Making Way For The Next Crisis|
March 16, 2009
Obama changed tactics last week. In a 180 degree
turn, he started voicing optimism
on the economy, going so far as
to advise Americans that its time to start buying stock again. From warning of 'the
Great Depression' he shifted to 'the economy is fundamentally sound', all in a week's
Curiously, during the same week, a flood of articles, studies and editorials resumed
the mantra of rising sea levels
and other catastrophic consequences of global warming. The majority of these articles report 'man-made global warming'
as though it is settled, scientific fact.
Sen. John Kerry (Vietnam veteran) gravely intoned last week
that deferring costly actions
to combat global warming because of the economic crisis amounted to "a mutual suicide
Kerry was followed by Father Earth, Algore, who gave the world the benefit of his
'settled' wisdom, assuring one and all that "There is a very impressive consensus
now emerging around the world
that the solutions to the economic crisis are also the solutions to the climate
As usual, Gore was not asked for any specifics. Nor did any of the slavish reporters
who covered this story point out the vast difference between 'consensus' and scientific
fact. After all, Gore is a Nobel Prize winner.
Last week also saw Prince Charles chime in, providing a necessary time frame during
which immediate action MUST be taken. "We have less than 100 months
to act" before the damage caused by
global warming becomes irreversible, he warned.
Again, no journalists questioned his assertion. After all, he is the Prince of Wales.
Despite new data showing the earth has entered a cooling phase
in the last decade, the push is
on to take advantage of the extensive groundwork already laid by the global warming
alarmists - hopefully before we enter into the next ice age. After all, a crisis
is an awful thing to waste.
Obama has already included in his new budget figures $300 billion income from a
yet to be implemented
cap and trade system for CO2 emissions.
Which should alert everyone that the next raid on our pocketbooks will come under
the guise of cleaning up the environment. And if we don't have a 'climate crisis',
how will Obama and friends be able to implement the costly measures they have already
prepared, in order to deal with it?
The EPA is on board, ready to designate CO 2 emissions as harmful, in order to regulate
them. Voila. The stage is now set to regulate (tax) any business, individual, animal
or event the EPA or Obama designate. Under the rubric of public health, the government
will now be able to assume control over any facet of the economy they want. Just
like China or the Soviet Union.
Already, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has proposed that the federal government
take over the power grid
in the country. Reid wants to create,
by federal fiat, new "special power lines to carry renewable energy." - to be placed
wherever the government sees fit.
Imagine: government control of our power infrastructure. One need only look to the
Post Office or Amtrack to know this would be disastrous. Or better yet, check out
NASDAQ Relief Index
, which tracks companies that have taken government funds.
It is now down 50% since its inception... which was earlier this year
Accepted as fact by many is the idea that the US consumes more than 'its share'
of world resources. What is left unsaid, is that American technology has been exceedingly
successful in cutting down on the pollution associated with energy use. Our air
is cleaner now than it was in 1970. But lets not let facts stand in the way of a
good crisis. Better yet, how about we just don't report them.
The media is complicit in furthering the agenda of the 'global warming' crowd. Not
only do they dutifully report any and all efforts that support the unproven theory
of man-made global warming, they ignore any studies, scientists or facts that contradict
Case in point: Has anyone heard of the Climate Conference
hosted by the Heartland Institute last
week? I thought not. That's because those scientists dared to question an issue
the left has already declared settled.
How about the 6,500 scientists that signed a petition challenging the current 'consensus'?
Does anyone doubt that the millions of our tax dollars designated in Obama's recent
trillion dollar spending bill for global warming research will flow to any scientists
that provides studies disputing an issue in which the current administration has
such a vested interest?
Whether the new, urgent focus on global warming is a spontaneous reaction to actual
events or a timely political ploy is a matter of opinion. Either way, the American
people are now being treated to another crisis, the goal of which has more to do
with expanding government and social engineering than with addressing an actual
What the American people will be getting is a ponzi scheme that far exceeds the scope of Bernie Madoff.
A deliberate and brazen campaign of misinformation perpetrated by government and their media allies to fund a long wish list
of liberal policies under the guise of saving the environment. Hey, it worked for the economic crisis.
And this time, its Green.
Nancy Morgan is a columnist and news editor for
She live in South Carolina
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