authored by Brent Ebert:
Since the beginning of time people have tried to consolidate power to their benefit. I can only imagine cavemen, in a series of grunts and pictures on the sand floor, cooperating to advance their agenda. Even if survival is your agenda, it’s an agenda by definition.
Fast forward to the mid 1980’s. Global pressures elevate around the Iron Curtain and its certain demise. The Marxist forces that propped up this tyrannical despotism started jumping ship when they realized the very implements they were using to bail out the Utopian boat were riddled with holes. When the Iron Curtain and the Berlin Wall fell, neo-Marxist’s fled to the “green movement” in droves. As Patrick Moore, co-founder of Greenpeace, put it “to a certain extent the environmental movement was hijacked by political and social activists who learned to use green language to cloak agendas that had more to do with anticapitalism and antiglobalization than with science or ecology.”
It is in this light that today’s environmentalist’s operate. We see the same slogans at an OWS rally as we see at a UN Rio+20 conference. Like; equality, social justice, sustainable energy, population control, income disparity and the list goes mind numbingly on.
This movement gained popularity through these feel-good phrases. So popular that world governments began to take notice. The leaders of these governments are the very same peacenic’s of the 1960’s. But now instead of burning bra’s, because of the fluorocarbon that may be emitted, they choose to “recycle” them.
Now the worlds leaders are following a green religion. I say religion because it’s belief is based on faith, not fact. A march towards “social justice” in the name of global warming began. A redistribution policy began in full force. Carbon sinners were taxed. At the top of the list of carbon sinners is corporations. Capitalist corporations to be exact. Supply and demand are the principal drivers of a free market capitalist society. To curb carbon emission’s the free market must be regulated and taxed to the point of suffocation.
In its zeal to do the right thing, governments started implementing a “green agenda”. The cost of this activity has been catastrophic to world economies. With the price of food skyrocketing, governments still push turning 1/3 of calories grown into biofuel. The EPA fines companies for not using a technology that doesn’t even exist.
Around the world governments are siphoning money from tax payers and the private sector. Diverting the resources from private sector funding and placing it into unreliable technologies have left countries in poverty, disarray and darkness.
In the U.S. alone it is estimated that compliance to EPA regulations costs the economy $1.8 trillion per year – about 15% of GDP. If this amount is accepted world-wide (developed countries average between 10% and 20% of GDP) can there be any doubt why an economic crisis is at hand.
To sum up… jobs lost, revenue wasted, resources diverted, all to battle climate change, has put this world into a tail spin that will take the world decades to reverse. Many countries and their leaders are wising up to this reality. Lets hope this trend continues.