The Roots of Eco-Socialism

Interesting, is it not, how – as the climate change hoax continues to advance itself with a wall of lies and half truths – central to its deceits is the absurd notion that it is Man, not God, who holds mastery over this planet and its weather patterns!

Interesting too that amidst all the hysteria, theatrics, climate ‘strikes,’ and po-faced spokespersons organized to a make a huge noise about Climate Change at this year’s United Nations confab, that no one was even bothering to ask anymore for proof the climate is actually changing. No one was bothering to ask why the UN had announced in August 2018 that there are only twelve years left before utter catastrophe engulfs the world because of climate change? Making one wonder: Did their earlier messages and orchestrated campaigns fail to sufficiently frighten the broader populations into lockstep with their eco-socialistic goals?

Interesting also that today’s throngs of terrified true believers still expect the whole world to believe in their religion, though they’re perplexed perhaps that the sheer volume of forty-plus years of propaganda – stretching back to Paul Ehrlich’s apocalyptic book The Population Bomb – has failed to persuade the whole world that climate change is real, that it’s a serious threat and that Man is to blame, according to the new-ish doctrine of anthropogenic climate change wherein climate change is deemed to be caused by human activity, as opposed to changes in climate that may have resulted from the Earth’s natural processes. Meaning that Man is an enemy of the planet whose numbers must be reduced to lessen his threat and damage.

It also appears, in their minds at least, that the so-called science behind their computer-modelled projections of upcoming catastrophe no longer need justification or even explaining. To them, the science is ‘settled’. Which means: Stop asking questions because our ‘facts’ are unprovable and you’re too stupid to understand anyway.

Is the power of Climate Alarmism waning?

But something else has been happening as well. With global warming, climate change, and carbon dioxide as the main justifications for their agenda, it’s long been obvious that global climate alarmism has been dying a slow death, beginning in Copenhagen in 2010 which proved less than a rousing success. Ditto for the wet blanket effect resulting from a series of scandals including Glaciergate – predictions the Himalayas would be melted by 2035 – and Climategate at the University of East Anglia where the research was found to be packed with errors. All of which prompted the UN to drop environmentalism as the top rationale for its agenda in 2012, stating in the final agreement at Rio+ that poverty was now the “greatest global challenge facing the world today.”

Read: Environmental Marxism was beginning to emerge as the new name for an old game. This while the statue of Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro’s most famous landmark, was illuminated by green light as it overlooked that majestic city, creating a fitting symbol for the spiritual battle going on at the summit below. And declaring its true nature for the first time when James Lovelock — the scientist and environmentalist who first came up with the whole ‘Gaia’ concept — warned that this “green religion” was now “taking over from the Christian religion.”

UN critics and many Christians were outraged. As was Lord Christopher Monckton, a well-known opponent of the UN’s climate agenda, who said that those who’ve lost the “true faith” nevertheless feel the need for religion and a common bond between themselves — thinking they had found it “in the spurious nostrums of Marxist environmentalism.”

A Dying Movement?

So why the environmental hysteria currently erupting around a dying movement? Why, just a year ago, did the UN IPPC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) deem it necessary to put out its latest warning that urgent changes are needed now to cut the risk of extreme heat, drought, floods and poverty to avoid total global catastrophe in 12 years time?

“It’s a line in the sand and what it says to our species is that this is the moment and we must act now,” said Debra Roberts, a co-chair of the working group on impacts.“This is the largest clarion bell from the science community and I hope it mobilises people and dents the mood of complacency.”

“Climate change is occurring earlier and more rapidly than expected. Even at the current level of 1C warming, it is painful,” pronounced Johan Rockström, co-author of a Hothouse Earth report. “This report is really important. It has a scientific robustness that shows 1.5C is not just a political concession. There is a growing recognition that 2C is dangerous.”

Oh, but wait. There’s hope! According to Rockström, the approach of tipping points that might push the world towards environmental armageddon can be controlled by emissions reductions. Which can be reduced magically by the imposition of carbon taxes which impoverish citizens while fattening government coffers. How fortunate is that?

