Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The "Environmental Movement" exposed

Some mistake my disdain for the "environmental movement" for a belief that we can simply trash the place. Nothing can be further from the truth. God calls on man to be a good steward of the resources he has given us. But stewardship involves wise use of those resources, not keeping them in some sort of pristine lockbox, as if the earth was a museum. More pointedly God expects us to use these resources to help our fellow man. Most people do not know the thinking going on in the warped, nihilistic heart of the "environmental movement." But sometimes, an article reaches into the mainstream press that exposes that heart for all is horrors. Such an article is In Pursuit of Death by Joe Herring over at the American Thinker. A quote:

In a speech to the Catholic group Call to Action, Ruether tells us we need to return to the population levels of 1930. The earth harbored about two billion people then and boasts more than six and a half billion currently, leaving four and a half billion people left standing without a chair when the music stops. What remains unsaid is how to deal with what Scrooge called "the surplus population."

In the same July-August 2000 issue of the New Oxford Review, Penn elaborates on the stated goals of the movement:

For several decades Barbara Marx Hubbard has predicted "personal extinction" for people who will not get with the New Age program: "A Quantum Transformation is the time of selection.... The species known as self-centered humanity will become extinct. The species known as whole-centered humanity will evolve." At this time, "humans capable of cooperating to self-transcend will do so"; "elements" maintaining "the illusion of separation will become extinct...just as Cro-Magnon and Neanderthal humans became extinct." Hubbard warns that if the selection comes, it will be violent: "Either the good will prevail...or the violent selection of the self-centered will begin." For her, Satan is "part of the selection process...that will bring forth the self-elected from the self-rejected, so that...only those connected to the whole survive."

Note the use of the word "species" when referring to people of differing attitudes. Only in the repugnant world of the hard left would human beings who disagree be classified as entirely different species from one another. A brief visit to Ms. Hubbard's newly launched website will be sufficient to keep your hair curled for months.
Believe me when I tell you that achieving 2 billion people will not be the end. No, it will only be a...now how would they put it?...a good first step. Meanwhile, this vanguard, these self anointed elites do not plan on offing themselves. Rather, they expect the rest of us to do the dying. Well, I am not buying it.


  1. Truly horrendous. This callous disregard for life, based on something as trivial as differing viewpoints, and couched in terms of compassion "for the planet".

    We are commanded to forgive, and pray for, our enemies. This case stretches our faith, doesn't it?

  2. We may be a species, but we have opposable thumbs and Ms. Hubbard best remember that. Because we can also hold and use weapons...like those evil guns!!

  3. Rev. Paul,
    Yes, it does stretch our faith daily. I have to remind myself constantly that God is the ultimate arbiter of events here on earth.

    Maddmedic, welcome to the comments page here. Hope you enjoy the rest of the blog.

    Merry Christmas,