president Al Gore, former Mexican president Felipe Calderon, and Britain’s Prince
Charles, and the entire membership of the World Economic Forum, affectionately
nicknamed by its lower echelon members, “The Chicken Little Society,” but sourly
discouraged by senor members, has formed, and it has a plan for you.
on FrontPage on January 28th put me onto the trail of another horrendous idea
from the whirligig mind of Al Gore, “Al
Gore Wants to Spend $90 Trillion to Create a World Without Cars.”
get anywhere except by waiting on the poorly operated local public transit
system in hock to municipal systems, you can have it for just $90 trillion. Come on. That’s pocket
change. And just
think, you’ll be able to live in a horrible futuristic nightmare.
Los Angeles in “Blade Runner”
for a foretaste of your future – if Gore’s fantasy gels into reality.)
Calderon proposed a $90 trillion plan to redesign every city on earth so that
motor vehicles would become obsolete due to more dense populations.”
the time, expense, and bother of owning a car. And also of owning your own
home, of having nice neighbors, of your privacy, of your career, and of living
your own life. Gore and Calderon have better uses for your time on earth as a
reckless and irresponsible occupant. Western
cities with low density, designed for the use of cars,” Calderon said. “We
recommend those cities should have more density and more mass transportation.”
better for you to be stamped, hole-punched, assigned a number, and bar-coded so
you can be better managed, controlled, redirected, watched, and reduced to
serfdom and dependency.
that Calderon was president of a country that keeps sending hordes of illegal
immigrants across our border to idle American workers or become welfare state “clients.”
It’s all for your own good. Don’t complain.
Don’t you want a clean, safe, and healthy planet?
we can’t have “low density” cities. They’ve got to be evacuated, emptied out,
declared forbidden zones, and ploughed under for Mother Earth to reclaim in her
own good time. Everyone now living in them should be forcibly moved to the
giant, high-density slum where everyone and his mother is underfoot and in the
way. In the 1930’s and 1940’s this was called compulsory “resettlement.” When
all cities are scoured of cars, and you have been dispossessed, you will be a
displaced person until a walk-in closet has been assigned to you by your
friendly government real estate agent or licensed and certified relocater. When
your time to “move” comes, remember that you will be allowed to take only what
will fit into a carry-on bag, or a back-pack.
and Calderon can always start with Tokyo, Japan, the city with
the highest population in the world. People living in nice homes in the suburbs
can be moved into their own shacks with tin roofs and plywood walls and no
sewage and haphazard running water and electricity. You’ll be greeted by friendly
neighborhood criminals who’d be happy to relieve you of your valuables. They
won’t be stealing hubcaps off your car, either, because you won’t have a car. Cars,
except for official ones, will be illegal. They’ll settle for the food you’re
about to put into your mouth. The more efficient criminals will be hired by the
government as roving “consumption cops” and “ration enforcement
won’t be able to escape Gore Town or Calderon Ciudad except with a special
travel pass and permit, but they’ll be hard to come by because you’ll need to
have a legitimate purpose for exiting the city. Your sick mother on the other
side of the country just won’t qualify. She’ll need to take her cough medicine
by herself. Bereavement leave will never be denied; just don’t have so many
relatives who may die at any moment. Gore and Calderon will have taken a leaf
from Maryland which taxes rainfall runoff from your property, and imposed a
“breathing tax” for every cubic square foot of oxygen you inhale, and
also tax your CO2 exhalents, to help control greenhouse gases. After all,
plants have got to breathe, too.
all for the good of Mother Earth, you see. If you don’t buy the Global Warming
mantra, then you must be a racist, or a bigot, or are certifiably “disturbed.”
Insider asked Calderon where the $90 trillion was going to come from to
finance this global urban renewal:
briefly with Calderon after the panel to ask him to explain where this $90
trillion was going to come from and how exactly one might persuade every city
on earth to go along with it.
trillion is the total of infrastructure investment that is likely to be spent
anyway building and upgrading cities. Gore and Calderon are arguing that it be
spent more wisely, to produce cities that don’t encourage people to burn fossil
fuels just to get from A to B.
to be outdone by Al Gore and Felipe Calderon, and envious of the limelight
being shined on them at Davos, Prince Charles has joined in a pact with them to
make the earth safer…for the earth, and for the plants. Eager to display his stratospheric
intellectual prowess and grasp of history, he has proposed that nations sign up
for a “New
Magna Carta for the Earth” to combat global warming. The Guardian, ever excited
by any gossamer-like idea that wafts from the Prince’s head, quoted him in
its January 26th article by Fiona Harvey, “Prince
Charles: global pact on climate change could be Magna Carta for earth”:
Sort of plagiarizing former Obama staffer and now mayor of Chicago Rahm Emanuel
to “never let a serious crisis go to waste,” Charles solemnly offered his “thoughts”:
climate change, due to be signed this year in Paris, should be a “Magna Carta
for the Earth”, Prince
Charles has urged.
