I'll start this by simply stating that it seems to me that a great many liberals are thoroughly convinced that anyone who falls politically even slightly right of center must by default ascribe to a general "anti-science" stance. I suspect this belief primarily hinges, at least in regard to the media, on the hotly contested issue of climate change, and the secondary fact that there is indeed a "Creationist" demographic within the Conservative Evangelical fringe. Neither are universal principles, from my perspective, and I must add that out of all of the Conservatives, Republicans, Libertarians, etc., that I'm personally friendly with, a grand total of ZERO could be described as Creationists, anti-science, or what is called "climate deniers".
Climate change, on the other hand, has become such an ideology fueled debate that it has led to leftists freely pairing the concept of belief in climate change with the method of how to fix the problem as one in the same. Thus, if a Conservative even questions a fiscal plan, such as a "carbon tax", the US's involvement in the Paris Accords, or even any plan concocted or statements broadly uttered by any outspoken leftist media science-ideologue, such as Bill Nye, they are mercilessly attacked in the public forum for the heresy of non-belief in the science of climate change.
As a fiscal Conservative, I find the Paris Accords wholly misdirected, and built out of the same Socialist-globalist re-distribution of wealth premise involving the first world, i.e. America and secondarily Europe, paying for the pollutants generated by the second and third world, i.e. China, India, and the continent of Africa. Since most first world countries create far less pollutants than those regions, even if we eliminated our pollutant output 100%, it would only change the global picture by 1% over the next 80 years. So I have come to believe that the ultimate cure for global pollution is the growing middle classes of those nations and regions eventually putting their collective feet down and forcing their governments to clean up their acts. I assure anyone who believes in endless committees and panels, that an angry missive from some faceless EU bureaucrat will do little to force China to do anything but laugh at the audacity and self-importance of these "theorists", while, the voices of 500 million of their own citizens just might do the trick.
It is odd that with all the manufactured "Russo-phobia" that followed in the wake of the 2016 US presidential election, that leftists are still quite enamored with working side-by-side with the Russians and are so smitten with phrases like " the International Space Station", even if space is heavily controlled by the Russians. I guess the appeal of Socialist-Globalist "internationalism", such as embodied in "earth" institutions like the EU and UN, are merely a side show when it comes to fantasy space colonization. One can only assume that leftists expect that the Red Planet will truly be a "Red Planet" - pun intended.
But onto the crux of the Gauntlet's ire and the impetus for this post's creation.
Just something to think about. Till next time.