Tree Huggers Got it Wrong

Written by Joe Dardano

When I reflect on Contemporary Liberalism (more specifically, tree huggers, environmentalists & those obsessed with Global Warming), I recall learning in university (in Classical Philosohopy) the “Law of Unintended Consequence.” Notice in the COVID-19 world wide shut downs, that in many places around the world, the air is clearing up? The original intention of the freezing of economic activity is to protect people from harm due to virus; one unintended consequence is cleaner air. That being said, Einstein once remarked “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” I sense that if left wing radicals who want a cleaner environment would change their thinking, they would be farther ahead. And what thinking do they need to change? Focus on putting people first, and the earth will heal. Focus on reducing the 56 million abortions committed globally each year, and the world will improve. Focus on solving the dilemma of 3.1 million children dying of starvation globally each year, and good things will happen. I believe that environmentalists have been getting it backwards, so much so that they elevate a young girl to be their spokesperson. If they put people first (and not the earth), I sense solutions will appear. The scripture that comes to mind when looking at this phenomenon is Luke 24:1-12. The women went to the tomb looking for Jesus and were disappointed when they could not locate him. Two men in shining clothes seeing this remarked: “Why do you seek the living among the dead?” (Luke 24:5) You see God is all about life, not death (Jeremiah 10:10). The essence of God centers on the life, breath, vitality and full expression of being. In 1 Peter 2: 4-5 Jesus is the “living stone” and thus we are also referred to as people who “are like living stones.” As we seek solutions the plague the earth, we need to look at the processes that embrace life; not the way of death and decay. Therefore, we need to put the living first—people. We need to help people first and then the environment will heal.

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Joe Dardano

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