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31 July 2015
Plans for COP21 in Paris – December 2015
by the Campaign against Climate Change
 sub-topic» "Greens"

We have an idea how to do that. In Bangladesh and India, they have a form of protest called a bandh. The people stop the city for a day. They stop work, they close the shops, they stop the universities and schools, they stop the buses and trains and cars. When they do this in Calcutta, children play cricket in the great avenues of the city. We are not suggesting an occupation of Paris by protestors. We want the people of Paris to take over their own city, for the sake of the planet. We want local street parties in every neighbourhood. If the people of Paris do that, all the world will take note. It could be the beginning of years of climate action, not the end of hope.

20 July 2015
Going green is holy, say Church of England bishops: General Synod calls for vicars to have training in ‘eco-theology’
by Steve Doughty
 sub-topic» "Greens"

Leaders of the Church of England declared yesterday (Mon) that fighting climate change is a holy duty.

They called for a new generation of vicars to be trained in ‘ecotheology’ as well as the Bible and ‘eco-justice’ alongside Christian ethics.

Churchgoers are to be encouraged to skip lunch on the first day of every month in a fast against climate change after the General Synod, the CofE’s parliament, adopted a wholesale programme of green activism.

27 April 2015
Want a green pass, so you can fly your own private jet? Here’s how
by Eric Worrall
 sub-topic» "Greens"

The lesson, in my opinion, is clear. If you want a green pass for flying your own private jet, without attracting green disapproval, all you have to do is say you are concerned about CO2. Then nobody in the green movement will care what you actually do – all they seem to care about is what you say. By voicing support for approved green narratives, you will have established yourself, in the eyes of the greens, as one of their in crowd. You will not be expected to live by the same rules, and standards of behaviour, as ordinary folk.

29 March 2015
Report Shows Campus Sustainability Movement Restricts Debate, Harms College Finances
by the National Association of Scholars
 sub-topic» "Greens"

Sustainability: Higher Education’s New Fundamentalism shows that the sustainability movement distorts college curricula and cuts off free inquiry on important questions. The 260-page report also shows that, at a time when tuition and student debt are soaring, colleges are spending lavishly on sustainability programs.

The study shows how the sustainability movement has shut down reasoned debate on campuses by foreclosing open inquiry about climate change. (The report takes no position on global warming itself.) The report criticizes the 685 institutions that have signed the American College and University President’s Climate Commitment for demanding of students and faculty members “blind obedience” in the place of critical examination of the facts.

15 March 2015
Rodents to be given human rights under Green party plans
by Matthew Holehouse
 sub-topic» "Greens"

Those policy proposals in full

Animal rights: Article Five of the UN Declaration on Human Rights, banning “inhuman” treatment, is extended to all sentient life forms. The same prison sentences for the murder and kidnap of humans will apply to crimes involving elephants, monkeys and whales.

Nappies: Companies that manufacture disposable nappies face higher taxes to account for landfill

Grand National: Commercial horse and dog racing to be banned

National Lottery: Payouts to be smaller, with more winners, under “progressive” system

Aid: Budget to increase to one per cent of GDP, with hospital ships serving the developing world

Education: Forest Schools, giving children a “hands-on” appreciation of trees

16 February 2015
First, do no harm: expanding our moral code beyond religion
by Floris van den Berg
 sub-topic» "Greens"

(Editor’s Note: This is an example of a kind of writing, which is becoming commoner among those that masquerade as friends of human liberty, but in reality are the opposite. It all starts pretty well, with five good paragraphs about the evils of religion. Then there are four rocky ones, making you think “Where is this going?” Then two absolutely excellent sentences. So good, that I’ll repeat them here:

“From individual liberty—the core value of the enlightenment—it follows that everything is allowed so long as we do no harm to others. So a society in which no harm is done should be the goal.”

Fine words! But then the essay descends into a vegan eco-diatribe. The author falls into the usual greenie trap of seeking to use moral manipulation and politics to do harm – serious harm – to us human beings. After all, when we human beings eat meat, we are only behaving according to our nature – just as polar bears do when they eat baby seals. Thus the author contradicts the point of his essay. Sigh. He also seems not to understand that veganism is just as much a religion as any other.)

09 December 2014
Environmentalists are elitists
by John Tyler
 sub-topic» "Greens"

All through human history a class of people have considered themselves better, smarter, more deserving -and thus ENTITLED TO RULE- over the great unwashed masses.

24 November 2014
A Response to Lord Donoughue
by Fenbeagle
 sub-topic» "Greens"

The 'Greens' are not concerned about the environment, or about 'sustainability' (whatever that means), or about poverty. They clearly aren't in favour of industry or anything that has proven successful at reducing poverty and making everyones lives more comfortable, and are not particularly concerned about pollution unless it suit's them to target some with that accusation. But not others, (and never themselves.)

