The Two Most Destructive Frauds in History

The Two Most Destructive Frauds in History. By Edward Ring.

It’s getting harder and harder not to abandon faith in the institutions we once regarded as respectable and relied on to keep the country moving. It is harder still to avoid rejecting unequivocally what has become their core governing premises, which seem to be entirely different from what we once believed them to be.

So here goes: the entire “climate crisis” is an opportunistic hoax; the entire “equity” (along with “diversity” and “inclusion”) movement is a corrupt fraud.

As a climate scientist, I can testify that the “climate change” narrative is a hoax due to a known error in the climate models. But the world doesn’t want to know, apparently.

This hoax and this fraud have permeated and overwhelmed every formerly respectable sector of American life, with disastrous consequences we’ve only just begun to feel. …

In the name of staving off climate change, the standard of living of all but the wealthiest Americans is being deliberately reduced by people who are utterly indifferent to the fate of the rest.

This deliberate destruction doesn’t have to be understood as a conspiracy because so much of it is merely the logical response to an open, incessantly trumpeted “consensus” that appears noble in its aspirations but is diabolical in its impact.

It goes something like this: The climate emergency, along with the inequity of white privilege, are existential threats to humanity, and therefore both require a “reset” to put things right.

To make it almost impossible for Americans to unite and stop the destruction of their way of life, in case the sacred and urgent consensus regarding climate and equity isn’t enough, Americans are also trained to hate each other. And that trope, repeated endlessly and everywhere in myriad iterations, goes like this: If you are a member of the heteropatriarchy, you are an oppressor. If you’re not, you’re a victim.

Of course, the entire narrative must be questioned because it’s all a pack of lies.

Every scientist, every climate “expert,” who speaks publicly on climate change is well aware that his career and reputation depends on saying precisely the right thing. Expressing doubt could be costly. Those scientists who do stand up to the “consensus” are typically retired and less vulnerable to having their livelihoods terminated. But these scientists are labeled “deniers” and banned from social media as soon as they develop a following of any consequence. So the mainstream media ignores them unless the purpose is to smear their reputations.

As for “equity,” even black conservatives cannot share basic truths. Intact families with a father and mother are the most reliable guarantor of individual success in life. But if you say this, as the eloquent Larry Elder often does, you are chastised as “the black face of white supremacy.”

According to no less than the Smithsonian Institution, if you have a work ethic, a useful education, if you are punctual, polite, self-reliant, and think rationally, you are giving in to “white dominant culture.” If, on the other hand, you embrace thug culture and commit crimes at a disproportionate rate, your offenses are excused because you are a victim of systemic white racism.

This infantile nonsense — and those examples barely begin to describe it — has been spewed into American culture for at least two generations. It has turned the average voter into a Pavlovian stooge, completely unaware that it’s not white privilege, climate change, or racism that is to blame for the average price of rent to double in the last 12 months or the price of electricity to triple, or the price of food to quadruple in some instances.

Rather, this reset trauma is a logical next step in the consolidation of wealth and power in America into the hands of a few hundred billionaires.

Major problems and their obvious solutions, that our elites claim are unacceptable:

  • We have expensive energy. The rational solution is to develop more oil and gas, along with nuclear power.
  • We’re having a drought. The rational solution is to increase the supply of water by collecting storm runoff in new reservoirs and aquifers, desalinate water from the ocean, and recycle wastewater.
  • We have a food crisis. Irrigate more crops with the enhanced water supply, let cattle graze in the forests, and build more meat processing plants.
  • We have forest fires, and lumber is too expensive. Bring back the timber industry.
  • We have a housing crisis. Abolish the ridiculously overwritten building code requirements, relax the zoning laws that prohibit urban expansion, quit charging criminally high fees for building permits, and deregulate the industries that supply building materials. …

Notice the common thread: the obvious, common sense solutions involve fostering abundance, something Americans used to be good at doing. But the preferred solution to every problem now is to conserve, to restrict, to ration, and to pay higher prices.

When you impose regulatory barriers in the name of sustainability, you don’t merely raise the prices of water, energy, food, and housing. You drive out of business the small competitors that might emerge to serve the demand for these products and services. They don’t have the economies of scale to navigate the regulations, pay the permits, and fight off litigation. Meanwhile, monopolistic multinational corporations with sunk costs and strong balance sheets collect windfall profits because the demand-driven prices they can charge increase far more than their production expenses.

It is impossible to overstate how centralized financial power in America has already become. BlackRock, an investment fund dedicated to the divestment of American fossil fuels, now has over $10 trillion under management. BlackRock is only the biggest of many powerful investment funds promoting “ESG” (short for “environmental, social, and governance,” these are climate change and equity-inspired criteria used to screen investments), with the declared goal of eliminating fossil fuel. Any energy-literate person knows this is impossible. They will not succeed. But they can, and will, make the price of oil and gas prohibitively expensive.

It isn’t just BlackRock and the big hedge funds, however, that have tacitly agreed to turn America into a nation of lords and serfs. With a few heroic exceptions, it’s every individual and company with a billion or more dollars to throw around. …

What to do:

Climate alarmists and equity fanatics must be confronted. If they are sincere, they must be shown how they’ve been lied to. If they are opportunists, they must be held accountable. …

If the people pushing this extreme agenda are not stopped cold — and soon — they will destroy our civilization.