Green Police: Trash Inspectors To Fine Families For Compost Infractions
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Audi’s “green police” super bowl commercial was lauded by many as a tongue-in-cheek stab at the increasing threat of police state control measures being introduced under the guise of environmentalism, but for others it hit too close to home, with the very same examples satirized in the ad now being introduced in Britain.
The commercial features enviro-cops rifling through people’s refuse in an attempt to discover if anyone has put the wrong item in the wrong trash can. When they find a battery, the goons immediately storm the house. Shortly after, a man is shown peeling an orange only to be hit by a dazzling beam and the words, “Sir, put the rind down, that’s a compost infraction!”
In another offshoot green police You Tube clip, viewers are challenged to answer which colored bin a banana peel should go in, black, blue or green.
Unfortunately for people living across the Atlantic, the green police are not confined to joke car commercials, they’re about to be given powers to impose fines on already struggling families who commit the eco-crime of putting tea bags in the wrong dustbin.
“Householders could be fined up to £1,000 if they fail to comply with complex new rules on refuse sorting. Food scraps, tea bags and vegetable peelings thrown into the wrong dustbin could land them with hefty penalties under government plans to be unveiled today,” reports the Daily Mail.
“Families could end up with five different bins and receptacles – including compulsory slop buckets for food waste – and be forced to sift through rubbish for anything that can be recycled, reused or converted into electricity.”
As Matthew Elliott, chief executive of the Taxpayers’ Alliance pointed out, the only way such a law can be enforced is if gangs of waste inspectors are hired to accompany trash collectors and given the authority to rifle through our refuse right outside our homes.
“Taxpayers will be angry at the prospect of bin and kitchen inspectors checking up on them. Without these inspectors, the rules will be unenforceable, but with them they are unacceptable and mean added costs,” said Elliott.
“People already pay huge sums in council tax and now face the threat of extra fines if they throw out the wrong things.”
Despite the fact that council tax, the British equivalent of property tax, has doubled in the last ten years, the government is still attempting to find new ways to financially castrate Brits as a new wave of fascist “austerity” measures are planned in order to make taxpayers cough up for the billions handed over to banks following the 2008 bailout.
Another tax the government is getting ready to enforce will be measured by the weight of rubbish people throw away, which is why the state has already secretly fitted spychips to 2.5 million dustbins to weigh their contents.
What’s next? Perhaps the government will seek to offset the cost of hiring an army of green police by merely brainwashing the public to spy on the contents of each other’s trash cans, just as they have with terrorism by encouraging citizens to report people who use cash or close their curtains as suspicious individuals.
How long before we see environmental denunciations whereby offenders are snitched on for “compost infractions” and informants are graciously rewarded with green points on their national ID/credit card for the civic duty of reporting enviro-miscreants?
Better yet, since the government is brainwashing kids in public schools to keep dossiers on their parents to monitor their consumption and travel habits in order to “re-educate” them for the green dictatorship, maybe the children can be covertly recruited to report Mom and Dad to the local green commissar if they commit the shameful offense of throwing a used tea bag into the black bin instead of the yellow bin.
Energy giant NPower also lavished huge sums in advertising expenses to drive its “Climate Cops” campaign, in which children are encouraged to sign up as “climate cops” and keep “climate crime case files” on their families, friends and neighbors.
Of course, the fact that every wicked dictatorship in history has exploited the malleable minds of young children to use them as informants on their own parents and neighbors shouldn’t worry us at all. After all, it’s for the earth.