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Thursday, February 22, 2007

The real agenda

An editorial from Investors Business Daily looks at the modern environmental movement:

The media tend to portray the green movement as having the purest of motives. But the more its leaders talk, the more they expose their real intent.
The editorial is called The Real Agenda and according to the IBD, the agenda is more political than scientific. IBD takes a look at an organization called EarthSave International, which recently reported:
"Arguably the best way to reduce global warming in our lifetimes is to reduce or eliminate our consumption of animal products."

In the same story we're informed that "the average American diet — including all food-processing steps — results in the annual production of an extra 1.5 tons of CO2-equivalent (in the form of all greenhouse gases) compared to a no-meat diet."
Egad! Now eating meat causes global warming! We had better all become Vegans to stop those flatulating cows!

Back to reality: the IBD editorial reaches as astonishingly rational conclusion:
So this week it's our consumption of meat and dairy products that they want to police — just like it is the cars we drive, the trips we take, the homes we live in and the goods we manufacture.

Their real agenda is not to save the planet, but to install an economic system more to their liking. They call themselves environmentalists, but they act more like totalitarians all the time.
Exactly. Marx would have loved Kyoto.

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