It’s the ultimate control freak position: Things are so bad on the Earth that government must control people’s carbon emissions.
Pardon me for exhaling. When do they tell us we’re not allowed to breathe?
There is no problem with a number of measures that would significantly improve the environment. Tree farms, fish farms, solar power, wind power, and hydropower are all acceptable. Recycling is a good thing. Microwaves are good because they’re energy efficient. Bikes and electric vehicles are smart because they produce less heat and carbon emissions. Energy conservation measures are tolerable. It is worthwhile to preserve forests, rivers, and mountains.
But what is alarming about the eco movement is the way they value their neighbors: They seem to think that if people get in the way of tree growth, it’s OK to get rid of people.
What is usually unspoken among the radical eco people is their hatred for other people. Implied in their sentiment is that they want to preserve a pristine environment for themselves and not worry about the rest of American society. “They” in this case may be a racial, ethnic, or religious group, or it may be a political party.
Some people come to the conclusion that they are better than the rest of us, and they reach that conclusion at an early age. That misconception is confirmed by an educational system that confuses conformity with intelligence. They seem to believe that they can preserve their environment while getting rid of a lot of people.
They are misanthropes. These people don’t mind if a few million people die while they are busy controlling people by carbon emissions. It’s a sick, disgusting joke.
Horatio Alger? That one can be kissed goodbye. There will be no more rags to riches economic stories because carbon emissions must be controlled.
The prescription for this “Save the Environment, Get Rid of People” mentality is to kick these people out of government, their most common haven. We can then find scientists who can balance concern for the environment with concern for people.