UK Green Party: ‘Ecoloons’ with totalitarian mentality
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In a step towards a Chairman Mao-style cultural revolution in British life, the large mouthed, small mandate, Green Party has just made the outrageous demand that any government official who does not agree with unproven climate change theories must be summarily removed from office. Worryingly, despite the clear totalitarian connotations of a ‘Green pogrom’ against anybody disagreeing with their dogma, an array of liberal British media, such as the perennially liberal BBC, have been mute in even questioning such an excessive proposal, which falls foul of all basic democratic principles.
In a remarkable outburst, the Green Party leader, one Natalie Bennett, has demanded that the British government fire any minister or adviser, regardless of their department, who has ever shown any degree of disbelief in the controversial theory of global warming. Yes indeed, you read that right, British politicians are proposing to ban access to government if you don’t subscribe to the core belief of a party which commanded a towering 0.9 percent of the last British general election vote. In terms of the tail wagging the dog, such an action beggars belief even amongst the trendy metropolitan types who earnestly believe they know better than their fellow citizens.
Imagine the outcry if the extremist British National Party (who polled more than twice the Green vote at the last election incidentally) were to demand a restriction on civil servants to, say, only those born in Britain? In an age where verbal dysentery is the watchword of all too many politicians, it is a scandal that Ms Bennett has not been hounded out of her ‘leadership’ office as an embodiment of the fascism WWII was supposed to have defeated.
It is an odd thing that has come to pass in contemporary western civilization. Religions have been largely cast aside while an atheist metropolitan ‘elite’ are under the spell of pop science and other unproven beliefs, while sneering at those for whom the church (in any denomination) provides support. Perhaps the Green Party was just trying to draw attention away from the failings of Britain’s rather colossal, unaccountable Environment Agency, a ‘quango’ with 11,200 staff and a 2 billion dollar budget (making it bigger, journalist James Delingpole noted, than the equivalent agencies in Austria, Canada, Denmark, France and Sweden combined). The Environment Agency spent money on all manner of politically correct trinkets but didn’t bother to dredge rivers for over a decade. Thus an above average rainfall has multiplied into a national disaster.
Naturally, the Green Party blamed the floods on global warming, despite the fact that renowned IPCC climate expert, Professor Mat Collins, has refuted Britain’s winter rains being remotely connected to global warming.
Worryingly the Green Party is a huge fan of ever greater spending on the corporate greenery scam which threatens energy poverty for all, while a Green-industrial complex grows fat on subsidies. Thus the DIY compost attitude of the Green Party actually conceals a huge socialist-corporatist ambition that no nation can afford, least of all Britain, as it battles to repay the vast debts of the spendthrift Blair/Brown government.
Leaving aside the debate about global warming itself, the core principle here is a core tenet of democracy. No political group has the right to censor thought or remove others for their beliefs. This is rapacious totalitarianism. The West risks perpetual decline while maintaining its smug socialist-corporatist big government nanny state via a smug, clueless unelected ‘elite’ living off our taxes in quangoland, with the arrogance to believe their views trump everybody else’s. In the spirit of Hitler/Mao/Stalin, a witch hunt is being sought to remove from their jobs anybody who happens not to back the totalitarian dogma of not merely a minority party, rather an electoral rounding error.
Once upon a time Britain was a proud nation, free in thought and free to trade, encouraging a panoply of beliefs and commercial approaches. Liberal dogma is killing the West through a steady drip of financial failure, high spending / taxation and of course, those bizarre totalitarian beliefs. What next, a return to sacrificing climate pragmatists to assuage the weather gods?
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