Wednesday, March 19, 2008

The Englishman has a quote

from a really scary piece of work:
"...the authors conclude that an authoritarian form of government is necessary, but this will be governance by experts and not by those who seek power. There are in existence highly successful authoritarian structures--for example, in medicine and in corporate empires--that are capable of implementing urgent decisions impossible under liberal democracy. Society is verging on a philosophical choice between "liberty" or "life." But there is a third way between democracy and authoritarianism that the authors leave for the final chapter. Having brought the reader to the realization that in order to halt or even slow the disastrous process of climate change we must choose between liberal democracy and a form of authoritarian government by experts, the authors offer up a radical reform of democracy that would entail the painful choice of curtailing our worldwide reliance on growth economies, along with various legal and fiscal reforms. Unpalatable as this choice may be, they argue for the adoption of this fundamental reform of democracy over the journey to authoritarianism.

1 comment:

geekWithA.45 said...

The "third way" is what was celebrated and hailed as fascism in the 20's & 30's.

"Climate Change" is nothing more than the latest moral equivalent of war.

Fascism always gets a boost in wartime. (see Wilson: WWI, FDR WWII), and is pretty resoundingly rejected in peacetime.

The Left, abhorent of war, has long sought the moral equivalent of war around which to crystalize calls to action, and climate change is perfect for the task.

Fortunately, the man behind the curtain has been found, and momentum on the matter is crumbling rapidly.