Bill Nye the “science” guy has officially endorsed Obama’s attempts to criminalize and silence dissent. As reported by the Washington Times on Thursday, Mr. Nye recently revealed his vindictive narrow-mindedness against open debate and the free exchange of ideas, enthusiastically supporting the intimidation and prosecution of anyone who expresses an opinion Democrats disagree with in public.
In a newly-released video, Nye refused to condemn the Stalin-like rhetoric of Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who literally thinks global warming skeptics should be prosecuted as war criminals. He then rationalized such Orwellian witch hunts by smearing the victims as being just like Enron or tobacco companies (which committed actual crimes and provably, measurably hurt people), simply for disagreeing.
Mr. Nye asked, “Was it appropriate to jail the guys from Enron? We’ll see what happens. Was it appropriate to jail people from the cigarette industry who insisted that this addictive product was not addictive, and so on?” He insisted, “The introduction of this extreme doubt about climate change is affecting my quality of life as a public citizen, so I can see where people are very concerned about this, and they’re pursuing criminal investigations.” He then further vilified the victims as “leaving the world worse than they found it because they are keeping us from getting to work.”
Translation: Liberal opinions are to be treated as hard fact (despite widespread disagreement among the experts and an overwhelming body of evidence that global warming is an invented fraud), and anyone who reaches a different conclusion is to be hysterically trashed as an enemy of humanity, charged with heresy, and burned at the stake. This blatantly unconstitutional persecution of political opponents (instigated by the Obama administration) is now happening in more than a dozen states, and is a perfect example of why so many people continue comparing Obama’s jaw-droppingly fascist policies to those of despotic dictators like Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin.
This is the conduct of tyrannical, fear-mongering demagogues at war with science, not objective truth-seekers whose ideas can compete on a level playing field. Imagine if it were conservatives who were deeming their own talking points gospel and declaring their agenda so holy and infallible that the constitutional rights of everyone else were now subject to their approval. That is the level of absolute power these maniacal left-wing extremists are now illegally seizing for themselves…at the expense of everything this country has stood for since the moment of its founding.
For the record, this is not the first time these fanatically self-righteous ideologues have tried to intimidate and criminalize disagreement in order to protect their disastrous, time-disproved ideas from legitimate scrutiny. As with the “Fairness” Doctrine, Card-Check, the IRS targeting of conservative groups, the intimidation of insurance companies on Obamacare, the intimidation of farmers, Obama’s war on Fox News, the witch hunt against Christians over homosexuality, the fraudulent prosecution of Obama’s political opponents, and the retaliatory imprisonment of a film-maker on trumped-up charges for criticizing Islam…liberals must constantly silence dissent in order to avoid having a debate on fair terms.
Additionally, as Democrats condescendingly defy the American people at every turn to block the Keystone pipeline, obstruct (and relentlessly lie about) fracking, and obliterate the coal industry, they also utterly trample the will of the people on global warming. The overwhelming majority of Americans rank this issue approximately dead-last among their priorities, and have done so for years.