Have you noticed how the media have moved on from global warming and are now claiming that pollution is the existential threat we all face?
The narrative is always the same; first we're made to believe there's a sudden threat to our health, the environment or the planet itself. it starts small and passes unnoticed in the beginning. But, slowly, stories will increase in frequency and intensity. Gradually, almost imperceptibly, it becomes the constant narrative, a nightly event and headline news.
It's happening right now, this time it's pollution. Gone are the global warming stories, aside from the occasional memory-jogging piece by the BBC, the slot, focus and intensity now reserved for pollution. The new 'crime' you're committing. Search any of the mainstream media sites and you will see report after report on pollution.
The narrative always needs a villain to work though, and the villain is invariably either Capitalism, or YOU. In the best of these scare-stories, like pollution or global warming, it's capitalism AND you. In Covid they blamed you too: you prolonged lockdowns, caused mutations and killed granny.
Once again you're in the frame. Your very existence is now your crime. You're allowing the capitalist water companies to flush your turds into the rivers and seas, your brown fish are killing the river fish, whilst you stand by and let them.
Of course, pollution is a terrible thing. Thames water has to regularly release untreated sewage into the Thames, but that is a predictable consequence of some seven million more Londoners settling in the capital than capacity.
The bizarre focus on water pollution in a preamble for something else, something bigger.
The threat is real of course, but like Covid, like climate, is exaggerated to the point of absurdity.
Lord Sumption, a vocal opponent of Lockdowns, revealed the trick being played on us, saying: "The real problem is that when human societies lose their freedom, it’s not usually because tyrants have taken it away. It’s usually because people willingly surrender their freedom in return for protection against some external threat. And the threat is usually a real threat, but usually exaggerated"
So it is with pollution. Pollution has become the latest bogeyman. It may sound new, important and therefore a genuine crisis, but scratch the surface and the same old Marxist tropes are soon revealed. They'll remind you at every opportunity that big businesses are making 'huge' profits whilst still causing pollution (always forgetting to mention that Communism is the alternative) whipping up the crowd like George Orwell's 'Two minutes of hate' .
The pollution crisis is not all it seems. Increasingly pollution is being used as a mcguffin. An excuse for more taxes, more control, and more Communism.