Back in the eighties, I thought it’d be fun to get a group of conservatives together and publicize a “Tachometer to Tyranny”. It’d have basically been a gauge of some sort that would represent the consensus of a number of conservative thinkers about the speed at which the world was driving towards one-world dictatorship.
Of course it would have been a biased indicator! That was the point!
It was, of course, a response to the “Bulletin of Atomic Scientists'” “Doomsday Clock”, which was prominently on display during the eighties as a barometer (to mix my gauges) of lefty opinion about the state of the world.
The minute hand of the famous Doomsday Clock will be moved at 3pm this afternoon, for the first time in two years.
The timepiece in New York conveys how close humanity is to catastrophic destruction, which is represented by midnight.
I’m wondering if the media – which cover every “adjustment” of the clock with breathless, unquestioning credulity – ever asked themselves “why was it that the “Bulletin’s” “scientists” became the most pants-wettingly depressed about Ronald Reagan’s actions – the very actions that made it possible to adjust the clock “backwards” shortly after his administration?
Oh, that’s right. Must not question them; the science is settled.