What has happened to rational science as guide to directing policy? Or, an even bigger question, why is it the remarkable similarities between Stalinism and the policy proposals of the left (it is redundant to say radical left) are not brought into the light to a greater degree? Vaclav Klaus has some experience with this (emphasis mine)-
As a politician who personally experienced communist central planning of all kinds of human activities, I feel obliged to bring back the already almost forgotten arguments used in the famous plan-versus-market debate in the 1930s in economic theory …, the arguments we had been using for decades until the moment of the fall of communism. The innocence with which climate alarmists and their fellow-travellers in politics and media now present and justify their ambitions to mastermind human society belongs to the same fatal conceit. To my great despair, this is not sufficiently challenged, neither in the field of social sciences, nor in the field of climatology.
I hear people all around me express their concern regarding the state of the economy, yet they appear to be ignorant of the slow erosion of their day to day freedoms with the ever increasing push toward political correctness, moral relativism, and national self-loathing.The evidence is out there minimizing the arguments of the alarmists. (Also look [here,] (http://epw.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Minority.SenateReport#report) here, here, and especially here.) If anything is a threat to our economy it is these “green” shirts who deign the discussion is over and all that is left is for us to submit our lifestyles to what they deem appropriate. They apparently are unaware of the failures their policy proposals suffered with the fall of the Soviet Union. Well, if Algore wants to pontificate about how the debate is over, I have to say, I agree, and he is wrong.This is the best summation of the position the envirolunatics are taking. They definitely need to be stopped before they bring our economy to its knees.