RUSH: Here is Joseph in Long Island. Great to have you on the program. I'm glad you waited, sir. Welcome. It's great to have you here.
CALLER: Thanks, Rush. Longtime listener, love your show.
RUSH: Thank you.
CALLER: Listen to everything but prefer your show the most by far. I'm in a little quandary regarding an issue with school with my child and I just wanted your opinion on it, if I could give you a little background.
RUSH: Sure, fire away.
CALLER: My daughter's in sixth grade and for her -- I'm a little nervous, so excuse me. My child is in sixth grade, and was shown the Inconvenient Truth last week by Algore in her science class. And I'm having a problem with how to handle it, and what exactly I should do regarding whether I should discuss it with the principal, my feelings about what was done - or if I should do it anonymously. I'm a little worried about repercussions for my child, but --
RUSH: Yeah, that's the common obstacle that every parent has when they found out the kids are being taught things that they don't agree with or don't think they should be taught. You're afraid if you make an issue of it that they'll take it out on your daughter with bad grades.
CALLER: I'm not even worried about the grades as much as being possibly ostracized by the teacher as much. You know, sixth grade, grades are not as important at this level. I just don't want to put any pressure on my child to make her feel different, so to speak. But I'm also trying to teach a lesson here about standing up for what you believe in.
RUSH: All right, let's talk... I've gotta take an obscene profit break here, but you hang on, and we'll talk about that, 'cause I have some ideas I'll run by and see how you feel about them after we get back.
RUSH: And we're back with Joseph in Long Island, whose daughter is in the sixth grade and was shown -- by the school -- Algore's fraud of a global warming movie entitled An Inconvenient Truth.
RUSH: Now, before you go on, I need to ask you some questions here, Joseph. Are you the only parent you know of upset by this?
CALLER: As of now, yes.
CALLER: I told one other parent, and, you know, they seemed to react kind of neutrally. I don't know their opinion on the subject, and their opinion is almost irrelevant.
CALLER: The issue is, you know, to show one side of the story and not the opposing view.
RUSH: What about your daughter? What does she think on her own?
CALLER: Well, she's been doing a lot of studies regarding climate change and stuff and, I'm loosely involved in trying to show her that there's other possibilities as far as earth and what may be causing any of the change that we're having. I think she's kind of on the fence not sure what to believe. I'm very careful not to force what I think upon her. My whole goal with her is to have her think independently and not just accept what I think or anyone else and to challenge it and dig for the truth as best you can. So she's not fully in agreement, certainly, with that movie or man-made climate change.
RUSH: Well, it won't be long before she does, because you're gonna be the only countervailing view she hears.
CALLER: Well, which gives me no choice. I mean, if I'm right, which is why I have to step in, which I don't like to do.
RUSH: But, see, that's the thing.
CALLER: It's a child. They don't know any better.
RUSH: If you go to the school, the odds are that everybody in that school is as closed-minded about this as anybody else is.
RUSH: They're in education to indoctrinate your daughter, not teach her.
RUSH: In fact, I have a story. Let me find this. I've got a story about the teachers union head in Chicago. Here it is. Listen to this. This is what you're up against. "Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis wants schools to teach social justice, not 'consumerism,' she said in a video. Lewis spoke about ways to avoid 'consumerist' messages while teaching subjects typically seen as apolitical, like math....
"'You want to talk about organizing? You want to talk about social justice?' the Chicago union leader asked. 'People always talk about how that there’s no political and values in math, that you can teach math without a place for social justice,'" but you can. She says you can teach social justice in math, and she goes on to explain how to do it. So they have politicized education, and they are being openly honest about their intention. Social justice is nothing but socialism.
That's all social justice is, and she's admitting that they want to indoctrinate the students, not educate them. My guess is that the people at your school, from the principal on down -- and there are gonna be exceptions to this; it's not everybody. The vast majority of them believe global warming is happening just because they believe it. It's all they've been taught, and Algore to them is as close to a singular authority god as you can get on this. So I don't think you're going to persuade them.
CALLER: Well, I'm not looking to change their minds on what they believe. My issue is you showing this documentary or mockumentary, whatever you want to call it, with no opposing view of the other side, and that's the part I found unacceptable.
RUSH: There is no opposing side. I guess what I'm trying to say is, if you went to the teacher, if you went to the principal and you say, "Look, you want to play Gore's movie, fine, but where's the other point of view?" they'll tell you there isn't one.
