They have tried for many years to accomplish their goals but until now Americans saw through these efforts and voted to keep America and Americans free; free to run their lives, free to make their own decisions about how they live and how to spend money they earn and free to benefit by working harder than others and free to make mistakes - but those days are gone.
The new order takes advantage of the human condition to respond to calamitous dangers, real or unreal. When faced with the equivalent of the "war of the worlds", people join together under any leadership that promises to win that war regardless of the sacrifices they must make and the freedoms they will lose. To be successful as a savior to the people only requires a convincing plot that makes people believe they are in dire danger unless "something is done" which inevitably requires "change" from the alleged errors of the past.
The latest "crisis" is financial; that is, unless trillions of dollars are given to selected businesses and industries, the world as we know it will end. Depression and soup lines akin to those of the 1930's will occur again and everyone will be worse off unless the government "fixes" the crisis. Of course, if the fix includes government take over of businesses, so be it; at least there is a plan to make the crisis go away. It doesn't matter if the program fails, it doesn't matter if there is no accountability for the money given away and it doesn't even matter if those receiving the money refuse to say what they did with it.
This latest "crisis" should serve as a good primer for the worst scam perpetrated on the world in history - the "global warming" crisis and the need to save the planet from ourselves.
While many scientists say the script about global warming is fallacious, and current weather across the globe has often reached record low temperatures, the World Meteorological Organization says cold weather does not mean that global warming has abated.
Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization, Michel Jarraud, says people should not confuse local weather variability with climate change. Just because people in Europe and in the United States are shivering does not mean global warming has stopped. He says the trend toward global warming is still there. "I think we have to be careful not to interpret any single event as a proof ... that warming has stopped. When scientists look at the global warming, they take into account many, many old possible available evidence. So, we cannot explain any single phenomenon by one single cause."
Jarraud says average global surface temperatures have climbed significantly since 1850, when historical weather statistics were first recorded"; but does not explain how a world with fewer people, no SUV's and considerably less greenhouse gas emitters, caused the planet to warm by human activity.
The shame is that this propaganda was brought to you by the Voice Of America, using taxpayer dollars which is against a federal law that prohibits the federal government from engaging in propaganda against its own citizenry (§ 1461-1a. Ban on domestic activities by United States Information Agency). This is known as the Smith-Mundt Act, which authorized the creation of information programs by the USIA, including Voice of America.
The propaganda from the VOA is merely one of many efforts by the government to convince us that we are responsible for the approaching catastrophe of global warming; the message comes from congress, the executive branch and the courts (we cannot forget the U.S. Supreme Court decision that carbon dioxide can be regulated by the government); all of this despite mounting evidence that the sun is responsible for our climate and not us.
James Hansen, head of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies, is one of the alarmists spreading the "gospel" of man-made global warming. I call it the gospel because it has become a religion whose tenets must be accepted on faith not facts. But the real agenda of the these acolytes is not saving the planet, it is to change our way of life, build enormous riches for a few, give more control over our lives to the government and lead us into global government at the loss of our sovereignty.
Hansen and others in government as well as the 44th president want to impose a carbon tax, ostensibly as a means for cutting emissions of carbon dioxide; a gas we exhale and a gas that's allegedly causing a dangerous greenhouse effect and warming trend. They want a tax levied "at the well-head or port of entry" from where it "will then appropriately affect all products and activities that use fossil fuels." (Hansen)
Everyone acknowledges that the tax will have "near-term, mid-term, and long-term" effects on "lifestyle choices" but governments around the world are not concerned about that because that's the goal. As Investors Business Daily says big government advocates are not concerned with the planet itself, they want to demonstrate "how such coercion will rearrange the lives and manage the behavior of a people who should be free of state coercion".
The goal of the environmentalist left is nothing short of collectivist redistribution of wealth (remember Obama's call for "spreading the wealth"?). The intention is that a carbon tax be another source of government income by placing the burden to the public in "equal shares on a per capita basis." (Hansen)
According to socialist doctrine the wealthier Americans who likely emit more CO2 because they have more money to spend will pay more in carbon taxes than they get back while the "less fortunate among us" who earn less will receive more in refunds than they will pay in taxes, if they pay any at all.
Hansen speaks for the government ("we're from the government and we're here to help you") when he says "A person reducing his carbon footprint more than average makes money while a person with large cars and a big house will pay a tax much higher than the dividend."
It is never questioned whether the government should be involved in changing our behavior, just as it was never questioned whether the government should give-away tax payer money to failing companies and troubled banks to "bailout" the economy. Socialists "believe so zealously in their cause - establishing an egalitarian society where conspicuous consumption is limited to the few who make the rules - that they have no misgivings about using the police power of the federal and state governments to beat society into shape" (IBD).
Considerable evidence that CO2 emissions does not cause climate change is ignored, not even refuted.
It is not surprising that those who invented the financial crisis also brought us the crisis of the forthcoming destruction of the planet unless we relinquish control to the government once again and that this is just another socialist pogrom to extend government control. Expanding power of government, domestic and international, is the aim of the environmental movement; not to save the planet.
Vincent Gioia is a retired patent attorney living in Palm Desert, California. His articles may be read at http://www.vincentgioia.com/ and he may be contacted at