Don’t fall for the pretense that the international “green” movement is about anything other than anti-free enterprise and anti-American ideology. That was demonstrated once again in Copenhagen, where, after other speakers received luke-warm welcomes, Venezuelan tyrant Hugo Chavez was given an ecstatic reception:
Then President Chavez brought the house down.
When he said the process in Copenhagen was “not democratic, it is not inclusive, but isn’t that the reality of our world, the world is really and imperial dictatorship…down with imperial dictatorships” he got a rousing round of applause.
When he said there was a “silent and terrible ghost in the room” and that ghost was called capitalism, the applause was deafening.
But then he wound up to his grand conclusion – 20 minutes after his 5 minute speaking time was supposed to have ended and after quoting everyone from Karl Marx to Jesus Christ – “our revolution seeks to help all people…socialism, the other ghost that is probably wandering around this room, that’s the way to save the planet, capitalism is the road to hell….let’s fight against capitalism and make it obey us.” He won a standing ovation.
Do we want to turn our economy over to these people? I don’t think so.
Fortunately, it appears that the Copenhagen green-fest is collapsing without doing any serious damage. It looks like they’ll try again before long in Mexico City.