Dark Ages descend on Oregon

“Portland school board bans climate change-denying materials,” reads headline in Portland Tribune.

A sad day for science.

19 May 2016 – In a move spearheaded by environmentalists, the Portland Public Schools board unanimously approved a resolution aimed at eliminating doubt of climate change and its causes in schools.

“It is unacceptable that we have textbooks in our schools that spread doubt about the human causes and urgency of the crisis,” said Lincoln High School student Gaby Lemieux in board testimony.

The resolution passed Tuesday evening calls for the school district to get rid of textbooks or other materials that cast doubt on whether climate change is occurring and that the activity of human beings is responsible. ”

“A lot of the text materials are kind of thick with the language of doubt, and obviously the science says otherwise,” says Bill Bigelow, a former PPS teacher, who accused the publishing industry of bowing to pressure from fossil fuels companies.

In board testimony, Bigelow  said PPS’ science textbooks are littered with words like might, may and could when talking about climate change.

As I said: A sad day for science.

And a sad day for Portland students, who will grow up ignorant of the truth.
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26 thoughts on “Dark Ages descend on Oregon”

  1. Well I guess Portland needs to have a firing party…I’m not surprised at this though it is a very liberal city…glad this is public knowledge it tells you where to avoid

  2. And that,s how the US is rapidly becoming the old USSR, N. Korea , old communist china and a police state because of muslums. America and the constitution is gone, arm your self now if possible. Millions and Millions already have.

  3. Reminiscent of the RC church’s list of banned books. The school board should hold a public book burning event. Isn’t that the form?

    But not to worry. The truth will out, and soon, I reckon. That will be the greatest lesson of all on not believing anything simply because the majority believes in it.

    • Fahrenheit 451 comes to mind, but once all forms of media have gone over to digital and there’s nothing left in print, they can change whatever they want, or remove it.

  4. ‘thick with the language of doubt’ ‘may, could, might’ – sounds to me that the text books accurately reflect the papers that are claimed to prove AGW.

  5. As I have said before we are in the midst of World War III. Or if you will the war of the Plutocracy whose goal in the U.S. is the de-industrialization and general subordination of the U.S. to its schemes of world rule and dictatorship. I will not say war against the Plutocracy because few have discovered they are committed to such a struggle.

    In this decision you simply see the handiwork of some of the Plutocracy’s minions, a mixture of dupes and agents, working towards the destruction of modern industry through an appeal to a false god, Gaia.

    For those who do not wish to surrender to privation, starvation and tyranny take note that a small portion of the enemy can now be identified supporting this school board decision. I can only ask those in Oregon who oppose this blatant suppression of discussion and, frankly, suppression of the truth, “What are you going to do about this decision?”

  6. All tyrannical orthodoxies of the libcult are eventually required by “law” to be accepted, revered and endlessly parroted as catechisms of the state religion, that religion being Government-Knows Best-In-All-Things. Of course whenever cult “leaders” find it necessary and good (and in their own best interests) those mandatory doxys be jettisoned and those doxys disposed of officially in an instant and without warning and that kind of 180 degree insanity, too, is expected to be accepted and instantly agreed with by all “good” citizens!

    Such narcissistic arrogance and imperious decrees are always a fundamental part of any cult based tyrannical Ruling Class, and the modern libcult is nothing if not a true cult in every sense of the word. Simple-minded declarations like “The time for debate is over” and vicious assaults on the character and decency of anyone who stands in the way of the cult minions in their pursuit of the latest bright and shiny false promises of “perfection” are the only real enemies of the libcult “leaders”.

  7. simple fix, call no confidence vote for entire school board, fire all them now, vote some with at least some reasonable sense, and the superintendents down to the teachers will follow, if, you have a functioning school board. however given the currant apparent status of much of Oregon it is doomed to fail.

  8. Isn’t it interesting that the powers that be and the so called liberals are so narrow minded and wilfully ignorant?
    One might suspect they are possessed by a religious orthodoxy that subordinates all things to the gods of power and money in the name of political correctness.
    Real truth, morality and science have no place in their world.

  9. I feel sorry for these kids. Being forcibly denied the right to question, to seek answers, to find truths for themselves.

    Our culture is rotting from within

  10. I agree with “Bill Begelow” It is a sad day for science and I add, for education. When educators can’t discuss the issues facing our future in a way that allows students to think through data and information then educators have failed their most basic responsibility. School PREPARES one for thinking through a myriad of problems. Climate issues is just one of them.

