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.
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.
“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 […]
The Editor: At this time I have no idea of how successful the ‘International day of Climate Action’ event that took place this Saturday was but my hope is that it flopped. That rally is symptomatic of the new “green religion” – unthinking adulation for a new level of government control of our lives. The […]
The Editor: It remains a hallmark of green proponents to discredit dissenters rather than to address the real questions raised by the dissenter. I will make no attempt to address Dan Schubart’s unsubstantiated claims of ‘big tobacco’ bias. It is up to him to provide support for those smears. The objection that ‘earth’s temperature are […]
The Editor: I believe there is far to little criticism of the environmental movement carried in the AV Times. Your writers provide to much adulation at the alter of the green church and the paper doesn’t stray much from that one-sided opinion. You begin with replacement of the Kyoto agreement being stymied, by the Chinese […]
The Editor The environmental movement calls for us to reduce the amount of energy that we use. We’re told our use of energy is both harmful to the earth and causes an unsustainable drain on finite resources. We are presented with two apocalyptic views of the future – a world ravaged by pollution with vast […]