Regular readers will know I like to draw comparisons between environmentalism and the traditional religions that modern societies abandoned:
I mentioned climate change because this seems to be the aspect of modern politics in supposedly secular countries which most closely resembles a religion. Once again, we have the sacred texts, the high priests, the apostates, punishment of unbelievers, calls for sacrifices, and indoctrination all wrapped up in a great moral crusade stretching beyond our lifetimes that secures the blind faith of the followers. It makes me laugh when I hear atheists refer to “Science!” when talking about climate change: these people are no more able to challenge the pronouncements of the scientists, whose words have been filtered through the media and politicians, than a medieval peasant was able to challenge the high priests’ interpretations of sacred texts. They are as much wedded to faith as their devout ancestors, but they don’t realise it.
In support of this theory I present a chap on Sky talking about original sin:
For over a hundred years, the UK released more carbon than any other nation. This has left the UK with the world’s fifth highest carbon debt.
— Sky News (@SkyNews) June 25, 2019
Let the self-flagellation begin!