10  G R E G O R Y J A M E S apocalypse. Together with a couple of other families, they dug the first tunnels that we now call PeopleVille. By now you are probably wondering what this Great Scare nonsense is all about, am I right? Of course I am. I guess now is as good a time as any to fill you in. So, without any further ado—cue tacky, awkward, misplayed prologue now: In the early twenty-first century, a prominent liberal politi- cian captured the essence of American politics by saying, “You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that is an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.” However, what Rahm Emanuel never admitted was what the gov- ernment would do if there were no crisis to take advantage of. The answer? Create one. And that’s what they did. It all started in the late twentieth century when we were in- troduced to the term “global warming.” Most of us knew that it was utter nonsense, but the voice of its supporters would not cease. By the turn of the century, the voice grew louder…and louder! It seemed like every media outlet, scientist, and govern- ment was saying the same thing: “The earth has a fever!” This started what we now refer to as the Great Scare. Yes, the Great Scare was exactly that—a massive, worldwide scheme to set fear into the hearts of earth’s population in order to remove every- one’s money and freedom. Well, at least those who had access to any form of mass media. There were some remote tribes in Africa, South America, and Australia that did not get the “word” of global warming. Ironically, they would not have cared in the slightest. It seems they were living quite happily while the rest of us were trying to reduce “carbon emissions.” Oh yes, our good old friend—the carbon emission. This is where things started to get a little out of hand. It began rath- er innocently. It all made perfect sense. So-called “greenhouse gases” were being unnaturally released into the atmosphere. Well, at least that is what we were constantly being told. These greenhouse gases did…something. What? In truth, the average