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.”
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.
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.
… for those who still retain a bit of perspective in a world gone environmentally mad …
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.
….Wheat, rice and corn are all decedent from grasses. Through selective breeding, those greatly modified grasses today feed some 7 billion people. And consider that your friend, the dog, originated as a wolf thousands of years ago, and now, selective breeding gives us hundreds of canine variations showing little resemblance to their distant ancestors.
“Sure we have a carbon footprint. We just need to be proud and grateful that it happens to be a size 18 boot-print rather than being ashamed of it.”
But I want to talk about the biggest delusion of our day – the delusional idea that going green will benefit our lives. …..
It’s your life…..don’t let them steal it.
Most people are probably tired of reading or hearing anything more on my personal crusade, the global warming subject, but I ask, …..consider in what way is it important to you.
……. Only human beings can be programed to destroy the very thing that makes life possible – access to a low cost, abundant energy supply.
….. If we do become poor, we should know that it’s because we’ve allowed misinformation to chain us – to stop our productive actions with a fraudulent belief…….
So if you are still determined to turn out your lights, I ask that you not be a hypocrite. Do it for a month or more and then…..
…. They have morally elevated a perceived benevolent natural world over mankind’s developed world.The fight is not going to be won by an economic argument, for it is the moral right to support our lives in the only way possible, that is being vilified as being evil.
The Editor: I was disappointed by the October 26th editorial. You deign it appropriate to end with two unsubstantiated paragraphs making claims of impending doom. That we are running out of resources and our society’s energy use is destroying this planet simply perpetuates the two entrenched misconception. I ask, what has happened to that tenant […]
The Editor: The avalanche is no longer stoppable. The Copenhagen treaty has been publicly exposed for what it is, a monumental new level of taxation /welfare scheme with opportunistic leeches draped all over it. Notably, the citizens of Australian can truly take pride in their politicians. A number of them resigned, rather than go along […]