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Ecofascist idiocy

Written on Friday, July 15, 2011 by

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There are relatively few important issues for this coming election, precisely because getting these wrong will have dire effects for the country.  One of them is the environment.  Conservatives point out that the free market is the best protector of the environment—Thomas Sowell explained in Knowledge and Decisions:

It is precisely those things which belong to ‘the people’ which have historically been despoiled—wild creatures, the air, and waterways being notable examples. This goes to the heart of why property rights are socially important in the first place. Property rights mean self-interested monitors. No owned creatures are in danger of extinction. No owned forests are in danger of being levelled. No one kills the goose that lays the golden egg when it is his goose.

But the Left for a long time has used environmentalism to justify bloating the government so that its tentacles are everywhere: restricting our freedom and confiscating even more of our earnings.

Global warm-mongering pseudoscience

Maybe the RINO president Nixon was well meaning when he signed the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) into law.  But not surprisingly—as this is the fate of most government departments— this has been taken over by leftist radicals who love the power (compare it with the TSA, founded under another soft Republican president, now fighting tooth and nail for the right to grope innocent airline passengers).  They even want to tax, literally, the air we breathe with their rapacious “carbon tax”, penalizing plant food, CO2.  Their excuse is the global warm-mongering scam, spawned by the German National Socialists.  (Shh: don’t tell the EPA that water vapor is by far the most important greenhouse gas, or they might tax kettles).  And their bullying regulations will cost hundreds of thousands of jobs in the coal industry and cause electricity prices to skyrocket—just as Obama wants.

As you are considering who to vote for in the coming GOP presidential primaries, put a big black mark against any who have fallen for this mad warm-mongering scam.  The last thing we need is RINO candidates like Romney, Huntsman and Gingrich who have bought into this; the latter even making an ad with Nancy Pelosi!  This despite the fact that the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has made embarrassing scientific blunders.  A leading climate modeller, Australian scientist David Evans spills the beans on what it’s really about: control, not science:

The whole idea that carbon dioxide is the main cause of the recent global warming is based on a guess that was proved false by empirical evidence during the 1990s. But the gravy train was too big, with too many jobs, industries, trading profits, political careers, and the possibility of world government and total control riding on the outcome. So rather than admit they were wrong, the governments, and their tame climate scientists, now outrageously maintain the fiction that carbon dioxide is a dangerous pollutant.

Gesture politics

It’s vital that Patriots undermine Leftists’ smugness and self-confessed compassion—by pointing out that their policies hurt those they claim to want to help (see previous Patriot column The Left vs the Poor).  The warm-mongering scam is no exception.  David Evans points out:

“Even if we stopped emitting all carbon dioxide tomorrow, completely shut up shop and went back to the Stone Age, according to the official government climate models it would be cooler in 2050 by about 0.015 degrees. But their models exaggerate 10-fold — in fact our sacrifices would make the planet in 2050 a mere 0.0015 degrees cooler!”

One of the best ways is showing that leftist ecofascists fail even under their own perspective. That is, even granting their premises for the purpose of the argument, their solutions do more harm than good for the environment.  Here are a few examples:

Cars and horses

Many fall for ecofascist scams because they don’t consider the alternatives.  For example, they resent even the faintest whiff of car exhaust with the scents of flowers in an idyllic landscape untarnished by machinery. But this never existed!  The book Super-Freakanomics provides a useful reality check:

Do you know that New York city in the 1890s had a major crisis: huge pollution and sanitation problems, traffic snarl-ups, and many people dying from road accidents  just like now?  Not from the motorcar, but from the horseEven worse:

“The average horse produced about 24 pounds of manure a day.  With 200,000 horses (in New York), that’s nearly 5 million pounds of horse manure.  A day.  Where did it go?”

Well, when it rained, it flowed.  Everywhere.  Ever admire the elegant houses with stoops leading up to the door from the pavement?  Well, that was to stop the horse poop from flowing in!  And of course, this manure was a wonderful breeding ground for disease-spreading flies.

