watery inundation of low-lying islands and the coastal areas of
Bangladesh was predicted in a recent speech given by United
Nations Secretary General, Kofi Annan. The culprit cited, of
course, is global warming. He warned that millions of people
would be exposed to a sea-level change that would lead to the
disappearance of vast areas of the region.
In Germany, the Environmental Minister suggested that, if the
United States continues to resist the UN Kyoto Climate Control
Treaty, it may be necessary to ratify the Protocol without us.
The talks resume in Bonn this July and, if the various nations
who are committed to the treaty go ahead without the US, you can
confidently predict a worldwide depression on a scale undreamed
Want to know what happens when you cut back on energy use? Think
California. Think rolling brownouts and blackouts. Then
extrapolate that to every State and every nation that has failed
to meet this most fundamental need of an advanced, technological
This has been the intent of the radical environmental movement
for decades. Their most concerted effort has been to force
industrialized nations to cut energy use and, thereby, plunge
the world in economic chaos.
Much of this effort has been orchestrated out of the United
Nations whose second in command to Kofi Annan is the little
known Maurice Strong. Within the shadowy world of the
international environmental movement, Strong is the moving force
behind the effort to destroy the sovereignty of nations and the
free market power of corporations. "Isn't the only hope for
the planet that the industrialized civilizations collapse? Isn't
it our responsibility to bring this about?", said the head
of the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro.
Out of the chaos a worldwide depression will come the Communist
one-world government towards which the United Nations and
international environmentalists have been working. They know
their history. The National Socialist Party, better known
as the Nazis, arose out of the chaos in Germany that followed
World War I. It was the chaos in Russia, precipitated by its
involvement in World War I, that led to the Communist takeover
in 1917. The same kind of takeover occurred in what is now Red
China following World War II.
Economic hardship is the launch platform for Communism. To
achieve their goals, the Greens and their fellow Red travelers
must plunge the world into the kind of chaos that has the masses
calling for "a dictatorship of the people." It is
always a dictatorship that destroys freedom.
So the UN Kyoto Climate Control treaty and the global warming
hoax on which it is based is essential to the achievement of the
goal shared by Greens and Reds. There is no difference between
These so-called bad times are, indeed, very good times for the
UN goons and their slavish Socialist partners in Europe and
elsewhere. They are praying for the US economy to collapse and
have been doing everything in their power for decades to bring
Why else would the Clinton-Gore administration so aggressively
have supported the UN Kyoto treaty? Why else would they have
seized millions of acres of the nation, some of which contains
huge reserves of coal, the primary source of electric energy
Why else would they have banned oil discovery and extraction in
Alaska with its estimated untapped l6 billion barrels? Or banned
drilling for oil off the coasts of California and Florida? Why
else would they have proposed closing down dozens of dams that
provide hydroelectricity? Why else hasn't a single new coal mine
been opened in this nation for years? Or a single new utility
using nuclear energy? Those who oppose the development of this
nation's natural resources are, quite simply, the enemies of
Why else would the Clinton-Gore administration have waged a
ceaseless war on property rights, the keystone of Capitalism?
Using regulations and programs such as its Council on
Sustainable Development, the Endangered Species Act, wetlands
regulations, the Clean Air Act, forest regulations, land trusts,
UN Heritage sites and corridors, UN Bio-Regions, and countless
other devices, the federal government has positioned itself to
force the sale of private property. Countless government
regulations make the development of private property either
impossible or extremely costly.
The government's partners have been the so-called
"conservation" groups that sweep in, purchase such
property for a song, sell it to the government, and make a
In Congress today, there's a bill that would take funds from a
trust to preserve marine areas and divert it to the purchase of
more, and more, and more land by both the federal and state
governments. The government is not supposed to own all the land
in America. That's what Communist nations do.
else has the timber industry been under such attack for years in
this nation? The Spotted Owl hoax has closed down sawmills and
other logging operations throughout the entire Northwest,
throwing thousands of people out of work and creating
ghost-towns where vibrant communities once existed. Our national
forests have been so deliberately mismanaged for years that
millions of acres of timber have been lost to commercial sale
and use, and new catastrophic fires are anticipated in the year
Why else would the Clinton-Gore Justice Department have sought
to weaken Microsoft, arguably the technological engine driving
the greatest advances in productivity in the history of mankind?
The decline the stock market has experienced, particularly among
technology stocks, can be traced directly to the deliberately
destabilizing effort to break up Microsoft.
Why else would ranchers and farmers find themselves under
constant attack, having their water rights challenged, their
grazing rights reduced? Why do the so-called animal rights
fanatics constantly propagandize against the eating of meat?
This is why Kofi Annan can be found bloviating in Bangladesh or
the German Environmental Ministry pressing for the UN Climate
Control treaty or the Sierra Club, the Natural Resources Defense
Fund, and all the other Greens calling for more and more
restrictions on the economic life of this and other nations.
Americans must not fall into the trap of the global warming
hoax, a massive fraud intended to wreck our economy. Instead, we
must demand the repeal or at least major revisions of the
environmental laws harming our economy. A third or more of all
federal laws and regulations on the books today reflect
environmental requirements and restrictions.
In recent weeks, President Bush has given indication he knows
there is no valid science, nor any "precautionary
principle", that can justify the demand that this nation
agree to the deep energy cuts demanded by the UN Climate Control
What matters right now is that Americans, despite an economy
that it is worth trillions, are facing increasing loss of jobs,
rising prices for energy needs that have gone unattended for too
long, and have lost confidence in the Federal Reserve and other
branches of government to maintain the economic boom of the past
decade. Do they know something those in charge of our banking
system and our government do not? What we are witnessing is a
crisis of confidence.
While Congress debates campaign finance reform that runs
contrary to our First Amendment guarantee of freedom of speech,
it is failing to address the immediate need for a tax cut to
jump-start our economy and restore confidence. Rather than
engage in political theater, it needs to authorize the
development of known resources of energy such as exist in Alaska
and initiate the construction of the 1,300 new utilities this
nation will need within the next two decades.
There are those hoping for a Recession and then a Depression.
They are poised to impose mandates that would force us to drive
less, to use less electricity, to eat less meat, and to end our
use of time and labor saving appliances of all kinds. They tell
us to give up the dream of a home in the suburbs. Instead, they
plan to force us into already crowded cities, returning at least
fifty percent of the nation to wilderness. They have nothing to
offer us except sweat and breadlines. They tell us this is
necessary to "save the earth."
The earth has been around for 5.4 billion years. It does not
need saving, but our economy does, our freedom does.
Alan Caruba is a frequent contributor. He is the founder of The
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