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Environmentalists Are The New Communists

I didn't say it, Czech President Vaclav Klaus did: 'Communism has been replaced by the threat of an ambitious environmentalism,' Klaus wrote in response to questions from the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Energy and Commerce. [...] '[Poor countries] … Read More

By / March 21, 2007

I didn't say it, Czech President Vaclav Klaus did:

'Communism has been replaced by the threat of an ambitious environmentalism,' Klaus wrote in response to questions from the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Energy and Commerce.

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'[Poor countries] will not be able to absorb new technological standards required by the anti-greenhouse religion, their products will have difficulty accessing the developed markets, and as a result the gap between them and the developed world will widen,' he wrote.

'This ideology preaches earth and nature and under the slogans of their protection – similarly to the old Marxists – wants to replace the free and spontaneous evolution of mankind by a sort of central, now global, planning of the whole world,' he added.

Actually, Marxists are much closer to anti-Kyoto skeptics of global warming since both think unfettered industrialization is a good thing. But one appreciates the point of turning a push for societal reform into an encompassing, messianic ideology.

That Al Gore has little time for anything else besides chlorofluorocarbons and soggy glaciers is termed "passion" in the American press. In Eastern Europe, it's reason to crank up the Velvet Underground.

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