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"Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge? ... I will demand of thee, and answer thou me.
Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding" (Job chapters 38-41)

"all things were created by him and for him: and He is before all things, and by him all things consist" (Colossians 1:15-17).
"While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease" (Genesis 8:21-22).
"And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new" (Revelation 21:1,5a).

Eco-Fascism

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Eco-Fascism: Articles   |   Agenda 21 and Sustainable Development

Environmentalism: Index of Articles   |   Environmentalism: Websites and Materials   |   Environmentalism: Some Scriptures

 

"To understand the politics behind the environmental movement and its persuasive propaganda, let's look at the social ambitions that drive it. Its agenda was formed during the sixties, when four overlapping anti-establishment groups joined to form the Green Party in Germany: radical feminists, Marxists (the new Left), peace-niks (the anti-war movement), and hippies seeking spiritual enlightenment. Small wonder they chose Vladimar Lenin's birthday as the Earth Day. Militant U.S. 'Greens' formed a similar agenda: radical population control, a global welfare system (replacing capitalism with socialism), planetary governance (including national disarmament), and earth-centered spirituality. The blend of these four counter-culture philosophies shows why pantheism and Marxism permeate environmentalism" [source].


"Saving the rainforest from those evil loggers is a cute story that may go down well in the developed world, but it's a no sale to a peasant, if that means continuing to live in the abject poverty of a favela rather than striking out and clearing a free acre of rainforest to grow food for his family. Leaving all the propaganda aside, everyone knows they're the ones actually doing the clearances, ... He may just be a peasant, who's had nothing much in the way of education, but he's smart enough to wonder why, when we've already chopped down all our forests and have so many things he doesn't have like abundant food, medicines, children who're expected to reach adulthood, decent housing and electricity, we want him to continue living in poverty to somehow salve our consciences. He sees things clearly in a way we don't and will do his best for the ones he loves. We might live on the same planet but we're living in completely different worlds. He'll clear that land, plant a crop on it and nothing will stop him, and I wish him and his the best the luck with it"
[source].


"All the fuss about introducing compulsory 'green' lightbulbs in our homes, phasing out the traditional incandescent ones in the the next few years, has flooded me with apprehension. Before Christmas, our hall and stair-landing light fixtures were fitted with low-energy bulbs, not for eco-reasons so much as that Richard hates changing the wretched things. These new planet-friendly bulbs had a very unpleasant effect on me, which at first I did not realise was due to their light. I started to get bad headaches and even nausea. I also got depressed and found it hard to read sitting on the landing. Eventually, I realised it was because of the flat, grey light coming from the bulbs - something to do with the fact they flicker 50 times a second. We changed them and I immediately felt better, not to mention happier with the return of the golden light. ... Although this is an EU directive, I cannot imagine French women putting up with lighting that makes them look and feel like a walking corpse"
[Judy Finnigan, Daily Express, 17 March 2007].


"When I moved to ... Brighton seven years ago, I was told we had three major issues to deal with: rubbish, parking and seagulls. Bin bags were torn apart by the seagulls and there was nowhere to park your car, even if you lived there. The rubbish problem has since been solved by placing huge communal bins on every street corner. These used to be emptied every day but since the Green party started running the council, it's sometimes not collected at all. Same with with the recycling, which is collected only intermittently. The Greens have solved the parking problem completely. They have raised tariffs by more than 100 percent in some cases, making sure nobody wants to park. It used to be 4 a day to park on the seafront, it's now 20. I've seen daytrippers get out of their cars to buy a ticket, recoil in horror and drive off. Hundreds of parking spaces stand empty all day, thus depriving the greedy Greens of their revenue and local business people of their living. Council leader Jason Kitcat, ... says they want to stop people using their cars, yet has recently cut several bus routes too. There are no plans for a park-and-ride scheme, just more bicycle lanes. They're completely out of step with the Brighton spirit. ... I think we Brightonians might have finally learned the difference between national politics and local councils and we'll vote more carefully in the future"
[Comment, Sunday Express, 19 August 2012].


"Long ago I lived in a mad country, where expensive bread was so heavily subsidised that it was cheaper than swill, and so fed to the pigs. It was called the USSR, and it was ruled by Red zealots. Now I live in another mad country, where Green zealots close perfectly good coal-fired power stations in the middle of a fuel shortage. It is like watching a dentist pulling out sound teeth, or a surgeon cutting off a healthy limb, and being able to do nothing to stop it"
[Peter Hitchens, Mail on Sunday, 31 March 2013].


"Since the days when coal was delivered in sacks, the arrangement has been simple. The householder pays for the fuel he needs and can afford. That is how things work in free societies. But now, thanks to the Establishment's wholesale embrace of Green dogma, this is no longer so. The authorities are seriously considering plans which will allow them to reach into our houses and reduce the flow of power to our appliances. We will pay for these complex and faintly sinister arrangements, as we already pay for forests of grossly subsidised and unreliable wind turbines, so forcing up the price of energy once more. These increased costs are all driven by the ever-more questionable belief that reducing carbon emissions will save the planet. Even if this is so, the rising economies of the East are paying no attention, and blithely continuing to open coal-fired power stations, as we shut ours. This mess could be avoided if we reintroduced rationality into our energy policy, cancelling the closure of perfectly serviceable power plants, building new gas and nuclear generators, and exploiting the shale gas which lies beneath our feet. All that is needed is a return to sanity in the political class, which - if it understands nothing else - must see the cost and intrusion of the 'energy-saving' scheme will be deeply unpopular with voters"
[Comment, Mail on Sunday, 28 April 2013].


"The more that the Greens get media attention, the more it'll become obvious that they don't really deserve it. For those of us with experience of actually living under a Green council, the case against them is overwhelming. Since they took over Brighton in 2010, we've had proposals for gender-neutral toilets and the option of identifying oneself as Mr. Mrs or Mx on council forms. They've tried to hike taxes by an eye-watering 4.75 per cent. Moreover, for a supposedly Green party they are remarkably bad for the environment. Shortly after taking over there was a bin strike that led to rubbish collecting in the streets. They've signed-off on the construction of a monstrous tower on the front ... New windfarms promise to despoil the view out to sea. And, most ironically of all, Brighton has plummeted down the recycling tables: it now ranks 302nd out of 326 councils"
[source].

 

 

 

Three Views of the Earth
Berit Kjos (1992)

Deep Ecology (Biocentric)

Humanist Green Activism (Anthropocentric)

Christian Stewardship (Theocentric)

Earth-centered

Human-centered

God-centered

Mother Earth evolved, and nurtures and organizes her parts

Earth and man evolved by chance

God created the earth and its inhabitants

Humans and animals are expressions of Mother Earth

Human animals are responsible for earth

God told His people to use and care for the earth

Wisdom from Nature

Wisdom from self

Wisdom from God (the Bible)

Connect with Gaia through ritual, celebration, drugs, meditation, sex

Connect with nature through human mind, emotions, experience

Commune with God through prayer, praise, biblical meditation

Help Earth save herself by hearing her spirit and heeding her wisdom (spiritism)

Save Earth by trusting human nature

Care for the earth by trusting God's Word, receiving His strength and guidance

 

 

 

 

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