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THE “SUSTAINABILITY” HOAX

Posted: April 30, 2015 in Uncategorized
THE “SUSTAINABILITY” HOAX

The Notion is a Pivotal Dogma of Environmentalism the Religion. Based not on Science but on the Whim & Whimsy Unfettered, Unwarranted Belief.

“SUSTAINABILITY”:  Environmentalism Creating Religious Dogma Out of Stale, Thin Air – and Hunting for Heretics, too Boot!

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THE FINAL WORD

On Sustainability

James V. Schall, S.J. (The Catholic Thing)  

What Does “Sustainability” Really Mean?

William Briggs (Crisis)

The Pontifical Academy for Science’s summary of their recent conference on sustainability, itself anticipating our Holy Father’s (supposed) environmental encyclical, is suffused with scientific inaccuracies, some small, others large. But these are…

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ENVIRONMENTALISM THE RELIGION

Posted: April 30, 2015 in Uncategorized
ENVIRONMENTALISM THE RELIGION

[SCROLL TO BOTTOM, STUFF ON POPE FRANCIS AND HIS, TOME, CONFUSING U.N. ADDRESS ON ECOLOGY.]

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OUR CHORE

How does the point of this post color up our Guardian Angel? We’ll find it: the way he clinches the eye of the viewer, the brilliant beckoning hue of his wings, the authority of his grip on his commander’s sword. We’ll find it.

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Environmentalism is one of the Three-Headed God of Post-Modernism. The other two: Multi-Culturalism & Gender/Sexual Continuum (Queer) Theory

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Environmentalism the Religion has its own Sacred Scripture, Priesthood, Rituals & Litanies, Sacraments & Sacramentals, Infallible Dogmas, Catechism, Heresy-Hunters, Inquisitions & Excommunications, Sacred Space, & Stories, Idols-Makers, Tithe Enforcers, & Mission Work

Environmentalism the Religion is (as is the wont of the Three-Headed Post-Modernist God) is the forever enemy of true religion (in short, Jews, Christians, Greeks & Latins).

Environmentalism the Religion has declared a War of Religion against Reason, Heart, & Human Flourishing; against every Man, every Woman & Unborn Babe.

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THE RIGHTEOUS KNIGHTS OF HETCH-HETCHY’S  O’ SHAUGHNESSY DAM GO OFF TO WAR (Like Christian Soldiers) AGAINST THE THEOCRATIC OVERLORDS OF ENVIRONMENTALISM THE RELIGION.

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Environmentalism the Religion crashes down, crushes the liberty and labors of all Men:  crashes and crushes with its suffocating dogmas, the bondage of its rites and the theft of its blackened roped off holy places; its pack of inquisition wolves obsessively on the hunt for heresy and apostates; howling orders to its brigade of fagot gatherers to haul in the wood for the pyres of shame and excommunication.

Environmentalism the Religion unfurls its jihad, scorched earth banner, “It’s a Consensus; All the Experts Say”: the Great Lie forged in the Satanic Mills of its captive media, academia, foundations, and the bureaucratized state.

Christian Soldiers and Righteous Knights, armor up with the sword of truth, the shield of courage – the fight to save the Damn Dam of Hetch-Hetchy is upon us.

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WHEN JEWS & CHRISTIANS GO LAME & ALL-YIELDING TO THE IDOL OF THE AGE.  THEN THE ENVIRONMENTALIST RELIGONISTS GO  ALL GAGA & GOO-GOO!

There are Some Deep Thinkers Below. Open Up a Few.

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FIRST, THESE

How Environmentalism Harms the Poor

James Schall (Crisis).  EXCELLENT

James Schall (CWR)  FRIGHTFULLY SUPERB
The direct connection between theories of earth primacy and brutal control of human beings through abortion, sterilization, and euthanasia simply cannot be avoided MORE THAN EXCELLENT!

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NOTES ON AN IDOL

Maureen Mullarkey (First Things)

  Growing mightily all the while is the cult of environmentalism, a burgeoning state religion summarized in the catechism of sustainable development. It is the ascendant idol of our time, as magnetic—and totalizing—as the Leninist-Stalinist doctrines were to Milosz’ contemporaries….. There is little need to wait for the climate encyclical to know which way this trolley is headed. On its website, the Pontifical Academy of Sciences announces an April 28th conference: Protect the Earth, Dignify Humanity: the Moral Dimensions of Climate Change and Sustainable Humanity.

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The Apocalyptic Nature of Environmentalism

David Byrne (Crisis)

Every few years a Christian preacher predicts imminent Armageddon, gains some followers and is thrust into the national headlines. Most recently, Harold Camping, the iterant Oakland preacher, announced the world would end on May 22, 2011. Camping prophesized this will be accompanied by massive earthquakes, chaos, death and destruction, just as described in the Book of Revelation. A new heaven

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“The Environmental Apocalypse”

Daniel Greenfield (FrontPage)

The movement to destroy human civilization as we know it.

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Catholics, the Environment, and a “Culture of Waste‘”

Zigler (CWR)

Recent popes have highlighted the necessity of caring for the environment—but how does what they say differ from secular environmentalism? Open it. Read it. Dare you.

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The Immorality of Environmentalism

David Gelernnter (City Journal)

Environmentalism is a spiritual disaster (you might argue) because as a society we have a penchant for passivity, which the Greens have turned into a full-blown [. . .]

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“The Pathetic God of Environmentalism”

Larrey Anderson (American Thinker)

Read this. The remarks are extraordinary. A thinker!

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 The Climate Wars Damage to Science

Mattt Ridley (Quadrant)

Devastating. Almost the last work on the subject!

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[DOCUMENTATION]
  • BOOK: The Fanaticism of the Apocalypse: Save the Earth, Punish Human Beings by Pascal Bruckner
    • REVIEW (The Chronicle Review)
    • Apocalyptic Daze , Pascal Bruckner (City Journal) The guilty party that environmentalism now accuses—mankind itself, in its will to dominate the planet—is essentially a composite of the previous two [. . .]
    • The New Holocaust-Deniers”, Robert Zubrin (PJ Media).  Environmentalism the Religion as the new King Herod slaughtering the innocents.
  • BOOK: The Little Green Book of Eco-Fascism by James Delingpole
    • Interview: James Delingpole, Ed Driscoll (PJ Media) Ricochet and com’s Man in London talks global warming, climate scams, and much more.

