The environment as an excuse for ‘behavioral modification’

“Some have argued that progress on these (global environmental) problems can be made only through a concerted effort to change personal and social norms… Substantial numbers of people will have to alter their existing behaviors to address this new class of global environmental problems.  Alternative approaches are needed when education and persuasion alone are insufficient.” – From The American Institute of Biological Sciences paper “Social Norms and Global Environmental Challenges”.

In the article “Prominent American Scientists Call For Eco-Dictatorship Under UN Rule”, Prison Planet’s Jurriaan Maessen tells us that prominent scientists are calling for scientific organizations to partner with governments to enforce environmental rules and regulations “through a concerted effort to change personal and social norms”.

To even suggest such a thing indicates that the proponents are up to no good; most people are smart enough to understand ecological and environmental concerns without the need for brainwashing, and those without sufficient intelligence are no threat anyway.

It is clear to me that we can expect more and more dubious “social engineering” projects camouflaged in concern for the environment, which could lead us to God-knows-what abuses of power and hijacking of stated objectives by power-hungry ideologues with an agenda.

And in any event, it is both dangerous and unacceptable that governments and the United Nations should even consider engaging in mass brainwashing activities for any reason whatsoever.

As Jurriaan Maessen comments, “This entire publication is a clear and unmistakable sign that a scientific dictatorship is emerging under the pretext of environmentalism. More government control through regulations and fines combined with a proactive scientific community, brainwashing people into accepting this increasing governmental control where they would otherwise reject it.”

This is scary reading, and I strongly recommend it to those who are concerned about governmental activities such as “active norm management, changing the conditions influencing behaviors, financial interventions, and regulatory measures.”

Humans are rational, thinking creatures, not rats in a maze.

Jeff Goodall.

See Prison Planet’s article here.

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