Monday, November 10, 2003
Visions of the Future

Although assumptions that do not take into account the electoral cycle may prematurely bury the Western Alliance, their roadmap of dhimmitude, appeasement and decay is not necessarily the future that beckons.

Mark Steyn is more forthcoming in his Frontpage article where the darker side of his vision comes into being:

Europe is dying, and it’s only a question of whether it goes peacefully or through convulsions of violence. On that point, I bet on form.

Whatever the path that European decline takes, it is clear we are now on the glidepath since none of their elites have the courage or the leadership to face the problems of reform.

Still, the Club of Rome has appointed its successor, the United Kingdom Environment Agency. It's the usual case of the frighteners, without any scientific argument to back up their, not to put too fine a point on it, bollix.

The Dumills inhabit a world that is in some ways "less modern" - many homes grow their own food because, thanks to soaring oil prices, imported food is too expensive.

In other ways, however, the Dumills' existence is truly futuristic, with all human excrement being automatically analysed by a robot in the loo.

Many children are adopted, including the Dumills' daughter Britney
[notice the populist touch]. Plummeting sperm counts have made natural conception very difficult.

And most workers are immigrants because global warming has rendered large swathes of the world uninhabitable.

Here's the voice of reason, arguing that New Labour Luddites (formerly luvvies) have bought into the agenda that we shoudl sustain our economy by destroying it.

Prominent global warming sceptic Philip Stott believes the Environment Agency's vision of the future is alarmist and, he argues, not supported by science.

"These scenarios are, in one sense, 'utopian', in that they are about worlds that are unlikely to exist anywhere (even in Tunbridge Wells), while they stem from a dystopian premise that everything about the modern age is gloom and doom," said Stott, Professor Emeritus, University of London.

"Like Eeyore, the EA should be left to ruminate in a boggy place, while the rest of us enjoy our lives and continue to develop without being lectured to by these worryworts."


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