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Some call it God’s hand, including me, but others, like Sharon Stone call it Karma. Still others call it something else but all meaning somewhat the same thing. Because God is something I believe in, we’ll stick with Him.

Czech President Vaclav Klaus warns us the Global Warming Scam has a darker side. Having lived behind the Iron Curtain, I’d opine that he has a unique perspective on it.

Having lived much of his life in a nation once ruled by communists, Klaus recognizes a tyrannical ideology where elites trample on individual freedoms for the greater good when he sees one.

Speaking Tuesday at the National Press Club to introduce the English version of his book, “Blue Planet, Green Shackles,” Klaus said that global warming is being used as a means to erode our freedoms.

Klaus called alarms about man-made climate change a “quasi-noble idea that transcends the individual in the name of something above him” and that it is being exploited by a new elite “certain they have the right to sacrifice man and his freedom to make their idea a reality.”

Like Marxism, it will tell us how we can live, what we can drive, what temperature we can set our thermostats. “In the past it was in the name of the masses (or of the proletariat), this time in the name of the planet,” said Klaus. “Structurally, it was very similar.”

To those who find his fears unfounded, we offer the words of presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama, who, campaigning in Oregon, said: “We can’t drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times . . . and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK.”

Obama added: “That’s not leadership. That’s not going to happen.” {…}

We’re being sold this idea that we have to live our lives according to the dictates of a governing group who “knows best” and it’s being sold to us through an ideology with an ego so large that this environmental body puts itself above God (or Karma or whatever other term you care to use). All the while God is giving us lessons via the planet itself, trying to tell us what we are puny in comparison. How much carbon does a tornado cause to be released into the atmosphere? A volcano eruption? A forest fire? A house fire, even?

Climate science is a young science. What that means is it’s a science with a lot of theories that haven’t been time tested. Yet, we continually buy into the claptrap of climate catastrophes and believe we can prevent the natural evolution of the earth, when it is not ours to order is such a way. We also continually put decisions on these matters into hands that are uniquely unqualified to make them who also buy into the notion that they can order the earth to their liking.

The earth is bigger and more complex than we are. Even if you buy into Darwin’s evolutionary theories wholeheartedly and take God completely out of it, do we have the right to stop evolution, not only our own but of every other species on this earth? When we build or do something that affects the environment, that is us working toward our own evolution. It is up to the other species to adapt or go extinct. Long before man’s footprint on the earth this was the natural order of the planet. Why should it change to accommodate man’s ego? Will it change anything in the end?

The rest of the article:

On June 2, the Senate is going to take up the America’s Climate Security Act, a cleverly titled assault on both our freedoms and our economy offered up by Sens. Joe Lieberman and John Warner.

The bill essentially limits how much gasoline and other fossil fuels Americans can use, as Klaus puts it, “in the name of the planet.”

A study by Charles River Associates puts the cost (in terms of reduced household spending per year) of Senate Bill 2191 at $800 to $1,300 per household by 2015, rising to $1,500 to $2,500 by 2050. Electricity prices could jump by 36% to 65% by 2015 and 80% to 125% by 2050.

The Heritage Foundation says the bill would raise gasoline prices by $1.10 per gallon by 2030. More importantly, Heritage notes, the act “represents an extraordinary level of economic interference by the federal government” that “promises extraordinary perils for the American economy.”

Look at the harm to the American economy already done by the ever-increasing use of ethanol mandated by the global warming elitists in Congress.

Use of energy-deficient biofuels raises the cost of both food and fuel, without significantly cleaning the air.

But the biggest price to pay, Klaus insists, is the loss of freedom.

Writing in the Financial Times last June, he said: “As someone who lived under communism for most of his life, I feel obliged to say that I see the biggest threat to freedom, democracy, the market economy and prosperity now in ambitious environmentalism, not communism.”

Tyrants, dictators and demagogues have traditionally invoked “foreign devils” to frighten, stifle and control their people and their countries. Now they invoke the threat of planetary doom spawned by unfettered capitalism.

Klaus warns: “This ideology wants to replace the free and spontaneous evolution of mankind by a sort of central (now global) planning.”

Klaus is right. Karl Marx would have signed Kyoto.

Chinese Proverb (from a fortune cookie): The eyes believe yourself, the ears believe other people.

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