The establishment Swamp of globalists, tax-funded climate alarmists, socialists, and others erupted into a frenzy of unhinged outrage and apoplectic fury after President Donald Trump announced the U.S. withdrawal from the illegal and unratified United Nations Paris Agreement on “climate change.” Some of the most unhinged voices claimed Trump's move would destroy the planet and was tantamount to a war on America or humanity. From Obama and foreign rulers to crony capitalists and UN bureaucrats, the seething anger is clearly intense. And a full day after the president announced his historic decision to reclaim U.S. sovereignty, protect the Constitution, unlock domestic energy supplies, and reinvigorate America's economy, the Swamp's hysterical panic is still growing more extreme.
It is easy to see why the Swamp is losing its collective marbles over Trump's decision. Even after the globalist establishment and its institutions, including the pseudo-“mainstream” media, put all their combined credibility on the line, most Americans still do not even believe in their discredited global-warming theory — much less in the totalitarian, anti-American pseudo-solutions. And that means the jig may well be up for their deception. Indeed, if the climate “hoax,” as Trump has called it, finally collapses completely, it may be close to impossible for the establishment and its propaganda organs to be taken seriously by the public again for the foreseeable future. And so, the Swamp is metaphorically doubling down on a metaphorical busted flush.
Of course, among reputable scientists, Republicans, taxpayers, workers, climate realists, patriots, constitutionalists, conservatives, libertarians, and everyday Americans concerned with jobs and rising prices, Trump's historic decision was greeted with widespread celebration. As the full impact of the move begins to sink in, that will undoubtedly grow. Trump supporters have been busy ridiculing alarmists and their attacks on the president. And fortunately for Americans and humanity, some foreign governments wedded to the man-made global-warming theory (or at least the totalitarian policies underpinned by it) vowed not to renegotiate the UN “climate” regime in response to the U.S. withdrawal. As Trump put it in his speech announcing the decision, “that's fine.”
But for the Swamp, it is now a no-holds barred fight. Consider Obama, whose administration was largely responsible for the pseudo-treaty. Sounding like a petulant child despite being warned repeatedly that his illegal climate schemes would not stand, the former president lashed out at Trump with blatant falsehoods. “The nations [governments and tyrants] that remain in the Paris agreement will be the nations that reap the benefits in jobs and industries created,” he claimed, as if jobs and “industries” reliant on taxpayer support to exist were desirable or productive. Of course, without the U.S. tax money for the Green Climate (slush) Fund, the UN scheme is practically dead already anyway, as multiple governments and regimes made clear at the UN summit.
Obama also tried to put a smiley face on it all, suggesting some state and local governments would be willing to cripple their own economies and impoverish their own constituents to prop up his UN scheme. “Even in the absence of American leadership; even as this administration joins a small handful of nations that reject the future; I’m confident that our states, cities, and businesses will step up and do even more to lead the way, and help protect for future generations the one planet we’ve got,” Obama claimed, sounding delusional to more sober-minded analysts. A handful of fringe left-wing politicians at the state and local level did claim they would stand by the UN scheme, but if they do, the jurisdictions they rule will suffer tremendously as businesses and taxpayers flee to friendlier regions.
The Soros-funded AstroTurf movement created by Obama, Organizing for Action (OFA), was even more unhinged. In a mass e-mail to the group signed by former Obama White House Communications Director Jen Psaki, the organization claimed Trump's decision was “devastating.” She pretended, first of all, that Obama's unconstitutional promises to the UN and its member regimes — promises that were never ratified by the Senate, approved by Congress, or authorized by the Constitution — needed to be kept. In reality, Obama never had any authority to make such promises to begin with, and adhering to them would have only compounded the error. Still, Psaki and OFA promised that the “fight isn't over yet.”
“Any way you slice it, pulling out of Paris is the wrong move,” Psaki continued for OFA, claiming it was bad for jobs, the climate, health, safety, air, national security, water, the U.S. “relationship” with the world, children, and so on. “Thanks to Paris, united worldwide progress on climate change isn't theoretical anymore. Nearly every other country in the world is formally on board, with plans to make serious cuts in carbon pollution in the coming decades.” Even Big Business and Big Oil supported the scheme, the OFA activist said after years of falsely claiming opposition to their scheming was coming from oil companies.
