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Why Radical Greens View People As A Scourge On The Planet

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Most of the doomsaying elites are candid about their contempt for the value of human life and about their political endgame. They are defined by the term misanthropes, “people who dislike humankind.”

Liberal ideologues preach that an all-powerful central government on a global scale is necessary to save the planet. It is also necessary to equitably distribute the world’s financial and physical resources.

Christina Figueres, former chief of the International Panel on Climate Change, called communism the optimal system for avoiding dangerous global warming in an article in the Daily Caller on January 15, 2014.

A year later on February 3, 2015, at a European conference, she acknowledged that the UN’s climate program has provided the political and organizational wherewithal to replace the economic system that made modern economic growth possible.

She said: “This is the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally, within a defined period of time, to change the economic development model that has been reigning for at least 150 years, since the Industrial Revolution.”

That is a “frighteningly arrogant statement,” said Steve Moore and Kathleen Hartnett White in their brilliant 2016 book, Fueling Freedom.

This requires central planning with an uncompromising faith in the power of government and an even stronger belief that personal freedom need not be present in society.

It actually describes all the groups battling against our current government. Could they all be misanthropes?

The economic development model that the UN climate czar has consigned to the dustbin of history allowed a middle class to flourish.

The hallmarks of that model, private property rights, a competitive market, and personal freedom are today intertwined with the availability and creative conversions of fossil fuels.

In the 1970s, when the politics of environmentalism emerged, the Club of Rome published a dystopian manifesto titled Limits To Growth predicting the end of growth and the need for a centrally controlled economy.

Mr. Biden is building on that plan in his platform for the nation.

In the Club of Rome’s 1991 publication The First Global Revolution, the organization unashamedly revealed their misanthropic world view.

It said, “The common enemy of humanity is man. In searching for a new enemy to unite us we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famines and the like would fit the bill.” Yes, you read that correctly.

Not to be outdone in misanthropy Stanford biologist Paul Ehrlich wrote in a report to The Federation of American Scientists in 1978: “Giving society cheap, abundant energy would be the equivalent of giving an idiot child a machine gun.”

The Marxist founder of the United Nations Environment Program, the late Maurice Strong, contended that “the only hope for the planet” is the collapse of industrialized civilizations.

The planetary management advocated by these alarmists is to be carried out by those sanctioned by the elites rather than by the consent of the people.

Few Americans on either side of the political spectrum appear to be aware of this dark side of the global warming issue, and few public officials seem willing to risk the wrath that the mainstream media reserves for climate heretics.

Yet opinion polls consistently show that a strong majority of the U.S. citizens abhor the idea of global governance.

Europeans may be accustomed to their government’s social engineering. We doubt that a critical mass of Americans are willing to surrender to green mandates that will limit the number of miles they drive until they purchase an electric car.

If our democratic form of government is to endure, energy policies must be made to satisfy the desires of the public. This could well end Nov 3.

Given the weakening evidence for any concern about climate change and the counterproductive consequences of climate policies, surely economic growth offers the best bet for adaptation to whatever change the Earth might experience.

America’s future may not offer a climate any different from today’s, but the future that the alarmists propose is a regression toward the preindustrial era devoid of the freedoms and prosperity afforded by plentiful energy.

Today, it would be hard to argue that no one other than George Soros is the world’s most powerful and effective misanthrope.

It would take a team of psychiatrists to figure out why a man with a billion dollars, who has made his home in America, would so despise this country as to devote decades and his few remaining years at 89 to destroying his adopted homeland.

Perhaps an undiagnosed brain tumor or premature dementia brought on this psychosis. Why else would he finance people intent on undermining all this country has stood for?

Why else would he help elect the politicians who allow thugs to run wild burning, looting and vandalizing to their heart’s content?

We are told that Soros is a socialist, but what is a socialist’s idea of a perfect socialist state: a dictatorship modeled on the old Soviet Union, China, Cuba, North Korea, or Venezuela?

Or perhaps Nazi Germany, where though he was a Hungarian Jew, he cast his lot with the barbarians. He identifies with them still.

Note: Portions of this article were excerpted directly from the book, Fueling Freedom, with permission from its authors Steve Moore and Kathleen White. The book is recommended as the very best treatise on American energy yet to be written.

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