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Environmentalism and the hypocrisy of Ontario’s government

26 Aug

(Second post in a row touching on environmentalism, unusual for me… Anyway…)

The Ontario government has some High-Occupancy Vehicle Lanes, some of which have been around for a few years; others of which were just added this year. Ostensibly, the purpose is to encourage carpooling, and thus cut down on vehicular emissions, etc. etc. Fine. But our premier plans to soon allow single-occupant vehicles to, for a fee, drive in the same lanes, too.

Seems not conducive to the original goal of giving people an incentive to carpool, if their exclusive lane becomes full of other vehicles that are not carpooling, even though they have to pay for the privilege. In fact, it seems downright counter-productive.

Now, obviously, it’s just a cash-grab by the government, and a rather crass and blatant one at that.

But it struck me: if environmentalism is a religion, then fees for allowing solo drivers to drive in carpool lanes, like selling ‘carbon credits‘, are the environmentalist faith’s equivalent of indulgences. Which still means they’re just crass cash grabs, of course; ones that try to pay lip service to the ostensible goals of the Cathedral, but which can clearly be seen (by those with eyes to see) for the opportunistic money grabs that they are.

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Posted by on August 26, 2016 in Brave New World Order, Canada, The Kulturkampf

 

8 responses to “Environmentalism and the hypocrisy of Ontario’s government

  1. feeriker

    August 26, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    if environmentalism is a religion, then fees for allowing solo drivers to drive in carpool lanes, like selling ‘carbon credits‘, are the environmentalist faith’s equivalent of indulgences. Which still means they’re just crass cash grabs, of course; ones that try to pay lip service to the ostensible goals of the Cathedral, but which can clearly be seen (by those with eyes to see) for the opportunistic money grabs that they are.

    It just goes to show you that, as with most “religions,” most self-described environmentalists are heretics or apostates, their self-descriptions notwithstanding. “Walking the talk” is the most difficult aspect of any religious faith, one that the vast majority of adherents fail in visibly spectacular manner. One could argue that pseudo-religions like Marxism, Environmentalism, Feminism, or any other “ism” have a higher failure than success rate by an obscene margin because the tenets of their “faiths” are obviously just derivations of Progressivism, itself a variant of Secular Humanism, a clearly failed “religion.”

     
    • Will S.

      August 27, 2016 at 1:54 am

      Good points. Works-righteousness faiths, all of them; as usual, doesn’t work…

       
  2. PB

    August 30, 2016 at 10:41 am

    At least when we papists sold indulgences we used the proceeds to build St. Peter’s Basilica. Much better than whatever the Canadian government will buy I’m sure.

     
    • Will S.

      August 30, 2016 at 10:43 am

      Touché. 🙂

       
      • PB

        August 30, 2016 at 10:56 am

        Which is not to say that selling indulgences was a good idea of course.

         
      • Will S.

        August 30, 2016 at 10:57 am

        Of course not.

         

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