In order to sucessfully promote their socalist agenda, liberals must instill fear in the citizens of this country to exert control over our behavior, keep us orderly and reasonbly docile, and to keep us paying taxes. Social control is best managed through fear. There will always be some cause for fear created by those in power to keep us in line. After the fall of the Berlin Wall, something had to come in to fill the vacuum left by the fact that we no longer faced the Communist menace. Enter one environmental crisis after another. We have this politico-legal-media complex (PLM, State of Fear, Michael Crichton) dedicated to promoting fear in the population under the guise of promoting safety. Polititians need fear to control the population and lawyers need dangers to litigate and make money. The media need scare stories to capture an audience, and we are all pawns in this big game. Freedom of speech doesnt give us the right to shout "Fire" in a crowded theatre and it doesn't give the PLM complex to shout "Global Warming" in the pages of the New York Times. This global warming hysteria is the new fear that is being used to keep us in check. It is being promoted by an elite bunch of celebrities, politicians, scientists who must conform to get govt grants, and lawyers who see much money to be made. I also see a big giant tax on the horizon to offset ones "carbon footprint". While most of these invented fears will eventually run their course and serve their purpose, this new one can be manipulated and made to go on forever. Will it happen in 5 years or 1000 years? Whatever the case, something must be done now.