They sit upon the branch we all sit upon and happily busy themselves at sawing it off.

25 September 2014
Neil deGrasse Tyson and the Metaphysical Dilemma of the Left
by Robert Tracinski
 sub-topic» "Greens"

The modern left formed as a reaction against capitalism and the Industrial Revolution. I think this reaction was driven by a deeply ingrained attitude toward morality. Practically every moral philosophy has warned against the evils of greed and self-interest—and here was an economic system that encourages and rewards those motives. You could look at this and decide that it’s necessary to re-evaluate the moral issues and come to terms with self-interest in some way. Most factions of the modern right have done so, whether they accept self-interest as a necessary evil or to make a virtue of selfishness.

But if you’re not willing to make such an accommodation, you’re going to look around, see all this heedless profit-seeking, and conclude that it must be evil in some way and it must be leading to evil consequences. So you will lend an eager ear to anyone who claims to validate your moral suspicions about capitalism.

23 September 2014
Greens v. the poor: it's a movement of the 'haves'
by Naomi Schaefer Riley
 sub-topic» "Greens"

What could be wrong with that? Well, here’s the thing about environmentalists: They have a long history of screwing the poor.

The religion of environmentalism, you see, does everything it can to stop economic growth from happening. Preferring things to be more “natural” typically means restricting energy use, technological advancement and the progress of civilization itself.

28 July 2014
Green Moral Exhibitionism
by James Knight
 sub-topic» "Greens"

When you look closely at the Green Party, you find that they are quite unlike normal, rationally minded people – their obsession with climate and the environment would be an astonishingly unusual thing if it were not for the fact that green obsession is one of the few remaining political identities on which one could base a party and sustain some electoral territory. Without the need for this green obsession to hold themselves together as an alternative party, what they actually subscribe to is quite bizarrely alien to the ordinary human mental constitution.

30 June 2014
Greenpeace chief commutes - by plane
Executive flies 250 miles from Luxembourg to Amsterdam despite organisation's anti-air-travel campaign
by Emily Davies
 sub-topic» "Greens"

A Greenpeace senior executive commutes to work by plane despite the organisation’s anti-air travel campaign, it emerged yesterday.

Pascal Husting, Greenpeace International’s programme director, has been flying 250 miles between Luxembourg and Amsterdam at the charity’s expense since 2012.

29 June 2014
The reckless mass medication of Britain
by Robert Henderson
 sub-topic» "Greens"

There is also a moral question, namely, how much medication should be given to a patient regardless of the quality of life they can experience? The idea that living is desirable regardless of the nature of the life is difficult to sustain morally. That is particularly true of the old. I have never encountered anyone over the age of 85 whose life I have known in some detail who has been averagely happy or physically comfortable. Almost invariably by that age the body has developed some serious malady whether physical or mental. That is not to say such elderly people generally want to die. Rather, it is simply that the life being led is normally miserable at worst and unfulfilling at best. If they are loaded down with medications, many or all of which will have obnoxious side effects, this may extend their lives by a few months or years, but the patient may well feel that there is a case for saying let nature take its course if those few extra months and years will be suffered rather than enjoyed because of the side effects of medication.

14 April 2014
Heads are breaking the law if they teach eco agenda, says Gove
by Daniel Martin
 sub-topic» "Greens"

Headteachers who brainwash children with green propaganda are breaking the law, Michael Gove has suggested.

The Education Secretary has read ‘with concern’ a report which accused ‘activist’ teaching staff of trying to turn pupils into ‘foot soldiers of the green movement’. It found the marks children were awarded in exams depended on ‘parroting’ the green agenda. And many widely-used textbooks included inaccurate examples.

26 February 2014
The British Green Party expose their totalitarian mentality
by Robert Henderson
 sub-topic» "Greens"

This is the voice of the true fanatic, so captured by an ideology that any dissent from the “true way” becomes heresy which must be eradicated. For Bennett it is not enough to have policies implemented , only those who unreservedly support the policies can be tolerated in government even if they are not involved in implementing the policies themselves.

In short, Greens want the debate on man-made global warming to be officially over as far as the government is concerned. They belong to the one class of person who should be denied a public voice, namely the class of those who would deny a public voice to others.

06 November 2013
Long Green
by Willis Eschenbach
 sub-topic» "Greens"

And that means that of the $7.5 million dollars donated by taxpayers all over the world, the people in the developing countries will get …


Like I said, while I bemoan the waste of resources, I see all this as good news. Any country that takes a serious look at what’s happened to the first seven plus million that was donated to the Green Climate Fund will certainly have second thoughts about giving them money.