It’s a good thing California has such strict gun control, right Bob? ….. er, Nevermind.
This is the stark conclusion of James Lovelock, the globally respected environmental thinker and independent scientist who developed the Gaia theory. Not that he’s some kind of condescending liberal or anything, but we human beings just won’t listen to all the wonderful people like him. And the biggest problem is that whole pesky democracy thingy:
One of the main obstructions to meaningful action is “modern democracy”, he added. “Even the best democracies agree that when a major war approaches, democracy must be put on hold for the time being. I have a feeling that climate change may be an issue as severe as a war. It may be necessary to put democracy on hold for a while.”
Remember – you have to bow down to and worship your betters. You make up their own data and create crises that aren’t there.
And if there is any doubt we are talking about the religion of science:
“Fudging the data in any way whatsoever is quite literally a sin against the holy ghost of science,” he said. “I’m not religious, but I put it that way because I feel so strongly. It’s the one thing you do not ever do. You’ve got to have standards.”
Behold the voice of the progressive masses from the Democratic Communist People’s Republic of San Francisco:
After the laws banning all guns are passed, there should be an amnesty period that would allow gun owners to voluntarily turn in their guns. After that, a system of rewards for informants could be put in place, with upgraded rewards for turning in family members who still own guns.
We should not only get rid of the guns in circulation now, but melt down those in museums; they have no place in our world. When all guns are gone, everywhere, the world will return to the peaceful, nurturing society that existed before the scourge of firearms made us violent.
Of course, warrantless personal/vehicular/home searches would be necessary, but what a small price to pay for a safe, orderly, peaceful society!
JEFFREY L. SUITS Kensington
So somehow the whole history of the world before firearms has passed recognition by Mr. Suits. The piles of dead by the Egyptians and Hitties and Romans and Mongols and so many others were accomplished without guns. The utter tyranny and slavery that has been almost all of human history seems to have completely slipped by this utter moron. And to get it he wants a) family members to snitch on each other, b) absolute and utter government tyranny to take anything they wish and c) absolute government authority to search anything they want.
Don’t these people understand that the people with the guns are probably the ones most well positioned to resist this kind of idiocy – as the founding fathers foresaw and the reason why they put that whole second amendment thing in the Constitution – and that the power to destroy goes both ways. They won’t be in power forever and if we then decide that kicking down doors in San Francisco to find say drugs or illegals doesn’t need a warrant, do they think that will be a fine and wonderful use of government initiative?
Utopia apparently means Stupidity.
I ran across a great review of Gordon Brown and The Holy Messiah’s visions for the future by Janet Daley in the UK Telegraph:
Mr Obama – who gives the impression of being considerably out of his depth in the economic maelstrom – talks of an “opportunity” to “reorganise our priorities”. He gave a major speech last week in which he actually seemed to suggest that the present crisis had been caused by America’s failure to develop a universal health care system and to attend to the impending environmental disaster of global warming (“we made the wrong choices”), and that by focusing on these matters a way can be found out of the country’s economic problems.
Is he quite mad? Does he really believe that the banking crisis and the recession were some kind of divine retribution for the absence of universal health care, and excessive carbon emissions? Or is he suggesting that a practical solution lies in spending money on health care and the development of alternative energy sources?
Its a power grab and everyone knows it who is actually paying attention. Here’s Mr. Brown’s vision for the future:
In Gordon Brown’s fantasy, this is an “opportunity” to exercise control over the whole world. Not just stricter regulation by national governments of their own economic institutions, but a wondrous new level of international regulation by supranational functionaries – to be appointed by whom? A World Government agency accountable to no electorate and with no democratic mandate from the populations over whom it will wield such power? Trotskyists used to say that Stalinist Russia had failed to achieve Utopia because it had embraced “socialism in one country” rather than going for “world revolution”. Now, we are being told that Labour’s market-led social justice programme failed because it opted for “regulation in one country” instead of understanding the need for “world regulation”.
