I had been thinking about a way to say something about the emails that have surfaced that show Global Warming to be a manufactured crisis, the reasons people have for lies like this, and where we go from here, and I noticed that once again, Borepatch has it covered. He links to another blog, The Devil’s Kitchen, that hammers the facts out in a very clear order. It is worth the click to read it, and done much better than anything I would have put together.
On the whole topic of global warming, or health care reform, or the government’s response to the economic crisis, I would say this. When police are investigating crime, they follow the money. Most crime, if you stay on track with the money, you can unravel what transpired. When you are investigating the government and politicians, follow the power. Lots of times, that means money also, but not always. Power, both personally and organizationally, is what governments are about.
Any crisis can be used to promote consolidation of power, in the name of protecting the people, and that consolidation invariably results in further limits on the freedoms of the citizens.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than those attending too small a degree of it.