So, we already know that Pat Robertson is an embarrassment. His comments on Wednesday insinuating that Haiti has fallen into earthquake-induced crisis because the nation is “cursed” for having made a “pact with the Devil” are inconceivably insensitive, irresponsible, and frankly reflect poorly on normal, everyday God-fearing, right-thinking Americans like you and like me.
However, some comments which aren’t quite getting the same exposure in the press came from Hollywood actor and Hugo Chavez bosom buddy Danny Glover, who said that the devastating earthquake in Haiti was Mother Earth’s response to a fruitless global warming conference recently held in Copenhagen. “This,” he said, “is what happens.”
I fail to see the difference between the two. And yet, if you turn your focus to social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook, the venom and vitriol toward Robertson is bubbling over, while Glover’s remarks go completely unnoticed.
Both fail to see that this is anything other than a natural disaster (as opposed to, say, one of those “man-made disasters” facilitated by the failure of inept Homeland Security Director Janet Napolitano) and, much worse, both blame people for it — Robertson blames the Haitian people and the historical practice of voodoo rituals, while Glover blames the human race as a whole, no doubt because we haven’t managed to destroy the world economy in order to save the globe from a debunked scientific theory based more in Marxist thought than fact.
And make no mistake about it: global warming is a religion. In fact, according to the late scientific fiction author Michael Crichton, it is the new “religion of choice for urban athiests.”
“If you look carefully, you see that environmentalism is in fact a perfect 21st century remapping of traditional Judeo-Christian beliefs and myths,” Crichton said in a September 2003 speech. “There’s an initial Eden, a paradise, a state of grace and unity with nature, there’s a fall from grace into a state of pollution as a result of eating from the tree of knowledge, and as a result of our actions there is a judgment day coming for us all. We are all energy sinners, doomed to die, unless we seek salvation, which is now called sustainability. Sustainability is salvation in the church of the environment. Just as organic food is its communion, that pesticide-free wafer that the right people with the right beliefs, imbibe.”
Quite honestly, while I may be a little biased, as nicely as Crichton may have made his case I think America’s Right editor Robert Wallace put it best back in October, in a piece entitled Where Angels Fear to Tread. Robert wrote:
[J]ust as Christianity operates at both the individual level and the global level, there is a global perspective on religious environmentalism.
According to the tenets of liberalism, the fundamental sin is inequality. And in the world the greatest instance of inequality was the rise of the West starting in the 15th century. Prior to that time, power had been relatively evenly distributed throughout the world, but ever since the 1400s the Europeans (and then European-based nations like Australia and the United States) have risen to an unprecedented level of power relative to the rest of the world.
The root of that inequality is industrialization. Which, coincidentally, makes traditional industrialized Western society the snake in the Garden that got the rest of humanity vicariously kicked out.
- The pre-industrialized world = Eden.
- Adam Smith, Thomas Edison, etc. = the Snake.
- Industrialization = the Fall.
Now we’re all living in sin. So what’s next? The Flood.
This is the world global warming alarmists inhabit. It’s not about climate change variables and esoteric complex systems theory. It’s about sin and retribution. Because we are relatively prosperous we are therefore evil, and if we do not repent (via “environmental justice”) then the seas will rise and we will drown. And we will deserve it.
Danny Glover doesn’t care about the planet. He doesn’t care about climate change variables and esoteric complex systems theory. Danny Glover cares about sin and retribution, and judging upon his relationship with Hugo Chavez, according to Danny Glover the great sin here is success, the inequality which has come from the rise of the West, the vast inequity that we have failed to atone for through making concessions of our success and prosperity at summits like the one in Copenhagen.
And so the Western world has brought upon itself a disastrous earthquake with an epicenter of five miles below the island of Hispaniola. Mankind deserved to be punished. When we see what we did at the climate summit in Copenhagen, this is the response, this is what happens, you know what I’m sayin’?
How is Danny Glover any different from Pat Robertson, who vomited out the idea that the Haitians deserved to be punished for practicing voodoo rituals in generations past?
The answer, folks, is that the only difference here is that Robertson is qualifying his madness by associating it with the Christian faith while Glover bases his own stupidity on the religion of farcical climate science, and that it is Christianity which–to these people, at least–epitomizes closed-mindedness,while those who take their media-fueled concern for the fraud that is man-made global warming to a fanatical level are somehow more open and honest with themselves, with others, and with Mother Earth.
It is Pat Robertson’s faith in God and the Devil at all which brings ire surpassed only by that brought as a result of his flagrantly inappropriate comments. Danny Glover blamed mankind as a whole for the Haitian earthquake, but because he did so based upon a belief in a manufactured-but-fashionable socio-environmental crisis, his comments are ignored by the mainstream media and consequently perceived to be just fine with the American people.
I fail to see the difference. At this time, we should be praying and donating our time and our money to help those in Haiti affected by this natural disaster–an unfortunate shift in tectonic plates and nothing more–get some semblance of life back together.