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DAVIDSON: The Green New Dealers & Environmental Romantic History

The Left has bought into long-standing myths about both North American history and ecology.

Jeff Davidson

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Above 90% of U.S. community water systems comply with all published standards of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Between 1990 and 2018, air quality has improved, with carbon monoxide decreasing 74%, ground level ozone falling 21%, and lead dropping 82% since 2010. Americans annually plant close to 1.6 billion trees, of which are managed by forest product companies.

Are Joe Biden, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Bernie Sanders, and the rest of the Green New Dealers and the Paris Climate Agreement advocates aware of such developments? Or have they bought into long-standing myths about both North American history and ecology? Misunderstanding how societies developed and how their people lived, however, often leads to erroneous assertions about how present-day society ought to be managed.

Erroneous Conclusions from Misinformation

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Annually, 40,000+ scientific journals publish more than one million new articles. “The number of scientific articles and journals published worldwide is starting to confuse researchers, overwhelm the quality-control systems of science, encourage fraud, and distort the dissemination of important findings,” remarked New York Times science journalist William J. Broad. And that was in 1988! Misinformation has become a major impediment to social progress.

What we understand to be historical realities are often subtle if not outright distortions of the truth. Predictably, the volume of contradictory information and the associated discrepancies it spawns is rising.

In this ‘politically correct’ era, pseudo-historians dispense misinformation in the form of “feel-good history,” a term referred to by historian Dr. Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., in his enduring book, The Disuniting of America.

“Feel Good History” is Not History

Feel-good history is a narrative designed to accent or embellish the nature or accomplishments of select groups for purposes other than conveying what historical records objectively reveal. Such accounts cloud the accuracy of historical accounts, presenting events in ways that might be false or be partial depictions of what occurred.

American history, in particular, has become one of the most maligned of the historical disciplines. Do misinformed or overzealous teachers and professors have the right to overturn decades of research and analysis in the quest to present their version of “the untold, untaught side of American history?”

Consider common beliefs about Native American populations. Evidence is mounting that Europeans pre-dated them in North America, but that is the subject of a different article, another time. Many people today contend that the arrival of Europeans from 1492 was co-terminus with the introduction of disease to native populations.

The Europeans did bring with them diseases, such as smallpox, which proved to be more deadly to North Americans than it was to Europeans. By no means were Native Americans free of disease beforehand.

Karl Reinhard, Ph.D., a prominent pathologist, observed that, “Native Americans had already accumulated quite a spectrum of parasitic diseases before the Europeans arrived. Take the Incas. We’re looking at no less than three species of lice, not to mention different varieties of fleas, tapeworms, hookworms, the works.”

Environmental Balance as Romantic History

Many people have been led to believe that Native American cultures were superior in interacting with one another and in maintaining a harmonious balance with the environment. This view is naive at best and classically demonstrative of the perils of misinformation.

Archeologists are finding that since the dawn of civilization, no society has fully grasped what is necessary to live in harmony with its environment and for its people to live in peace with one another. Before human occupation, forests, not deserts and barren plain, covered the uplands of Arizona and New Mexico.

Some 700 years before Columbus’ arrival in the Western Hemisphere, the mighty Mayan civilization, with a population of 200,000 in what is now Mexico and Central America, fell into ruin following human-caused depletion of the rainforests, heavy soil erosion, and internal warfare.

Through their deforestation of the area, the cliff-dwellers of Mesa Verde, for example, with their elaborate wooden structures, at the site of present day Mesa Verde National Park in Arizona, may have sealed the ecological fate of their region for all the centuries that have followed.

Unfounded Assertions Galore

In the Eastern U.S., the Cherokee removed such large swaths of forest along riverbanks – areas now carefully protected by environmental legislation – that arriving Europeans thought there were no trees. As Dr. Charles Redman, an anthropologist at Arizona State University, observed that notions of any primordial paradise or assertions of pre-European societies being skilled environmentalists are erroneous.

So, are leftist educators justified in making unfounded assertions about the origins, nature, and achievements of ethnic groups who they feel have been slighted by “Eurocentric” versions of history? Not at all.

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New Ultra-Woke ‘Monopoly’ Pits White Privilege against Race to Wipe Out White People and Capitalism

A new ultra-woke Monopoly-styled game called “Blacks & Whites” sends gamers into attacks on “white privilege.”

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A new ultra-woke Monopoly-styled game called “Blacks & Whites” sends gamers into attacks on “white privilege” and gets them using race to destroy capitalism.

The game is an updated version o a 1970’s Monopoly ripoff that is being sold as the “Blacks & Whites: 50th Anniversary Edition.” The game’s description claims that race is “crucial to the player’s success in the game.”

The game purports to show that blacks can’t make it in the U.S.A. and the rules are stacked against black players.

According to The Blaze:

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A Thursday report from Wired’s Sebastian Skov Andersen succinctly sums up the game: “a ‘socially conscious’ tabletop game about privilege and inequity in real estate and American society.”

Never Sad, the duo made up of made up of black comedian Nehemiah Markos and white comedian Jed Feiman, received permission from the original game’s creator, the late Dr. Robert Sommer.

Sommer, an internationally renowned professor and psychologist at the University of California-Davis, originally crafted the game because he was “struck by how unrealistic” Monopoly was, the Wired report explained.

“In Monopoly, everyone starts out with the same amount of money,” he previously said. “That certainly doesn’t fit the real world. … I decided to change the rules and introduce disadvantaged players.”

