1/30/09 by Jim Beers
Anyone that has ever
thought that recent Chinese or German or Japanese societies were
composed of automatons that would blindly obey their government
right or wrong, think again. Some of the most obedient and
subservient societies throughout history have much in common with
the gullibility and blind obedience of the modern American
citizenry. Take weather.
Only a short while ago, "experts" forecasted worldwide global
"cooling" due to human activities. When that was debunked and
after about 10 years (for us to forget) the "experts" reversed
themselves and began forecasting worldwide global "warming" due to
After several unsuccessful attempts to blame the reputed "warming"
on everything from logging and automobiles to agriculture and
rural residences, the experts struck pay dirt of a "bonanza"
proportion. I say "pay dirt" because, like the gold miner
searching for "dirt" (gold) that would "pay", the powerful groups
behind the "warming" claims were searching for a bugaboo to blame
for their reputed global warming that would accomplish their
individual and collective agendas.
The bugaboo "causing" global warming that the "experts" came up
with and are now struggling to affirm is carbon dioxide. This was
truly a bugaboo of "bonanza" proportions because it is everywhere
in great abundance and involved in everything from livestock
production to industrial businesses, all of which an array of
radical groups want to control or eliminate. Carbon dioxide is
really the penultimate bugaboo since it is:
-Used by all plants during photosynthesis and ultimately reused in
respiration and to make starches, cellulose, and proteins among
many other products.
-Produced during respiration by all animals, fungi, and
-Generated by volcanoes, combustion of fossil fuels, hot springs,
-Used by the food industry, the oil industry, and the chemical
Disproving such a false claim about carbon dioxide that it
"causes" global warming is like disproving a claim that oceanic
atmospherics are the primary cause for desertification and the
increase in asthma in schoolchildren. "My 'expert' says", "your
'expert' says" are simply the tribal calls for us to divide into
the usual two camps; one camp expressing fear and looking for a
savior, the other camp saying it is baloney and merely an excuse
for government to further oppress the citizenry. The "dialogue"
quickly descends into name-calling and a blizzard of "facts" that
elude most of the public and confounds any rational exchange of
As so often happens these days with many such issues, "experts"
divide into three camps. First, there are the originators of the
"discovery". For whatever reasons; from a child-like commitment to
their special area of study or concern, to a truly scientific
search for truth based on initial attitudes of everything from
government roles to the worth of human life, to an expectation and
promise of receiving future government grants or sharing
governmental power based on the "discovery" and "what 'must' be
done"; the "discoverers" are the "experts" that are financed and
touted by all the politicians, bureaucrats, and interest groups
that anticipate benefiting from the "discovery". Second, there are
the skeptics that deny there is a problem and begin disproving the
claims of the "discoverers" and their cohorts. Invariably, a fair
commentary on the "give and take" of this dialogue goes either
unreported for reasons ranging from media bias to the inability of
the general public to follow much less understand the debate.
Third and most hopefully, there is a growing body of informed,
educated, and curious citizens that follow the debate and try to
make honest decisions about the "problem" and recommended
The powerful groups and individuals financing and supporting the
global warming claims all stand to benefit personally and
professionally in one way or another from the acceptance of the
claims and the solutions advanced.
-Politicians and political parties benefit from posturing for the
votes of ill-informed voters and the financial and media support
of an array of Fabian-socialist interest groups like vegetarians,
environmentalists, animal rights radicals, unions, feminists,
Malthusians, atheists, globalists, anti-capitalists, and elite
intellectuals that are collectively devoted to remaking America
into a socialist and ultimately a communist society.
(NOTE: A kind reader recently sent me a book titled Fabian
Freeway, High Road to Socialism in the USA 1884-1966 by Rose L.
Martin, Published by Heritage Foundation -Chicago-. I highly
recommend it, though I am only halfway through it, to anyone
interested learning about one of the deep and strong roots of the
socialist changes that are becoming increasingly prevalent in both
our government and way of life. Understanding "Fabian-socialism"
is relevant both to an understanding of recent history as well as
an understanding of the recent "bail-out" proposals by the
Congress and the President.)
-Bureaucrats, especially at the federal level see "addressing" the
global warming bugaboo as a sure-fire ticket to future stable and
increased funding as well as a source of promotions over increased
staffs and bonuses for an "unmeasurable" objective that provides
perfect cover for favoritism and political career chicanery.
-University professors and other "scientists" that see global
warming as a long-term future source of grants, tenure, publicity
and funding from many sources.
-Billionaire busybodies buying political influence for a personal
"legacy" such as George Soros as he influences Presidential
political campaigns and New York Mayor Bloomberg as he bans
trans-fats and salt in the diets of New Yorkers.
-Organizations like Sierra Club, The Nature Conservancy, Humane
Society of the United States, Abortion Rights groups, Population
Control organizations, lawyer guilds like the misnamed Natural
Resources Defense Council, Public Employee Unions, and hundreds of
other such groups all see the bugaboo and the solution as enabling
their own agendas from the elimination of meat consumption and
animal products to more government land ownership, control, and
closure. These agendas not only aim to depopulate rural areas but
additionally to set precedents and assert new and growing central
government controls over every aspect of the rights and activities
of as many people as possible for the mutual benefit of these
alliances and consortiums.
The combination of power and money that these groups anticipate is
almost beyond comprehension. The concomitant loss of freedoms and
Constitutional rights for both citizens and State governments is
either ignored or ridiculed as needless worry by a citizenry
increasingly conditioned to government intervention over
everything from what they eat to how they live to what they are
"allowed" to "own".
