Isn't it revealing to see the extent to which the views of the apocalypse-predicting green eco-authoritarians of Jersey's own J-CAN are echoed in the wider national political scene?
Perusing certain UK political party websites today in the furtherance of wider research, Clameur de Haro came across this little gem which should bring a warm glow to the likes of Messrs Palmer, Wimberley, Forskitt et al -
"Peak oil spells the end of cheap oil and gas. It will be seen as the heralding of a new age when we learn to live with the resources of the planet."
But with, of course, the most drastic restrictions on individual liberty, economic freedom, and human advancement, all in the name of allegedly saving the planet (although, strangely, it doesn't mention that).
And this one -
"Develop renewable energy sources such as off-shore wind farms, wave, tidal and solar energy"
Even though wind power has been proved not to provide anything like the power-generating capacity that is claimed for it, or a fraction of the power-generating capacity it is supposed to replace (although equally strangely, that isn't mentioned either).
And where, precisely, apart from in the prescriptions of J-CAN and its fellow-travellers, does one find such enlightened opinions articulated? Why, in none other than the policies of the intolerant, racist and bigoted British National Party. It's all spelt out on the odious BNP's website.
Judge ye a man by the company he keeps, counselled Clameur de Haro's spiritual advisers, all those years ago. Sound advice, maybe.
An unduly harsh judgement? Perhaps. But perhaps not when levelled at those whose habitual mode of debate is to disparage honest sceptics as "deniers" rather than engage with their arguments.
A contemporary take on Clameur de Haro, that ancient Norman customary law right of direct appeal to Rollo, the first Duke of Normandy, for justice or protection.
The Clameur still applies in Jersey, but it should never, ever, be invoked lightly, frivolously, or maliciously.
But for classical liberty and those who value it, these are dangerous times: so this Clameur de Haro raises afresh the traditional plea, but for protection from present-day threats to Islanders' freedom, privacy, and prosperity.
Clameur de Haro appeals and argues specifically........
...on economic & fiscal policy -
for a lower-spending, lower-taxing, less activist, government
and a smaller, more economical and accountable public sector
"Government is hardly ever the solution to a problem: government usually IS the problem."- Ronald Reagan
...on social policy -
against ever more excessive & intrusive bureaucracy, and against ever-expanding official databases
against increasing invasion of privacy, all-pervading surveillance, and the overbearing state
“ "Necessity" is the plea advanced to justify every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.” - William Pitt
"Tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive: those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience." - C S Lewis
"When the people fear government, there is tyranny: when government fears the people, there is liberty."- Thomas Jefferson
...on environmental & energy policy -
against the pernicious climate change and CO2 falsehoods peddled by the adherents of the Green Religion
against its authoritarian policy prescriptions and its intolerance of dissenting opinion
for the adoption of less economically & socially damaging alternatives
"The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule it." -H L Mencken
"The global warming scam, the greatest and most successful pseudo-scientific fraud I have seen in my long life" -Hal Lewis, Emeritus Professor of Physics, University of California at Santa Barbara
“The CO2 theory of global warming is not verified by geological and climate records going back thousands of years, or by observed fact. The CO2 theory of climate change is based upon a computer simulation model and flawed data that has been widely criticized in scientific literature." –Terry Wimberley, Professor of Ecological Studies, Florida Gulf Coast University
...and in general -
in favour of libertarian & free-market, rather than leftist & statist, policy solutions
"Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy: and the equal sharing of misery." -Winston Spencer Churchill
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