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Socialism and Radical Environmentalism
Christian Today ^ | Monday, 14 December 2009 | Bill Muehlenberg

Posted on 12/13/2009 9:40:38 PM PST by Brugmansian

. . . the so-called New Left of the 60s was really just a rehashing of the Old Left of the 30s and 40s. It was simply a case of the same tired doctrines being arrayed in new garb. As one heavily involved in the New Left at the time, I am fully aware of how we were simply seeking to breathe new life into an old ideology.

And as all ideologues, we were blind to the realities of our own position. We willfully chose to ignore or excuse the ugly Soviet expression of the socialist creed. We chose to pretend that the mass slaughters and repression of freedom and democracy did not occur, or were in fact necessary to create the revolutionary New Man and bring in the new golden age of a classless society.

In the name of some utopian ideal, we were willing to excuse and condone mass atrocities, mass cruelties and mass killings . . .

“Socialism having failed so spectacularly, the left was adrift until it struck upon a brilliant gambit: metamorphosis from red to green. The cultural elites went straight from the memorial service for socialism to the altar of the environment. The objective is the same: highly centralized power given to the best and the brightest, the new class of experts, managers and technocrats. This time, however, the alleged justification is not abolishing oppression and inequality but saving the planet.”

Quite right. And just as there were plenty of dupes who were sucked into the ideology of Soviet Socialism, and even Christians who applauded the Soviets, so too there are plenty who are being beguiled by the climate fear mongers and the Copenhagen circuses of our time.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: communism; environmentalism; newleft; oldleft; socialism

1 posted on 12/13/2009 9:40:39 PM PST by Brugmansian
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To: Brugmansian

Extremely good article. Thanks!

Health Care is the vehicle which will control the life of the individual completely. AGW is the vehicle for controlling industry and businesses.

Why do the Democrats insist on Cap and Trade and National Health Care after destroying the economy? Total control over a people too poor and weak to resist.

That is their plan. They underestimate us!

2 posted on 12/14/2009 4:18:08 AM PST by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government)
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To: Mind-numbed Robot

Just happened to run across Bill Muehlenberg. Nice to see another defector from the New Left, isn’t it? Christian ones aren’t that common either. He’s written quite a bit. Hope he gets more attention.

3 posted on 12/14/2009 4:28:51 PM PST by Brugmansian
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