Read Part Three
Cross posted to Take Our Country Back
August 31, 2007
Whenever the Socialist Left has an agenda they desire to bulldoze onto the public, it becomes an instant ‘crisis.’ Contrary thought or evidence is ridiculed and seen as heresy. Witness this in the urgency of pressing and alarmist issue of “Global Warming.”
From what I recall in school, the earth has been undergoing a constant series of changes for as long as man has been on it and naturally, before. As the Theory of Evolution was introduced into school teachings, one theory I recall to explain this concept of man evolving from lower life forms was Climate Change.
If, as evolutionists claim, a change in the earth’s temperature is responsible for man’s existence, changes in the earth’s temperature have been with us since the earth was formed.
Saying the earth’s temperature change is a naturally occurring circumstance does not help further the agenda of the Socialist Left, though. So, a crisis of environmental concern is born that is used to further take from all to give to the elite Socialist. The crisis was tried in the 1970’s and failed. The public just didn’t buy into all the hype over Global Cooling.
Today the claim is that man, you and I, have caused massive changes in the earth’s temperature and it must be reversed. Reversed by us giving up our luxuries of warm houses in the winter and cool houses in the summer. We are blasted for driving larger and safer vehicles and encouraged to drive smaller more “fuel efficient” vehicles, or give them up all together and use the transportation we may be provided by localities. Doing so also deprives us of a basic liberty of freedom of movement, going where we want when we want. Our dependence on “public transportation,” which we subsidize through taxes as well as fares, places us where the ‘elite’ want us to be when they want us there.
In the 1990’s we were presented with the ‘Kyoto Protocol,” an international agreement to limit greenhouse gases by industrialized nations by 2012. Somehow, the bulk of responsibility and cost of this protocol falls upon the United States as other developing nations that pump pollutants into the atmosphere, most notably Communist China, are exempted. If enacted, it could have resulted in a 66% increase in gas prices, and up to an 86.4% increase in our cost of electricity, costing each American family some $4,000 annually
As goods and even food costs us more, we lose buying power and who better than our government to step in “supply” us with our staples, in the amount they deem proper. Socialism 101! Rightfully, President Bush pulled out of this flawed treaty.
While cries of we must give up our SUV’s and large homes, being told we are using more than our fair share, the Socialist Elite flies around from conference to campaigns in Private Jets and builds mansion after mansion. Pointing out they are not living the standards of life they wish to impose on us elicits a defense of their purchasing “Carbon Offsets.”
Exactly what and how a Carbon Offset works is sort of elusive, but the way I interpret is, some leftist think tank somewhere decided that we are a each entitled to ‘X’ amount of pollution. Since those of us who must work day to day, 8 to 5 jobs will never quite use the allotted pollution, wealthy leftists, who wish to pollute more may “purchase” some of our pollutant allowance to use as their own. The purchase money does not come back to us, though, it remains with the “Carbon Offset Company” quite often set up and ran by one of the very Socialist Elites demanding we give our luxuries up.
And, of course, they may retain theirs! After all, they "worked hard and earned it."
As I said in part 3, we had an effective pesticide, Dichloro-Diphenyl-Trichloroethane, better known as DDT. Lethal disease as Malaria was nearly a thing of the past due to it being used to kill malaria spreading mosquitoes around the world, especially in sub-tropical regions known for monsoon rains and excessive mosquitoes.
In the 1940’s and 1950’s, concerns were raised about its potential effects on fish and other wildlife. Enough alarm was raised and public fear and concern placed in a gullible public that the manufacture and use of DDT was banned nearly worldwide. It was replaced in most malarial regions by less persistent, and more expensive, alternative insecticides. Human life took a backseat to leftist ideology and disease like Malaria have been on the rise.
Much like the flawed Kyoto Protocol, leftist convened another convention in Stockholm to “protect humans from and the environment from persistent organic pollutants,” pesticides like DDT that have helped humans more than it has hurt. Some actually wonder if this isn’t Global Population Control.
Socialism relies on the British legend and myth of Robin Hood, one who always took from the rich and gave to the poor. Socialist would you have believe that is their intent as well. Take notice of just who is doing the taking and who from. A sizeable portion of the takings remains with the Socialists who sit over us in power as they reap millions of dollars off of our taxes to pay for their vacations, luxury homes, opulent offices, vehicles, aircraft and clothing. Note too than they miss very few meals while you and I must scrape to get by.
While they imitate Robin Hood, they hide that they are the rich barons that Robin would have been taking from and we, the working class, are the ones he would have given the spoils too.
With current Congressional pay averaging about $170,000 per year, why else would they spend millions of dollars they can never regain to hold the offices they do? Power, that is why. The power to create programs that perpetuate their seats and pass laws beneficial to themselves and at one time, exempt themselves from having to follow those laws they imposed on us.
In the 1800’s, a German Philosopher named Karl Marx wrote a series of books and articles that advocated a Liberal philosophy used by the Bolsheviks during an expensive and unpopular war and gave birth to the Soviet Union.
Individuality ceased. Profits ceased. Self-determination ceased. Religious freedom ceased. Everything went to the elite sitting in power over the masses and whom they determined should be allowed more. The elite controlled the media and filtered what the public would read or hear.
Vladimir Lenin enlisted the Bolsheviks to take control of the Socialist Democratic Labor Party. He was appalled at European Socialists support for World War One and in speeches, when he returned to Russia in 1917, urged peasants to take the land from the rich landlords and the industrial workers to seize the factories.
By 1960, after hundreds of thousands of citizens simply disappeared, we had Premier Kruschev declaring they would bury us.
Today, in campaign speeches for the United States Presidency, we hear, “We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good.” We also hear, "The other day the oil companies recorded the highest profits in the history of the world. I want to take those profits. And I want to put them into a strategic energy fund that will begin to fund alternative smart energy, alternatives and technologies that will actually begin to move us in the direction of independence.”
Redistributing the fruit of someone else’s labor is not independence. It is enslavement.
Thursday, August 30, 2007
Read Part Three
Posted by Lew Waters at 10:24 PM