closing many, is simply a back-door play to get the same results as direct carbon taxes – without even asking our congressional representatives for Advise and Consent! The White House ultimately wants $100 billion per year transferred from us to third world countries through taxes and cap-and-trade.

And climate has nothing to do with all this! It is simply politics-in-the-extreme by fiat!

The June 9th USA TODAY page one headline said: "Retiring coal plants won't do much to clear air." An article on page 1B said that, to meet the EPA goals, we would probably have to close a hundred power plants. And for what? This proverbial planet is no warmer today than it was about 15 years ago, and actually cooler than the 1930s! The ice on Lake Superior finally went away in mid-June this year. Old-timers that I talked to had never seen such a cold winter up there in their entire lives. And yet, the mainstream media talk as if man-made global warming is a de facto item for tomorrow's history books. The trick in P.R. is not in convincing you necessarily, but in convincing a lot of people that a lot of OTHER people believe the tale, the fairy tale.

In other words, the social engineers just want you to THINK we're seeing global warming, and that's the thing that frosts me. No pun intended.

P.S. If you want to know what the world would be like without America, see the new D' Souza movie that just premiered. That reminds me; I could say a thing or two about the situation in the Middle East and Afghanistan, etc.

Don't get me started.

© Curtis Dahlgren

 

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Curtis Dahlgren

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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