mtremper September 8, 2008

Power company enlists kids to be "climate cops"

Dear Friend,

If the tree-hugging, save-the-planet zealots have their way, the idiocy of global warming will not only be a matter of unquestionable scientific fact, the policies that "protect" the earth from global warming will be a matter of law - and those laws will be enforced with an iron rigidity. If you want a chilling preview of what the future may look like if the environmentalist nut jobs gain the control they seek, get a load of this story from Great Britain. A new Web campaign by a British power company seeks to enlist kids as "Climate Cops" to actively keep watch over their parents and neighbors, and keep track of any "energy crimes" they commit. Kids policing their parents? It's a Stalinist dream come true. The site lures kids aged seven to 11 in with games, badges, and cartoons, and then actually prompts the children to investigate family and friends, and then, according to the website, "build your 'Climate Crime Case File' and report back to your family to make sure they don't commit those crimes (or else)!" The "crimes" that this new legion of planet-loving Communist Youth are supposed to report on include using the wrong light bulbs (heaven forbid!), leaving the water running too long, and - you'll love these - putting hot food in the refrigerator (theoretically because it will require the fridge to have to run longer to cool this food down), and running the clothes dryer on a sunny day! Coming soon to your neighborhood - government mandated clotheslines! (Don't laugh; it could be closer than you think if a certain senator is elected this November!) I know what you're thinking: "Calm down, Dr. D! This is just an innocent attempt by the power company to get kids involved in being a little more environmentally conscious - you're making too much of this." Well, I don't think so. I'm not the only one to see the disturbing similarities between this "Climate Cops" campaign and the way the communists encouraged children to report their parents for "crimes against the state." Thankfully, some Brit bloggers have been waging their own grass-roots online campaign against this power company's website. The author of the EU Referendum blog wrote that the kids were being turned into a "network of spies and informers."

>From a list serve on alternative medicine, authored by a "Dr. Douglas." Note his leap from the program's intent which is to have kids remind their parents of things they could do better to having kids turn their parents in to the some sort of state energy police. It seems so bizarre I could not resist passing it along.

I've long contended that neo-fascists of the 21st century come not from the right of the political spectrum, but the left. The left has already promoted their own version of Orwell's "Thought Police" with the "political correctness" movement; so it's not a major leap for the left to want to indoctrinate the young and create their own "little league Gestapo" to enforce their whacked-out environmentalist agenda. At the end of the day, the environmentalist agenda is less about saving the planet and more about grabbing as much government power and control as possible. And in this case, they're starting with the children. But there could be a backlash - I went to the npower Climate Cops website after hearing about this story - and it wasn't working. So maybe folks in Britain can again dare to put warm leftovers in the fridge without fear of reprisal!