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The Environmental Apocalypse

by Daniel Greenfield on Thursday, April 24th, 2014

This is article 93 of 96 in the topic Environmental

Early in the morning, while most are still sleeping, groups of elderly Chinese women spread out across city streets. They tear open trash bags, pick through the litter and sort out bottles and cans that come with a deposit. And then they bring them to the local supermarket to a machine that scans and evaluates each can, accepting and rejecting them one by one, and finally printing out a receipt.

The interaction between the elderly immigrant who speaks broken English or the homeless man who is barely holding it together… and the machine is a stark contrast between what the new smart clean green economy pretends to be and what it actually is.

The machine, like so much else that we design, is impressive, but its existence depends on someone digging through the trash with their hands for much less than minimum wage to extract a generally useless item.

The entire bottle economy, which has more than a passing resemblance to the trash sorting operations in the Third World carried out by despised and persecuted minorities, like the Zabbaleen in Egypt, is artificial. The United States is not so poor that it actually needs to recycle. It recycles not under the impulse of economic imperatives, but of government mandates.

The elderly Chinese women dig through the trash because politicians decided to impose a tax on us and an incentive for them in the form of a deposit. All those useless 1980s laws created a strange underground economy of marginalized people digging through the trash.

Every time politicians celebrate a recycling target met and show off some shiny new machine, hiding behind the curtain are the dirty weary people dragging through the streets at the crack of dawn, donning rubber gloves and tearing apart trash bags. They are the unglamorous low-tech reality of environmentalism.

These are the Green Jobs that aren’t much talked about. They pay below minimum wage and have no workplace safety regulations. They are the Third World reality behind the First World ecology tripe. It’s not that the people who plan and run the system don’t know about them. But they don’t like to talk about them because they come too close to revealing the unsavory truth about where environmentalism is really going.

Environmentalism, like every liberal notion, is sold to the masses as modern and progressive. It’s the exact opposite. It’s every bit as modern and progressive as those sacks of cans being hauled by hand through the streets to the machine.

Prince Charles, that avid idiot and environmentalist, visited a Mumbai slum a few years ago and said that it had some lessons to teach the West.

“When you enter what looks from the outside like an immense mound of plastic and rubbish, you immediately come upon an intricate network of streets with miniature shops, houses and workshops, each one made out of any material that comes to hand,” Prince Charles wrote in his book, Harmony.

The Prince of Wales is quite the author. In addition to Harmony: A New Way of Looking at Our World, he has written Shelter: Human Habitats from Around the World, The Prince’s Speech: On the Future of Food and The Illustrated Guide to Chickens: How to Choose Them, How to Keep Them.

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The Environmental Apocalypse

by Daniel Greenfield on Thursday, August 1st, 2013

This is article 83 of 96 in the topic Environmental

Early in the morning, while most are still sleeping, groups of elderly Chinese women spread out across city streets. They tear open trash bags, pick through the litter and sort out bottles and cans that come with a deposit. And then they bring them to the local supermarket to a machine that scans and evaluates each can, accepting and rejecting them one by one, and finally printing out a receipt.

The interaction between the elderly immigrant who speaks broken English or the homeless man who is barely holding it together… and the machine is a stark contrast between what the new smart clean green economy is pretends to be and what it actually is. The machine, like so much else that we design, is impressive, but its existence depends on someone digging through the trash with their hands for much less than minimum wage to extract a generally useless item.

The entire bottle economy, which has more than a passing resemblance to the trash sorting operations in the Third World carried out by despised and persecuted minorities, like the Zabbaleen in Egypt, is artificial. The United States is not so poor that it actually needs to recycle. It recycles not under the impulse of economic imperatives, but of government mandates.

The elderly Chinese women dig through the trash because politicians decided to impose a tax on us and an incentive for them in the form of a deposit. All those useless 1980s laws created a strange underground economy of marginalized people digging through the trash.

Every time politicians celebrate a recycling target met and show off some shiny new machine, hiding behind the curtain are the dirty weary people dragging through the streets at the crack of dawn, donning rubber gloves and tearing apart trash bags. They are the unglamorous low-tech reality of environmentalism.

These are the Green Jobs that aren’t much talked about. They pay below minimum wage and have no workplace safety regulations. They are the Third World reality behind the First World ecology tripe. It’s not that the people who plan and run the system don’t know about them. But they don’t like to talk about them because they come too close to revealing the unsavory truth about where environmentalism is really going.