    I would suggest part of our educational problem in the US where students seem hard pressed to “Problem solve” has found a significant part of it’s cause in this political correct school.

    Additionally, “the science isn’t settled” but is is quit accurate to say that climate changes. Climate has changed, been much warmer and colder in different periods of time since the planet formed as it must because of all the geomagnetic forces causing it to rotate around through a universe, around it’s sun and as it rotates.

    It really is time to put Global warming alarmists into therapy and see if they are even fit to teach, make public policy or are safe enough to be free to walk among us. (this last comment is a bit of fun; But don’t take it too lightly, there is always some reality in humor).

  11. When, in the near future, after “global warming” is exposed as a hoax, can we round up these cretins and burn them at the stake for “global ice age” heresy?

  12. Liberals make NAZIs seem open minded. Oregon school officials allow no free thought. Control of the masses requires control of knowledge. Expect much worse from Sanders. He is nothing other than a closet NAZI. Never forget, NAZIs were and are socialists!

  13. If the Devil wanted to bring the country down, he would have instigated a cult like Liberalism, and there is no doubt it is straight from hell. This is in agreement with Realist. There is going to be some kind of huge upheaval before all is said and done. The only difference between Hitler and Liberals, is that the Libs are doing it from withing, and have made a whale of a lot more progress than old Hitler did. Fiddlin Ferch

  14. I am disgusted … but wouldn’t be at all surprised if this trend spreads. After all we already have states bowing down to Common Core… where if the student can “argue” that 1+2=5 it’s considered “correct”.

    And in case you are not aware of the fact, Obama appointed an education “czar” who is a pedophile who supports “man-boy love”… and teaching grammar school kids how to put condoms on.

  15. Anyone else see the parallels between this action and the prelude to the Scopes Monkey trial? I do. Only this time it’s a cadre of so-called science lovers quashing data that might promote the ability of young minds to think for themselves. So sad.

    • NO! The Scopes Monkey Trial is not a good example. The trial was a publicity stunt staged by the town of Dayton, Tennessee to exploit Tennessee’s law banning the teaching of evolution because the ACLU has promised in newspaper ads to defend any teacher charged under the law. The town fathers knew they could create a spectacular trial , which would attract a large (PAYING) crowd into town, and attract national attention, which it did, and considering the town of Dayton still promotes itself on the basis of the Monkey Trial, nearly a hundred years later, they succeeded spectacularly. If you got what you “know” about the Monkey Trial from the play, Inherit the Wind, forget it. The play is total BS. John Scopes was not convicted, and did not go to jail. Clarence Darrow changed his plea to guilty, he was fined a hundred dollars, which the city fathers who had recruited him promptly paid for him, and then offered him his old job back.

      • One further note on Tennessee’s law banning the teaching of evolution; the law, called the Butler Act, http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/scopes/tennstat.htm made the teaching of evolution a misdemeanor punishable by fines only. It was not repealed until 1967. I was a sophomore in high school in Tennessee in 1966-67, and was taught evolution in high school biology from a state approved textbook by an upstanding, church-going lady who apparently had no problem with it, and was certainly never arrested.

        Aside from all that, Bob’s books indicate evolution, as it is presently taught it probably not really correct anyway, and that is does not work by the process of gradual chance random mutation, and that the accepted scientific view of evolution probably needs considerable revision.

  16. Resolutions of this kind are the last desperate acts of people who are subconsciously losing faith in their climate change religion. If they can just pass more rules and laws in support of their faith, then perhaps they will be able to miraculously make human-caused climate change true once and for all. If they can just erase all questions and skepticism then everyone will have to believe as they do.

    I feel sorry for these misguided souls; their house of cards will collapse soon.

  17. I wonder if I live long enough, I will see them come to my house and physically remove books like my ‘not by fire, but by ice’ book.

    I didn’t think that could be possible in this information age just 10 years ago, I no longer think that; America has become the book animal farm.

  18. Perhaps Portland could also ban all materials referencing Copernicus and the insane notion that the Sun is at the center of our planetary system. After all they jailed DaVinci as a heretic for espousing the same idea. What scientific idea is so sacred that it can’t survive the scrutiny of doubt?
    ” Science is never Settled.”

  19. Burning books now? no greater admitting of the scam of AGW than to destroy books that refute the insane AGW scam.
    Tar and feather the members of the school board.

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