the right seems to be picking up on the notion that we are now a people who are so full of fear that our Ruling Class can use the weather to stampede us with fear. So while the “Weather Is Not Climate Except When it Is” crowd is shouting “Be afraid of climate change!!!” Newt Gingrich draws from the same well to alloy Climate Change[TM] with Terror[TM] in a one-two punch of fear manipulation.
It is the mark of the world to be cocksure where God says to be humble and to be filled with fear when God says to be at peace. Hence we celebrated a Day of National Pride with our Ruling Class blaring our need to be afraid.
Meanwhile, the ever-countercultural Jesus says, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.”