Would He Were the President of France

A quote from Vaclav Klaus, President of the Czech Republic, in The Financial Times, 13 June 2007

As someone who lived under communism for most of his life, I feel obliged to say that I see the biggest threat to freedom, democracy, the market economy and prosperity now in ambitious environmentalism, not in communism. This ideology wants to replace the free and spontaneous evolution of mankind by a sort of central (now global) planning.

The environmentalists ask for immediate political action because they do not believe in the long-term positive impact of economic growth and ignore both the technological progress that future generations will undoubtedly enjoy, and the proven fact that the higher the wealth of society, the higher is the quality of the environment. They are Malthusian pessimists.

The rational person's Czech mate

Vaclav Klaus’ answers to questions from the House of Representatives of the U.S. Congress, Committee on Energy and Commerce, on the issue of mankind’s contribution to global warming and climate change made on 19 March 2007 can be found here

Agenda benders

Many of the  'useful idiots' that once marched under the banner of (Intermational) Communism are the same 'useless geniuses' who now promote "global action" in the name of the environment - It's the agenda,stupid!

Neo-Com Greenie neo-marxists

I could not agree more. The "greenies" are drooling over controlling CO2 emmissions because it will give them a strangle hold over the worlds economy. It truly is neo-marxism with a twist. It is interesting that most of these "Green" leaders are actually from a "social science" background not biology or chemistry. With methane rice paddy emmisions China is already certainly the largest green house gas emmiter but these luddites will protest discount airlines and dog Bush everywhere he goes. Bush's methane cap trading system so far is about the only useful global warming initiative that has gone into effect but this is clearly lost on these neo-marxists.