Originally posted December 9, 2016.
Donald Trump has signaled that he will not bow to political correctness when it comes to his cabinet appointments. An emerging backlash from the left seeks to challenge Trump’s nominee for the head of the EPA, Scott Pruitt, who currently serves as the Attorney General of Oklahoma. Progressives are anxious about Pruitt’s stances on climate change science and coal, among other things. Pat Buchanan writes that Trump could be leading a revolution far beyond Reagan’s.
The wailing and keening over the choice of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the EPA appears to be a lead indicator of a coming revolution far beyond Reagan’s.
“Trump Taps Climate Skeptic For Top Environmental Post,” said The Wall Street Journal. “Climate Change Denial,” bawled a disbelieving New York Times, which urged the Senate to put Pruitt in a “dust bin.”
Clearly, though his victory was narrow, Donald Trump remains contemptuous of political correctness and defiant of liberal ideology.
For environmentalism, as conservative scholar Robert Nisbet wrote in 1982, is more than the “most important social movement” of the 20th century. It is a militant and dogmatic faith that burns heretics.
“Environmentalism is well on its way to becoming the third great wave of redemptive struggle in Western history,” wrote Nisbet, “the first being Christianity, the second modern socialism.” In picking a “climate denier” to head EPA, Trump is rejecting revealed truth.
Yet, as with his choices of Steve Bannon as White House strategist and Sen. Jeff Sessions as attorney general, he has shown himself to be an unapologetic apostate to liberal orthodoxy.
Indeed, with his presidency, we may be entering a post-liberal era.
Here Tucker Carlson picks apart Erin Schrode, an opponent of the Pruitt pick for EPA.