Funny, isn’t it?
The Religion Of Man-Made Global Warming says the polar bears are dying. But the polar bears don’t know it, and they keep multiplying.
The fact-free, empty heads of the Liberals will surely find some reason to keep believing in their false religion.
Sane people – people who get up early in the morning, go to work, care for their home and family, cook for their children and teach them to pray – keep living in the normal world, which keeps going on in its normal way whilst good-for-nothing failed students and future failures in life keep obsessing about various stupidities, making profiteers a’ la Al Gore very rich in the process.
You just can’t eliminate stupidity.
The bogus religion of earth and bogus science was dealt a deadly blow yesterday as President Trump announced his Country's exit from the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement.
The childish reaction of the bunch of morons elected by the European voters is a stunning expression of denial of the “not my President” kind. It will work in the short term as the morons try to make themselves beautiful with their moronic voters, but it is clearly doomed as reality sets in and the European industrial machinery feels the pinch of costly, idiotic regulation whilst the US industry thrives. Nor is the EU in a position to bully the EU into complying with their environ-mentalist requests as they would do with lesser Country.
It would appear the biggest loser is China, which had profited of Limp Wrist Obama to secure a position of scandalous advantage and will now rapidly lose it even as the US look very closely at their imports from China. But I do not think this reflects reality.
The biggest loser is the new cult of man made global warming, which now lies on the ground with a hole in his belly pretty much as big as the United States. It will never recover, and will die of a slow horrible death as even European corrupted elites wake up to simple economic realities. Watch the narrative slowly unravel as the European Economies are confronted with the bill of their collective stupidity.
Welcome back to environmental sanity, world.
Once again, thank God for the USA.
A great Country in the midst of idiots.
Meet the Voluntary Human Extinction Movement.
This appears to be a group of uncoordinated, or rather disorganised extremists (but you can recognise some of this in every enviro-bitch you have met, I am sure) advocating no less than the destruction of the human race in order to avoid suffering to humans and – which seems to be more important – our oh so beautiful planet.
I had to read for a long time into this before convincing myself that this is not a long, sophisticated joke. There are really people who think humans must extinct themselves in order to be friends of the planet and, in some way, humanitarian. In these people’s Hall of Fame Hitler, Lenin and Stalin can’t be very far away from the top.
The site contains snippets of involuntary humour like:
When every human chooses to stop breeding, Earth’s biosphere will be allowed to return to its former glory
Great progress will be made toward improving the quality of life on Earth by countering greed with responsibility, ignorance with education, and oppression with freedom
Making babies seems to be a blind spot in our outlooks on life.
We call The Movement VHEMT, but it’s undoubtedly been given other names throughout history. None have been recorded, as far as we know.
We know we’ll never see the day there are no human beings on the planet
and the winner of the biscuit:
we should voluntarily phase ourselves out for the good of humanity
The madness of all this beggars belief. It is not only that only the gloomiest atheist can even conceive a “solution” like this one. It is the idea of the destruction of the human race being “humanitarian” that makes one laugh out loud.
Alas, whilst I do believe that your average environ-mentalist is stupid, what is behind this thinking is very probably simple egoism.
Nowadays that everyone has an ersatz-religion in his pocket, not reproducing out of simple desire to have a bigger car, bigger house, better holidays and no fuss isn’t really uncommon. But you see, it sounds just as selfish as it is.
Therefore, it is necessary to flip this selfishness into something noble, to throw around in parties and offices. I am sure the “members” of this “movement” think it works. Alas, there is a problem with that.
They will be considered mad.
And selfish anyway.
Yes! Do it now! The earth is on the verge of a massive cooling!
Run to your A/C! Go start that car and make it run at idle! Take a holiday involving some intercontinental flight!
Global Cooling, this was the same phenomenon sold to us in apocalyptic tones when I was a boy! And then, it was sold by the same anti-Western agit-props who are now telling us we are soon going to fry, or at least get severe climate change shocks!
You know what? The best weather forecaster cannot forecast absolutely anything with a reasonable chance of success beyond a handful of days. What do we know? We know that the earth has phases in which it tends to become warmer and phases it witch it tends to become colder.
We know this because we have seen it happening in the past couple of thousand years. But how it happens, and how long each phase goes on, is as per today not in our power to predict with any accuracy.
