Thursday, January 31, 2008
STOP THE PRESSES!!!!!!
In a long, and interesting speech, [Bill Clinton] characterized what the U.S. and other industrialized nations need to do to combat global warming this way: "We just have to slow down our economy and cut back our greenhouse gas emissions 'cause we have to save the planet for our grandchildren."
Even in the rare instances where Bill Clinton actually tells the truth its a whopper! This shows just how badly he's starting to deteriorate under the pressure of the failing march to Clinton III. Even though what BJ said is what every fat, upper middle class environmentalist whacko says in the privacy of their own home, to incite the proles by going public with it is a faux pas of monumental proportions. When the economy 'slows down' the middling managers see their cushy sinecures as fairly insulated from the cold winds of National Economic Planning; after all the carbon footprint of their trendy hybrid SUVs is fashionably low. Its Pancho Gonzales, Deshaun Washington and Joe Bob Quigly driving their filthy old beaters to the stinky, dirty factory who have to curb their unholy appetite for hydrocarbons. Wouldnt it be better just to be like Europe, with its wonderful 15% unemployment rates, where these blue collar types can just live completely empty drugged out lives in front of their TV sets? Illegal immigrants can cross our open borders and perform any of the onerous tasks required to support the Better People in the lifestyle to which they've become accustomed. Ah, life is sweet when you care about the Planet! Mark Twain said, "Everybody talks about the weather but nobody ever does anything about it." Well Mark, your dream has come true! We've been blessed with an entire class of well-educated geniuses to whom fixing the weather is merely a matter of putting the proper set of policies into place. Even if their data is constantly changing and always contradictory (while they ignore the most promising source of non-greenhouse energy, nuclear power) and they are turning a blind eye to the increasing pollution emerging from China and India (those blue collar jobs have to go somewhere, after all) these savants are so convinced of their infallibility that they have declared all argument over on this subject. So now the discredited economic planning which for the last century has failed to do anything but mire the societies that were deluded enough to institute it in grinding poverty, with a small, privileged, hereditary upper class directing a mass of impoverished helots who remain permanently and hopelessly trapped in their misery has become a matter of Planetary Survival.
Luckily for the Democrats the lure of Free Goodies will lead the lemmings off the political cliff and preserve those important and planet-affirming perquisites of the deserving classes until the super-low birthrates that these societies also engender bring the whole structure crashing down.