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If This Isn't Fascism...

...what is it?

Toward the end of his speech, Dr. Suzuki said that "we can no longer tolerate what's going on in Ottawa and Edmonton" and then encouraged attendees to hold politicians to a greater green standard.

"What I would challenge you to do is to put a lot of effort into trying to see whether there's a legal way of throwing our so-called leaders into jail because what they're doing is a criminal act," said Dr. Suzuki, a former board member of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association.

[Afternoon update]

Apparently, such is the threat from global warming that we'll have to sacrifice democracy on its altar:

[T]he authors conclude that an authoritarian form of government is necessary, but this will be governance by experts and not by those who seek power.

Well, that's a relief.

Actually, there's a bunch of good stuff like this over at Jonah's Liberal Fascism blog today. Just keep a scrollin.' Including Joshua Lederberg's thoughts on letting scientists run things.


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Jay Manifold wrote:

Sounds like they've got their Dolchsto߬egende, all right: "... an intergenerational crime in the face of all the knowledge and science from over 20 years."

Peter wrote:

I seem to recall Soviet Communism was supposed to be a 'scientific' form of governance. Too bad it ignored the data being returned by the experiment.

Rand Simberg wrote:

Was the data ignored, or misinterpreted?

Mark wrote:

That's "altar", not "alter".

Rand Simberg wrote:

Fixed, thanks.

Steve wrote:

It's remarkable to me that no matter how much of this kind of thing we hear from the left, they always accuse the right of being jack booted thugs.

Could it be that they see themselves in the supposed ideas and yet to be taken actions of others?

rjschwarz wrote:

Back in the old days Isaac Asimov had series of stories about a hero called Lucky Starr. The Earth in those books was run by the Council of Science and it all seemed like such a good idea...

I didn't realize how many scientists can knife-fight like politicians when it comes to funding and getting their way.

Ed Minchau wrote:

David Suzuki is a nutbar. One would think from his speechifying that he is some sort of climate scientist, or ecologist, or something like that. However, he's a geneticist (nicknamed Dr. Fruitfly up in Canada).

This call for totalitarianism is not a bug as far as the whole Kyoto/sky-is-falling crowd goes. It was the goal all along.

Larry J wrote:

This is just another in a long line of would-be totalitarians who believe communism was never tried because "the right people weren't in charge" - meaning people like them, of course. It brings to mind George Will's comment that he'd rather be governed by names chosen at random from the Boston phone book than the faculty of Harvard (or something to that effect).

Elitists and other self-proclaimed "experts" (ex-spurt - an "ex" is a has been and a spurt is a drip under pressure) think they know what's best for everyone. They believe they can dictate how best to run not only entire economies but everyone's lives. They should be stoned with real rocks.

To think that totalitarian governments have a good track record with running a clean environment is to completely ignore the terrible history of what happened in the former Soviet Union, the Warsaw Pact, and China. They all had/have terrible track records under totalitarian governments.

Rand Simberg wrote:

It brings to mind George Will's comment that he'd rather be governed by names chosen at random from the Boston phone book than the faculty of Harvard (or something to that effect).

Actually, FWIW, I think that was W. F. Buckley.

McGehee wrote:

So now it's fascist to want to punish fascists, eh fascistwannabee?

Rand Simberg wrote:

I deleted that post from "fascistwannabee" (who I'm guessing is Elifritz), because it's the third time it's been cut'n'pasted here. I'm not going to waste any more of my disk space or bandwidth on it.

Mike Puckett wrote:

Elifritz is a bonafide poster child for the lefty-fascists.

Hatred toward everything free and decent seeps from almost every word he issues forth, it is his currency.

Anonymous wrote:

Thank you for proving our point retard!

Robert wrote:

A good example of this phenomenon is seen on the political posts at the Pharyngula Blog.

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