What if the goal is to reverse progress?

The link below is to a good editorial from a Las Vegas paper. I just think the editorial writer missed the main point.

Climate Folly

Has there ever been a more pitiful example of misguided nonsense, aggressive idiocy and functional stupidity than last week’s climate change conference in Copenhagen?

The weeklong orgy of excess — to which most participants arrived in plush, carbon-emitting private jets and were shuttled around in limos — was nothing more than another leftist shakedown of wealthy nations on behalf of “developing” countries. This time in the name of saving the planet.

Promoting panic in the name of global warming is the Trojan horse for those who seek to overhaul the world economy by subverting capitalism and advancing collectivism. There is absolutely no evidence that mandating strict carbon emission standards will do anything at all to solve the perceived problem. Instead, we were treated to another U.N. gathering at which Third World hacks such as Hugo Chavez are applauded while Western ideals are dismissed and derided.

Instead of offering more and more handouts, President Obama should have stood tall and explained that wealthy nations are wealthy for a reason: They stand atop political and cultural institutions that respect private property, contract law, individual liberty and capitalism.

Here is my question for the editorial writer. What evidence is there, after nearly one year in office, that Obama himself respects “private property, contract law, individual liberty and capitalism.” To me, it seems clear that he wishes to destroy all of the above, and as quickly as possible.

Hell is what you get with this class of people…

The climate change conference from Hell

Let’s see now…

Over in Copenhagen, we have Robert Mugabe, perhaps the most brutal and corrupt despot in Africa, whose life’s work has been to destroy the once-prosperous country of Zimbabwe, lecturing the West on the “hypocrisy” of its position on climate change. (Zimbabwe doesn’t have to worry about greenhouse gas emissions, because, thanks to Mugane, its economy is in a state of collapse.) Update: Here’s Stephen Lewis talking about a new report on Mugabe’s use of rape as a weapon.

We have the government of China, which won’t allow its citizens free access to the Internet, complaining that the climate summit is “not transparent.”

We have Hugo Chavez, who took time off from shutting down Venezuela’s radio stations to fly to Denmark, complaining about western “dictatorship.” (If anyone back in Venezuela disagrees, he’ll toss them in jail).

We have “climate change activists” cutting down and desecrating the Canadian flag. More “activists” disrupting the talks and trying to break into the conference centre, beaten off by police in riot gear using tear gas and pepper spray.

We have the mayor of Toronto telling the world he’s “embarrassed” by his country’s policy while denying he already has a plum job lined up with an environmental organization when he finally, mercifully (and not a moment too soon) quits his job as mayor late next year. (Way to stand up for your country Mr. Mayor! Way to display pride at being Canadian). We have Al Gore, he of the energy-sucking mansion and private jets, who charges $1,200 a handshake to be fawned over by fans, announcing that new hot-off-the-presses data show the Arctic ice cap will be fully melted in seven years, the only problem being that it’s not true.

All this so countries like Canada can pony up something in the range of $100 billion for a climate fund, to be disbursed to people like Mugabe, so they can use it to pad their foreign bank accounts “adapt” their nations to climate change.

Nothing is more fitting than to have the Climate Debate collapse amidst the blathering of the worst people in the world. Squirm, you Climate Inquisitors! These are your just desserts!