Of The Planet, A Moral
©2007 Debra Rae
billionaire and 1992 Rio Earth Summit Secretary-general, Maurice Strong contends
that global ecosystems will be preserved only when affluent nations lower their
standards of living. Countering the culture of abundance with “a rite of
atonement for the sin of excess” apparently resonates with Protestant
underpinnings of colonial history. Increasingly, evangelical Christians align
with this moral mandate.
a new breed of eco-theologians, Father
Thomas Berry fingers humans as the “peril of the planet,” not the crown of
God’s creation. Why? Because all human activities like eating meat, having air
conditioning, and using appliances are, well, unsustainable.
1982, British atmospheric chemist James Lovelock expounded the basis for
sustainability in an Oxford Press publication. Lovelock’s Gaia
Hypothesis warned that, unless humans halt their technical assault on earth, she
cannot heal herself and, for that reason, faces destruction.
merit the coveted status of “sustainable,” enlightened communities first
must limit growth, eliminate suburbs, establish ethnic/economic equality, and
curtail consumption patterns consistent with
a geologian, human dominion over earth, as the Bible commands, spawns
environmental crisis. You see, all human activities to “subdue” and “take
dominion” are deemed unsustainable and, therefore, worthy of being controlled
and/or shut down.
in mind that the UN guiding principle of sustainable development is described,
not in any of
of the National Park Service, Roger Kennedy, addressed the 1994 National
Wilderness Conference. “Wilderness,” he postulated, “is a religious
concept that should be part of our religious life.” In time, Biosphere
Reserves connected by corridors of wilderness will enlist at least half our
“sacred” land area for unhampered wild life migration. Even now, the
government is systematically reintroducing wolves and bears, thus displacing
humans whose Biblical directive is to tend, keep, and subdue the earth for
In the politically correct mindset to the contrary, Gaia-Mother Earth allegedly deserves human apology for damages inflicted; and a “world brain,” consisting of the United Nations and its agencies, will see to it.
thought discounts private property as impracticable; technology as needlessly
assaulting nature. That the planet is “irredeemably spoiled” offers
justification when—for the greater good, of course—loggers and miners are
denied their livelihoods, and ranchers are robbed of grazing allotments.
minimize markings of Western civilization, sustainable communities restrict
humans to high-density “urban clusters” managed by non-elected civil
society. The Green plan and ethic for societal restructuring is advanced by the
means of an Earth Charter, formally adopted by
in the 1992 Rio Earth Summit, drafted in 1997, and officially launched in Y2K at
socialist principle of government-managed development, sustainable development
demands totalitarianism, required to enforce human subservience to biodiversity.
Now we’re getting to the crux of the matter. That being control.
More specifically, human control.
its spiritual underpinnings, the Earth Charter was officially endorsed by the
U.S. Conference of Mayors (2001), now expressly committed to realization of its
aims. And just what are these aims? Socialism for one. To ensure sustainable
living worldwide, the charter further commits to enforcing the ERA, population
control, and cosmic education.
in 2001, an Ark of Hope was unveiled in
fifth launching anniversary, celebrated in
neo-pantheist Steven Rockefeller acknowledges “the sacred” in rocks, trees,
and animals (Spirit and Nature: Visions of
Interdependence). As the charter’s penman, Rockefeller characterizes it as
“a declaration of global interdependence and universal responsibility.”
Moreover, this Green Constitution characterizes us as “one human family and
one Earth community with a common destiny.”
catching the wave of “
good reason, the Earth Charter is likened to the Ten Commandments, the Sermon on
the Mount, and a Bill of Rights within the Magna
the balance” are humans, not so much earth, as Gore presumes.
the Earth Charter, resting inside the Ark of Hope, are decidedly occult Temenos
Books of “collaborative prayers and affirmations for earth.” These Books
reflect belief in astrology, ceremonial magic, and earth worship; and they are
rooted in teachings of Carl G. Jung, whose esoteric grandparents influenced him
to believe that the Tibetan was occultist Alice Bailey’s “higher self.”
usage of the New Age rainbow is that of many different religions blended
together in unity; however, while UNESCO’s “soft” international law calls
for respect of “truth and wisdom,” it specifically excludes Western
religious tradition to make way for Gaia. You see, UNESCO’s Declaration
on Tolerance requires “the rejection of dogmatism and absolutism” (as
found in the Bible).
1853, Hillsdale College President Edmund Fairfield reasoned rightly that “the
more the ignorance, the better the slave.” The chronically uninformed accept
without question that sustainable communities “meet the needs of the present
without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own
needs” (1987 UN Conference on
Environment and Development, headed by then vice-chair of the International
all, the secretary-general of the 1992 Rio Earth Summit Maurice Strong says
Debra Rae is an author and educator who has traveled extensively throughout the United States and abroad. Having authored two books—the ABCs of Globalism and ABCs of Cultural-Isms (the latter highlighted at the 55th Annual CBA International Convention, 2004)—Debra contributing columnist for News With Views. Debra has been a speaker on numerous radio shows aired across the nation, the Western Hemisphere, Russia, and the Middle East. This past year, she co-launched and now co-hosts WOMANTalk, a special edition of Changing Worldviews TALK Radio, for which she writes weekly commentaries. www.debraraebooks.com, www.womantalk.us, www.newswithviews.com/Rae/Debra.htm