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UN Chief: Communism Is the Environment’s Only Hope
Townhall.com ^ | January 20, 2014 | Michael Schaus

Posted on 01/20/2014 10:35:03 AM PST by Kaslin

Well… On the bright side: The UN Climate Chief has finally decided to adopt a certain modicum of honesty in her crusade to rid the world of pollution. As suspected by capitalists, free market advocates, and anyone who read into the redistributive agenda of the UN Climate Scientists, Christiana Figueres has suggested that only communism is capable of successfully fighting global warming and “climate change”.

Of course it’s a strange statement, given the Soviet Union’s abysmal record on environmental issues, and red China’s horrific display of environmental abuse. Figueres even went so far as to suggest that communist China is leading the world, and should be viewed as a role-model, in the fight against environmental damage. According to the Daily Caller:

“[China] actually wants to breathe air that they don’t have to look at,” she said. “They’re not doing this because they want to save the planet. They’re doing it because it’s in their national interest.”

She went on to suggest that China is a better steward of environmental concerns than the United States, Socialist Europe, or any capitalistic entity on the face of the planet. And, to an extent, she’s right… China would like to breathe air they didn’t have to look at… Of course, their solution so far has revolved around handing out face masks, and erecting giant LCD screens to broadcast the sunrise and sunset.

China has struggled with environmental disaster since central planning bureaucrats first crept into the field of industrial planning. And while China has suffered through smog storms that make turn-of-the-century Philadelphia look like a clean-air-utopia, the civilized world (led primarily by free markets and capitalism) has cleaned up their act environmentally and morally. While the Soviet Union was busy draining lakes, and pumping sulfur into the German atmosphere, the West was busy inventing catalytic converters and low-emission power-plants.

And while America’s carbon footprint has largely stood still, that of China’s has grown to a burdensome (and worrisome) level… So, objectively, Christiana Figueres is more than wrong… She’s an outright ideological shill with little concern for historical context, or objective evaluation of environmental stewardship. Of course, to be fair, environmentalism has never really been about caring for the environment.

Capitalism has proven to be the greatest anti-poverty scheme in history, and has also thrust most of the developed world into a space-age era of technological, and socioeconomic, progress. And while capitalism has thrust the human condition into realms of universal luxury not previously imagined, the statists, socialists, communists, and elitists have bemoaned the individual power guaranteed by economic freedom. With this freedom, ironically, has come a greater philanthropic spirit and a broader understanding of community issues.

After all… It’s a whole lot easier to spend extra money on environmental, or societal, concerns when a nation produces more wealth. It is, much to the dismay of socialist hacks like Figueres, the wealth built by capitalism that has financed Europe’s socialist agendas. Exxon Mobile continues to lead the world in environmentally conscious research, while government funded “green energy” projects have continued to bankrupt themselves. Communism might be effective at reigning in the excess of prosperity, but it is wholly ineffective at delivering prosperity, efficiency, or technological progress. (I mean, let’s face it: Aside from suicidal novelists, firearms, and vodka, what did the Soviet Union really do well?)

Economic freedom is accompanied by an unpredictable trajectory of entrepreneurial philanthropy… And leftists hate the individualistic nature of self-interest. So, despite capitalism’s provably superior track record on environmental issues, communism has proven to be more admired by the big-government statists of the leftist environmental movement. After all, Communism promises a whole lot more power and cronyism to the friends of Figueres than an objectively market-driven laissez faire society.

Figueres’ assertion that the smog-plagued, carbon-hungry, toxin spilling nation of China is better at environmental stewardship than the increasingly earth-conscious western democracies is another illustration of the UN’s agenda over fact. Just like UN scientists omitted inconvenient data to sell the notion of global warming, Figueres is willing to spew ludicrous assertions in an advocacy for centralized government, and redistributive policies.

After all, what good is a UN Chief if they don’t push for ideology that was once adopted by the “evil empire”? Clearly, an ideology that led to millions of political prisoners and widespread environmental damage is best equipped to spur market based solutions to environmental pollution… Right?

