At the first noozepaper I ever worked at, the editor was straight out of journalism school. I didn’t know, at that time, that J-school softens your brain.
Every week he wrote his column, and every week he called for “change.” America has got to “change.” This has gotta change, that has gotta change. And although he proudly said he was a socialist, he never did get around to saying how anything ought to change or what, precisely, kind of change was needed. To read his columns, you’d think America was just this pretty awful place, nothing good about it. He had a good job, a nice apartment, a new car–not bad for someone just out of college. But that was many years before college made you unemployable.
It’s not such a terrible place and it does not need any of those “fundamental transformations” so dear to leftids’ hearts… if they have hearts.
But the word this week was not “change,” but “ACTION,” preferably in all caps. ACTION must be taken! Mostly on “Climate Change.” (Again, I apologize for all the quotation marks. When writing about 100% pure crapola, their use is unavoidable.)
Well, what ACTION do they mean? What ACTION will control the sun’s energy output and activity, the movements of tectonic plates, and other vast natural forces that determine “climate,” many of which are yet to be discovered, let alone understood? How will government stripping us of our liberties and taking away our toilet paper stop the “climate” of a living planet from constantly changing? I put “climate” in quotes because there’s no such thing as a global climate, unless you’re on the moon or some other dead world. Hmm… That couldn’t be what they’re after in the long run, could it? A dead world? But C.S. Lewis thought so.
Does it matter if it does any good or not, as long as it’s ACTION? But then failure has never been a reason for leftids not to embrace a policy or philosophy. The more socialism fails, the more intensely they believe in it. The more communism fails, the more passionately they desire it. So any ACTION that hurts people will probably be okay with them.
But no action, no change, would benefit us half as much as the extinction of the Democrat Party.