Friday, 21 February 2014

Thoughts on fuel poverty

Not mine but Daniel Greenfield's, see here: The Green Gulag

Yet oddly enough there was a time when people were able to heat their homes and drive their cars, when they were even able to carry shopping bags, minus Wales' tax on shopping bags, and afford to eat. That brief golden period was stomped out by the friends of the working class, who knew how urgent it was to make life harsh and miserable and who are busy finding ways to make it even worse

 (My emphasis)
They really are too aren't they? Trying to make life as miserable as possible and telling us all that it is for the greater good or for the benefit of the children or to support some raving knob-jockey in Crapistan so he does not come over here with an exploding camel or something.

Does all this green bullshit make anyone's life any better or more comfortable? I'd venture no no-one at all, apart from the few troughing tossers who are behind the whole scam. Why is it then that the majority of people, even though they can see through the bollocks, just accept it and placidly wait for the next pile of crap to be dumped on them?


The Poet Laura-eate said...
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The Poet Laura-eate said...

It's not just the neo-liberalists (supposedly friends of the working class and lower middle class) sticking the boot in, but GREENWASH - ie every green initiative foisted upon us in the dubious name of saving the planet, and even saving us money, which costs us massively at every turn and seems unproveable re earth-saving benefit in many cases (ie energy-saving lightbulbs are massively expensive, give out terrible light, don't last as long as promised and are UNRECYCLEABLE due to the toxic metals in them). In fact they are so bad, people are installing banks of low-energy diode lights in their rooms which probably add up to a lot more energy than the old pendant bulb arrangement. My grandparents were way greener than even the greenest right-on person I know because they had no choice economically and they had the benefit of living in times where things were made to last and be re-used. It's much harder to recycle in a throwaway society where pretty well everything is manufactured to conk out one day after warranty expiration and not be economically viable to repair.