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IS POPE FRANCIS GOING ALL GREEN?

IF SO, SO SAD

[Defend Him, Guardian Angel of Hetch-Hetchy. Snatch Him from the Smothering, Strangling Green Crevice Chasm Pit.]

(via American Thinker)
Pray God, let’s hope not!
Of course, the Pope is no enthusiast of the likes of Che.  (Pope Francis should know the ends & outs of the man, they being both Argentinians.)  Yet, the pope donning such a shirt illustrates the foolishness – and danger – of going all hog-wild for the Climate Change Totalitarians.

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OPEN. READ  ALL OF IT. NOTE THE VERY LAST PARAGRAPH.

(FrontPage)

Even three-year-old children aren’t safe.

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WHAT IS THE APPEAL IN LOOKING LIKE A BRANCH OF THE UN?

 Guy Noir – Private Eye,

 [O]ur underground correspondent we keep on retainer in an Atlantic seaboard city that knows how to keep its secrets, also seemed quite excercized about this, as he communicated recently:

Much better to sound like a government official than a Pope, even if we insist we are no NGO. When there is a “Speaker’s Line Up” and an “official presentation,” you realize we have ceased to be dealing with religion and are instead competing with government and celebrity machines. How long before we see The EarthKeeper’s Bible or Spiritual Disciplines for the Environmentally-Aware…?

Here were are: Augustinus, “For Pope’s Environment Encyclical, an unusual line-up of presenters for official Vatican press conference, including climate change radical” (Rorate Caeli, June 10, 2015):

he Vatican has just revealed in today’s Bollettino the line-up of speakers for the official presentation of the “Environment Encyclical”, Laudato Si, on June 18 at the New Synod Hall.

The most interesting is probably Prof. John Schellnhuber, Founding Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, proponent of a “zero-carbon world,” known for his “aggressive stance on climate policy,” and for having famously declared in 2009 that the “carrying capacity” of the Earth is less than one billion people! He is also known, according to Augustinus, for his “intense advocacy of rapid de-industrialization in order to stave off global warming.” You’ve really got to read the quotes to believe this guy’s for real. And, last but not least, he is an advocate of a real form of “World Government,” something advanced also in the cause of climate control. One has to wonder why the Vatican selected him to be the sole layman and environmental “expert” to present on the occasion of the debut of the Pope’s new encyclical. Really.

 

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IS THE CATHOLIC CHURCH DRIFTING INTO ECO-SPIRITUALITY?

Maureen Mullarkey (The Federalist

For Pope’s Environment Encyclical, an unusual line-up of presenters for official Vatican press conference, including climate change radical.

 (Rorate Caeli)
I find this frightening.  That that papacy would embrace a dogma which destroys human flourishing. And, at the behest of Climate Control of climate control minions
  Vatican Bishop Mocks Right Wing Critics Who Think UN is the Devil (LifeSite)

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NOW, FOR THE RELEASE OF THAT LAMENTABLE DOCUMENT

Everyone is trying very hard, picking out bits & pieces. Won’t have it. The thing that counts is the overarching and undergirding Environmentalist Religionists themes and notions.  They are more than just damnably wrong, they are Gnostic.

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NOW THIS

  • Leaked Laudato Lamented Crisis) Here are some comments on the leaked version of Laudato Si’. As everybody knows, the final version may be different than the leaked version. Even if so, the comments I…]
  • Brother Glum, Mother Earth, Steven Malanga (City Journal) The pope’s encyclical on climate change ignores how markets and technology have lifted hundreds of millions out of poverty.

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FROM LIFESITE NEWS:  SENSE & SANITY

Science Writer Exposes the Climate Wars Damage to Science

The Pope’s Climate Letter Urges Dialogue with Everyone so Why . . .

Pope’s Encyclical Pro-Climate Change but Anti-Population Control

Professor Schellnhuber Climate Science and the Population Problem

Vatican Eco-Guru Champions Occupy Wall Street Thugs

Growing Alarm Over Dangerous Impact of the Encyclical

Former NASA Scientists War Pope of Climate Change Bandwagon

Strong Winds from the UN to Change the Vatican

. Jeffrey Sacks at the Vatican, workin ‘ with . . Please! Please God, no)

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THE ENGLISH PUBLISHER OF THIS  DOCUMENT MAY BE CALLING US TO BE SENTIMENTAL & SENTIMENTALIST – IN A CATHOLIC WAY.  Don’t sirs. Even the much lauded R. Guardini (a reading of the document through his mind) needs to factor in the observations of thew articles above.  What Francis is doing is a radical deconstruction of the original (Jewish) reading of Genesis; he is committing a supersuccessionist reading of the story (& mandate) of Creation.

[Yet, thank God, they did publish Fr. James Schall delicious piece posted above! Give them that.]

FROM THE ENGLISH PUBLISHER OF “LAUDATO SI”

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POPE  FRANCIS IN AMERICA

 Climate Has Been Changing since Genesis 1:1, so Why Pope Francis Suddenly so Concerned

(American Spectator)

 The Left has its Pope

Thomas Sowell (WND)

 The Pope and his People

W. Murchison (American Spectator)

 The Left’s Belief in Papal Infallibility

Gene Koprowski (American Spectator)

Catholic Anchor Complains About Political ‘Edge’ of Pope’s White House Address

(Breitbart)

Pope’s Laundry List of Left-Wing Social Issues… More Concern for Dozens of Executed Criminals than Millions of Aborted Babies

(Breitbart)

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HUMORED TRUTH

A Franciscan Woodstock: “We are billion year old carbon, we are caught in the devil’s bargain, and we got to get ourselves back to the garden”

POPE FRANCIS’ ENCYCLICAL LETTER LAUDATO SI’ ON CARE FOR OUR COMMON HOME [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsGDiYlMFuk%5D

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GETTING ALL PETERED OUT ON POPE FRANCIS

“Petered Out”?