CALLER: Well, that's why I printed Lord Moncton's 35 Inconvenient Truths, and I wanted to present that to them, 'cause it's fantastic.
RUSH: "Bought and paid for by the oil industry," they'll tell you.
CALLER: Oh, Rush. That's ridiculous.
RUSH: No, no. No, no, no. Wait, wait, You cannot reach these people using standard logic with the facts in evidence. That's not why they believe what they believe.
RUSH: They don't believe global warming because they intellectually believe it. It is a cause.
RUSH: It's not an educational issue; it's a cause. What you have to work on is your daughter.
CALLER: Of course. And that's what I'm trying to do with pulling out certain facts and such. I mean, just, for example, with the polar bears. She told me how the other kids in her class reacted to when they saw the polar bear swimming and stuff, which was deemed basically untrue, and they weren't told the fact that there's more polar bears now than there were in 1940. You know, they weren't given that fact. So a kid walks away from seeing that and thinks, "Oh, my God! Polar bears are dying."
RUSH: Let me give you another fact. Now, you're the parent of a sixth grader, but let me ask you how this would go over. Let me tell you something. You know, I've started writing children's books for this very reason, Joseph. And it's a challenge. My age-group is 10 to 13.
CALLER: I bought your book, by the way, for my daughter. She hasn't finished it yet, though, so... (chuckles) She's reading it.
RUSH: Well, cool. Thank you. There's no question that I'm on a mission here to counter what they're being taught, but it's a real delicate thing to do it. I need to ask you, if you were to tell your daughter...? I'm gonna give you a truth here. If you were to tell your daughter that every picture that she saw in that movie of a polar bear on a very small piece of ice or glacier was faked and fraudulent, does she have the ability to process that and believe it?
RUSH: If you her father, tell her that?
CALLER: Yes, I believe she does. She's a very intelligent child.
RUSH: Well, it happens to be true. Gore is knowingly using photographs knowingly taken to mislead, by photographers. That picture is made to go with the notion that it's getting so hot that the ice at the North Pole is melting, and the picture of the polar bear on that ice is supposed to convey to the young skull full of mush that we're killing the polar bears, 'cause, "That's his home! That's his house! Once that melts, he's gonna die," and, of course, that's not true.
CALLER: And it works well. You know, when they target children, it works well, obviously, and how do we control that? It's a difficult thing.
RUSH: That's why I'm asking you if your daughter is mature enough to accept facts.
RUSH: I mean, the fact here is that a polar bear can swim 60 miles. The pictures were faked. You said it yourself. There are more polar bears than ever. In fact, the Arctic has more ice now than it's had in a long, long time. It's not melting. Everything they're saying is a lie. Everything! Algore even sold his failed TV network to Al Jazeera, which is oil-based. I mean, here's a guy who has based his career in environmentalism on the evils of Big Oil and how they are single-handedly responsible for climate change and global warming. He starts this network, Current TV; it bombs. He sells it to the oil-rich sheiks of Qatar! They own Al Jazeera. He sold out to Big Oil, took his profits from the very enemies he claims are destroying the planet.
RUSH: The man's a total hypocrite on this. Now, I know your daughter's probably not old enough to be able to process all of that, but you are.
CALLER: Yes, absolutely.
RUSH: It is a serious, serious thing, because kids today are being lied to about the founding of the country. They're being lied to about it.
RUSH: What's happening to your daughter is that it's subtle at her age, but part and parcel of showing her that film is to have her and others in her class end up accepting responsibility. One of the things that's happened as a result of this movie is kids have seen it, and have gone home and started bitching at their parents and blaming them for destroying the polar bears. "Mom, look what you and dad have done! I am not gonna behave irresponsibly like you have!" Kids have gone home and criticized their parents and yelled at 'em.
RUSH: Because the movie makes them think that their parents -- the adults -- are driving these beast cars and destroying the planet, and the kids don't want the planet destroyed, "Mom, you've gotta stop!" And the parents, who don't want their kids to hate them, then go out and start doing things to make the kids happy. It's a snowball process.
CALLER: Many of the children on Long Island and even in the schools have been influenced to believe that Sandy was caused by man-made climate change when nothing is further than the truth. We've had much worst storms in the past. They haven't been taught about the hurricane of 1938. Here we have Sandy, you know, and we have Governor Cuomo coming down and blaming it all on climate change.
RUSH: Yeah. Well, there's good news here. The polling data is showing now that a growing majority of people don't believe this, and that's why the educators -- I'm sorry, the liberals -- in the schools are doubling down on their efforts to propagandize the students like your daughter.
