11 January 2020 | St. Mark the Evangelist
One could be pardoned for thinking, as many do, that the Environmentalist Movement (EM) that is now so prolific in the world, is about saving the earth and the protection of the environment. Indeed, the propaganda published by the EM makes out that it wants to save poor animals from human destruction. And many in the EM, I'm sure, actually want to do just that, and think the EM is about that, but its actions and ideology prove otherwise. The average EM members are, in my view, like the initiates of Freemasonry: they think that they are part of a do-gooders club, and there is a bit of that as part of the movement in order to attract potential acolytes and to put up a front, but in the main it's just another Satanic, anti-God agenda designed to destroy the beauty of God's order and creation.
Indeed, the radicalism that now has become part of the EM in recent months and years proves that this agenda is far more insidious than what many believe it to be. The growth of sub-movements like Extinction Rebellion, and others, who are the modern evangelical doom-sayers of our age, warning of the end of the world in fire and smoke, is not something to joke about, with their cries for us becoming vegans, and such like (and even for cannibalism!). They have respectable university educated, tenured scientists behind them, coming out with frightening scientific figures that claim that - due man-made climate change - the world may not last 8-12 years. Such a scare has infected politics and - what is more deplorable - even the Church. I think we are at a point in the Church's history when we have prelates who are more concerned with the creature rather than the Creator.
The Order of Creation
Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition teach us that God created the world with order and purpose. The First Vatican Council (1869-1870) infallibly taught that using the light of reason alone, and observing the beauty and order of creation, one can come to the certain knowledge that God exists. St Paul himself spoke of this in the opening chapter of his Epistle to the Romans, in which he decries those who worship the creature rather than the Creator, and who looking at the order of Creation, deny God. Interestingly, the Apostle of the Gentiles links this atheism with sexual depravity, or more defined, sodomy. We cannot deny that such a connection is much more prevalent in our age.
A certitude of God's order regards the relationships between various creatures. One such relationship, for example, concerns bees and plants. If one were to watch a documentary on bees, one would find out what fantastic creatures they are and how important they are to the world (even if we consider them pests). These tiny creatures live in a very hierarchical society, with, of course, the queen bee at its centre (a nod to the Kingship of the Creator who made them). In their work, worker bees go out and collect pollen from plants. They carry this pollen via long hairs on their legs, to which the pollen sticks. Whilst they hop from one flower to another, they spread the pollen to the other flowers, thus helping to pollinate other plants, and further the existence of plantkind. Without these bees, plants would likely wither away since they could not pollinate. In this, we see the wisdom and order of the Most High in His design.
Another example concerns the woodlouse, another tiny creature. Woodlice have within their digestive system a bacteria that breaks down the cellulose they consume. Without this bacteria, woodlice would not be able to digest the cellulose, and thus most likely would starve and die. What is also of interest is that the bacteria inside them cannot live without the woodlice. And so, we have two creatures that simply cannot live without each other. (Question to evolutionists: which one evolved first, considering that neither can live without the other?) Here, we are presented with another example of Divine Wisdom at work, imprinting His order in Creation for all the world to see, were people to open their eyes and see.
Order and design are not limited to the natural world, but even to human society. Humans are social creatures (along with their animal neighbours), and it is no accident that God should make men this way. God Himself is a society: Father, Son and Holy Spirit; Three Divine Persons in One God; a Family; a Society; a Hierarchy of which human society follows. It is, likewise, no accident that human society automatically and organically sifts itself into a hierarchy, whether that be the family unit, or the nation to which a man belongs. Human society can be compared to the placing of soils in a jar of water: shake them up, and they automatically layer themselves according to density: the dense fall to the bottom, the light rise to the top. And so, human society filters itself: the affluent rise to the top, whilst the common fall to the bottom. And no amount of Egalitarianism is going to change that.
And thus, we must discuss the heresy of Egalitarianism. This is the political philosophical thought that priorities the equality of men in all things. Such a thought is heresy, and has been condemned by the Church, since it denies and seeks to overturn the created order of human society, and the natural hierarchy into which men automatically move themselves. The Church understands that though men are equal in dignity by virtue of their humanity and, in the case of Christians, by their Baptism, men are not, thereby, equal in status, station or wealth. God providentially permissively Wills that some men are born into abject poverty, whilst others are born into tremendous wealth. Some are paupers, and some are princes, and no amount of bluster and thundering from egalitarians is ever, ever, going to change that. To not accept the hierarchical nature of human society, is to not accept reality, and that, my dear reader, is the definition of insanity. Apropos to this article, some egalitarians apply such equality to animals as well, and this thought has permeated the EM, which forever decries "crimes" against animals, and the "right" of animals, etc.
