Bill McKibben Goes Full Jackboot on Climate Change
McKibben's ideas are childish, and even a group of Google engineers have taken the time to exhaustively run the numbers until they agree, there is simply no way for alternative energy to replace fossil fuels.
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"Worst of all, McKibben’s war would never end. McKibben actually laments that control of the economy was handed back to private individuals after WW2.
That attitude quickly reset after the war, of course; solidarity gave way to the biggest boom in personal consumption the world had ever seen, as car-packed suburbs sprawled from every city and women were retired to the kitchen. Business, eager to redeem its isolationist image and shake off New Deal restrictions, sold itself as the hero of the war effort, patriotic industrialists who had overcome mountains of government red tape to get the job done. And the modest “operations researchers,” who had entered and learned from the real world when they managed radar development during the war, retreated to their ivory towers and became much grander “systems analysts” once the conflict ended. Robert McNamara, a former Ford executive, brought an entire wing of the Rand Corporation to the Defense Department during the Kennedy administration, where the think-tank experts promptly privatized most of the government shipyards and plane factories, and used their out-of-touch computer models to screw up government programs like Model Cities, the ambitious attempt at urban rehabilitation during the War on Poverty. “The systems analysts completely took over,” Berk says, “and the program largely failed for that reason.”
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If I had written a post anywhere near as outrageous as McKibben’s jingoistic demand for a war on climate, his demand for wholesale surrender of liberty and property rights to government, I would be called a fascist. But because McKibben is a green, he gets a free pass from mainstream media to demand the unthinkable."
McKibben is so terrified of natural climate variation he is willing to enslave the world to Mordor. This is wildly out of touch with reality. It was the socialist Mordor government of the USSR, and now China which have nearly destroyed their peoples with pollution, not the western republics where pollution issues peaked long ago as the nations became wealthy and are now declining to all but mere nuisance levels.
McKibben would create the very system which creates the problems he so despises, and fears.
But greens are not known for rationality, but they are known for emotional force. These are the people willing to enslave you, and enforce your permanent serfdom, for your own good of course. These are men, and women willing to use force to make you see the light of their beliefs, albeit beliefs untethered to science, or reason.
These are the dangerous men, the men every society must watch carefully, they appear the wild eyed believer, but if allowed power, they become the driving force for Democide, and as with the USSR, China, and all others who have progressed down this path, the body count will rise, full and deep, in the millions.
Yes, it can happen here, it can happen anywhere, it only requires untethered belief, in a secular, socialist religion like global warming, or environmentalism.
Aesop had advice for Mr. McKibben:
A Pigeon, oppressed by excessive thirst, saw a goblet of water painted on a signboard. Not supposing it to be only a picture, she flew towards it with a loud whir and unwittingly dashed against the signboard, jarring herself terribly. Having broken her wings by the blow, she fell to the ground, and was caught by one of the bystanders.
Moral: Zeal should not outrun discretion.