The new, green religion
For two decades now, politicians, pseudo-scientists and the media have made a concerted effort to persuade us that the biggest threat to mankind comes from man-made, catastrophic global warming resulting from a precipitous increase in carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
Are you afraid yet? I’m not afraid of carbon dioxide, a naturally occurring gas vital to all life on planet Earth.
But I am afraid that, despite the obvious hoax designed to convince Americans to give up their liberties and transfer their wealth to others, so many are willing to go along with the dangerous, well-orchestrated charade.
What is it that makes people so willing to give up their freedom and follow leaders like lemmings headed to their doom? It’s hard to say — manipulation, coercion, propaganda, promises of security, a dependency mindset, stupidity, weakness of character. They all play a role.
But I want to introduce another factor — lack of faith in God. I raise this possibility in light of a truly astonishing article in the Financial Post two weeks ago that explained where this carbo-phobia ultimately leads.
The answer, of course, for anyone who thinks ahead, is population control. When people’s value begins to be measured by the size of their carbon footprint, the only real solution to the phony crisis is a radical reduction in the world’s population.
How would that be achieved? Diane Francis tells us in no uncertain terms: “A planetary law, such as China’s one-child policy, is the only way to reverse the disastrous global birthrate currently, which is 1 million births every four days.”
Just to underline the point, she writes: “Ironically, China, despite its dirty coal plants, is the world’s leader in terms of fashioning policy to combat environmental degradation, thanks to its one-child-only edict.”
That item wasn’t on the agenda in Copenhagen (or Carbonhagen, as I have dubbed it), but it will inevitably be the focal point of future global conventions of this kind. The truth is every human being exhales more carbon dioxide than he or she inhales. We all represent a threat to the planet by this definition alone.
What took place in Carbonhagen clearly sets the stage for the biggest killing fields in the history of mankind — the biggest holocaust. Few are coming right out and saying it just yet, but, inevitably, if manmade carbon dioxide is the problem, the final solution is the reduction of human beings.
Nothing else will work, writes Francis, “unless a onechild policy is imposed. Unfortunately, there are powerful opponents. Leaders of the world’s big fundamentalist religions preach in favor of procreation and fiercely oppose birth control.”
Obviously, Francis is not a person of faith — nor does she believe they are rational people. Maybe the best place to start with population reduction, therefore, is with those pesky believers.
It’s true that many people of faith, especially the JudeoChristian variety, actually value human life because they believe people are made in the image of God. If you don’t believe that, there is little reason to protect human life — other than selfpreservation.
This environmental fanati- cism, of course, is simply a different kind of fundamentalist religion. It’s one that doesn’t require good science. It’s one that dismisses debate. It’s one whose apologetics are practiced by some of the planet’s most powerful people.
Personally, I think it’s a lot safer to worship the one true God of the universe than it is to worship Mother Earth. God’s instructions to mankind were to be fruitful and multiply.
The earth worshippers — at least some of them — perceive their god to be telling them to reduce the population at all costs because they are just producing too much carbon dioxide.
Tell me which god makes more sense to you? Tell me which one seems more threatening?
Joseph Farah is a nationally syndicated columnist.