Our underground correspondent we keep on retainer, Guy Noir – Private Eye, caught me completely by surprise this evening by walking right through my door at 6:37pm, unannounced and visibly agitated, and handing me a print-out of an internet article that quite apparently had him all riled up.

“This is harsh, no doubt,” he said, chewing on a cigar stub. (Since when did Noir take up cigar smoking?) “But I have to admit that Ann Coulter-like broadsides aside, it raises a point that deserves comment,” he added, a gravelly growl in his voice. [Open link above. Read the rest. Insightful.]

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THINK POPE FRANCIS IS SIMPLY WRONGHEADED (and wrongly tutored) ON THIS CLIMATE STUFF – AND HIS TAKE ON ECONOMICS.  YET, VERY HAPPY TO TAKE ON THOSE WHO ARE MISREADING HIS REACTION TO THIS BOLIVIA INCIDENT.

This from Walid Shoebat. Much admire the man . Wish every stool in every bar in the County & City of San Francisco was occupied by men like him. Still, some of you won’t like the source. That’s tough. Take you on, too!

The Communist President Of Bolivia Offers A Blasphemous Idol To Pope Francis Showing Jesus On The Communist Symbol Of The Hammer And Sickle. Pope Frances Rejects It And Says: “This Is Not Right!”

By Walid Shoebat

Bolivian president Evo Morales presented pontiff with crucifix depicting Jesus nailed to hammer and sickle, which pope returned after a brief examination saying “this is not right”. So many people accuse  him of being a communist. But this is just another proof that he is not a communist.

Pope Francis Bolivia

Bolivian president Evo Morales presents a hammer and sickle-shaped crucifix to Pope Francis during the exchange of presents in La Paz. Photograph: Agencia Boliviana de Informacio/EPA

The response of the pope after being handed the wooden crucifix during a formal ceremony, he examined it for a few seconds before returning it to a Bolivian presidential aide expressed irritation, muttering the words “eso no está bien” (“this is not right”)

While many try to make a controversy that the Pope accepted the gift, it is obvious that the Pope said “eso no está bien” (“this is not right”) TWICE at 00:14 and 00:22. Regardless of what Vatican commentators stated or who said what, the video is clear that the Pope returned the improper gift stating that it was “improper”. Even the Pope looking disturbed was obvious and his words were clear to anyone who understands Spanish.

Pope Francis is presented with a gift of a crucifix carved into a wooden hammer and sickle, the Communist symbol uniting labor and peasants, by Bolivian President Evo Morales in La Paz, Bolivia, Wednesday, July 8, 2015. Apart from the carved hammer and sickle, Morales gave Francis another politically loaded gift, a copy of "The Book of the Sea," which is about the loss of Bolivia's access to the sea during the War of the Pacific with Chile in 1879-83. Morales said things have changed with this pope and the Bolivian people are greeting Francis as someone who is "helping in the liberation of our people." (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)

The Catholic Church has been the greatest enemy against Communism. When the communists took over Mexico, the Catholics with both faith and arms in the Cristero War; when the atheist communists were slaughtering tens of thousands of Christians in Spain, the Pope declared a crusade that was led by Franco; in the communist regime in Romania, the Catholics were slaughtered and horrifically tortured because they defied communism. There are communists in the Catholic Church, but the Church will never embrace communism.

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BALANCE!

3 views of Pope Francis after the South America trip

I bring to your attention three interesting analysis pieces about Pope Francis following his trip to South America.

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AND, HERE’S THIS FROM RORATE CAELI

[Wherein Lays the Truth of the Matter?]

Socci: COCA AND “HAMMER AND SICKLE”: FRANCIS’ TRIP

For the record: Pope Francis personally clarifies that he was not offended by Hammer-and-Sickle “crucifix”, explicitly acknowledges the Marxism of its Jesuit originator — and praises him. 

 

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NOW THIS. WHAT ARE WE TO THINK?

The Pope and the Hammer and Sickle

Could another gift more accurately represent the pope’s value system than Christ crucified on the symbol of communism?

Dennis Prager

(FrontPage)

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SOME BOOTS-ON-THE-GROUND FACTS ABOUT LATIN AMERICA

Latin America’s Leftist Slide

Arnold Ahlert (FrontPage)

Bad ideas take a long time to die.

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WISE WORDS FROM FR. “Z”

Where is the liberal ‘c’atholic anger at insult to the Pope and the Church?

dukesofhazzard1Where is the liberal catholic anger and frustration at the insulting gesture of the hammer and sickle “crucifix” offered to Pope Francis and the Catholic Church by Bolivian President Evo Morales? Look at the liberal catholic sites… do you see any commentary?

Let’s play this out.

How would the libs react were someone to give a Confederate Battle Flag to the Pope during his visit to these United States?

What would Amerika and Fishwrap say if the Pope, handed the flag, smiled and nodded and mummured quiet comments?

Would they say that it isn’t about “ideology“?   “No, no!”, they’d explain,  “It’s a symbol of… rights of states and .. and … tradition!”

During papal visits, Popes are presented with all sorts of things. Sometimes the junk, such as paintings, winds up on the walls of Vatican offices, as it did in ours.

Let’s imagine that the Pope were to be presented with a painting of Our Lord crucified during the burning of Atlanta. Instead of Our Lady and St. John by the Cross, you see Gen. Lee and Jefferson Davis. Above the Lord’s head, in place of INRI, DIXIE.

Would there be any official statement that that wasn’t about ideology?

Would there be any liberal reaction?

But, my bad.  I keep forgetting that Roe v. Wade, Doe v. Bolton, Dredd Scott v. Sanford  – denying personhood to human beings – were liberal non-ideological projects too.

hammer sickle

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RELATED: STUFF ON POPE FRANCIS SO ONE READ HIM

Doesn’t really belong on this post, but it round things off.

