In my last post, I detailed the apparent fraud which has been exposed by the release of some material from the East Anglia University’s Climate Research Unit in Britain. For some of you, this may come as startling news, since virtually none of the old guard media have made much of this story. I guess you can file this in the same file with Van Jones and ACORN. But if the global warming hoax is officially over, it’s time to take count of all the changes we’ve made and how that might affect the rest of our lives.
I was more than a little chagrined when I started to realize all the things we have done in the name of protecting the environment over the last thirty years. For example, I have always resisted the idea of recycling. Oh, sure, I’d drop some aluminum cans in a recycling bin if it was handy, but to actually go out of my way to store refuse until I could haul it to a recycling center, out of the question. Until I moved up north. In the town I live in, we are all issued a recycling bin with very specific instructions on what should go in it and what should not. Here’s the kicker – it is actually illegal for me not to recycle. That’s right, government has decided that it is for the greater good to prosecute those who refuse to recycle in order to protect the planet. So far, the trash Nazis haven’t checked my trash – yet!
And it’s not like there is some more economical reason for cities to mandate recycling. In fact, I’ve read recently that California’s recycling program is in shambles and nearly bankrupt. California is a state that has completely sold out to the environmental hoax and look where they are. They are almost completely bankrupt, they can’t pr0duce enough energy to serve their citizens, and they keep raising taxes to cover their budget shortfalls. It’s time for California to take the restrictions off of businesses, let people live their lives and make the economy for California flourish.
Another aspect of the environmental movement has been to ban a series of chemicals because they are supposedly causing global warming or harmful to the environment. For me though, one of the most appalling things that has happened is the ban on the incandescent light bulb. The light bulb is the quintessential American invention. It helped define us and establish us as a force for industry in the world. Now we are turning our back on the light bulb in favor of a far more hazardous alternative: the compact fluorescent light bulb. This, as you may know, is far more hazardous since it contains mercury. If you break it or it burns out, you must take it to your local hazardous materials dump. You can’t simply throw them away. To me, it is an insult that we would make it illegal to sell incandescent bulbs when they are far safer than the alternative.
Perhaps this is why I have always had a problem with the so-called environmental movement. At it’s heart, I have always believed it was anti-technology and anti-freedom. That is to say, someone who thinks all our consumption is obscene wouldn’t get you to stop consuming without guilting you into it. So we end up with more dangerous light bulbs, cars we don’t want to drive, and environmentally-friendly chemicals which don’t do what they’re supposed to.
The demise of the global warming movement comes at an interesting time. Next month, the United Nations is having a huge climate change convention in Copenhagen to discuss new strategies governments around the world (this means you, United States) can take to combat catastrophic climate change. Can anyone say. . .”Never mind!” No! In fact, it wasn’t until the release of these documents that the President confirmed he would make an appearance at the convention. It’s handy since he’s going to Oslo to collect his Nobel Peace Prize and Copenhagen is in the neighborhood. . .I guess. No doubt, President Obama and many of the other dignitaries will do their best to resuscitate the environmental movement, but the people of the world aren’t stupid. They may compassionate to a fault, but they are not stupid.
So what does it all mean, where do we go from here? Obviously, with so much money tied to the environmental movement, there will be a continued attempt to keep the gravy train rolling. They may call it something else, but the bottom line is that they will continue to tell you that you must do this or that or the planet will die. Remember the lies they have been telling you for the last thirty years. Remember how you felt when you realized you had been duped all these years (if you have). Don’t feel bad, it isn’t your fault. You only wanted to help save the planet. You did what you thought was right. It’s never time to trash the planet or disrespect our environment, but it is time to reject a political movement whose goal is to get you to live a smaller life than what you are capable of. Elect people who reject the constraints of the “environmental” movement and help get America back on its feet at the same time!