Influenced by out-of-touch environmentalists, the Los Angeles City Council committee moved forward last week with plans to phase out and ultimately ban paper and plastic bags in Los Angeles, reports Breitbart.
You will only be able to use reusable bags, which WaPo reports are often breeding grounds for bacteria that can be harmful to people’s health:
Nearly every bag examined for bacteria by researchers at the University of Arizona and Loma Linda University found whopping amounts of bugs. Coliform bacteria, suggesting raw-meat or uncooked-food contamination, was in half of the bags, and E. coli was found in 12 percent of the bags.Thus, a move to reusable bags will result in the regular washing of such bags, which, of course, means more work for consumers, more use of soap and water (which one would think would cause a fit by environmentalists.)
Bottom line: The call for a ban on bags demonstrates no understanding of basic economics and the cost benefit decisions made by consumers and retailers. Throwaway bags are used because they are convenient. And, if the free market were allowed to operate in the refuse disposal industry, there would be no externalities associated with the use of disposable bags.
What we have here is more proof that environmentalists are anti-human. Ban bags, ban furs, stop growth, they won't be happy until they have us all walking around naked at the North Pole.
As Lew Rockwell put it :
Today we face an ideology every bit as pitiless and messianic as Marxism. And like socialism a hundred years ago, it holds the moral high ground. Not as the brotherhood of man, since we live in post-Christian times, but as the brotherhood of bugs. Like socialism, environmentalism combines an atheistic religion with virulent statism. But it ups the ante. Marxism at least professed a concern with human beings; environmentalism harks back to a godless, manless, and mindless Garden of Eden..
If these people were merely wacky cultists, who bought acres of wilderness and lived on it as primitives, we would not be threatened. But they seek to use the state, and even a world state, to achieve their vision...
The environmental movement is openly anti-human and virulently statist. Is it any coincidence that the Nazis exalted animals, nature, and vegetarianism above humans, civilization, and civilized eating, or that our environmentalists have an air of green goose step about them?
The environmentalists must be opposed — if they will excuse the expression — root and branch. But it will not be easy