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A BIT OFF TOPIC, YET PERTAINS

  • “Let Us Not Forget the Wonder of Creation”, Regis Martin (Crisis). In his fantastical account of “The Unthinkable Theory of Professor Green,” G.K. Chesterton invites us to imagine an astronomer regaling his audience in great and gorgeous detail about a strange new planet he’s just discovered.  Only gradually do we realize.
  • Aristotle and the God of Creation “Heraclitus once said that ‘Nature loves to hide.’ Not from Aristotle. He writes as though nature is living next door and running a taverna.
  • Religion in the Age of Evolution: Shaking the Pillars? by William Carroll (Crisis) The traditional pillars of religion that support a view of God as transcendent Creator remain unshaken by the discoveries of modern science.
  • Creation: A Glimpse of the Divine, Rachel Lu (Crisis) I don’t want to brag, but for a writer I have a pretty amazing office. Sitting back in my comfy, adjustable chair, I am surrounded on all sides by windows. Of course I have personalized temperature controls, sound system, and
  • Aristotle and the God of Creation by Christopher O. Blum  (Crisis) “Heraclitus once said that ‘Nature loves to hide.’ Not from Aristotle. He writes as though nature is living next door and running a tavern.
  • Religion in the Age of Evolution: Shaking the Pillars? by William Carroll on October 30th, 2014 The traditional pillars of religion that support a view of God as transcendent Creator remain unshaken by the discoveries of modern science.
  • To Be, Or Not To Be (Human)by Jerry Salyer(Public Discourse) Charles Rubin’s “Eclipse of Man” demonstrates the right way for scholars to grapple with the multi-faceted questions raised by advances in biotechnology, robotics, and computing. “The only reason we are still alive is our inconsistency in not having actually silenced all tradition.” – Gerhard Kruger (1902-72)
  • Collaboration with Secularists Undermines Catholic Social Goals by James Kalb (Crisis) To all appearances, everyday life is becoming ever more at odds with the Catholic vision of what it should be. It’s becoming less like life as traditionally conceived, a network.
  • Catholicism and the Ideological Temptation , James Kalb (Crisis) The Church’s mission is to proclaim the truth about man and the world—a mission which comes ahead of political alliances for limited goods that are quite obviously intertwined with intrinsic evils, stubborn differences on political and social issues usually come out of problems regarding basic understandings.

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CLIMATE CHANGE
GLOBAL WARMING
WHATEVER

[GREEN BULLY-ISM]

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SCROLL TO  BOTTOM, SEE WHAT POPE FRANCIS IS UP TO. I AM DISCOURAGED, DISAPPOINTED, LEFT CONFUSED

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We, nor  Hetch-Hetchy’s Guardian Angel, give it any thought. But, it’s useful to lay out our reasons why? Here’s a bit.

Argue against what’s posted here.  Please, do!

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FOR THE LATEST, FOR UPDATES: AN EXCELLENT SITE

Climate Science Coalition of America

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What Eco-Fascism, Post-Modernism, Islamism want (and will never get) is weather/climate stasis. Steady, unchanging nature minus the very footprint & breath of man. The very existence of man – men, women & unborn babes – is the Original Sin. To redeem nature, to save the earth, footprints such as theirs must fade, their breath crystallized

Clean air & water, an abundant and healthy food supply – even the set aside of natural wonders for pleasure – is not environmentalism. Those goods are duties of stewardship, the work of Mankind’s mandate.

Environmentalism is the Religion of negation – of the utter reduction, retrenchment of men, women, & unborn babes: the extermination of man & his works.

Environmentalism is the Dark Lord Angel slaughtering, clearing the killing fields of earth of human flesh down to the threshold of the Gnostic Knowers, the political elites who preserve their stale lives by slopping their door frames with the blood of  “lives not worthy of life”.

This is the ideology – the wont for totalitarian supremacy – behind, under-girding the mongering over “climate change”, so-called.

The Guardian Angel of Hetch-Hetchy stands sentinel. Not even the once manful City on the Bay can toss the Great Giant from his post, smash the dam, and “restore” the valley before its found purpose quenching the thirst of every San Franciscan man, woman & unborn babe.

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THIS FIRST

“‘Subdue the Earth” and “Till It and Keep It”: Responding to God’s Cultural Commands”

R. Jared Staudt (Crisis).

In the middle of our cultural crisis, issues such as politics, economics, and education may come immediately to mind. Though these issues are vital to our culture, the crisis stems in part from something even more fundamental.

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 The Climate Wars Damage to Science

Mattt Ridley (Quadrant)

Devastating. Almost the last work on the subject!

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Back to the Future and the Solution to Climate Change

by (FrontPage)

Why climate change alarmists need to put up or shut up.

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IS POPE FRANCIS GOING ALL GREEN?

IF SO, SO SAD

[Defend Him, Guardian Angel of Hetch-Hetchy. Snatch Him from the Smothering, Strangling Green Crevice Chasm Pit.]

(via American Thinker)
Pray God, let’s hope not!
Of course, the Pope is no enthusiast of the likes of Che.  (Pope Francis should know the ends & outs of the man, they being both Argentinians.)  Yet, the pope donning such a shirt illustrates the foolishness – and danger – of going all hog-wild for the Climate Change Totalitarians.

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OPEN. READ  ALL OF IT. NOTE THE VERY LAST PARAGRAPH.

(FrontPage)

Even three-year-old children aren’t safe.

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WHAT IS THE APPEAL IN LOOKING LIKE A BRANCH OF THE UN?

 Guy Noir – Private Eye,

 [O]ur underground correspondent we keep on retainer in an Atlantic seaboard city that knows how to keep its secrets, also seemed quite excercized about this, as he communicated recently:

Much better to sound like a government official than a Pope, even if we insist we are no NGO. When there is a “Speaker’s Line Up” and an “official presentation,” you realize we have ceased to be dealing with religion and are instead competing with government and celebrity machines. How long before we see The EarthKeeper’s Bible or Spiritual Disciplines for the Environmentally-Aware…?

Here were are: Augustinus, “For Pope’s Environment Encyclical, an unusual line-up of presenters for official Vatican press conference, including climate change radical” (Rorate Caeli, June 10, 2015):

he Vatican has just revealed in today’s Bollettino the line-up of speakers for the official presentation of the “Environment Encyclical”, Laudato Si, on June 18 at the New Synod Hall.

