If you've read any of my writing on the global warming hoax, you know deep at the core of the movement are people determined to bring about the end of capitalism. They are green on the outside, but socialist red on the inside. You can see that by the "solutions" offered to combat global warming. They usually involve much higher taxes, more regulation, global wealth redistribution and a much larger government bureaucracy to "manage" the lives of us simpletons not on the government payroll.
During this week of exciting global warming meetings at the UN, I present for your amusement the President of Bolivia Evo Morales, heretofore referred to as BEVO, for the amount of bovine excrement coming from his keyboard on the global warming hoax. BEVO is the leader of the socialist party in Bolivia referred to as MAS, the Spanish word for "more" - keep that in mind as we proceed.
He wrote this lovely piece of Barbra Streisand in 2008:
Competition and the thirst for profit without limits of the capitalist system are destroying the planet. Under Capitalism we are not human beings but consumers. Under Capitalism Mother Earth does not exist, instead there are raw materials. Capitalism is the source of the asymmetries and imbalances in the world. It generates luxury, ostentation and waste for a few, while millions in the world die from hunger in the world. (My emphasis)
--- BEVO - Capitalism and the free market system has done more for humans in the last 200 years than ANY economic or political structure in the history of mankind. More wealth has been created and distributed than has existed in the entire history of the world! And the standard of living has advanced at a phenomenal rate in countries that have embraced free markets. Every major technological, scientific or medical advancement/achievement of note has originated in countries that are at least somewhat capitalistic in nature.
It is the free countries that have done the most to reduce pollution and clean the environment. America has one of the highest standards of living and leads the world in producing even more efficient cars and industry. Why? Because waste is not profitable. The profit motive is what produces innovation. It is the desire to build wealth that creates opportunity and raises the standard of living for all!
Heck, even the "poor" in America live like kings compared to the average citizen living in socialist countries. And if the "poor" are so inclined, they can get up off their butt here in the "evil" US and within a few short years, be a business tycoon creating jobs for another generation. It just takes a dream and some hard work. In a capitalist system, there is opportunity, not so much in the socialist countries.
It is only in the tin-pot dictatorships and 3rd world "managed" economies of countries like say, Bolivia, where people continue to live in squalor. And apparently with BEVO in charge, that is unlikely to change. Even if billions were stolen from "wealthy" nations to combat "global warming" and given to socialist nations, they would simply continue to stash it in their personal foreign bank accounts and pay off their cronies.
I find this Wikipedia entry fascinating as it reflects what's wrong with the left's mindset:
Despite its (Bolivia) abundance of natural resources, there are not enough jobs for the people and the Bolivian government is unable to provide enough. (My emphasis)
It is NOT the role of government to provide jobs. Government cannot create wealth. Government will fail every time if/when people depend on it for their livelihood. Bolivia is blessed with an abundance of natural resources, but somehow can't figure out how to prosper. If it weren't so sad, it would be funny.
One final BEVO thought:
We need a World Environment and Climate Change Organisation to which multilateral trade and financial organisations are subordinated, so as to promote a different model of development that environmentally friendly and resolves the profound problems of impoverishment. This organisation must have effective follow-up, verification and sanctioning mechanisms to ensure that the present and future agreements are complied with.
Umm...not no, but HELL no. I will never subordinate United States sovereignty to a bunch of blue-beret wearing socialists at the UN. The US has already plunged too far down the rat hole of socialism, its time to turn the ship around.
BTW - I'm sure Big Al Gore has been lobbying to be El Jefe of the newly created World Environment and Climate Change Organisation. That would be swell!