France Emulating Germany’s Failed Energiewende
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  • Rick Johnson

    It is only difficult to wrap one’s head around this decision if you ignore the fundamental truth about the Greens. They are NOT interested in the environment. They are ONLY interested in winding back the industrial revolution and sending humanity back to the caves. Make this your starting point and all of their apparent contradictions make sense.

    • LarryD

      The fact that the end target is a fifty percent reduction in energy consumption in France strongly supports your evaluation. Some Greens have explicitly written of their desire for unwinding the Industrial Revolution, but it was possible before to dismiss them as an extreme minority.

      • Jacksonian_Libertarian

        Their goal isn’t to have mankind living caves; it’s the virtual extermination the human race, which they see as a cancer on their Goddess Gaia. Robert Heinlein had it right when he said “There are hidden contradictions in the minds of people who “love Nature” while deploring the “artificialities” with which “Man has spoiled ‘Nature'”. The obvious contradiction lies in their choice of words, which imply that Man and his artifacts are not part of “Nature” — but beavers and their dams are. But the contradictions go deeper than this prima-facie absurdity. In declaring his love for a beaver dam (erected by beavers for beavers’ purposes) and his hatred for dams erected by men (for the purposes of men) the “Naturist” reveals his hatred for his own race — i.e., his own self-hatred. In the case of “Naturists” such self-hatred is understandable; they are such a sorry lot. But hatred is too strong an emotion to feel toward them; pity and contempt are the most they rate. As for me, willy-nilly I am a man, not a beaver, and H. sapiens is the only race I have or can have. Fortunately for me, I like being part of a race made up of men and women — it strikes me as a fine arrangement and perfectly “natural”. Believe it or not, there were “Naturists” who opposed the first flight to old Earth’s Moon as being “unnatural” and a “despoiling of Nature”.” – Time Enough for Love

  • Breif2

    So the lamps are to go out all over Europe…? :-/

    • Andrew Allison

      Very good!!

  • Andrew Allison

    Hollande is simply trying to distract attention from the drubbing his party took in the recent election. Unappily for the French people, they will pay the price for this mendacity.

  • Pete

    They’re insane

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