Gerry Brownlee Phil Heatley and Mike Moore – keeping the faith

There we go again. Mike Moore has a lightweight diatribe in today’s ODT – the gist of which is that environmentalism is a religion (but of course he gets the science of carbon….)

Back at you, Mike Moore. Environmentalists deal with the real planet, with its finite resources, it’s finite capacity to absorb impact, as dealt to it by us.

You of course, believe in a wholly man-made construct, called economic growth. If you could demonstrate that it can be had without impacting the physical environment, fine.

But if Gerry Brownlee’s assault on the DoC estate, and Phil Heatleys on the sea, are any indication, you can’t.

So rather than asserting that environmentalists are religious in their views, take a look in the mirror.

They are aware of a finite planet, finite resources, a species (us) in overshoot, and a need to hit the brakes before impact.

You of course, don’t believe there will be one. You believe in a man-made construct, called ‘economic growth’. Don’t worry, you’re not the only one as stupid – Phil Heatley actually mentioned ‘sustainable economic growth’ in his splurge about marine farming. Think on that, Mike. He is touting an unlimited construct – an exponential one – as a reason for impacting a finite geographical resource. How oxymoronic is that?  Do we need the ‘oxy’ part of the word at all?

Gerry, same day, comes out with a remedy for the electricity sector – chopping around the state sector players (bet the advantage goes to the outsiders) and promoting ‘competition. Same old, same old.

I’ll tell you where the bankruptcy is – it’s in the tired ideology you lot worship.

I guess a previous creed mentioned little children suffering, but we actually have the information to do better.


3 Responses

  1. Great post!

  2. I think this Mike Moore article was also in the NZ Herald about a week ago…

    I think he uses the expression that Enviornmentalism is a “Religion”… because it challenges his pet Gods, the Gods of Growth and Globalisation.

    To quote Euripides… [a famous Greek Dude]

    1- Those who the Gods wish to destroy, they first make mad.
    2- Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish.
    3- Events will take their course, it is no good of being angry at them; he is happiest who wisely turns them to the best account.

  3. Oh… a little more euripides for Mike More [spelling intended] to school up on:-

    4-Slow but sure moves the might of the gods.
    5-Humility, a sense of reverence before the sons of heaven — of all the prizes that a mortal man might win, these, I say, are wisest; these are best.
    6-Nothing has more strength than dire necessity.
    7-In case of dissension, never dare to judge till you’ve heard the other side.

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