Some things we know, though. There was a time when Greenland was so green that they called it that way. A time in which England was a reputed producer of wine. A time in which patrician palaces in England were built with porticos open to the interior, and people dressed in tunics as a matter of course.
No one fried. The world was, actually, extremely prosperous. The melted arctic ice did not flood England. The wine tasted just fine.
I do not believe anyone who tells me he can reliably forecast the climate changes in the next 100 years. But I am a Christian, and believe that Creation is good, and that anyone who thinks God created a planet that his creatures can destroy by producing perfectly natural, harmless emissions (or, in the end, by multiplying according to His command) should be seen by a doctor and watched very closely by a man dressed in white.
That would be funny. A man in white watched by another man in white.
“Mom, who is that man in white?”
“The one near the madman? It's a nurse, dear…”
The Evil Clown has found another way to keep pushing his utterly secular, environ-mentalist agenda. I hope to be the first to call “bullshit” on this. If not, I assure you I posted this as fast as I could.
Not only we have Catholic Idiot Day on 1 September, but we are also informed that we must ask forgiveness for “sins committed against the world”.
Boy, the world must be really offended. If I ask him for forgiveness very, very hard, will he forgive me? At least a bit? Eh? no? Come on, world, be a good world, give me the hand!
I remember when the Church thought Her role to save souls, not trees. Today, the very pope helps you to damn yourself as a pervert or adulterer, whilst he asks you to ask the world for forgiveness.
What a clown.
What an evil, evil clown.
I am not an expert in the matter, and I would therefore be grateful for anyone attempting a calculation of the total co2 emissions caused by the latest papal folly: an entire aeroplane of entourage and journalists flying the other side of the ocean, touring several countries and back, in order to spread more nonsense and feel a bit at home for some days. Another six weeks or so, and the exercise will be pretty much repeated…
I am also grateful for any news of the pope ordering to switch off the a/c in the residences that lodged him and his entourage. Mind, I am sure he did so (everything else would be the height of hypocrisy…), but just to be sure…
It appears to me that if it never necessary for a Pope to travel, it should be even less desirable for a pope breaking our … ears with talks of co2 emissions, air conditioners, and the like. A pope's role isn't in being seen around. He isn't an Hollywood actor, or the attraction of an itinerant circus. A pope is called to be a good Pope, and if he is that no travel is necessary; not ever, and particularly not for one who tweets and blabbers with journalists every time he isn't eating, or in the bathroom.
No, it is not necessary for Francis to travel. But he seems to like it a lot, and stuff the emissions…
This is not only a pope unprecedented in his hypocrisy. This is a Pope unprecedented in the arrogance of putting his hypocrisy in front of the whole world and not caring for it one bit. “Hey, I am the Pope”, is the clear implied message, “and I do whatever I want, because I can. ¿Está claro?”
How I miss old Benedict…
On June 18 the new encyclical about the Environment will be released, for the joy of mainstream plate-licking journalists and bloggers and the laugh of the sane part of the planet.
My forecasts below. If I am right, you read it here first!
1. It will be very long. If you write rubbish, at least write a lot of it. It will impress the simple. The “apostolic exhortation” aptly called “I will make you sleep”, or the like, is a very bad omen.
2. It will be full of the tritest, most populist slogans about the rich damaging the poor by ruining the environment, and the like. New socialist or environmentalist commandments, or at least socialist and environmentalist capital sins, might be invented, or it might be discovered they were there already. There will be an awful lot of Socialist propaganda mixed with the environ-madness. Francis isn't one known for restraint on that matter. He will use the occasion.
3. It will, on the whole, espouse the cause of the environ-mentalists in full, and contain a lot of pseudo-science simply taken for granted. If you thought that the recent visit of thinking scientists and the revision it triggered would have the effect of the madness being taken away, you can abandon all hope now: the short delay clearly means there has been no more than some cosmetic adjustment and removal and the most scandalous phrases. On the whole, the encyclical will continue to stink. Which, it being rubbish, is fairly obvious.
4. It will contain images of speech and rhetorical flourishes of the stupidest sort, like the environment being “poor”, or the Apostles being the first environmentalists, and the like. The Holy Ghost will be credited with an environmental awareness never suspected before. The gullible will swallow it whole. I am very curious to see what the Frankie Boys will come up with.
