Warmist Prof. Alice Bows-Larkin calls for ‘planned recessions’ to fight ‘global warming’: ‘Economic growth needs to be exchanged’ for ‘planned austerity’ – ‘Whole system change’
For most of my life, I’ve had pundits telling me that we need to ‘kickstart the economy’ and ‘boost economic growth’. Now there are people telling me the opposite.
I suppose that it makes sense in our upside-down contemporary world that belief in economic growth should be replaced by belief in economic austerity. It sort of fits in with no smoking, no drinking, no eating, austerity thing.
But listening to Prof Alice for about half a minute (I could stand no more) I got the strong impression that she was trying to persuade them to welcome austerity. We should not only become poor, but we should want to become poor. We should not only live in tin shacks, but we should want to live in tin shacks.
And I suppose that once you’ve persuaded people to want to stop smoking and drinking and eating chocolate cream cakes, you’re next going to try to persuade them to want to give up their wealth and their comfort, and their car, and their TV set, and their freezer, and their washing machine.
No, not their TV set. That’s where all the ‘public education’ comes from. The TV set must remain, even as the brick house becomes a corrugated iron shed, with no heating or lighting.
Perhaps they’ll have a new variant of those reality TV shows to accompany the process, where people compete to give everything they own to, say, an illegal Syrian immigrant family and their donkey. And you’ll see people giving away their car and house keys to rapturous applause from the studio audience. It would be fronted by someone like Bob Geldof, calling for participants to give even more when they’ve already given away everything.
Or, since they want to return to the Stone Age, have shows giving expert advice on how to make flint axes.
Well, in an upside-down world in which all values have been inverted, why not? Why stop at beer and cigarettes? Why not turn absolutely everything upside down?