Environmentalism, like every liberal notion, is sold to the masses as modern and progressive. It’s the exact opposite. It’s every bit as modern and progressive as those sacks of cans being hauled by hand through the streets to the machine.

Prince Charles, that avid idiot and environmentalist, visited a Mumbai slum a few years ago and said that it had some lessons to teach the West.

“When you enter what looks from the outside like an immense mound of plastic and rubbish, you immediately come upon an intricate network of streets with miniature shops, houses and workshops, each one made out of any material that comes to hand,” Prince Charles wrote in his book, Harmony.

The Prince of Wales is quite the author. In addition to Harmony: A New Way of Looking at Our World, he has written Shelter: Human Habitats from Around the World, The Prince’s Speech: On the Future of Food and The Illustrated Guide to Chickens: How to Choose Them, How to Keep Them.

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The End of the World

by Daniel Greenfield on Sunday, June 23rd, 2013

This is article 248 of 336 in the topic Global Warming

Two years ago, the media had a prolonged belly laugh at a group that predicted the end of the world. Now media outlets from The New York Times to The New Republic to The Economist are wrestling with the question of why their own ideology’s doomsday predictions are not coming to pass.

“If scientific models can’t project the last 15 years, what does that mean for their projections of the next 100?,” the New Republic asks. It means that the world isn’t going to end.

Even as Obama exploits Global Warming to launch a War on Affordable Energy, the doomsday environmentalists look as foolish as any other group that set a date for the end of the world, only for the world to stubbornly go on existing.

True believers in Gore would say that’s the difference between science and eschatology. But when bogus science warns us of an apocalypse if we don’t follow the tenets of their ideology, then how much difference is there anyway?

Of course no one expects MSNBC to do sneering reports of global warming activists freezing at a protest or Al Gore being forced to watch a count down of a solidly frozen North Pole. Such mockery is only directed at people who believe in more unpopular forms of apocalypses. At least unpopular at the broadcasting studios of Manhattan.

It’s fashionable to mock religious leaders for hypocrisy, but there isn’t a peep when the Vice President turned Prophet of Gaia lectures on watching our carbon footprint and then flies on jet fueled carbon wings to another concert on behalf of the planet.

Other aspiring prophets like Prince Charles, who admires poverty, but lives in privilege, are no better. Or Obama who told Americans that they couldn’t heat their homes as they pleased, while keeping his thermostat up to Hawaiian standards.

If the invariably prosperous believers in Death by Global Warming really believed in the creed, wouldn’t they be selling their homes and cars, and going off to live a simpler life in the Himalayan mountains. But it’s easier to believe in something than to practice it.

Like all liberal social engineering projects, environmentalism is meant to change everyone’s life. And there’s no point in its proponents doing more than paying lip service to it, as they make it the law of the land. If Osama bin Laden could preach Islamic morality while stocking up on X rated tapes, surely Al Gore can foretell the doom of the North Pole and still take a private jet around the world.

If liberals have turned to doomsday predictions, it’s because they have discovered that religion and the apocalypse can be a marvelously effective way of controlling human behavior. But their religion is materialistic, concerned with the human presence in the natural world. Even its materialism is consumeristic.

The Reds had no truck with environmentalism. To a Communist, the natural world was a mass of raw resources to be used to build socialism. But to the children of the capitalists, concerned more with what they buy, than with what they do, environmentalism restraints and directs their buying habits. As religions goes, environmentalism is the Consumer Reports of theologies.

For all the talk of apocalypse and melting poles, the environmentalists really only care about your economic activity.

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Sharia’s Sticks and Stones

by Daniel Greenfield on Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

This is article 110 of 117 in the topic Muslims/Koran

The BBC’s Panorama series has gone undercover at Sharia councils where Islamic law is doled out in the state within a state within the multicultural bureaucracy to discover that the dispensers of Islamic law have failed abused women. Failing abused women is the nice genteel way that lefties use to mean that the judicial system of a religion built on abusing women is perpetuating those abuses in the UK.

Similarly Comrade Delta failed the woman he raped. And the Socialist Workers Party failed her by putting the rape to a vote. Jimmy Savile failed a great many children and Islam has failed to uphold the standards that the defenders of multiculturalism somehow expect from religious leaders out of Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.

