"...and so long as the people do not care to exercise their freedom, those who wish to tyrannize will do so; for tyrants are active and ardent, and will devote themselves in the name of any number of gods, religious and otherwise, to put shackles upon sleeping men."
Voltairine de Cleyre, 1764
Open Europe press summary for today reports that:
"EU Energy Commissioner Günther Oettinger will tomorrow unveil a draft proposal to introduce new rules and make sure that EU energy efficiency targets are met by member states. The proposal states that: ”Investments of around €1 trillion are needed by 2020 in order to replace out-of-date production capacities, modernise infrastructure and satisfy the demands for CO2-free energy."
I am reminded of the lyrics to "Windmills of your mind":
Like a circle in a spiral
Like a wheel within a wheel
Never ending or beginning
On an ever-spinning reel"
We are indeed in a spiral, but unfortunately the spiral is downwards, is never ending and will only lead to bankrupting every member state in the European Union.
Since 9/11, combating acts of terrorism has been the mantra of every British government, yet are their electorates blind? The biggest act of terrorism - the raping of this country - is being carried out by (to the British people) faceless men and women across The Channel, aided and abetted by our elected representatives.
It seems appropriate to revisit the words of Enoch Powell and to extract them from the context in which they were spoken and apply them to the 'Green' agenda:
"The supreme function of statesmanship is to provide against preventable evils. In seeking to do so, it encounters obstacles which are deeply rooted in human nature. One is that by the very order of things such evils are not demonstrable until they have occurred: at each stage in their onset there is room for doubt and for dispute whether they be real or imaginary. By the same token, they attract little attention in comparison with current troubles, which are both indisputable and pressing: whence the besetting temptation of all politics to concern itself with the immediate present at the expense of the future........Those whom the gods wish to destroy, they first make mad. We must be mad, literally mad, as a nation, to be permitting"this 'green' madness to continue.