I first met him at a conservative forum
aimed at building skills and networking within the conservative
movement, writes Tim Humphries
He was well spoken, genuine and the
sort of Australian whose character was demonstrated by the
authenticity of his handshake.
My initial impression was that he was a
Liberal Party candidate. However upon further investigation it was
made known that he was in fact the lead Family First candidate for
the Senate in the great state of Tasmania.
Jim McCrudden resurects the spectre of Bob Brown who is thought to be visiting his "fellow eartheans" from his intergalactic perch somewhere in outer reaches of the universe. GC.Ed.@L.
Professor Bron Taylor, Editor-in-Chief of the Encyclopedia of Religion, himself a devoted Green, coined the idea that the Green movement is a religion. It has beliefs and practices, characterized by a basic belief that “nature is sacred, has intrinsic value, and is therefore due reverent care.”
He believes that this green religion possesses many of the characteristics of established religions, sacred texts (books like ‘Walden’), prophets (like Henry David Thoreau, Tim Flannery and Rachael Carson), rituals (like “soul surfers” meeting the ocean at dawn) and radical “eco-terrorists” (along the lines of Jihadists.)
Which explains a lot, and why evidence, or even common sense, can’t be driven into Greens’ heads with a supercharged, trillion volt, atomic powered, diamond tipped nail gun – they are religious zealots. Even the fact that the global warming models have more holes in them than Bonnie and Clyde does not penetrate their steel carapaces.
They have a sacred day – Earth Day – when they sit in the dark for an hour and reflect on the mystery of how climate change can cause blizzards and floods and icemelt while at the very same time it can cause bushfires and droughts and ice growth.
They have a set of beliefs known as the Green Creed, modelled after Christian Creeds.
The Carbon Sense Coalition has awarded its Inaugural Golden Fleece Award to Kevin Rudd and coal industry leaders for “flagrant fleecing of community savings" writes Viv Forbes
Its appropriate that the Golden Fleece award would recognise futile ‘research’ on Carbon Capture & Sequestration. A costly and complex process designed to capture and bury carbon dioxide gas produced by burning carbon fuels such as 'coal, oil and gas'.
It is obviously possible, in an engineering sense, to collect, separate, compress, pump and pipe gases, so new “research” is largely a waste of money. Engineers know how to do these things, and their likely costs. But only foolish green zealots would think of spending billions to bury a harmless, invisible, life-supporting gas in hopes of cooling the climate some time in the century ahead.
Apparently the former leader of Getup has a more interesting political past then we were first led to believe. Vexnews is quoted as saying that "Sheikh is rumoured to have sought a very large donation from his fellow NSW Labor Right “Terrigals” sub-faction member and boss Eddie Obeid". The plot thickens in the race up to the next election.