New Age Movement and the Green Religion

Here is a great article by a friend Michelle Horstman who writes for David Horowitz’s web site NewsReal Blog. Well worth the read.

5 Reasons the Environmentalists’ 1010 Fantasy Film of Blowing Up Non-Conformists Is Bigger Than You Think

2010 October 10

Have you seen the new video from ? The one where they push a red button and blow up anyone that questions their agenda for environmental change? Due to an outraged public reaction, they removed it themselves, but it is still readily available all over the internet.

On the surface, you might think this is just another bunch of green wackos using poor taste; so what? But there is much more to it than that. The “Green religion” and its thousands of devoted supporters are a lot closer to this little video than you might want to know.

To start with, who is behind the 1010 group and their upcoming 10-10 event? The 1010Global organization is promoting their big October 10 (10-10-10) event this weekend, a day of global work known as the “Global Work Party.” They have promoted it heavily, including promotion to community groups, schools, and universities. They have an interesting list online of their supporters which makes it clear that this is not just some crazy little Green group in the UK.

Behind the 1010Global group, are thousands of networked efforts, sharing the same ideologies of worldwide redistribution, global governance and disdain for the unenlightened who are not going along with the program. This disdain was made all too clear in the Red Button video.

The 1010Global parent site,, has much more on the “Global Work Party” day and lists many additional supporters including Greenpeace, Muslim Green Team, UN Foundation, Socialist Youthfront Denmark, Unitarian Universalists and the World Wildlife Fund. is more of an annual activist day, but its organized under the group, and this is what they envision for the event this weekend:

We’re calling it “A Day to Celebrate Climate Solutions”–together we’ll get to work in our communities on projects that can cut carbon and build the clean energy future.
But we won’t stop there–we’ll be using the day to pressure our leaders to Get To Work themselves by passing strong climate policies promoting clean energy and reducing emissions.

They like to call their activists “messengers” and they have some distinguished messengers, indeed. Here are just a few of my favorite “messengers” from their list. Let me know if any of the names ring a bell:

Bill McKibben, Founder

The misanthropy at the heart of radical environmentalism is well expressed by biologist David M. Graber, who, in a glowing review of Bill McKibben’s The End of Nature, writes: “Human happiness [is] not as important as a wild and healthy planet…. Until such time as Homo sapiens should decide to rejoin nature, some of us can only hope for the right virus to come along.”

Van Jones– You’ll notice his involvement in just about every area of the Top Five list.

Vandana Shiva:

A shift from industrial agriculture to ecological, local food systems would be the biggest single step to move towards 350 and a safe climate, while simultaneously solving the food crisis.

Desmond Tutu:

Israel is like Hitler and apartheid

Dr. James Hansen- NASA Institute for Space Studies (and apparently NASA Institute for Enlightenment, too)

Rajendra Pachauri- IPCC

Barbara Kingsolver- Her wisdom continues to flow, as evidenced in this quote just after 9-11:

The last time I looked at a flag with unambiguous pride, I was 13. Right after that, Vietnam began teaching me lessons in ambiguity, and the lessons have kept coming. I’ve learned of things my government has done to the world that made me direly ashamed. I’ve been further alienated from my flag by people who waved it at me declaring I should love it or leave it. I search my soul and find I cannot love killing for any reason. When I look at the flag, I see it illuminated by the rocket’s red glare.

Now that you have a clear picture of the type of organizations and people that are supporting the makers of the Big Red Button video, let’s take a look at the top five contributors to the Green religion and the type of belief systems they have.n […]


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9 responses to “New Age Movement and the Green Religion

  1. FryingPan,

    Glad you like it here — we are happy to have you.

    As we specify in our comment rules: “We check carefully to see if any comments contain links to other sites which we would not recommend.”

    It is easy to find “questionable” sites so there is no need for us to advertise them here.

    In Jesus Christ eternally, Jack

  2. Wow, I wish I had the time to read every single article, link* and comment on this blog. I love it here!

    Ones not removed by an administrator of course. Those removed are not worth my time!

  3. JJ,

    I appreciate your note but cannot take time to answer all the premises. I will simply pray for you.
    Please visit our page here:
    Let me know if you agree — not political!!

    In Jesus Christ eternally, Jack

  4. Wouldn’t return and a drive by troll, huh? Interesting. Your insults highlight exactly what I was talking about in my original post about the hostility towards environmentalism on this particular blog.

    I am actually extremely offended that you seem to think that my Methodist affiliation and my methodist environmental stewardship stance is “regrettable.” I thought this was a “Christian” blog, is it not? Last time I checked, I believe in the same one God and savior as you do, unless you would like to correct me there. It is in the founding doctrine written by John Wesley that advocates good environmental stewardship. I am not 100% positive about other Christian affiliations because I am not as familiar with their founding doctrine, but I am almost certain that nearly every major religion on Earth promotes sound environmental stewardship. Again, correct me if I’m wrong, I would love to hear about a religion that in fact promotes destructive behavior towards nature or the Earth.

