Got a crisis? The left has the answer.
Don’t really have a crisis? Don’t worry, Global Warming is a big one and the left’s agenda will solve it!!
Brett Stephens of the WSJ has one of the best columns on this that I’ve ever read.
Socialism may have failed as an economic theory, but global warming alarmism, with its dire warnings about the consequences of industry and consumerism, is equally a rebuke to capitalism. Take just about any other discredited leftist nostrum of yore – population control, higher taxes, a vast new regulatory regime, global economic redistribution, an enhanced role for the United Nations – and global warming provides a justification. One wonders what the left would make of a scientific “consensus” warning that some looming environmental crisis could only be averted if every college-educated woman bore six children: Thumbs to “patriarchal” science; curtains to the species.
Loved the part in bold. And I don’t even really wonder.