Guest post by Viv Forbes
According to those pushing the (Australian) carbon tax, 500 bureaucrats googling away quietly in Canberra and generating little useful except carbon dioxide exhalations, are more valuable than 500 farmers, foresters, fishermen, workers and miners whose machines also generate more of the same harmless carbon dioxide in order to produce the food, fibres, hardware and energy needed for our daily existence.
It is a suicidal policy to levy a carbon tax on people who produce things but not on those who don’t.
Such an attitude shows how removed from reality the deep green mentality has become.
It is only since humans learned to harness carbon energy that we have been able to generate sufficient surpluses to support art, culture, academia, bureaucracy and big cities.
In the green energy society, before coal and oil replaced our hay burning horses and bullocks, most of the food produced was consumed by the large farming families, their labourers and their draught animals. Any surplus went to service people like butchers, bakers, blacksmiths and saddlers. Cities were small and there was little left for the tax man.
It is not the bureaucracy or the carbon tax that produces eggs for breakfast, electricity for the toaster, gas for the barbie or petrol for the car. It is hard working men and women with resources, skills and carbon powered machines.
Making things matters.
I am happy for my email address to be published.