This was a worldwide problem so horrendous that New York hosted the first international urban planning conference in 1898.  They found no solution.  But they were rescued anyway, without any government help—the much maligned invention of Henry Ford came to the rescue.

Conclusion

This coming election in 2012 is pivotal: in Reagan’s words in 1964:

“Whether we believe in our capacity for self-government or whether we abandon the American revolution and confess that a little intellectual elite in a far-distant capital can plan our lives for us better than we can plan them ourselves”?

It’s time for Patriots to hold Liberals’ feet to the fire, and force them to defend their absurd meddling that fails to do even what they claim.

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  • ARMYOF69

    The ONLY heat I get is form our tyrannical government.

    • debbi

      From all the hot air that they emit? Couldn’t they be labelled an environmental hazard just by thier pontificating?

    • Apache6

      HELL,I’m still PISSED that Global Warming turned out to be a LIE,WE could of use a little Global Warming up here in MI.!!!!

    • am2sweet

      We need a lot of it here in MN.

  • Lawrence

    Why stop with holding their feet to the fire? Let’s throw them INFO the fire, while still alive. If they try to get out, push them back in. It may help to tie them to posts within the fire before setting it. This was very effective with witches and heretics some time ago. I think it is high time to bring back this practice.

  • Lawrence

    sorry, typo, INTO the fire

    • http://juan-gilberto@hotmail.com El Lobo Solo

      ODE TO THE EPA

      There once was a Czar so Green,
      That he drove around all day in his bean powered Limosine & sang along with Bruce Springsteen.
      “Lets make the economy so Lean,
      That citizens their money will be Gleaned.
      And must take mass transit & be packed as Sardines”.

  • Mutantone

    I say open a global warming office in Antarctica make Gore report to the UN weekly about the warming trends

    • http://juan-gilberto@hotmail.com El Lobo Solo

      I am still waiting for the ‘Global Cooling’ trend that Time Magazine 1979 said was going to happen.
      LOL

  • Dicken

    FINALLY!! – I’ve been waiting for SOMEBODY in government (any government) to call attention to the lunacy of all the restrictions in our lives, and Senator Paul has finally done it. His antagonist in this “conversation” strikes me as not only “pro-choice”, but I would expect her also to be a spinster, so that she would not have ever had the opportunity to make such a “choice” as she claims to espouse.

    Senator Paul, I SALUTE YOU, and wish you Godspeed in your (unfortunately, apparently) Quixotic fight against the forces of evil that have taken over this country, and indeed, this whole world, with their ridiculous requirements, from toilets to light culbs, none of which are nearly as efficient now, as they once were. There is much more that I would intend to rail against, had I more time and space, but I am eminently pleased with the opportunity to rejoice with Mr. Paul at this time – and especially for this reason.

  • ADRIAN VAN GORDER

    THE GOVERNMET TELL’S US WHAT TO DO BECAUSE WE DON’T TELL THEM TO GO SCREW THEM SELFS!

    • The Enemy

      ADRIAN: Good point! And, in support of your comment, I add this: Are the liberal politicians the greatest threat to our American way of life?

      Answer: No. Rather, it is the VOTERS WHO ELECT THESE OUTLAWS WHO ARE THE PROBLEM! Your neighbor who lives on taxpayer-funded subsidies and elects the liberals is responsible for destroying America!

  • http://rebelforiam.com michael sharpe

    Our gov. is a Beast.Defund everything that is not in the Constitution.Trees eat CO2 and produce oxygen. Globle warming is scam to transfer wealth. It only applies to countries with wealth.U.S. Gov. needs to lose at least 2/3 in body weight-I recommend a giant laxative.

  • Nik

    anybody who would use “eco-fascist” to describe climate science and the EPA is an eco-asshole, and this Nathaniel Davidson creature fits squarely into that category. Talk about pollution! You could fertilize half of California with this article. See below 2 exposes on Davidson’s expert Evans.