5. It will either contain, or imply, the idea that this new “orientation” is Very Big News in the history of the Church, as the Holy Ghost has now decided we use the kettle far too much. Cue an entire army of faggots explaining to us how the Church now “modernises her thinking”. How do they say that in Italy? Oh, yes: aggiornamento. Francis, the Historic Renewer. Francis, the Enviro-Pioneer. Francis, the Eco-Marx.
6. It will be earth-related. Supernatural aspects will only be abused to serve the Enviro-Socialist propaganda. If you consume too much energy you don't love Jesus. Rubbish like that.
6. It will embarrass Francis' memory for all times to come. Future generations will be astonished at the childishness and stupidity. They will not know most of the “off-the-cuff” comments, therefore they will meet this madness unprepared.
“But Mundabor! Mundabor! How can you criticise the encyclical without even reading it?”
Heavens! Where do you live, on Mars? Did you need Hitler to release the Nuremberg Laws in order to know they were complete rubbish? No, you didn't. You knew what kind of chap Hitler was and you knew what the work was about.
A Pope is playing environmental prophet, and you think anything less than horrible may come out of it? Don't make me laugh…
A propos laugh, prepare yourself for many,long ones. It's the healthiest reaction. And the best treatment for the Evil Clown.
Gotta love Rick Santorum’s shameless way of ignoring reality… when it’s convenient to him.
The man has now (rightly so, I add) criticised Pope Francis for playing scientist without being one.
There is a problem, though: this is the same man on record for saying of a Trannie that if he thinks he is a woman, “then he is a woman”; a statement whose very English reveals its blatant absurdity, but which Santorum thought convenient to make because it helps his credentials among those who accept or promote perversion. Ah, and that he would “support” a “marrying” pervert should also not remain unsaid.
Santorum is obviously unwilling to see the glaring contradiction here: a Pope is not allowed to play scientist; but a man is even allowed to play woman and Santorum will say to him that he is a woman just for saying so.
A double standard that applies logic only when it is convenient, and leaves it out in the most stupid (and impious) of ways when being logical become uncomfortable.
Can’t wait for Santorum bid to go down in flames.
There are enough Judas around as it is.
On the “mainstream” blog “First Things” there is an excellent article from a Maureen Mullarkey about the latest blunder of The Most Astonishing Hypocrite In Church History (TMAHICH) and, expanding from that, the clownesque, stupid, socialist, godless, self-centred boundless egotism of the man. Follow the link as long as you can. Kudos to Rorate for making us aware of the article.
In case the blog post be taken down, below are some of the pearls. Emphases mine.
Handwriting has been on the wall along the Viale Vaticano from the get-go. At the beginning of his pontificate, Francis revealed himself to be fastidiously attuned to image. He refused to give communion in public ceremonies lest he be photographed giving the sacrament to the wrong kind of sinner. So, when he agreed to pose between two well-known environmental activists and brandish an anti-fracking T-shirt, we believed what we saw.
It was a portentous image. Press toads hopped to their keyboards to correct the evidence of our lying eyes. Francis was neither for nor against fracking, you see. Nothing of the sort. He was simply using a photo-op to assert blameless solidarity with the victims of ecological injustice. (Both a decisive definition of such injustice and its particular victims went unspecified.)
If that restyling were true, then the more fool Francis. But Francis is not a fool. He is an ideologue and a meddlesome egoist. His clumsy intrusion into the Middle East and covert collusion with Obama over Cuba makes that clear. Megalomania sends him galloping into geopolitical—and now meteorological—thickets, sacralizing politics and bending theology to premature, intemperate policy endorsements.
Francis serves an environmentalist mindset that, unlike the traditional ethos of conservation, views man as a parasite (Western man in Francis’ marxisant variant) and understands wealth in pre-modern terms as a zero-sum game. It discards the West’s great discovery—realization that wealth can be created. The endgame is transfer of wealth from productive nations to unproductive ones.
Orthodox environmentalism resents human sovereignty over the earth we inhabit. It begrudges ingenuity in the transactions we invent with nature and with each other. Its radical form, which beckons Francis and Vatican academics, is atavistic, even animist. Discount the gospel gloss. What matters is the spectacle of the Church imitating the world by justifying political agendas based on still-contended data and half-baked Gramscian dogma.
