First, it’s on again with Blackdrum!
But our topic today: the passage of Jerry Falwell, a leading global-warming denier.
Jerry Falwell did all he could to frame environmentalism, and particularly global warming activism, as a direct attack on Christianity supposedly orchestrated by Satan himself (we’re not making that up). He also contributed to the conspiracy-theory argument that environmentalism is really a trojan horse for anti-capitalists and anti-Americans.
His was the bending of religion to the yoke of partisan politics. To him, the invisible hand was God’s hand, and Jesus was a firm supply-sider. He was nominally a Christian leader, but to our minds his religious views were marshalled to serve a deeper faith — a less religious, more political ideology.
This other ideology glorified a sepia-toned reminiscence about post-war prosperity into an example of how America had, for a moment, been just right.
He was a social conservative, and so he made God into one too. He liked his Suburban, and probably his GM stock, and so environmentalism, which he perceived as a threat to those things, became Satanic.
Jerry, we wish you had seen the truth, before you saw the light. We’re sure you’re up there now, catching on.
Drudgewatch: (for the last couple days)
- Good Press: 4 (Murdoch’s green, intelligence director says warming’s a problem, and high gas prices x2)
- Bad Press: 0
- Other: Laurie David wrote a book for kids.