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Do as I say, not as I do….greenies live lavish, “unsustainable” lifestyles May 20, 2014

Posted by Tantumblogo in Basics, disaster, episcopate, error, foolishness, General Catholic, paganism, scandals, secularism, self-serving, Society.
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This is a bit off topic for this blog, but I do occasionally stray into more political matters, and I think the link below actually has a significant religious aspect.

The crux of the article below is that the whole environmental movement is predicated on the old saw “do as I say, not as I do.”  Most of the top environmental extremists like Al Gore, Nancy Pelosi, Barbara Boxer, and others, are fabulously wealthy and live lavish lifestyles commensurate with their wealth.  For people like Gore, global warming scare-mongerer Michael Mann, and many others, their wealth is actually built on a pseudo-religious environmental huxterism, and their high living makes their demands that the rest of us go back to a 19th century level of existence all the more maddening.

People who are worried about climate change emit far more carbon dioxide in their daily lives than the average American, according to data gathered by a new app that can track one’s carbon footprint…..

……Something that comes as a shock to a lot of our users: The average person who says they care about climate change actually has a substantially worse than average footprint. Generally that’s because they tend to have a bit more money, and they tend to be people who like to think of themselves as multicultural and like to get out and see the world. Which means that they’re flying around a lot, and all that flying generally outweighs any other green lifestyle choices that they’ve made. You have a lot of people who are using reusable bags and water bottles, driving a Prius, maybe eating a bit more of a veggie friendly diet. But then they’re flying to Bali or South Africa or something once a year. They end up having a larger carbon footprint than a conservative guy who drives an SUV in the suburbs of Atlanta but doesn’t fly anywhere.

How many tens of thousands of miles does a Gore or Pelosi rack up in a single year?  How about Gore’s 16,000 sq. ft mansion with a dozen AC units?  And isn’t Nancy Pelosi the woman who threw a fit when she was Speaker of the House and the Air Force only had a Gulfstream IV or V for her to fly back to Marin County, instead of the 757 she demanded?  How many tons of CO2 has she alone generated flying back and forth across the country in largely empty aircraft?

Not that I accept any of the conceits of “anthropocentric global cooling warming climate change climate diversity.”

It was Chesterton that said that those who rejected Christianity would not believe in nothing, they would believe anything.  And so we have what amounts to a new, pagan religion starting in our midst, with its own priests and acolytes (Gore, Mann, etc), a vengeful goddess who must be appeased (“Gaia”), sacrifice, threat of earthly damnation and promise of paradise, virtue (being a greenie), sin (not being one), terrible, threatening demons (Koch Brothers, Exxon, etc).  I shouldn’t say starting, this new religion is actually well advanced, and has millions of adherents, almost every single one of which takes it claims every bit as much on faith – nay, more so – than do adherents of Christianity.

How many greenies have any real personal experience/knowledge of global warming, ozone holes, melting ice caps, or any of the other sacred shibboleths of the environmental movement?  The answer is virtually none.

But millions of Christians believe they have had personal experience of a transcendent force in their lives, have felt touched by Grace, or even witnessed a miracle.  And yet, we are the “unscientific” knuckle dragging neanderthals.

God created man with a hunger for religion, a belief in something larger, beyond himself.  “Modern’ man, under profoundly leftist influences,  has rejected God (by and large) but still has that basic human need, so people find all manner of replacements – environmentalism, sodomite activism, wicca, outright satanism, whatever.

Should I be amazed that the most extreme adherents of this new religion are blatant hypocrites?  Is that one of the attractions of the new religion – that there is no one to hold you to account, no real final Judge and Arbiter of the conduct of your life, so you can get away with whatever you want, so long as you spout the right BS, and/or vote the “right’ way?

Do I love loaded questions?

I would be remiss if I did not mention how much of the leadership of the Church, especially in the United States and other already wealthy countries, has bought into this new religion.  You can search the USCCB website (and that of many dioceses, and religious orders, and parishes) if you don’t believe me. Is this the new ecumenism in action?