Sunday, May 24, 2015

The Largest Threat To Freedom ...defined

The Largest Threat To Freedom
By Norman E. Hooben

If I could come up with a mathematical formula that would define not just the country’s problems, but the entire western world as it seems to be regressing into a deeper abyss; it would probably look like this:

It’s an obvious word problem so the answer should also be in words and nowhere in my research have I found a definitive narrative that would justify an explanation…that is until I ran across the following (had it in my archives all this time):
The largest threat to freedom, democracy, the market economy, and prosperity is no longer socialism or Communism. It is, instead, the ambitious, arrogant, unscrupulous ideology of environmentalism. The environmental movement has transformed itself into an ideology that seeks to restrict human activities at any cost, and that policies being proposed to address global warming are both economically harmful -- especially to poor nations -- and utterly unjustified by current science.
Even through environmentalism boasts about its scientific basis, it is in fact, essentially a metaphysical ideology that refuses to see the world, nature, and humankind as they really are. It has no regard for technological progress and takes the current state of the world and nature as an untouchable standard, any changes to which would be a fatal jeopardy. Moreover, the environmentalists' attitude toward nature is analogous to the Marxist approach to economics: the aim in both cases is to replace free enterprise and individual liberty by the would-be optimal, central, or -- using today's fashionable adjective -- global planning of world development. ~ Vaclav Klaus, president of the Czech Republic, in Blue Planet in Green Shackles: What Is Endangered -- Climate Or Freedom?
Solutions anyone?  The obvious solution would be to remove all the causes and you would end up with: 0 = Problems… that’s right! Zero problems!  See how easy it is when you work it all out on paper.
Footnote: the ambitious, arrogant, unscrupulous ideology ...has a certain Nancy Pelosi-Harry Reid ring to it.

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