Saturday, December 15, 2007

Channeling Lloyd Dobler in Bali

The CTV article on the Bali Climate Change Spectacle contained this gem…

“In a series of landmark reports this year, the UN's network of climate
scientists warned of severe consequences -- from rising seas, droughts,
severe weather, species extinction and other effects -- without sharp
cutbacks in emissions of the industrial, transportation and agricultural gases
blamed for warming.

“without sharp cutbacks in emissions of the industrial, transportation and agricultural gases blamed for warming.”

Yes, it’s official. Every productive action of mankind is harmful to the environment and we should cease and desist immediately so that things like the Dappled Asian Tree Slug and Amazonian Teak Fungi are not adversely affected by our continued existence.

I don’t think anyone is arguing against the rational application of environmentally responsible processes and activities but the nihilism of the enviro-wacko’s reminds me of the soliloquy of John Cusack’s character 'Lloyd Dobler' in the movie “Say Anything” as he tried to explain what he would do with his life…

“I don't want to sell anything, buy anything, or process anything as a
career. I don't want to sell anything bought or processed, or buy anything sold
or processed, or process anything sold, bought, or processed, or repair anything
sold, bought, or processed. You know, as a career, I don't want to do

And that is the point that has been reached in this debate. They, (the global frightened into fanaticism they) have abandoned all reason. They have forgotten that without industry, transportation and agriculture they would not be able get transportation to Bali in order to castigate the industrial and agricultural system that enabled that action.

Like a scene out of Atlas Shrugged, the “developing” nations, most of which are corrupt, backward, tribalist cesspools see fit to try to dictate the terms of the Industrialized nations capitulation, the surrender of our reason.

The third world is not alone in their Jihad on Reason, they are egged on by the elite of Europe who, with the reality of their own failed foray’s into socialist economics looming on the horizon, seek to strike not a favorable deal for themselves, but the most damaging deal they can for us. A deal that would ensure the crippling not only of their economies but of the world economy.

In this age of tree hugging idiocy Canada and the US should stand alone, alone and unafraid. We should continue on a course of rational environmentalism characterized by responsible and attainable targets. Our goal should not be to achieve some sort of pre-industrial, hemp strewn environmental utopia but rather a world that recognizes the importance of our environment and the importance of man over animals and plants.

So as the socialists and environmentalists plot our ruin while sipping low fat non-dairy latte’s and championing the existence of inanimate objects and ignorant animals I’d like you all to take the time today to appreciate our natural environment, recycle, turn off the lights when you’re not in the room, work hard and produce the things that are bought and sold, or buy or sell or repair the things that are produced because without the acts of consumption, creation and capitalism there would be no reason to save the earth in the first place.

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