Brilliant author Tom Wolfe wrote more than 45 years ago that “the dark night of fascism is always descending in the United States and yet lands only in Europe.” While still relevant to our present times, it’s the sort of observation that can also be applied to a couple of other events playing out in our world today.
First up, global warming. We’ve been hearing the shrill warnings, a constant wave of hysteria for more than three decades. Because of man’s use of fossil fuels, we’ve been told the polar ice caps would melt, glaciers would collapse en masse, snow would stop falling, rising sea levels would flood coastal regions, and droughts and floods would be the rule rather than rare exceptions.
It’s hard to even recall a time when this alarmist or that climatista wasn’t trying to convince the world that we have only eight or 10 or 11 or maybe “zero” years, possibly even less than 100 months, to change our fossil-fuel-burning ways before Gaia would see to it that we begin to suffer and perish.
In fact, we shouldn’t even be here today. In 1989, the Associated Press reported that “a senior U.N. environmental official says entire nations could be wiped off the face of the Earth if the global warming trend is not reversed by the year 2000.”
But as we look around us, and as we review the data, the dark night of global warming that is always descending has never landed.
And it’s unlikely that it ever will. As the science shows, there is no climate emergency.
The enduring-beyond-all-logic climate scare reminds us of the “Get Trump” campaign, which has been claiming for about seven years now that Donald Trump is on the verge of being either: indicted, kicked out of the White House before his term was up, found guilty, imprisoned, or chased from the public square.
How many times did we hear during his four years that “a turning point” or “a tipping point” or “the beginning of the end” of his presidency had been reached? Predictions of him being “done,” of bombshells exploding all around him were reported with a grave seriousness hiding an inner glee for years. To have listened to the media in recent years it was hard not to believe the walls were relentlessly closing in on him and his last days were quickly approaching. Even now, as a former president, the Democrats, the media, and the Never Trump Republicans are sure that the FBI search of his home will be his end.
Yet the dark night has yet to land on Trump.
Meanwhile, President Joe Biden, the Democratic Party, and much of the media want the country to believe that, led by “MAGA Republicans,” the dark night of fascism continues to descend on the U.S. They are partly right. There is a distinct whiff of fascism in the air. But it’s the Democrats who released the stench with their efforts to crush dissent and establish single-party rule over constitutional governing.
— Written by the I&I Editorial Board