But, hey… At least she is more transparent than the American champions of redistributive-environmentalism.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: china; environmentalism; envirowhackos; liberalfascism; uselessnations
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1 posted on 01/20/2014 10:35:03 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Only hope for the UN to control it.


2 posted on 01/20/2014 10:37:38 AM PST by alrea
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To: Kaslin

Remember when old Gorbie noted that communism in the only place the lie of environmentalism can survive?


3 posted on 01/20/2014 10:38:18 AM PST by edcoil ( "All men's miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone." - Blaise Pascal)
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To: Kaslin

She should have said Environmentalism is Communism’s only hope.


4 posted on 01/20/2014 10:38:55 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Kaslin

NU out of the US and the US out of the UN!


5 posted on 01/20/2014 10:39:33 AM PST by mongo141 (Revolution ver. 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: Kaslin
Yeah the Soviets did a bang up job on the Aral Sea.


6 posted on 01/20/2014 10:40:41 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: alrea
Although the city is renowned for having poor air quality yesterday's PM readings, which are used to measure the density of pollution, reached 671 micrograms.

This is 26 times higher than the 25 micrograms the World Health Organisation considers safe and the highest since January 2013.

Once again, the left proposing solutions to problems of its own making, so that it will have even worse problems to "solve" even later on further down the road...

And, now, curtain rises on the US Agenda 21, ICLEI, and so on. Cramming us into ever more crowded cities, and closing down the rural areas.

7 posted on 01/20/2014 10:40:52 AM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Kaslin

Estimated number of victims of Communist regimes...

65 million in the People’s Republic of China
20 million in the Soviet Union
2 million in Cambodia
2 million in North Korea
1.7 million in Africa
1.5 million in Afghanistan
1 million in the Communist states of Eastern Europe
1 million in Vietnam
150,000 in Latin America (mainly Cuba)
10,000 deaths resulting from actions of the international Communist movement and Communist parties not in power.

Yes! Communist is a great idea!


8 posted on 01/20/2014 10:41:09 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: Kaslin
Yes, remember how environmentally responsible the old Soviet Union was! Or the paragon of environmental responsibility the ChiComs are today!

/sarc>

CC

9 posted on 01/20/2014 10:41:58 AM PST by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: Kaslin
She went on to suggest that China is a better steward of environmental concerns than the United States, Socialist Europe, or any capitalistic entity on the face of the planet.

I suppose that is why they have some of the highest sulfuric acid content air on the planet, why their rivers produce dead fish and toxic pollutants and why their elite city neighborhoods must pump in purified filtered air to protect the elites from what the hoi polli breathe daily.

10 posted on 01/20/2014 10:42:05 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Kaslin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAzl21AfnZU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0qV2OM8ajQ


11 posted on 01/20/2014 10:43:00 AM PST by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: cripplecreek

At the time the newly hatched United Nations was panhandling for a site to construct its modern Tower of Babel, the Rockefeller family (gee, what other organizations has THAT gang spawned?) stepped forward and
DONATED $8.6 million to purchase the property at Turtle Bay on the East River.

It is believed by a number of historians to be the very site where, on September 22, 1776, 21 year-old American patriot Captain Nathan Hale was hanged by the Brits after declaring “I regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.”

Do you, like me, suppose that to be an in-your-face flight of sick cabalistic humor to site the organization at the center of the destruction of the American national sovereignty for which Hale fought and gave his life near where he was hanged?

Probably!


12 posted on 01/20/2014 10:46:40 AM PST by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: cripplecreek

At the time the newly hatched United Nations was panhandling for a site to construct its modern Tower of Babel, the Rockefeller family (gee, what other organizations has THAT gang spawned?) stepped forward and
DONATED $8.6 million to purchase the property at Turtle Bay on the East River.

It is believed by a number of historians to be the very site where, on September 22, 1776, 21 year-old American patriot Captain Nathan Hale was hanged by the Brits after declaring “I regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.”

Do you, like me, suppose that to be an in-your-face flight of sick cabalistic humor to site the organization at the center of the destruction of the American national sovereignty for which Hale fought and gave his life near where he was hanged?

Probably!


