Sarah Palin was right. She was ignored by the current crowd in charge of the federal government, but she was right.
Palin suggested last week to President Barack Obama that in light of the Climategate scandal, which threw into doubt the entire empirical and scientific foundation of anthropogenic global warming theory, it would be advisable for the president to boycott the Copenhagen conference on climate change. Above all else, she suggested, America should not commit itself to any of the prescriptions put forth at Copenhagen until a full vetting of the “science” generated by the proponents of AGW had been made by objective sources.
This should not have been a controversial statement, but Palin can’t wake up in the morning without the Left in this country having a collective aneurism. As such, a reasonable suggestion was dismissed as nutty talk from a right-wing fever swamp.
Today, however, Palin looks like a sage – for the Copenhagen conference has devolved, on the eve of Obama’s visit, into a dunghill of America-bashing by the world’s worst villains.
We now present Venezuela’s tyrannical communist dictator Hugo Chavez:
When he said the process in Copenhagen was “not democratic, it is not inclusive, but isn’t that the reality of our world, the world is really and imperial dictatorship…down with imperial dictatorships” he got a rousing round of applause.
When he said there was a “silent and terrible ghost in the room” and that ghost was called capitalism, the applause was deafening.
But then he wound up to his grand conclusion – 20 minutes after his 5 minute speaking time was supposed to have ended and after quoting everyone from Karl Marx to Jesus Christ – “our revolution seeks to help all people…socialism, the other ghost that is probably wandering around this room, that’s the way to save the planet, capitalism is the road to hell….let’s fight against capitalism and make it obey us.” He won a standing ovation.
Chavez wasn’t alone. Robert Mugabe, who has almost single-handedly turned Zimbabwe from the breadbasket of Africa to one of the most hellish kleptocracies on earth, then took the podium:
The anti-capitalist theme was picked up on by Mr Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s veteran President, who is the target of Western sanctions over alleged human rights abuses.
“When these capitalist gods of carbon burp and belch their dangerous emissions, it’s we, the lesser mortals of the developing sphere who gasp and sink and eventually die.”
Being lectured by the likes of Chavez and Mugabe alone ought to be enough to void American participation in the Copenhagen conference; the lack of any truthful scientific evidence to underlie AGW theory notwithstanding. But of course that doesn’t stop this administration from plowing ahead with as many stupid policies to please our enemies as possible. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in Copenhagen bearing gifts of your tax dollars:
The US Secretary of State said the danger of climate change is now “undeniable” and the world must agree a deal in the next 48 hours.
In a move that will widely be seen as grand gesture to force developing countries to sign up to a deal, she said the US would be willing to pay into a global fund of $100 billion per annum by 2020 to help the “most vulnerable” adapt to floods and droughts.
How a government currently running a deficit of some $1.4 trillion and possessed of a national debt burden of over $12 trillion is now going to find the money to contribute some major part of $100 billion per year to Third World dictatorships like Mugabe’s Zimbabwe or dysfunctional sinkholes like Bangladesh, whose president has pooh-poohed the American offer as too small, is a question beyond our ability to answer. What is also largely unanswerable, one surmises, is how Clinton and Obama expect to sell this steaming pile of excrement to (1) the American people and (2) all 60 Democrats in the U.S. Senate, who are already battered and bruised by the wrenching six-month nightmare of Obama’s health care legislation.
Copenhagen is an academic pantomime, a circus for the world’s moonbats and malcontents. The applause given to Chavez for his communist diatribe is also an admission that Copenhagen’s real color isn’t green, it’s red.
Palin knew this, which is one reason why she suggested that Obama stay away. That she was ignored probably informs what color those in charge of our government tend toward as well.