The Copenhagen Cult, Green Religion, and Money Grabs
In 1982 Professor Robert Nisbet wrote a book called Prejudices: A Philosophical Dictionary. In his section on “Environmentalism” he said this: “Environmentalism is now well on its way to becoming the third great wave of the redemptive struggle in Western history, the first being Christianity, the second modern socialism.”
He went on to describe the religious and messianic nature of the environmental movement. We are now seeing the full-blown expression of this in the Church of Climatology and the current religious ritual known as the Copenhagen Summit.
The Green zealots and the true believers in man-made climate change have all the fervour and devotion of any religious believer. And we are seeing this all played out big time this week in Copenhagen. And of course the mainstream media choir are following right along with all this.
The MSM is as agog with the Copenhagen Cult as it is silent on Climategate. Fortunately the alternative media has been performing brilliantly as the MSM blackout continues. Melbourne columnist Andrew Bolt for example reports that his blog has gone from 1 million hits a month to 2 million. The upturn came last month, when he started extensively covering the Climategate scandal.
And as the Climategate scandal becomes more and more well known to the general population, we see evidence of a backlash. For example, after the heady week for the Australian Liberals just recently, many predicted a big swing against them at Saturday’s two bye-elections.
We were told that Tony Abbott’s hardline stance on climate change and an ETS would cost him dearly at the ballot box. But nothing of the sort has occurred. The two liberal candidates in Melbourne and Sydney easily won their seats. And the latest Newspoll survey found that Kevin Rudd dropped by 5 percentage points as preferred Prime Minister, while Abbott gained 9 points on Turnbull.
So a spirited fight back against the new Green religion and the Copenhagen Cult seems to be well underway, thanks to the alternative media and Climategate. And the more ordinary people hear about Green hypocrisy, the more they are ticked off with this new religion.
For example, consider this headline from the UK Telegraph: “Copenhagen climate summit: 1,200 limos, 140 private planes and caviar wedges: Copenhagen is preparing for the climate change summit that will produce as much carbon dioxide as a town the size of Middlesbrough.”
It gets even worse: “And this being Scandinavia, even the prostitutes are doing their bit for the planet. Outraged by a council postcard urging delegates to ‘be sustainable, don’t buy sex,’ the local sex workers’ union – they have unions here – has announced that all its 1,400 members will give free intercourse to anyone with a climate conference delegate’s pass. The term ‘carbon dating’ just took on an entirely new meaning.”
But on an even more serious note, the key issue to explore is always this: follow the money trail. Who stands to gain from all of this? Brian Lilley from Canada has written a revealing piece asking some hard questions about Copenhagen. What he finds does not sound too good:
“The deal being negotiated at Copenhagen has very little to do with climate change; it may touch on it, but it also uses this issue to put in place a massive worldwide redistribution of wealth. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper still takes flak for calling the Kyoto Protocol ‘a socialist scheme to suck money out of wealth-producing nations.’ If Harper were to say the same thing about Copenhagen, he’d be right.”
Of interest is a discussion he had with Australian climate panic monger Tim Flannery: “When I asked Flannery about the notion reported in such climate change boosting newspapers as Britain’s left-wing Guardian, that the deal would mean a massive transfer of wealth from the developed world to the developing world, Flannery didn’t flinch. In fact he called this essential to the deal.”
This is how Flannery responded: “We all too often mistake the nature of those negotiations in Copenhagen. We think of them as being concerned with some sort of environmental treaty. That is far from the case. The negotiations now ongoing towards the Copenhagen agreement are in effect diplomacy at the most profound global level. They deal with every aspect of our life and they will influence every aspect of our life, our economy, our society, our relationship with the developing world, our relationship with the environment as well.”
Wow, what an admission. Lilley continues, “So there you have it, a man who is firmly on the side of climate change, who runs his own council full of business executives who push for a legally binding treaty at Copenhagen, saying this all has little to do with climate change. So what is it all about then?
“It’s about money, plain and simple. While most of the focus in the media is on the attempts to cut greenhouse gas emissions, the behind the scenes negotiations are about how much developed countries will have to pay to developing ones. [UN Secretary General] Ban Ki Moon says that the $150 billion USD in annual contributions to help developed countries adapt to climate change will have to be ‘scaled up.’ That’s a fancy way of saying the bill just got bigger.”
He concludes: “Over the last weekend in October, tens of thousands of mostly young people around the world staged events, some 5,000 in 182 countries, calling for ‘an ambitious, fair, and binding global climate deal.’ Like most people concerned about the environment, it’s doubtful these young people have any idea what is in the proposed treaty. I doubt most world leaders have read it, but if they think this deal is about climate change, they should listen to Dr. Flannery. He’d tell them this is about more, much more.”
Exactly. Lord Monckton was one of the first to warn us about this massive money grab. Many others are now pointing this out as well. It is about time. While our politicians, bureaucrats and rock stars never see a junket they do not like, the rest of us will of course be stuck with the bill – both for getting them there and the mischief they get into while there.
Once again we must thank God for the alternative media. And by now it should be clear that if we want to identify who a future Antichrist might be, just look out for the one who says we must get rid of the Internet. It is surely the Net, along with the rest of the alternative media, which is preventing us from sliding down the path of global dictatorship and one-world government.
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