« Last post by Lumpy on September 24, 2014, 05:07:51 pm »
Socialists (a.k.a., "Commies") are the very antithesis of zero-government. Their fundamental ideology is that freedom of choice doesn't work, because then everyone will selfishly and short-sightedly do what's good for them at everyone else's expense. That society only works when it is directed for the good of all by wise philosopher-kings; pretty much a Chinese Confucian worldview. They hate the very idea of unplanned emergent systems such as free markets. And although they both hated private property and government, the original 19th century Anarchists and the Socialists were bitter ideological rivals because the Anarchists rejected all central authority, even a revolutionary elite.
Having been utterly discredited as an economic theory, socialism has found a refuge in the ecology movement: "See what happens, when you let people do what they want? They destroy the planet!" I call this "Eco-Socialism".
Socialists won't be happy until they've brought about the existence of a new breed of humanity- Homo Alveari, Hive Man.
« Last post by MamaLiberty on September 24, 2014, 01:29:03 pm »
Are you folks familiar with this site/blog? http://wattsupwiththat.com/ Lots of different contributors and strictly scientific information from all over the world. Lots of fun to read too, most of the time, though it often gets too technical for me to follow.
« Last post by AZRedhawk44 on September 24, 2014, 08:19:18 am »
Most of the "climate change" big names have dropped the movement entirely now that the ~22 year sun cycle has become common knowledge.
All that's left are the dregs of that activist movement, and they're not going anywhere with it. I bet the "Free Mumia" people were there, too.
In another 10-15 years you'll see a drive to stop Global Cooling similar to the 1970's, and in 30-40 years the Global Warming excuse will start again. But they'll never be as big as they were in the 90's before meteorological science (specifically heliophysics) put that bugaboo to bed.