Saturday, July 03, 2010
IT IS always a temptation to an armed and agile nation,Rudyard Kipling
To call upon a neighbour and to say:
"We invaded you last night - we are quite prepared to fight,
Unless you pay us cash to go away."
And that is called asking for Dane-geld,
And the people who ask it explain
That you’ve only to pay ’em the Dane-geld
And then you’ll get rid of the Dane!
It is always a temptation to a rich and lazy nation,
To puff and look important and to say:
"Though we know we should defeat you, we have not the time to meet you.
We will therefore pay you cash to go away."
And that is called paying the Dane-geld;
But we’ve proved it again and again,
That if once you have paid him the Dane-geld
You never get rid of the Dane.
It is wrong to put temptation in the path of any nation,
For fear they should succumb and go astray,
So when you are requested to pay up or be molested,
You will find it better policy to say:
"We never pay any one Dane-geld,
No matter how trifling the cost,
For the end of that game is oppression and shame,
And the nation that plays it is lost!"
when windpower wasn't just a money laundering scheme
Western Society has, for 60 years & strongly for 50, been paying large amounts of money & enormous amounts of foregone technological potential to the eco-fascist movement. The surface part of this movement is a tiny number of aggressively Luddite political activists. The main body is empire building government bureaucrats who have pasted over the civil service's prime dictum, according to Sir Humphrey Appleby who knew, that "many things should be done but nothing should ever be done for the first time" with an "environmental" brush retitling it the "precautionary principle" but altering it only by extending it to every aspect of life.
How many of the tiny minority of activists would be active if they had not been government funded may be doubted. Neither of Scotland's 2 Green MSPs seem to have been paid for a day's work in their lives by anybody but government bureaucrats spending the public's gold. Possibly some Green party member may be able to name a prominent Green to whom this does not apply - we shall see if this challenge is answered. In any case Green activists openly admit that they support growing government bureaucracy simply because it does economic damage. On the other side the openly corrupt support of state institutions for what they know to be the "Green's" corrupt scare stories is equally undeniable.
The problem with Danegeld is, as Kipling pointed out, that once it is paid & the recipients rewarded they have every incentive to demand more & we certainly see this with the eco-fascist movement. The cost to the British people is, as has been proven in 2 separate calculation methods here & here, to be at least equal to the entire existing national wealth. It is likely to be much more - had we had 10% average UK growth over the last 40 years we would now each be individually over 16 times better off than we are.
Yesterday I pointed out how the Scottish government had genuflected towards the the eco-fascist anti-growth agenda by pretending that the need for a new Forth crossing was because the current one is in a state of collapse rather than because it would assist economic growth. Doing this has then made it politically necessary to choose the option of building a new bridge which is about 100 times more expensive than the more effective option of recabling & double decking the existing bridge. In turn what must be a mixture between parasitic eco-fascist regulatory parasitism & old fashioned corruption (how the split goes is as yet unproven) has increased that price 8 fold. This is simply 1 out of the enormous number of government activities yet it, alone, means every single one of us paying £440 Danegeld to these fascist parasites for this one project. Dividing the amount of national wealth lost & stolen by the eco-fascists annually by the 286,000 voters, which is the maximum they can get even with enormous support from the state media, comes to at least £5 million per elector. I suspect the vast majority of "Green" voters have no idea, because the state media censor it, that they are supporting theft on this scale, the destruction of Western civilisation & the genocide of most of the human race & indeed would be horrified to know it. The very small number of leaders are different.
In one way that is just money & doesn't compare with the fact that the eco-fascist movement has already killed more people than Hitler & Stalin combined. However the damage they have done to human progress generally (we could easily have ended all world poverty, have large settled communities across the solar system & be building the first starships by now had we not been paying the majority of the developed world's wealth as Danegeld to these eco-fascist. Instead they want to reduce the world's population to 2 billion, which would require the genocide of 70% of the entire human race. By any objective terms they have been much more destructive to civilisation that Hitler & his Nazi barbarians.
I don't think any of this can be factually denied by anybody associated with the eco-Nazi movement but, as with finding prominent members who don't live off our Danegeld. I'm sure we will be told if any can.