Ladies and gentlemen, it has happened again: A select groups of conservatives have been hypocritical, this time, in regards to science.
Last Monday, August 21, the United States was treated to a once in a lifetime event; a total solar eclipse. Dubbed the “Great American Eclipse,” this solar event stretched from the Pacific coast in Oregon to the Atlantic coast in South Carolina. Much of the path was in the more traditionally conservative regions of the United States.
With that in mind, one would think that a significant portion of the population in these areas would not come out to watch an eclipse that was predicted by scientists. After all, according to those who deny climate change, science is a liberal conspiracy.
However, this was not the case. According to a CNN poll from August, half of the population has said that they planned on viewing the eclipse. Now, not all of these people can possibly abide by the liberal agenda.
Across conservative America, the same people who deny climate change came out in droves to support science. Even the most powerful denier of them all, President Trump, showed his support as well, albeit opting to forego glasses that protect you from blindness, because apparently being President allows you to stare at the sun without any consequences.
I for one find it appalling that a significant portion of the population believes that you can pick and choose which science is factual and which science is a conspiracy. I’m sorry, but last time I checked, scientific fact is called a fact for a reason.
But at the end of the day, maybe I am the ignorant one. Afterall, how much credit should I give to far right conservative America, especially considering that these are the same people who believe the location of a statue is more valuable than a human life or equal rights?
While these people may like to loudly proclaim that “all lives matter,” at the end of the day, not all opinions matter. When it comes to scientific fact, denying climate change and supporting the solar eclipse is one opinion that is inherently invalid.