Environmentalism is the "New Age" Socialism

Environmentalism is the "New Age" Socialism

Environmentalism is the "New Age" Socialism

At the beginning of this week, the rich and powerful from around the world, congregated in Paris, a city that was under terrorist attack just a few weeks ago, to discuss a solution to an imaginary enemy who is "worse" than terrorism--climate change. Other than emitting a lot of hot air, no one expects any meaningful outcome from this conference that will benefit the vast majority of people around the world. But to the environmentalists, this gathering marks their triumph.

Deep down, environmentalism isn't about saving the planet, but is a disguised anti-Capitalism movement and it's most vocal advocates won't deny their true intention. I have travelled around the world and I noticed that the freer the country, the better quality of the air one breathes. Anyone who wants to save the planet should promote freedom, private property rights and voluntary exchange. In a word, if you want better environment, embrace capitalism.

Comparing environmentalism and socialism side by side, you can see many similarities between these two ideologies:

Both were created by elitist intelligentsias who believed they have the moral responsibility to save the masses who are too dumb for their own good. For our own benefit, the benevolent elitists decide how to best organize the economy and live our lives. Both ideologies rely heavily on the power of the State to impose their visions on everyone else. For instance, socialism organizes the means of production and distribution of outcomes through central planning; while environmentalism demands government regulations to enforce their ideal way of living upon everyone else and punish anyone who doesn't obey.

Both treat Capitalism as their worst enemy. Both believe Capitalism to be responsible for many problems in this world: depleting the earth’s resources, damaging the environment, exacerbating poverty and class struggle.

 

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