There is nothing the far Right fears more than knowledge, especially widely disseminated knowledge. Any expression of objective reality - reasoned, studied logic - imperils their often superstitious narratives. Knowledge erodes their stock in trade; fear, anger, and hatred.
America's Republicans offer living proof of the insidious plans of the far Right. Climate scientist Michael Mann has sounded the alarm in the Washington Post. I urge you to read his warning and realize this is indeed what we're up against on our side of the border also.
The 21st century witch hunt may be just months away.