CALLER: Yes. I was stunned that a seven-year-old piece like this was shown in the class. Really. Maybe if it was shown five years ago --
RUSH: Seven-year-old piece? I mean, it's the gospel, Joseph.
RUSH: It's the gospel.
CALLER: For sure.
RUSH: For this movement.
CALLER: The thing is, I can't give up and say, "Well, what I'm gonna do? You know, there's times to make a stand," especially with the children being involved.
RUSH: Look, raising your child is your business, and I do not have any. All I have are nephews and nieces, but I'll just tell you that if one of my little nephews and nieces is wrong about something and I know they're wrong, I tell them. I don't give 'em a chance to be open-minded and be wrong. I tell them. I don't get in their face and point fingers. I just say, "Open-mindedness is great, but coming to the wrong conclusion isn't."
At 10, 13, 15 years old, they're in the formative years. This is the best chance you're gonna have until life experiences take over for them. I appreciate your dilemma. I hear it all the time. Parents constantly disagree with the propaganda their kids are being hit with. But they feel powerless, just like you do. You go to the school, if it's in high school, they worry about the grade, junior high school.
In your case, elementary school, they're worried about the teachers are just gonna be mean to your daughter, treated her second class student 'cause of her nutcase dad, which you don't want. So there's no question it's a dilemma. But this is where you gotta take over and pick up slack if it's that interesting to you. I gotta run. I appreciate, Joseph, the phone call.
RUSH: Since the subject has been broached, a couple more things here on this whole global warming hoax. It is genuinely, truly important that you parents get this right, because it is one of the primary vehicles used to inculcate your kids into becoming state-supporting, good little liberals. It is crucial. It's crucial to raising kids that are pending self-reliant, able to take care of themselves. That's learning how to deal with failure.
When you have a bunch of kids who have never been allowed to fall because of the pain, they're gonna be scared to death of doing anything that has any degree of risk. And, as such, they're never gonna accomplish anything, really. And at worse, they're gonna end up being totally dependent on some outside institution to take care of 'em. More than likely, the government. This global warming hoax is one of the building blocks for young people to become good card-carrying liberals.
Now, John Hinderaker, Power Line, has a good post over the weekend about global warming. Do you know what climate alarmism is based on? Climate change/global warming alarmism, do you know what it is based on? It's based on one thing: Climate models. It is not based on empirical evidence. It "is not based on empirical observation." It is not based on real data.
The entire theory of global warming -- and I am not exaggerating -- is rooted in computer models predicting the future 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 100 years down the road. And that is it. And the computer models are put together by biased scientists who have a financial interest in producing an outcome that their donors want. A computer model is only as good as the data that's put into it. The whole global warming movement "is entirely predicated on computer models that are manipulated to generate predictions of significant global warming as a result of increased concentrations of CO2."
There is no scientific evidence backing it up. It is all a supposition that they use the computer models to back up. Then they go and get a picture of polar bear on a small, little piece of ice. They present this fraudulent picture as evidence of ice melting at the North Pole, and when that ice melts that polar bear is gonna die! And a little kid is gonna believe that because a little kid doesn't know a polar bear can swim 60 miles.
A little kid doesn't know that that piece of ice is where the polar bear goes to take a vacation. The polar bear is there vegging. The polar bears seek out these little ice floes just to take a break. And they be they jump off, see a fish, bam! They jump off, go get it, and come back. And it's true there are more polar bears today than in the last 10, 15 years. There's no truth to any of this alarmism. The models that are put together obey the input of the people that create the model.
By the way, the left uses economic models the same way. The Congressional Budget Office will use economic models to project what something is going to do in the future tax-wise. The only thing they have to go on is the data Congress gives them. It's all a hoax. But the thing that gets me is, there is no empirical data past or present that's utilized in these predictions of global warming. The models do not accurately predict the past.
The hockey stick thing that the guy at Penn State came up with to show what the Medieval Warming period was? It's totally made up, as the e-mails from the University of East Anglia fortunately illustrate. The models do not account for many features of the present climate. Again, this concept may be a little bit hard for kid to understand. But it's all also rooted in the belief that whatever was going on 15 years ago is the normal for planet Earth.
And they just made that up! They just decided that the average high and low, whatever the climate circumstances were 15 years, was "normal." So anything that happens from 15 years ago is bad because we're not holding at normal, and ideally we would hold at normal or reduce. But the earth is always changing; t's never constant. The whole thing is such a bogus hoax.