Getting wise to radicals
Maybe, just maybe – and finally – the public is getting the message from the so-called “Climate Change” crowd: it really isn’t about “climate” at all, but it is about change. In the CNN Town Hall on Climate Change last week, one thing came through loud and clear, the issue is not about survival, but about governmental control.
In every answer to every concern about the climate, it came down to one issue: the government must control the people and do what is best because the people need to be controlled. To do anything else is to be a denier.
Those of us older than two presidential administrations have heard this song before. And, every time the issue comes up in whatever iteration, top-down control of our behavior is the prescription. Perhaps columnist Kurt Schlichter said it best this week:
“Back in the 70s, I remember we were promised an ice age if we didn’t give liberals our money and freedom. Then in the 80s, we were promised death by ozone hole if we didn’t give liberals our money and freedom, and then doom by acid rain if we didn’t give liberals our money and freedom. By the time they started promising that we were all gonna die from global warming if we didn’t give liberals our money and freedom, I was still wanting my ice age. It would be nice to have a white Christmas in LA. So, where’s my damn ice age?
Why is he bringing up money and liberty? It is what is wanted most by the do-gooders and virtue-signalers who believe in the tripe that is the recent iteration of the climate lobby. It boils down to taxes, money flowing into the government’s coffers and socialist control of the economy.
Remember, when the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change was being discussed, one of its principle architects admitted it was less about climate and more about wealth distribution. The famous Paris Accords is not about change, so much as economic “equality.”
“The preamble to the Paris Agreement alone tells you this is at heart a social-engineering project, aimed at remaking the capitalist economies of the West. Signatories must “respect, promote and consider their respective obligations on human rights, the right to health, the rights of indigenous peoples, local communities, migrants, children, persons with disabilities and people in vulnerable situations and the right to development, as well as gender equality, empowerment of women and empowerment of women and intergenerational equity.”
What does that have to do with climate change? Not much.
Yet, CNN’s town hall became a pep rally for more governmental controls, more regulation, more fascist-socialist economic declaring winners and losers.
Even that indictment on the American education system, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortes, saw her former chief of staff Saikat Chakrabarti admit that her multi-trillion dollar “Green New Deal” was not about climate change, it was about social engineering and socialist goals.
The climate change debate as punctuated by the CNN town hall last week, should put the lid on any belief that it is really about the climate. In every instance, in every answer, in every utterance from every candidate, it was all the same: Washington taking control of industries, taxing the middle class and the poor, and putting the money toward programs our betters believe we should be supporting.
This is elitism at its worst. While the rest of us are told to grin and bear it, the elites will be sheltered by their money and the position from what they impose on the rest of us.