The Road to Totalitarianism, Part 2: Environmentalism

Now that the EPA has decided that a certain type of plant food is actually a dangerous pollutant, this unfortunately opens the door for drastic government regulation and control of people’s lives.

In my first article, I mentioned that almost everything a person does effects their health. Similarly, almost everything a person does affects their environment. Now that you officially emit a dangerous pollutant every time you exhale (never mind that plants absorb it and release oxygen), the door for more government control of your life is open.

While you could point to ClimateGate and the “fixing” of data as a point that despite liberals claims, Global Warming, Climate Change, ManBearPig, or whatever they want to call it, isn’t really happening – this is completely irrelevant to the discussion.

Face facts: Even using the dubious metric of a “Carbon Footprint”, Clowns like Al Gore have a much higher “footprint” than most of the people he lectures about melting ice caps.

What’s the point? The point is that the environmentalism movement has nothing to do with the environment. If Al Gore was really a true-believer, why doesn’t he abandon his first-world lifestyle and go live in a mud hut somewhere? Hey, Sheryl Crow – how much toilet paper do you really use?

However, once you’ve fooled enough people into thinking that a “carbon footprint” is bad, then you can get enough people to vote for politicians who want to regulate people’s behavior, and you get awful ideas like Cap and Trade, or China’s one birth policy. After all, we have to “Save The Earth”. And that, much like government run health care, is nothing more than a blatant power grab by a bunch of Statists who want to control every aspect of your life, from how much energy you’re allowed to use to how many kids you’re allowed to have.

Health Care and Environmentalism are just two roads to the same destination: Totalitarianism – or perhaps more correctly – Fascism.

All within the state, nothing outside the state, nothing against the state. — Benito Mussolini