Nationally syndicated radio talk show host Mark Levin said that America is being “driven into ... insanity” by “lies” about man’s impact on the climate.
“Our entire way of governing, our entire country...It’s being driven into this insanity over the lies about what man can and cannot do to the planet -- to climate, for crying out loud,” Levin said on his June 5 broadcast.
Here is a transcript of what Levin said:
“And then those of us who remain sane, who reject the groupthink, who embrace the industrial revolution, who embrace the modern lifestyle -- we are looked at as deniers. Deniers.
“It’s like the Middle Ages, truth be told, where the real scientists of the time were pariahs. And so, we the people who see this for what it is -- we’re the pariahs.
“Now we all know what’s really going on here, don’t we? It’s a power grab. It’s a power grab. It amazes me even now -- and you’ll see documentaries, you’ll see public TV, public radio, on and on and on -- how our lives, even day-to-day, have been changed by the left and the environmental statists.
“We have trash, and then we have recycling. Right? Everybody has two trash cans, or one trash can and recycling or something of that sort? I don’t think it does a damn thing. I don’t think it does a damn thing. But it doesn’t much matter. They control our behavior.
“And now we’re literally shutting down industries, we’re putting people out of work, throwing families to the street. We’re regressing in terms of our quality of life because of these crazy fools on the left. Absolute crazy fools on the left. And their power-hungry agenda.”
Levin began his segment with a clip from a 1992 standup routine by comedian George Carlin, which pokes fun at “self-righteous environmentalists.”
“You got people like this around you? The country's full of them now. People walking around all day long, every minute of the day, worried about everything. Worried about the air, worried about the water, worried about the soil...
"The planet has been through a lot worse than us,” Carlin said, citing numerous natural disasters, “and we think some plastic bags and some aluminum cans are going to make a difference? The planet isn’t going anywhere -- we are!”
“Want to know if the planet’s alright? Ask those people in Mexico City or Armenia or a hundred other places buried under thousands of tons of earthquake rubble if they feel like a threat to the planet this week,” Carlin joked.
“I think that seven-minute bit that’s 23 years old does more to expose the left and the environmental statists than anything I can say," Levin said. “It absolutely eviscerates them. And it’s a lot of fun -- I mean, it was hilarious. But substantively, it is so thoroughly true. It’s so thoroughly true.”