Climate Change Is All About Control
As a schoolboy in 1980s Leeds (England), it took 20 minutes to drive to school. Now it takes twice that. The perennially leftist Leeds City Council has reduced speed limits to jogging levels (with speed trap cameras!), constructed artificial chicanes and road humps, choked roads with unused bike lanes and installed unnecessary stop lights. Now they’re even blocking roads with large concrete barriers. They call them “LTN”s – “Low Traffic Neighbourhoods.” (LTN) No kidding!
Leftists and climate extremists are intent on making driving as difficult, expensive, frustrating and time consuming as they can. The left despises and resents the private automobile because they can’t control it. It’s our freedom. They want to herd us onto “mass transit” like cattle, or implement “micromobility solutions.” That’s a euphemism for forcing us onto bicycles and scooters. Their ultimate goal is to make personal vehicles obsolete, and they’re doing it surreptitiously and slyly with “Vision Zero” and other sound good Pollyanna projects. Greensboro’s version is called the Mobility Greensboro 2040 Plan, by which they intend to make our city “car optional.” That’s progressive bureaucrat-speak for making it impossible for us to drive around our city, as they’re doing in the English city of Oxford. Next year that city will be divided into six zones or neighborhoods, and it will be made illegal for people to drive outside their own zone unless they apply for a permit. Get back in your pod, peasant!
The people of Oxford will certainly be living in a “car optional” city, whether they like it or not.
The activist Climate + Community Project (CCP) recently called for “reducing car dependency” to promote “transit equity” and “global justice.” They claim these violations of our fundamental rights are necessary to mitigate “the climate crisis.” That’s funny, I don’t see any crisis, do you? If “climate change” was a conservative hobbyhorse they’d be calling it a conspiracy theory.
Because it’s not about “climate;” it’s about control.
Don’t let them fool you. The left is waging an undeclared war on our cars, and our physical freedom.
We need to fight them at every turn, right now. Or we will be made into abject serfs, deprived of our cars and our freedom, and permitted only to bicycle or bus within our “zone.”
What a drama queen. The left wants you to buy electric cars. Public transportation in NC has been a dead dream for years.
And collect firewood to cook over only in our own POD, because Natural Gas is unnatural in their tiny little minds.
All collectivism (fascism, socialism) devolves eventually to feudalism, with serfs restrained to their spot & a hereditary ruling class.
Indeed, although I think the days of the ruling class being hereditary are over. It’s a new kind of elite we should fear now.
Communist Party membership in Soviet Russia and still in China was/is effectively hereditary. Soros, Clintons, Pelosi, Gavin Newsome et al keep it in the family already, but it is just starting in the US.
I could cavil, but whatever.
You can’t deny that we’re not dealing with classic hereditary institutions like royalty and the nobility though, right? That is normally what’s implied by a hereditary ruling class.
I know. I’m British.
You nutters ever hear of the Bush family?
Yes – and they are the enemy.
You have no understanding at all. You are just a partisan imbecile.
Another freedom being destroyed in the good ol’ USA is CASH. I have read that only some 10% of all transactions are in cash now – usually small ones. The Banks & Credit card companies have done a great job of convincing people that it’s cool and safer to use some plastic. Some businesses no longer accept cash – I don’t shop there. The govt is also enabling in various ways, including making more and more people dependent on credit to live (inflation).
Using plastic leaves a permanent record of what you purchased, where, when; and how you pay for it later. Karl Marx said that there are three things governments have to do in order gain complete control: control of the press, control of the currency, and control of the firearms. How are we doing on those?
An example can be Nazi Germany. Their press spread nothing but good news about the wonderful Country they had. A Socialist paradise. (Big Brother).
The Austrians believed it. So the Germans marched in; and then convinced the population to give up their arms.
And that was it for Austria, kaput. The Russians were really P-O’d, and tore up the Country when they marched in, in 1945.