I had originally planned to ask a question of you today. Consider it a bit of mental homework if you will: Why doesn't anyone ask "Why?" these days?
It seems that intellectual curiosity is on the wane. Far too many otherwise intelligent people lack this one vital part of their thinking process. The Ancient Thinkers had this quality, and for a long while, their teachings of this timeless question were always present in our modern society. Indeed, I would propose that our modern societies were built upon the answers to their intellectual curiosity.
However, this recognition of ageless truths seems to be in decline for reasons I have yet to fathom. Our educational system relies less and less on teaching children how to learn and tends to focus instead on whatever socially popular theories are currently floating about. The emphasis appears to me to be misplaced: hard truth, that which has remained constant throughout our recorded history, is discarded in favor of consensus.
Nowhere is this more evident than in science classes. Studies of the laws of physics has been displaced in recent years with what I'd call "consensus science." In this strange, new discipline, long-held accurate descriptions of the world around us and the various physical laws that guide it take a back seat to a form of crowdsourcing wherein an organized group of scientists are paid to agree on an erroneous, yet-to-be-proven theory, and this is promoted as a fact.
I'm old enough to remember what was called the "Scientific Method" of research. It was and remains basic and easy to grasp: the first step was to observe a phenomenon, the second step was to experiment based upon the results of the observation to test the validity of the observation to see if the results could be duplicated. Simple enough.
However, there is a trend these days to forward outrageous theories that not so long ago would have gotten you laughed out of the bar. If you said that the human race had the capability of affecting the climate of the whole planet, you would have rightly been considered on the edge of sanity. Yet, this preposterous idea is the foundation for a worldwide movement today called "environmentalism."
Granted, it has taken us a while to begin to question this premise, but question it we have. And those of us who have dared to question something that we know innately to be false have been excoriated, denigrated, and called any and every name you can think of. That this is so proves that those who are advancing this hoax is proof enough that their entire movement is bullshit.
But I digress. I'd almost forgotten how to do that.
In this unholy marriage of "science" and politics, the environmental movement has become the shiny new face of an ancient enemy, Totalitarianism (or Communism or Progressivism). In the following video from Trevor Loudon's site, Lord Christopher Monkton examines this movement and its attempt to impose a One World Government on us in the name of Goddess Mother Earth. Entitled Lord Monkton on Agenda 21 and Environmental Marxism, it's well worth your time to view.
If Agenda 21 rings a bell, it's because I've written about it before here. I would recommend that you read that post and watch the accompanying video if you're unfamiliar with it.
Anyway, back to my original question. Here's a video of someone who has the intellectual curiosity to ask "Why?" and the capacity to understand the answer.
Bless you, Lord Monkton. The world needs more men like you.