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Feds Give $4.9 Million Grant To Create Utopian Dream

From the Washington Free Beacon:

Feds Paid $4.9 Million to Create Hypothetical Utopian Climate Change Future

By Elizabeth Harrington | May 27, 2014

The National Science Foundation (NSF) gave nearly $5 million to the University of Wisconsin-Madison to create scenarios based on America’s actions on climate change, including a utopian future where everyone rides a bike and courts forcibly take property from the wealthy.

The left’s ultimate dream.

The government has awarded $4,911,961 for the project, which is slated to run until March 2016 and for which the school has created a website suggesting different possibilities of what Yahara, a Wisconsin watershed, will be like in 2070.

In the scenario where Americans “shift our values,” people live in hippie-like communes after “youth culture” convinces the world to give up their cars and eat vegetarian.

“By the 2020s, the world seemed at the edge of environmental and political collapse,” the scenario says. “Despite this predicament, youth culture becomes empowered to shift the course of humanity. Disenchanted with the country’s highly consumptive culture, the younger generations embrace community building and sustainability and work together through grassroots action to get their voices heard.”

The youth bring about the “Great Transition” in the 2040s, establishing a “new normal” where “connectivity, community, and environmental sustainability pervade policy and cultural decisions.”

The protagonist of the story is Rosa, a “community organizer” for a United Nations youth group “Badgers for Our Future,” who presides over the only holiday celebrated in the community, Earth Day.

Rosa Parks or Rosa Obama?

“It has become custom for Rosa, the unofficial community matriarch, to give a blessing before the Earth Day meal (although not everyone in the community is religious, they say secular blessings before important community meals to express gratitude for what the Earth provided them),” the story says.

The community shares economic resources, as well as goods and services, such as “vehicles, appliances, equipment, meals, and expertise.” Material wealth is criticized, and the community lives by the slogan “rich in time; sufficient in things.” …

“It was a glorious victory!” Rosa says. “Oh, how we celebrated! It symbolized how far we’d come in putting the good of our communities and our environment before the desires of the individual. The triumph was proof the Great Transition had arrived.”

This is exactly how Obama wants to transform America, of course.

“I’d say my community embodies the ideals of the Great Transition,” Rosa says in an animated video. “Like many communities in Yahara, we’ve joined our backyards together into one communal space. We have a small urban farm, a restored prairie, and a community gathering space.”

Citizens of Yahara are “much less reliant on cars,” the only ones left on the roads being hybrids or electric, and the roads are full of bike lanes to “accommodate the growing masses of bike commuters.” …

People are glad to pay higher taxes in this future because of an “increased sense of responsibility toward one’s community.” Campaign finance reform has also brought “increased transparency and public participation in decision making.”

The American diet is “now primarily plant-based” after “widespread public concern over the climate footprint of livestock banished meat as a dietary centerpiece.”

Policy changes such as a mandatory living wage for farm workers have “caused food prices to rise,” though the public is “largely unfazed,” the story says.

The UN youth movement helped usher in this “new world order,” where population growth has declined, use of fossil fuels has largely been deserted in favor or wind and solar, and a cross-country train system has replaced air fare that has become too expensive…

Americans now engage in the “pursuit of sustainable happiness,” by adopting a global Gross National Happiness (GNH) index as “its official gauge of prosperity,” replacing GDP

However, pockets of “traditionalists” still threaten the “winds of great change.” The so-called traditionalists have “been slower to accept or adopt the newer norms, feel society has not necessarily gotten better with the Transition, since certain conveniences and privacies have disappeared.”

A small group of elderly people also “occasionally complain” that the community “constrains individual privacy, but with the widespread embrace of space sharing and walkability, such complaints are considered deviant.” …

Kill them! (Or, at least, withhold medical treatment.)

The University of Wisconsin-Madison project is similar to the $5.6 million the NSF awarded to Columbia University to record “voicemails from the future” that paint a picture of an earth destroyed due to climate change.