    But you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to understand that the past years of flooding in the midwest, snow in Florida and tornados in Manhattan mean something very strange and very bad is happening to the climate.

    http://www.desmogblog.com/who-is-rocket-scientist-david-evans

    http://www.skepticalscience.com/david-evans-understanding-goes-cold.html

  • SpiritualMadMan

    There are *very* few true believers when it comes to Global Warming…

    A *True* believer will have given up all Air Conditioning and refridgeration because freon is bad…

    They will have traded in their gasoline and diesel powered vehicles for horsedrawn…

    They will not use air travel at all…

    *WHEN* I see *THEM* taking these extreme measures against themselves, instead of trying to choke them down my throat, *THEN* I will believe there is a problem!

    Of course if they did give up A/C Darwin would be proven right as they died off in Summer LA traffic!

    Now, *that’s* a picture I like about ECO Facists!

    :)

    • The Enemy

      Spiritual: And the enviro-nuts will not acknowledge that it’s the sun which dictates global warming and cooling, along with lesser things like volcanic activity, ocean temperatures, etc.

      The green wackos are extremely arrogant to believe that Man can change Earth’s climate. The Earth warmed and cooled many times before the first Chevy Suburban appeared or Al Gore started flying all around the world in his private jet airplane.

  • Fenderman52

    The Greenies have been WRONG on every damn thing they’ve done since they first started meddling with other people’s affairs back in the ’60s. Every project they launched was not only a dismal failure, but usually had the opposite effect of what was desired. Anyone remember one of their first idiotic plans to eliminate the wolf from Isle Royale so the moose herd would increase? The results: The moose were dying like flies without the noble wolf to eliminate the unfit, old and diseased moose from the herd. They had to restock not only the moose but the wolves to return the balance that had worked for millenia…idiots! New Orleans is another prime example of their ineptitude. For years the Army Corps of Engineers told the government they needed bigger and better levees to protect the city. But every time they started to build them the Greenies came rushing in armed with legal writs and court orders to stop the construction because it disturbed some stupid turtle or frog or some such future road-kill. Finally, the ACE gave up and left saying: “You’ll be sorry!” The results are well known…tragedy on a massive scale that still hasn’t been corrected. The list goes on and on of one eco-disaster after another caused by these lunatic, THC-saturated hippie losers. They should all be deported to a desolate island where they can all “dig the wilderness” living on tree bark and snail-shit sandwiches.

    • The Enemy

      Fenderman: You are so correct! And today a powerline project from Wyoming to Southern Nevada through DeBeque Canyon in western Colorado is being held-up because the enviro-nuts are worried about its effect on some cactus that grows in the area.

      Stupidity is on display all around us! No, it’s more than that—it is an egenda to destroy America!

  • http://http/aol.com sean murry

    They gore and company can kiss my ass.

  • http://adrianvance.blogspot.com Adrian Vance

    CO2 is a trace gas in air and insignificant by definition. It is a poor absorber of IR (heat) energy from sunlight. Water vapor is seven times better and has 80 times as many molecules catching 560 times as much heat or 99.8% of it. CO2 does only 0.2% of atmospheric heating. But…

    Carbon combustion produces 80% of our energy. Control and taxing carbon will give more power than anything since the Magna Carta. Anthropogenic Global Warming or “Climate Change” is a fraud for money and power.

    For political analysis, science and humor see The Two Minute Conservative, http://adrianvance.blogspot.com Now on Kindle daily.

  • Dan

    Check out ICLEI.org to see if your city is a member. ICLEI is Agenda 21. Doesn’t matter if global warming is a fraud or how many people no longer believe it, the green people are pushing ahead with programs to take your freedoms. See “sustainability”.

  • The Enemy

    If Speaker Boehner and the rest of the GOP members in the House had any courage, they would defund the EPA to bare bones or eliminate it altogether.

    But, of course, they are not people of courage so they won’t do the difficult tasks. I wish more GOP members had the courage to do what is needed because our nation hangs in the balance.

