WASHINGTON. According to the Institute for Energy Research, fossil fuels provide 82 percent of the energy our globe consumes. In America, that number is 85 percent. Fossil fuels power and heat our homes, crank up the engines in our cars, and animate the commerce of large and small businesses alike. In other words, fossil fuels are responsible for America’s and many other nations’ high living standards and all-around happiness. But today, the use of fossil fuels as a primary power source is a magnet for those longing to control the actions of the world’s energy consumers. Like France during World War II, we find ourselves locked in a second liberation battle to free ourselves from encroaching globalist tyranny.
Power hungry power grabbers
Today, the use of fossil fuels as a primary power source is a magnet for globalist elites. They long to control the actions of the world’s energy consumers. Siphoning off a portion of the energy industry’s profits to grease the palms of political constituencies favored by the globalist elites is an extra-added bonus proposition.
The world’s intrepid, highly exclusive band of wealthy, rent-seeking kleptomaniacal climate hustlers would also impose draconian restrictions on economic activity should they ever gain complete political control. Under such circumstances, they would impose and then increase carbon taxes on consumers as control mechanisms. In some countries – and in California – this process is already underway.
That bothersome consent of the governed
But there’s a problem. Writing in the Washington Post, Nathan Gardels notes that voters pose the greatest threat to the global ambitions of these klepto-climate hustlers.
“The future, by definition, has no present political constituency in systems legitimated by consent of the governed. In this sense, democratic politics can disable the requisite will to act until climate calamity is already upon us. That will likely be too late.”
British environmentalist James Lovelock, author of “The Vanishing Face of Gaia,” had said as much in 2009.
“But what if at some time in the next few years we realize as we did in the 1940s that democracy had temporarily to be suspended and we had to accept a disciplined regime that saw our nation as a legitimate but limited safe haven for civilization… Orderly survival requires an unusual degree of human understanding and leadership and may require, as in war, the suspension of democratic government for the duration of the survival, and perhaps President Obama will rise to fill this role and inspire leaders of other nations to do the same.”
It is true that Britain suspended elections during the Second World War under a coalition government. But America never did. We held elections at the darkest point in the Civil War and during World War II as well. No American politician, not even the sainted Obama, could get away with suspending elections. Least of all in the name of the pagan deity Gaia. In America, at least, US citizens are not about to give up their hard-won freedom from foreign domination without a battle. This may hold true for many other Western democracies as well.
To secure our rights
Legitimate government, said Thomas Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence, fundamentally exists to “secure” its citizen’s rights. “Governments,” said Jefferson, “are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.”
The second liberation battle begins in France
French President Emmanuel Macron recently discovered this the hard way. For example, he recently attempted to be first among nations to impose the dictates of an international climate accord on his citizens without their consent. As a result, hundreds of thousands of them donned yellow safety vests while undertaking a series of violent and unsafe acts and fiery protests.
Subsequently, they set government offices ablaze and shattered the tranquility of posh Parisian shops frequented by French society’s aloof and out-of-touch elites.
Arguably, the second liberation battle for France and against the globalist-run EU has commenced, courtesy of a French public that can’t stand their government’s hypocrisy any longer. As proof of this phenomenon, polling organization Ifop finds that an impressive 70 percent of French citizens support the violent uprising of yellow-vest protesters against French politicians acquiescing to the undemocratic aims of international klepto-climate hustlers.
Three months ago, in a speech to his organization’s delegates, UN Secretary General António Guterres said:
“Climate change is the defining issue of our time — and we are at a defining moment. We face a direct existential threat. Climate change is moving faster than we are — and its speed has provoked a sonic boom “SOS” across our world. If we do not change course by 2020, we risk missing the point where we can avoid runaway climate change, with disastrous consequences for people and all the natural systems that sustain us. That is why, today, I am appealing for leadership — from politicians, from business and scientists, and from the public everywhere. We have the tools to make our actions effective. What we still lack — even after the Paris Agreement — is the leadership and the ambition to do what is needed.”
An answer in smoke
It’s appropriate that the French reply to this alarmist call for universal obedience to an unelected UN bureaucracy came in the form of man-made carbon emissions rising to the sky from burning barricades in the streets of Paris.
It’s reminiscent of those old newsreels showing Parisians fighting Nazi occupiers fleeing the city ahead of the August 1945 Allied advance.
“Paris outraged… broken… martyred! But Paris liberated!” said Gen. Charles de Gaulle in a radio address to his nation. “Liberated by itself, liberated by its people with the help of the French armies, with the support and the help of all France, of the France that fights, of the only France, of the real France, of the eternal France!”
Will “fighting France” win its second liberation battle?
But it seems that de Gaulle’s “fighting France” is currently in the midst of its second liberation battle to free itself from foreign powers. This time, the enemy isn’t a single nation. It’s those multinational, NGO and globalist climate hucksters that insist we cast aside our rights as free men and women. Those who spin hysterical yarns of climate catastrophes as an excuse for establishing a global, megalomaniacal, klepto-climate dictatorship.
Finally, France – and the rest of us – seriously need to liberate the world from this alarming, new, multinational tyranny as well. Today and not tomorrow. Vive les Gilets Jaunes!
Top Image: Gen. Charles de Gaulle enters liberated Paris in 1944. Screen capture
from the documentary film “Spirit of Liberation.”