First Thing is a “mainstream” Catholic presence, with all the problems of the case. The author of the blog post indicates an emerging trend: more and more of those who have been very reserved, or shall we say innocuous, towards Francis are losing patience in front of continuous provocations, of the obscene show of a man revealing himself more and more as clearly obsessed with his own persona, and utterly subversive in his own way of thinking and acting. I add to this an evident childishness in radicalising his rhetoric as his bogus science and economics (let alone theology) are criticised more and more widely.
It’s getting far too much even for the mainstream; far, far too much, and there are voices who say this loud and clear.
Enough. Enough. Enough.
Ideologue. Meddlesome egotist. Megalomaniac. Theology bender. Gramscian dogmatist.
Yep. Maureen Mullarkey got it about right.
The signals are multiplying the Bishop of Rome might be about to join the ranks of Environ-Mentalism. Which, considering the man, isn't much of a surprise.
Now: everyone loves kitten, beautiful sunsets, and the environment; I have also never heard anyone saying we should have more smog and less forests. Where I start having a huge problem is when either of these two situations happen:
1. The BoR think he can take Jesus as hostage to say that Capitalism is so very bad because it “damages the environment”. Can't remember a single word of Jesus about that. If I have missed it, for two thousand years Christians have happily been doing the same, wisely using the world God has made for them instead of thinking that they are the problem, and the Earth pretty much the main object of Christ's concern. Can't wait for some clerical faggot telling us it is against the “spirit” of Jesus' teaching to eat meat.
Flash news: one day, not one planet will exist anymore. But not one soul that has ever been created will cease to exist. This gives some idea about God's priorities. Yes, we need the planet, and we prefer a beautiful planet. But the Planet is there to serve us, not the other way round.
This Maradiaga-UN-Francis attitude is a socialism, or anti-capitalism, via the backdoor and with the excuse of Christianity. It is a further step towards taking heaven out of Christianity and making of it a man-made religion meant to satisfy purely earthly concerns and desires, and stupid ones at that. This attitude is so like Francis, that I consider it very probable that the announced Encyclical about the “environment” will touch upon this subject in the accustomed superficial, populist, and utterly stupid manner.
2. The BoR (in hypothesis) rapes Christianity to the point of even taking stance in favour of the “man-made global warming” theory; which besides having been showed a ridiculous scam for retarded children meant to feed an army of “scientists” with tenures and privileges has also been, until some years ago, a favourite weapon of the modern champagne Viet Cong troops. The BoR would certainly reach new depths of ridicule if he were to lend what credibility he has left to his office to this sectarian, protocommunist, nutcase, utterly un-scientific madness.
Only an Atheist can think men could destroy the Earth, God's creation. Only an idiot could think God's Creation has a massive planning deficit and is now endangered by… more souls being born, and these souls living more prosperous lives. Only a very naive person fails to recognise in the corruption in the Third World – particularly Africa – the main reason of them remaining “third world”.
I wonder if Bergoglio has any faith left in him. All his thinking and acting squares perfectly – but the very rare speeches in front of a specialised audience – with an atheist, and very socialist, view of the world.
We will see what the Encyclical Letter contains; but it seems difficult to think a Pope who surrounds himself with the likes of Cardinal Maradiaga can write or think anything even vaguely intelligent on the subject.
The exploitation of Christianity to push a secular agenda is always a shame. The exploitation of Christianity to push a sectarian ideology for sandal-wearers and assorted pot-smokers is an even bigger shame. But the support of a Pontiff for such madness would, in this particular Shame Contest, certainly take the biscuit.
“No one saves oneself. The community is essential”.
This is, alas, Francis tweeting.
The tweet is a good example of his papacy: senseless waffle, 100% Catholicism-free, that confuses the faithful and means either nothing or something very bad, but it certainly sounds cool among the uninstructed, the teens and the stupid.
Promptly, 5825 people with no clue retweet, and 5,290 put this sugary sounding rubbish among the “favourites”. I can imagine the excited girlie talk: “I have just favourited the Pope!”. “I have retweeted him! Isn't he sooo cool?”. “Yeah! totally wicked, totally!”.