According to the head of the UK’s ‘Equality and Human Rights Commission’, Muslims “are doing their damnedest” to develop an Islam compatible with liberal democracy. And if you don’t believe him, then just ask Tony Blair who not only reads the Koran every day but also marvels at how progressive it is.

Forget all the fussing over Muslim immigration and terrorism. The future looks bright for Britain. We’re probably only a short while away from the first female Imam and drive-through abortion clinics in local mosques. Mecca is going to host its first swimsuit competition on its black rock and Ramadan will unite with Gay Pride Day for a parade that no one will ever be able to forget.

At The Guardian, where left is always right, Musleh Faradhi assures us that Sharia courts are not about to displace English law or flog Prince Charles as an adulterer in front of Buckingham Palace. “Women who come to this country with little or no English and are then discriminated against by their own husbands or relatives has nothing to do with sharia, but rather with traditions and culture,” says Faradhi. “This should not be used as a stick with which to beat sharia councils.”

That sounds fair enough except when you remember that Sharia councils are usually the ones who beat women with sticks, rather than the other way around.

The reasons why the organs of Islamic law beat women with sticks have nothing to do with Islam, but with tradition, culture, the equinox, the price of tea in Shanghai and how many Djinns can dance on the head of a stickpin. And it would be a real shame if Sharia’s habit of beating women with sticks were to be used to beat Sharia councils with sticks. When it comes to Muslims, turnabout is never fair play. Even when the sticks are metaphorical ones and the ones that they use are all too real.

According to Tony Blair, the Koran is, “ahead of its time in attitudes to marriage, women and governance”. This claim might only be true if the Koran had been written in the stone age and even then the educated Cro-Magnon would have taken one sniff at the Koran and opted for something more progressive. Like the Daily Mail or Benny Hill.

In the progressive words of the Koran, “Men have authority over women because Allah has made the one superior to the other.” (Koran 4:34). It’s hard to argue with that.

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Living in the Era of False Prophets and False Profits!

by John Lillpop on Thursday, March 21st, 2013

This is article 290 of 468 in the topic Government Corruption

Woe be unto we the people of America, at one time thought to be God’s chosen!

Surely the almighty has forsaken us and cursed our once great nation with the presence of doom and gloom purveyors, and with money grubbers selling pie-in-the-sky stocks to replace the American Dream, now an old-school relic from the distant past.

False prophets continually invade our universe to warn against non-existent dangers like global warming, also referred to by newly-minted, politically-correct phooey as “Climate Change.”

According to gifted pseudo-scientists like Al Gore and Prince Charles, unless immediate corrective action is taken, the planet will literally melt, thereby morphing our six billion plus souls into one huge ball of involuntary diversity.

Unless, that is, man-created climate change prompts a new “Ice Age,” in which case our six billion plus tushes will freeze together!

False prophets also warn we the people of the perils involved when reduced spending, balanced budgets, and other fiscally-sound, but socially insensitive, austerity practices are attempted.

According to the left, such actions are doomed to failure since they deny minorities and women Constitutionally-protected rights to wealth, health, and happiness, including abortions and contraception and, in some cases, sex-change surgery and therapy.

The evils of fiscal sanity had false prophets in a heated dither during the recent debates over the Sequester, with progressives like President Barack Obama warning of a complete breakdown of national defenses (a goal Democrats have eagerly pursued for decades!), mass starvation except for illegal aliens on food stamps, disruption of Social Security benefits to needy seniors except illegal aliens registered as Democrats, and other calamities too horrid to discuss in front of children.

To the chagrin of Obama and fellow Marxists, the only negative results to date have been brought about by political abuse executed by Obama himself in releasing illegal aliens from jail, canceling White House tours, and similar nonsense which, far from bolstering the argument that reduced spending is bad, has made it painfully clear that Obama and the Democrats will go to any lengths to distort the truth so as to avoid responsible fiscal governance.

As if the False Prophets were not enough, America is also being plagued by another round of False Profits as illustrated by the obscene upward gyrations of the stock market.

Yes, even as America struggles to deal with permanently-high unemployment, immoral federal deficits, and a President and Congress unwilling to agree that excessive spending is a huge problem, the moguls of Wall Stock ring up record highs, day after bloody day!

What the hell is going on? With more than 47 million Americans on food stamps, 47 percent of the population not working and/or not paying taxes, how is it that the barons of Wall Street are having so damn much fun? Whatever happened to Dodd-Frank?