Environmentalism: Contrarian by nature
Like many modern movements, the EM is hypocritical and contrarian by nature. It supposedly is about the protection of the environment, whilst in reality - when its policies and ideology are put into action - it's destructive of the very environment it is meant to save. A glaring example is the current fires raging through Australia. The fires wouldn't be so out of control if it wasn't for the "green" policies of the environmentalists who legislated that forests shouldn't be properly cleared of debris (such as leaves and branches), especially through the use of prescribed burning of forests. Such prescribed burning is beneficial to forest ecology, as Wikipedia states: "Controlled burning stimulates the germination of some desirable forest trees, and reveals soil mineral layers which increases seedling vitality, thus renewing the forest". Its other use is to burn the aforementioned debris, such as leaves and branches, which increase the existence of wildfires, and when they do start, they fast get out of control, since there is so much flammable debris to keep the fires burning. Thus, prescribed burning actually helps prevent such fires, and when they do happen, it helps to control them and prevent them from getting out of control. A wildfire can't burn what's already burnt. And so, we see that the very method of forest management that is detested by the environmentalists, is the very method that is most beneficial to it. Thus far, due to the fires in Australia, almost a billion animals have been killed. All because prescribed burning was - ironically - proscribed.
And, this is not the only example. Let me use another, and one which many of use can relate to. The recent phenomena in Europe and America with regards to mass immigration causes a burgeoning of the population, which in turn causes cities to grow. And, of course, how does a city grow, but outward? That means, in reality, more and more of the countryside is eaten up by development, which is necessary to house the growing population. In this, environmentalists, again, decry the destruction of the countryside in order to develop. Strangely, at the same time, environmentalists tend also to be liberals, and as such, advocate for mass immigration, the same mass immigration which - as I have said above - causes cities to expand, meaning that the countryside will be eaten up. This is clearly hypocritical, since one cannot have one's cake and eat it too. You cannot advocate for the preservation of the environment, whilst also advocating for the destruction of that same environment by supporting mass immigration. It's one or the other.
In these examples, many others, we see the hypocritical and contrarian nature of the EM. This shouldn't really be that surprising, since, like most modern movements, it preaches one thing, and does the reverse. We see this also within the Social Justice Movement, which preaches tolerance, diversity and inclusivity, whilst doing the very opposite: it is intolerant to those who do not subscribe to its ideology and it actively targets white, conservative and Christian westerners for special vitriol and bigotry. I could write an article all about the hypocrisy of Social Justice Warriors, but I think those of us who are - to use a modern colloquial - "red-pilled" about such things, know all about it.
The Catholic view: Moderation in all things
In view of the extremism of the left and their agendas, the Church promotes - and should actively promote - the balanced view of moderation in all things. Catholics should not lean extremely either to left or right, but should be centred. In issues like the environment, the Catholic can agree that we should protect nature from needless human destruction. God created the natural world to adorn the earth, and to aid man in his life. God created man to care for the natural world, and to be its steward. And so, with so great a responsibility, we must indeed care for and protect the environment, but at the same time remembering that nature serves man, and is subject to man's authority.
Catholics should also, at the same time, resist the radical environmentalism of our age, which seeks to subvert the created order of things. And certainly, Catholics should resist the radical environmentalism that is being pursued by the Vatican. Sadly, the Vatican is being influenced by the radical leftist agenda, simply placing a cross on top to make it look godly, when in fact it is the complete opposite.
The Poster-Child of the Environmentalist Agenda: Greta Thunberg
I cannot write about the EM without giving some mention to the new poster-child of the EM, the Swedish teenager: Greta Thunberg. I must confess, I have sympathy for her. Before her rise to fame promoting the "green life", she was unknown to the world. Now, she is the talk of the town, and her repeated angry speeches and media stunts (organised by her handlers, of course) have made her a leftist sensation. But, it is not as it seems. Greta is a sufferer of autism, or more specifically, Asperger's. This means that, being autistic, she is very easily persuaded, and can be very easily lead to believe anything her parents and handlers want her to believe.
And, naturally, Greta is a hypocrite just like all the other liberals. In recent headlines, Greta was caught out in a big lie: a photo of her sitting on the floor of a German train with a description that stated that she was sitting on the floor because the train was too packed turned out to have been staged. The train company themselves outed Miss. Thunberg by publicly declaring that Miss. Thunberg had a free, First Class seat on the train. I have no doubt that she probably made use of it - why spare it when its free, right? But, she had to do her staged photo-op in order to push the globalist agenda. Incidentally, it is now being reported that Greta's Twitter account is not being managed by her as was previously believed. Nay, her father is now known to be the one actually posting on the account. So, another lie that has been exposed.
