For several years, I’ve looked at global warming the same as the “war on terror.” Each appeals to one of the two major parties, and both are criticized by the opposing party for the same reason.
The war on terror was popularized under the Bush administration in the aftermath of 9/11. Liberals pounced on it and called it scaremongering and an excuse to pillage our civil liberties. Since Bush has been out of office, the war on terror has sort of fizzled in the minds of most Americans, but it’s very much alive in the minds of power-hungry politicians, who use it as an excuse to shred the Constitution and institute a surveillance-obsessed police state.
Global warming no different. It’s the liberal counterpart to the war on terror. And the right have pounced on it and called it scaremongering and an excuse to tax, monitor and control us, our lives and natural resources.
Both have the convenient effect of keeping the majority of Americans preoccupied with fear, which makes them pliable for use by controlling and taxing politicians. Either fear of the boogeyman (war on terror) or fear of an environmental apocalypse (global warming). Both groups of adherents believe that their respective fearful scenarios can be prevented by essentially becoming willing slaves to a tyrannical national or international government.
The sooner we all realize that both the war on terror and global warming are nothing but massive schemes designed to scare people into accepting a totalitarian State the better.
Here’s a guy whom the global warming cabal would love to silence. There’s just too much money and power to be made for this guy to be spouting off his non-alarmism.
Considering that he is a professor at a school like MIT, and that he is a leading expert on climatology, his words come as a bit of a surprise to me. CBS Boston reported:
A new proposal on climate change focuses on public health, energy, transportation and basic infrastructure.
Under the plan unveiled Tuesday, $40 million will go to help cities and towns in Massachusetts shore up the power supply and keep the lights on.
Ten million will be earmarked for the coast, to protect it from rising sea levels.
But will it work?
While Gov. Deval Patrick and others painted a dire picture of what global warming might do to us, others are more skeptical.
MIT Professor Richard Lindzen is a leading international expert on climate change.
“The changes that have occurred due to global warning are too small to account for,” he told WBZ-TV. “It has nothing to do with global warming, it has to do with where we live.”
Lindzen endorses sensible preparedness and environmental protection, but sees what he terms “catastrophism” in the climate change horror stories.
“Global warming, climate change, all these things are just a dream come true for politicians. The opportunities for taxation, for policies, for control, for crony capitalism are just immense, you can see their eyes bulge,” he says.
“Even many of the people who are supportive of sounding the global warning alarm, back off from catastophism,” Lindzen said. “It’s the politicians and the green movement that like to portray catastrophe.”
Look at the millions of dollars to be made based on this fear scheme. The Governor’s plan also calls for a state climatologist. I wonder how much he’ll be making.
The professor is right. Global warming (or “climate change” or whatever they’re calling it this week) is hype used as a pretext for a bigger and more controlling government.