Orwell said, many decades ago, We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men. So permit me, then, to restate the obvious: carbon is part of the life cycle. We breathe in oxygen, exhale carbon dioxide, which the plants in turn breathe, and release oxygen which we then breathe, and so it continues. A carbon tax is a tax on life. To the eugenicist, life isn't cheap; life is negative. Not their life, of course - yours. There are too many other people. And these other people will have their economies destroyed, and be taxed into utter depravity, so that they no longer have the ability to sustain themselves, and start dying en masse. That's the endgame. That's what cap and trade is. That's what healthcare "reform" is. It is soft kill. It is making you utterly dependent on the State, which couldn't - and wouldn't - tie your shoes for you.
This is the agenda, and if you think at this point threatening to vote the bums out means a lick of difference to them, you're in for a rude awakening. They no longer answer to the people. All that is left is to prepare for the fall. If you're prepared, the aftermath will be, in my opinion, a spiritual and uplifting experience. You can survive without the grid, without the State. If you're not prepared, I grieve for the suffering that is about to be visited upon you and your family.
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It would involve people being issued with a unique number which they would hand over when purchasing products that contribute to their carbon footprint, such as fuel, airline tickets and electricity.
Like with a bank account, a statement would be sent out each month to help people keep track of what they are using.
If their "carbon account" hits zero, they would have to pay to get more credits.
Those who are frugal with their carbon usage will be able to sell their unused credits and make a profit.
Lord Smith will call for the scheme to be part of a "Green New Deal" to be introduced within 20 years when he addresses the agency's annual conference on Monday.
An Environment Agency spokesman said only those with "extravagant lifestyles" would be affected by the carbon allowances.
He said: "A lot of people who cycle will get money back. It will probably only be bankers and those with extravagant lifestyles who would lose out."
However, some have criticised the move as "Orwellian" and say it will have a detrimental impact on business.
Ruth Lea, an economist from Arbuthnot Banking Group, told the Daily Mail: "This is all about control of the individual and you begin to wonder whether this is what the green agenda has always been about. It's Orwellian. This will be an enormous tax on business."
Under the Climate Change Act, Britain is obliged to cut its emissions by 80 per cent on 1990 levels by 2050. This means annual CO2 emissions per person will have to fall from about 9 tonnes to only 2 tonnes.