The most interesting is probably Prof. John Schellnhuber, Founding Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, proponent of a “zero-carbon world,” known for his “aggressive stance on climate policy,” and for having famously declared in 2009 that the “carrying capacity” of the Earth is less than one billion people! He is also known, according to Augustinus, for his “intense advocacy of rapid de-industrialization in order to stave off global warming.” You’ve really got to read the quotes to believe this guy’s for real. And, last but not least, he is an advocate of a real form of “World Government,” something advanced also in the cause of climate control. One has to wonder why the Vatican selected him to be the sole layman and environmental “expert” to present on the occasion of the debut of the Pope’s new encyclical. Really.

 

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IS THE CATHOLIC CHURCH DRIFTING INTO ECO-SPIRITUALITY?

Maureen Mullarkey (The Federalist

For Pope’s Environment Encyclical, an unusual line-up of presenters for official Vatican press conference, including climate change radical.

 (Rorate Caeli)
 I find this frightening.  That that papacy would embrace a dogma which destroys human flourishing. And, at the behest of Climate Control of climate control minions
  Vatican Bishop Mocks Right Wing Critics Who Think UN is the Devil (LifeSite)

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NOW, FOR THE RELEASE OF THAT DAMNABLE DOCUMENT

Everyone is trying very hard, picking out bits & pieces. Won’t have it. The thing that counts is the overarching and undergirding Environmentalist Religionists themes and notions.  They are more than just damnably wrong, they are Gnostic.

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FROM LIFESITE NEWS:  SENSE & SANITY

Science Writer Exposes the Climate Wars Damage to Science

The Pope’s Climate Letter Urges Dialogue with Everyone so Why . . .

Pope’s Encyclical Pro-Climate Change but Anti-Population Control

Professor Schellnhuber Climate Science and the Population Problem

Vatican Eco-Guru Champions Occupy Wall Street Thugs

Growing Alarm Over Dangerous Impact of the Encyclical

Former NASA Scientists War Pope of Climate Change Bandwagon

Strong Winds from the UN to Change the Vatican

. Jeffrey Sacks at the Vatican, workin ‘ with . . Please! Please God, no)

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THE ENGLISH PUBLISHER OF THIS  DOCUMENT MAY BE CALLING US TO BE SENTIMENTAL & SENTIMENTALIST – IN A CATHOLIC WAY.  Don’t sirs. Even the much lauded R. Guardini (a reading of the document through his mind) needs to factor in the observations of thew articles above.  What Francis is doing is a radical deconstruction of the original (Jewish) reading of Genesis; he is committing a supersuccessionist reading of the story (& mandate) of Creation.

[Yet, thank God, they did publish Fr. James Schall delicious piece posted above! Give them that.]

FROM THE ENGLISH PUBLISHER OF “LAUDATO SI”

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HUMORED TRUTH

A Franciscan Woodstock: “We are billion year old carbon, we are caught in the devil’s bargain, and we got to get ourselves back to the garden”

POPE FRANCIS’ ENCYCLICAL LETTER LAUDATO SI’ ON CARE FOR OUR COMMON HOME [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsGDiYlMFuk%5D

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GETTING ALL PETERED OUT ON POPE FRANCIS

“Petered Out”?

Our underground correspondent we keep on retainer, Guy Noir – Private Eye, caught me completely by surprise this evening by walking right through my door at 6:37pm, unannounced and visibly agitated, and handing me a print-out of an internet article that quite apparently had him all riled up.

“This is harsh, no doubt,” he said, chewing on a cigar stub. (Since when did Noir take up cigar smoking?) “But I have to admit that Ann Coulter-like broadsides aside, it raises a point that deserves comment,” he added, a gravelly growl in his voice. [Open link above. Read the rest. Insightful.]

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THINK POPE FRANCIS IS SIMPLY WRONGHEADED (and wrongly tutored) ON THIS CLIMATE STUFF – AND HIS TAKE ON ECONOMICS.  YET, VERY HAPPY TO TAKE ON THOSE WHO ARE MISREADING HIS REACTION TO THIS BOLIVIA INCIDENT.

This from Walid Shoebat. Much admire the man . Wish every stool in every bar in the County & City of San Francisco was occupied by men like him. Still, some of you won’t like the source. That’s tough. Take you on, too!

 

The Communist President Of Bolivia Offers A Blasphemous Idol To Pope Francis Showing Jesus On The Communist Symbol Of The Hammer And Sickle. Pope Frances Rejects It And Says: “This Is Not Right!”

By Walid Shoebat

Bolivian president Evo Morales presented pontiff with crucifix depicting Jesus nailed to hammer and sickle, which pope returned after a brief examination saying “this is not right”. So many people accuse  him of being a communist. But this is just another proof that he is not a communist.

Pope Francis Bolivia

Bolivian president Evo Morales presents a hammer and sickle-shaped crucifix to Pope Francis during the exchange of presents in La Paz. Photograph: Agencia Boliviana de Informacio/EPA

The response of the pope after being handed the wooden crucifix during a formal ceremony, he examined it for a few seconds before returning it to a Bolivian presidential aide expressed irritation, muttering the words “eso no está bien” (“this is not right”)

While many try to make a controversy that the Pope accepted the gift, it is obvious that the Pope said “eso no está bien” (“this is not right”) TWICE at 00:14 and 00:22. Regardless of what Vatican commentators stated or who said what, the video is clear that the Pope returned the improper gift stating that it was “improper”. Even the Pope looking disturbed was obvious and his words were clear to anyone who understands Spanish.

Pope Francis is presented with a gift of a crucifix carved into a wooden hammer and sickle, the Communist symbol uniting labor and peasants, by Bolivian President Evo Morales in La Paz, Bolivia, Wednesday, July 8, 2015. Apart from the carved hammer and sickle, Morales gave Francis another politically loaded gift, a copy of "The Book of the Sea," which is about the loss of Bolivia's access to the sea during the War of the Pacific with Chile in 1879-83. Morales said things have changed with this pope and the Bolivian people are greeting Francis as someone who is "helping in the liberation of our people." (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)

The Catholic Church has been the greatest enemy against Communism. When the communists took over Mexico, the Catholics with both faith and arms in the Cristero War; when the atheist communists were slaughtering tens of thousands of Christians in Spain, the Pope declared a crusade that was led by Franco; in the communist regime in Romania, the Catholics were slaughtered and horrifically tortured because they defied communism. There are communists in the Catholic Church, but the Church will never embrace communism.