The game pushes its “white privilege” lies by giving white players a million dollars to start out with, but black players only get ten thousand. From there, black players find costs to be prohibitive while white players can spend at will and still come out ahead. Black players constantly face the threat of jail while white players succeed.

A recent ad for the game warns, “Watch out for greedy white people or you may go bankrupt!”

“Capitalism and racism are inextricable!” one of the players, portrayed by Markos, responds during the ad.

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A new ultra-woke Monopoly-styled game called “Blacks & Whites” sends gamers into attacks on “white privilege” and gets them using race to destroy capitalism. The game is an updated version o a 1970’s Monopoly ripoff that is being sold as the “Blacks & Whites: 50th Anniversary Edition.” The game’s description claims that race is “crucial to the player’s success in the game.” The game purports to show that blacks can’t make it in the U.S.A. and the rules are stacked against black players. According to The Blaze: A Thursday report from Wired’s Sebastian Skov Andersen succinctly sums up the game: “a ‘socially conscious’ tabletop game about privilege and inequity in real estate and American society.” Never Sad, the duo made up of made up of black comedian Nehemiah Markos and white comedian Jed Feiman, received permission from the original game’s creator, the late Dr. Robert Sommer. Sommer, an internationally renowned professor and psychologist at the University of California-Davis, originally crafted the game because he was “struck by how unrealistic” Monopoly was, the Wired report explained. “In Monopoly, everyone starts out with the same amount of money,” he previously said. “That certainly doesn’t fit the real world. … I decided to change the rules and introduce disadvantaged players.” The game pushes its “white privilege” lies by giving white players a million dollars to start out with, but black players only get ten thousand. From there, black players find costs to be prohibitive while white players can spend at will and still come out ahead. Black players constantly face the threat of jail while white players succeed. A recent ad for the game warns, “Watch out for greedy white people or you may go bankrupt!” “Capitalism and racism are inextricable!” one of the players, portrayed by Markos, responds during the ad. https://youtu.be/-bfDEwHO9AM…

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Sen. Marco Rubio Introduces Bill to Hold Corporations to Account for Leftist Woke Policies

Marco Rubio has introduced a bill that would hold leftist corporations accountable for interfering in the legislative actions of the states.

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Florida Senator Marco Rubio has introduced a bill that would hold leftist corporations accountable for interfering in the legislative actions of the states.

As Real Clear Politics’ Alfredo Ortiz explained, “In an effort to appease liberal lawmakers who threaten them with punitive regulations, corporations have increasingly been wading into divisive political issues to advocate for Democratic Party priorities.”

For instance, you had the NBA, NCAA, and other sports refusing to hold games in states that have enacted conservative laws. Or, in another example, many corporations banded together to enact economic warfare against the state of Georgia for enacting voting reform laws. The news is filled with examples like this.

Many Americans are getting sick and tired of these left-wingers abusing their economic power to push extremist, un-American, left-wing political causes on us, forcing us all to live by them no matter what we want, no matter who we elect, and no matter what laws we support.

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But Rubio is looking for ways to eliminate these attacks on our country.

As Ortiz explains:

Entitled CEOs shouldn’t be allowed to run roughshod over the interests of their shareholders, who are often vulnerable retirees and ordinary Americans who depend on strong stock performances and dividends to maintain their quality of life. Keep in mind that around 43% of the stock market is owned by those aged 65 and older, and most middle-class families have savings in the stock market. In other words, companies’ woke politics don’t only risk the savings of hedge fund millionaires.

Sen. Rubio’s bill empowers shareholders to protect themselves from woke CEOs by eliminating barriers preventing them from suing companies for prioritizing politics over profits. The bill requires executives to justify their political actions with concrete rationale for how their moves help the business. No longer will companies be able to get away with political virtue signaling based on gauzy or generic claims that their political preferences are best for the company. Corporate executives will think twice before they enter the political fray to further their political ambitions.

The Mind Your Own Business Act marks a significant step in the growing wokelash. Given the widespread opposition to corporate political interference and the detrimental impact it has on ordinary Americans, it won’t be the last.

Exactly right.

It’s time to end this economic warfare.

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Florida Senator Marco Rubio has introduced a bill that would hold leftist corporations accountable for interfering in the legislative actions of the states. As Real Clear Politics’ Alfredo Ortiz explained, “In an effort to appease liberal lawmakers who threaten them with punitive regulations, corporations have increasingly been wading into divisive political issues to advocate for Democratic Party priorities.” For instance, you had the NBA, NCAA, and other sports refusing to hold games in states that have enacted conservative laws. Or, in another example, many corporations banded together to enact economic warfare against the state of Georgia for enacting voting reform laws. The news is filled with examples like this. Many Americans are getting sick and tired of these left-wingers abusing their economic power to push extremist, un-American, left-wing political causes on us, forcing us all to live by them no matter what we want, no matter who we elect, and no matter what laws we support. But Rubio is looking for ways to eliminate these attacks on our country. As Ortiz explains: Entitled CEOs shouldn’t be allowed to run roughshod over the interests of their shareholders, who are often vulnerable retirees and ordinary Americans who depend on strong stock performances and dividends to maintain their quality of life. Keep in mind that around 43% of the stock market is owned by those aged 65 and older, and most middle-class families have savings in the stock market. In other words, companies’ woke politics don’t only risk the savings of hedge fund millionaires. Sen. Rubio’s bill empowers shareholders to protect themselves from woke CEOs by eliminating barriers preventing them from suing companies for prioritizing politics over profits. The bill requires executives to justify their political actions with concrete rationale for how their moves help the business. No longer will companies be able…

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