So: what does this nonsense mean? One of three, I would say:
1. Nothing. It sounds good, though. “Community” sells. Can you feel the fluffy feeling? We are the world, we are the children…
2. We must help each other. When we help each other and the environment we will earn salvation because we have been so supportive of one another, and of the environment; and we know already from Francis that God always forgives, but Nature will frock you very hard if you displease her, and she will not forgive you at all. Cool tweet, then. So Pelagian.
3. We need the Church to be saved, because there is no salvation outside of the Church. But wait, let us not say “Church”. It's so controversial. Muslims and Jews could get angry and say I am not inclusive. I can't do that. Particularly now that I am getting “man of the year” awards like it's going out of fashion, and the Dalai Lama is green with envy. So, let me find an inclusive word instead; one that faithful of every religion and none will find acceptable. Oh, yes, “community” will do admirably. “The community is essential”. Ok, only God saves in the end, and there is no salvation outside of the Church. I know that, so it's all fine. Hey, I am a son of the Church, no? No problem then: “community” it is.
And so Francis tweets, or approves of, this nonsense. Hundreds of thousands, most of them clearly as Catholic as my cat, read in it the only thing it is possible to read: we, the brave community of the inclusive, help each other to salvation – whatever that means, and without excluding those for whom it doesn't mean anything – by being so inclusive, fighting against “H8”, and loving the Polar Bear Cub.
Nothing to do with Catholicism, of course. But then again so is most of what Francis says. Predictably, the heathenish crowds are extremely pleased. Archbishops – or archdioceses – start to retweet. Because it's so smart.
Mind, I do not say Pope should necessarily not tweet. But if they really want to tweet, and if they really care for the job description, Twitter could be a wonderful instrument to spread the Truth in a crystal clear manner.
“There is no salvation outside of the Church” is, say, a sentence wonderfully fit for tweeting and, in stark contrast to the tweet at the beginning of this post, actually Catholic. Many such brutally Catholic and brutally true messages could be sent through a medium like Twitter. The slanderous insults would have no end, giving another beautiful example of world hating the Truth. The number of those who follow the Pope because they are at least honest enough to know he will write uncomfortable things would probably also rise.
But you see: he wouldn't be popular. He would be hated and vilified. That's just not Francis, the ringmaster of Circus Bergoglio.
“Community” it is, then.
I remember very well my sadness at the rapid disappearance – and most people said: inevitable extinction – of the traditional mechanical wristwatch in favour of the new quartz one. It seemed to me an entire world was dying, and an entire planet was embracing a soulless technology and killing the beauty, the magic and, yes, the poetry of craftsmanship. Small firms – then – like Blancpain and Chronoswiss decided this was too stupid, and the surrender to the power of quartz by no means unavoidable. They started producing watches for people who love beauty, and do not live by the second. This was the turning of the tide. A few years later, the mechanical wristwatch was already established as the timepiece at the wrist of the discerning – if, back then, pretty solvent – man of taste. Today, mass production of perfectly affordable, excellent mechanical wristwatches is all but back, and back with a vengeance in terms of general quality and value for money.
Then there was the matter with Communism. Once progressing all over Africa, rolling over vast part of Asia, heavily influencing South America and even infecting many countries in Western Europe, its advancement seemed unstoppable. In those years, the US administration spoke of “containment” of Communism, as if a tsunami was obviously coming their way and the only thing they could do was to avoid being flattened by the impact. Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher changed all this. In my eyes, Reagan’s election was the turning of the tide. Ten years later, Communism was all but bankrupt.
Then there was the “global warming” craze, by 2006 the pet ideal of the stupid and by 2008 clearly advanced to State Religion in countries like the UK. A few people kept swimming against this immense tide, unafraid. I mention here the Cato Institute with its brilliant work, and most of all an homosexual, Proto-communist, far leftist environmentalist with the rare courage to recognise he had been completely wrong all the time: Bjorn Lomborg, the author of “The Sceptical Environmentalist”. Lomborg was persecuted for years, as the Climate Mafia tried to deprive him of income and dignity. He was, last time I look, vindicated, and the new religion was – thanks also to new taxes, heavily challenging the masses who are only in favour of “good causes” when they do not have to pay for it – dead and buried by 2011. This time, the turning of the tide was, even, exceptionally fast.
