To quote Tomas Sowell, “It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong.”
Yes, it is a criminal act to be well paid from public funds and demanding that others not be allowed to take life-supporting action, to work.
I actually divide the population into those who assume and those who think. Ayn Rand brilliantly summed it up, “The uncontested absurdities of today are the accepted slogans of tomorrow. They come to be accepted by degrees, by dint of constant pressure on one side and constant retreat on the other – until one day when they are suddenly declared to be the country’s official ideology.”
The liberties you’ve taken by stopping economic activity for millions of Canadians will cause untold hardship. It is my fond hope, voters will deal your careers a death blow. The fact that you sanctimoniously pretend to know what you are doing while robbing people of their livelihood is criminal.
… for the first time in political recorded history, in June of 1775, Thomas Jefferson penned that idea into the immortal words ‘all men are born equal’. On that day equal, individual rights were finally, openly declared in a founding document of a country.
When presented in just the appropriate manner, an idea that totally lacks knowledge, that is truly incredible, can sweep through a nation and … in this case the world. The cacophony of panic is virtually impermeable to reason.
First, you need to know, there is no sunrise or sunset. If you know what I mean, thank you, and, here’s the rest of the story.
…Since you insist that we lack free will, I cannot contribute to your cause as I have, by your description, no previous cultural or inherited clues to guide me in said direction.
While the federal Liberals, under Mr Truduea purchased and promised to approve the twinning of the TransMountain pipeline, they did not bother to send any representation to speak favouring the project in the latest court challenge. The government’s sincerity in support of this pipeline is questionable as the loudest voice in Mr Truduea’s ear is his faithful, anti-oil environmentalist, Gerald Butts.
“It seems inconceivable that the descendants of the brilliant thinkers that created the freest nation ever can be swayed to stupidity by a has been NFL quarterback that dislikes an originating flag image on a shoe. That thousands of people will for that flimsy reason denounce the founders of this country.”
… for those who still retain a bit of perspective in a world gone environmentally mad …
… grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
I can accept an excuse for not having the foresight to engineer the traffic control system with back-up power, an oversight that should be rectified as quickly as feasible. I can not excuse the utter stupidity of not calling for human traffic control when the scope of the problem became so glaringly obvious.
… trying to reason with one who fails to accept reason is the equivalent of speaking to rocks, …
The mark of civilization is that in disagreements, dialogue will rule the day, that we’ll discuss and argue points, remembering that our views need to be sold to an audience before any change can take place. To restrict free expression means that force will be used to stifle thought as speech is the action produced by thinking.
And so the blame for BC Hydro mis-direction must be laid a the feet of those responsible; our political leaders. We have for many years, elected people to public office that are either unwilling or unable to reject green activism.
And so the question, can bureaucratic control lead to societal success? Can a population flourish when every decision must be made by a self-serving committee? We’ve been warned of the dangers of doing so by the signers of the Magna Carta, by John Locke, by Ben Franklin, John Adams, and Thomas Paine. In fiction, George Orwell, Ayn Rand and many others paint dismal pictures showing what transpires when life-control is relinquished to bureaucracies.
A version of this was written for and published by the BC Conservative. The intimidation is almost beyond belief – government officials threatening fines and jail time for questioning catastrophic global warming. In the latest round the Competitive Enterprise Institute and Exxon have both been issued subpoenas to provide more than 10 years of their […]
There are yet no alternatives for fossil fuels. It is impossible to find a viable substitute for hydrocarbon fuels either as an energy source or for the chemical building blocks that make a modern society possible. To stop using fossil fuel is to lose our society. So why do so many of our society’s leaders call for an end to the use of fossil fuel?
First, revenue neutral means the government will redistribute the tax collected, supposedly lowering other taxes. This does not mean you get your money back because there are innumerable other pockets that will be filled first….
Notably, the carbon tax is praised far and wide by what has become the two most influential groups in our society, the political bureaucracy and the environmental lobbyists. Both groups are unstintingly devoted to programming the world for the rest of us.
Today, combined-cycle natural gas turbines are the most cost effective means to generate electricity, yet that method has been rejected by the BC Liberals. Had we chosen to generate electricity with natural gas, the industry would have a stable market that would not only provide employment but build the infrastructure needed if and when the opportunity to market our gas around the world does come to fruition in the future.