Environmentalism – a killing religion 4

The religion of Environmentalism is killing people.

An ideology that requires everyone to conform to it; that nothing can disprove, so depends on faith and not reason; that has a priesthood of persons who may not be contradicted without accusations of heresy; that exacts human sacrifice, is a mysticism, a religion. And Environmentalism is just such an ideology.

Daniel Greenfield tells the story of its human victims in Britain, and warns Americans of what is coming to them too. We quote from the article at his website Sultan Knish:

8,000 people die in the UK every year due to what is being called “Fuel Poverty”. Fuel Poverty is a trendy term for those who can’t afford to heat their home because all the solar panels and windmills, the coal bans and the wars on fracking have made it too expensive for people not to freeze to death. …

The family that has to choose between feeding their children or being able to drive to work and heat their home is not a talking point; they are the new Kulaks, the victims of an ideological activist policy that is killing innocent people for the Green greater good of the environment.

Stalin killed millions to industrialize the Soviet Union, the Green Left is preparing to kill millions to deindustrialize North America, Europe and Australia. It’s already doing it.

Clean energy has become the new Communism, an ideological program that can never be achieved, but for which we must all strive no matter how many die all along the way. …

Americans complaining about high gas and oil prices can buckle up because that is only a taste of what is coming this way. …

The Obama agenda isn’t to make energy prices affordable, it’s to make them so horribly impossible to afford that we’ll use less energy.

Fuel poverty is the agenda here and we know that’s so because he told us so:

We can’t drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times and then just expect that other countries are going to say ok …

If somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can; it’s just that it will bankrupt them because they’re going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that’s being emitted. That will also generate billions of dollars that we can invest in solar, wind, biodiesel and other alternative energy approaches.

That doesn’t mean Obama can’t heat the White House at 72 degrees or Hawaii level temperatures. It means that you can’t do it. That’s what fuel poverty really means. …

The only thing that can end fuel poverty is cheap energy and that is what the left is dead set against.

Which is the real reason so many lefties oppose the Keystone pipeline which would bring oil from Canada.

Yet oddly enough there was a time when people were able to heat their homes and drive their cars … and afford to eat. That brief golden period was stomped out by the friends of the working class, who knew how urgent it was to make life harsh and miserable and who are busy finding ways to make it even worse.

All this is for the greater good. Someone’s greater good anyway. …

If the US or the UK are to embrace the living standards of Africa as Prince Charles would like us to, they will also embrace its mortality rates. A reduction in the standard of living at this scale and on such a comprehensive level amounts to mass murder.

The Soviet Union killed millions for its ideology. The Western left has only begun and the day will come when a few thousand pensioners dead in their homes will be weighed as the smallest part of their toll.

  • philbest

    There is another factor at work in the UK, which is similar in its causes (the Green religion) and its effects. The UK enacted in 1947, a “Town and Country Planning system” very like the “Smart Growth” ideology that is popular today. By 1984, Cheshire and colleagues at the LSE found that the price of land per square foot in UK cities was between 120 and 325 times higher than in benchmark comparison US cities with no urban fringe growth
    constraints.

    This has probably only got worse. As the annual Demographia Housing
    Affordability reports discuss, the UK’s house price median multiples by
    city range from around 5 to 9+; all severely unaffordable,
    California-esque price levels; this is though, for housing with around
    1/4 the floor space and 1/16 the land space per person, of affordable US
    cities (and in fact worse than all other OECD countries including
    Japan).

    This is “averages”, though. The impact of urban land rationing falls
    most severely on the people at the bottom end of the market. Higher
    income people can buy themselves more space, even including gardens,
    lawns, swimming pools, tennis courts, multi-car garages, and of course
    spacious actual structures. Every extra consumption of land by higher
    income earners forces lower income earners to endure commensurately less
    space than average.

    Urban economics 100 years ago was quite clear about “monopoly”
    economic rent; this is what clearly exists in the UK (and increasingly
    in other nations cities where they have been suckered by “Smart Growth”
    type policies). What this means is that people are paying “what they
    absolutely have to” for space, rather than the price that competitive
    markets can supply them at, which is what we see in affordable US
    cities, and used to see in many other developing countries too. Larger
    and larger housing on larger and larger lots, for the same or lower
    share of income. “Monopoly rent” reverses this process.

    I think this is actually the number one moral challenge of this
    generation – we would not stand for “monopoly rent” in necessities of
    life such as milk and bread; why should we accept it in housing? The
    solution is not Marxism (“smart growth” may be a Trojan Horse for it
    just as Obamacare may be a Trojan Horse for a government-run
    single-payer health system), it is market freedom and the rejection of
    “Smart Growth”.

    In the below comment on another forum, I posted some links to
    articles that illustrate the logical end-game of the UK’s system;
    symptoms like these are coming to your city soon, courtesy of “Smart
    Growth”:

    http://www.macrobusiness.com.au/2014/02/is-a-housing-bubble-like-a-tardis/#comment-320045

  • liz

    Oh yes, and don’t forget Obama proudly announcing that the price of electricity was going to skyrocket. And if old people freeze to death so much the better, it will save the death panels the trouble of denying them health care. But that doesn’t mean they’re not caring and compassionate!
    No, it’s all for the greater good, of course, and an appropriate penance for the sins of the white racist capitalists.

  • Frank

    George Carlin had this to say about it

    George Carlin – Saving the planet

  • Azgael

    Yup and the brain dead in those countries keep voting them in…the end game for the left is genocide, billions dead, and back to the stone age for humanity, we can’t allow that to happen we have to exterminate them ALL first before we end up 5000 years back in the past living in caves eating algae cakes, while the select few “elites” feast on lobsters and beef.