If anyone wonders why many Americans are shaking teabags at the American titled classes, their catered academies of arts and sciences and their lapdog elite politicians like Delaware grandee Mike Castle, look no further than today’s fetid festivities at the Heinz headquarters in Pittsburgh.
Here, among covens of climate cranks and weather bores crowding around the bowl for the 16th Annual Heinz Foundation prizes, Teresa Heinz Kerry continues her “bubble, bubble…toil and trouble” anti-business debauch with her hapless former husband’s money.
She’s made a list and she’s checking it twice for any disqualifying glint of evidence that any Heinz award candidate might harbor any of the pro-growth views that got John Heinz elected or made possible the fortune that she inherited from him and delivered after his death on a perfumed bed to John Kerry and the Democrats.
Although in the early years an occasional David Packard or Andrew Grove would sneak by to win, presumably because of a residual Heinz influence, the choices for the hundred thousand dollar prizes got worse and worse as the decades passed. Millions of dollars of recent awards have gone to the most laurelled anti-growth, anti-chemical, anti-energy and anti-life forces on the planet: the “Population Bomb” Ehrlichs of Stanford, the gangrenous Obama Science Advisor John Holdren of Harvard, or today’s winners such as UN Nobelist weather warlock Michael Oppenheimer of Princeton, Erhlich collaborator Gretchen Daily of Stanford, and Elizabeth Kolbert of the New Yorker’s climatological fever swamps. Look for prizes next year for “End of Nature” Bill McKibben, “Green Jobs” Van Jones, and Angela Jolie.
Teresa Heinz is a leading symbol and protagonist of a sinister sellout of America’s industrial patrimony, technological leadership and scientific assets to a green movement of deindustrialization, depopulation, and energy suppression. From Harvard and Stanford to MIT and Carnegie Mellon, from the round-tables at Phillips Exeter Academy to science classrooms across the nation, from the Ford Foundation and the Carnegie trust to the mainstream churches, the American establishment has plighted its troth to a green religion based on a spurious science of environmental catastrophe and litigious chemophobia. This superstitious cult has sicklied o’er generations of American youth with morbid fears of useful molecules, bankrupted scores of American chemical companies in an asbestos and PCB potlatch, pushed energy and manufacturing resources massively off-shore, paralyzed much of the US economy, and undermined the future national defense. Now the greens are rapidly converting the precious US asset of venture capital–the ultimate source of between one fifth and one third of GDP and most new technology–into an abject petitioner for government subsidies for CO2 suppression. Virtually every new investment proposal harbors a “green” angle that turns it from a potential economic asset into a government dependent that contributes no net jobs or tax revenues.
The US today faces a global jihad that threatens to destroy American cities, lay waste to our indispensable Mid-Eastern ally Israel, inundate the West with an Islamist population boom, and subvert our economy and constitution. It is a ju-jitsu strategy that uses the resources and technologies of the West against us.
Responding to this multi-faceted threat, the US establishment would have the US cap our energy economy and trade away our technological and military assets in the name of a spurious climate problem fifty years hence–a climate crisis that could become dangerous only if the West destroys its technological and industrial creativity and momentum.
This year’s Heinz awards reflect a national suicide pact. While the US media and establishment may want to burn Christine O’Donnell as a witch, the real threat to reason and science, technology and prosperity comes from the heart of the US establishment itself, where gathering to bring American down are the witches and warlocks of a new pagan cult. The prospects for national revival and respect for real science against the ascendant forces of fearful superstition come from rising Republican Congressional candidates with Tea Party support such as eminent chemist Arthur Robinson in Oregon and Senatorial hopefuls such as the eloquent Marco Rubio in Florida.
It is this new generation of leadership, usurping the prevailing establishment of Heinz award defeatism and surrender, that promises a new era of scientific and technological progress for America.
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