The Ranting Kraut

19.3.2006 – 27.9.2010

Global Warming Hysteria: Gordon Brown calls for New World Order

Posted by rantingkraut on March 12, 2007

It should come as no surprise that Germany’s mainstream press is greener and more pro-EU than at least the right wing of the UK’s MSM. This makes for some interesting comparisons:

The British press has today been busy commenting on the details of the green-totalitarian competition between Brown and Cameron. Germany’s ‘Der Spiegel’ highlights the EU’s role in all those and quotes Brown not only stating that UK citizens need his help so they know how to behave properly, but also that a new world order should be established under UN leadership and in the context of global warming.

The term ‘new world order’ used to be the preserve of conspiracy nuts. Even though, this is probably not so much an accidental revelation of a secret world government as part of an openly pursued strategy of big government types like Brown: the combined use of esoteric policy aims and of some form of multilateral infrastructure to circumvent the checks on political power that have been established in most nation states. Global warming is the ideal vehicle here: the debate is officially over and the conclusion is thus put beyond rational argument in a way that religious dogma once was. Moreover, the impact of measures taken or not taken today is linked to predictions of what may happen 100 years or so hence. Add an element of existential panic and violà: an all purpose argument for just about any form of government intrusion into peoples’ private lives.

Whatever your opinion on man made global warming: there is every reason to be highly sceptical about government measures justified by it. The apocalyptic meta-context is just to conveniently pro-interventionist not to be abused.

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