It seems that some of our top US Scientists think that they are so much smarter that all the rest of us that they have the right to make us change our minds and do what they think is best for the environment! In fact according to the New American
“the self-styled arbiters of proper environmental stewardship and human values are seeking to use the force of government — without the consent of the governed, if need be — to radically change people’s thoughts and behavior. If taxpayer-funded propaganda and brainwashing fail to convince enough of the public to submit, coercion in the form of new rules, regulations, fines, and other policies will be needed, the authors claim.”
They have a variety of ways they think that this is doable such as
“Policy instruments such as penalties, regulations, and incentives may therefore be required to achieve significant behavior modification,” the paper claims matter-of-factly. In a table included within the document, some potential examples of the envisioned “policy instruments” are outlined, starting from taxpayer-funded propaganda — “active norms management: advertising, information, appeals,” as the authors put it — and moving on through taxes, fines, subsidies, and other “financial interventions.”
Finally, at the bottom of the table: laws and regulations demanding obedience at the barrel of a government gun. “Effective policies, then, are ones that induce both short-term changes in behavior and longer-term changes in social norms,” the paper continues, offering some examples of successful and failed efforts to transform human behavior and values using the coercive force of government. “Government is uniquely obligated to locate the common good and formulate its policies accordingly.”
I agree totally with the analysts who are calling this ” “eco-dictatorship under United Nations rule.” But with the administration that we have in power now, I would not be surprised in the least if this does not become part of their tactics for control in the near future. If it is not already being implemented under the guise of Agenda 21 and “sustainability.”
We are living in a world that we have less and less control, and our government is quickly trying to take more and more control into their hands instead of leaving us alone to run our own lives. Like the elite scientist who think that their intelligence is greater than everyone else’s and therefore they have a moral right to decide for the rest of us, our political leaders seem to be under the same impression. Their was a reason that the founders of this country left the power in the hands of the people. They knew that the time would come when the elitist would try to seize power under this guise of knowing what is best. Read this excellent piece from the New American and share it around.
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