Light of Liberty

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Sun, 06 Sep 2009 19:33:54 GMT  <== Politics ==> 

L. Neil Smith at The Libertarian Enterprise - Neil bemoans the banning of the incandescent lightbulb, today in Europe and in a few years, here in the US.

Thomas Edison's gift to humanity of electric light is arguably the greatest we have ever received, transforming what our ancestors, as recently as the 19th century, perceived as the cold, terror-filled darkness into just another charming and useful part of the day, lit by warm, safe, yellow light evoking both the sun under which we evolved, and the firelight, upon which we relied for as much as a quarter of a million years to drive away all of those dark terrors, both real and imagined.

Like so many of the Obama regime's recent schemes--the actual purpose of which is to force compliance with Leviathan for its own sake--this one would command Americans to give up a satisfactory invention they require and enjoy for something that offers them little or no satisfaction, all in the name of a total, utter, and absolute hoax.

Put quite simply, global warming has been discredited beyond a doubt. The only individuals who don't appear to know it yet are Hollywood activists, newsmedia types whose aural cavities have become filled with hairspray over the years, politicians and corporate types with a vested money or power interest in maintaining the myth, and scientists who have sold the truth out in order to receive a grant or tenure.

Thus there is no need to replace a simple, cheap, and safe device that has served us exceptionally well for 130 years with something that is complicated, expensive, poisonously dangerous, and offers the user all the warmth, comfort, and charm of the average filling station bathroom.

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