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Thursday, June 14, 2007
Czech Republic President Rips Environmentalists
Vaclav Klaus…a.k.a. president of the Czech Republic…a.k.a. freedom fighter…had an op-ed published in the Financial Times yesterday. It is Drudge often links to comments he makes about global warming and that is what this particular op-ed was about. One gem of a quote in particular:
As someone who lived under communism for most of his life, I feel obliged to say that I see the biggest threat to freedom, democracy, the market economy and prosperity now in ambitious environmentalism, not in communism. This ideology wants to replace the free and spontaneous evolution of mankind by a sort of central (now global) planning.
When global warming is put into terms such as “global planning” it definitely opens my eyes to just how creepy this whole thing. There is nothing wrong having allies and working together for a common goal, but when it involves centralized economic planning (especially when the effects will be unquestionably negative to the overall economy) it is scary. We are essentially handing over our economic future to other countries obsessions with the environment.

Thankfully, the American political leaders have been wise enough to avoid such religiously ignorant environmental policies. However, if Democrats get their way, it seems like they would be willing to sell out our future in a second.

Some say there is nothing wrong with sacrificing some economic growth for the environmental preservation. The problem with that is that our environment is fine. By all measurements, our environment is cleaner today than it was 30 years ago. The same can not be said throughout the rest of the world, so perhaps they are the ones that should be focused on sacrificing their economies to clean up their own mess.

Cleaning up the environment hasn’t been enough for the Greenies though. They got rid of pollution, now they want to get rid of C02 which they say causes global warming. It may actually do that, but their solutions are often childish and exhibit some of the worst problem solving skills I have ever witnessed.

I have already presented several possible solutions to global warming on this blog, but environmentalists seem to run from the easier fixes. This trend leads many to believe that this isn’t about the environment, but about politics…most notably, anti-corporate and anti-capitalism interests.

Not all environmentalists fall into that classification of course, but enough of them do to the point that the motives of environmentalists must always be challenged.

Back to the original point…

We, as people, should be weary of anything that involves massive centralized planning. The reason for this is that centralized planning cuts the little guy out of the equation. The more we are afraid of X, the more aspects of our lives the government will take over and control for us.

To be fair, that doesn’t just apply to the environment…it could also apply to terrorism. However, that is a different blog for a different day…and probably for a different blogger.
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