Did you know that the enviro-statists have successfully changed the definition what “normal” is?
Well, here is my truth claim. They have.
Recently, I happened to be lucky enough to try out a tap that was installed in the early 1970s. It was an amazing experience for me.. eye opening if you will. I highly recommend trying it. Here is I found out. The rate of flow of water will be quite high, the stream will be steady and the feel of the water would not be piercing as low-flow showers and sinks are, but it will be forceful. Turning the tap on, will not cause the ruckus of low flow taps but will instead provide more than enough water in just a few seconds.
Being a rational conservationists, or rather not being wasteful, I would prefer to have such taps as they save time, are efficient at what they are supposed to do and leave the choice of water conservation measures up to me. I suspect their are “guidelines” and regulations to prohibit anyone from selling me such taps, but I will have to check on that.
The experience reminded me of another thing that collectivists hypocritically complain about. If a private water company had installed taps with seemingly high rate of flows, the collectivists would have screamed “bad profiteer”. Had the private water companies installed the low flow rate, they would be accused of trying to cheat the customer out of water.
After all, a well-known toothpaste manufacturer had improved its sale by widening the nozzle on the toothpaste tube. It seemed and was portrayed as such a deceptive trick. Beverage companies are routinely accused of trying to make lesser quantity seem more with packaging gimmicks like hollow bottoms, especially on wine and alcohol, etc. Somehow, despite the fact that content volume is clearly marked on the packaging, this is a unscrupulous business at work.
Now, water is considered a public resource and most use today of water is reckless. The same drinking quality water is used to flush the toilets, washing clothes and even washing your car tires! Had it been a private system, using water as recklessly as it is done today would have been considered as evil as burning gasoline in heavy fuel-inefficient SUVs. Water companies would be just as demonized as oil companies are. The conspiracy theorists would blame the heavy water usage on water companies stamping out conservatory processes and technology. On the other hand, they would always be screaming about running out of water.
But, water is in the “public” sector and has been in “public” sector for decades if not centuries – no such protests exist. Instead the slam is against the consumers of water. “Why don’t you use less water?”.. screams the watermelon conservationists.
Well, since you don’t, they will feel justified in sneaking in controls on your life so you are made “efficient” whether you like it or not. Never mind that by making it public and obscuring the costs of clean water, most definitely subsidizing it.. they are actually encouraging excess and reckless use of it. After all the upfront costs are cheap. How many people really know the cost of a gallon of drinking quality water? If the numbers are really crunched they might end up being many times the price charged to the end consumer. The rest is being footed by the taxpayer in the name of “public” goodiness. As much as the upfront price of water is reduced, the incentive to use it wisely is reduced. Say you have to pay 1/100th of the price of beer. Would you be inclined to drink more of it? Maybe splash it around on your friends, just for fun? How about forgetting to close the beer tap? Is it really so hard to understand that it is a bad idea to artificially remove disincentives to unwise use of scarce resources?
It is quite an spectacle to see that the average water conservationist does not mind flushing his own toilet with drinking quality water, but is terribly worried about the pollution of rivers and streams and will run out of breath blowing hard about evil corporations ruining the environment. Not once will he notice that public sector has facilitated, subsidized and even forced the abuse and waste of water. He will feel confident that his favorite alphabet soup public sector agency will be able to stop the pollution and waste, and bring about conservation and rational use, if only it is given enough power over you and me, and our taps and our lives.
And that my friend is the real game… Power. It is the panacea in the minds of the watermelons and totalitarians in general. No other peaceful solution like convincing others or letting a market price system manage the rationing of resources will be good enough. Even if they would work or are proven to work more towards the goal of conservation, it simply is not something watermelons will agree to.
The only resistance you have against falling to their trickery and to their power mongering madness is your definition of normal. Hold on to it, as hard as you can. Until we are able to bring back the natural, rational, market-based conservationist forces to bear on precious resources, we will have to vehemently deny these sneaky pests in their attempts to pollute our understanding of the world, to suit their goal, and that is to gain power over you.
Environmentalism is just an excuse for it.