Whatever happened to Obama’s fairness argument? Shouldn’t the well-heeled be forced to endure a “fair share” of the misery dumped on the rest of we the people?

Not that long ago, Alan Greenspan coined the term “Extravagant Exuberance” to explain the inexplicable on Wall Street.

In 2013, Ben Bernanke appears comatose by comparison to the cautious Greenspan. In fact, Bernanke is bragging about his “pumping” strategy to keep money flowing.

The big question: Will America be done in first by False Prophets or by False Profits?

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Par for the Coarse

by Burt Prelutsky on Saturday, August 13th, 2011

In London and other English cities, young black savages have been wreaking such havoc that even Prime Minister David Cameron, who is generally as genteel as Queen Victoria, has referred to them as “scum.”

It figured that once England’s riffraff showed the world what they were made of, America’s own would step up to the challenge. The fact is, if there were an Olympics where young louts could compete for medals in such events as car-burning, looting and beating up innocent people, our own black thugs would consistently bring home the gold.

Their defenders on the loony Left would insist that society is to blame. If only, the defense goes, Martin Luther King hadn’t been shot, if only Rodney King hadn’t been beaten up, if only the L.A. Lakers hadn’t won or lost a championship game, we wouldn’t have rioting in our streets. Or, more recently, if only Wisconsin hadn’t had a state fair, and if only Philadelphia didn’t have department stores!

The one thing that the enablers in and out of the media won’t suggest is that it’s an entitlement culture that leads these swine to assume it’s their birthright to have what other people only manage to achieve through getting an education, working hard and saving their money. Here and on the other side of the Atlantic, we have raised millions of young people who are so full of themselves that they see no more reason than Prince Charles why they should go out and earn a living.

There are even those who insist that these mob riots are political action, the underclass striking back at their oppressors. What makes it such a tough pill to swallow is that it’s the “oppressors” who provide the ungrateful nincompoops with housing, clothing and food stamps. Besides, there’s an easy way to tell the difference between rioting and revolution. In the latter case, they toss the tea into the harbor. In the former, they take it home, along with silver tea services, ipods and plasma TVs.

Predictably, white liberals busy themselves coming up with excuses for the vandals who have been raised, for the most part, by single, never-married mothers, and who tell one another that cracking a book or getting an education is “acting white.” For good measure, the punks have been assured by left-wing teachers and politicians that they are the innocent victims of white bigotry.

You can never expect the likes of Barack Obama, Charles Rangel, Al Sharpton, Oprah Winfrey, Jesse Jackson, Maxine Waters, Eric Holder, Jeremiah Wright, Marc Lamont Hill and Sheila Jackson Lee, to speak the truth to their fellow blacks. They never will. That’s because their moral authority and influence is conditional on their defending the dregs of black society. These are the same scumbags who used to pretend that Ebonics was an actual language, who defend cop killers, who never place the responsibility where it belongs, and who demand that billions of extorted dollars be funneled into the cesspools euphemistically referred to as America’s inner cities.

Liberal politicians point to the fact that blacks are more likely to go to prison than to college, and they blame that on white people. No doubt Whitey is also to blame for the drug trade and the illegitimacy rate that plague black neighborhoods.

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End of the World

by Daniel Greenfield on Monday, May 23rd, 2011

This is article 7 of 13 in the topic Doomsday Theories

The media has been having a prolonged belly laugh at a group that had the temerity to suggest that the world would end today. Of course it’s ridiculous when Harold Camping predicted that the world will be over today, but not when Al Gore predicted that the North Pole would melt in five years. True believers in Gore would say that’s the difference between science and eschatology. But when bogus science warns us of an apocalypse if we don’t follow the tenets of their ideology, then how much difference is there anyway?

Of course no one expects MSNBC to do sneering reports of global warming activists freezing at a protest or Al Gore being forced to watch a count down of a solidly frozen North Pole. Such mockery is only directed at people who believe in more unpopular forms of apocalypses. At least unpopular at the broadcasting studios of Manhattan. Camping is ridiculous, but Al Gore is right on the money.

The only real difference between Harold Camping and Al Gore, is that Harold Camping believes what he’s saying, while Al Gore preaches one thing to his followers, but lives a lifestyle in direct contraction of it. The Vice President turned Prophet of Gaia lectures on watching our carbon footprint and then flies on jet fueled carbon wings to another concert on behalf of the planet. Other aspiring prophets like Prince Charles, who admires poverty, but lives in privilege, are no better.

