He said it out loud! Lets see if it is reported

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He said it out loud! Lets see if it is reported

Nordlinger’s 6th and final report from Davos went up today. (I keep want­ing to type Davros, that would be an inter­est­ing Nordlinger inter­view). He is relat­ing a ques­tion and answer ses­sion with Václav Klaus and part of it is almost as required as the Yon story today:

Klaus has pub­lished a book called Blue Planet in Green Shack­les: What Is Endan­gered: Cli­mate or Free­dom? He tells us that the answer is free­dom — free­dom is endan­gered — adding, “I imag­ine National Review would under­stand what I mean.” I reply, “Actu­ally, there are dif­fer­ing views about global warm­ing at National Review.”

A dif­fer­ent jour­nal­ist says, “What free­dom do you mean? What free­dom is endan­gered?” Klaus points to her and says, “Yours, mine, [turn­ing to the WEF rep­re­sen­ta­tive] the moderator’s. The free­dom of pub­li­ca­tions like National Review.”

Still another jour­nal­ist, with high-​pitched indig­na­tion, says, “Are you say­ing that Al Gore is threat­en­ing free­dom?” Klaus answers, “More or less. Envi­ron­men­tal­ism and the global-​warming alarmism are chal­leng­ing our free­dom; Al Gore is an impor­tant per­son in this movement.”

About the finan­cial cri­sis, Klaus says, “I am more afraid of the ‘reforms’ that will result from the cri­sis than I am of the cri­sis itself. I’m afraid that the cur­rent cri­sis will be mis­used for rad­i­cally con­strain­ing the func­tion­ing of the mar­kets and mar­ket economies all around the world. I’m afraid of the poten­tial con­se­quences of over­ac­tiv­ity by politi­cians,” as those politi­cians “try to win votes by pre­tend­ing that they are com­ing to the rescue.”

Bingo!

Nordlinger’s 6th and final report from Davos went up today. (I keep wanting to type Davros, that would be an interesting Nordlinger interview). He is relating a question and answer session with Václav Klaus and part of it is almost as required as the Yon story today:

Klaus has published a book called Blue Planet in Green Shackles: What Is Endangered: Climate or Freedom? He tells us that the answer is freedom—freedom is endangered—adding, “I imagine National Review would understand what I mean.” I reply, “Actually, there are differing views about global warming at National Review.”

A different journalist says, “What freedom do you mean? What freedom is endangered?” Klaus points to her and says, “Yours, mine, [turning to the WEF representative] the moderator’s. The freedom of publications like National Review.”

Still another journalist, with high-pitched indignation, says, “Are you saying that Al Gore is threatening freedom?” Klaus answers, “More or less. Environmentalism and the global-warming alarmism are challenging our freedom; Al Gore is an important person in this movement.”

About the financial crisis, Klaus says, “I am more afraid of the ‘reforms’ that will result from the crisis than I am of the crisis itself. I’m afraid that the current crisis will be misused for radically constraining the functioning of the markets and market economies all around the world. I’m afraid of the potential consequences of overactivity by politicians,” as those politicians “try to win votes by pretending that they are coming to the rescue.”

Bingo!