13 posted on 01/20/2014 10:46:51 AM PST by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

You forgot America! 50,000,000 murdered babies officially recorded. That means it could actually be double that or more, as only God knows.


14 posted on 01/20/2014 10:50:15 AM PST by Dogbert41 (Up yours NSA !)
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To: cripplecreek

I believe that is “Lake Aral” now...


15 posted on 01/20/2014 10:51:15 AM PST by Tallguy
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To: alrea

This is from the Onion, correct?


16 posted on 01/20/2014 10:52:24 AM PST by RedElement
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To: Kaslin

Liberals/Progressives/Communists: They remind me of the kid in school who would consistantly lie through his teeth about everything under the sun and constantly contridict himself. If you called him on it YOU were the one being dishonest.


17 posted on 01/20/2014 10:53:48 AM PST by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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18 posted on 01/20/2014 10:54:38 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Kaslin

It must be hard being a liberal, having to remember which lies to believe when.


19 posted on 01/20/2014 10:55:50 AM PST by thorvaldr
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To: Kaslin

Insanity knows no boundaries. Sad.


20 posted on 01/20/2014 10:56:23 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Kaslin
So, now they are just coming out and stating what we've always known.

Let's see my choice is living in hell on earth or destroying the environment (not happening) and living a decent quality of life until the environment decides it chooses to survive and wipe us out. I am going with choice number 2.

Do these morons know that after Chernobyl people opted to live in the town they set up just outside of Chernobyl (a town that was set up very much like an American suburban town with all their wants, needs and amenities-I forget the name) They OPTED to go with the risk and have a decent shorter life (possibly) than live in the hell that was communism.

21 posted on 01/20/2014 10:56:30 AM PST by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: Kaslin

She obviously sees her personal notion of “what’s good for the environment” as incompatible with economic freedom and a decent standard of living for humanity. Communism is indeed the best way to stop all that.


22 posted on 01/20/2014 10:58:39 AM PST by Chewbarkah
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To: Tallguy

Mostly its the Aral Desert these days. (And its toxic)


23 posted on 01/20/2014 10:59:18 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Kaslin

Glad someone finally said it out loud.

They have OBVIOUSLY been pursuing this idea for some time.


24 posted on 01/20/2014 10:59:22 AM PST by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Most of those numbers are low since they had no record keeping in Russia or China as well as starvation as a weapon.
Many think the numbers are around 200 million.

Pray America is Waking


25 posted on 01/20/2014 11:04:50 AM PST by bray (http://www.braylog.com/id47.html)
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse
Liberals/Progressives/Communists: They remind me of the kid in school who would consistantly lie through his teeth about everything under the sun and constantly contridict himself. If you called him on it YOU were the one being dishonest.

This aptly describes Obama, or as my friends and I nicknamed him, Lying Sack of Sh!+ or LSoS for short!

26 posted on 01/20/2014 11:04:53 AM PST by rochester_veteran (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.)
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To: Kaslin



27 posted on 01/20/2014 11:14:17 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: Kaslin

Obviously, this ditzy dildo has never been to a communist country. I was in Germany when the wall came down. The difference between East and West Germany was stunning. Czechoslovakia was all gray. Even in the summer. We won’t even go into Red China and the environment there.


28 posted on 01/20/2014 11:16:49 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (It appears as though our "living and breathing" Constitution has died.)
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To: Kaslin

Environmentalism is communism’s only hope.


29 posted on 01/20/2014 11:23:56 AM PST by stinkerpot65 (Global warming is a Marxist lie.)
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To: Kaslin

Sure...that explains why China’s air can be cut with a knife.


30 posted on 01/20/2014 11:24:21 AM PST by madison10
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To: madison10

and why China gets exempted from pollution controls in all the climate treaties...


31 posted on 01/20/2014 11:24:57 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: thorvaldr

It must be hard being a liberal, having to remember which lies to believe when.


Orwellian “Double-Think” means never needing to remember which lie is active.


32 posted on 01/20/2014 11:26:33 AM PST by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: Kaslin

The only hope for the world is the dissolution of the UN!!!


