‘Social Licences’ are the mechanism by which governments can pick and choose favourites in the business world. …
Essentially it is socialism under the banner of cuddly-ethics.
Governments are able to shut down businesses or stop supply for products by withdrawing the ‘social licence’ even when nothing illegal has taken place.
While usually unofficial, social licences have only really been seen in the mining industry which has been under pressure for years from Marxist cultural groups, climate movements, and others who are attracted by the billions in revenue coming out of the ground. So far, mining companies have bought their way into ‘social licences’ through community spending and generous green jobs that all add to the cost of raw materials for the benefit of activism. …
Pigs at the public trough — social licensed:
If we want to talk about ‘social licences’, how did renewables manufacturers manage to get their paws on them?
Most solar and wind technology is made — in whole or part — in China. Not only does the nation run ethnic slave camps and the world’s largest political totalitarian surveillance state, but its renewables production factories and mining operations have destroyed the landscape, poisoning villages, and river systems while displacing native people from ore-rich mountains whose sacred places are blown to bits. The rest of the materials come from the third world where minerals like Cobalt are mined by children.
Even once solar and wind technology makes it to Australia, it does so on the back of tens of billions in taxpayer subsidies and in exchange the public are given increasingly unreliable and expensive power.
Prime farm land in Queensland is being carpeted by solar panels while native birds are flying straight into the spinning blades of wind turbines.
Then, after ten or twenty years, the whole lot heads to landfill creating, as the United Nations noted, on of the biggest pending disasters for waste. Don’t talk about batteries, they are even worse.
Routing around the market, routing around physical reality, social licenses are a boon for corruption:
‘Social Licences’ have very little to do with merit and everything to do with market manipulation by politicians who hope to extend ‘guilt politics’ into economics.
It is a transparent power grab already being misused by the ‘climate crisis’ industry to leverage profits from ventures that do not deserve them on a level playing field. …
Imagine a small farmer. They have been on the land for three generations, minding their own business, creating fresh produce. Suddenly, they require a ‘social licence’ to operate. Their community is full of vegans and they decide they don’t like having a farm full of cows next door — nor are they keen on the type of fertiliser used for the crops because it doesn’t have the right Carbon-rating. Their social licence is denied over a failure in ‘community trust’.
This is what we will be seeing in the immediate future — and if you don’t believe me, have a wander around the CSIRO where they are already fishing for social licences in the agricultural sector.
No social license for you if you don’t get with the narrative:
Want to keep running a media company that challenges the Climate Change narrative and endangers the profits of left-leaning businesses? Goodbye social licence.
Have you developed a new product that completely undermines solar panels? Yikes well, there goes your social licence.
A car company that makes utes for farmers that are out-competing electric cars? No way. Hand that social licence over.
Nuclear energy? Forget it. We are never giving your lot a social licence.
It is, above all else, a system of control to protect the people at the top making money off the status quo. This sinister manipulation is dressed up as ‘virtue’ — as so many of the worst ideas in modern society often are.
Our democracy has evolved so many corrupt practices lately.