Of course prophets are immune from hypocrisy. Doubly so if they’re false prophets. If the invariably prosperous believers in Death by Global Warming really believed in the creed, wouldn’t they be selling their homes and cars, and going off to live a simpler life in the Himalayan mountains. But it’s easier to believe in something than to practice it. Like all liberal social engineering projects, environmentalism is meant to change everyone’s life. And there’s no point in its proponents doing more than paying lip service to it, as they make it the law of the land. If Osama bin Laden could preach Islamic morality while stocking up on X rated tapes, surely Al Gore can foretell the doom of the North Pole and still take a private jet around the world.

If liberals have turned to doomsday predictions, it’s because they have discovered that religion and the apocalypse can be a marvelously effective way of controlling human behavior. But their religion is materialistic, concerned with the human presence in the natural world. Even its materialism is consumeristic. The Reds had no truck with environmentalism. To a Communist, the natural world was a mass of raw resources to be used to build socialism. But to the children of the capitalists, concerned more with what they buy, than with what they do, environmentalism restraints and directs their buying habits. As religions goes, environmentalism is the Consumer Reports of theologies.

For all the talk of apocalypse and melting poles, the environmentalists really only care about what your economic activity. Buy or don’t buy.

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Royal Wedding: Security a major concern for British cops

by Jim Kouri on Monday, April 25th, 2011

This is article 103 of 1256 in the topic International

The happy couple will also be the best protected couple on their wedding day this Friday. Photo: The Telegraph

United Kingdom intelligence, security and police agencies are working closely with the British military to protect the Royal Family and the participants in the most anticipated wedding since Prince Charles married Princess Diana.

The wedding of His Royal Highness Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton will take place at Westminster Abbey on Friday, April 29, 2011. The service is scheduled to begin at 11:00 AM (U.K. Time).

The wedding procession will begin at Buckingham Palace and and end at Westminster Abbey for the ceremony, according to a Metropolitan Police Service spokesperson. More than half a million people are expected in central London for the marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

A large policing operation will be in place as the event is expected to attract substantial numbers of people onto the streets of London. In charge of the overall policing operation on the day will be Commander Bob Broadhurst, Head of Public Order, and Chief Superintendent Peter Terry, who will head the tactical policing plan.

The security forces face a wide spectrum of threats, from Islamist and Irish terrorism to anti-capitalist protesters. Then there are the emotionally and mentally disturbed who may attempt to breach security for specific reasons only they can articulate.

For example, police officials said that 40 per cent of the most persistent stalkers in the U.K. are fixated on the Royal family. Some believe they are the true heir to the throne or that they are engaged in relationships with members of the Royal family.

The Metropolitan Police Service has warned it will take pre-emptive action to counter them, including warnings to specific individuals and arrests.

Police commanders claim they are confident that they can maintain security along the procession route to and from Westminster Abbey. But they are always aware that there is a potential for trouble elsewhere in the capital and in other parts of the country.

A police source told the Law Enforcement Examiner that Jihadist groups have threatened to turn April 29 into a “nightmare.” While the treats are probably empty, the terrorist threat level in Britain is currently rated “severe,” meaning that an attack is “highly likely.”

To counter the threats, central London, including The Mall and Whitehall will be saturated with police, including rooftop marksmen. Police will be able to exercise stop and search powers derived from their own version of the Patriot Act passed by Members of Parliament.

In addition, the British version of Navy SEALs, the Special Air Service (SAS) is involved in some planning, but their activities are being kept secret. What is known is that SAS snipers — arguably the best and most experienced in the world — will go undercover at the wedding in a major counterterror clampdown on the streets.

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What NBC Didn’t Tell You About Prince Charles

by Cliff Kincaid on Monday, November 29th, 2010

Interestingly, the Prince Charles book is published by Harper Collins, a subsidiary of News Corporation, the parent of Fox News.

In advance of this week’s U.N. climate talks in Mexico, NBC’s fourth annual “Green Week” featured a November 19 documentary titled “Harmony” that showed Prince Charles calling for a new view of humanity’s relationship with the global environment. NBC’s promotion of his call for an understanding of “our interconnectedness” with nature ignored his bizarre crusade on behalf of a green version of Islam.

A press release described the NBC program as the result of an “unprecedented association” by NBC with Prince Charles.

