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The surprising Judeo-Christian roots of the radical environmental movement

September 24th, 2012 by Vader

Via James Lileks.  

Nothing we built is without sin, so it’s all cursed.

The works of man are all tainted, as man himself is, with original sin.

The really interesting question is what role the radical environmentalists see themselves playing in this eschatological drama. Do they see themselves as messianic redeemers who will purify man of sin, or as enforcers of virtue who will compel man to remain in his primal state of innocence?

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September 24th, 2012 07:58:36
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September 26, 2012

If I may quote Dogbert, I think that’s not an “or” question.

Environmentalism is, and has been since its conception, a grim, humorless, cheerless, callous, dour, anti-human, anti-life, self-hating, self-flagellating, puritanical white colonialist religion. In the developed world they’re out to “reduce the numbers to Mother Earth’s carrying capacity,” in which one can hear the distinct echo of Calvin and his Hundred and Forty-Four Thousand Virtuous Souls. Outside the developed world, well, something’s just GOT to be done about those darkies and their riotous reproduction, and don’t even get them started about the Yellow Peril. All are tainted. Repent, the end is nigh.

Much of modern leftism, I think, stems from psychological projection. Here we have the humorlessness, the casual racism, the depraved indifference to human life, the sneering contempt for the poor, the obsession with apocalypse, that by pure unthinking knee-jerk reflex begin to fly out of their mouths when they point their fingers to accuse “right-wingers” who disagree with them. Everyone who disagrees with them, you see, is not merely wrong but evil–a willing agent of the Powers of Darkness. They know this, deep in their bones, deep in their souls, and there can be no honest debate, nor even truce. It is a holy struggle, and there are no rules. Gaia wills it!

It saddens me greatly as an American to notice that the up and coming powers in the world–Brazil, China, India–openly laughing in their sleeves at this madness, seeing it clearly for what it is, fearless of what others may accuse when someone says the Emperor really is naked. Why aren’t we laughing, though? How did this madness become so rooted in our culture? Are we this decadent? Why are these people, who are barking mad, taken seriously? Why do the talking heads on the television news nod solemnly after every pronouncement of doom? Why are they given continent-sized megaphones? Why is every empirical disproof of their pseudoscience shrugged off and ignored? Why is everyone so afraid of them? It makes me think of a passage from Benet’s “Litany for Dictatorships”

“For the children taught to keep quiet, the old children,
The children spat-on at school.
For the wrecked laboratory,
The gutted house, the dunged picture, the pissed-in well
The naked corpse of Knowledge flung in the square
And no man lifting a hand and no man speaking…”

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