When you put toxic pollutants into a stream you don’t see the dead fish at the spot, you see them downstream. That is the way all toxic social policies work. You may not realise the mistake until it is very late in the day, maybe even too late.
Affirmative action is the toxic pollutant that was dumped into US policy some decades ago. The violence and arson of the BLM movement represent the dead fish that have come to the surface. Jacques Barzun sounded the warning in 1965 but it was too late.
From the comments, the poison was the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and there that would have worked in partnership with the Great Society welfare reform that destroyed the black/African American family. Did it have the same effect among the lower strata of the white population? Did anyone ever suggest affirmative action for white trash, along the lines of Pauline Hanson’s idea about assistance on the basis of need rather than pigmentation?
In terms of toxins in the stream, let me mention two more [not to mention Keynesian economics and cultural Marxism]. These are the school curriculum reforms of the Rudd Gillard era and the injection of RE into the electric power supply.
On education, it must be fun to adjust the deckchairs on the university Titanic but there is a herd of elephants running wild in the primary school classrooms.
As to RE, contemplate the idea of a gigantic irrigation scheme built without checking on the frequency and duration of droughts in the catchment area!
To spread the word about wind droughts and other RE issues, these are the notes for talk at the Humanist Forum in Sydney last week.
This has been running every Wednesday for 45 years and it provides a drop-in centre for people in the vicinity who don’t have TV or access to a public library to keep warm on winter evenings. It is very much a sample of “people in the street” with scarcely a uni degree or a scientist in the room. There was a surprisingly good Q&A session. I think these ideas can be communicated effectively if the presentation is not derailed by the climate issue and it is not treated as a party political issue.
I also did a Zoom webinar with a group of primary school children, admittedly from families of climate realists, and they were very keen to be Junior Windwatchers!
Also my son came to lunch and set up a Windwatchers Anonymous Facebook page but he went home before we put any content into it. Watch this space!