Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 6:51 am Post subject: The Divine Right of Greens: A tortured analogy
So I was thinking the other day about how some aspects of big 'E' Environmentalism have come to resemble religion, as well as some commentary to the effect that it had become a hobby for the powerful and affluent, and that got my wheels turning... maybe there's more to it than that?
I think there's some interesting parallels with Feudalism as whole - Kings and Clergy, having respectively been bestowed earthly power (Politicians) and spiritual power (Gore et al) directly from the will of God (Gaia) to rule on His (her?) behalf, as an analogy to the Divine Right of Kings.
Then are their Vassals, various bureaucracies, NGOs, and "green robber baron" corporations, pledging their allegiance and counsel in turn for the granting of exlusive fiefs. Vassals are in turn served by their Knights (small-time activists, protestors, perhaps even ecoterrorists) who serve for their own piece of the pie
(A little side note, Knights were in reality often just murderous bastards on horseback, and one of the larger tasks of the church in medieval times was reforming them into knightly orders and establishing chivalry to give them a thin veneer of respectability...)
At the unfortunate bottom of the heap of the serfs (guess who?) working land that is not their own and giving up their surpluses to knights and vassal for their own protection.
The current Copenhagen treaty talks are interesting to view with the concept of "Noblesse Oblige" in mind, actually...
Any thoughts? There's some obvious problems, as with any analogy, but it's a fun concept, I think.
Don't forget the infallibility of the Green leader. Anything the great Green leader says is the truth, because that is the definition of truth.
The knights being murderous bastards on horseback, interesting. Just today over at SDA, I was reading how some Green or another was saying how a cull of North Americans of Australians would be 60 times more effective as a cull of Bangladeshis...
Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 9:42 am Post subject: More than just an analogy
I believe that the resemblance of Big Environment to religion is not an accidental coincidence. We are witnessing an embryonic stage of a new religion. It has already progressed far past the cult stage and is at the point of becoming the official state religion.
Too many attributes of the Big Environment movement are analogous to religion. Here are a few more:
Organic foods = Kosher or Halal foods
Earth Day = Easter, Yom Kippur, Eid
Al Gore = Pope Benedict
Carbon Tax = tithes
Climate Models = golden calves
David Suzuki = St. Augustine
Obama = Constantine
IPCC = RCC (Roman Catholic Church)
IPCC Report = Bible
The scariest similarity is found in the zeal of the fundamentalist green extremists. There is no reasoning with many of these people. No amount of facts or evidence or logic will persuade them. The more they sacrifice to their cause the less they are able to see that it was all wasted on a mistake.
Where Big E differs from religion is where the socialists step in. There is no concern for the afterlife. The religious aspects seem to have been willfully exploited by the Big E elite to create ardent believers and followers. The ultimate goal of socialism is to enslave all people and own all things. Copenhagen will incrementally do that by establishing a global tax scheme administered by the UN and accountable to nobody.
Since communists and religions are natural enemies, the green religion analogy is especially useful in alerting the average citizen of the dangerous socialist green movement.
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