But there were many lies and deceptions in the screed that were largely representative of the broader Swamp's reaction. Of course, as all scientists know, CO2 is not “pollution,” it is the “gas of life,” and no matter how many times Swamp creatures and the increasingly irrelevant media repeat the lie, it will still be a lie. The fact that Third World dictators signed up to a scheme under which they would do nothing except keep their victims in poverty and collect welfare checks from U.S. taxpayers, meanwhile, is hardly impressive — regardless of whether Psaki and other alarmists dishonestly conflate those tyrants with the countries they oppress.
Indeed, most of the establishment's propaganda organs joined in the dishonesty, labeling as “pollution” the essential-to-life gas CO2 — literally exhaled by every person on earth in every breath. The press, ranging from the New York Times and the Washington Post to CNN and the networks, claimed other “countries” were upset about Trump's decision. In reality, the regimes ruling over those countries — many of them brutal totalitarians and mass murderers — were simply upset that the stream of U.S. tax funding to their corrupt governments was set to dry up. To claim that “countries” signed up is absurd.
Unsurprisingly, Al Gore, the discredited climate profiteer whose prophecies of doom have repeatedly proven to be completely wrong, was also apoplectic at the news of Trump's decision. “Removing the United States from the Paris agreement is a reckless and indefensible action,” fumed the former vice president, widely ridiculed as a key “cult” leader for his role pushing the climate alarmism despite the growing amounts of evidence discrediting it. “It undermines America’s standing in the world and threatens to damage humanity’s ability to solve the climate crisis in time.”
Former Secretary of State John Kerry was even more unhinged, claiming Trump's decision “may be the most self-defeating action in American history” and “one of the most shameful any president has made.” “Those of us who have spent a lifetime fighting on this issue know that America pulling out of Paris will not only result in lost leadership, it will also result in lost momentum,” he warned, perhaps forgetting that, until the early 1980s, the supposed “issue” was alleged man-made global cooling that was set to start a new ice age, even according to Obama Science Czar John Holdren.
Kerry, sounding like a false prophet of doom standing on the corner with a sign warning of that the “End is Near,” also warned that if humanity does not do what he said, terrible apocalyptic scenarios await. Among the disasters Kerry listed that will afflict humanity if it refuses to repent of its carbon emission sins: “stronger storms, longer and more intense droughts, more wildfires, more strains on agriculture and fishing, a swell of climate refugees, and, as military brass has been warning for years, intensified conflict around the world.” Similar predictions have been made for generations, and they have consistently been proven completely wrong.
Big Business, Big Oil, and crony capitalists feeding at the taxpayer trough such as Elon Musk, a self-styled “entrepreneur” whose business models always depend on tax money, also expressed fury. Musk even put out a note on social media saying “climate change is real” and vowing to withdraw from a few symbolic presidential councils he had been put on. In response, he was widely ridiculed, including by U.S. Senators, for his phony outrage and his use of a CO2-spewing private jet. Indeed, it has been reported that he uses his luxurious private jet to fly to Washington to lobby for even more of your tax money to support his crony companies.
Perhaps the most unhinged reaction of all — and that is saying something — came from billionaire crony capitalist Tom Steyer, who stood to make big profits from his investments in tax-funded “green” schemes in addition to his coal investments overseas. He was quoted in media reports saying Trump was “committing a traitorous act of war against the American people.” Of course, the majority of the American people do not even believe in the discredited man-made warming theory, much less in the draconian pseudo-solutions demanded by the UN and its largely autocratic membership roster. So, in reality, Trump is simply obeying the Constitution and doing what he promised voters by canceling the illegal UN scheme.
In the days and weeks ahead, Americans and Trump will continue to be subjected to a barrage of unhinged hate and dishonest propaganda from the Swamp and its increasingly fringe media organs. However, many years of that propaganda were unable to convince enough American voters to fall for the scam, as evidenced by Trump's election on a platform of canceling the UN scheme. In response to the growing stream of fake news and the constant attacks from the establishment, Americans should redouble their efforts to expose the climate scam and oppose the UN's globalist agenda.
Photo of protesters outside White House, June 1, 2017: AP Images