This tells you everything you need to know about what the left really wants for us.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, May 28th, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

6 Responses to “Feds Give $4.9 Million Grant To Create Utopian Dream”

  1. BannedbytheTaliban says:

    “the only ones left on the roads being hybrids or electric” – How are they going to move all their hemp and tofu from the field the their great collective? Bicycles can’t move enough to feed/clothe/provide shelter for an entire population. Electric cars surely can’t either.

    Also, I’ve seen this movie before. It was called “Demolition Man.”

  2. GetBackJack says:

    Luke 21:11 There will be great earthquakes, and there will be famines and plagues in many lands, and there will be terrifying things and great miraculous signs from heaven.

    Matthew 24:7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; and there shall be famines and earthquakes in divers places.

    Let’s say respect, Belief, understanding and love of God is, among your peers, laughable. That’s just fairy tale old time bull hockey and you’ve matured beyond it. What are you left with? Following after Lies. That’s all that’s left to you. There’s God .. and the rest is lies. This is not about religion because religion is often about lies, lies and more damn lies.

    But what if those at the top of your ‘respect’ List are not who you think they are? After all the Man of Sin comes as a glorious light worker. Full of seemingly great answers to tough predicaments.

    The Man of Sin knows Man has made such a hash of the world’s affairs that chastisement is set in motion. Harvesting the reality of tumultuous weather to his own benefit the Man of Sin steers the conversation away from Repentance and Prayer to the road of indulgence and guilt. “You are to blame. You’re the guilty one. It’s because of you this is happening ..” and he’s absolutely right. The totality of Man’s misguided, sinful ways are responsible but instead of hearing and acknowledging this truth .. the Man of Sin moves on the feeble minded and the corrupt to make billions of dollars for himself while saddling mankind with unbearable guilt about the weather.

    You have to admit. It’s a remarkable scam. And only two kind of people fall for. The feeble minded and the most corrupt opportunists. Which one do you think these Federal Funds are aimed towards? Hmmm?

  3. untrainable says:

    “Badgers for Our Future”
    Badgers… BADGERS!!!… We don’t need no stinking Badgers….

    My question is, where will all these commune-ists get their electricity to charge their electric cars? I picture a setup similar to the professor’s bike-to-radio charger on Gilligan’s Island. Amazing what you can do with a couple of coconut shells, bamboo, and some palm fronds.

    I also love the way they gloss over “certain conveniences and privacies have disappeared”. Conveniences like the right to self determination. Conveniences like every modern convenience since the invention of the wheel. Privacies like… privacy. I wonder how long these people would last in the real world. Probably until about ten mnutes after their i-pods lose their charge, and they realize that they have to peddle the charger for 3 days to get 5 minutes of angry birds. Also, the “connectivity” that is supposed to pervade this new social norm is powered by things that won’t exist in this communal nightmare. Their hearts might be in the right place, (arguable) but their theories are as substantive as the fairy dust that will power their utopia.

  4. captstubby says:

    the University of Wisconsin-Madison to create scenarios…
    when will this happen?
    i always loved these school plays and the kids in those cute costumes.
    and cookies and punch in the gym after the program.

  5. untrainable says:

    And who pays for this BS? Please include their phone number, address, and other contact information. I want to get paid millions for writing down my dreams and calling them “scenerios”. I should get big cash for the one about how I discover the power of flight by eating an arugula salad and then having wild monkey sex with Scarlett Johansson. It’ll work, I know it will. I belieeeeeeeeve.

    (Obviously realism or even believability has nothing to do with concocting “scenerios”)

  6. heykev says:

    “The government has awarded $4,911,961 for the project”

    Why not give them an even 5 million? I would really like to see the twisted logic in awarding them $88,039 less than 5 Million. Actually, I’d like to see how and why they were awarded ANY of our monies.

    When will we get people in gov’t who will put an end to such wild spending. (sarcasm)

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