The collapse of the once-free West

“Anyone who challenges or doubts it (the Green Dogma) might as well build his own guillotine, stick his head in the hole and drop the blade on his own neck.”
– Peter Hitchens.
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“This green revolution will turn Britain into a Third World country,”

writes Peter Hitchens.

“The collapse of the once-free West into a conformist wasteland is grim enough by itself, for anyone who believes in free thought and assembly.

“There are so many things that it is now impossible to discuss without being driven into the wilderness. Dissent on these subjects – you know what they are, though there will soon be more – is a suicide mission, which can even bring the police to your door.

“And I suppose for most people this is just a nuisance on the edge of life. But the Green Dogma – which has taken over every major government on the planet, and is now pretty much accepted by all media, publishing houses and educational bodies – is different. Anyone who challenges or doubts it might as well build his own guillotine, stick his head in the hole and drop the blade on his own neck.

“So I won’t do that. The kamikaze life is not for me. I’ll just say two things. The British Government’s policy on climate change doesn’t even make sense on its own terms. And it is going to affect you personally whether you have an opinion on it or not. For reasons I have never discovered, our Government is more rigid about this than almost any other. Unlike many advanced countries, we have written our carbon-reduction targets into law, making it much harder to pull out of them if things get tough.

“So far, the main thing we have done is to close perfectly good coal-fired power stations. Well, you might say, so much the better for the atmosphere. But China, with vast, newly discovered coalfields in Inner Mongolia, keeps opening such stations. In fact, China’s coal-fired power generation is more than ten times bigger than Britain’s entire electricity output from all sources. It is not just China. India is also a greedy consumer of coal to make electricity. Both countries make airy promises that one day they will stop doing this, but as long as they carry on, our efforts make as much difference as trying to empty the Atlantic with a teaspoon.

“It is sheer deluded vanity to think that the rest of the world looks on us as an example. Few now care what we do, let alone copy it. Our economic rivals only snigger behind their hands at our dogged self-harm.

“To continue this course, we are going to have to cut our huge consumption of gas, not just to run power stations, but in large numbers of homes. If we press on with our plans to be green, then millions of us face being told we must replace our gas boilers with costly and less efficient heat-pumps.

“Ferocious insulation rules will make it harder and harder to sell older houses. As for transport, it is just going to get more expensive and less convenient. And now they want to make us change our diets too.

“At the moment, in most people’s lives, this is still a small cloud no bigger than a man’s hand, far away on the horizon. But you will find as the years drag on that it will spread across the whole sky.

“My guess is that it is the means by which we in the West will join the Third World, finally and irrevocably. How amusing that this should be brought about by a government that calls itself Conservative, and claims to be patriotic.

https://hitchensblog.mailonsunday.co.uk/2021/04/peter-hitchens-this-green-revolution-will-turn-britain-into-a-third-world-country.html

Thanks to Lyn Jenkins for this article

 


18 thoughts on “The collapse of the once-free West”

  1. I can’t see how it matters much when the Covid scam is actually a genocidal depopulation plan for 90% of humans.
    Yes, you did read that correctly: Genocide!

      • Just about felt a twinge of roj-rage comin’ on… but then, there’s no conspiracy here Blake, just get your damn vaccine. You’ll be fine.

  2. Peter Hitchens, who was never going to take the covid vax, until he realised his way of life was threatened with a vax passport.

    As for Britain it has been a third world country since…. well…since a certain Prime Minister said “You’ve never had it so good”, back in the days when I was still at school. Peter Hitchens didn’t leave there and then. My biggest mistake was coming back!

    “We, the unwilling, led by the unknowing, are doing the impossible for the ungrateful!” just about sums Britain up.

  3. Yup, control the media along with the educational system and you control the minds of the people. I am just surprised how easy it was for the socialists to achieve their goals and destroy the Western world. Since the end of WW2 the erosion of US values has proceeded almost uninterrupted. China has no need to ever invade the US as long as it controls our minds.

  4. The consensus trance foisted on us by the greens and globalists through their minions is not as accepted as one thinks. There are plenty of dissenters and truth tellers pointing out the lies and stupidity.
    Every time we fail to believe the lies and stop telling the truth is a victory for us and a defeat for our opposition. If you need laws and regulations to enforce a idea or an argument then there must be something wrong with the idea or an argument being defended. The truth does not need to be defended.

