Big Green and the enviro-statist agenda, part 2

Posted by: Phineas on October 6, 2010 at 12:50 pm

Last week, PJTV presented the first in its three-part series on the politics of the environmental movement, presenting an overview of its goals and its relationship with government, particularly the Democratic Party and the administrative state.

This week, Joe Hicks and his guests take a closer look at the origins of the movement in the 1960s left-wing counterculture, the large sums of money they have to spend, and their alliance with big business* to push harmful measures such as cap-and-trade:

*(Don’t be surprised. As Goldberg pointed out in Liberal Fascism, there’s a natural urge in big corporations to ally with statists if if means guaranteed profits and restrictions on smaller competitors. Think of the utilities under FDR, or the deals the big insurance and pharmaceutical companies almost cut with the administration over ObamaCare. The cooperation between Big Green and Big Business highlighted in this video is just another example.)

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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2 Responses to “Big Green and the enviro-statist agenda, part 2”


  1. the environmental movement… and its relationship with government

    oh yeah. I’m learning how incestuous their relationship is here in Loudoun County Va, where at the county level we’re fighting off an attempt by them to impose something called the CBPO on us. More locally in my town I’m also learning a few things about how they work that is disturbing.

    The message for conservatives – get involved. Get yourselves on local environmental committees and find out what’s going on. Don’t sit on the sidelines because if you do by the time you find out what they’re up to it’ll be too late.

  2. Jo says:

    This is proof positive that if you tell a lie long enough, it is accepted as the truth. Yesterday, for background noise I had a program on the History Channel about the planets. They brought out ‘scientist’ after ‘scientist’ who stated that human activity is adversely affecting the oceans and climate, which will, of course, have fatal and increasingly devastating effects, and that more money is needed to study those affects and turn the tide, pardon the pun, of human stupidity, misuse and arrogance on our delicate natural resources.