I’ve covered a lot of climate change news this week, and my feelings on the subject teeter on a high wire between comical and incredulous.
There’s clearly been a lot of talk about climate change this week thanks to the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, which spends a lot of time discussing issues such as the impending death of our planet.
However, an excerpt from the Scottish Parliament caught my eye this week and also inspired some criticism from commentators here in the great US of A. What on earth could be so interesting about the Scottish Parliament?
The statement that “the era of uninhibited private car use is definitely over.”
What do you say? It’s true; check it out below:
Scottish MP proclaims “the era of uninhibited private car use is definitely over”
At first they said it was about switching to electric cars. Now they say the quiet part out loud – they want to end ALL private transportation. An important goal of Agenda 2030 pic.twitter.com/jxYzlD9tGK
— David Morgan #StayFree (@david_r_morgan) January 15, 2023
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It’s about control
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The Scottish National Party (SNP) Minister, Mr Michael Mattheson, proclaimed:
“Our Transport, our second Strategic Transport Projects Review, published just two weeks ago, confirms that the era of rampant growth in private car use is truly over.”
I understand; it can be hard to understand what those Scots are saying so let me spell it out. Mr Mattheson says his government will soon take steps to ban Scottish citizens from owning vehicles.
This is being marketed as a step towards Scotland’s goal of achieving “net-zero” emissions. To manipulate the country’s infrastructure to make this bold move possible, the idea is to build the “20 Minute Neighborhood.”
Having neighborhoods built in 20 minutes ensures that all amenities are within a 20-minute walk or bike ride from someone’s front door. Sounds good, right?
Error; this has absolutely nothing to do with climate change or making it easier to get there; it’s about controlling the movements of their people. But we don’t have to worry about that here, do we?
I mean, the Scots do all sorts of crazy things, like eat haggis (which I’ve had and it’s delicious); We wouldn’t adopt something like that, would we?
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Governments around the world, especially the United Kingdom, whose government is kart-blanche-given by the majority of the people to do what it damn well wants, will do a great job at this. Already deploying the Zones. The UK will be the first to lose private car ownership pic.twitter.com/zePSbQwgp5
— TAMMYY 🇬🇧☘️🌿🌱🍀🍃👒 (@PriaN77530659) January 10, 2023
You will comply
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.
But as with most cool, innovative things, the government gets in the way and ruins it. For example, to force electric vehicles on the population, California requires 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. But have they proposed actionable ideas to make these vehicles cheaper, last longer, and built an infrastructure to take care of them?
Of course not. Meanwhile, Wyoming has decided to throw the bird at these leftist bastions of stupidity and propose a bill to phase out electric vehicle sales in the state by 2035.
The Cowboy State’s reasoning is to protect the oil and gas industries in the state, which is so great I may 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 communities and will be detrimental to the Wyoming economy…”
Lo and behold, a state legislator looking out for his constituents.
#15minute city is not to make your life easier. It is to control your movement, your CO2 output, make private car ownership irrelevant, limit travel and expenses. The 🌎 is OUR backyard and country. Not theirs. #wef23 #Canada #TrudeauBrokeCanada
— Unashamedly Free (handsome/divine) (@Itsaquestionof1) January 17, 2023
Are you paying attention?
Previously, I’ve reported on what Americans should be aware of when it comes to the WEF, as the ideas spawned there tend to be adapted and adopted into government legislation in Western countries.
In 2016, for example, a WEF article was published entitled ‘Goodbye car ownership, hello clean air: welcome to the future of transport’.
Sounds familiar? It should, as it is closely related to what the Scots propose. The WEF has explained its reasoning why car ownership should be a thing of the past:
“The imminent boon in electric vehicle use could place unprecedented demands on the power grid, so responsible use rather than innovation to use electric vehicles to feed back into the grid.”
Ah, once the powers that be have forced us all to overpay for EVs, we’re going to have to be regulated about how often we use them because of, you know, infrastructure.
The WEF continues:
“This transition from fossil fuels to renewables will require large supplies of critical metals such as cobalt, lithium and nickel to name a few.”
Klaus Schwab had barely finished his opening speech at WEF 23 and a Swiss MP from the Green Party is already promoting a 15-minute urban style where people no longer need a car. Also encourages the punishment of companies that do not comply with the climate agreements. #wef23 pic.twitter.com/3S7WUb7TZ0
— Rukshan Fernando (@therealrukshan) January 16, 2023
The argument is that because those in power have made it a requirement to own electric vehicles, the same resource that builds these cars will become scarce. So maybe “possession” should be reimagined into something else, like controlling.
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The sky is literally falling down
If you don’t know, the WEF has become my new favorite chew toy, I just tasted it earlier this week and I can’t let it go. How can I with tasty little bits like what we saw this week from awkward truth finder Al Gore?
In a strange hysterical diatribe from an old man, he announced:
“We’re still putting in 162 million tons of greenhouse gases every day, and the amount collected now traps as much extra heat as would be released by 600,000 Hiroshima-class nuclear bombs exploding on Earth every day.”
He then went on to attribute our bad habits like driving, eating and generally living to the “boiling oceans” and “rain bombs” – both of which sound like knock-off songs from an REM album.
But all joking aside, what these Chicken Littles cluck does seep into our everyday lives, albeit with a different wrapper.
What the Scots are discussing is just another form of what is called ‘transport innovations’, which is much talked about in the UK. But don’t be fooled; none of this is about the environment or innovation.
This is about controlling the bourgeoisie. While they try to control our minds by controlling our thoughts and speech, they will also try to control our movements.
It’s actually the horrible plot of Minority Report but in real life. While owning a car may seem trivial to the elite, it’s how we, ordinary farmers, can move freely around the world.
It enables people to search for new jobs, new living conditions and new experiences in general. The freedom to move as we please is the fundamental building block of a civilized free society.
Take that away and we lose everything.
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