I was once a proponent of it. Then I became increasingly skeptical, especially after watching the leaders of the global warming movement behave in the face of legitimate criticism. Then the left wing leadership focus grouped and came up with a new term: Climate change. Then Al Gore unwittingly exposed the left's strategy of indoctrinating children against their parents. Then I find out some small island nations are trying to force larger nations with industry to send them money based on the fact that someday they will be under the ocean thanks to the evil actions of these carbon polluters.
It had become increasingly clear to me that climate change policy turns out to be less of a scientific debate, as it has become a way to redistribute wealth from those who earn it to those who do not. Any honest debate has become shut down by the leaders on the left. This will always raise a red flag for me.
Well, it turns out that the "leading global warming" scientists have been caught red handed lying! I mean the emails have been leaked. The ones that document the conspiracy by scientists to mislead us about climate change. And it also turns out that the scientists have admitted that these hacked emails are real, it is not a hoax. Well it turns out climate change is a hoax, but the leaked emails are not.
What does all of this mean to you and me? It means that once again, the leadership on the left has been caught red handed creating a web of lies to manipulate their following into supporting it's agenda of re distributive wealth aka Marxism.
Why must they lie all of the time? Why can't the leadership on the left ever be open and honest about their intentions? Why can't they just admit that they are Marxists. That's what re distributive change is. It's Marxism. The same ideology that has killed more people in the 20th century than any idea in history.
What strikes me as ironic about the policies of the new Marxist left , in practice, if they play out as the leaders of the left hope they will, the US will become a full blown fascist nation. A new version of Communism's longtime sworn enemy. It has already become a fascist leaning nation in the past 15 months or so. They are so hell bent on keeping up the appearance of private ownership that they are forgetting what Italy did under Mussolini. The government seized control of private property, but left it's ownership in the hands of private owners. The owners put in the largest amount of capital, but government made the decisions through regulation and arbitrary policies.