Deep Green Environmentalism as a Driver of the Global Takeover
Meandering Thoughts on the "Green on the Outside, Red on the Inside" Nature of the Technocratic Movement, a Few Related Essays, and the Dumbed Down Schizophrenia of our Times
Those of you who have been in the libertarian movement for a long time may have heard the phrase, “Green on the Outside, Red on the Inside” to describe environmentalists as pinko commies underneath the green exterior. Watermelons, if you will.
This phrase is fun for contrarians like me to utter, and there’s certainly something to it despite its attempted dismissal by academics, though I resist the oversimplified characterization of the current attempted totalitarian global takeover as purely communist or fascist. We’re dealing with some new hybrid of both, including substantial influence from the religious dogma of unwavering belief in the correctness of so-called technical and scientific experts, that some have come to call technocracy. This “expertise” which we are not supposed to question encompasses medical and environmental issues, among others.
Two good Substack essays appeared in my feed this morning regarding the attempted top-down, centrally planned re-engineering of our relationship to fuel and the food supply for the sake of “saving the planet.” Whatever “peak resource” crises may naturally exist, there’s no denying that authorities are busy exacerbating them.
I suspect that economic warfare and famine have the capacity to kill a lot more than mRNA injection gunk. Of course, the former two can be used to coerce the latter. Maybe that’s the point, as Mike Yeadon has been saying all along.
I earned two graduate degrees from SUNY-ESF, which self-describes as “the oldest and most distinguished institution in the United States that focuses on the study of the environment.” You can see from the list of offered degrees including “Paper Engineering” that it’s an eminently practical place, situated pretty close to the Adirondacks with multiple research stations up there since its founding in 1911.
As a proud “stumpie” (third definition down in the Urban Dictionary) who is still using the coffee mug I got at orientation 24 years ago, I’m not immune to the concept of peak resources.
And while I do not believe that innovation can solve every problem, I can conversely recognize propaganda and solution-avoidance when I see it, as a graduate from a university with an eminently practical outlook where a talk by someone like Paul Erlich probably would have been widely criticized 20 years ago. As a corollary, I sat through a lecture in Illick Hall by Lyn Margulis somewhere circa 2003, and her ideas re: Gaia certainly weren’t accepted uncritically at the time just because of endosymbiont theory.
Of course, I can’t discount that I loved to think and move among controversial ideas and ideologies at the time. Twenty years ago I was exploring environmentalism and Ayn Rand at the same time, so I don’t doubt that I could be projecting some of my capacity for open-mindedness, curiosity, and critical thinking on others.
Still, the shift toward paranoid schizophrenic hysteria and goalpost-shifting should be self-evident to anyone who has been following these conversations for at least a couple of decades, because we used to be focused on practical solutions for cleaning up pollution, increasing primary productivity, increasing CO2 sequestration, increasing energy production, etc. Discussion about decentralization of nuclear technology, even amongst undergrads, was a “thing” back then. Almost nobody seriously entertained totally radical, deep green Erlich-ian ideas like 90% population reduction.
By and large, we were interested in ideas and practical solutions to problems. Not religious dogma.
But the current environment feels entirely schizophrenic on every level in our society. In fact, John Carter has just written an excellent piece dissecting this problem of “whether the rampant weirdness and fuckery of clown world is an emergent consequence of a severely maladaptive society, or a deliberate imposition by malign influences operating from the shadows on high.”
I always enjoy “John’s” mesmerizing prose and intellectual prowess, even if I think his capacity for flirting with ideas which I find anti-life are terrifying. I follow him with a side-eye suspecting that his capacity at role-playing the evil villain is an outgrowth of his INTJ-ish personality. (Takes one to know one. I wanted to play the Wicked Witch of the West in my high school musical, rather than being seated where I was, in in the pit band with my french horn. *sigh*)
I digress. Back to our current schizophrenic times. Just take germ and terrain theory. People on both sides are so utterly ignorant of the literature that not only does one side hold that germs don’t cause disease at all, the other fails to recognize the role of host health in disease incidence and severity. And both are ignorant of at least one fact far more interesting: that a deadly infection or the immune response thereto, can be curative of life-threatening, non-infectious disease (if it doesn’t kill you first).
The religious indoctrination of deep green environmentalism is no less absurd, but unfortunately in so many cases it has been successful, because you can encounter highly educated Zoomers who think “everyone will be dead in 50 years from climate change.”
My BS detector for religious propaganda that is designed to terrify is well-honed, because when I was 12, I sat through an absurd propaganda film one week-night in church youth group, showing people being led up to a guillotine as a result of not having accepted Jesus as savior in enough time. The rapture had happened, so the only way to salvation now was to get your head chopped off.
Fortunately, people I know who believed that the End Times were nigh a couple of decades ago are now drinking wine with dinner. The question is how long the current environmentalist madness (at the root of so much NWO-WEF-WHO-UN global control freakism) will take in order to reduce in virulence.
When highly educated people do this much context-dropping and believe this much bullshit, the only thing that can bring them back to earth is real-world pain, and lots of it.
Unfortunately, I think that is a process that is going to take awhile.
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