Jun 12 2012
Long title, but lots of disturbing incidents have been occurring in this country recently. Apparently in the State of Oregon free thought and free speech are now under attack from The State – bringing the apt comparison to Islamo Fascism and their usual approach to debate (i.e., destroy the dissenters). Read this story and wonder how this ever happened in America:
We learned over the weekend that chemist Nickolas Drapela, PhD has been summarily fired from his position as a “Senior Instructor” in the Department of Chemistry. The department chairman Richard Carter told him that he was fired but would not provide any reason. Subsequent attempts to extract a reason from the OSU administration have been stonewalled. Drapela appears to have been highly competent and well-liked by his students. Some have even taken up the fight to have him reinstated.
What could possibly have provoked the OSU administration to take precipitous action against one of their academics who has been on their staff for ten years, just bought a house in Corvallis, and has four young children (one with severe medical problems)? Dr. Drapela is an outspoken critic of the theory of Anthropogenic Global Warming, the official religion of the State of Oregon, the Oregon Democratic Party, and Governor John Kitzhaber.
Five years ago, Oregon State Climatologist George Taylor went around quietly saying that he was not a believer. Then Governor Ted Kulongoski and many faculty at OSU including Dr. Jane Lubchenco made life impossible for Taylor, and he retired. (Lubchenco is now head of NOAA in the Obama administration.)
A purge is in process in Oregon, led by self-proclaimed champions of ‘open minds‘. These actions cannot go unchallenged or without investigation. It proves again that the panderers of human-driven global warming are truly losing the scientific debate, and have moved onto methods more akin to power-mad Nazi’s and Eastern European Communists. The fact is, this family has a dire need for health care, and those in government who disagreed with this man’s legitimate views – and him voicing those views – have put one of their children at dire risk:
I’m not sure how I will support my family at this point. We just bought a house in Corvallis. I have four kids, one of whom has a rare, blood disorder and requires regular trips to Doernbecher’s Children’s Hospital for treatment. Now we will be without health insurance.”
This family should become the poster family for Romney and the GOP. They should be held up as an example of the two-faced lies pushed by the Democrats and Liberals. Romney and the GOP could do to the national left what Walker did to the Wisconsin left by simply exposing the tyranny behind the small minds and uninformed positions of liberalism.
Global Warming is not happening because of human generated CO2 – that much is CRYSTAL CLEAR from the data. CO2 is rising but temperatures (both land and air) have stopped rising, as have sea levels. Since we know the Earth has warmed since the Little Ice Age, and human’s have experienced times as warm or warmer (i.e., The Mediaval Warming and Roman Warm Periods), and since we can correlate what sparse temperature records we have clearly to solar and ocean circulation cycles, it has become a moot point regarding CO2 as the driver behind temperature.
So what is all this about? Why destroy a family in Oregon? This is why, and it is something everyone must watch and pass on:
There is another effort afoot to control humanity, to destroy the individual and replace them with The State. And I believe the American People understand this, and that is why we have seen the rise of the Tea Party and the political implosion by the left since 2010.
The left forgets that Americans are doggedly independent. When given the choice between a challenging life created by their own toil, sweat and decisions or a life of begging for government handouts, We The People always reject the gilded cage. For all their siren song about fairness and making the rich pay, the left simply use that PR crap as a way to gain wealth for themselves, and live out the pathetic existence of faux moral superiority.
It sickens me to see this family destroyed by petty and inferior minds holding positions of power. This family did nothing but have a strong voice in opposition to leftist theories. Theories weak and broken under the scrutiny of the scientific method. And for this crime of speaking to petty power, their livelihood – and yes one of their own lives – is now at risk.
The State must be stopped. This crime must be exposed and the criminals brought to justice. We either save America for our children, or we let it die with a whimper. Some strong elections can end this madness without resorting to this kind of oppression. Through voting, we can right these wrongs.
Now we just have to see if Romney and GOP can turn this incident into a rallying cry for freedom, or if they drop the ball on this as they have other opportunities to actually make a stand We The People can applaud.
BTW, also checkout this second post by JoNova regarding the UN’s agenda 21 – an effort to destroy the essence of America and the free world.