The Green New Deal

And how fortunate will the imposition of the U.S. Democratic Party’s Green New Deal be, costing a mere $192 Trillion and addressing man-made climate change by achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions? Which would mean banning cars, air travel and even cows, along with so much else – all dysfunctional while rejecting God’s bounty and man’s ingenuity with both hands. It also aims at achieving economic equality by promoting justice and equity by repairing historic oppressions of indigenous peoples, communities of color, migrant communities, the poor, women, the elderly, the unhoused, people with disabilities, youth and so on.

Of particular interest, however, is that some of this movement’s promoters are now admitting that climate policy has almost nothing to do with protecting the environment, as first indicated at the 2010 world climate summit in Cancun which was actually an economy summit during which (re)distribution of the world’s resources was discussed.

In addition, Dr. Ottmar Edenhofer, one of the UN’s top climate officials, has effectively admitted that the organization’s public position on climate change is a hoax. “One has to free oneself from the illusion that international climate policy is environmental policy,” he said two years ago.“We redistribute de facto the world’s wealth by climate policy.”

The same admission was made earlier this year by Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s former chief of staff, Saikat Chakrabarti, who revealed that the Green New Deal is not about saving the planet at all. “It wasn’t originally a climate thing at all … we really think of it as a how-do-you-change-the-entire-economy thing.” In other words, the Green New Deal is using climate hysteria as a backdoor way to turn America into a socialist nation.

Yes, that clunk you just heard is the sound of a second shoe dropping. That confirmation of the correctness of long-held suspicions that have so long eluded truthful answers.

And yes, all this sound and fury designed to hide a highly sophisticated ruse – aka a con job – has been coming from the same people who tried to prove to you – one way or another – that ‘Climate Change’ is happening and that humanity is causing it, as declared officially in Stockholm in 2013, amidst a deluge of laughter and criticism from top scientists who called for the IPCC to be disbanded entirely and who’d noticed that 16 years had already passed with no increase in global temperatures in defiance of all UN theories and predictions.

True Believers

Yet apparently, such crucial details haven’t reached all those climate warriors just as certain that – if you still don’t believe in their cause – politicians, corporations, school boards, unions and media will soon break down your resistance with their round-the-clock drumbeat of propaganda. And you’ll be paying your penitential carbon tax for your planet-befouling sins. Which is when the (not) rising seas will then lower. So pay up, you zombie …. Or else! Though the ‘else’ is only implied. So far.

Yet despite the lack of evidence for man-made climate change and the constant criticism from ‘rogue’ climate scientists, routinely branded as ‘deniers’ for claiming the IPCC’s conclusions are based on faulty computer modelling, the climate change bandwagon continues to roll, creating and crushing the souls of new mobs of ‘true believers’ who are both advocates and victims of its terrorist agenda.

Take poor Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish girl who doesn’t know how cynically she’s being used and whose breathtaking contempt for adults is making her an international hero, compared to St.Joan of Arc. Celebrated by the worldwide Left with all its socialistic goals which she serves with such bitter passion, Thunberg was invited by U.S. Congressional Democrats to testify in Congress, and at the United Nations during UN week. How timely! The message of this traumatized and hectoring activist? “You adults aren’t doing your job. As a result, we have no future. How dare you!”

Not that the Left was the least bothered by what was so obvious to most parents watching her: Greta Thunberg is terrified. She believes absolutely that she has no future, which is why she might as well be sitting on death row awaiting her execution than aspire to a life of promise.

Targeting Children

So what’s this really about? First, it’s critical to remember that hysterias are to the Left what oxygen is to life itself. Which takes us back to the children who have now become the targets of this eco-socialist movement. Why? Because if you can’t sell your hysteria to adults who, according to pollsters, have been losing interest for years, then try kids who, in their innocence, will believe what they’re told. And that’s what the Left has done.

