Cheat-Seeking Missles

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Quote Of The Day: Dark Green Edition

"What is at risk is not the climate but freedom…I see the biggest threat to freedom, democracy, the market economy and prosperity now in ambitious environmentalism, not in communism. This ideology wants to replace the free and spontaneous evolution of mankind by a sort of central (now global) planning."
-- Vaclav Klaus

Klaus, the president of the Czech Republic knows a threat to freedom when he sees it, and he calls this one right. If given power, Greenies won't just tell us how to live (meager, drab, constrained lives), they'll tell us where to live as well (crammed into dark and dangerous urban cores, while nature again takes over the beautiful spaces).

My only gripe with Klaus' quote is his use of "ambitious environmentalism," because "ambition" is not an inherently negative word. I would substitute "radical," "doctrinaire," or -- just to get their goat -- "fundamentalist."

Hat-tip: Mark Steyn via Hatless in Hattiesburg

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