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Friday, February 11, 2011


    This letter from me in today's Scotsman.
WWF's call for us to institute a trade war with Canada (Letters, 10 February) describes a report disagreeing with the Canadians about what Canadian industry does as "an independent study commissioned by the EU".
Something funded by somebody else, let alone by politicians, is not independent. Perhaps WWF can be forgiven for not knowing this since some of its income comes via government.
Interesting how it has been edited. The last phrase "some of its income comes from government" originally read 
1/6th of all their income comes from government funding or government funded "non"-governmental organisations. Indeed it is now difficult to find any organisation calling for more government regulation or taxes which is not quietly funded, at least to the extent of its own advertising budget, by the state.

Since the state produces nothing, it is ultimately funded by us. As H.L. Mencken said "The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary." Indeed it is difficult to find any part of the "environmental" or other nannying movements which are not secretly funded by the state.

I would have thought that journalistic ethics would require that any news story planted by government funded sources or letters from the same should be identified as such. I am sure that if the same tactic were used by the Russian or Chinese government our media would report the source.
So enormously toned down then. Granted this is closer to mentioning the problem of fakecharities being used by government to propagandise than any other paper has done, but it is hardly close. Which says volumes about how restricted the entire MSM are.
I provided them this ref  -WWF annual statement p21  I assume most of their "trading activities" are with government departments as this is the normal pattern with fakecharities.

  The WWF's call for a trade war was saying we should ban imports of shale oil & gas from Canada. Shale gas, in particular, is a new technological breakthrough which can produce quantities of cheap hydrocarbons far greater than all our current reserves. This will end any alleged prospects of "peak oil" for generations and once again demonstrates that the whole "running out of ...." scare depends on the false assumption that human beings are incapable of invention. WWF and other eco-Nazi groups are clearly scared stiff that yet another scare story has been proven a lie and hope that if their prophesied doom cannot happen naturally government must artificially prevent progress, or at least limit it to the non-European part of the world.

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