Many remember when Bill Nye the “Science Guy” was a pleasant, nostalgic television figure teaching children science in a fun, amusing way. Unfortunately, Bill Nye has recently hopped on the bandwagon and become a public spokesperson for liberal-progressive causes.
In a recent statement to the Los Angeles Times, Nye said, “Climate change deniers, by way of example, are older. It’s generational.” Nye said that he is calling them out with “due respect,” acknowledging that he is a part of the older generation, adding “We’re just going to have to wait for those people to ‘age out,’ as they say,” Nye went on, adding that “age out” is a euphemism for “die.” “But it’ll happen, I guarantee you – that’ll happen.” (via Washington Examiner)
Death may be inevitable, but wisdom is not.
Bill Nye is disregarding all of the wisdom and experience that our elders have to offer us. Instead of thinking that perhaps the differing opinions of our seniors hint of a hard-earned wisdom that they can provide us, Bill Nye just wants to see dissenters to his agenda disappear. It seems he is not interested in civil discourse in an attempt to find the truth.
He previously spoke in a video interview during which he said he was open to criminally prosecuting and issuing jail time to people who disagreed with climate change, saying, “For me, as a taxpayer and voter, the introduction of this extreme doubt about climate change is affecting my quality of life as a public citizen, so I can see where people are very concerned about this, and they’re pursuing criminal investigations…” (via Washington Times)
If he is serious about those sentiments, then he would have to jail the founder of The Weather Channel, John Coleman, an award winning meteorologist who gave a remarkable presentation about how global warming doesn’t exist. In a story we covered about Coleman, he shared with Americans that in actuality, “We are in one of the most stable and beautiful periods of Earth’s climate that we could hope for.” (via YouTube)
Yet we see this constant repetition of messages claiming the exact opposite from people like Bill Nye. They suggest to us that not only is the solution to this supposed problem to give more power to our already colossal government, but that people who even mildly disagree are “deniers,” “conspiracy theorists” and their opinions deserve to be vilified, silenced, and repressed, if not criminally punished.
Climate change is a talking point and major issue for many Americans and Congress. Are the dangers of climate change overblown?
Unfortunately for Bill Nye, the First Amendment prevents the government from prosecuting someone for their speech. The freedom of speech guaranteed U.S. citizens by the Constitution, though frustrating to those who have an agenda they need everyone to buy into, was created for this exact purpose — to protect people from wrongful imprisonment just because someone doesn’t like what they say.
Americans should take note. Nye is just one of the few who seeks to silence climate change deniers.
If this doesn’t raise some red flags about aggressive climate change proponents such as Bill Nye, then I am not sure what will.