Lots of attention has been paid recently to David Suzuki, a prominent Canadian scientist, TV narrator and environmental scold who last week gave a speech at the McGill Business Conference on Sustainability.
The National Post reports:
Toward the end of his speech, Dr. Suzuki said that “we can no longer tolerate what’s going on in Ottawa and Edmonton” and then encouraged attendees to hold politicians to a greater green standard.
“What I would challenge you to do is to put a lot of effort into trying to see whether there’s a legal way of throwing our so-called leaders into jail because what they’re doing is a criminal act,” said Dr. Suzuki, a former board member of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association.
“It’s an intergenerational crime in the face of all the knowledge and science from over 20 years.”
Outrageous, yes, but not all that uncommon — especially this claptrap about speech representing an intergenerational crime. Every week during Sunday morning news chat shows, a 30-second TV spot sponsored by Environmental Defense accuses people who disagree with it of wanting to run over little girls with trains. The charge: not just an intergenerational crime, it’s intergenerational murder, even genocide.
Take a look. The ad runs on on network television. Extremism is going mainstream.
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