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BALANCE!

3 views of Pope Francis after the South America trip

I bring to your attention three interesting analysis pieces about Pope Francis following his trip to South America.

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AND, HERE’S THIS FROM RORATE CAELI

[Wherein Lays the Truth of the Matter?]

Socci: COCA AND “HAMMER AND SICKLE”: FRANCIS’ TRIP

For the record: Pope Francis personally clarifies that he was not offended by Hammer-and-Sickle “crucifix”, explicitly acknowledges the Marxism of its Jesuit originator — and praises him. 

 

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NOW THIS. WHAT ARE WE TO THINK?

The Pope and the Hammer and Sickle

Could another gift more accurately represent the pope’s value system than Christ crucified on the symbol of communism?

Dennis Prager

(FrontPage)

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SOME BOOTS-ON-THE-GROUND FACTS ABOUT LATIN AMERICA

Latin America’s Leftist Slide

Arnold Ahlert (FrontPage)

Bad ideas take a long time to die.

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WISE WORDS FROM FR. “Z”

Where is the liberal ‘c’atholic anger at insult to the Pope and the Church?

dukesofhazzard1Where is the liberal catholic anger and frustration at the insulting gesture of the hammer and sickle “crucifix” offered to Pope Francis and the Catholic Church by Bolivian President Evo Morales? Look at the liberal catholic sites… do you see any commentary?

Let’s play this out.

How would the libs react were someone to give a Confederate Battle Flag to the Pope during his visit to these United States?

What would Amerika and Fishwrap say if the Pope, handed the flag, smiled and nodded and mummured quiet comments?

Would they say that it isn’t about “ideology“?   “No, no!”, they’d explain,  “It’s a symbol of… rights of states and .. and … tradition!”

During papal visits, Popes are presented with all sorts of things. Sometimes the junk, such as paintings, winds up on the walls of Vatican offices, as it did in ours.

Let’s imagine that the Pope were to be presented with a painting of Our Lord crucified during the burning of Atlanta. Instead of Our Lady and St. John by the Cross, you see Gen. Lee and Jefferson Davis. Above the Lord’s head, in place of INRI, DIXIE.

Would there be any official statement that that wasn’t about ideology?

Would there be any liberal reaction?

But, my bad.  I keep forgetting that Roe v. Wade, Doe v. Bolton, Dredd Scott v. Sanford  – denying personhood to human beings – were liberal non-ideological projects too.

hammer sickle

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ISLAM & ENVIRONMENTALISM

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Investigating if Islam has anything to say about Environmentalism the Religion.

[Reminder, we’re not talking about duty of stewardship, but of the religion.]

Both are Totalitarian Religions. We’re only asking to explore the question. Allah’s character is based on Totalitarian Oneness as is the cultural politics of Post-Modernism. It seems a “natural” fit,  between the two of them – as long as one doesn’t ask total submission of the other.

How will the Guardian Angel of Hetch-Hetchy deal with t? Frankly, why should he care? Only asking, because Islam impinges, these days, so much on our  waking and sleeping, so much upon our thoughts.

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START HERE

Islam and Environmentalism: United in Anti-Hunanism

(FrontPage Magazine) 

Christianity is the greatest foe to the demeaning of human life, and to the anti-huumanism  movement found in both environmentalism and Islam.

The Islamist-Environmentalist Alliance

Daniel Greenfield (FrontPage)

And if the environmentalists really cared about any of that, at least to the extent of … Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. .

Radical Muslims, Environmentalists, and the Green Jihad

(Accuracy in Media)

Environmentalism and the Islamic caliphate working together arm in arm at the very foundations of the EPA?  

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THE FASCIST ROOT OF ENVIRONMENTALISM (THE RELIGION)
Better Yet, the Nazi Taproot

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Our Guardian Angel of Hetch-Hetchy is Standing Guard. Protect Us, Mighty One, from the Eco-Brown Shirts! “Restoring” Hetch-Hetchy Valley to its Original (Virgin)) State is the like Exterminating the Earth (and History) of  n”Life not Worthy of Life”.

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THE GREAT CALIFORNIA DROUGHT

Posted: April 26, 2015 in Uncategorized
DROUGHT IN CALIFORNIA
Climate Change is not Man-Made, the Great Drought is!

[Also see POST: Links & Sources on Hetch-Hetchy: The War!]

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GUARDIAN ANGEL OF HETCH-HETCHY, DEFEND US IN BATTLE!

Enviro-crazies trying to get court to tear down the dam that supplies San Francisco’s water

(American Thinker)  Greenies claim that it is “unreasonable” that the reservoir obstructs their scenic views of “aquatic birds, fish and other aquatic animals, and terrestrial species….

* * * https://i1.wp.com/palmranchid.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/california-drought-01.jpg(New Malones Reservoir: (via palmranchid.com)

Caused by Man in Sacramento, not by Mother Nature)

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OF COURSE, THE POSTINGS BELOW ARE MOSTLY BY VICTOR DAVID HANSON

What did you expect? The man lives here. He buried his grandfather here. He plows his fields here. If Sacramento can’t handle a Mr. Hanson, it deserves the cold moon beaming its brittle, unbegotten, stolen rays down on its parched patch of state.

Our posting of Mr. Hanson’s writings does not imply his support or approval of our Provocative Painting Project; nor does it comment on his personal belief in (or devotion to) the Guardian Angel of Hetch-Hetchy! Though, we (in our daily prayers) ask the Guardian Angel to protect Victor Davis, and his valiant work.

Yes, by posting and listing as we do, there’s repetition. That’s OK. It smacks of a teacher’s habit.

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A Tale of Four Droughts , Victor David Hanson (PJ Media)

California is not suffering one drought, but four. Each is a metaphor of what California has become. The first California drought, of course, is natural. We are now in the midst of a fourth year of record low levels of snow and rain [. . .]