Perhaps you already know all this. "So what", you ask? The same
scenario with the same cast of characters is at work with many
other issues as I write this. Consider the following model:
PROBLEM - Global Warming
BUGABOO - Uncontrolled carbon dioxide
SOLUTION - Increased and eventual absolute government control of
private property, public property, and the lifestyles of American
citizens. More laws, more government spending, and more
bureaucracy. Stronger central/world government controls and
diminished State and local government authority. Less individual
rights (2nd Amendment, speech, religion, and other items mentioned
in The Bill of Rights.)
Now apply that model to:
PROBLEM - No recognition of the "Rights" of animals.
BUGABOO(s) - Hunting, fishing, trapping, meat diets, fur use,
pets, wildlife management, ranches, farms, etc.
SOLUTION - See above
PROBLEM - "Too many" people
BUGABOO - Children
SOLUTION - See above
PROBLEM - Health Care
BUGABOO(s) - Elderly, sick, disabled, "unwanted", and poor people
SOLUTION - See above
PROBLEM - Solitude
BUGABOO(s) - private land ownership, private and public land use
and management, farming, ranching, rural residences, small towns,
roads, logging, grazing, hunting, fishing, trapping, vehicles,
wildlife management and use, lack of environmental "assessment",
lack of (gov.) staff, lack of
(gov. funding), etc.
SOLUTION - See above
PROBLEM - Too few "Native Ecosystems"
BUGABOO(s) - See preceding topic, "Solitude"
SOLUTION - See above
PROBLEM - Changing numbers and distributions of plants and animals
BUGABOO(s) - See "Solitude"
SOLUTION - See above
PROBLEM - The presence of "Non-Native" (AKA "Invasive) Species
BUGABOO - Ownership of animals, commerce in animals, private
property, rural economies, boats, trucks, and all manner of
interstate and foreign commerce to name but a few
SOLUTION - See above
PROBLEM - Catastrophic fires on and near publicly owned lands
BUGABOO - See "Solitude"
SOLUTION - See "Solitude"
PROBLEM - Surly and disobedient (to government) citizens
BUGABOO - The 2nd Amendment
SOLUTION - See above re: guns, ammunition, licensing,
"qualifying", possession, etc. especially in the urban models like
Washington DC, "our Capitol", and Chicago where most of the
current White House personnel originated
I could easily fill several pages with more such examples but that
is not my point. What I ask you to consider is this:
Aside from whether or not you believe the "globe" is "warming, or
whether you believe animals should have "rights", or that people
should have guns, or that "Native Ecosystems" are vital, or that
there are "too many people", or any of the "problems" and
"bugaboos" mentioned above; the "SOLUTION" that is always advanced
is NOT appropriate in a Constitutional Republic. The "solution" to
all these things that is always advanced is to destroy our
Constitutional Republic and steadily replace it with a
"European-style Socialism". That European model has led to a
demographically dying Europe that will very likely disappear in
the lifetime of persons reading this. That socialism leads to the
current "designer-communism" that rules Russia and is leading to
the even quicker (than Europe) demographic demise of that nation.
Add in the one-child policy of the other major communist model,
China and you have population sex imbalance and a birthrate that
cannot sustain any of those societies. While Malthusians,
Darwinians and Fabian-socialists might cheer this, that sort of
future is what we must avoid if we and our progeny are to continue
to enjoy the freedoms and benefits that are still the envy of all
the world. Therefore, "THE SOLUTION" to all these "PROBLEMS" and
their purported "BUGABOOS" is threefold -
1. Verification of facts and a resistance to the "stampede" to "do
something immediately about any such "PROBLEM".
2. Strong skepticism toward any purported "BUGABOO" until there is
NO DOUBT that it is truly causing a "PROBLEM".
3. Most importantly, other than to avoid the immediate demise of
our Nation, ONLY EMPLOY SOLUTIONS THAT MAINTAIN THE CONSTITUTIONAL
BALANCE OF POWERS AND THE RIGHTS OF ALL AMERICAN CITIZENS. This
sounds too simple but it is the ONLY "SOLUTION" that American
citizens should even consider as we face the future.
The cover page of Fabian Freeway has a quote from the gospel of
Matthew, "No man can serve two masters". Either we serve the
Constitutional Republic our forefathers bequeathed us or we serve
the Fabian-socialists that will destroy that Constitution and
place our descendants in a socialist state that will destroy the
"truths" that our Founding Fathers fought and died to proclaim "to
be self-evident, that all men are created equal, and that they are
endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that
among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness".
Either we fight to preserve our "unalienable Rights" or we simply
allow by default those that would create absolute power over us to
establish that the only "Rights" we have are what they grant or
choose to allow.
Lemmings live somewhat solitary lives until their populations get
periodically too dense at which times they migrate en masse and
often to almost total destruction. Today, we are like those
lemmings. Free men do not have to scurry en masse like lemmings
because men can reason and adjust quickly as they have throughout
history. Free men can and should preserve their individuality and
those things that we have come to take for granted in America and
that we are letting slip through our fingers because of extended
affluence, poor education, and an unwillingness to confront
problems and solve them without destroying the very thing that
guarantees our freedoms and rights. Choose to be a free man
dedicated to preserving our Constitutional freedoms; leave
Fabian-socialism to the lemmings.
30 January 2009