|Caroline Lucas votes at St Mary Magdalen's Community Centre|
James, who more or less broke the Climategate story last year, the revelations of made-up data in order to 'hide the decline' in temperatures at the University of East Anglia, takes aim, on his blog, at Caroline Lucas's eco-extremism.
Ironically, Ms Lucas is hosting a 'meet your MP' at St Nicholas Church, the 11th century Anglican church just 5 minutes down the road from St Mary Magdalen's Church, tonight. I'd go and give her a good old piece of my mind, but I think the Traditional Latin Mass takes precedence over political activism - God first, berating of MPs second.
The Greens, thankfully, remain a peripheral party in Parliament and Ms Lucas, I doubt, is taken particularly seriously. After all, most of the parties are of the 'something must be done' mentality when it comes to the climate change issue anyway. 'Climategate' did, however, blow several holes in the eco-disaster-is-looming-unless-we-cull-human-beings argument, a nastiness that you just know is at the dark heart of misanthropic eco-fanaticism. I actually went to Confession after I voted for her. I hope God really does forget when He forgives.
Interestingly, James cites a book recommended by a homeless man in Brighton called Neil, entitled Liberal Fascism by Jonah Goldberg, whose book cites fascism as being a product of the left, rather than the right. He urges Caroline to read it, so she can get a grasp on the reality of what she advocates, but, one suspects that she is aware of the reality of State control of society but blithe about the consequences. James quotes from Goldberg's book...
'Crisis is routinely identified as a core mechanism of fascism because it short-circuits debate and democratic deliberation. Hence all fascist movements commit considerable energy to prolonging a heightened state of emergency.'
Fascism, Goldberg explains, is not a movement of the political right but of the political left. It is a “religion of the State”.
'It is totalitarian in that it views everything as political and holds that any action by the state is justified achieve the common good. It takes responsibility for all aspects of life, including our health and well-being, and seeks to impose uniformity of thought and action, whether by force or through regulation and social pressure.'
James continues...'Now compare this with what Lucas says in The Guardian today':
'Of course, much of what we cover in the report is really the responsibility of government. But it is as if the country’s politicians are scared of their own people. They know that we must act now on climate change, but are frightened to introduce the necessary measures in case it alienates the voters. I hope this report will increase pressure on politicians and reassure them that, once people in Britain understand what needs to be done and are convinced that everyone will be treated fairly, then they will respond with the same creativity and commitment as in the dark days of the war.'
I agree with James. There is more millenarianism within the Green Party than there is in the Seventh Day Adventists. The Greens are like a kind of acceptable religious group, that, the more you read into them, the more they look like Jim Jones's cult in Guyana which resulted in the voluntary poisoning of hundreds of people wrapped up in apocalyptic hysteria.