  5. It is the way a country is running through. The collapse is already there, talk to Mary or Joe in the street who do read books and listening to what is going on in the world. Maybe civil unrest will arise and ending into a civil war or into something what can be called a civil war. At the moment to my opinion, there is a wordlwide Info war, and especially the EU in which some member states are heading to the brink of a collapse, or fearing a collapse already: https://www.valeursactuelles.com/politique/pour-un-retour-de-lhonneur-de-nos-gouvernants-20-generaux-appellent-macron-a-defendre-le-patriotisme/ Translated heading: for-a-return-of-honor-from-our-governors-20-generals-call-macron-to-defend-patriotism. The organisation WEF is too influential in all aspects of government and royalties in the EU, the so named elites; elites fighting against climate change and virusses in stead of real ennemies.

  6. Well done Peter Hitchens ! More of the UK Press need to say these things.
    Diesel/Petrol manufacturing of cars will be banned in 2030, in favour of electric vehicles[EVs] .
    Check gridwatch.co.uk and note WIND-generated electricity for UK.
    It averages 6000MW and can be as low as 95MW under High Pressure. The UK is small and NARROW compared to US. So one large High over UK covers most of the country,which is much less than 250 miles in width in most places. So MOST wind turbines STOP!!
    There are 40 million vehicles in UK. If 30 million become EVs of the size of Nissan Leaf[ one of the smallest ], they would need a 5kW charge for 8 hours to fully charge the 40kWh battery, to drive 150 miles a day . That totals 150,000,000 kW = 150,000 MW.
    So if 30 million EVs average a QUARTER of the mileage…..37.5 miles a day ……they would still need 150,000MW for 2 HOURS each day ,partial charge ,would they not?
    The UK also needs 55000MW for homes, offices, factories ,hotels, HOSPITALS etc ,in winter.
    So where is this 205,000 MW going to come from once we shut fossil fuel power stations? We have moth-balled our coal power stations……..but they have been needed since January 2021 in cold spells when the wind has dropped.
    Meanwhile, Germany has a lot of solar energy and wind turbines in the North……. but note how much RELIABLE German electricity comes from HARD COAL and filthy BROWN COAL [ LIGNITE] to make their tens of millions of diesel/petrol cars for export to the world, including the Guardian readers and GREENIES OF THE UK !!
    Enter “gridwatch templar, Germany ” into Google to find out the TRUTH !
    HYPOCRISY RULES !!

  7. Please.

    I am so tired of all of us parsing and separating what is really going on into individual topics. THEY ARE ALL RELATED.

    For at least 200+ years, the Elite have been working on World domination. If you would just spend a small amount of time researching this, from so many angles, you will see the over riding theme.

    A Particular Church wants to be the ONLY church.
    The Aristocracy wants their land and titles back
    The Merchant class wants to control the Money.

    They are all working together and have been for centuries.

    It is all there. Until we, the peasants, talk about it openly and name names (yes, I am too afraid to name names), we are doomed.

    To talk about this Soylent Green New Deal without linking it to paper currency, mass immigration, disarming the people, etc, is only to fool ourselves.

  8. This article is about UK journalist, Peter Hitchens [Mail on Sunday] report on GREEN DOGMA in the UK.
    Will you all address THAT PARTICULAR TOPIC , please ?
    How are comments above related to that SPECIFIC issue?

    We are talking of green renewable energy in the UK replacing fossil fuel energy and the ceasing of production of diesel and petrol [gasoline] engine cars in the UK in 2030.
    THOSE are the issues raised here ! Any relevant comments?

    • China is silently inducing the West to commit economic suicide via its green agenda . The Socialists/Communists have been grooming educators for years in order to program young minds and this plan is now bearing fruit in the form of the AGW / Climate Change scam. While the West raises its production costs China increases its use of coal gaining a huge economic advantage. We are being played like a fine violin by Communist China.

  9. The author should give up on the UK and move here to the USA, where we still have a slim chance to fight it off and we still don’t have the police knocking on our door if we disagree. Oh wait, he’d probably have to go to Mexico first, pretend to be a future communist voter, and then cross the border! He should polish up his Spanish first, he’d get in for sure.

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