With its own pieties, roster of saints and sinners, the climate movement, is becoming “the religion of choice for urban atheists. ” ... They may see themselves as avant-garde, but the greens have perhaps more in common with feudal clerics than they might suspect. Feudalism developed in an economic environment of extreme scarcity, something also embraced by greens.
Like the medieval church, the green movements benefits from enormous support from the wealthiest and most well-established elements in society. No surprise then that what is preached for the masses—for example tough restrictions on driving or energy consumption—rarely apply to or impact the well off and well-connected...
Like messianic preachers from the old religions, many climate activists, like medieval clerics, see human greed as the root of evil. They also look to impose penance through such things as not eating meat, something both older Catholics and aging hippies could recall with nostalgia. Perhaps less appealing, climate activists often follow procedures common to the Inquisition, from taking dissenters to court to seeking to banish different ideas even by legal means. ..
Many greens have as little use for democracy or impartiality as would the Catholic Church of the 11th century; many see authoritarian regimes, like China, as better suited to meeting climate change than our querulous democracy.
Like the millenarians who feared the imminence of the “Final Judgement,” many greens oppose baby-making as a way to mitigate the evil of human existence.
Laura Ingraham to Johnson: 'Do you really think they should be put in jail?'
Brad Johnson: 'I mean, if they are lying deliberately and causing harm to other people.'
Laura Ingraham: 'This whole town, most people would be in jail. If it’s just climate — if it’s across the board, maybe I’ll take you up on that.'
Marc Morano: 'Brad does not want to allow dissent and he claims that solar and wind are ready to burst on and make all this money and take over our energy. If something is that good, solar, wind, renewable energy, why do you have to ban energy? Go after fracking? There is not a fair playing field.'