Leftie "do-gooders" AKA "LIBERAL FASCISTS" like Tom Friedman and Barry Obama want to create an "green economy" to save the world from AGW. Obama says he will create HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of GREEN COLLAR JOBS. Friedman says it's the next economic revolution - if I.T. was he last, then he dubs this one E.T for environmental technology. He even joked to Brokaw on MTP that he's like it if the USA were a totalitarian state like China for a day so he and the other left-wing do-gooder elitists - AKA LIBERAL FASCISTS - could pass by fiat all the laws they need to to bring this about. (I guess Tommie Friedman envisions himself or Barry Obama as as sort of like a GREEN CHAVEZ.)
Well, too bad for Friedman and Obama we are not like China and they are not yet Chavez. Too bad for them - BUT LUCKY FOR THE REST OF US.
Here's why: even if they were right about AGW and CO2 - (which they are NOT!) - their policies wouldn't work. It's UNIVERSALLY acknowledged that Kyoto would have been a failure even if the entire world had joined in. The goals were never met by the nations which signed on, and even if they had, CO2 wouldn't have come don't one itsy bitsy teeny weeny bit.
OKAY: IT WOULD HAVE CONE DOWN A TEENY WEENY, BUT NOT ENOUGH TO MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE IN THE GLOBAL CLIMATE.
I think an analogy would best illustrate the idiocy of the AGW crowd's concept of a GREEN ECONOMY.
Instead of AGW and CARBON, let's say these LIBERAL FASCISTS were to solve another big problem: obesity and heart disease. A NOBLE CAUSE! And unlike global warming (which has killed no one!), this actually kills millions of people every year.
To "do-good", these LIBERAL FASCIST would get together and pass higher taxes on fattier foods, and mandate maximum calorie input per person. Everybody would be forced to eat a "healthy diet" and nobody who was fat would be allowed dessert. Calories would have to appear on every food bill and each person's grand total of calories and fat - THEIR "FAT FOOTPRINT" (YES: A PLAY ON "CARBON FOOTPRINT").
NOBODY WOULD BE ALLOWED TO EAT MORE THAN WOULD BE HEALTHY FOR THEM.
To make sure everyone obeys the law, the feds would hire millions of FAT FOOD COPS who would enforce the law.
These job would be like the GREEN COLLAR jobs Barry Obama wants to create.
NOW... are you beginning to see how totally effin idiotic this whole approach is!?!?
Its goes against our individual liberty - to eat as we damn please - and the free market. It creates a more powerful state - and costly one, and an artificial economy that has no basis in the real world.
AND I THINK THAT THIS IS CENTRAL: it's ARTIFICIAL because it's not based on the free choice of free people; it's IMPOSED.
Absent the imposition the value collapses, hence it is really a FALSE VALUE. Empty. Worthless. And that's why the whole edifice built upon it will have to collapse.
As the USSR did.
That's why socialism - in carbon or calories - is never the most efficient way to do anything. From pencils to carbon to calories. The MOST EFFICIENT and ONLY TRUE way to ascribe value to a good or service is to let free people do it in a free market. MILTON FRIEDMAN - (THE SMART FRIEDMAN!) - PROVED THIS WITH PENCILS:
MILTON FRIEDMAN PROVED THAT TOM FRIEDMAN AND BARRY OBAMA AND KARL MARX ARE WRONG.
The leftist way violates our basic nature and the market place which is based on that basic nature, AND it artificially and inefficiently and oft time incorrectly ascribes value.
Marx thought he would get around this because Marx thought his leftist elitists would create THE NEW MAN.
We are who we are.
And freedom is our essence.
Those who seek to limit it - FOR OUR OWN GOOD - are doomed to failure.
And rightly so.