Trump Makes Disturbing Connection: Racists and Climate Deniers
March 15, 2016
Know Your Meme:
Godwin’s Law is an internet adage that is derived from one of the earliest bits of Usenet wisdoms, which goes “if you mention Adolf Hitler or Nazis within a discussion thread, you’ve automatically ended whatever discussion you were taking part in.”
When I first named this blog and the eponymous video series, I was told not to use “denier” in referring to climate deniers – because the connection to Neo-nazi holocaust denial might upset someone. Now of course, everyone uses the D-word, because experience shows – it fits.
“Real” journalists are well trained to ignore this particular gorilla, but I’ve made the point many times that there is a large cross over between climate deniers and racists. One thing we can thank Donald Trump for is making that very, very, clear.
I report. You decide:
The well known Climate denier who calls himself “Steven Goddard” is a rabid Trump supporter.
Here, examination of climate denier Ted Cruz’s admiration for Jesse Helms, one of the 20th century’s greatest champions of segregation and racism.
Below, Colin Powell urges the GOP to knock off both racism and climate denial.
When I attended the Heartland Climate Denial conference in 2012, Lord Monckton, still in his heyday, made birtherism a major focus of his presentation, the crowd, including a prominent GOP congressman, cheered wildly. (about 4 minutes in)
UPDATE: I’d be remiss if i did not include Samantha Bee’s commentary on Ted Cruz, and the circle of homophobes he surrounds himself with.