The American Spectator
May 28, 2009
By now you’ve surely seen the story, splashed by Drudge, of Nancy Pelosi letting a certain nasty little kitten out of the bag with "Every aspect of our lives must be subject to inventory" in the fight against Man-made global warming. In China, no less, so talk about preaching to the choir.
Ms. Pelosi justified her curious priorities of going to China to talk about that pressing issue — and possibly a mutual defense pact against Spectre, the Loch Ness Monster and Rodin — at the expense of peripheral issues like human rights in her trademark say anything style. She simply asserted that, by hectoring on global warming — which all draft international and domestic enterprises demand that it be mostly the U.S., with no meaningful sacrifice by world’s-largest CO2 emitter China, that’s supposed to sacrifice in order to pretend we’re controlling the weather — she is talking about human rights. Tell that to the prisoners, ma’am.
Anyway, what you may not have seen yet is the quite relevant Chapter 6 in Red Hot Lies: How Global Warming Alarmists Uses Threats, Fraud and Deception to Keep You Misinformed, "Big Government: How Government, Politicians, and Alarmists Abuse Power in the Pursuit of Power". It is there that I detail the greens’ wistful descriptions of China as the kind of system that’s necessary to make their stalled agenda reality.
Which if you think about it is pretty much what Pelosi was really saying.