Friday, December 29, 2006

Reincarnation of the Reds (by the Greens)

by Ilana Mercer

Primitive man worshipped nature and imbued inanimate things with human qualities. So do environmentalists.
James Lovelock, one of the movement's godheads, and the godfather of the Gaia hypothesis, imbued the earth with mystical powers. The Lovelock-inspired concept of "planetary consciousness" is really a philosophical excrescence of animism, "the belief that natural objects, natural phenomena and the universe itself possess souls."
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Nature worship is a form of this fetishism. Primitives worshipped idols and amulets but also conferred divine honor on the sun, moon, mountains, rivers, trees and animals; air, fire and water. Environmental animists à la Lovelock believe that to tamper with one aspect of the interlocking system of "organisms, surface rocks, oceans and atmosphere" is to tempt fate.
To quote Lovelock's adoring acolytes at the New York Review of Books, this balance is now being disrupted by "our brief binge of fossil fuel consumption." Reduce ocean levels of algae and "teeming billions will perish," or so they say.
Most of Lovelock's earlier gloomy predictions have not panned out, but this has done nothing to cool the reverence he receives from media. They, like Lovelock and his ilk, aim not to "save" men, but to subjugate them to Mother Earth. Indeed, major media have had a good reason for pushing apocalyptic climate-change theories for over a century.
"A global central planning authority is implicit in all potential international efforts to combat alleged global problems," explains economist George Reisman.
Environmentalism is socialism revived; the Greens are the Reds incarnated.
In his seminal work, "Capitalism," Reisman elaborates on the philosophical affinity between these maniacal movements: The Reds argued that "the individual could not be left free because the result would be such things as 'exploitation,' 'monopoly' and depressions. The Greens claimed that the individual could not be left free because the result would be such things as the destruction of the ozone layer, acid rain and global warming. Both claim that centralized government control over economic activity is essential. The Reds wanted it for the alleged sake of achieving human prosperity"; the Greens for the alleged sake of avoiding environmental damage."
Republican Sen. James Inhofe recently traced the historical arc of media hysteria: "[F]or more than 100 years, journalists have quoted scientists predicting the destruction of civilization by, in alternation, either runaway heat or a new Ice Age."
The Business and Media Institute, a valiant defender of the free market, is in agreement, after "conducting an extensive analysis of print media's climate change coverage back to the late 1800s." Its report, ""Fire and Ice," found that "the print news media have warned of four separate climate changes in slightly more than 100 years – global cooling, warming, cooling again and, perhaps not so finally, warming":
"Many publications now claiming the world is on the brink of a global warming disaster said the same about an impending ice age – just 30 years ago. Several major ones, including the New York Times, Time magazine and Newsweek, have reported on three or even four different climate shifts since 1895."
Warnings of an approaching ice age lasted well into the 1920s. Then, an imperceptible warming in the earth's surface saw the Times begin to blow hot air about global warming. This phase ended when, in the 1950s, Fortune magazine heralded an Ice Age. For some time, the Times remained suspended in journalistic permafrost but soon warmed, in 1975, to the idea of "A Major Cooling Widely Considered to Be Inevitable," to quote its headline. Hot on the heels of this cold cycle, the paper joined the current crop of Chicken Littles to bewail global warming.
That's right, not so long ago they clucked about global cooling; now they claim the sky is falling because of global warming.
More fundamentally, theirs is, ultimately, an "argument" against continued economic progress. Be it warming or cooling, the goal is the same: Climate kooks want to scale back the market economy that is responsible for the magnificent living standards enjoyed in industrialized countries.
To accomplish this unchanging ambition, these mutant Marxists have had to create a theory that can't be falsified – the kind of "theory" Karl Popper referred to as irrefutable. As Popper reminded us, "A theory which is not refutable by any conceivable event is," of course, "non-scientific."
Thus evidence that contradicts the global warming theory, climate kooks enlist as evidence for the correctness of their theory; every permutation in weather patterns – warm or cold – is said to be a consequence of that warming or proof of it.
Then again, a leap of faith is necessary if one is to sustain a belief that the specimen that designed the microchip and painted the Mona Lisa is no better than a monkey – a creature that has never created anything, lives in trees, throws coconuts and hoots to communicate.