Another tide is now turning: abortion. One must be blind not to see that what seemed only twenty years ago an unchangeable “new reality” all over the West, but particularly in Western Europe, is now crumbling under the pressure of a new generation of people not ready to accept murder as a way to solve a problem, and not willing to swallow the tales of the self-serving murderesses. This was a slow turning, and it will unfold very slowly in the other direction; but it’s undeniably there. What changed matters here is more difficult to point out. The army of aging women haunted by abortions committed decades before certainly played a significant role; the demographic also helped; the beautiful work of John Paul II was without doubt another big factor. This was a very slow turning, but I don’t think any Cuomo or Obama will be able to do anything against it.
And then there is another tide, that has not turned yet: Sodomy. As perverts and their helpers advance in the Western countries and try to have perversions recognised as human right, a strong opposition develops. Russia, under Putin’s guide, exposes the West’s godless stupidity with admirable energy, and may it long last. Many African countries refuse the drink the homosexual Kool-aid. Resistance develops in countries like France. I am under no illusion that the turning of the tide will come soon here. Rather, years of bitter fight await us. I am also afraid it will get worse before it gets better, as I see Italy unable to resist to the new wave of sugary goodism, and rapidly advancing towards legal protection of sodomy under the benevolent look of the “who am I to judge” Pope. It will get worse before it gets better, but when it gets better it will be because of those who have not shut up when it was very bad; and if we were to shut up now, who knows when it will become better.IN the matter of sodomy, I think the wake-up call will come when the children “adopted” by them will turn up to be victim of sexual abuses in percentages unknown among heteros. Unless, of course, by that time things will be bad enough that no one will be able to see the problem in the first place. hey, if forty years ago anyone had told me one day sodomy would be celebrated, I’d had laughed out loud, too.
Still, let us not lose courage, and let us stay in good spirits.
The same as for the watches, communism, global warming and abortion, one day this tide will turn, too.
It has been often observed – famously, by G K Chesterton – that when people stop believing in God, they start believing in pretty much everything else.
The fact is, on the one hand man has a need for belonging to some sort of faith (from the football club, to the political affiliation); on the other hand, a non indifferent part of the human race has an irrepressible desire to: a) feel that they are “good” and b) let you know it.
Again, as in Italian this is particularly obvious to me, because in Anglo-Saxon countries you see things whose existence you would not easily justify in Italy.
The invasion of vegetarians is an example. In country when people believe in God, they know animals are there to give us nourishment, and no one has a problem with a cow landing on his plate at dinner. Until 20 years ago, the infrastructure for vegetarians did not even exist, and those of that “faith” (foreigners, of course) not only had huge problems in following their creed, but were invariably followed by the mockery of the Italians: nice people, but people full of common sense, and not really into the “sensitive” thing.
It got worse of course, and now you have “vegans”, and even “fruitarians”, and who knows how many other varieties. I wonder whether they think they are better than Jesus? Still, I wouldn’t say vegetarianism damages the economy, and what they do not spend at the butcher they will probably spend in other activities like, say, clothes from stress-free sheep and the like.
Then there are the animal welfare nutcases, another category simply non-existent where people believe in God. These can reach such level of fanaticism to wage personal wars of terror against scientists involved in medical research involving animals, to the point that the attractiveness of such locations and careers was seriously ut into question, which was the stated aim of the animal nazis. As a result, the destruction of valuable know-how and a great damage to the UK as a location for medical research was before us, before Government and justice finally opened their eyes and started to seriously deal with their terrorism.
But then there is another category of “faithful” which is even more dangerous: the environmentalists. The latter are ready to believe that the world is going to the dogs the day after tomorrow, and that this is because of all those who have all they can’t afford. As a result, they proceed to the strangulation of the economy which produces the wealth they are so painfully excluded from (make no mistake: the dominant sin of the environmentalist is most often envy) and at the same time put themselves on the pedestal as the examples everyone should follow. A bit like the “occupy” people; but washed, and without the rapists.
These people seriously damage the economy, pressing for the political power to put burdens on the economy to try to reach elusive, fully unrealistic and, most of all, cretinous target of co2 emissions. Only look at the damage made in places like California, where a spate of environ-mentalist legislation has caused a great exodus of manufacturing industry, certainly not a problem for people thinking you can leave of biological chocolate cake production but a problem for all those with a brain in their heads.
