Barack Obama’s eight years of inane proclamations that humanity must solve private interest’s claims of “global climate change” has had one such bit of propaganda taken to court, forcing the release of “unredacted” materials. And it was propaganda. Can you remember the last time a government entity was ordered not to redact a single thing? Neither can I.
Over two years ago the White House website posted a video with the director of the White House Office of Science and Technology (OSTP), John Holdren, claiming that “extreme cold weather across the globe will increase due to “global warming….”
The effects of a new ice age on agriculture and the supportability of large human populations scarcely need elaboration here.” Holdren went on to write that the effects could “generate a tidal wave of proportions unprecedented in recorded history.
The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), through the Information Quality Act (IQA), requested a “correction” to Holdren’s claim based on the fact that the “growing body of evidence” is not supported by evidence, or even a significant number of climate scientists.
The White House Office of Science & Technology refused to issue a “correction” or any evidence to corroborate the “growing body of evidence.”
CEI filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requesting the data behind the “growing body of evidence,” and all taxpayer-paid expenditures associated with producing the video.
The response back to CEI: it was all John Holdren’s “opinion.” Since when should taxpayer’s fund a government employee’s opinion?
CEI took OSTP to court in October 2014, ten months after the video was posted on WhiteHouse.gov.
In February 2016, U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta ruled that OSTP must produce the records since the emails did not involve privileged agency policymaking…
The court ordered the materials released with no redactions.
Upon assuming office, Holdren’s boss, President Obama, and his attorney general, Eric Holder, issued guidance telling agencies not to withhold information just because they can, or based on technicalities, and to err on the side of disclosure, rather than secrecy.
Today we know the president’s promise of operating under a policy of “the most transparent government ever,” was never going to happen.
Some materials ridiculed and disparaged the “contrarian/confusionist community.” A Rutgers “Research Professor,” Jennifer Francis, suggested/recommended the opposition be referred to as agents of “disinformation.” Straight out of the Alinsky playbook, still deftly used by his mentees, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.
Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals, No. 5:
Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon. There is no defense. It’s irritational. It’s infuriating. It also works as a key pressure point to force the enemy into concessions
The documents produced show that in the White House, “one other White House Employee,” (that’s “one” as in 1) urged the propaganda be disseminated.
Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals, No. 11:
If you push a negative hard enough, it will push through and become a positive.
The likeliest explanation for all this is that OSTP’s Polar Vortex video was originally produced and posted not as the personal opinion of the agency’s director, but as an agency project. OSTP sought, and succeeded, in getting widespread news coverage for the film. But once its inaccuracy became clear, the agency invoked the personal opinion excuse as a way of avoiding accountability, and it did its best to maintain that façade even if it meant going through time-consuming and expensive litigation. Read the story here –– there much more detail.
For eight years ‘We The People’ have been fed bald lies and distortions (and yes, we regurgitated them), most carefully crafted by Obama and Hillary Clinton.
Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals, No. 8:
Keep the pressure on. Never let up. Keep trying new things to keep the opposition off balance. As the opposition masters one approach, hit them from the flak with something new.
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