marked potentially the “last chance” to save the world from the perils of
global warming, with the Paris conference and the United Nations’ plan to
replace the millennium development goals with a new set of sustainable
development targets. “We simply cannot let this opportunity go to waste. There
is just too much at stake, and has been for far too long.”
forestry and climate experts in London: “In the 800th anniversary year of the
Magna Carta, perhaps this year’s agreement of the new sustainable development
goals and a new climate agreement in Paris should be seen as a new Magna Carta
for the Earth, and humanity’s relationship with it.”
warming! Also known as “climate
change.” Weather forecasters have been arm-wrestling with “climate change”
ever since the invention of television, and have generally made a poor showing.
But Charles has the problem licked. He’s a college graduate, you know. He went
to Cambridge. The savant has spoken.
course, Al Gore, Prince Charles, and Felipe Calderon and others of the elite won’t
be your next-door neighbors. They’ll be living across town in triple-gated enclaves
and sanctuaries with guards armed with .50 caliber machine guns fixed with
night scopes to deter intrusive burglaries, or resting from their labors in
their similarly secured mansions in the countryside. They’ll be far away from
the noise and ordure of the general population, planning more population engineering
saviors of mankind, even though they’ll have sentenced it to grinding and
perilous poverty. But, after all, isn’t life nasty, brutish, and short,
for every one of us, except for occasional episodes of numbness? Why would you
want to prolong it?
and the planet’s saviors, of course, will experience the joy of remaking the
world in their own minds. You and countless other minions will be but tiny,
insignificant elements of a megalopolis tree
house world. Still, our saviors will
expect to be swamped with expressions of gratitude.
population issues will be referred to death panels which will order malcontents,
recidivists, and other useless people to “joy camps,” where they will be relieved
of the grimy burden of living and as charges upon the planet and society. These
panels will be dubbed “Compassionate Human Recycling Referral Committees.” As long as the hoi polloi is controlled, managed, redirected, kept busy, and in
everyone’s way, and where they can be exploited to the best advantage, Gore and
their World Economic Forum ilk will have achieved their goal of a
“well-balanced and contended populace.” And of a happy planet.
city can begin to “de-auto” by contracting with new companies that are
converting retired shipping containers into housing units. While not as commodious or attractive as a
Frank Lloyd Wright’s pre-fab Usonian
House or even a mobile home in a trailer park – trailer parks?? Those are right out, they require cars! –
they may prove to be an economic solution to stacking people on top of each
other as high as the ozone layer. PFNC Global
Communities will await government contracts for starter kits.
a prototype 320-square-foot home. The home, although small, has room for
a kitchen, bath, toilet, and sleeping areas. It also has windows for
natural ventilation, electrical and water systems, and hookups for air conditioning.
Container Homes will also be in queue for the filthy subsidy lucre, as
is a tiny home built out of a recycled shipping container that is a great
example of just how easy it is to create a comfortable and functional home
using one of these awesome building blocks. The home was ingeniously designed
by Brenda Kelly of IQ Container Homes, and built from a single 20-foot shipping
has been a fan of cargotecture for a while now, and she has now used all she
learned in her career to design her tiny home. The house measures just 107
square feet, and she kept it this small so that she did not require a council
perform a pas de deux in one of these
walled zoo cages, but who will want to dance after being shoe-horned into one’s
new high-density home? What did you need with all that other space for anyway?
To indulge your personal preferences at the expense of the earth? How selfish
of you! Remember! The rule is: To each according to his abilities (or value to
society), to each according to his spatial needs. Dissenters in our
high-density world of tomorrow will have their mouths duct-taped.
watch what you say! Speech monitors, incognito,
like “secret shoppers,” with the authority to arrest, will be riding those
natural gas-powered buses, solar-powered elevated trains, and windmill-powered
subways in a wonderful mass transportation system, on the alert for careless
dissatisfaction. Clean energy will mean
clean minds and clean speech! You’ll be expected to be an enthusiastic citizen
of your of your high-density community, and carry banners proclaiming that and
other truths in parades. A lack of enthusiasm will be frowned upon with deleterious
triumvirate of visionaries, Gore, Calderon, and Charles. “Home, Sweet Home” will
never sound the same again.