Always watching, always, for the wrong kind of car!
Across the sea in London they’ve found a new way to Save The Planet and make ordinary people’s lives complicated and miserable: simply declare big swathes of the city “Ultra Low Emission Zones,” put up hundreds of cameras to spy on people, and fine them big-time for “driving the wrong kind of car” (https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/08/cameras-go-punish-drivers-name-climate-change-vigilantes/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=cameras-go-punish-drivers-name-climate-change-vigilantes).
What’s the wrong kind of car? Oh, pretty much anything that you or I might be expected to own. Little fines, big fines, all kinds of fines.
So far they’ve got this covering 147 square miles with ULEZ, with plans for several hundred more. As by the wave of a magic wand, suddenly your car is the “wrong kind” and you’re up a tree. Residents are fighting back by vandalizing the cameras. They took out 96 cameras in May; more recent figures are not given.
Government, as George Washington observed, is “a dangerous servant and a fearful master.” Government is not your friend. It has become predatory, parasitic and increasingly insane. Some think of us as slaves, others as children: they do not mean us to be free.