CO2 Currency of Corruption
Posted by Jeff Condon on June 27, 2009
The government under the not so long in the tooth Department of Education, has succeeded in breeding a culture where everything is reasonable, nothing is ever unreasonable just vote your mind, help everyone. Recently Acorn worked to steal an election, lied about it’s intent and received large contracts from government after the party they worked so hard to put in office got voted in – yet we hear almost nothing. I’m not saying Obama would have lost, but do we really know? Consider that more people registered to vote in Detroit Michigan than actually live there. This did not happen in twenty years ago this was not and is not acceptable, nor is the complete radio silence of the media on this issue. Acorn still managed to ruin their false image so badly they are changing their name, but they still got the money. You rarely hear about it because, everything is reasonable in America and our behind the scenes state controlled media is happy with the result.
When you listen to the news and media both left and right leaning, the message is freedom is what made America great, free speech and the right to vote. Of course this is important and it’s a nice feel-good message but the truth is somewhat different from the sales pitch. In reality, the freedom to compete is what made America great. It’s a much colder and more difficult reality but it’s the truth. Freedom to compete gave us car companies which were unmatched. Freedom to compete gave us a powerful retail industry, plentiful energy and companies which were flexible enough to grow and shrink as needed to supply the world with food and goods, anyone with the will and understanding could start a company and succeed against world competition. Freedom to compete gave us the best medical system in the world.
The government has been eroding our freedom to compete from every possible angle for — ever, it’s what governments do. The erosion takes the form of increased load of taxes primarily but more recently our complacence has brought labor laws which fail to recognize the need of companies to fire bad workers, environmental laws which singularly ignore the cost to industry in the face of what is usually a non-existent problem, tax reporting laws which place large financial loads on companies just to do the paperwork, a defective and corrupt legal system with laws too complex for even multiple lawyers to know the ins and outs of combined with massive numbers of police enforcers who fully believe in their own superior morality and of course the lawsuits which leave business owners in constant fear that their lives earnings will be taken away by an uneducated jury for another non-controllable issue.
These are all loads on our freedom, weights around the neck of our competitiveness. These loads have crept in over the years such that our citizens hardly notice. People always have a pet issue, yeah we need a law about putting trash on the lawn or a law about burning wood or barking dogs. Whatever it is, the laws pile up and never get repealed. What do we get in return, a choice to vote and a chance to blog to the world in the hopes that someone get’s it and one more person realizes our pet issues should not be used to press our neighbors into conformity with every detail of our preferred living mode. In other words, not too damn much.
Claiming that free speech, the right to vote and human rights are what make America great, is a small piece of the story. Economic power, the abilty to manufacture, sell and distribute goods are the real keys. It’s a bitterly cold world and our soft children and young adults are unprepared for the frost-bite realities which will face them in 20 years. When energy taxes, payroll taxes, property taxes, medical insurance taxes all become overwhelming, the system will crack completely. Socialism is the word for it, you can apply your own ism’s if you want but that’s not the point. The point is, its been tried hundreds and hundreds of times around the world and it doesn’t work — ever. Not once, not ever, yet our newly socialist government, which has the people so confused they don’t even know it is socialist, is importing illegal alien voters from Mexico because they know these people don’t understand what makes America work. They know these people vote for socialism and don’t have any idea that it might be wrong for the government to not provide health care. It’s beyond them to consider that they might get better health care if it’s not pre-paid.
Yesterday was a historic day for America, one of the largest pieces of tax legislation was just passed by the house of representatives under the guise of fighting global warming. Sure it has to go through the Senate and all that so it’s all reasonable, but if that’s what you are thinking – Wake the fuck up idiot! (Appropriate use of the F bomb). My point does not have to do with weather global warming is real, but rather the possibility that this massive shoot yourself in the foot, over-complex legislation has any chance of fixing it either way. On this, reasonable thinking people can agree, it does nothing for global warming. What it does do, and this is what makes it popular amongst the socialist governments such as the UN, is it provides a very obscure mechanism of quid pro quo where carbon can be allocated to constituents in exchange for campaign money, favors or taken away for dis-favor.
There I put it in bold for those of you who didn’t figure it out. Now in a time where we have the number 1 most corrupt government America has ever seen (both parties people) we are watching as our political leaders create a background monetary system whereby preferred energy providers, preferred manufacturers, preferred shipping companies can receive paybacks in exchange for campaign contributions. You don’t believe me? You’d better, consider this story that I’m making up now. Say the situation was UPS was paying too much for fuel and it’s weighing down their company, they agree to use LED lighting on their vehicles and calculate an enormous and bogus savings of CO2, now the can pay off 20 or so senators and maybe 50 representatives in the house to put an amendment in a bill which gives tax rebates that more than cover the expense in exchange for the CO2 reduction effort. The actual quantification of the CO2 will be the selling point because politicians need sales points and since it’s arbitrarily set, it becomes the arbitrary currency of the corrupt. This currency has value people, a lot of value because it gives energy to preferred business in unquantified units which of course come in exchange for campaign contributions. This is exactly how CO2 trading is being used around the world already.
Yet we have the right to vote still, and we still have the right to free speech and still can own guns. However, in a society without critical thinking skills and a media which is unwilling and unable to report any but State requested news, our vote counts for next to nothing. Our glorious leaders are adding another massive load right on the most critical part of our economy to near silence from the public. The very thing which lifted us from starvation of the 1800′s to the powerful and wealthy people we’ve become. The ignorance of it leaves a bitter taste, the foolishness of the public is stunning, and the reality of it is beyond comprehension.
Warmers and eco-nuts don’t understand that this isn’t about CO2, they’re mad it’s not enough to save the world from a couple degrees C but they are an ignorant group of people raised to believe all ideas are equal, all religions are equal, all governments are equal. Many of you will remember Counters, from the Helicity blog who stopped by to explain his ideas from his ecological governance class. He was convinced that government was new and different now and has our best interests at heart. I guessed his age from his first comments because the brainwashing traces were apparent in his every word. I was very angry with him and did not give him space to discuss his ideas because of his ignorance. People like that don’t recognize the EPA’s pre-decision for the corruption it is, most of the people who read here probably predicted it.
So I end where this began, Wake up America, this is not reasonable, be angry, it’s time! Energy taxation is not ok, socialism is not ok, consensus is not ok. If you want your children to starve – move to Cuba or Venesuela don’t give your ignorance to my children. I want my children to live, I want my children to understand, succeed and be free of massive rules and not live in a police state. This is what you’ve turned America into, not through voting one way or another, not by a lack of understanding but by pretending everything is reasonable. You may think – I still have food today so we’ll just wait and see. This is not an acceptable response, be angry people we need to explain to those around us, why we’re angry, why this is happening. Complacence will be the end of freedom for not just the US but the world. We have shown the way, yet our president spends the first months of his term apologizing to evil little governments. If you haven’t written your senator yet, do it and make sure everyone you know does it also.
Our youth and eco-nuts need to have these details explained regularly. Lead them – don’t follow and whatever you do, don’t treat their ideas as equal. Tell a warmer why their an idiot at least once a week it’s good for your heart and the ignorant idealist tree-huggers have had the stage long enough.