Winter storm Stella was not so stellar. Here in the Big Apple everyone was hunkered down awaiting the winter storm to end all winter storms. I had recalled previous predictions of massive storms that had not happened, so I was skeptical. There’s nothing wrong with being prepared. There’s something wrong with going crazy preparing.
From his perch in Palm Beach Rush Limbaugh offered a few salient comments about it all. A culture that wants us all to become victims—all of us, that is, except for straight white males—is making us weak and dependent. As soon as we are persuaded that we are powerless to effect any outcome in our lives we become more needy and more anxious about whether or not government will bail us out.
Rush stated it thusly:
My point is, whether it’s the snowflakes who are afraid of whatever they hear they disagree with, or people afraid of a weather forecast, literally afraid of a weather forecast, or afraid that government won’t do something to protect them, we’ve created a culture of crisis and fear. And many people believe that they’re not gonna be able to navigate life without government helping them because everybody seems so willing to accept victim status.
Truth be told, there was a paucity of snowflakes in New York yesterday. Perhaps this will make some people skeptical about the dire predictions of civilizational apocalypse coming to us from the environmentalist left. Perhaps it will cause some people to doubt the ability of climate scientists to predict the future. Probably, it will not. It’s called being impervious to facts.
Anyway, Rush points out the obvious:
One hundred million people have been killed by radical, socialist regimes and governments in the history of the world. Climate change hasn’t killed anybody yet, although, have you seen this horrible story in Ethiopia? I’m not making this up. The poverty in Ethiopia is so bad that people don’t dumpster dive; they dive for remnants of food in giant landfills. And there an avalanche of landfill garbage sludge, and people died in it as they were looking for just morsels of food in Ethiopia, in Africa.
And Ethiopia’s economy is said by the Drive-Bys to be burgeoning and growing as Ethiopia seeks to become a regional power. You couldn’t even say that global warming killed those people. Global warming hasn’t killed anybody. It hasn’t killed any polar bears. It hasn’t killed any penguins or any of that. But man, oh, man, are we afraid. College students are afraid of anything that they don’t agree with.
Rush also takes out after the intersectionality crown, the one I wrote about a couple of days ago. He echoes the point, made by William Deresiewicz, Andrew Sullivan and yours truly… namely that political correctness is a religion. And he adds, that once a belief system becomes a religion, it does not deal with facts. It does not lend itself to proof, but only to faith.
In his words:
Because when something becomes a religion, it requires no evidence, it requires no proof, it requires nothing but faith. And therefore you cannot disprove it to the faithful, no matter what you do. And this is a strain of liberalism that is radical, and it’s infected many campuses all across the country.