Australia’s Disgraceful Carbon Tax

13 10 2011

It’s official.  The carbon tax passed the lower house in Australian parliament.  See this newspaper article for details. (try not to read the comments, they are just so depressing and useless – for some reason they are labelled as “debate” by the Sydney Morning Herald which itself indicates the poor intellectual standards of Australians generally).

I’ve been too busy to track this issue properly.  There have been several major freedom of speech infringements on this issue – which are incredibly disturbing.  And the Labor party has been engaged in other acts of fascism too.  For example Conroy’s internet filter proposal and Andrew Bolt’s recent censorship (now enforced by the High Court) a particularly immoral example of censorship – the fact that he’s motivated by highly flawed Christian ideology is irrelevant.  The fact his censorship was supported by the Labor party speaks volumes of their own personal integrity and myopia.
I have been receiving emails from a group called “Stop Gillard’s Carbon Tax”.  I have included one of their emails after my post.  However it’s annoying that this particular group led by Tim Andrews who are rightly against the tax, use terrible arguments.  For example the appeal to democracy per se.  Unchecked democracy is a fundamental part of the problem.  The belief that a government is within it’s rights to violate their citizens’ rights to their own lives simply because a majority of people vote for it.  ie: Mob rule, gang warfare, might = right, some types of utilitarianism philosophy.
And note the strong appeal to tradition.  A pathetically weak argument which I don’t think needs explaining.
So no I certainly don’t support this mob outside of one policy issues.  Ultimately their ideology will also lead to (and has previously led to) rights violations.
However it’s clear from this article that Julia Gillard’s arrogant government are blindly following their egalitarian and pragmatist ideology with total disregard for the facts of reality and freedom. Ie. total disregard for their proper job of protecting people’s rights.  Unfortunately these days politicians like Xeonophon (or Pelosi in USA with her shocking comments over Obamacare) who openly mock freedom in the press – are usually the most popular.   Read the rest of this entry »
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Ju-liar Gillard

1 03 2011

I just haven’t had time to keep up with politics much the last couple of months. But every time I catch a glimpse I am simply disgusted. Ju-liar Gillard, Australian prime minister has been a particularly egregious example over the last few days. Breaking an election promise, Gillard is now planning to introduce a destructive (to human lives if that’s what you care about) carbon tax in this country.
She seems unable to provide a coherent reason for this, and all the footage I’ve seen is simply her ridiculing the opposing Liberal party (like that’s hard to do). It seems she is so stupid or elitist or something that she doesn’t even realize the burden of proof is on her to explain this absurd policy and explain how you can break a promise in such a short amount of time. It’s disgusting to see such poor standards of rational discourse and such bad epistemology on the part of our supposed leaders, but that’s not exactly anything new.

Here’s a link to Stop Gillard’s Carbon Tax. http://www.stopgillardscarbontax.com/





Article Recommendation: 6 Myths about Oil, Alex Epstein

27 01 2011

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2010/12/29/myths-oil/

Nice.





Nihilistic Environmentalists Will Never be Satisfied.

30 11 2010

How could they be?  Human beings naturally want to improve their lives and live to their fullest potential.  Environmentalism in its usual form is opposed to human living (which necessarily involves using natural resources and modifying them).  To an environmentalist, normal human action is unnatural and harmful.  It is therefore impossible to satisfy the ideological urges of the environmentalist.  It’s also not surprising that their nihilistic outlook makes the call for initiating force by government the usual course of action.  Environmentalism often amounts to cowardly, disguised socialism.

H/T to Andrew Bolt for this article calling for WWII-style government controlled rationing as a “solution” to “catastrophic” climate change

Cancun climate change summit: scientists call for rationing in developed world

And just today I notice various articles and news stories calling for the Australian government to increase it’s force initiating green agenda.  See: article 1. article 2.

“The current commitment is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 5 per cent of 2000 levels by 2020.

But the Climate Change Institute is using documents it obtained from the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency to urge a cut of at least 10 to 15 per cent.”

What the pragmatist-ridden Labor and Liberal government MPs probably don’t realize is that they have set the precedent for ever increasing environmentalist inspired, government-induced rights violations.  By accepting that human altercation of the environment is somehow immoral or harmful per se, and by implementing political force, the logical conclusion is to continue limiting human action and productivity.





Hal Lewis’ resignation letter.

11 10 2010

Emeritus Professor of Physics at the University of California, Hal Lewis has just resigned from the American Physical Society.  See letter here.  In the words of Lewis:

“Global warming is the greatest and most successful pseudoscientific fraud I have seen in my long life” 





Article Recommendation

7 10 2010

Andrew Bolt continues to do good work (on this issue at least) by reporting on the damage that the political manifestations of environmentalist ideology do to human life around the world and in Australia. 

Blame green madness for these bills





Article: “My global warming skepticism for dummies”

23 09 2010

http://www.drroyspencer.com/2010/07/my-global-warming-skepticism-for-dummies/

Well worth the read.  The article is written by climate scientist and author Dr. Roy Spencer.