This letter was sent to M. Luther by a what I am sure will become a faithful reader of our blogs some day.
At the moment he does not seem terribly enamoured with the views expressed on this site.
Well only time will tell if this endeavour will cause us to “Win Friends and Influence People”
As we certainly aren’t planning on stopping any time soon.
Below please find the letter. You can make up your own mind.
In the coming days, M. Luther will be posting a rebuttal.
And please note – no editing has been done. It appears only as I recieved it.
i read some of the posts on your site. i couldn’t read everything. there’s far too much text.
i appreciate that you maintain some of the views expressed but but i feel that expending energy countering environmentalists and arguing how the world needs more people and more capitalism is grossly misguided and naive. Nor does it take into account many social and philosophical elements of the human animal.
i especially find it disturbing that someone can argue that because human beings reason and place value on life, that somehow we hold dominion over and are separate from the rest of animal life on Earth. there are very few animals in this world that kill at will and with impunity. humans have mastered that art…with one another and non-human animals alike. M. Luther might learn something from how an animal will defend and shelter its young from predation. does that act not constitute the ability to reason that one’s offspring are of value…that their life has value?
Ultimately, i think that many of the arguments in the blogs posted are misguided. why not use those energies for something positive instead of, for example, throwing skepticism on the environmental movement because certain small elements have a radical opinion. An opinion that no one is concerned with anyway because most rational individuals understand the ludicrous nature of their arguments.
When you look through the fossil record of our earth, you will find that about 99% of the species of plants and animals that have existed on this planet are now extinct.
Nature doesn’t care about us, nature doesn’t care about tigers, polar bears, buffalo, dodos, peguins, 1000 year old redwoods, etc. etc.
Nature doesn’t care about biodiversity.
If a planet killing meteor was heading for the earth, nature wouldn’t lift a finger to stop it.
It could be easily argued that the only thing that has ever cared about our blue planet are homo sapiens.
Life, is a laissez faire system where various biological organisms compete for resources by adapting to their surroundings and exploiting niches through evolution. The most successful organisms are rewarded with continued existence, the others are condemned to extinction. Life creates order from chaos.
Humans are the only species that would intervene on behalf of another to save it from extinction. A lion would care not if it slaughtered the last gazelle.
Humans have managed through adaptation to rise to a point where we are not struggling on daily basis merely to exist. We have created order from the chaos. And now being in this position we look out over the earth and place value on it, we place value on life itself. I don’t know about you, but I think that is pretty important. We place value on something that this universe that we live in couldn’t care less about.
Now some people are mad that we have risen to this point, and would like to see us pulled back down into the daily struggle to survive, at the mercy of this cruel world we live in. They celebrate poverty, and would like to have half our children die before the age of five, our women die in childbirth, and healthy people be struck down by cureable diseases. And in the end they hope that we will become extinct too, just one more set of bones laying in the rock. And then there will be no-one left to care. No-one left to fight on behalf of life.
I don’t know what fuels this self loathing. Maybe in killing god, some think we have become the opressor that god was – and now our existence oppresses this earth so we too must be destroyed. We have tasted the fruit of knowledge and we must pay, because we have dared to succeed. We dare to reach fo immortality. We have dared to rise out of the dirt and have an impact on this earth. Let me tell you one thing, not one creature, not one plant has zero impact, zero impact is the same as zero existence.
Life is precious, and has value, because it is rare. As far as we know this planet holds the only life in existence in this universe, and at this point, we are the best chance that life has of continuing in this universe, of defending existence from oblivion. We are the masters of adaptation, and if we don’t make the mistake of giving up on ourselves, of thinking we have gone too far, that we have “progressed” enough, of letting those among us who want humans to have zero impact have their way, we will help life to spread throughout this universe, to make an impact.
The common enemy of humanity is man. In searching for a new enemy to unite us, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like would fit the bill. All these dangers are caused by human intervention, and it is only through changed attitudes and behavior that they can be overcome. The real enemy then, is humanity itself.”
The Green movement is not as benign as you would think. Everyone believes that they care about the environment and saving it for humanity. Their real goal is saving it from humanity.
As Ray Harvey Points out:
Environmentalism has so thoroughly permeated world culture that the saving-the-planet rhetoric is accepted even by those who don’t really regard themselves as dyed-in-the-skein environmentalists. It is taught as holy writ in public schools, and it’s espoused by poets, priests, and politicians alike.
This monstrous ideology would, given the first opportunity, destroy humankind, a fact of which the leaders of this movement make no secret.
It truly is a secular cult it has the worst aspects of a religion, but none of the life affirming qualities of traditional religions.
Unfortunately some traditional religions have decided to ally themselves with the green movement, and this is a very grave mistake. The Environmental movement wants only the death of the Human race.
1999 Parliament of World Religions in Barney’s Threshold 2000: Critical Issues and Spiritual Issues for a Global Age, p. 73 has the following quote:
“Down one path is a tragic wasteland. The climate has become hotter than today; floods and droughts are more frequent and more violent. massive amounts of soil have wasted into the sea. Most forests are gone. A large fraction of the Earth’s species are extinct, and the remaining ones are being lost rapidly. Oil and natural gas are gone.”
They use fear and guilt to try and control society. In their religion of hate, there can be no salvation. A human is a sinner from the day that they are born till the day that they die. So all the better that we die sooner. We suspect that is why they do not care about people suffering today, only people sufferng “tomorrow.”
We at “Vox Veritas Vita” have been following this debate for about 5 years now, watching from the sidelines. We finally decided to get involved in the last few months because it has just come out that so much of the case for C02 reduction has been based on twisted science that serves the green movements outrageously misanthropic agenda.
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