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Climate Cultists Continuing to Target Private Car Ownership in Delusional Eco-Crusade

Climate Cultists Continuing to Target Private Car Ownership in Delusional Eco-Crusade

The WEF’s dystopian version of the modern world is magically resolved by the magic of bureaucracy and apps.

There is increasing concern that the “climate crisis” narrative is less about saving the environment than about expanding the power and influence of the politically connected. Recently, attention has turned to the continued targeting of private car ownership.

Climate Depot’s Marc Morano went on Fox Business Thursday and discussed how the Democrat and globalist push to replace gas cars with electric vehicles (EVs) isn’t about helping the environment but restricting Americans’ freedom of movement. “This really isn’t about them driving an electric car,” Morano said, highlighting how this is a top-down decision not based on popular demand.

“This literally is — the banning of gas-powered cars — is being done just like a COVID lockdown without a vote,” he added. From California to the Biden Environmental Protection Agency to Australia, leftists are trying to force ordinary citizens into a corner with their gas car restrictions.

The liberty to travel freely has long been a target of globalist eco-activism. In 2016, the World Economic Forum (WEF) initially published a disturbing look at this particular goal: Goodbye car ownership, hello clean air: welcome to the future of transport.

It is the dystopian version of the modern world that is magically resolved by the magic of bureaucracy and apps. The stated goal was to slash the number of vehicles on the road by 90%.

…[A]s global incomes rise, cars and trucks are choking these cities with deadly pollution and productivity-sapping traffic jams. More than a million people are killed in motor vehicle accidents each year, and many more are threatened by transportation’s contribution to global warming.

Imagine instead a world where fleets of autonomous vehicles that are electric and shared (FAVES) slash the number of vehicles on the road by as much as 90%. Hailing and paying for a ride or delivery is as easy as tapping a smart phone app. Car loans and insurance payments shrink or disappear because renting a vehicle when it would otherwise sit idle (or feeding electricity back to the electric grid) more than pays for it.

I recently reported on Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s recently released presidential campaign video, in which he shared concerns that the covid-fear-model was being adopted by globalists to enact more liberty-crushing, fiscally-destructive, and dehumanizing policies that give bureaucrats and those connected to them more money and power.

The WEF, sensing new, power-grabbing possibilities, released a briefing paper this May, The Urban Mobility Scorecard Tool: Benchmarking the Transition to Sustainable Urban Mobility

The entire thrust of the paper is limiting private car use and making cities as compact as possible. The favored buzzwords, “sustainable” and “equitable,” are generously strewn throughout the document.

According to the authors, the key to this shift “lies in the synergy between electrification, increasing the use of shared transport (such as public transport, shared vehicles and micromobility) and creating more compact cities.”

For example, the paper says that “compact cities also offer an opportunity to revitalize urban areas, creating more economically viable communities by enhancing local services and encouraging mixed-use districts.”

Recently, the WEF, through its Global New Mobility Coalition, trialed its Urban Mobility Scorecard Tool, which “seeks to bridge the gap between real-world challenges facing private-sector mobility players and the policy agenda set out by cities.”

Three cities were chosen for the trial: Buenos Aires, Argentina; Curridabat, Costa Rica; and Singapore.

Contain the growth of private car use” was listed as the top ambition area for Buenos Aires.

Unfortunately, the WEF is not the only cultist on this particular crusade.

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has directed global governments to urgently cut oil supply to domestic consumers and encourage compliance with its call for lowered consumption by “nudging” people out of their private cars.

The IEA 10-point plan to drive “changes in the behavior of consumers” and reduce gas demand at the pump includes reducing speed limits, working from home three days a week, more electric cars, car-free Sundays, more bicycle lanes, cheaper public transport and greater use of long-distance trains over planes. This is a very elitist thought process and removes your ability to get places efficiently and quickly.

Fortunately, the era of ready acceptance of “expert” opinions on scientific matters appears to be at an end.

And the hypocrisy of the bureaucrats pushing climate delusion is now being mocked, which means the power to persuade most people is ending.


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E Howard Hunt | July 21, 2023 at 9:13 am

Whenever I read of mixed-use projects, the uses that come to mind are drugs, prostitution, rape, murder, child abuse, credit card fraud, robbery and extortion.

2smartforlibs | July 21, 2023 at 10:08 am

History is repeating itself. They are going after your money your mode of transport and claiming its for your benefit.

This “plan” for us is what is in place for the Chinese,

“Oh no, fscarn, called it a ‘plan.’ He must be one of those NWO conspiracy nuts. Detain him ASAP.”

Fat_Freddys_Cat | July 21, 2023 at 10:51 am

The Left has hated privately owned automobiles for as long as I can remember; this is not new. What’s new is that they apparently believe they now have the power to make this happen.

stevewhitemd | July 21, 2023 at 10:55 am

… renting a vehicle when it would otherwise sit idle (or feeding electricity back to the electric grid) more than pays for it.

Can’t be. If it pays for itself, I’ll rent it 24/7, and so will everyone else. The demand will go up, far outstripping the supply of ‘FAVES’. Either controls will be implemented (no, you didn’t each your full quota of crickets, no FAVES for you!), or a cost will be implemented.