  • tweety

    Thanks, Ron Paul, for taking this debate right into the face of government. Until I see these environmentalists giving up their SUVs and plastic water bottles, I’m not buying their message.

  • AmericansRon2U

    I’d love to see Barry and Michelle driving around in an armored ‘Smart Car’, wouldn’t you? I wonder how many bogus carbon prints the Obamas emitted on their African safari this week? Do as I say, not as I DO…the CommieCrat motis operendi, once again! For all of you hard-working Americans, Barry & Michelle say, “Let them eat cake”!

  • CJB

    To make matters worse: Obomba created a new “rural infernal management council” of some sort to coincide with the Agenda 21 eco-genocide mandate that the UN/CFR/NWO bastards are pushing. This lawless regime is killing the nation by executive order and no push-back from the congressional cowards. Have a great week!

  • R. Cook

    Entropy or otherwise labled random variables, has an exponentially greater impact on earth’s weather than anything man has done.
    Let’s list a few:
    1. Solar minimum and maximum cycles
    2. Solar flares (CMEs)
    3. Milankovitch cycles (go back and read about them again)
    4. Forest fires (historically, before and after fire suppression)
    5. Volcano eruptions in the atmosphere
    6. Volcano eruptions under the sea
    7. Ocean currents and temperatures
    8. Geography (the surface configuration of the land masses)
    9. Water distribution (fresh and salt, ice, liquid and atmospheric)
    10. Shifting of or the varying strength of the earth’s magnetic poles
    11. The composition of the earth’s atmosphere (nitrogen, oxygen, CO2, methane, ozone, forest fire and volcanic smoke ash and gasses)
    12. The distribution and composition of plant life in the sea and on land

    These are the ones that come to mind but to be honest there are probably millions of random variables that also have local effects that when combined could also be determining factors on a much larger scale.

    There is no way the eco-nuts can even attempt to measure all of these. Ask for a peer review of their so called science and all you will hear is “Oh we can’t show you that. It is proprietary information.

    What they really mean is if we let anyone else see how we came to our conclusions, we will be proved to be outright liars.

  • Marc Jeric

    This global warming conspiracy needs to be put in perspective to be properly understood. This far-left attacky by government-paid drones started in the 1970′s with the global cooling scam: we should disarm our nuclear bombers and fill them with soot to be spread over the poles and so prevent those new glaciers from descending south and crushing the New York skyscrapers to dust. When that did not work the same fakers invented the global warming hoax in the 1990′s; we should nationalize all industries and organize a UN-sponsored world socialist government based on “social justice” with the fakers in charge. What with 12 years of substantial cooling the fakers switched to the climate change flimflam in the 2000′s; so whatever happens we should…see above under the global warming hoax. And now we are faced with the cap & trade power grab – but the aim is the same as above. Our socialists, marxists, communists, Hollywood stars, university professors in social and political “sciences”, and eco-nazis are all clamoring for action while spurring Mullah Obama and his 35 czars/komissars to undertake immediate measures to save the planet – with the same aims as described above.
    In the meantime our Mian Stream Media are unanimous in spreading this criminal propaganda daily; even a reasonable newpaper like the Las Vegas Review-Journal prints this deadly nonsense (see the article by Steve Chapman in the June 26 issue for example). The ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, CNN, NPR, etc. drive this propaganda daily. What is totally ignored are the detailed descriptions of faked data, skewed computer programs, politicall revised conclusions by the UN-sponsored far-left clique of biased scientists – all government-paid drones that no private enterprise would hire. Another thing ignored is the “Global Warming Petition” (see Internet) where 31,487 independent US scientists dispute decisively the findings of the UN-sponsored panel; also ignored is the “Manhattan Declaration on Climate Change” (see also Internet” where a smaller number of competent world scientists, about 712, including 142 pure climatologists, state the same – i.e., that the man-caused catastrophic global warming is a farce. The two books by Christopher Horner describing the lies, fakes, phony data, opposite conclusions, redacting by UN political hacks, reverse graphs, etc. are exposed in painful detail.
    In the case of the above mentioned Petition, several eco-nazis had submitted phony names with phony credentials in order to sabotage that effort. It took several years of painstaking and expensive effort (we contributed private money for that) to clean up the list from those saboteurs and verify all academic and professional data of the signatories.
    To put this whole conspiracy in terms of numbers, let me say that the projected world-threatening increase of carbon dioxide of 100 ppm (parts per million) by the end of this century would increase the termal absorptivity of the atmosphere by one-eighth of one percent; that is the definition of something totally negligible. On the other hand the sun cycles of cooling and heating are thousands of times more powerful with regard to the carbon dioxide in the air; when the sun is cold the oceans absorb millions of tons of it; and when the sun heats up the oceans release the carbon dioxide in quantities thousand times bigger than anything the mankind could produce. To illustrate this point in more accessible terms to somebody who who is not a climatologist or a scientist or an engineer; the argument of catastrophic anthropogenic (human-caused)global warming issued by our panic driven socialist/marxist government-paid hacks is like saying that a burp of a lonely wolf in Alaska will transform Florida into a Sahara-like desert.

