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Offline Matthew

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The emperor has no clothes
« on: July 17, 2021, 02:31:42 PM »
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  • Americans tend to be idealist! While former generations had realistic ideals contemporary Americans, despite having a higher education, (or perhaps because of it), cannot discern real ideals from Utopian dreams. As an instance, take electric vehicles… Everyone assumes the ideal that these innovations are the answer to alleged carbon reduction in our atmosphere. At best they are an offset because ultimately they are tied to the electric grid which is carbon based fuel in its use of coal, natural gas or oil. Indeed with the increased use of electric vehicles there will be new and increased demands on the grid to power this Utopian ideal. Unfortunately, most folks only use casual research to formulate their “facts” and give short shrift to the fact of this reality. Thinking back to Middle School science most of us over 55 were taught combustion engines are leagues ahead of electric motors in power and efficiency. This despite leaps in efficient use of energy storage such as batteries. That said however, batteries and other devices have their own demons but that is a story for another day.

    A second green illusion is that solar panels, the Messiah of the Green Age, which allegedly is produced by common sand, the most abundant mineral on earth. In truth, solar panels are produced by silica a component of sand, but not from sand itself which contains too many impurities for practical panel manufacture. Instead it is produced by the mining of purer silica containing quartz and processed through combination with high quality coal. Additionally, this process of heating these two minerals at 1800 degrees C. requires coal for heating and smelting of them. Both procedures by the way, produce Sulfur dioxide a pollutant itself. So once again it is a Utopian illusion and far from reality.

    Back in the day when the environmental movement started it was enhanced by a grassroots movement called Back-to-Land, which consisted of individuals, families and small groups which produced their own needs be it food, water, waste disposal, and energy though their own small scale efforts. This is what Catholic Distributionist’s called subsidiarity, that is, the name given to the principle that a central authority should have a subsidiary or secondary function, performing only those tasks which cannot be performed at a more local level. Today with the modern “Green Movement” we see the opposite that is a conglomeration and integration of huge principals and money for immense projects that do far more damage to the environment than they remedy.

    Overall despite voices in the wilderness decrying these very facts for decades some voices are beginning to come through and some from unlikely sources. One of these is Michael Moore’s Planet of the Humans video, (). I’ve always been one to warn of Greek’s bearing gifts, so to speak and therefore question the motivation behind a seeming pivot of Mr. Moore’s raison d’être (Social Liberalism) and it is obvious that his greater motive is population control, which has been from Malthus on down the underlying, (and I stress the word, lying) MO of the environmental movement. Nevertheless, that is no reason not to view this important video just from the standpoint it exposes the hoax of the fraudulent green movement; not that population control isn't also an evil that needs to be addressed via an exposé.


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    So what, if anything, is the answer to our environmental woes? A second wave of Back-to-Land movements at the grassroots level is called for. This of course, is far from World Economic Forum’s Great Reset, which calls for aggregation of people in “green cities” under close scrutiny and limited freedom. Essentially, this Back-to-Land movement is idealist no doubt, but it is not necessarily Utopian. Though hard work, practice, experience and true research it is eminently achievable. The key is dedication and effort. A fundamental strength of a new Back-to-Land movement is that we now have an aging generation who through trial and error have seen the benefit and flaws of such a system. Pick their experienced brains for true knowledge it is key to any future success… that is unless you like the prospect of “owning nothing and being happy”!

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    Re: The emperor has no clothes
    « Reply #1 on: July 17, 2021, 04:51:49 PM »
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    I’ve always been one to warn of Greek’s bearing gifts, so to speak and therefore question the motivation behind a seeming pivot of Mr. Moore’s raison d’être (Social Liberalism) and it is obvious that his greater motive is population control, which has been from Malthus on down the underlying, (and I stress the word, lying) MO of the environmental movement. Nevertheless, that is no reason not to view this important video just from the standpoint it exposes the hoax of the fraudulent green movement; not that population control isn't also an evil that needs to be addressed via an exposé.

    Well said.

    I must say, considering the author (Michael Moore), this was a very good video. It really exposes the nonsense, hypocrisy, contradictions, insanity, and evils of the Green Movement.

    His only solution is population control.

    My solution, the Catholic solution, would be less materialism: reduce, reuse, recycle. We all need to be more frugal. We can't just buy, buy, buy...consume, consume, consume -- that's a Baby Boomer virtue. At least, that "virtue" came into being with the Baby Boomers. The parents of that generation were much more frugal, having lived through the Great Depression. They did a lot more gardening, fixing, doing without, mending clothes -- and in general, living a much simpler lifestyle.

    But the Catholic solution isn't to herd everyone into skyscrapers where you "own nothing and will be happy". That's a farce of God's plan, just like lust is a farce of God's invention of love.

    Living with less luxuries, yes, but owning your own home/land, owning your few possessions which you keep and repair, having some space, and working hard, not wasting and throwing things away all the time -- that's a decent way to live.

    I am completely against the Baby Boomer knee-jerk reaction against the Green Agenda. "Eh? I'm gonna open my back door and turn up the A/C to 71 degrees. That'll show 'em!" That isn't any more Catholic than Commie China's 1-child policy with forced abortions.

    WHAT WOULD THE SAINTS DO? Keep asking yourself that.

    No, the great lover of God (first) and nature/animals (second) St. Francis of Assisi would not counsel *any* man to get a vasectomy, or use any form of birth control. But he wouldn't advocate throwing out your phone and buying a new one every 2 years either. Or doing things out of "spite" to make the Climate Change cultists mad.
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    Re: The emperor has no clothes
    « Reply #2 on: July 17, 2021, 05:24:33 PM »
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  • There is many storage units going up everywhere.  McMansions and apartments are being built as speak.  

    You are right so many baby boomers are hoarders. 
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