Face-hug the Planet

by Brad Nelson   4/22/15

Ethel C. Fenig has an interesting report at American Thinker about a pre-Earth Day concert at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. where the Left left the usual mounds of trash:

EarthDayTrash

And RedStater had an astute (and I believe definitive) comment:

Personal morality governs individual behavior, beliefs and values. Collective morality governs attitudes and emotional responses to larger social issues like climate change, animal welfare, Palestine, racism, sexism, gender issues, etc. 
Until it is understood that espousal and embrace of collective morality exempts and absolves the individual of personal moral failings, we will never understand the apparent hypocrisy. But generally, a “love for the planet,” . . . gives the individual license to behave any way they want.

Well said, RedStater. That’s exactly the point Dennis Prager has made as well, and explains people such as Ted Kennedy. Give cursory regard for the “cause” and it absolves you from your own crummy behavior. Sort of a re-run of Middle Age Indulgences.

By the way, Happy Earth Day. I think I’ll go urinate on a Starbucks or something. I feel those enviro-wacko vibes taking hold.


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I like books, nature, politics, old movies, Ronald Reagan (you get sort of a three-fer with that one), and the founding ideals of this country. We are the Shining City on the Hill — or ought to be. However, our land has been poisoned by Utopian aspirations and feel-good bromides. Both have replaced wisdom and facts.

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4 Responses to Face-hug the Planet

  1. Timothy Lane says:

    Always remember that Earth Day occurs on the birthday of Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, more commonly known as Lenin. Its founders claim this was an accident, and anyone who wants to believe that is free to do so. But they sure act like it was no accident.

    • Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

      “There’s nothing to be learned about being a moral person from Earth . . . We celebrate Earth, but not Washington” — Dennis Prager

      That was Prager today noting what goes on in the typical college campus. I’m with Annie on this:

      Every day is Earth Day for people who actually treasure it.

      One of the humorous contradictions is that conservatives (smeared as “despoilers of the earth”) tend to leave their events spotless. The reverse is true for those who make great noise about how damn much they supposedly care for Mother Gaia.

      There’s a lot one could say about this. But it goes to show that conservatism (the wisdom of the ages) is needed or else a person — any person — will tend to be trite and superficial, if not downright morally confused.

      • Timothy Lane says:

        It’s just another example of liberals judging people on political beliefs (and their congruence with liberal orthodoxy) rather than behavior. It’s also a good illustration of why they do this.

  2. Kung Fu Zu Kung Fu Zu says:

    But generally, a “love for the planet,” . . . gives the individual license to behave any way they want.

    Let’s amend the above statement to,

    “a love for humanity,…gives the Leftist license to behave any way he may want with regard to individuals.”

    This is the real problem with the screwball “morality” of the Left.

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