    I fear that this blog is merely about conservative politics and less about religion. Note that I never once told you about my political persuasion, but all of you somehow assumed that I was this marxist left wing environmental extremist. Which is exactly my point. There is far too much labeling going on in politics today and it is shameful. What if a republican wanted to promote good environmental stewardship? Would he be labeled as a liberal and a traitor to his party? I would sure hope not. My point is that environmentalism is NOT a partisan political issue. Let me say it again, environmentalism is NOT a partisan political issue, no matter how much you declare it as such. So if you want to label all environmentalists as liberals and vice versa, are you saying that there cannot be a republican environmentalist and that the liberals own the issue of environmentalism? No of course not, that would be foolish. You know nothing about my political persuasion and I said nothing in my post that would give that away. If you care to know, I am a political moderate because I am sick of the polarized state of partisan politics in Washington today. It comes from both sides, regardless of how much MSNBC and Fox News portray it as a one-sided affair. I do not subscribe to one party or the other because I see the validity in both sides.

    Did I mention anything in my post that gave me away as a liberal?

    See my point? I am not a liberal environmental extremist and did not even mention any kind of liberal ideas in my original post. Trust me, I am all for the free-market as a solution to these problems, no doubt. But the problem is that nobody knows that “green” can be profitable and help their bottom line while saving the environment at the same time. Did you know that? Probably not. My approach would see improved environmental education in schools to heighten environmental awareness. As an environmentalist and a sane human being, I am not a fan of these commercials of course. But awareness for various environmental issues must be raised to ensure that a free market system could take advantage of the situation at hand. It cannot, unless they know how to go about things effectively. The fact of the matter is that the vast majority of people around this country, and the rest of the world for that matter, would do something good for the environment if they could. Polls show that people overwhelming want to do good for the environment, yet why are only a small fraction of these people actually doing anything? It is simply because people do not know what they can do and/or they have misconceptions about the cost or effectiveness of these actions. That is what I do, I am an educator. How is that for “liberal marxist environmental extremism” for you?

    Now to address some of the things you mentioned in your post. You said “The Green Movement and the majority of environmentalism is nothing more than a government subsidized Marxist, money making scam benefiting the left.” Yet you fail to recognize who benefits from anything opposed to these movements. It is important to know both sides of the story. The energy industry is the single largest industry in the world and is certainly the most profitable. They would like to keep it that way of course. That is why regardless of how much money goes into these green movements, it doesn’t matter who it comes from or how much it is, it will always be dwarfed by the total amount of money that is behind the opposition of these movements.

    And again, I just want to reiterate that I was extremely offended by your anti-Methodist remarks from your first post. The comment I made about anti-environmentalist posts on this blog was highlighting that Christian values support good environmental stewardship. That is all. You don’t think that if Jesus Christ was alive today, he wouldn’t be appalled by the massive amount of environmental exploitation that is going on around the planet? You’re telling me he would side with the energy corporations and not with the people who care about the well being and health of this great planet?

    You have made my point very well for me. At least Tom the Redhunter acknowledged that not all environmentalists are extremists. But you on the other hand have not acknowledged this. So are you telling me that just because I promote good environmental stewardship through education and that I am a Methodist whose founding doctrine promotes these ways, that you are not going to accept me as a fellow Christian believer and brother and label me as a left-wing marxist environmental extremist? How is that fair at all? When I mentioned about comments like yours about being counter-productive to Christian values, I meant it. Environmental stewardship was promoted by Jesus Christ himself, and you’re going to tell me that you are opposed to good environmental stewardship? Of course not. Your comments were based off of the assumption that since I’m an environmentalist, I am no doubt a crazy left-wing extremist. So what do you say now? Am I really that person you assumed I was? Political pre-conceptions like this are what is really holding this country back from making progress on any issues today.

  5. Tom, Thanks for stopping by again.

    You are right about JJ.. He’s a drive by Troll.
    Your environmental angle is perfect — voluntary!!! The present government does nothing right — even the Military and border protection — two of their prime responsibilities.

    I fear Kyoto and Cap and Tax will be high on the LibList for the Lame Duck session.. and we have no way to stop it.
    In Jesus Christ eternally, Jack

  6. jjromano will not return. His comment was a hit and run. Even so, Michelle ane ExPreacherMan pretty much took care of him, so I’ve nothing more to add there.

