Ha ha, Jim and Co, that was a grand tirade of replies.
Predictable in content and vitriol ... but still great.
Allow me to let you in a little secret.
Unless you have a large amount of shares, or you own one or several factories in China
that produce solar panels
turbines, you are doing the dirty work
for someone else.
A select group of billionaires has realised way before you started to get all worked up, that there is a large number of people who are very enthusiastic about the environment and at the same time have lefty tendencies.
I heard people call others watermelons, that is green on the outside and red on the inside, but that is a bit disrespectful and I try to avoid that label. However it describes a lot of environmentalist to a T, even when there is no relation between socialism in it's different formats and an interest for the environment. Unfortunately the green movement has been hijacked by the leftover of the communist party who has lost
all credibility and so we get the current
But back to how this new religion works. We have the prominent figures doing the agitating, from ex politicians to actors and other cry babies with easy access to good media coverage, denouncing human kind and their sins, like breathing and passing wind
for example, eating meat and driving cars, and generally existing. The more courageous state that we should be only 2 billions but mercifully pass on telling us how to kill the other 4 billions.
Then we have the army of millions of generally unsatisfied foot soldiers who would like things to be different. For example that everyone had a small car (or no car at all) or a small boat
or a small house, no aircon etc. Yes, just a general mediocre view of the world with no grand works that disturb nature like agriculture, animal husbandry and similar atrocities.
What best way to encite all this millions of unsatisfied people and achieve the goal of selling useless expensive contraptions that would otherwise be unsellable?
Giving them one more reason to hate their fellow man who happens to have worked toward prosperity and generally abundance and wellbeing? Tell them that those bad "rich" people are destroying our habitat with this terrible pollutant that is CO2. Remember to fit in your speech appeals to the emotions, like animal being killed and statements that contain the words like "your children", "the future" and similar appeals.
Threaten university teachers with the sack if they dare to contradict this new religious dogma, stop publication of any article that is not global warming compliant, and lobby politicians to promote alternatives sources of energy, hiding their highly polluting potential in the production stage, installation
stage, generating stages and disposal stages, and promise to harvest the green vote if they comply.
I must say that this strategy is not new, having been used very effectively in the middle ages by the prominent religion of the time that turned into a political force so powerful that no kingdom could exist without it's alliance.
how we have not changed since Emperor Constantino in the year 300 realised that a unified religion was the way to go.
And the fact that we have information at the tip of our fingers seems to make no difference.
The reality is that humans believe what they want to believe. A bit like we make our own reality.
Oh well. I am only partially interested in all this circus and am more in the contemplative side of things, watching all the excitement like one watches a movie
. The actors are mostly mediocre, but it is what it is.
Nature, if we can personalise it for illustrative purposes only, continues it's course despite us and certainly despite all the so called green initiatives. This era will go down in history as the era of stupidity when a large size of humanity fell for a rather clever fraud ... yet again.
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