Wanted: a Modern Martin Luther
When Martin Luther posted his 95 theses on the Castle Church door at Wittenberg in 1517, he was committing an act of resistance against the Deep State of the day. The Holy Roman Empire (“neither holy, nor Roman, nor an empire” snarked the atheist Voltaire, inaccurately), was broke and selling Get Out Of Jail Early cards, “indulgences,” which, for a fee, reduced the buyer's time in Purgatory.
Which is exactly what today’s Deep State is doing with their Green Energy Bull.
Call it the New World Order, the UniParty, the U.N., the Permanent Bipartisan Fusion Party, or the global political establishment, it is so morally and spiritually bankrupt that it's selling Green Agenda indulgences and convincing people conditioned by 50 years of the Democrats’ “believe[ing] truth over facts” to buy them.
The intent of the buyers and sellers is the same as in the sixteenth century: preservation of the ruling establishment.
The Deep State in Luther’s day was trying to hold on to the dogmas of the Roman Catholic Church rather than allowing the individual to read his Bible and reach God in his own way -- the foundation of northern European Protestantism.
The Deep State today is trying to usurp global political power from independent, individual nation-states, and its pronouncements against that liberty created in large part by Luther’s Reformation. No one would have sailed -- or needed to sail, for religious reasons -- to Plymouth absent the Reformation.
Both States were and are using ignorance and lack of access to information to prop-up religious and political establishments concerned only with self-preservation, and not with their charges: the Christian man or woman in the 16th Century, individual liberty under dispassionate law today.
The consequence of indulgences in Luther’s time was the Protestant Reformation.
The Reformation of the sixteenth century is, next to the introduction of Christianity, the greatest event in history. It marks the end of the Middle Ages and the beginning of modern times. Starting from religion, it gave, directly or indirectly, a mighty impulse to every forward movement, and made Protestantism the chief propelling force in the history of modern civilization.
The consequences of today’s indulgences are different.
- Power blackouts in California – the fifth largest economy in the world and one that no longer can keep the lights on – let alone make sure the trains run on time. (Heck, they can’t even build the trains)
- Out of control brush and forest fires in… California.
- Unemployment catastrophe in Spain.
- “Disastrous” economic results in Germany.
- Massive taxes for no discernible purpose. Even if every nickel demanded is spent, the temperature change in a century will be statistically insignificant:
Even if we assume all promises of those signing on to the Paris Agreement are fulfilled by 2030, and continue to fulfill them until the end of the century, and there is no ‘CO2 leakage’ to non-committed nations, the entirety of the Paris promises will reduce temperature rise by just 0.7 degree C (0.306 degrees F) by 2100.
How did today’s individual learn of the unholy, rising New World Order -- most recently articulated by George H.W. Bush? How did the individual come to be able to read his Bible, heretofore available only in Hebrew, Greek and Latin and accessible by the Church clergy? The printing press, mass literacy and vernacular access to the Bible, including Luther's own translation (from the original ancient Greek and Hebrew), which remains to this day the cornerstone of the modern German language language.
Luther was asking people to read, learn and decide; the Deep State is demanding people NOT read, NOT learn and NOT decide… just buy the indulgence. Let the forests burn. Turn out the lights. Close the factory.
Except it's all a lie. Massively increasing extraction industries – with the concomitant environmental damage -- is just one consequence of buying Green Indulgences:
… a rough conclusion is that getting all of our electricity from wind, solar and batteries would consume around 70% of all of the copper currently mined in the world, 337% of global nickel production, 3,053% of the world’s total cobalt production, 355% of the U.S.’s iron output, and 284% of U.S. steel production. Along with unfathomable quantities of concrete–which, by the way, off-gases CO2.
Destroying a nation’s economic outlook, strip-mining the planet, and bulldozing the suburbs for a corrupt faith lacking any factual proof or support is just not going to happen. The world is not going to return to pre-Reformation, pre-Science, pre-Liberty days in order to pay obeisance to the new self-anointed rulers.
Frederick III, Elector of Saxony – “Frederick the Wise” -- saved Luther for a while, protecting him from the Holy Roman Emperor (Charles V, of the house of Habsburg) and Pope Leo X by sheltering him in the Wartburg near Eisenach, and thus fostering the creation of the modern world. Without Frederick's temporal power, the Lutheran Church would likely not exist, nor would the entire chain reaction of Reformation and Counter-Reformation (in which the Roman church adopted long-needed reforms).
But where is our secular Luther today? If we are going to continue the modern world, today’s eco-indulgences must be stopped. We do have Trump, Brexit, and a growing Western understanding of the corruption of the Globalist State, and that the Green Indulgences are nothing more than tributes taxpayers pay to vice, to paraphrase La Rochefoucauld.
If we are going to reduce the corruption of the Deep State, if we are going to preserve liberty, if we are going to keep the lights on… the Green Indulgences must be rejected.
Because the Deep State is neither Holy, nor Western, nor (yet) an Empire. And must not be allowed to become so.