I’ve been covering a lot of climate change news this week, and my feelings on the subject have been balancing on a high wire between humorous and unbelievable.
There’s been a lot of chatter about climate change this week, thanks to the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, which spends a lot of time discussing, among other things, the impending death of our planet.
However, a clip from the Scottish Parliament caught my eye this week and inspired some criticism from commentators here in the great US of A. What on earth is interesting about the Scottish Parliament?
The slogan “The era of unregulated private car use is well and truly over”.
say what This is the truth; Check it out below:
Members of the Scottish Parliament declared that “the era of unregulated private car use is well and truly over”.
First he talked about the transition to electric cars. Now he is saying the quiet part out loud – he wants to end all private transport. A key goal of Agenda 2030 pic.twitter.com/jxYzlD9tGK
— David Morgan 🏴 🏴🏻 🏠 January 15, 2023
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It’s about control
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Scottish National Party (SNP) Minister Mr Michael Matheson announced:
“Our Transport Review, our second strategic transport plan, published just two weeks ago, confirms that the era of catering to unchecked growth in private car use is well and truly over.”
I understand; It might be hard to understand what those Scots are saying, so I’ll spell it out. Mr Matheson is saying his government will soon start moving towards banning Scottish citizens from owning vehicles.
It is being marketed as a step towards Scotland’s goal of achieving “net-zero” emissions. The idea is to build a ’20-minute neighbourhood’, to manipulate the country’s infrastructure to allow this bold move.
Neighborhoods built in a 20-minute fashion ensure that all services are within a 20-minute walk or cycle from one’s front door. Great, right?
wrong; It has absolutely nothing to do with climate change or making things more convenient; It is about controlling the movement of their people. But we don’t need to worry about that here, do we?
I mean, Scots do all sorts of crazy things, eat haggis (I’ve had it and it’s delicious); We wouldn’t adopt anything like that, would we?
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Governments around the world, particularly the UK government, have been given carte blanche by the majority of people to do whatever they want this big time. Zones are already being implemented. The UK is the first to lose private car ownership pic.twitter.com/zePSbQwgp5
— Tammy 🇬🇧☘️🌿🌱🍀🍃👒 (@PriaN77530659) January 10, 2023
You will obey
Full disclosure, I actually dig electric vehicles, at least the Tesla. It’s sleek, it’s cool, it’s innovative, and it’s too expensive for me to own one right now.
However, like most cool, innovative things, the government gets in the way and ruins it. For example, to force electric vehicles on the population, California will require all new vehicles in the state to be electric or hydrogen-powered by 2035.
Washington, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon and Vermont are expected to follow suit. But, did he propose any actionable ideas to make these vehicles cheaper, longer lasting and build the infrastructure to take care of them?
Of course not. Meanwhile, Wyoming has decided to flip the bird to these bastions of left-wing idiocy, proposing a bill that would phase out sales of electric vehicles in the state by 2035.
The rationale for the Cowboy State is to protect the oil and gas industries in the state, which is so great I might have to move my family to the Equality State.
The Bill further explains:
“The proliferation of electric vehicles at the expense of gas-powered vehicles will have detrimental effects on Wyoming’s communities and be detrimental to Wyoming’s economy…”
Look at that, the state legislature is looking out for its constituents.
#15 minutes to the city Not to make your life more convenient. It’s about controlling your movement, your carbon output, making private car ownership irrelevant, limiting travel and spending. 🌎 Our backyard and our land. Not theirs. #wef23 #Canada #Trudeau broke Canada
— Unconventionally Free (Beautiful/Divine) (@Itsaquestionof1) January 17, 2023
are you paying attention
I’ve reported before about how Americans should pay attention when it comes to the WWEF, because the ideas that originate there are being adapted and adopted into government legislation in Western countries.
Case in point, a 2016 WEF article published under the title ‘Goodbye car ownership, hello clean air: Welcome to the future of transport’.
Sound familiar? This is closely related to what the Scots are proposing. The WEF explained its reasoning for why car ownership is a thing of the past:
“The coming boom in electric vehicle use could mean unprecedented demands on the power grid, so responsible use instead of innovations to harness electric vehicles to feed back into the grid.”
Ah, once the powers that be force us all to pay more for electric vehicles, we’ll have to regulate how often we use them because, you know, the infrastructure.
“This transition from fossil fuels to renewables will require large supplies of critical metals such as cobalt, lithium, nickel, to name a few.”
Klaus Schwab hasn’t even finished his opening remarks at WEF 23, and Swiss MPs from the Greens are already promoting the 15-minute city-style concept where people no longer need cars. It also encourages punishing businesses that do not adhere to climate agreements. #wef23 pic.twitter.com/3S7WUb7TZ0
— Rukshan Fernando (@therealrukshan) January 16, 2023
The argument is that since regulators have made it a requirement to own electric vehicles, the same sources that build these cars will become scarce. So perhaps ‘ownership’ should be governed by something else.
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The Sky is Literally Falling
If you couldn’t tell, WEF is my new favorite chew toy, I got a taste of it earlier this week and I can’t let it go. How can I do with delicious little tidbits like the ones we saw from inconvenient truther Al Gore this week?
In a strangely hysterical old man rant, he declared:
“We’re putting 162 million tons of greenhouse gas into it every day, and the accumulated amount is now holding as much excess heat as would be released by 600,000 Hiroshima-class atomic bombs detonating on Earth every day.”
He blamed our bad habits for driving, eating and generally “boiling the oceans” and “rain bombs” – both of which sound like knock-off tracks from an REM album.
But, all kidding aside, these chicken littles sneak into our daily lives with their distinctive packaging.
What the Scots are discussing is another form of so-called “transport innovation”, which is being widely discussed in the United Kingdom. But don’t let them fool you; None of this is about the environment or innovation.
It is about controlling citizens. While they try to control our minds by controlling our thoughts and speech, they also try to control our movements.
It’s basically a horror plot Minority Report But in real life. Although owning a car may seem trivial to the elite, how can we mere peasants move freely around the world.
It allows people to find new job opportunities, new living conditions and generally new experiences. Freedom to move as we please is the basic building block of a civil free society.
Take it away, and we lose everything.
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