By Judi McLeod
Friday, February 16, 2007
Patriots beware: Coming your way soon, 'The Hijacking of America'.
Seamless and unfolding as this is being written, The Hijacking of America is two-prong in nature, the pandemic hysteria of global warming combined with an American market flooded by cars manufactured by the Peoples' Republic of China.
The total Hijacking of America is happening without the firing of a single shot and seems to have been perfected by a nondescript, 77-year-old, Canadian-born diplomat called Maurice Strong. A high school dropout with more university degrees than the most celebrated scholar, UN poster boy and New Ager, Strong has got the United States of America--coming and going. The architect of the Kyoto Protocol is also the brains behind the deal that will flood the USA with econo-box cars from Communist China. The fix is in.
Strong, who no one but Kofi Annan and former Canadian Premier Paul Martin ever paid much attention to, has his media hound Al Gore, out in the field spreading the most important message of the day to the chattering classes: Global Warming will destroy mankind. Gore's documentary, An Inconvenient Truth, now curriculum in some British secondary schools, has been nominated for an Oscar at the February 25 Academy Awards.
In spite of global warming skeptics, like climatologist Dr. Tim Ball, whose column was picked up from this publication by the Drudge report just a little more than a week ago, man-made global warming is a concept that takes no prisoners
Environmental activists led by Gore announced yesterday a worldwide string of pop concerts for July featuring Sheryl Crow, Red Hot Chili Peppers and dozens of others "to mobilize action to stop global warming".
"The Live Earth concerts on July 7 will take place in Shanghai, Sydney, Johannesburg, London and cities to be decided in Brazil, Japan and the United States." (Reuters, Feb. 15, 2007).
Then there's the $25 million prize to fight global warming that Gore announced with Sir Richard Branson, who is in the process of developing the first privately funded spaceships dedicated to carrying commercial passengers on space flights.
At the same time Daimler-Chrysler, whose car selling capability was killed off in part by the global warming trend, made Valentine's Day headlines announcing the layoff of some 13,000 workers. Yesterday the automobile giant admitted it is exploring manufacturing cars in China for import back to the United States.
Make way for China's Chery, the same model that Kyoto architect Strong and his business partner George Soros said months ago would be flooding the American automobile market beginning in 2007.
No mere conspiracy, the takedown of America is a classic textbook case of an idea whose time has already come.
Is it purely coincidental that man made global warming is peaking at the same time as the decline of America's job-providing automobile industry?
Canada Free Press was raising the alarm five years ago: "The long road paving the way to the obsession of the left against SUVs started as far back as the Kyoto Protocol circa 1997." (Canada Free Press, True Green Report, The dismal fate of the Minivan, Dec. 2, 2002).
Back then freelancer Eric Peters wrote in Knight Ridder/Tribune "A tough global warming treaty at Kyoto would shoe-horn us into dangerous mini cars."
"If gas-sipping small cars are such a great idea, how come no one's buying them?" Peters asked. "We hear endless prattle from various 'consumer advocates' that the auto industry is dragging its feet--refusing to provide the buying public with frugal cars while forcing land-yachts and prolifigate sport-utility vehicles down their throats instead."
A check of the stats at the time of Peter's article showed the EPA's 'Top Ten Most Fuel Efficient' passenger cars (all subcompact economy models with manual transmissions, underpowered engines and no air conditioning) represented collectively just 0.7 percent of all passenger car sales--and a picayune 0.4 percent of total vehicle sales (including light trucks).
That year's records represented the worst sales record of the past several years for 'efficient' small cars--models derisively referred to within the industry as 'loss leaders' because not a dime of profit has been squeezed out of them so far.
"This is funereal news for the 'consumer advocates' and their uncritical friends in the media whose open contempt for SUVs, larger passenger cars and consumer choice in general borders on the pathological.
"Even Bill Clinton knows that the market isn't interested in cars that sacrifice everything in the name of fuel economy--cars like the three-cylinder Geo Metro--even if they achieve nearly 50 mpg on the highway.
"Cars like the Metro have little in the way of amenities, can't carry more than two adults for any distance, are often dangerously underpowered for today's roads and driving conditions and are demonstrably less safe than larger cars because of their extremely light weight, tinny door panels and minimal "crumple zones" to absorb impact forces in a crash.
"In fact, National Highway Safety Administration data reveals a consistent correlation between smallish cars and highway fatality rates. Some 2,000 deaths occur each year solely because the drivers and occupants of these wretched cars had the misfortune of running afoul of elementary physics."
So now the Chinese Chery will flood the American market starting this year?
Meanwhile, Peters was right on the money when he said: "Genuinely harmful pollution from cars is mostly a thing of the past. So the bogeyman of carbon dioxin emissions--a byproduct that can only be reduced by burning less fuel--was conceived and brought to term by environmental zealots.
"The movement is being bankrolled by men such as Canadian natural gas baron and avowed socialist and world government promoter Maurice Strong--a huge behind-the-scenes presence at the United Nations. Strong and others of his ideological ilk are men whose names most Americans have never heard, despite the fact they are seeking to exert a profoundly negative influence on our country's future well being.
"One likely consequence of the upcoming conference in Kyoto, will be a hike in gas prices of 50 cents or more per gallon--either in the form of energy taxes or an emissions trading scheme that drives up prices in a less noticeable way.
"That will engender Geo Metros, Diesel Volkswagens and other econoboxes with a 'popularity' the free market could never confer and bring joy to environmentalists, control freaks and statists alike.
"If that happens, a decent car, a middle-class standard of living and any hope for our families may soon become a thing of the past."
Unfortunately, that day has finally arrived. The only difference is the econobox of the day is the Chinese Automobile Co.'s Chery, courtesy of Maurice Strong and George Soros.
Soon the mantra "Stop Global Warming" will outpace "Stop the War in Iraq."
America's enemies have successfully turned the final screw.