March 1, 2017
Steven F. Hotze, M.D.
Publisher, CRTX News
“The sky is falling! The sky is falling!” warned Chicken Little.
The environmentalists are our modern day Chicken Littles. Here is what Al Gore had to say about the environment and global warming when he produced his documentary, The Inconvenient Truth, in 2006. “The worst potential catastrophe in the history of human civilization is approaching.” This type of hysterical, melodramatic comment has been espoused by every left wing Marxist politician. Gore’s statement was wrong then. It is just as wrong now. In fact, it’s ridiculous.
The spread of radical Islamic terrorism and its goal of world political conquest and the imposition of Sharia law worldwide, about which the Marxist Democrats don’t seem to care, is not a potential catastrophe to life and liberty for humanity, but a real one that is occurring now. How many hundreds of thousands of Christians and uncooperative Muslims have been killed by these evil jihadists? How many millions of refugees have fled the violence in the Middle East, bringing instability to the nations in which they settle? Yet, the Marxists Democrats have thrown a conniption fit about Trump’s immigration policy that would require the vetting of immigrants who come from seven radical Muslim countries. The Marxist, socialist Democrats have embraced Islam with open arms like a male black widow spider embraces the female spider, only to be eaten alive by her after mating. This is cultural insanity. You can’t make this up.
The greatest danger facing mankind is the loss of individual liberty. The environmentalists have raised the straw man of global warming to justify granting the government complete authority to regulate our lives.
The issue at stake is individual liberty, not the environment. Environmentalism is a form of collectivism which is rooted in Marxist ideology. Collectivists stress the interdependence of individuals and the collective good over the importance of individual rights and personal initiative. Collectivism gave rise to the failed ideologies of socialism and communism. Personal initiative and individual rights led to free enterprise capitalism. The environmental movement is nothing more than a morphing of socialism in order to give a select group of elites control over the lives of the masses.
The world has been warming since the end of the Ice Age 11,000 years ago. This warming trend has been caused by the effect of increased solar activity, not by man. So what if the world warms by ½ degree over the next century. Will anyone notice? Will it really make any difference in our environment?
There is nothing man can do to change the weather. Weathermen have a hard enough time predicting the weather for next week. There is no way anyone can predict what the weather will be like next year, much less one hundred years from now. The periodic cooling and warming of the earth’s temperature is normal. The earth and the environment have adapted to climate changes over the millennium, as have humans. We do not need a whole new layer of government bureaucracies with their regulators telling us how much energy we can or cannot use. If we give the government this kind of authority, then a host of new taxes will be passed, more bureaucratic regulations adopted and free enterprise will be inhibited. This is the goal of the Marxists, to destroy free enterprise capitalism.
With capitalism having defeated communism, ending the Cold War, the collectivists had to find a new way to attack free enterprise. The collectivists have propagated the scare of an impending environmental catastrophe which they proclaim can only be solved by giving government, politicians and bureaucrats broad powers over the economy. The leftist media promotes this philosophy. The press spotlights scientists who hold to the environmentalists’ party line in order to bolster the urgency of the problem with the public.
Anyone who challenges global warming, its effects or the government measures suggested to regulate the economy to prevent it, is ostracized. This is how the global warming hysteria has developed. It is reminiscent of the hysteria surrounding the swine flu. The concept of man-made global warming is a hoax being perpetrated by those who adhere to a socialist philosophy of civil government.
If you follow the environmentalists’ herd mentality, then you can be sure your economic liberties and freedoms will be trampled.
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