Prince Charles, who says he has been placed on earth as future King “for a purpose” and to “save the world,” has also worked closely with the U.N., having attended the climate change conference in Copenhagen last December.

The title of the NBC program—and a book by the same name—was meant to emphasize Prince Charles’ “holistic” approach. “In the vein of Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth and Van Jones’ Green Collar Economy, Prince Charles presents the compelling case that solutions to our most dire crises—from climate change to poverty—lie in regaining a balance with the world around us,” says a blurb for the book version.

Jones was forced to resign his job as the “Green Jobs Czar” in the Obama Administration after information about his communist background was disclosed to the public by figures such as Glenn Beck of Fox News.

Interestingly, the Prince Charles book is published by Harper Collins, a subsidiary of News Corporation, the parent of Fox News.

As detailed by Mark Musser, who wrote the book Nazi Oaks, Prince Charles’ June 8, 2010, call for a western pantheistic religious synthesis with Islam to help save the world is dangerously naïve. Musser is an expert on how totalitarian ideologies such as Nazism have used environmentalism in an effort to subordinate individual freedom to state control.

We asked Musser for his thoughts on NBC’s Prince Charles program. He said, “The push for holism invariably leads to green totalitarianism.  Harmony and holism makes man a slave to Nature.  Nature becomes man’s dictator, and the greens will come in alongside to help this process out.”

He went on, “It is also a farce that the green way of life is cheaper. It is always more expensive because it has to be subsidized even more than the farming subsidies we have now, and those windmills in the background throughout the show are of course heavily subsidized.  Not only that but they are full of oil, and killed well over 200,000 birds in America alone last year.  The gulf oil spill only killed 1,300 birds in comparison.”

Musser, a pastor, added, “Man has never been called to have communion or harmony with nature, but to rule, subdue and fill it—all the while having communion with God in the process (Genesis 1-3). The pollution problem comes in because of man’s sin, and will never be eradicated until sin is stopped. Also, saving nature is actually more impossible than saving men from their sins.

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A Worse Life is Waiting for You

by Daniel Greenfield on Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

This is article 27 of 96 in the topic Environmental

Prince Charles recently visited a Mumbai shantytown and praised its “sustainability” in which residents recycle their waste and build their own homes out of whatever materials come to hand. There is of course a word for this form of “sustainability”, it’s called grinding poverty.

Charles is of course not the first rich European to romanticize poverty as some sort of higher spiritual principle. But it’s easier to apply that brand of orientalism to India, to assume that people with brown skin who live in terrible poverty are more spiritual, rather than poor. Had Prince Charles gone back in time, he could have seen that same form of “sustainability” in London. But people do not recycle their wastes and use found objects as building materials because they are environmentalists, but because they have no choice. When posturing hipsters in the United States dig through trash cans for food, they’re Freegans. But when people who have to dig through garbage cans for food do it, we call them impoverished.

But Charles’ attitude is typical of the dementia of the left, which confuses poverty with moral superiority. But the idealization of poverty is the liberalism of fools. The left started out by claiming that materialism provided a saner perspective on human existence, yet the left is abandoning even that in the pursuit of some New Age notion about moral superiority emerging from misery and deprivation. The left once denounced such thinking as cruel and superstitious. Now it is embracing it wholesale, and urging Westerners to use the Third World as a model for how to live.

The left has gone past the idea that their campaign is to improve the lives of the poor, by reorganizing the mechanisms of wealth distribution, to a call to keep the poor in their place, and for everyone else who isn’t an entitled environmental activist with a busy schedule of promoting cardboard housing, to join them in that state. Going from materialism to anti-materialism, the left is reaching a pitch of inhuman insanity that even the most radical socialists would not have recognized.

In 1984, Orwell depicted the rise of the ultimate totalitarian state as being organized by socialists determined to end class warfare by permanently removing all social mobility. The society of Oceania is characterized by a ruthless hostility toward the remnants of the Middle Class or the Outer Party, who exist only to be cogs in the bureaucratic machinery of terror, constantly spied on and at risk of torture and death. The vast majority of the population are Proles, lower class workers who are denied education or any chance at advancement. They exist to serve as worker or soldiers. That is the vision that the repressive left has had for too long. A small elite ruling over a vast impoverished working class. Orwell saw the danger of that vision being translated into an actual system, creating another tyranny with a vast gap between the upper and lower classes.

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