Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Workers of the World Unite to Save the Planet!

Great column by Bret Stephens in yesterday's Wall Street Journal that hits on a point I've been making here:

"The first (reason for an irrational belief in global warming) is as a vehicle of ideological convenience. Socialism may have failed as an economic theory, but global warming alarmism, with its dire warnings about the consequences of industry and consumerism, is equally a rebuke to capitalism. Take just about any other discredited leftist nostrum of yore – population control, higher taxes, a vast new regulatory regime, global economic redistribution, an enhanced role for the United Nations – and global warming provides a justification."

This is why I call them "Global Warmists". Its ideology, not science.


Blazing Cat Fur said...

Exactly, anyone who has followed the envionmental movement knows it was co-opted by the pinkos.

A Missourian said...

If you ever find a link to the Check Prez's new book "Blue Planet In Green Shackles" please let me know, I don't think I'm going to find it in Borders (crap, I'm not even sure what the book chains are in the Great Oppressed North, "Barbara Hall's Neutered Literature"?)