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"Environmentalism Religion Rather Than Science, Says Czech Leader

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Sums it up extremely well.  It's much easier to control scared people.

 

"Environmentalism Religion Rather Than Science, Says Czech Leader
By Kevin Mooney
CNSNews.com Staff Writer
March 12, 2007

"(CNSNews.com) - Centralized planners seeking to "rule from above" are operating under the guise of environmentalism and other fashionable "isms" in a bid to attack freedom and liberty, Czech President Vaclav Klaus said here.

Addressing an audience at the CATO Institute in Washington, D.C., on Friday, Klaus argued that although communism has been eradicated in Eastern Europe, there are renewed efforts in this new century to reintroduce statist schemes.

Those who have experienced the absence of freedom in their lifetimes have a "special sensitivity" to dangerous and disturbing trends at work in Europe and America, Klaus said.

He identified what he said were three main "internal challenges" to freedom.

Fashionable and trendy "isms" like environmentalism seek to "radically re-organize human society" in a way that is detrimental to the freedoms that were secured just 17 years ago when Soviet communism fell, he argued.

Proponents of the environmental ideology were attempting to sell the public on "catastrophic scenarios" that could be used to justify the restoration of statist practices, he said.

"The hypothesis of global warming, and the role of man, is the most powerful embodiment of environmental ideology," Klaus observed. Although the environmental movement invokes science as a way of advancing policy goals, the arguments in favor of catastrophe rest on "ill-founded assumptions," he said.

"Environmentalism is a religion. It does not belong in the natural sciences and is more connected with social science."

Klaus said very few politicians and journalists understand that environmentalism is a political ideology masquerading as a natural science.

Other "isms" that he argued pose threats to order include "social democratism," "human rightism," "internationalism" and "multi-culturalism." These movements all proceed from a desire to "centrally organize, mastermind, regulate and control society," he said.

Freedom is also threatened by the drive toward global governance, the Czech leader argued. He said he had misgivings about the European Union and moves towards de-nationalizing countries.

Freedom in Europe is best secured over the long term, Klaus said, through a parliamentary democracy that exists within "a clearly defined state territory."

Those who are armed with the "special sensitivity" of having lived under communism see the trend toward "supranationalism" as incompatible with freedom and individual liberty, he said.

Klaus told Cybercast News Service he was not sure that the current generation of young people can ever fully appreciate what living conditions were like not so long ago in communist regimes.

For that reason, the centralized controlling agenda he associates with such ideologies as environmentalism tends to go largely undetected, he said."


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1.
Rick GComment by Rick G - March 13, 2007, 10:47 pm
Konane, good to see you back.

I liked your comment, "It's much easier to control scared people." This is very true. Everyone pushing an agenda manages to use the scare tactic technique somehow.

It reminds me of the Twilight Zone episode, "The Monsters Are Due on Main Street".



2.
konaneComment by konane - March 14, 2007, 12:09 am
Thanks much, Rick!! Don't remember all those episodes by name but believe I've probably seen most of them when they first aired which is waaaay back there. Rod Serling was a genius way ahead of his time.

I don't refute that it's becoming hotter, but hard science says our sun is burning warmer beginning in around the 1600's, accelerating from the 1950's .... and although we have a great deal of power we can't control the sun. Likely it's happened before and will again.

However, $ocial-engineering controlling greedy people who set themselves up to gain $$$$$$ from $pawining industri$ arising from $caremongering should probably land in a place about hot as the sun .... or better yet reincarnate at the bottom of the foodchain.
3.
Rick GComment by Rick G - March 14, 2007, 1:28 pm
Unfortunately the warming debate is only going to increase in the next few years. The sun is going into the most active period in recent history around 2011. I imagine it's going to be warmer in those years.

The Twilight Zone in question is about a neighborhood that has a "UFO" fly over and all the power on the block goes out. They all think it's aliens and start pointing fingers at each other. Then they shoot a stranger walking down the street. Turns out he's a utility worker who's been sent out to repair the power outage.
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konaneComment by konane - March 14, 2007, 1:43 pm
Thanks Rick ... believe I remember that episode.

It's one thing to find a niche which needs filling, start a business and profit from timing. What's happening is the deliberate creation of that niche through legislative mandates based upon theory/hype/pure BS as to why ............ not fact which stands out like flashing neon.

My previous commentary is about using hyped half truths as scare tactics to bring about societal control which forces the purchase of items the government says we must have or else ..... and special interests which will reap profits being behind proliferation of those hyped half truths. Think Pacattack might say it smacks of the (rumored) Illuminati which is his and my favorite scapegoat pulling strings in the background to keep themselves rich.

It is very much like requiring everyone to buy an HD tv when the black and white one with rabbit ears is paid for and works just fine. Silly comparison but am sure it conveys the meaning.

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