Besides his obvious affinity for plagiarism, it should be no surprise that Joe Biden stole his ideas for dealing with climate change. He couldn’t possibly have any of his own. He doesn’t have anywhere near the background or, to be honest, the intelligence to comprehend the necessary physics and chemistry. He could barely make it through law school (without plagiarizing). And, all apologies to attorneys, a Ph.D. in physics or chemistry is somewhat more of a heavy lift than an LLD.
Undoubtedly it was the former vice president’s staff that placed the stolen material in the unwitting candidate’s hands. (One can only wonder how long this clueless crew will last.) But they weren’t alone, I would wager. The process was probably similar to virtually every other politician in our government with a very few exceptions, like Rand Paul, who is an ophthalmologist and we can assume made it through a number of upper-level science courses. The rest of our pols are simply relying on what others tell them and, even more, of course, what’s popular—the very opposite of science.
Nevertheless, the myriad Democratic presidential aspirants are all busy trying to out-green each other, oblivious to the actual situation on that ground known as Earth. Facts don’t matter. Armageddon is twelve years away or, in Biden’s case (or his “researchers”), coming to us by 2050. I wonder if any of them have read anything by Denmark’s Bjorn Lomborg—a longtime genuine climate researcher—who wrote in the New York Post only last week:
Ever notice how, in the last decade or so, we quietly stopped just having storms and started having “extreme weather events”? It feels like no temperature drop or seasonal downpour is too small for the media to slap a scary name on it and issue minute-by-minute warnings. Well, now some news outlets and campaigners are trying to do the exact same thing for climate change itself.
“Global warming” isn’t scary enough to push through the expensive bills campaigners want. Instead of “climate change,” The Guardian has now decided to call it “climate emergency.” And the British newspaper isn’t alone: Democratic presidential candidates including Beto O’Rourke and Kamala Harris use similar language, as does Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
What the Democratic candidates are doing is exploiting climate for political gain and actually hurting the environment in the process, not to mention the economy. Not only is their approach anti-science, but it is also a dumbing down of our culture, especially our all-too-gullible young people who already have had their brains drilled by a ridiculously biased educational system.
The candidates and everybody else—especially AOC—might want to have a look at another Lomborg column in the Australian: “A mountain of money won’t change the climate.”
As for plagiarism, as a professional writer for fifty years, you can assume I’m not very fond of it. I would rather flunk my Wasserman test than vote for Joe Biden—or listen to a word he says for that matter. In fact, I won’t listen to or read the words of any plagiarist (like that creep on the Scarborough show and the historians Doris Kearns Goodwin and Stephen Ambrose) for even one minute. It’s an unforgivable sin for me.
But on the general subject, the great (not LATE) Tom Lehrer had the last word in his immortal “Lobachevsky.” (Click and play, if you haven’t heard it. And if you have, I know you will want to hear it again. Who wouldn’t?)
Plagiarize, Let no one else’s work evade your eyes, Remember why the good lord made your eyes, So don’t shade your eyes, But plagiarize, plagiarize, plagiarize – Only be sure always to call it please “research.”
Roger L. Simon — co-founder and CEO emeritus of PJ Media — is an award-winning author and an Academy Award-nominated screenwriter. He hopes you will be looking out for his new novel, which will be coming soon.