33 posted on 01/20/2014 11:28:06 AM PST by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
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To: Kaslin

Environmentalism is like a watermelon. Green on the outside but red on the inside.


34 posted on 01/20/2014 11:32:46 AM PST by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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To: Kaslin
REALLY??? REALLY??? Commies are the only hope?? HAVE THESE FOOLS LOOKED AT THE STATE OF THE ENVIRONMENT, THE AIR QUALITY IN COMMUNIST RED CHINA LATELY????
35 posted on 01/20/2014 11:34:16 AM PST by RetiredArmy (I am proud to be a Christian and follower of my Lord Jesus Christ. Time is short for U to know Him!)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

That 20 million in the Soviet Union cannot be right. Stalin killed more than that himself.


36 posted on 01/20/2014 11:35:31 AM PST by RetiredArmy (I am proud to be a Christian and follower of my Lord Jesus Christ. Time is short for U to know Him!)
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To: RetiredArmy

and the soviet union before that


37 posted on 01/20/2014 11:35:58 AM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: Kaslin

WTF is wrong with these people?


38 posted on 01/20/2014 11:39:15 AM PST by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: Kaslin

WTF is wrong with these people?


39 posted on 01/20/2014 11:39:25 AM PST by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: Kaslin

Tell her to take a big drink out of Lake Baikal.


40 posted on 01/20/2014 11:42:19 AM PST by ozzymandus
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To: bray

What needs to happen is the media has to portray communists the same way they portray Nazism, in other words tell the truth.


41 posted on 01/20/2014 11:42:31 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: Kaslin

Yep—I remember being amazed at how pristine Eastern Europe was after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the implosion of the USSR.


42 posted on 01/20/2014 11:54:16 AM PST by Arm_Bears (Refuse; Resist; Rebel; Revolt!)
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To: Kaslin

Communism is the only hope the UN thugs have of becoming a global-government dictatorship.


43 posted on 01/20/2014 11:56:01 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
People are bad for the environment.

Communists are better at killing their citizens than any other political or economic system.

Ergo, communism is the best economic system for Mother Earth.

 

Now for my next trick I will prove that 2+2=5.

44 posted on 01/20/2014 12:06:28 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
The UN Climate Chief has finally decided to adopt a certain modicum of honesty in her crusade to rid the world of pollution. As suspected by capitalists, free market advocates, and anyone who read into the redistributive agenda of the UN Climate Scientists, Christiana Figueres has suggested that only communism is capable of successfully fighting global warming and “climate change”.
Apparently this lying liar has never heard of the Soviet environmental disaster like the Aral Sea basin, the Aswan High Dam, etc etc; and clearly she's spinning the Chinese malfeasance. And if Kyoto Treaty were really about saving the planet, why did China ignore it, why was China exempt? Thanks Kaslin.
45 posted on 01/20/2014 12:16:26 PM PST by SunkenCiv (;http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: Dick Bachert

I never heard that before.

For all the ugliness that goes on inside, it is a fantastically beautiful building.


46 posted on 01/20/2014 12:17:18 PM PST by DManA
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse

Good news comrades. PM readings have been reduced to 671 micrograms.


47 posted on 01/20/2014 12:20:23 PM PST by DManA
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To: KarlInOhio

LOL! I tell you, I would not doubt if that was their rational.


48 posted on 01/20/2014 12:27:21 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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Just like Al Gore...the UN supports the Global Warming BS and Free Trade....and will use Communism to achieve (fail at) both

How stupid can people be..


49 posted on 01/20/2014 12:29:22 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (Amnesty And Not Ending ObamaCare Will Kill GOP In 2014)
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To: ozzymandus

At the end of World War 2, the USSR took the northern half of what was once known as East Prussia; Poland took the southern half. The USSR used their half, known as Kaliningrad SSR, as a toxic waste dump. The Russians aren’t now interested in keeping it, and approached Poland, Lithuania and Germany about taking it off their hands.

They all declined. It makes New Jersey look like the Garden State. (Oh wait...never mind).


50 posted on 01/20/2014 12:57:11 PM PST by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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