Saturday, November 2, 2019

Environmentalists are stupid

Imagine a country where Environmentalists take over the government.  They institute mandates on using wind and solar power exclusively for the metro in the capital city, and add a carbon tax on all other electrical generation.  To cap things off, they host an international climate conference.  What do you think would happen in this hypothetical scenario?

Well, Chile did all of this, and riots have crippled the country and forced cancelation of the climate conference:
Climate activists and the United Nations are suffering a major black eye this week as protests and riots resulting from high energy prices have erupted in Santiago, Chile.
Chile, which will host a major U.N. climate conference in December, earned praise from climate activists for recently imposing a carbon dioxide tax on conventional energy sources and switching the Santiago Metro system to renewable power. Now, the people of Chile are rising up and firing a shot across the bow of other nations considering similar energy taxes and expensive renewable energy programs.
Environmentalists are stupid because they refuse to recognize that their upper middle class programs are a big, regressive tax on poorer people.  Poorer people have caught on to the fact that they're getting screwed so that upper class people (who generally look down on them) can feel better about themselves.

And so a million people have taken to the streets.  Nineteen are dead - victims of environmentalism.  They're unlikely to be the only ones.

Remember, these idiots think that they're smarter (and nicer) than you and me.  Morons.


Peter B said...

"Imagine a country..."
Or a state. California, maybe?

Richard said...

Even after Pinochet, the leftists rise again. You can't save a country where half the population supports the Left. We need the national divorce.

McChuck said...

Thanks for the explanation. I was wondering why the Chileans were revolting.

Arthur said...

"these idiots think that they're smarter (and nicer) than you and me"

Not so much nicer as more virtuous. Which is far worse.

Unknown said...

At first I thought you were describing Oregon.

Don in Oregon