There is strong evidence that carbon levels lag the rise in temperature. Two-thirds of our planet is water covered, as temperatures rise the seas release more carbon dioxide. The amount released by that process dwarfs the amount released by humanity. Plato argued that in order to keep a stable social structure, societies need a Noble Lie. In Plato’s mind, the Noble Lie is a religious lie that’s fed to the masses to keep them under control and happy with their situation in life. It seems to Guido that the Green movement is propagating a Platonic-style Noble Lie – we are doomed unless we give up our cars and planes. In reality rising temperatures are far more likely to be a result of solar activity cycles.
We were both on a radio show last year and Guido accused her of believing in an anti-human ideology. When we came down to it, she admitted that yes, she did think the planet had too many humans on it. That to Guido is the essential problem with Greens, they want things that no sensible person would not want, such as clean air and water, a safe and sustainable environment – but the priority is “Earth First“, humans second. With new eco-technologies we don’t need to go back to living in the Stone Age as they advocate. Green extremists are using the common desire for a cleaner planet to further an anti-capitalist, anti-human agenda. Humanity is not a problem.
Why the focus on international aviation which produces 0.1% of global carbon emissions?
UPDATE : Found that radio show MP3, Recess Monkey, Guido and Sian on The Knives Are Out.
Often when Guido flies down to the Maison Secondaire the tax is far more than the ticket. The Tories are planning another tax grab under the guise of the green totalitarianism that is so appealing to all politicians. It appeals to their vanity “to do something”, gives them an excuse to hike taxes and the public pays the bill. The Tories are the party of lower taxers or they are nothing. Tax cuts incentivise, why don’t they reduce taxes on more eco-friendly forms of transport. Sailing Yachts forinstance could benefit from a a green tax exemption.
If is not just an excuse to raise tax revenue, prove it by implementing carbon cutting encouraging tax exemptions. Horses, cycles, sailboats and the rest should be exempted from taxes…
At the start of the election campaign there was widespread condemnation of the Tories’ anti-Gypsy agenda, so Guido is shocked to see that amongst the bills rushed through by the government at the end of parliament was a bill to criminalise the picking of magic mushrooms by druids, hippies and pagans. The Home Office boasts that the bill will be law before the Glastonbury festival takes place. (See previous.)
So possession of pretty harmless psilocybin mushrooms will now be an offence comparable to possession of Class ‘A’ Heroin. Guido has enjoyed many evenings with giggling friends after ingesting ‘shrooms and thinks this law is ridiculous. What a bunch of New Labour kill-joys.
Druids and pagans have harvested the naturally occurring, wild growing, psilocybin mushrooms for thousands of years in the British Isles for use in rituals. Imagine the outrage by Muslims if the Green party called for the outlawing of the Halal slaughtering of animals. Why is there so little outrage at the threat to jail ‘shroomers? Druidism is the original indigenous religion of the British Isles, so not content with destroying centuries of legal liberties, Blairites now seek to criminalise four millennia of religious tradition. Why, what harm do ‘shroomers do? It is just another of the government’s over-bearing interfering ways in our private lives.
Guido recommends the excellent Food of the Gods: A Radical History of Plants, Drugs and Human Evolution by Terence McKenna to those interested in the subject.
The government today announced it was making raw magic mushrooms an illegal drug in Britain for the first time. The move is in today’s Drugs Bill published by the new Fat Controller, Home Secretary Charles Clarke. Currently it is legal to pick and eat the fungi whilst dancing around semi-naked at Stonhenge or Glastonbury. The courts recognise this, but the Fat Controller doesn’t like it.
So the Druids and other pagans are in real trouble. Historically the people of the British Isles have been eating magic mushroooms for thousands of years, they are said to have mystical properties and are used in ancient rituals to give an insight into the divine. Surely this ban contravenes some human right to religious freedom? How can eating something that grows wild and free on these shores be criminalised? Who can commit crimes whilst on magic mushrooms? Guido just laughs a lot.
First they came for the hippies…