Saturday, December 12, 2009

Dreams never die

Charles Krauthammer on “The new socialism” and environmentalism

A bit from his piece:

  • “With socialism dead, the gigantic heist is now proposed as a sacred service of the newest religion: environmentalism.
  • The idea of essentially taxing hardworking citizens of the democracies to fill the treasuries of Third World kleptocracies went nowhere, thanks mainly to Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher (and the debt crisis of the early '80s). They put a stake through the enterprise.
  • This naked assertion of vast executive power in the name of the environment is the perfect fulfillment of the prediction of Czech President (and economist) Vaclav Klaus that environmentalism is becoming the new socialism, i.e., the totemic ideal in the name of which government seizes the commanding heights of the economy and society.”

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