Climate change advocates, formerly global warming supporters, are peace-loving, kind, and completely altruistic. At least that is how they are presented. But this quote from H.L. Mencken, as referenced by Kerry Jackson of Investors.com, tells us what the real aim of the “do-gooders” is:
[The] “whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.”Of course, one of the biggest hobgoblins of our time is climate change.
The “crisis” it represents gets bigger and scarier with each passing week, and the people who want to save us from it cry out over and over again with more and more claims of how serious this tragic situation is. The cause has been most recently trumpeted by Naomi Klein in her book and documentary of the same name, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate. This is from the trailer of the documentary:
“So here’s the big question,” says Klein. “What if global warming isn’t only a crisis? What if it’s the best chance we’re ever going to get to build a better world?”
Then comes the threat:
“Change, or be changed.”
While Klein wants everyone to think that climate change is her goal, it is clear from her book and documentary that bringing down capitalism and all the evil is stands for is her goal.
Klein is not alone in her cause celebre. She is joined by Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of United Nation’s Framework Convention on Climate Change, who earlier this year told a group of ecological protesters that their goal is not to save the world from ecological disaster but to free the world from the chains of capitalism.
You might be wondering what climate change has to do with capitalism. The fact is, a business can be ecologically accountable and still make a profit. The two do not have to be mutually exclusive. But the extreme global warming doomsayers really don’t care as much about the planet as they do about telling you about your problem and setting out to solve it. Then in the end, they get a pat on the back for being selfless.
Kerry Jackson made a strong point when she concluded her piece on investors.com this way,
People who are always looking for a crisis to solve are much like those who seek elective office because they want to “serve.” Their spoken motives are always a cover for the real agenda, which is so maligned that it is mentioned only by accident.