Al Gore Wants to Shackle Us
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A new kind of slavery -
Al Gore Wants to Shackle Us
"In England, where they have gone completely bonkers over this phony global warming threat they have already begun to force anyone in London who owns and drives an SUV in old London Towne to pay $50 a day for the privilege. It has also been suggested that Brits be allowed only one flight as year, and forced to pay exaggerated "carbon taxes" on their air fares.
"There's also talk of imposing World War II rationing. Most Americans weren't around in those days so they are ignorant of what rationing meant. Meat was tightly rationed - a nice juicy steak was worth its weight in gold - gasoline was rationed - you had to have a sticker on your windshield showing just how much gas you could buy with the coupons Uncle Sam gave you - in most cases not much more than a thimble full for those who were deemed to be doing non-essential motoring. Tires were unobtainable.
"Housing was scarce, rents controlled. The people of the richest, most well-endowed-with-natural-resources nation on the face of the earth, toiled in an era of thread bare scarcity. After the war, some bureaucrats admitted that there was no scarcity of many of the rationed goods and that the rationing of them was meant to force the folks back home to share in the rigors of warfare. Nice of them, wasn't it?
"Few experts will argue against the fact that the cost of implementing the environmentalist grand scheme will be the eventual destruction of the nation's economy. Americans will find themselves living in the early 19th century, shivering in the winter and roasting in the summer, and riding bicycles instead of driving cars. Most Americans that is.
"Brother Gore and his friends, however, have devised a means that will enable them to go on their merry way, spewing carbon emissions in every which way as they jet around the world in their private aircraft or hunker down in their many mansions using great gobs of electricity and driving their SUVs to their heart's content. They buy "carbon offsets: - the newest way of buying indulgences to prevent them from suffering the consequences of their environmental sins. They also sell them, by the way. Might just as well make a buck and like the Hawaiian missionaries of old, do well while doing good.
"At the root of the environmentalist's motivation is their sheer hatred of mankind. To them man is evil, bent on despoiling the planet. Listen to the nuts over at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). They never shy away from the idea that the world would be better off without us nasty humans - if they had their way we'd all be eliminated and the planet turned over to crocodiles and other such gentle critters who presumably would treat Mother Nature better we evil humans do.
"And who will enforce those draconian regulations and restrictions? Why the United Nations, of course - the driving force behind the Global Warming swindle. The peril, we are told, is worldwide so only an international body can deal with it.
"So in one fell swoop our national sovereignty would be tossed into the junk science heap and we'd find ourselves the serfs in the new world order presided over by the Marxist commissars of the United Nations who would in their wisdom infirm us what we can and cannot do in the name of saving the planet from being consumed by out-of-control global warming.
"Al Gore has told us that we have to change our way of life. He hasn't spelled out the changes because if he did he'd be run out of town. If we want to avoid all of this we had better start demanding that Al Gore and his friends, his acolytes in Congress, and the UN bureaucrats, spell out exactly what they have in store for us. If they do, Americans will understand that they really are out to get us.""
Phil Brennan is a veteran journalist who writes for NewsMax.com. He
is editor & publisher of Wednesday on the Web and was Washington
columnist for National Review magazine in the 1960s. He also served as a
staff aide for the House Republican Policy Committee and helped handle
the Washington public relations operation for the Alaska Statehood
Committee which won statehood for Alaska. He is also a trustee of the
Lincoln Heritage Institute and a member of the Association of Former
Intelligence Officers. Phil Brennan is a regular columnist for Ether
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