On Tuesday’s episode of “The Michael Knowles Show,” Knowles talks about President Trump’s speech to the United Nations warning about the dangers of globalism. Video and partial transcript below:
President Trump went to the UN yesterday, and he tackled this issue head on. Because what the Left wants you to believe is that there is a scientific consensus — as though science were made by consensus — that the world is going to end in 10 years. Nobody thinks that. No scientist, not one actual scientist thinks that the human race will be extinct in 10 years, even though that’s what politicians are selling us, even though that’s what half of young voters apparently believe.
Totally unscientific, but what the Left wants you to think is that climate change is [just a] scientific issue. Look, it’s just the science, no politics involved. And hey, coincidentally, because of that science you need to give us higher taxes, redistribution of wealth, reparations for slavery — for some reason that’s in a lot of the Green-New-Deal-like proposals, not sure why, but it is. You need to give us open borders, you need to give us greater international control of government, you need to surrender some of your sovereignty, you need to surrender some of your power when it comes to negotiating trade deals, you need to do all of this because of the science. So what does any of that have to do with science? They say no, no, you just have to, that’s the natural progression. And so the UN is a great place to do this, this is why the UN has led the way talking about global warming. It just coincidentally — the global warming alarmism — achieves all of the UN’s goals for a very long time.
So President Trump goes to the UN and he’s not fooled by this false distinction without a difference. He goes at it head on, and he says, using one term, “globalist,” he sums it all up, and he makes clear the future does not belong to the globalist areas.
TRUMP: The truth is plain to see: If you want freedom, take pride in your country. If you want democracy, hold on to your sovereignty; and if you want peace, love your nation. Wise leaders always put the good of their own people and their own country first. The future does not belong to globalists. The future belongs to patriots, the future belongs to sovereign and independent nations who protect their citizens, respect their neighbors, and honor the differences that make each country special and unique.
Absolutely beautiful, spot on. You know there is a defeater for this whole climate change argument to begin with. What we’re told by the global climate change movement is we’ve got to stop Trump; Trump is destroying the world. That’s what some people have said, even on television, Trump is destroying the world. Yet, they blame Trump for pulling out of the Paris Climate Accord, they said … that’s going to ruin the whole world. A year or two after Trump pulled out of that global climate accord, they looked at the numbers; turned out, the United States not only didn’t put more carbon into the air, it didn’t pollute more than they had previously. The U.S. actually led the world in reducing their carbon emissions even as they pulled out of the global climate accord. Actually, a number of nations, including Western European nations who signed on to the global climate accord, not only didn’t follow what they agreed to, they actually increased their polluting.
So what Trump is saying, a system of free and sovereign nations with self-government is the best way to have a good peaceful future. I mean, that applies apparently, quite literally, to the climate change issue. Because what is the opposite of a free and sovereign nation? You’ve got China: Leftism taken to its logical extreme, an actual communist country, leading the world by many multiples in their pollution. We could all stop polluting tomorrow. We could all just sit and stop breathing and hold our breath, [and] it wouldn’t do anything because China has such a disproportionate effect.
That’s not what it’s about. It’s not about the environment. [It’s about] the globalism, it is the Leftism, it is — use whatever term you want to use. Trump sees that, and for people who say Trump is a dolt, he doesn’t know anything about politics, he doesn’t really know about his opponents to know what he’s doing. That is a sophisticated conclusion to reach, not a lot of people understand that relationship — that climate change hysteria is socialism [through] the backdoor. Not a lot of people have put their finger on it, [but Trump] has. He gets it. He’s speaking very bluntly, and he’s speaking about protecting the country. It’s a beautiful thing.