Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Fixated? No, obsessed more like.

There are some who would accuse the Green movement of being somewhat fixated on destroying civilisation as we know it. After all they want to destroy industry, power production, fuel usage, travel (Save for their own high priests travelling to international conferences) In general the extremists amongst them want us back in hair shirts and living a medieval existence.

Telegraph.

David Davis: green movement 'fixated' with targets 'crippling' economy.

The green movement is "fixated" with imposing ever tougher targets for reducing carbon emissions in spite of the potentially "crippling" costs for the economy, a senior Conservative MP has said. 

David Davis, an ex-shadow cabinet member and party leadership challenger, said Britain was already facing a £55 billion long-term price tag for its current policies and warned of a public backlash if more unpopular "green" measures were imposed.
His comments are likely to be seen as a direct challenge to the approach of Tory leader David Cameron who has made his commitment to tackling climate change a symbol of the way he has changed the party.
Mr Davis told The Independent that it was "unsurprising" that more than half the public no longer believed in climate change as it now appeared that the earth had been cooling rather than warming over the past decade.
"The fixation of the green movement with setting ever tougher targets is a policy destined to collapse," he said.
"The ferocious determination to impose hair shirt policies on the public - taxes on holiday flights, or covering our beautiful countryside with wind turbines that look like props from War of the Worlds - would cause a reaction in any democratic country.
"Many of the people signed up to the green movement instinctively believe in statist, regulatory, dirigiste regimes. They forget these approaches have failed many times before."
Well the man speaks the truth, many of the Green movement are naive, mostly the ordinary membership or followers. Indeed many like me have no problem with recycling and reducing pollution  and finding more efficient ways to do something, but at the top, well that's where the problem lies, it's the fanatics, the watermelons who drive the agenda, latching on to causes designed to destroy the economy and/or cause hardship to ordinary people via taxation or in extreme cases loss of livelyhood or even (if they get their way through Green energy) death by a thousand power cuts.
The Green movement more or less grew out of the destruction of communism and socialism in Eastern Europe and shows certain signs of statist communitarian behaviour in being virulently anti-capitalist despite the fact that capitalism in various forms is an efficient economic system which out performs any other economic system when given free reign. When the economy is shackled however to a political mentality, that's when the problems begin, that's why communism died in Russia, in the end the West was producing childrens toys with more complex integrated circuitry than the Russians could produce for their bloated military machine, something had to give and inevitably it was communism. The followers or hardliners however did not learn the lessons and indeed are trying to impose a similar system on the West by stealth and thus has grown the Green movement seeking state control over industry and dedicated to the downfall of the West's economy because this is the only way they can win as unfettered the West would out perform and find ever more efficient ways to protect the environment using technology and the intelligence of a free population.

This is one of the reasons the UK needs to be freed of statist political parties as well as the EU. Both stifle free expression and market forces, both seek to impose ever greater restrictions on freedoms and rights in the UK. They are fast moving towards a state where The State grants rights rather than accepting that people have inalienable rights. This is what the Greens amongst others want, they want to control people to force us to do as they want (though not necessarily what they do) They want high taxation, high costs, no population movement because that puts us in their power, they'd then control us rather than serving us.

It's not just the Greens though, the big 3 of political parties in the UK have similar aims, they often think of themselves as the masters rather than the servants. They deny popular wishes, break manifesto promises go back on their words whenever it suits.

This cycle needs to be broken, only parties dedicated to personal freedom should get your vote, there are very few out there, but a start would be any party that wishes to bring us out the EU. Once we are free from the big state we can then start to free ourselves of the restrictions imposed upon us by our home grown authoritarian politicians.

4 annotations:

Edgar said...

"...only parties dedicated to personal freedom should get your vote ...".

Unfortunately, 'personal freedom' is not very high on the personal agendas for a very substantial fraction of the population. It would mean being more self-reliant, it would mean being more responsible, it would mean working for a living, it would mean thinking about issues and making choices, it would mean saving as well as spending, it would mean getting out of bed while the sun was still up, etc., etc.

Nope. I don't hear a whole bunch of support for that idea ...

James Higham said...

Statism always, always, leads to grief.

Quiet_Man said...

Yes I know my point of view is similar to an extent to pissing in the wind. But it's the only way we're ever going to get this country free again. We have to get out of the undemocratic EU and we have to break the tripartite political consensus that dominates the UK.
And if I have to be a voice in the wilderness, so be it, because I will not be beholden to the political consensus NWO strangling freedom wherever it touches.

Longrider said...

Oddly enough, on a one to one basis, I speak to many people who express these views. We are not so unusual. However, the wisdom of crowds seems to go in a different direction. How to break the stranglehold that limits the electorate's choice is the issue. And, crucially overcoming the mentality that sees votes for small, relatively unknown parties as a wasted vote.