…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger
The misanthropic Left has achieved another victory; as usual, under false pretences.
“The world’s biggest marine park is to be created in the Antarctic Ocean, covering a massive 1.55 million sq km, after a “momentous” agreement was finally reached by 24 countries and the EU. … The Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources said the Ross Sea marine park would be protected from commercial fishing for 35 years.”
In itself it seems to be sensible and commendable; and the mainstream media presented it as such. A trained denizen of Western countries would say – what could be wrong with that? as her capacity for critical thinking is a long time lost.
I would be the first one to agree that seas should not be exploited to extinction of marine life, however non-PC maritime scientists, themselves almost extinct, know that a year or two long, strictly enforced moratorium on fishing a specific species is or would be usually enough. Alas, even amoeba is more intelligent than the scientists of the Al Gore era.
Unless laws and treaties are but a wishful thinking committed to paper they have to have a realistic chance of being enforced. No intention to enforce anything, not to mention the capacity to enforce. Thus Communist China can happily sign anything, knowing that the high faluting words on a paper stained with quail eggs and mao-tai are not binding on Celestial Kingdom, only on gwailos. Who will enforce the treaty against China? China, which creates strategic islands where-ever it wants?
Only stupid Western governments will forbid its citizens to fish and thus increase the population’s reliance on seafood farmed in Asia. Asian seafood farming is, by and large, foetid, writhing eco horror, but when Asians do it it doesn’t count. It would be racist to say so. A white operator would be jailed and the animal rights mafia would scream.
There is no danger that the self-important and self-described “elites” will suffer. If seafood costs more they will compensate by stealing more from the “deplorables”. And if people don’t have enough to eat – so what? The reduction of the population is important*. Of course, “let them starve” will never be “a meme” like the famous one “let them eat cake”. If you wonder why not, note that it is predominantly the left ideology enhancing memes which are ad nauseam repeated by journalising hacks. For one thing, “let them starve” does not enhance the progress of poisoning peoples’ minds against freedom, capitalism and democracy, like the other memes.
Eg even perfunctory library or internet search of “we had to destroy the village in order to save it” and “what is good for General Motors is good for America” would show that the original meaning was different, practically opposite to that created by unintelligent or plainly deceitful propagandists.
Cui bono? Surely you have worked it out by now.