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The Totalitarian Pipe Dream – LewRockwell

Posted by M. C. Fox on December 7, 2018

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2018/12/thomas-dilorenzo/environmentalisms-totalitarian-pipe-dream/

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In a recent article at mises.org economist Robert Murphy reported on an interview with a global warming alarmist that was published at vox.com and concluded that: “For climate interventionists, new taxes are only the beginning.”  Murphy was alluding to the belief by some that the global warming hysterics will be satisfied with extortionate-level “carbon taxes” to deter energy use.  Not so, says Murphy:  “Every aspect of our lives, from our cars to our meals to our family sizes, affects global emissions – and therefore the interventionists want every tool at their disposal to control others.”

Today’s Green Party Platform provides some insights into what, in addition to oppressive carbon taxes, the watermelon socialists have in mind.  The following is a partial list.  Keep in mind that all of the following would be achieved by using the coercive levers of the state.

  • Phasing out the use of all fossil fuels by 2030.
  • Heavy carbon taxes of the sort that caused riots in France recently that were labeled an “insurrection” by the European press.
  • Just in case those sneaky capitalists want to import oil, there would be high tariffs on imported oil and gas
  • The use of “clean fuels” would be mandated.
  • Poorer countries would be given welfare payments, courtesy of U.S. taxpayers, because “they can no longer be permitted to develop in the same way we did” by using energy resources.

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We Are Not Under Dictatorship?-Prove It!

Posted by M. C. Fox on February 13, 2013

Totalitarian rule has been on the rise more or less since the first Adams.  Peaks have occurred during the Lincoln, the two Roosevelt, Wilson and notably Bush and Obama administrations.

The president declares war, not congress, in direct violation of the Constitution.  Laws via executive order are implemented bypassing Congress.  Private communication of all sorts is subject to scrutiny by the government.  The government tells our neighbors to report dissenters.  Dissenters are labeled “radical”, “extremist” and lately “racist”.  Secret Service agents can arrest anyone for conversations they deem inappropriate.  Ron Paul is labeled a radical extremist for promoting peace! Read the rest of this entry »

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Totalitarians-Comrade Santorum and “Human Pustule” Gringrich

Posted by M. C. Fox on January 20, 2012

Here are some comments on recent campaign excretions from my (former) Senator Santorum and the Newt.  The candidates offer quite a strange interpretation of what the Bible expects of us and what the Constitution expects of those who govern.

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