    While the 10:10 video was extreme, it does show the mindset of the global warming crowd. After all, if you really do think that the earth itself is headed toward destruction, and mankind is to blame, then there is a logic in killing those who oppose environmental proposals.

    To be sure, very few enviros would go that far. But to get their proposals into action they are all in favor of the biggest of big government and authoritarian solutions. It is this thinking that was behind Kyoto and the various Cap and Trade proposals.

    I’m on a few environmental commissions where I live, and I promote trees and healthy streams. But my message is volunteer activities, not big onerous government regulation.

  7. JJ,
    Thanks for dropping by.
    Rational discussion is welcome here but I am offended that your Comments insult Michelle, the lady author of the article.
    Likewise, as the Blog owner, I do not acquiesce to the ridiculous requests of my readers — when you say: “So since this is a religious blog, what is with all of the anti-environmental sentiment? Take it somewhere else, because it is counter-productive in this type of forum.”
    The Green Movement and the majority of environmentalism is nothing more than a government subsidized Marxist, money making scam benefiting the left.
    Witness these sponsors of the Leftist meeting in DC, “One Nation Working for Marxism” rally October 3rd..
    These and many more Greenies were holding hands with Marxists, Socialists of every stripe at their rally:
    Sierra Club, National Wildlife Federation, Friends of the Earth, Center for Biological Diversity, Earth Day Network, Green Party USA, Chesapeake Climate Action Network.
    There were over 200 Progressive, Marxist, Socialist organizations represented.. one big happy family with the Greenies.
    A complete list of sponsors is here:

    JJ, It is regrettable that your own Methodist religion is involved with the Environmental Movement. I note that “General Board of Church and Society- United Methodist Church” was one of the sponsors of the Progressive DC rally. That is not the job of the church, the body of Christ . The mission of the church is to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ, lead the lost to Christ and then teach them to lead others to Christ.
    Please read and consider this page of my Blog: * Eternal Life For You

    I pray for you, JJ.
    In Jesus Christ eternally, Jack

  8. Hi, JJ. I wanted to respond to a few of your thoughts on this post.
    I don’t think it was stated that ALL environmentalists were liberals or extremists, but rather pointing out some of the biggest movements that have direct connections and directly support this disturbing video.
    The big money in this piece refers to those who are also connected to this video or the philosophy behind it, and has nothing to do with corporations who are starting to market “green” because they know it sells right now.
    As for the rest of your comments, it really does not appear you actually read this article. The entire point of the piece was that there are a lot of people who share a worldview that aligns with the content of the video, and it has absolutely nothing to do with whether or not it is smart to buy more energy efficient light bulbs. I hope you’ll take the time to read it. I feel pretty certain you will still completely disagree, but at least you may have a clearer idea of what the point was.

  9. Wow, generalize much? Not all environmentalists are “extremists” as you may label them. AND in fact, not all environmentalists are liberals. Environmentalism is NOT a bi-partisan political issue. So you’re going to tell me that since all liberals are environmentalists and all environmentalists are liberals, then republicans cannot be environmentalists in their own right? No, that would be stupid of course.

    And really??? The article listed “BIG MONEY” as one of the top 5 contributers to this “green religion!” WHAT A JOKE!! The anti-environmental movement is fueled by the single largest industry in the world (the energy, and more specifically the oil and gas industry) yet there is no mention of that anywhere, of course. These “rich people” that are contributing to going green all stems from the market that they are faced with today. People and more specifically consumers, place a premium on goods that are environmentally friendly nowadays. If you had a choice between two products at the same price and quality, you would choose the one that is marketed as “greener.” Its a no brainer, it is good business to market yourself as green and investing in environmentally friendly technology and projects, these corporations can then market themselves as “green.” Hell, even Walmart utilizes green marketing nowadays.

    Also, you may be living back in the 70s if you think that environmentalism is like a religion nowadays. Environmentalism is mainstream now, whether anyone likes it or not. It now represents the majority of people in this country and people on this planet. It is no longer for hippies and new agers. Environmentalism has come a long way int he past few decades and its a shame that you haven’t noticed.

    I am absolutely appalled that a discussion such as this has turned into an anti-environmental discussion. The dialogue at one point was productive and could have helped many people learn more about CFL bulbs but it has now turned into an anti-green and anti-liberal commentary. Not all environmentalists are extremists. In fact, 99.9% of them are normal people who just care about the environment. How is that so outrageous? It is FAR from a religion and it is shameful that you can label it as such. EVERY major religion in the entire WORLD has incorporated some kind of environmental stewardship within its foundation. I am a Methodist and I know for a fact that when John Wesley founded the Methodist church, he emphasized good environmental stewardship. So since this is a religious blog, what is with all of the anti-environmental sentiment? Take it somewhere else, because it is counter-productive in this type of forum.

    Thank you.