Maybe being an ex-Marxist is a bit like being a lapsed Catholic: you never quite get rid of the old thought patterns.
In the more overheated renditions of the Brown theme, there is talk of a “global vision for fairness”, in which the very poverty that is being visited upon all the developed economies will somehow make it possible to redistribute wealth to the developing world.
And these wonderful visions of destroying rich countries in order to make everybody equally poor have been voted into office by a bunc h of idiots who somehow think they will get everything for “free”. Free health care, free mortgages, car tires automatically inflated to the right pressure, free food, and all done by taking the money from the six evil rich people who control all the wealth.
Horse Pellets and Hockey Sticks. We get what we deserve.
Thanks to Robert Tracinski who waded through last night’s good and dribble to come up with the main points The Messiah and His Minions will do in destroying America:
• The government will take over lending directly.
• The government will take over lending indirectly.
• The government will vilify and punish bankers. – show of hands, who wants to graduate and go into banking today? thought so
• No one can know when all of this intervention is going to end or how much bigger it’s going to get.
• Obama will subsidize inefficient and unprofitable “renewable energy” projects.
• Obama will artificially increase the costs of all other forms of energy.
• He will seek socialized medicine. Oooh – question. Just how many trillions will this cost? on top of the porkulus and the Social Security Ponzi scheme?
• He’ll soak the rich.
Elections have consequences and we are getting an idea of just how expensive this last election will be for everyone.
We were just absolutely sure that Iran would be real happy to talk to The Messiah, weren’t we?
Reacting to President Obama’s call for the Iranians to “unclench their fist”, Mr Ahmadinejad called for the United States to apologise to the Iranian people “and try to repair their past bad acts and the crimes they committed against Iran”.
He added: “If someone wants to talk with us in the language that (President) Bush used … even if he uses new words, our response will be the same that we gave to Bush during the past years.”
So Ahmadinacrazy has completely absolved the Bush Derangement Syndrome verbiage. And he has a simple starting point for the lovely new sparkly diplomacy:
As proof of the desire for change, Mr Ahmadinejad said that the US should withdraw its troops from conflict zones around the world and “stop supporting the Zionists, outlaws and criminals.”
Dump Iran, Afganistan, Israel – I assume this means to provide active support as Iran make sure to kill anybody who opposes it anywhere in the world. See – diplomacy is soooooo easy.
Want to know why California is absolutely idiotic when it comes to taxes? How about this one:
A drop in property tax revenue wallops the state, because it is obligated to make up any significant loss to the schools. The Legislative Analyst’s Office projects the state will have to pony up almost $1.5 billion to K-14 schools over the next three years to compensate for declining property taxes. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has already said the state will have to make up $430 million this year for school funding because property taxes have lagged projections.
“That $430 million in essence will get built into every year going forward,” Ross said. “More school costs will shift onto the state.”
Emphasis added by me. So if houses start losing value, the schools don’t even have to worry. The state MUST make up any funding difference. Now this might be just a question from somebody looking at things from a sane level, but if the teachers and the administrators know that they are guaranteed more money – every single fracking year – do they really have any incentive to review their operations and look for how things might be made more efficient and cost-effective?
And this tax burden goes to the state and then next year its that – plus the shortfall in property taxes next year, and the next year and the next year. Does anybody think this is a system that is setup to fail unless you have continually increasing home values? I certainly do. But even then Prop 13 doesn’t allow the government theives to re-value your house until you sell it. This was the practice that was forcing retirees and people who didn’t get 15% annual wage increases out of their homes. And, of course, the one thing that the government employees want is to get rid of Prop 13:
“Maybe we need to revisit not just Prop. 13 but our entire funding formula for local government,” he said. “As bad as it gets, that’s when it forces people to think and to move outside their comfort level and outside the box to address the crisis. Maybe we need to revisit these antiquated ways in which we deal with revenue streams to local government. At some point, it’s going to take an initiative, and it would have to be one from the people. It took an initiative for Prop. 13, and it’s going to take one again.”
Can’t let these crises go to waste, eh?