RUSH: Okay, folks, the world's gonna end tomorrow, so does any of this matter? The rapture is tomorrow. Got it right here. Right here, TIME Magazine, who earlier this week gave us the explanations and the reasons why powerful men plant their seed all over the place. TIME Magazine now: "Apocalypse Now? Harold Camping Says the World Ends Tomorrow (But He's Said That Before)" Women and minorities hardest hit.
RUSH: This from TIME Magazine: "In a comfortable office, Bible placed firmly atop his lap, 89-year-old Harold Camping is preaching with utter certainty about the end of the world. 'May 21, 2011, is the day of judgment.'" By the way, if tomorrow is judgment day, if the rapture does happen tomorrow, I don't know what that does to the Obama campaign. I'm not sure if that will end the Obama campaign or not, people have been asking me, "Rush, if the world ends tomorrow, does that mean the Obama campaign ends?" That remains to be seen. "Harold Camping says with conviction, in a YouTube video posted last year. 'It is the day that ends all gospel salvation activity ... It is the most important day by a billion times than any other day the world has ever known.' On that day, Camping estimates roughly 207 million people, or about 3% of the world's population, will be plucked from the earth," they will be saved. "What will follow is five months of earthquakes and other calamities until the world officially ends on Oct. 21 of this year."
Now, I saw this, I said, this is a dead ringer for the global warming movement. This is exactly how these people are portraying it, end of the world and we're destroying the planet, sounds a lot like the global warming warnings that we've gotten over the last 20 years. The warmers believe that up to one-third of the species on earth are about to die. Michael Crichton had a great analogy once, a great comparison to the global warming crowd and religious believers. The similarities. There was a Garden of Eden. There is sin. There's destruction. There's a rapture. There's all of this, even though the global warming people claim not to have a religion. But TIME Magazine is having a lot of fun here mocking these Christians. But are they any more deluded than the people who believe so devoutly in manmade global warming? As I say, these comparisons are fascinating, global warming and these end of the earth guys, it's almost identical.
RUSH: Speaking of global warming, the New York Daily News had a story, this is from last summer, and just surfacing here from our archives. Just to put some of this stuff in perspective. Last summer, "Documents released Friday by the Nixon Presidential Library show members of President Richard Nixon's inner circle discussing the possibilities of global warming more than 30 years ago." Daniel Patrick Moynihan walked into Nixon's office and told him that we're going nuts producing carbon dioxide, the world's temperature the next 30 to 50 years could rise by seven degrees, we're gonna have sea levels going nuts, parts of America in 30 years will be underwater. Nixon was told this, documents just released. Again, this story is from last summer, from the Nixon library.
"Adviser Daniel Patrick Moynihan, notable as a Democrat in the administration, urged the administration to initiate a worldwide system of monitoring carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, decades before the issue of global warming came to the public's attention. There is widespread agreement that carbon dioxide content will rise 25 percent by 2000, Moynihan wrote in a September 1969 memo. 'This could increase the average temperature near the earth's surface by seven degrees by the year 2000,' he wrote. 'This, in turn, could raise the level of the sea by ten feet. Good-bye New York. Good-bye Washington, for that matter.'" Nixon was warned that New York and Washington would be underwater because of carbon dioxide, in 1970. What a hoax. What a fraud. And look how it ensnared all kinds of people.
Five years later is when Newsweek is doing its cover on the coming ice age,1975. Moynihan was Nixon's counselor for urban affairs from January of 1969 through December of 1970. I mean, if anything, we know that the earth's temperature by 2000 had not risen seven degrees Fahrenheit and New York and Washington were not underwater and not even close. None of it was true.
RUSH: This could be the last Open Line Friday, what with the rapture tomorrow. You never know. It's out there. This same preacher made the same prediction back in 1994, and the preacher's church is worth a lot of money. The last figure I saw, the church is worth $72 million, which is not bad, you know, for a one-room church. (interruption) No, I have to go to a party. I've got a giant weekend party. I've gotta go to a wedding. I gotta go to a rehearsal dinner and then the wedding, and the wedding aftermath, and then the reception, and then the aftermath of the reception, and well, there might not be... the wedding is scheduled at 4:30 tomorrow, so it is nip and tuck as to whether or not there will be a wedding. But if there is, we'll be there, we'll be in position to attend it.