A Tale Of Two Droughts , Victor Davis Hanson (Tribune Content Agency)

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Versailles in California   Victor Davis Hanson (PJ Media)

California is run from a sort of Pacific Versailles [1], an isolated coastal compound of elite rulers physically cut off from its interior peasantry. To understand how California works — or rather does not work — drive over the I-5 Grapevine [2] and gaze down at the brilliantly engineered artificial Pyramid Lake. Thanks to California water project deliveries, even in a third year of drought its level still fluctuates between 90 to 100% full — ensuring, along with its companion reservoirs, plentiful water for the Los Angeles-area municipalities for the next two years. The far distant watersheds and reservoirs that feed Pyramid Lake are about bone dry. The same disconnect is true of Crystal Springs Reservoir along the I-280 near San Francisco. The Sierra watershed that supplies the now 90%+full lake is drying up. But San Francisco will have an assured water supply from its manmade reservoirs for some time, even if the drought persists.

[ed.] Oh, Guardian of the Sierras, Sentinel Angel of Hetch-Hetchy, unchain your duty from your grief, muster your anger at those who wash human flourishing down the Delta, under the Golden Bridge, and out to sea – towing humankind past the Farallones coated under wailing, cawing flocks of mourning birds. Tens of thousands (men, women & unborn babes) have fallen in this 30-Year War of Religion between the Common California Man and the Orcs & Priests of Environmentalism the Religion. What-when-and who! Before the sun sets bloodily red on the Pacific, there will be a winner – and a loser.

https://i2.wp.com/upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/5f/SE_Farallon_Island.jpg/284px-SE_Farallon_Island.jpg

(via Wikipedia)

Farallones Island outside the Golden Gate: Beyond which Sacramento wants to tow & washout human flourishing!

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The California Drought and the Ghost of Tom Joad, Christopher Carson (FrontPage)

How not to Handle a Water Crisis Elise Cooper (American Thinker) California’s current predicament is a textbook example of how government creates crises.

Environmentalism and Government Being Put .., Charles Cooke (National Review) Be  sure to read Charles’ latest piece on the worsening drought crisis in California over environmental protections over the delta smelt, a small ..

Market Pricing vs. Water ‘Shortages’, William F. Shughart II (American Thinker)

A hot water issue in the California drought discussion April 9, 2015 A California state assemblyman tells the big secret little known outside Sacramento.

Fish Instead of People, Ideologies without Consequences, Victor David Hanson (PJ Media)  California is a state run by dead souls who seek meaning in rather selfish lives, always at someone else’s expense.

The California Drought and the Free Market Michael L. Grable (American Thinker) Governor Moonbeam’s gang taking advantage of a half-contrived environmental crisis.

[ed] Well, calling Gov. Jerry Moonbeam may not advance the argument, but it tags the tragedy of California’s drought perfectly to the “t”: a cyclical imposition from nature aggravated by the State’s political elites refusal to prepare for it: building dam after dam after dam – rebuffing all attempts to store and shore up the blessings of the wet years. Patriarch Joseph, plead to the Lord for us that we may withstand the whipping lashes of our Post-Modernist pharaohs. We confess fault and responsibility for throne-installing the likes of Gov. Moonbeam in Sacramento. We exchanged our votes for the slithering, hissing of smooth words. As the author notes, Sacramento’s viper nest is now using the Great Drought Myth to coil its pleasure, suffocating the golden glory that was once California.

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The Scorching of California: How Green extremists made a bad drought worse, Victor Davis Hanson (City Journal)

In mid-December, the first large storms in three years drenched California. No one knows whether the rain and snow will continue—only that it must last for weeks if a record three-year drought, both natural and man-made, is to end. In the 1970s, coastal elites squelched California’s near-century-long commitment to building dams, reservoirs, and canals, even as the Golden State’s population ballooned. Court-ordered drainage of man-made lakes, meant . . . Not content with preventing construction of new water infrastructure, environmentalists reverse-engineered existing projects to divert precious water away from agriculture, privileging the needs of fish over the needs of people. Then they alleged that global warming, not their own foolish policies, had caused the current crisis.

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The Drought: California Apocalypto  (Victor David Hanson (PJ Media) The proverbial thin veneer of civilization has never been thinner in California, as if nature has conspired to create even greater chaos than what man here has already wrought. . .

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Exaggerations make CA drought seem worse than it is, James Poulos (City Journal)

Faced with fears of a permanent climate crisis, commentators monitoring California’s drought have been inadvertently led to spread erroneous claims about its severity. Although the state’s thirst for water has reached crisis levels, careful observers have made some gains in pointing out some of the most apocalyptic recent warnings were overblown.

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California’s Hydromania, Victor David Hanson (PJ Media)

Two events now characterize the California agrarian heartland, the richest and most productive farm belt in the world. One, of course, is the third year of drought. I refer here to nature’s lack of rain and snow. But also factor in the state’s additional man-made drought, through diversions of precious stored reservoir water from agriculture and community use to environmental causes that demand more river water must flow out to the sea. The state’s environmental fanatics over thirty years ago cancelled the critical tertiary phases of the California Water Project and the federal Central Valley Project. I guess those in the Bay Area whose lives rest on Hetch Hetchy [1] delivered reservoir water deemed reservoirs for all others passé and so 19th century [2]. The result is that a brilliantly engineered water transfer system — 80% of Californians live where 20% of the state’s rain and snow fall — designed to incrementally expand as population grew, became frozen in amber. We had a wonderful water storage system for 23 million people in 1980. But it proved completely inadequate for the 40 million plus of 2014, who assumed household and drinking water, irrigation supplies, and clean hydroelectric power came out of thin air [3]

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Mythologies and Pathologies of the California Drought, Victor Davis Hanson (PJ Media)

The third year of California drought has exposed all sorts of water fantasies. If in wet years they were implicit, now without rain or snow for nearly three years, they are all too explicit. Add them up. Take the Bay Area, Ground Zero of water environmentalism. From Mill Valley to San Jose is where most of the green activists are based who have demanded, even as the snowfalls and rains ceased, that reservoir storage waters be diverted to the sea to encourage the resurgence of the delta smelt and river salmon. The Bay Area’s various earlier lobbying groups long ago helped to cancel the final phases of the California State Water Project and the Central Valley Project, and now talk about reducing world carbon emissions rather than building more storage capacity to solve California’s water crisis.

