May 27, 2008

Bring. It. On.

Vaclav Klaus offers to go toe-to-toe with the Gore-acle over the issue of "global warming". Money quote:

"Like their (communist) predecessors, [the climate alarmists] will be certain that they have the right to sacrifice man and his freedom to make their idea reality."

"In the past, it was in the name of the Marxists or of the proletariat - this time, in the name of the planet."

Klaus grew up in Soviet-dominated Checkoslovakia, a country that for decades suffered under the brutal regime of people who believed they knew better than anyone else and were willing to say it with tanks. I think he can tag a watermelon (green on the outside, red on the inside) when he sees one.

UPDATE: Via Arts & Letters Daily comes a long essay by Freeman Dyson examining environmentalism as a secular religion and all the social, political and economic pitfalls that go with it.

UPDATE DEUX: Oh, and did I say Global Warming? I meant Global Cooling. Or sumfin'. As the Bovina Bloviator notes, the gradual shift in meme from "global warming" to "climate change" gives the command & control crowd ample room to adjust to whatever Ma Nature cares to serve up. Doesn't matter what the weather's doing, it's Bad. And it's All Our Fault.

Posted by Robert at May 27, 2008 09:56 PM | TrackBack