More on the Green climate cabal that is currently at war with German industry and society
Corporate lobbyists aren't the only organised force in politics, and profits are not the only or even the most important motivation.
One reader reacted with indignation to comments on Friday’s piece about the vast foreign-funded climate cabal fighting to crash the Federal Republic of Germany with no survivors:
Fascinating to read the comments and see how the fossil fuel industry - the worlds largest and most powerful - has completely co-opted you all. You rightly distrust and condemn big Pharma and then get in bed with big oil and coal without skipping a beat.
In response to my suggestion that “Big Green is also a thing, and a much bigger problem than Big Oil,” he answered:
Big green wasn’t even around until a decade or so ago, and the fossil fuel industry is the largest and most influential and most corrupt in world history. And ‘big green’ as you call it developed as a response to the environmental and Climate catastrophes caused directly by fossil fuel burning.
I’m not defending specific decisions about phasing out nuclear as I don’t know much of anything about Germany. But to take the side of fossil fuels when the world is burning up, and Eco systems are collapsing every day in plain sight of all of us as a direct result of fossil fuel combustion is beyond astonishing.
There are two points to make here.
The first and least important is that Germany is responsible for 2% of global carbon emissions. Destroying the wealth of the German middle class by forcing the adoption of heat pumps is not going to cool any part of the earth or save any ecosystem. Because nothing we do will make any difference, the empirical claims made by the climate brigade aren’t something I care to thematise very much. The future of carbon emissions will be determined by the growing populations of the east and the south.
The second and for me much more important point, is about the alleged influence of the “fossil fuel industry” on western politics. Leftists, but also many of their critics, view politics almost entirely through an economic lens. In this conception, captains of industry are held to corrupt the political process via lobbying efforts to increase their own profits. They certainly do so, but this isn’t the only or even the most important mechanism corrupting the political process.
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