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The Costs of the Environmentalism Cult, Bruce S. Thornton (FrontPage Magazine)

California is in the third year of a drought, but the problem isn’t a lack of water. The snowfall in the Sierra provides enough to help us ride out the years of drought. All we need to do is store it. But California hasn’t built a new dam in 35 years. Worse than that, every year we dump 1.6 million acre-feet of water––about enough to serve 3.2 million families for a year––into the Pacific Ocean in order to protect an allegedly “endangered” 3-inch bait-fish called the Delta smelt. California’s $45 billion agricultural industry, a global breadbasket that produces nearly half of U.S.-grown fruits, nuts and vegetables, is set to take a huge hit, with hundreds of thousands of acres left fallow and the San Joaquin Valley region’s already sky-high 17% unemployment destined to increase.

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FROM CITY JOURNAL

 

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Fish Instead of People, Ideologies without Consequences , Victor Davis Hanson  (PJ Media) If only people had to live in the world that they dreamed of for others.  Endangered species everywhere are supposed to be at risk — except birds of prey shredded by wind turbine farms, or reptilian habitats harmed by massive solar farmsHigh-speed rail is great for utopian visionaries — except don’t dare start it in the Bay Area, when there are yokels aplenty down in Hanford to experiment on. Let’s raise power bills to the highest levels in the country with all sorts of green mandates — given that we live in 70-degree year-round temperatures, while “they” who are stupid enough to dwell in 105-degree Bakersfield deserve the resulting high power bills. We need cheap labor, open

Let’s Save California Now! , Victor Davis Hanson ( PJ Media)   Just a handful of legislative acts might still save California. Here are 12 brief examples: You see, there are solutions!

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RELATED

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EVEN POPE FRANCIS IS GETTING THIS ALL WRONG.  SO SAD!

[Also see POST on Environmentalism the Religion]  There, we put Pope Francis on the hot seat – St. Peter’s, no less)

NOTES ON AN IDOL

Maureen Mullarkey   (First Things)  

Growing mightily all the while is the cult of environmentalism, a burgeoning state religion summarized in the catechism of sustainable development. It is the ascendant idol of our time, as magnetic—and totalizing—as the Leninist-Stalinist doctrines were to Milosz’ contemporaries….. There is little need to wait for the climate encyclical to know which way this trolley is headed. On its website, the Pontifical Academy of Sciences announces an April 28th conference: Protect the Earth, Dignify Humanity: the Moral Dimensions of Climate Change and Sustainable Humanity.

  1. Sustainable Development Conference Speaker Called for 90% Reduction of World Population (LifeSite)

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 MORE ON CALIFORNIA FROM VICTOR DAVIS HANSON

Superbly Toned. Pitch-Perfect.

  • Reading Among the Ruins(PJ Media) I have been reading both new and classic books this week among the ruins (see photos below). Martin Anderson, now almost in his 90th year, has written a fascinating memoir about fashioning a cattle and big-game preservation ranch in Africa: Galana: Elephant, Game Domestication, and Cattle on a Kenya Ranch. At one time Galana was believed to have been the largest single ranching operation in Africa, and one encouraged by the Kenyan government to be a model of tourism, cattle production, and wildlife protection.Galana is an analytical but also personal memoir about what Africa was like in its once hopeful and immediate postcolonial phase, and how Martin Anderson in his late thirties came to the Kenyan wild in 1960, when most Westerners were leaving, often for understandable reasons. . . . Speaking of the bush and the wild, as I was finishing rereading Galana last evening, I got a call from my son about a truck speeding out of the family vineyard alleyway across the road. Yes, I know, reader — same old, same old:  The miscreants had already dumped their trash: chemical drums, paints, solvents, oils, concrete, tires, garbage, and lots of broken fluorescent glass tubes — something a bit worse than the usual toxic brew that is left on San Joaquin Valley property.
  • The Myth of a California Renaissance (NRO) Are the recent raves about a new California renaissance true? Rolling Stone magazine just gushed that California governor Jerry Brown has brought the state back from the brink of “double-digit unemployment, a $26 billion deficit and an accumulated ‘wall of debt’ topping $35 billion.”Unfortunately, California still faces existential crises.
  • The Great California Land Rush (PJ Media) Boom or Bust? I have lived on the same farm for 59 years and seen at least three boom-and-bust farm cycles — one in the late 1960s, another in the early 1980s, and a third right now.
  • Krugman’s California Dreaming(NRO) It is rare, even in the case of Paul Krugman, to read a column in which almost everything that is stated is either wrong or deliberately misleading. But his recent take on California’s renaissance is pure fantasy.
  • Five Days of Hope and Despair (PJ Media) Brief travel log of five days amid 21st-century California.
  • The California Mordida (Tribune Media Services)  California now works on the principle of the mordida, or “bite.” Its government assumes that it can take something extra from residents for the privilege of living in their special state.
  • Beautifully Medieval California  (PJ Media) Gates Close at Dusk: At about dusk, I close two large metal gates to my driveways. The security lights come on, and I enjoy intramural life.
  • It’s a Mad, Mad World (NRO)Dorner Debacle:It is hard to remember worse coverage of a catastrophe than what we are given about the ex-cop Christopher Dorner’s murdering rampage. Some reprehensible pundits, ever so easily, fall into blaming LAPD and its “history of racism,” in a sorta, kinda contextualizing of Dorner’s brutal killing of innocents by the specter of Rodney King.
  • California at Twiligh(PJ Media) We keep trying to understand the enigma of California, mostly why it still breathes for a while longer, given the efforts to destroy the sources of its success. Let’s try to navigate through its sociology and politics to grasp why something that should not survive is surviving quite well — at least in some places.
  • It’s Hard to Screw Up California–But We Try Our Best(NRO) There is a sort of upbeat New York Timesarticle arguing that California — in part, thanks to passing the highest sales and income taxes in the nation — might be coming back, a sort of recovery that can guide the rest of the US to a renewed faith in the Obama/EU/blue-state way.

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