Isn’t it strange, the world is at a standstill because of a pandemic unleashed by the incompetent left (Communists) in China at the same time as the “Greens” (Communists) of the West preparing to expand the (Man Made) Global Warming SCAM in order to secure more funding from a economic system they, wait for it .. are against.
Nature is indifferent, it doesn’t punish, it is cruel and raw, it kills everything first chance it gets.
That is the knowledge everybody with a tiny bit of education know, history only repeat itself in an uneducated population.
R. J. L.
Brendan O’Neill, Spiked Online VIA Principia Scientific International
Greens just can’t help themselves. As the rest of us do what we can to tackle or withstand the COVID-19 crisis, they treat it as a sign, a warning from nature, a telling-off to hubristic, destructive mankind.
The speed with which they have folded this pandemic into their misanthropic narrative about humanity being a pox on the planet has been shocking, but not surprising.
Right from the top of the UN, they have been promoting their backward belief that this virus is a reprimand from nature.
Inger Andersen, executive director of the UN Environment Programme, says ‘nature is sending us a message’ with this pandemic and other recent disasters, including bushfires in Australia and locust invasions in Kenya.
Of course, nature is doing no such thing because nature is not a sentient being, however much the new religion of environmentalism might fantasize that it is.
The Guardian reports that Andersen thinks humanity’s ‘destruction of the natural world for farming, housing, and mining’ is making pandemics more likely.
In short, human growth, modern society itself, is now getting its comeuppance. We think we can farm and mine and, erm, build houses as we see fit, but here comes nature with her punishment: a terrible disease.
This is positively Biblical. Gaia is God in this scenario, coming to punish us for our sins.
A group of scientists agrees with Andersen. They describe COVID-19 as a ‘clear warning shot’ from nature, telling human civilization that it is ‘playing with fire’.
This is the political exploitation of a horrible disease to the end of winding back human industry: what a low trick.
Britain’s chief bourgeois misanthrope, George Monbiot, was hot on the heels of the UN’s eco-medievalists. He says COVID-19 has shattered humanity’s self-serving myth that it has achieved ‘insulation from natural hazards’.
There is a grotesque glee in the way Monbiot describes what COVID-19 has unleashed – ‘the membrane has ruptured’, he says, and ‘we find ourselves naked and outraged, as the biology, we appeared to have banished storms through our lives’.
Monbiot also views this pandemic as a lesson from nature. The headline to his piece says:
‘COVID-19 is nature’s wake-up call to our complacent civilization.’
And what is the content of nature’s violent lesson to disgusting mankind? It is to remind us that, for all our arrogance, we are actually ‘governed by biology and physics.’
There is something profoundly ugly in this. Monbiot and other greens seem to view COVID-19 as a disaster that will have an upside: it might roll back the Enlightenment-era belief that humankind can exercise dominion over nature and remind us that actually we are at nature’s mercy.
They hope this disaster will restore nature’s power over the humanized world.
This is also why so many greens online have been sharing images of dolphins swimming near Venice or the absence of airplane trails over California.
Because to them, these are signs of a benefit from COVID-19: the humbling of humankind, the reining in of our industrial and technological activity, and the reassertion of nature’s awesome power.
If you see a disease as a political statement, as an opportunity to pursue your pre-existing misanthropic agendas, there is something very wrong with you.
Even though all of this is morally perverse, it is not surprising. For a long time, greens have viewed human beings as a pox, a virus in our own right, doing untold damage to the planet.
Green god David Attenborough has said humans are ‘a plague on the planet’. Even when greens don’t use such explicitly hateful language, they constantly promote a view of human production and development as toxic and destructive.
And they latch on to everything from bushfires to floods, from plagues of locusts to melting ice-caps, as signs from nature, lessons from a furious Gaia.
When religious crackpots blame floods on gay marriage, claiming God is punishing us for losing the moral plot, we rightly mock them. Yet greens offer merely a secular version of such backward, apocalyptic claptrap.
The truth is that if the COVID-19 crisis has shown us anything, it is how awful it would be to live in the kind of world greens dream about.
Right now, courtesy of a horrible new virus, our societies look not dissimilar to the kind of societies Greta Thunberg, Extinction Rebellion, green parties, and others have long been agitating for.
Fewer flights, industry halted, huge infrastructure projects put on hold. Less driving, less traveling, less human interaction.
Over the past few weeks, as a result of our response to COVID-19, the ‘human footprint’ will undoubtedly have shrunk. And what an awful world it has become: smaller, quieter, more atomized.
We are all happy to make some sacrifices during this crisis. We are staying home, observing social distancing, and of course, most of us are not working or traveling.
But we cannot wait to go back to a world in which factories crank back to life, airplanes scrawl their lines in the sky, and people can go anywhere and work, socialize, buy and eat to their heart’s content.
Greens really should be careful when they talk about COVID-19, because it won’t be long before more and more people realize that this unpleasant emergency we are living through is just like the warped dystopia greens want to build.
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