In America, socialism is bent on removing individual freedoms and placing the government in charge of our lives. The global warming issue is an important liberal strategy for the advancement of socialism, under the environmental movement guise of saving the Earth.
Most Skeptics tend to be Conservatives, and the ideology of Socialism is an obsession with them. They believe that any issue the government plays a role in is invariably Socialistic. Usually, most of them find themselves hard-pressed to explain how global warming is ‘Socialistic.’ Those few who do have three explanations:
First, they say that Liberals and Socialists believe in global warming and, since everything that Liberals and Socialists say is wrong, that means that it cannot be true.
Second, they equate cap and trade agreements with a redistribution of wealth to other poorer nations which, like all forms of redistribution, is supposed to be Socialistic as well.
Third, they say that all other ways of dealing with global warming increase the control of government over individual’s lives. That too is considered to be ‘socialistic.’
As to the first point, it is ridiculous to claim that there is no global warming simply because one group that is disliked – Socialists, Nazis, etc. – happen to believe in it. Socialists might believe that the Earth is round like a ball or that we landed on the Moon. Does that mean that the Earth is flat or that the Moon landing is a hoax?
As to redistribution of wealth, a 12-year-old can think of better ways to redistribute it.
Finally, solving global warming does not require control over individuals. It will actually benefit individuals by increasing their standard of living and increase employment. Best and most important of all it will prevent the increasing destruction of homes and infrastructure.
These absurd comparisons are based on a very broad and simplistic definition of Socialism and the assumption that a group of scheming scientists and other politically motivated people are plotting to take over the world. This idea is typical of conspiracy theories. Once you get into conspiracy theories, all rational conversation ceases.
Below is an interview with Lord Monckton, a leading Skeptic spokesman, where he explains how the issue of global warming is a socialist/globalist conspiracy to create a one-world government. His comments on a worldwide dictatorship start at the 1:37 mark.