It’s obvious that none of these advocates understand anything about supply and demand. You wonder sometimes how the billionaires pushing this stuff got to be billionaires…

    CommoChief in reply to stevewhitemd. | July 21, 2023 at 11:24 am

    Yep. Nor does the ‘work from home 3 days a week’ idea explain how cities will deal with the secondary impact of less need for commercial office space. This creates an instant oversupply which reduces the value (eventually hitting property tax revenue) as well as income stream for owners (reducing income tax revenue). Then there’s the tertiary impacts of less people working downtown. That bodega can’t exist without minimum foot traffic nor the sandwich shop.

    Then there’s decreased ridership of public transportation and less direct revenue to pay for it via ridership. So it must be (further) subsidized from a shrinking tax base. All of which results in ….increased taxes for those who choose to stay in the city.

    Talk about unsustainable…

      txvet2 in reply to CommoChief. | July 21, 2023 at 1:02 pm

      It wouldn’t seem quite as insane if it weren’t for the fact that we’ve just gone through this with the COVID hysteria.

        CommoChief in reply to txvet2. | July 21, 2023 at 2:19 pm

        I suspect the folks pushing these ideas don’t really care about consequences b/c they believe they will be shielded and that the consequences will only fall upon the ‘little people’ as Leona Helmsley put it.

      not_a_lawyer in reply to CommoChief. | July 21, 2023 at 9:51 pm

      Great comment CommoChief.

      I think commercial tenancy in SF sits at 70%. Commercial mortgages will default and banks will fail.

      Can someone tell me how a plumber or an electrician can work from home three days a week? 40% of jobs are blue-collar.

      Between the two most populous countries in the world, China and India, three new coal-fired power plants are brought online every week. I do not believe that CO2 emissions are warming the planet, but if they are, then I suppose we will have to bring China and India to heel by force. Are we ready for that? And if we succeed in such an insane endeavor, 100s of millions would surely perish when we turn off their power plants. It would make Mao look like a piker.

      The E in EVs stands for Electric. Where does the vast majority of electricity currently come from? The burning of fossil fuels. Solar and wind are fine to power your off-grid cabin in the mountains, and perhaps provide 10% of the country’s energy needs, but they cannot drive an advanced industrial nation.

      Where are all the groundbreaking ceremonies for the new nuclear power plants? We can be certain that global warming isn’t a problem until the greenies embrace nuclear power.


    amatuerwrangler in reply to stevewhitemd. | July 21, 2023 at 12:03 pm

    If you are the guy renting the cars, or the guy making the cars to rent (or the parts thereof), or the taxi company providing the transport to the rental agency, etc….. then you just might be in favor of putting the hobbles on John Q.

    Remember: follow the money.

    It’s obvious that none of these advocates understand anything about supply and demand.
    Wrong. They understand.
    You don’t understand this is forcing communism on the proles. They could care less about you as long as they’re the ones with the power to tell you what to do or to destroy you anyway they want.
    If you don’t really understand this quickly then say goodbye to the USA and your freedoms.
    Until you realize that is their only goal you’ll never get your freedom back once they’ve taken it.

    randian in reply to stevewhitemd. | July 21, 2023 at 9:48 pm

    Since when do electric cars “feed energy back to the grid”? They talk as if that’s lossless, and even if it was that now depleted car has to recharge to be of use, which takes hours.

    What is sneakily omitted is what if I want to travel during off hours? Presumably all those rented cars are now recharging and unavailable. Not only must I suffer latency in waiting for a car to become available, I can only move about during a very limited span of hours.

Dolce Far Niente | July 21, 2023 at 11:03 am

NOTHING being pushed or implemented by the Left is what its purported to be.

Its ALWAYS about reducing individual liberty so that the elites can increase their own power and wealth, as well as parenthetically enjoying the degradation of the smelly proles.

They have no other purpose, and it is irrational to assume there is any higher motive for their policies.

nordic prince | July 21, 2023 at 11:20 am

What do all these things have in common?

Autonomous vehicles
Energy mandates (efficiency, bans on natural gas appliances, etc)
Mileage tax instead of gas tax
Demonization of meat, dairy products
Apps that harvest personal data
Surveillance cameras in public places

Ultimate population control – not just the # of people, but where you go, what you do, where you live, what you eat, how you spend your money….

JackinSilverSpring | July 21, 2023 at 11:43 am

The malevolent monstrous misanthropes are at it again. They care little for the environment and less for humanity which they hate with a passion, hence misanthropes. They are willing to kill birds wholesale as well as sea life with their useless windmills, but they are so passionate about smelts in San Francisco bay that they are only too glad to deny farmers the water needed for their fields. In London, they’ve sat on streets, not budging to allow an amnulance to get to a medical facility and so the patient died. They want to deprive us of our food by banning farming or the necessary fertilizer for it as in the Netherlands. These watermelons are truly malevolent.

Freedom of speech, freedom of movement, the freedom to redress grievances etc.

Seems that the Dems have a War on Freedoms along with their War on Women and Children?

Steven Brizel | July 21, 2023 at 3:59 pm

The attack on private car ownership is what Communists do best-attack social mobility and any means that helps achieve it

Steven Brizel | July 21, 2023 at 4:03 pm Take a look at this artic]e and especially the sources cited-the woke left hates social mobility

Steven Brizel | July 21, 2023 at 4:08 pm

If you need to read hard core climate cult nonsense to believe what environmentalist radicals subscribe to read this