Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off

You know when I was growing up in the seventies and eighties there was a sense of positivity in the world. I'm not talking about valium induced cheshire grin, I'm talking about a quiet positivity that all would work out in the world,a sense of pride in a job well done and an enthusiasm for the next day. Read the newspaper, talk to your local green grocer or taxi driver and it's all doom and gloom. I blame the environmentalists for this negative attitude and their band aid approach to sustainability. It's as if we expect the world to be perfect, politicians to be honest and teenagers to not vandalize or get drunk. We have not only become negative about our future but also unrealistic expectation for today.

Nowadays we expect the children's entertainer to be a pedophile, we expect the nanny to be sleeping with the boss, expect to be ripped off, we expect bad service and we are surprised when the opposite occurs. Our cultural negativity has got so bad that I am now hearing people talk about the demise of Capitalism! What, surely it can't be true!.

Just look at the new carbon laws that will eventually put the wheels that turn business in the hands of non-elected bodies of authority. There is onestandard rule when one seeks power - once the people are convinced the only obstacle to absolute power is business and money. And what better way to finish one's rise to power than bring the wheels of capitalism to a grinding halt. Like a remake of a really bad B-movie, the world is being confronted with a radical ideology once again but with a new twist. In the 1930s we were confronted with the socialist ideal of the “master race.” Today it has been spun into the all encompassing ideal of an “Environmentally Friendly,” or “Green" world. Certainly this new slogan is not as awe inspiring as the old motto, but trust me it is just as dangerous to the ideas of freedom, democracy and capitalism as the old one was. Let’s not also forget that when the first Nazi movement began it was an appealing idea to many. Even a certain ambassador to Germany from the United States, a man by the name of Kennedy thought it looked good at the beginning. Then he came to his senses. So let’s not be fooled again, but this time by a man named Gore. The key to understanding what is going on with this furry and political hype around “Global Warming” is best understood from a historical context. Just read the historical footnotes on the rise of the Nazi Party in Germany in the 1930s. The bottom line, there was a crisis. Unemployment was rampant; the economy was still in free fall from the Great Depression. People were out of work and they were starving.

The socialists promised that they could prevent this decline into anarchy and chaos and provide everyone with a good paying job. Furthermore they were offering to create a society that was both fulfilling and lasting (read in here the word sustainability), if only you followed theirway. But as with all great utopian dreams there is a caveat, they warned that there was very little time left and if their ideas and warnings were ignored, the German State would collapse entirely in just a few years. Any of this sound familiar? Basically they used fear to intimidate the people into believing in their point of view. Now, I’m all in favour of doing what is right. If there is a problem or crisis, only time and “real science” will show whether or not man is the cause of this notable change taking place around us on this planet.

Furthermore, the fact that the planet has been around for billions of years, I argue that another 10 or even 20 more years of investigation and research, will not doom our civilization or the planet. This way, should those beating the “Warming” drum the loudest, with their "new" Leni Riefenstahl behind the camera – end up being wrong, we will not be in a position of regret for rushing into many decisions and choices that may end up creating that very Hell on earth, that we all are trying to avoid. And for those of you still not convinced by my arguments, go get yourself a copy of Mein Kampf. And everywhere you can infer the words “Jewish Religion,” replace them with the words “Carbon Emitter,” and then tell me I’m wrong.

We can never forget that the most important time of all to ask a question, is when everyone agrees, for one reason or another upon the same answer. The bottom line for all is that we need to remain positive and forget about the doomsdayers, the world will not end tomorrow and lets face it, negativity is a bit of a mental blocker when it comes to thinking up incredible ideas for a sustainable world