Crazy NY Times Op-Ed Claims Conservative 'Science Deniers' Will Cause Next Holocaust
The New York Times has recently shown they have no problem tossing obvious anti-Jewish bias into their content. However in a Sunday Review op-ed published by the liberal newspaper, Yale professor Timothy Snyder decided that it was appropriate to suggest that climate change will cause the next Holocaust. Snyder begins his article by suggesting the atrocities committed by Nazi Germany were “a war on resources,” and that this war will be repeated by countries dealing with the effects of climate change. He also suggested that “science deniers” were the root of the genocide.
The Holocaust may seem a distant horror whose lessons have already been learned. But sadly, the anxieties of our own era could once again give rise to scapegoats and imagined enemies, while contemporary environmental stresses could encourage new variations on Hitler’s ideas, especially in countries anxious about feeding their growing populations or maintaining a rising standard of living.
The quest for German domination was premised on the denial of science. Hitler’s alternative to science was the idea of Lebensraum. Germany needed an Eastern European empire because only conquest, and not agricultural technology, offered the hope of feeding the German people. In Hitler’s “Second Book,” which was composed in 1928 and not published until after his death, he insisted that hunger would outstrip crop improvements and that all “the scientific methods of land management” had already failed. No conceivable improvement would allow Germans to be fed “from their own land and territory,” he claimed. Hitler specifically — and wrongly — denied that irrigation, hybrids and fertilizers could change the relationship between people and land.
Of course this comparison is directed toward those who are skeptical of the effect climate change is having on the environment. Liberal proponents of the phenomena seek to “settle” the issue so they can paint any who disagree with them as a coalition of radicals who refuse to acknowledge basic science. After setting such a premise, Snyder goes on to detail how such genocide will happen. He poses several scenarios of countries being unable to peacefully acquire enough agricultural land to properly care for their citizens, and decides that they will all lead to Nazi-like takeovers and mass murder. And again he reminds us this is all because of those who "deny science," meaning global warming skeptics are essentially the rebirth of Adolph Hitler.