In response to Paul Homewood: No airports, no imports – the real cost of carbon mania
Despite producing only 1.02 per cent (2017 figures) of global CO2 emissions we’re going to destroy the national economy and the life we know today? I’m reminded of the CND attitude to nuclear disarmament – let’s get rid of nuclear weapons around the world, but get rid of all of ours first. Thank goodness for a report that reveals how utterly unrealistic the current assumptions are.
I’m Old Fashioned replied:
A very good analogy because the nuclear disarmament campaign was also covertly sponsored by those who wish us harm. In the case of CND it was the Soviet Union financing it directly via the KGB. Britain-hating traitors cynically exploiting a mass of well-meaning, naive, but gullible citizens clamouring loudly and passionately for a policy which would have amounted to national suicide, had the government allowed itself to have been persuaded by it.
Here we go again. Except that this time parliament and the institutions of government have all been sufficiently infiltrated by extremists that the counsel of common sense which saved us last time has been abandoned. Western guilt, created and nurtured by cultural marxism, which I regard as a form of societal AIDS, has left us much less able to resist the pandemic virus of presumed anthropomorphic climate change.
James Chilton wrote:
Sometimes I would like to see the utterly mad dreams of the Green Earthers come true. The entire ruin of the economy, which cannot fail to occur if this carbon mania continues to its logical conclusion, would cause such universal calamity that the green cranks would be swept into oblivion in the collapse of everything. Then, those who survived could pick up the pieces and rebuild a sane world.
I’ve been saying for some time that the fight over climate change will make the Brexit fight look like a mere skirmish in the culture wars, a side-show, a warm-up act.
This is the fight of the 21st century because it’s for the very fabric of modernity itself. It’s also a fight for truth and logic, for the poor and for the right to decide one’s own future.