My friend, the late Dr. H. Peter Metzger, used the phrase coercive utopians, in a pamphlet published by Xcel Energy, in April, 1978. Then in 1980, Rael and Erich Isaac, published a book entitled The Coercive Utopians. Both publications explained what the term, coercive utopians meant, and what their hidden agendas really were. While the pamphlet is no longer available, and the Isaac’s book hard to find, there is still, thankfully, a YouTube video explaining their agendas. ()
If you sit though the first few minutes, you might wonder what this has to do with varmint hunting, specifically or in general? But wade further in to the 55 minute speech, and you’ll start to get the idea; Using Congress and the courts to force the leftwing’s socialist agenda on the unwary. The sub rosa agenda is to enrich the rich, while the rest of us pay for the privilege!
One of the biggest social programs which epitomizes the coercive utopians’ agenda, is Obama care. Please note, the left always uses the term Affordable Care Act, which we all know that it isn’t! More to the point, coercive utopians are anti-gun, and it should be glaringly evident why. Nonetheless, it is summed up simply in the phrase, When guns are outlawed, only outlaws (aka the Fed) will have guns!
I further suspect California’s anti-lead stance is indeed a form of coercive utopianism. I’ll buy removing lead from waterfowl hunting areas, due in part to the Rachel Carson Effect, but extending that ban to rifle and pellet ammunition, is intenable.
The natural levels of lead in soil range between 50 and 400 parts per million, depending on the region. However, some areas may see much higher levels due in part to the use of lead in gasoline before 1980 (California?). The point here is, the amount of lead used and spent in the shooting sports, is insignificant when looking at the whole picture—a fact coercive utopians ignore because it minimizes their agenda!
Make no mistake about it. If the National Socialist movement (aka coercive utopians) is allowed to flourish, there will be no shooting sports of any kind, save using sticks and stones!