I think it points to the insidiousness of the Agenda when a innocent teenager has to be used as the poster-child. Using a teenager to essentially frighten the world into submission, which, of course, is not working. Most people in the West are now seeing for themselves the truth of the Agenda, especially considering that the West is the one being targeted by the environmentalists for all their sanctions, whilst the biggest polluter on the earth, China, is always given a free pass to keep polluting, no matter the consequence. After all, which westerner has to walk around with a face mask due to pollution? Not many, right? But the poor Chinese who live in the cities have to wear them because of the smog. 21st Century China resembles a British city in the 1940's!
Problems & Solutions
And talking of pollution, what are the solutions that our lords and masters propose in order to reduce our carbon footprints and make the world safer? What are the solutions proposed by the numerous climate change conferences that occur on a frequent basis? Well, actually, there really aren't any. Non of these people nor their organisations actually propose concrete solutions to reducing pollution. Pardon me, save two main ones: 1) reduce the human population; 2) Tax everyone to the hilt and beyond. That's right, money and death are the answer. We are all going to have pay carbon taxes just for existing, and then get killed after being robbed of all our money. Because, we all know that throwing bucket loads of money at the environment is really going to solve everything!
We also see that all sorts of things are being blamed on climate change, such as toxic masculinity. Yes, being too manly is causing the earth to warm up! The solution to this is to emasculate men. Another problem is too many children, and so the solution to this is to reduce the number of children couples have, via abortion, contraception and the all the usual immoral practises. And, naturally, no agenda would be complete without the indoctrination of children. Case in point: in Germany, they are teaching children to sing a song that describes their grandmothers as pigs for not being environmentally friendly enough.
Another method of infant indoctrination is the use of sexual education in schools. I'm sure my readers are familiar with the most disgusting and pornographic material being shown to children in schools as part of "sex-ed". Well, California - the most "progressive" place on earth - is now publishing a textbook that teaches children the use of sexual toys and even a vile practise called "blood-play": the practise of cutting oneself to release blood for sexual gratification. And why mention this? Because all these disgusting, depraved sexual activities lead to where? Barrenness. Children are not taught the truth of marriage and pro-creation, etc., but now the only sexual education they get all ends with the children having no children, and no stable relationship. It's all meant to make sure children grow up depraved and sexually confused, and thus fall into acts that will end in complete barrenness. It may interest my reader to know that one of the strategies to turn a capitalist country into a Communist one is to have government controlled schools, amongst other things.
Conclusion: The End Goal
And that brings me to the final point (I could continue on, but I will bring this article to a close for the sake of brevity), the end goal of the EM, and other such like agendas. They are all borne to serve the Great Agenda; The Master Plan: One World Government, ruled over by none other than Antichrist himself. That is what all of this is about.
Everything we see in the world today is the birthing of Antichrist, or rather the softening of the world in preparation for him. Sadly, I suspect many of the people involved in the EM and like agendas don't actually know what the end goal is, and so they are - to borrow a Communist phrase - useful idiots. They are all working as part of a unified Satanic plan to bring Antichrist to power and they don't even know it. And, many of these poor devils who think they are going to gain power and dominance over the world are going to find, if they are around when Antichrist reigns, that they were merely tools, which will be thrown away when used. Some may be rewarded, for a time, but in the end Antichrist will dispense with them all, as Satan does to all he uses.
Catholics, in response, should pray for the Reign of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary. We should pray for the Reign of Mary, which is the Age of Peace, and for the unification of the world and its peoples, not under the tyranny of Antichrist, but under the sweet Reign of Jesus Christ and his Holy Catholic Church. Peace will not come through any institution on earth save the Catholic Church, hence why peace never comes. We rely too much on human institutions and they always fail, and we learn nothing from it. We return again and again to the very institutions that fail to bring peace to the world. Instead, we should turn to the Church, to whom alone it was given by Our Lord to bring peace, by uniting all men under one perfect society and into one Communion with Him. All of these Satanic agendas are just methods to bring about the tyranny of Satan upon the world, and for a time he will succeed. But, alas - and thanks be to God - it shall only be for a short time, after which the Lord shall come again, and all the powers of men and Hell shall be purged away, leaving only the eternal Reign of Heaven.