Wow.... just when I thought I was running out of rant fuel... I came across this link by Mr. Rockwell,
He says, "I really think it comes down to this: leftists, in their heart of hearts, hate capitalism more than they fear the total state."
And it got me thinnin' (Iaawwwl do the thinnin' 'roun' here bubba louie! - remember Kvicks Draw McGraw?) ;-)
I would make a comment or two....
I am currently reading, "The Really Inconvenient Truths: Seven Environmental Catastrophes Liberals Don't Want You to Know About--Because They Helped Cause Them," by Iain Murray.
It reinforces my belief that radical environmentalists are actually motivated, in their heart of hearts, not by any genuine concern with the environment but rather by a white hot hatred of freedom, capitalism and humanity. (Actually, every time I hear, for example, David Suzuki open his mouth about some issue his hatred of freedom tends to remove any lingering doubt about his true motives. - sorry if some of you think he's some kind of a hero. I can't stand the guy.)
The book reveals "how ethanol, the liberals' favorite fuel, is destroying the world's rainforests--and could cause global food shortages and how Al Gore's hero Rachel Carson cost the lives of millions of Africans through her efforts to ban DDT."
For example, the orang utan is being wiped out in Indonesia. (I have always had a soft spot for these peaceful creatures.)
Who is behind this extermination? Well, it's being partly driven by the EU's mandatory biofuels program (http://www.biodieselmagazine.com/article.jsp?article_id=3140) a coercive response (with government, is there any other kind?) ... to the global warming scam.
Yes, I know... it's BIG BUSINESS again... but it's BIG BUSINESS cashing in on GOVERNMENT mandates! That ain't "consumer driven" economics. And it ain't free market capitalism. Nor is it democracy.
The US government is subsidizing the biofuel industry to the tune of about $5 billion per year. Government mandates are turning our food into fuel. Have you noticed the price of bread lately? Archer Daniels Midland laughs all the way to the bank.
Sheesh! our governments are giving money to the auto companies to build.... more cars!!! And... the growth of the auto industry was itself spurred on by road socialism. And the poor Orang Utan has no clue as to why he is being murdered.
Nor did a (million or so?) Iraqi's...
People ask me, "in your perfect little world, who would build the roads?" My answer, after spending many years searching for one, is finally .... "maybe no one? -- maybe we would have evolved in a totally different way... with, say, private, for profit, mass transit... but hey, profit is a dirty word."
I read once that the US had a lot of private, for profit, street car companies operating around 1900 (someone, correct me if I'm wrong.) But GOVERNMENT regulations drove them to the brink of bankruptcy... so now taxpayers everywhere are forced to subsidize inefficient, union, greed dominated, tax sucking "public" (yecchhh!) transit systems.
Maybe in the absense of road socialism and, ahem, rent control (another liberal pet project) - which seemed to stop the building of high-rise apartments in Ontario dead in it's tracks.... we would not now be confronted with another thing the environmentalists all pretend to hate so much.... car and fuel dependant urban sprawl.
Here is an article on what is happening to the "Man of the Forest."
Government is growing like a cancer. It has metastacised into every nook and cranny of human life. In the twentieth century it murdered some 180 million people.
It is still very busy.
Ludwig von Mises said,
"The worst evils which mankind has ever had to endure were inflicted by bad governments. The state can be and has often been in the course of history the main source of mischief and disaster."
Big government is not the solution. It is the cause. Power always corrupts.
Be careful who you trust.