Consider this: If the Left didn’t tell them the world is going to end, they wouldn’t worry about it. They’d be enjoying their young lives and entertaining their God-inspired hopes and dreams. Instead, thanks to leftist environmentalists, they live brainwashed and frightened in the grip of “existential eco-anxiety.” Exemplifying just one more way in which the Left abuses children, along with depriving them of God and Christianity while at the same time convincing them not to have children. And to reduce their carbon footprint to the point of what? Eliminating all evidence they ever lived? All for the sake of the planet which, without Man, is without meaning. And because life is going to be hell on earth anyway.

Expect this tyranny to persist too, particularly here in Canada where the green tail of Climate Change is continuing to wag the economic dog, despite nearly bankrupting once prosperous Ontario through a host of disastrous green energy schemes and bringing oil rich Alberta almost to its knees. And where, regardless of what happens in this upcoming election, no new pipelines are likely to be built, due to more than a decade of gross disinformation, paid-for agitprop, quasi-illegal activity and backroom political campaigns funded by American Leftists and led by a former American president, Barack Obama, who did his utmost to ensure the Canadian end of the Keystone pipeline would never be built, keeping Canadian oil landlocked. And that pattern is currently repeating itself under the Trudeau Liberals.

It’s a pattern. And it’s potentially lethal not to the Earth but to mankind, confirming once again Alexis deTocqueville’s timeless observation that the Left “keeps things from being born”. In other words, the Left is essentially anti-life, determined to frustrate all Life which comes from God.

Wherefore the Synod?

And just as ominously, the much hyped Amazon Synod now looks set to promote some of these same ideas, suggesting that a worrying confluence of St.Paul’s ‘powers and principalities’ is about to sit down in Rome, beginning October 6. And before a contemporary world where, according to the latest surveys, over 50% of young people actually believe the world will end in a dozen years.

“They’re trying to scare children and then they’re alarmed at how frightened these children are,” observed Matthew Hoffman, Latin American correspondent for LifeSiteNews, in a recent interview.

“This eco-theology is contrary to our faith because they’re treating man as a component of nature, a mere cog in the machine of nature, that the greater entity of nature itself is more important than man. But in Genesis, God tells us that He made the world and nature for man, for his use. Be fruitful, multiply, fill the Earth and subdue it. We’re not to harm it obviously, but we are not at the service of nature. Nature is at the service of us!”

Once we start to say that man is a component of nature, that he’s exists only to serve the Earth, meaning that he’s just one species among many and that the greater entity is nature itself, that’s pantheism, said Hoffman. This notion becomes quite dangerous, he suggested, when Man is regarded simply as a component of a greater whole, the Earth, which functions like a deity; and that if one of these components threatens the whole, then the component, Man, must be eliminated via contraception, abortion and population control by any and all means. “The anti-family agenda is implicit here,” he concluded.

And this ideological agenda has been at work for decades, he said. Striving to take Man out of the arms of Christ, out of the Truth of Christ and displacing the truth about the human relationship with nature, Leftists have sought to take our attention away from life and the family and focus us on secondary issues, to take us away from that spiritual struggle which is to be saved and to focus on the issues of the world in which he becomes a collectivist, a mere cog.

Bottom line: all the Chicken-Little alarmism, all the loud and Leftist-funded demonstrations and climate strikes and all the raging children mean that Catholics are now facing a full frontal attack on our faith. And we’re given a choice: to choose eco-socialism/global warming/climate change which constitutes another godless religion. Or choose the Lord God.

The choices couldn’t be more stark. But a funny thing seems to be happening as well. Call me cynical but I think this giant, carefully constructed, carefully mounted pick-pocketing delusion masking as a ‘true cause’ is beginning to evaporate like dew on a summer’s morning. All that noise you’re now hearing? That’s the sound of a hugely inflated bubble popping! And when the kids find out the Truth, look out!

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Paula Adamick is founding editor of The Canada Post, the newspaper serving the Canadian expat community in the United Kingdom (about 200,000 of us) from 1997 to 2012. With a BA in English and Journalism and a UK Masters degree in International Journalism, Adamick has also served as arts correspondent for The Scotsman and as a frequent contributor to The Evening Standard, and The Daily Mail (all UK) as well as to Canadian publications such as Challenge and Catholic Insight.