A Speed Limit for the German Autobahn?
No way say German drivers! Even so, Germany is under increasing pressure to impose a speed limit on this highway by environmental groups. Can they hold off and continue to resist? I don't know, but I sure hope so.
"There are so many areas in which we waste energy in a completely senseless way and burden the climate," EU Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas told the Bild am Sonntag newspaper."
A simple measure in Germany could be a general speed limit on highways," he added, according to the newspaper. "Speed limits make a lot of sense for many reasons and are completely normal in most EU states, as in the U.S.A. — only in Germany, strangely, is it controversial."
I encourage anyone who hasn't yet done so to read my piece "What is Marxism and How Does It Work."
"...This is the 3-step brainwashing technique of how to change personal values: 1 - UNFREEZING from the present level of acceptence, 2 - MOVING the subject to the next level, 3 - FREEZING the subject at the new level until proper acceptance occurs. (Repeat until the desired destruction occurs.)"
What has all happened in the past while?
1). The UN came out with an "Armageddon Report" about Global Warming, insisting it is man-made, despite multitudes of qualified nay-sayers who were silenced from speaking out!
We are going to DIE if we don't act NOW!
This is the "unfreezing."
2). The EU Environment Commissioner (not the German Gov't) comes out and subverts the sovereignty of the German people "in the name of the greater good."
And of course, it is not a big deal. It is only a miserable speed limit... it is safer... it will save you money... it's for the environment. We've got to save the earth! Think of your children... you've got to do it for them.
It's only a small thing.
This is the moving to the next level.
3). It is only a small thing, isn't it? And there are benefits, aren't there?
But, the people of Germany will be "accepting" of the fact that they have to sacrifice for the "greater good." And they are sacrificing to someone who they did not elect as their representative - to people that aren't even Germans.
They will leave it at this level for a while, until the people accept that this is the way to "Fight Global Warming." They will accept that forces outside of their own country will tell them what to do - It IS only a small thing, isn't it?
This is the "freezing" at the new level until proper acceptance occurs.
I wonder if the push will come for ALL speed limits around the world to be lowered to 80km/hr, as that is the most fuel efficient.