“In fact, Abbott said: “The forest wasn’t just a place of beauty, but it was a source of resources.”
So what, you might ask. What’s the big deal about seeing a tree and dreaming of furniture?
Well, it’s a blasphemy against the green religion that has Greens leader Christine Milne smelling sulphur.”
“It’s (environmentalism) become a religion, and religions don’t worry too much about facts.”
Trying to get some consistency out of the Liberals is like trying to nail water to a wall. Yes, I know that doesn’t make sense, but if you look at Peter “Whatever Happened There’s Always Someone I Can Attack” Dutton’s response to the second asylum seeker’s potential immolation, then it’s a week where one shouldn’t expect too much sense.
According to Mr Dutton, these tragic events were caused by refugee advocates giving people hope! Now, maybe I’m missing something, but it does strike me that people who have hope don’t tend to set themselves on fire. I would have thought that it was those who’d lost hope. Using Mr Dutton’s logic, those people encouraging Tony to have another crack at the leadership are risking him suddenly putting a match to himself because, while he may be depressed at the moment, once he gets a bit of hope, then he’ll resort to a desperate measure …
Still perhaps we should just be grateful that our Immigration Minister didn’t announce that giving medical attention to those who self-harm is just encouraging others to try it, and that leaving someone to die in agony is just the sort of deterrent to stop people attempting the dangerous sea journey, and helps break the people smugglers business.
Mm, maybe that’s plan B.
And speaking of plan B, did you happen to hear Scott Morrison mention climate change in the Budget? No? Neither did I. And there’s a reason that we all missed it. That’s because he didn’t say anything about it.
In fact, the Liberals are intending to attempt to take away the tax deductibility of green groups unless they spend at least a quarter of their money doing things like planting trees. As some of the big miners put it, why should the green groups have a tax free status that enables them to run campaigns against us, when we have to resort to complicated coorporate structures in order to enjoy a tax free status.
But I see a simple way around this for the green groups. Simply change their organisational structure and call themselves a religion. After all, plenty of people already have suggested that climate science has become a religion. Andrew Bolt regularly writes about the religion of “warmists”. And if people can’t use Bolt as the suppository of all knowledge then I don’t know what he’s good for. (Yes, yes, I know, but if it’s good enough for a PM to say it, then who am I to disagree?)
So all they need is a deity to worship and there’s no earthly reason that anybody could deny them religious status. After all, some Christian figures have called the green movement a “false religion”, and Christians say that about other religions all the time – usually another Christian religion – but if you’re a false religion, then you’re certainly a religion, otherwise, they’d be calling it a “false non-religion”.
As for who could be their god-head, Pope Francis could be okay, but another group’s already called dibs on him.
Bob Brown is a possibility, but I think that he’d prefer to think of himself as more of a prophet than a deity. Then there’s Clive Palmer and while he’d be happy to assume the god-like status, his lack of green -or indeed any other – credentials sort of make him hard to worship.
One could I suppose use Pan for the role. I mean, he was the god of nature, shepherds and flocks. The word “panic” is derived from his name. Yep, when I think about, almost everything Bolt has written on climate change backs up the idea that these green groups have been worshipping Pan all along and there’s no question that they should receive the same tax free status that churches do!
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