Although it's been going on for years, it seems lately that there is an all-out assault by the nanny government to crack down on our liberties.
In any normal, liberty loving society, when the people push back, their government is supposed to acquiesce to their (our) wishes. That's the way it's supposed to work. Government is supposed to serve the people.
But we all know that's a joke – a sick joke, with a bad punchline.
Nowadays, when the people say, "No," our rulers just do the old end around, or sleight-of-hand. They cause us to concentrate on one thing and do another behind our backs.
Lately, it seems that even this tactic has changed, and the Nanny State has begun to attack us from all sides.
Take this global warming nonsense. With every passing year, the people are coming to realize what a hoax it has been. Every poll conducted puts the climate change concern at or near the bottom of a fairly long list of worries.
The Left is losing the argument, and they know it.
What do we know about the Left and arguments? That's right – as they lose traction on an issue, rather than let the issue die, they become even wackier, even more unhinged, finding even more devious ways to control our behavior.
And that is why I don't think it's a coincidence that all this nudging and shoving is being ramped up. We must keep in mind that leftists don't stop. They may change tactics, but they will never stop.
Here are a few examples:
- First, we've recently heard that the makers of Al Gore's masterpiece, An Inconvenient Truth, are pondering a sequel. Yep – we can't get enough Al Gore. They must believe this is a way to re-create a buzz about their faltering movement.
- Second, a British government official wants "man-made global warming deniers" arrested and jailed. He wants to deny the "deniers" access to radio and television interviews.
- Third, in the next several years, Café standards for trucks and cars are being raised to ridiculous, possibly unachievable levels.
- Fourth, the government health brainiacs are devising a plan to text fat people. Yes, the 15 members of the nanny "Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee" are looking out for us. These 15, all pointy-headed intellectual theoreticians, don't want us to consume trans fats, sugar, salt, soda or red meat and are developing a method to remind us, or at least the fat ones. And how will they find out who is fat? Why, from the information provided when signing up for Obamacare. You know, the information that is supposed to be kept private.
But, you may ask, what does this have to do with global warming?
Well, it's the "red meat" part. The leftist food police, who think red meat is unhealthy, are now being assisted by the Environmental Protection Agency.
It seems, coincidentally, that it's now methane emissions that will ruin the planet and kill us all. No, it's not carbon dioxide or the ozone hole. It's now cow farts that will evidently be our doom.
Yes, cow farts contain methane, which like everything else, is a "greenhouse gas" and must be controlled and limited, despite the fact that methane emission levels have been falling since 1990.
So the Obama brain trust has proposed a 25% reduction in methane emissions by 2020. How does one control such a thing? By feeding cows Beano or Gas-X?
No, by thinning the herd. Not as many cows = not as many farts.
This will, in turn, drive up the price of beef and dairy, which means fewer people can afford it. This definitely makes the food Nazis happy.
So it all comes full circle – but I'm sure it's just a happy coincidence and not collusion.
Oh, and I have one parting question. Some estimates put the number of the American Bison roaming our plains at around 60 million at one point. Why was cow flatulence not a problem then? Do Bison not fart?
I guess then, you could say that all those evil European buffalo hunters that virtually wiped out the bison population were environmentalists, doing it for posterity. They must have known all that added flatulence would be harmful to Mother Earth. They were real forward thinkers.
Seriously, I don't really know if these departments meet to conspire against us or, because they all think alike, it just seems that way. I guess, at the end of the day, if they succeed in controlling all aspects of our lives, it doesn't really matter whether they conspired to do so, or it turns out to be a happy Nanny State Coincidence.Don't forget to Like Freedom Outpost on Facebook, Google Plus, & Twitter. You can also get Freedom Outpost delivered to your Amazon Kindle device here.