Radical Ecology, a Trojan Horse of the Left for Brazil and the World
The huge wooden horse given by the Greeks to their Trojans enemies became the legendary Trojan Horse. Ostensibly a gift, it was actually a ruse. Once inside the enemy city, the warriors hidden inside the artifact slipped out during the night to open the gates of the fortress for the Greek fighters outside. The ploy ensured the Greek victory, and the work of Homer perpetuated universal mistrust of what is conventionally called a “Greek gift.”
Greek legend (or historical facts) aside, we now face a very different reality. Radical ecology – which serious and renowned scientists have called an ecological religion— has triggered an environmentalist psychosis. Under the guise of saving nature, it seriously violates the right to private property, curtails agricultural production, and imposes limits on legitimate economic progress on people from all walks of life.
This much-trumpeted environmentalism is merely another Trojan Horse carefully put together to disguise its real content. The agents of this new religion seek to wipe out rural properties and undermine agricultural production and cattle-raising. Their main arguments, filled with inaccuracies, gaps, omissions and errors, often go hand in hand with Liberation Theology – the old and discredited socialist utopia advocated by the Catholic Left and now presented as a model of environmentalist “righteousness.”
Indeed, as Communist regimes collapsed after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, Liberation Theology’s notorious leaders figured they could take shelter in the new ecological bandwagon without renouncing their Marxist principles. Their move prompted leftists of all stripes to come together under the same banner.
For the Left this metamorphosis had an additional advantage: having replaced “red” communism with “green” environmentalism, its new camouflage managed to deceive even the most cautious and capture the benevolence of the unaware. This huge Trojan Horse is the “gift” that the Left now offers Brazil and the world.
We must denounce this scam and call on everyone to fight bravely against its infiltration into our citadel. If we fail, the Left, united around environmentalism, will be free to continue pursuing its ultimate goal of demolishing what remains of Christian civilization and to replace it with an egalitarian, secular, atheistic and anti-Christian state of affairs.
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This is not merely a hypothesis: the very promoters of radical ecology have unveiled this goal.
After his tenures as secretary general of the Soviet Communist Party and then president of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev founded a non-governmental organization titled the Green Cross International, dedicated himself to disseminating ecological principles around the world. . He was one of the key promoters of the Earth Charter, adopted by hundreds of public and private environmentalist associations and even by Unesco, but still not officially approved by the UN.
However, in an interview with the Los Angeles Times on May 8, 1997 Gorbachev expressed the hope that someday that approval would come: “We also need a new international environmental legal code rooted in an Earth charter – a covenant similar to the United Nations Declaration on Human Rights…. My hope is that this charter will be a kind of Ten Commandments, a “Sermon on the Mount” that provides a guide for human behavior toward the environment in the next century and beyond.”
This statement is very profound. Indeed, Catholic exegetes consider the Sermon on the Mount as a synthesis of the teachings of Our Lord Jesus Christ, just as the Ten Commandments are a code of conduct that summarized the Old Testament and are still valid in the New. Both contain everything men need to know and do in order to obtain eternal life.
Instead, ecologists propose another “Decalogue” and another “Sermon on the Mount” which point to a tribal, materialistic, and secular state of affairs, with pantheistic underpinnings.
Every God-fearing man true to his faith must legally and peacefully oppose this anti-Christian agenda with all the powers of his soul.