  • Paul Revere

    Yes, the eugenics plans are supposed to be about the Eco-System as well!

    The first task is population control at home. How do we go about it? Many of my colleagues feel that some sort of compulsory birth regulation would be necessary to achieve such control. One plan often mentioned involves the addition of temporary sterilants to water supplies or staple food. Doses of the antidote would be carefully rationed by the government to produce the desired population size.”
    - Paul Ehrlich, The Population Bomb (p.130-131).

    To beat the tyranny here’s a guide that can help: http://www.nnwosurvivalguide.com

  • Devasahayam

    For further proof that the State is a lousy protector, see environmental records of:
    (*) Red China — catastrophic
    (*) India — catastrophic
    (*) Soviet Union — disastrous at best, catastrophic at worst (and in any way, split states are still taking the consequences)

    And contrast these with the worst environmental state of US–enough said!

  • T Lady

    This is a great article, which tells us why we really need to be careful whom we nominate as the GOP frontrunner in 2012. I’m glad Nathaniel Davidson pointed out some of the more glaring flaws of the R.I.N.O.s (Gingrich, Rommney, and Huntsman) and why we need to avoid them like the plague. And he is spot-on in highlighting all three mens’ addiction to ‘Climate Change Mania’. As Rush Limbaugh once said, no none wants to drink dirty water or breath filthy air, and is why most energy producers have found more innovative and cleaner ways to produce their perspective products. The only thing ‘going green’ will ultimately result in is middle to lower income people having less green in their pockets to support themselves and their families. Here’s a great quote from David Mamet’s ‘The Secret Knowledge’ (which I literally highlighted):

    “The great wickedness of Liberalism, I saw, was that those who devise the ever new State Utopias, whether crooks or fools, set out to bankrupt and restrict not themselves, but others.”

  • tweety

    A lot of my friends are crowing that the POPE now has come out for environmental issues. What does that guy know about SCIENCE? Isn’t he a bit out of his territory?

  • tweety

    Oh, I forgot, he’s all about LOVE……

  • Nathaniel Davidson

    “We sputter against The Polluted Environment—as if it was invented in the age of the automobile. We compare our smoggy air not with the odor of horsedung and the plague of flies and the smells of garbage and human excrement which filled cities in the past, but with the honey-suckle perfumes of some nonexistent City Beautiful. We forget that even if the water in many cities today is not as spring-pure nor as palatable as we would like, for most of history the water of the cities (and of the countryside) was undrinkable. We reproach ourselves for the ills of disease and malnourishment, and forget that until recently enteritis and measles and whooping cough, diphtheria and typhoid, were killing diseases of childhood, puerperal fever plagued mothers in childbirth, polio was a summer monster.”—Daniel Boorstin, A case of hypochondria, Newsweek, 6 July 1970, p. 28.