Bush-41 officials in Chinese cargo-monitor deal

Firm connected to communist regime setting up high-tech sensors in U.S.
Posted: December 8, 20061:00 a.m. Eastern
By Jerome R. Corsi© 2006
GlobeSecNine – a private equity firm composed largely of top-ranking government and military officials from President George H. W. Bush's administration – has investment ties with the communist Chinese firm Hutchinson Ports Holdings that is joint-venturing to place cargo reading sensors on the planned North American superhighway.
The Interstate-35 Super-Corridor is to run from the Mexican port of Lázaro Cárdenas on the Pacific, cross the border at Laredo, Texas, and continue on through Dallas, Oklahoma City, Kansas City, and north into Canada.
On April 21, 2005, Savi Technology, Inc., then a private company, created Savi Networks LLC, a new joint venture company, with Hutchinson Ports Holdings to install active RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) equipment and software in participating ports around the world and to provide users with the information, identity location and status of their ocean cargo containers as they pass through such ports.
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Tom Ridge, the first secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, joined the Savi Technology board April 5, 2005, just prior to the deal.
Savi Networks was capitalized at $50 million from the joint venture partners. Savi Technology holds a 51 percent interest in Savi Networks while HPH holds the remaining 49 percent.
On the same day, April 21, 2005, HPH made a concurrent $50 million investment in Infolink Systems, Inc., the parent company of Savi Technology, which provided HPH with 10 percent of Infolink on a fully diluted basis.
On May 4, 2005, GlobeSecNine, made a $2 million strategic investment in Infolink Systems, Inc., the parent company of Savi Technology.
On June 8 of this year, Lockheed Martin acquired Infolink Systems, Inc., thereby acquiring Savi Technology, Inc.
A spokesperson for Lockheed Martin confirmed to WND that the HPH interest in the joint venture subsidiary, Savi Networks, survived the acquisition of Infolink by Lockheed.
As WND previously reported, Savi Networks is currently negotiating a contract with North America's SuperCorridor Coalition, Inc., NASCO, the Dallas-based trade organization that advocates developing continental trade corridors along Interstates 35, 29 and 94. The contract will allow Savi Networks to establish sensors along the super-corridor that would read RFID tags placed on containers transported by truck and train, including containers from China and the Far East which enter the North American continent at Mexican ports, including Lazaro Cárdenas on the Pacific.
GlobeSecNine's chairman of the board is Brent Scowcroft, who served as national security adviser to Presidents Reagan and George H. W. Bush. He also was chairman of President George W. Bush's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board from 2001 to 2005. From 1982 to 1989, Scowcroft also served as vice chairman of Kissinger Associates.
Other GlobeSecNine principals include David D. Miller Jr., former ambassador and special assistant to the president and senior director on the National Security Council for counter-terrorism and counter-narcotics; Gen.Al Gray, former commandant of the Marine Corps and member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; John Lawn, former administrator for the Drug Enforcement Administration.
A Feb. 16, 2005, announcement on the website of the Scowcroft Group advised that the Scowcroft Group and GlobeSecNine had formed a strategic alliance to pursue private equity investment opportunities in the homeland defense and security sectors. The investments were expected to be funded by GlobeSecNine through its alliance with the $1.5 billion Bear Stearns Merchant Banking fund.
Attorney Anthony D. Padgett is listed as GlobeSecNine's CEO. Also listed as managing directors are Gregory S. Newbold, a retired lieutenant general in the U.S. Marine Corps, and William R. Sullivan, who previously held senior strategy and management positions at American Express Company and Shearson Lehman Brothers. Newbold, who retired from the Marine Corps in 2002, later emerged as a vocal critic of Secretary of State Donald Rumsfeld and the decision to invade Iraq.
The website of GlobeSecNine has been closed to public access. The company is listed as operating from offices in Arlington, Va.

Analysts: Dollar collapse would result in 'amero'

see link for full Jerome Corsi

Two analysts who have reconstructed money supply data after the Fed stopped publishing it argue a coming dollar collapse will set the stage for creating the amero as a North American currency to replace the dollar.
The reconstructed M3 data – the broadest measure of money – published on econometrician Gary Kuever's website,, shows M3 increased at a rate of 11 percent in May, compared to 9 percent when the Federal Reserve quit publishing M3 data earlier this year.
Asked why the Fed decided to stop publishing M3 data, Kuever told WND, "The Fed probably wants to hide how much liquidity is being pumped into the market, and I expect the trend to keep pumping liquidity into the market will continue, especially since the economy is slowing down."