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SOLO-International Op-Ed: No to Green Communism
Submitted by Marcus on Tue, 2009-02-03 23:11
SOLO-International Op-Ed: No to Green Communism!
For years the international environmentalist movement has been trying to do what Soviet Russia never could: bring communism to the west. Now they have finally dreamt up a way of achieving that end. The Guardian reports* that a three-year study by the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufacturers and Commerce (RSA) has looked into the possibility of issuing ‘personal carbon allowances’ to all individuals in the UK. The idea would be much like the current European carbon trading scheme for companies that would allow people to buy credits from the idle “...if they go over the budget through indulging in highly polluting activities such as flying or simply consuming too much.”
Such a scheme would not just be politically controversial evoking the fear of an Orwellian Big Brother watching over all indulgent eco-sinners, but it would also be the introduction of full-blown communism to the UK through the back-door. Productive individuals would be punished for being too active and would be forced to relinquish their wealth to the unproductive and idle. Surely the UK public would not stand by?
However any such a potential controversy over this scheme does not put off current Foreign Secretary David Miliband or former Deputy PM John Prescott, who thinks such a scheme may be feasible by 2013. Prescott believes that the population would feel themselves "part of a movement."
What movement would that be John? The marching of Green jack-boots down the street forcing us to sacrifice our lives and livelihoods to the cause of non-existent Man-Made Global Warming? No thanks!
The only movement you would get from me and millions of others is a movement overseas. The moment such a scheme were introduced I would be leaving the UK in favor of any other country clever enough not to fall for such a green Communist regime.
Marcus Bachler: firstname.lastname@example.org
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