The same we have seen, in a not less dramatic way, in the UK. Record taxation on fuel (justified with the necessity to “save the planet”) which is now seriously damaging small entrepreneurs, increasing taxation on flights (always to save the planet) and even the absolutely mad attempt of the former mayor of London, “Jim Beam” Livingstone, to tax 20% of the car park £25 pounds a day with the excuse of the “Chelsea tractors” suddenly killing the planet all show what happens when people stop believing in God and starts believing in the next madness which lets them feel oh so good, or less of a failure. In the end all these “isms” (vegetarianism, environmentalism, animal welfare activism) can be traced to the same root, a lack of faith in God which creates the need for new religions.
One day, of course, people slowly begin to wake up and decide they will not be the hostage of a minority of idiots, happily used by the government to increase taxation without too much opposition.Beautiful, but the damage is already done, and the idiots are already thinking what problems they can make next.
Contrast this with Italy: compared with the UK, to all intents and purposes no vegetarians, no vegans, no fruitarians, no environmentalists, no animalism nutcases, no vocal homonazis and feminazis. Just normal people, really. People who will not hesitate to tell one he has a screw loose, and will laugh at the accusation of being “insensitive”. Of Course Italians aren’t perfect (no, not even I 😉 ) and I could talk with you very long about the structural issue in the Italian way off thinking. But this kind of fanaticism is, at least, blessedly absent.
This is because o the whole, Italy still is a solidly Christian country, not much appreciative of alternative religions.
Unless it is to have a laugh.
One of the problems of hereditary office is that you risk to have someone in office who is a total moron, but still more or less entitled to the office because of birth. Whilst several ways have been historically devised to deal with the problem – a stupid or cowardly King would have had a great deal of trouble in keeping the loyalty of his influential subjects, and would have run a constant risk of being sent to an early grave – the matter has become more evident as the hereditary office has become less important or, as in the case in question, irrelevant to all intents and purposes – with the exception, perhaps, of a bit of pomp and circumstance.
Here in the United Kingdom, the British subjects are living a very special drama now, with the increasingly more disquieting realisation that a moron of stellar proportions is to become, very probably, the King one day.
Said moron has given today another example of his astonishing lack of basic intelligence, by letting the world know that the human race risks to cause its own extinction. Now, if said heir to the throne had had an intelligence higher than the one of a seven-years-old child, he would have known that as Defender of the Faith – what he will be called to be – he is just attacking the faith he is supposed to defend if he thinks that Jesus might be fooled by those little human beings, who are simply faster than Him and deprive Him of the Last Judgment he has promised, and all this out of sheer unwillingness to listen to a moron. No gnashing of teeth anymore, no Judge coming down from the same direction whence he went on Ascension day. “From thence He shall come, to find the planet inhabited”, says the Creed of the Royal Moron. I wonder if even the other Head Moron, Al Gore, would show such basic lack of common Christian sense.
As things are, the probable end of the already rather weakened monarchy in this Country can be avoided only in one of three ways:
a) the Prince of Wales makes all of us a favour and extinguishes himself in an environmentally friendly way by kicking the royal bucket before his long-suffering mother; this reduces Co2 emissions, too;
b) the Prince of Wales refuses the Crown for some reason particular to him – say, that it is not made of hemp as he requested; or that he is not allowed to become the Defender of the Friends of Biggus Dickus, see video above -, or
c) that the Privy Council decides that the man is too much of an idiot even for a role who doesn’t require anything more than smiling and kissing the odd child, and decide to offer the Crown to the infinitely more representative, popular and reliable William for manifest lack of suitability – and brains – of the first in line.
On days like this, it feels so good to have been born in a Republic.
This man – apparently rather well-known; my bad for ignoring his existence, I suppose – is so endowed with common sense and strict reasoning, that I couldn’t believe that he is a Jesuit. I can easily imagine that he will feel very much in the minority among his confreres. Be it as it may, Fr James V Schall has written such a good piece on redistributing wealth, that yours truly couldn’t resist the temptation to spread the sanity.
The arguments are not new, and in fact by reading classics of factual information and common sense like the excellent “The Sceptical Environmentalist” (written, mind you, by a leftist homosexual activist, not yours truly’s favourite kind) one would be perfectly informed about pretty much every one of them. What is notable here is that these arguments are expressed in such a beautiful, pithy way and that they come from, of all people, a Jesuit. Every day a new lesson…
Enjoy some of the most brilliant quotes I have chosen, but I encourage you to enjoy this very short article in full.
