Not long ago people like Al Gore were jetting around the globe taking in vast speaking fees, winning awards, telling everyone that they must give up the things they enjoy to save the planet meanwhile living in huge McMansions that consumed ten times the energy of the average household!
These doomsayers all told us we were stupid if we doubted them. They knew better, you see. These stooges claimed all “real” scientists agreed that mankind was destroying the planet with global warming. That we humans were at fault and the only way to save ourselves is bend over to a world government, pay lots of taxes and give up our cars, our electricity, air travel, light bulbs, blah blah blah!
There was a vast left wing conspiracy in other words. One designed to scare people into giving more power and wealth to statist bureaucrats who were employing the oldest trick in the book. Using fear and guilt to manufacture consent just as H L Mencken said in 1918:
"The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary."
Millions were spent selling the idea, because many of these groups knew that fear, like sex, sells.
There are two main motivations that human beings have. The desire to have something and the fear of losing something. They used both to pitch the notion that we could create a “green utopia” by changing the way we did things, and in doing so we would prevent the end of the world. Who doesn’t want to be a hero? Who doesn’t love the environment? How can you argue with that?
Its not that they needed our money. They have all the money they will ever need.
They wanted our souls!
But two things happened last year that shot an arrow in the heart of the beast; one of the worst Northern Hemisphere winters on record and Climategate. And the hits keep on coming.
Now it turns out that NASA, who claimed for years that their data proves Global Warming is real, was actually just using CRU data all along. And the CRU couldn’t back up any of its data. In fact, they “lost the records” when they were forced to produce them. Oops!
So now these news channels who’ve been trumpeting the story as fact, spending millions on documentaries hyping it, all those TV shows hawking green as the in color; they all look like fools.
Or worse, they look like they were in on what will go down as one of the biggest scams in human history.
The so called "investigative reporters" did the reporting but not the investigating because, if you report what you are told not to report, two things happen. The story is killed and you are sacked, never to work in the media in Australia again.
We have a Prim Monster in this country slavishly following the agenda he has been told to follow and introduce a similar "scheme".
Can you imagine the schmozzle of an ETS?
Just like the Home Insulation fiasco and now the Education Spending debacle where assembly halls are costing twice to three times what they should cost.
This billion dollar spend on assembly halls will not lift the education standards of Australian students one iota!
The hidden agenda of Australian politics since Whitlam, and probably before, has been to dumb down Australians. Little Johhny Howard didn't hide the same agenda, he did it out in the open.
Telling people they need to cut back is like rubbing salt in their wounds. Promising them “green jobs” as they close coal fired power stations is like telling a 40 year old Santa Claus is coming to town.