Cancun represents the worst impulses in the Human spirit

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The latest climate comedy in Cancun, where the world has gathered to celebrate the spring break festivities a little early, opened with a prayer to the Mayan Jaguar goddess Ixchel.

According to this piece in the Washington Post Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change invoked the pagan deity, who is the goddess of the moon and “the goddess of reason, creativity, and weaving”. The Costa Rican Figueres called for Ixchel’s blessing;

“May she inspire you—because today, you are gathered in Cancun to weave together the elements of a solid response to climate change, using both reason and creativity as your tools.”


“Excellencies, the goddess Ixchel would probably tell you that a tapestry is the result of the skillful interlacing of many threads, I am convinced that 20 years from now, we will admire the policy tapestry that you have woven together and think back fondly to Cancun and the inspiration of Ixchel.”

Now, Ixchtel is also the goddess of magic and female sexuality, and is sometimes referred to as “the Cave of Life” in reference to the womb and, uh, more delicate matters. She is also the destroyer, pouring floodwaters out upon the Earth to cleanse and renew it. This is an interesting choice for an invocation; the point of this summit is not to renew but to destroy, particularly Western industrial society.

And that suits the suits at the United Nations just fine; their goal is to fundamentally transform the world order. According to IPCC official Ottmar Edenhofer in an interview in Nue Zürcher Zeitung:

Q:The new thing about your proposal for a Global Deal is the stress on the importance of development policy for climate policy. Until now, many think of aid when they hear development policies.

A:That will change immediately if global emission rights are distributed. If this happens, on a per capita basis, then Africa will be the big winner, and huge amounts of money will flow there. This will have enormous implications for development policy. And it will raise the question if these countries can deal responsibly with so much money at all.

Q:That does not sound anymore like the climate policy that we know.

A:Basically it’s a big mistake to discuss climate policy separately from the major themes of globalization. The climate summit in Cancun at the end of the month is not a climate conference, but one of the largest economic conferences since the Second World War


Q:De facto, this means an expropriation of the countries with natural resources. This leads to a very different development from that which has been triggered by development policy.

A: First of all, developed countries have basically expropriated the atmosphere of the world community. But one must say clearly that we redistribute de facto the world’s wealth by climate policy.

So, climate policy is intended to create fundamental change, globalization, and redistribution of wealth. Little wonder Ixchel was invoked; she destroys so she can create anew. That seems to be the purpose of Cancun and the IPCC, too.

In 2007 I wrote a lengthy essay on the pagan roots of the environmental movement and why Christians should run from it. This latest turn only reaffirms the point that paganism and atheism are joined at the hip - and firmly entrenched in the modern Gang Green-ous movement.

In point of fact, the environmental movement is pagan to the core, having it’s genesis in the Romantic movement of the 19th century and the neopaganism that followed the spiritualist movement. Wiccans tend to be staunch Greens, and such movements as eco-fascism, eco-feminism, and eco-terrorism have flown from the Greens as they have snapped the bindings that restrain human passion in their quest for greater naturalism. Civilization is all about restraints; the natural inclinations of the beast within are selfish and often violent. Liberalism has generally sought “freedom” through the destruction of traditional Christian moral and spiritual structures. We had the Free Love Movement which led to the “Sexual Revolution” and we are currently debating gay marriage and ending the ban on openly homosexual soldiers in the U.S. military. The progression is no accident; one moral thread was pulled from the Christian tapestry and it unraveled. We see this in many other cultural aspects; consider the very coarse language used in liberal circles, for example; there has been a coarsening of the culture as liberal views of “freedom” have been imposed. The left believes freedom means freedom from restrictions, yet it is those very restrictions that make civilization possible or beneficial. Without Christian morality we cannot have rule by the consent of the governed but merely the application of raw power to coerce obedience. There is a reason why communist countries have always been horribly despotic. Blood and terror are the wages of the king of the natural world. In nature every hand - or claw - is set against every other. Nature is as Alfred Lord Tennyson pointed out in his poem In Memoriam A. H. H.:

“Who trusted God was love indeed
And love Creation’s final law
Tho’ Nature, red in tooth and claw
With ravine, shriek’d against his creed”

Red in tooth and claw, indeed! Yet at least since Henry David Thoreau there has been a sizable group of people who believe things were better when in fact they were worse. These romantic notions of the natural reached their ultimate expression in the environmentalism of the Nazi movement, and the subsequent blood sacrifices.

So now we are invoking Mayan deities to call blessings upon a scheme largely designed to wreck the Western World, the desiccated remains of what had once been called Christendom. That the weaving of the new tapestry, the kingdom of the goddess, is difficult is beyond dispute, but the forces that have been at work in the war against the Kingdom of God are nothing if not diligent. It starts with stealing wealth.

Stealing is a natural impulse, one in tune with natural impulses. How many animals steal from one another? How many children of nature saw nothing wrong with raiding other tribes? This is more of the same, simply writ very large and organized on a global scale. And it’s a universalist impulse; tribesmen in New Guinea don’t really differ much from tribesmen in the Amazon. Cannibalism, trophy hunting, murder; these are the fruits of primitivism. It matters little if it’s in the South Seas, in the Amazon Or in the Congo the end results are the same - bloody and horrible

And a belief in no God generally ends in a quasi-pagan philosophy which deifies Man; remember the Cult of Reason in revolutionary France, or the cult of Stalin in Bolshevik Russia; in most cases officially atheistic cultures breed horrendous murder and mayhem. More have been killed by those whose creed is atheism than by theists of any sort. Atheism is an equally strong force in the Environmentalist movement,

because the Environment is a cause that espouses a material purpose. Atheism is about material purposes. It should be noted that both pagans and atheists share a common worship of the creature rather than the Creator. Both worship nature; one as a mystical divinity, the other as a physical hermeneutic - world without end.

There is a fundamental impulse in the human heart, a darkness that asserts itself in twisted and evil ways when Man returns to the natural. We are natural born killers; only the restraints imposed on human passions by the Judeo-Christian religion (and to an extent by the more enlightened eastern religions) hold these impulses in check, and many on the Left in the modern world are working furiously to destroy those restraints. Islam, which never adopted the more “unnatural” worldview held by Jews and Christians, still demands blood sacrifices through Jihad, and so there seems to be a fondness for Islam among the elites in the West. At any rate, the closer to nature we get, the more murderous we become.

The Aztecs worshipped bloody gods, and sacrificed captured prisoners. So did the Carthaginians. So did the Mayans.

“Some (Mayan religious) ceremonies demanded the living heart of a victim, in which case the victim was held down by the four chacs (priests) at the top of a pyramid or raised platform while the nacon (high priest) made an incision below the rib cage and ripped out the heart with his hands. The heart was then burned in order to nourish the gods.”

How many human sacrifices will the goddess Ixchel and her followers in the Global Warming movement require? Poverty leads to death in the poor countries of the world, and the giant sucking sound of redistribution of wealth guarantees poverty as those who produce the world’s food and goods find their economies ruined by quasi-socialist policies masquerading as care for the Earth. The sacrifices may not require bloodletting; not the red horse but the pale, as those whose lives dangle by a slim thread can no longer buy cheap Western food or fuel. In the end the goddess gets her due.

Cancun represents the worst impulses in the Human spirit.


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