Because someone is rich, it does not follow that he is therefore greedy. A poor man is free to be both greedy and envious.
The primary causes of wealth production are brains, effort, and virtue.
At first sight, the oft-repeated lament that the world’s goods need to be “redistributed” for the benefit of the poor seems logical. Usually behind this apparently innocent approach is the idea of the limitation of the world’s “goods.”
Ecology is potentially the best thing ever to have happened to socialism and absolutism, as their advocates realize.
Do we worry about the oil supply for the good folks, if there be any, in AD 4678? in AD 7842? in AD 11369?
America was said to be overcrowded when Columbus discovered it
Suppose, when oil or coal were first discovered that they were defined by some early save-the-earth politician.
If we really want to help the poor to become not poor, the first thing we must do is stop talking of “redistribution,” which is, at bottom, a branch of envy theory. We have to look elsewhere, at innovation, thrift, incentive, proportionate justice, virtue, markets, culture, and growth.
If we really are concerned with the poor, talk of “redistribution” is not worthy of us.
One really doesn’t know in which world one lives anymore.
It would appear than in the otherwise rather nice community of Encinitas, in California, some workers have made a mosaic of a “surfing Madonna”.
What is more disconcerting of this exercise is that the “work” has been executed by people whose intent was, clearly, not the one of being disrespectful. That their Catholicism is – or has become – a pale shadow of what it should be is very clearly shown by the real message the “artists” want to spread, to wit: “save the ocean”.
This would be just another episode of new age cum environmentalism stunt, mixing what is most sacred with a vague concept that the ocean be, in a way, sacred or, which is equally absurd, in danger of being destroyed. But the problem here is, as I see it, that this is not the work of people who have heard about the Blessed Virgin from the Los Angeles Times or MTV, but from people who truly should know better. They have depicted Mary praying with a rosary and are, therefore, somewhat acquainted with the utter respect and reverence with which everything concerning the Blessed Virgin must be treated.
Unsurprisingly, this being California, someone thought this something truly useful or not irreverent.
Even less surprising, this always being California, the local authorities have decided to have the “work” appraised, at the cost for the taxpayer of $ 2,000. Then they complain that they drown in an ….. ocean of debts. You don’t say?
Technically, says the author of the article, this is a graffiti.
Religiously, says the author of this blog, this is utter lack of reverence, a hijacking of the Blessed Virgin for a cretinous environ-mentalist message, and utter banalisation of what is sacred.
I wonder what the “artists” who have done this will think next: Jesus attacking a nuclear plant with a “Greenpeace” banner perhaps?
In Italy they say that “the mother of the idiot is always pregnant”.
How right they are.
The impression caused by the Papal visit is still hovering over Catholic things here in the United Kingdom, as can be seen in the stream of press articles it continues to generate. Still – and as it is only natural – the impact of the visit will soon disappear from the media radar screen. When this happens, the attention will be once again monopolised from the usual actors of the British Catholic arena.
In this contribution on the Catholic Herald, William Oddie points out to an interesting (if foreseeable) phenomenon: the warping of Pope Benedict’s message to suit the agenda of those who don’t like him and work against him.
The dynamic is interesting: the online version of the magazine (more short-lives and news like, so to speak, as it is in the nature of the medium) takes an openly anti-Papal stance; the paper version corrects this, but still makes of Pope Benedict the paladin of the distortions the Tablet also pursues: socialism, environmentalism, third-worldism.
This is, I am afraid, the destiny of everyone who is popular: even his covert enemies will be forced to say that they like them and will try to pursue their own agenda by saying that, hey, what they say is exactly what the popular guy thinks.
We have already seen a particularly shameless example in our disgraceful Archbishop of Westminster implying that Pope Benedict has suddenly decided to re-align himself with his own (Nichols’) position on sexual perversions. Oddie’s article gives just another example of what might become a big fashion.
No doubt, before long the Pope who has criticised environmentalism – seen as a new and false religion – will be praised sky-high as an environmentalist icon by the very same people whom he has criticised, whilst the Pope who has bravely said that it is perfectly legitimate for Catholics to have different opinions about the Iraq War will no doubt be elected to Prince Of Pacifists by all those interested in propagating such a lie.
Everyone wants to align behind Pope Benedict. Even those who want to stab him.