Skip to comments.Think Gaia!
Posted on 01/16/2008 1:42:12 PM PST by reagan_fanatic
I was searching Sanyo USA's website for warranty information earlier today when I spotted a Think Gaia link on their main page. It's worth clicking on just to read the new age nonsense Sanyo is endorsing on their website.
Companies really ought to take a closer look before they jump on the bandwagon. WSJ’s list of ten worst CEO’s were led by “green” pied pipers. The BP guy who spent billions on eco-causes got the chop when neglected issues like pipelines and tanker terminals broke down from lack of maintenance. BP tried to pander to greens at enourmous expenxe and ended up demonized by them anyway.
Environmentalism is becoming ever more overtly a religion.
Gaia has an interesting bio:
It has long seemed to me that the drive toward political correctness and so much of this green nonsense comes from inside many of the largest corporations. Leftists have obviously infiltrated government at every level and form hardcore cadres of activists that impede anything opposed to their particular agenda while promoting and advancing that same agenda through regulation and the buddy system.
Leftists are dominant in much of media and if you don’t filter their “news” reports using the criterion that everything has a left-leaning bias you will never be able to glean any truth from their propaganda pieces.
And of course it is hard-core leftists who dominate and control many colleges and universities and who make no secret of what they are trying to accomplish (and it ain’t to instill a love of knowledge in their students).
Leftists also have significant - and sometimes quite dominant - influence inside corporations both large and small. This is particularly true in the human resource departments. In the U.S. it is these corporate leftists that wield the greatest influence. They have the power to hire and fire. They determine what is “appropriate” behavior in the workplace. They control the training curriculum. They also largely determine what groups and causes the company will support in the broad community. These are the people who can hit the average citizen where they live and who can coerce (oh so gently and with great understanding and empathy) others into adopting their agenda. Government and media give these people cover and provide the legal basis for what they do but neither media nor government can drive the leftist agenda as these corporate types do.
I am not saying this is a coordinated effort or some kind of conspiracy. But the indoctrination that is passed off as “higher education” in so many colleges and universities has to have some effect and it is these college grads now holding managerial positions that install and enforce the leftist, PC line of thought. It doesn’t take many of them to do this. A handful of true believers can make huge inroads among even a large majority that is focused on simply making a living and trying to just live-and-let-live. Give a meddlesome busybody a title and some authority, back him with government approval and the blessings of a media propaganda machine that in general promotes his efforts and it won’t be long before he is running things (either right out front or as the power behind the throne).
It used to be that churchs were the arbitors of right thought and behavior. Every big shot was also a church-going pillar of the community (or at least a wannabe). Today the church is being replaced by the university and the university has managed to sell most of us on the idea that having a higher education brings with it an elevation of wisdom, morality and raw intelligence that should really not be questioned. They have sold us on the idea that these “highly educated” people are vital to the functioning of the state, the school and the board room.
It is the ideology that dominates the university that will dominate among the managers and leaders. Certainly there will be variations in degree and even resistance. But the dominant theme will overcome in the end unless and until it is opposed by an equally adamant counter. The central problem with all this is that true believers of any type usually think themselves completely justified in applying any kind of tactic in order to achieve the desired end. The 20th century gives us spectacular examples of how this can play out among secular entities. The 16th and 17th centuries do the same for religious factions.
The last time I checked, the Sun is only about 1/3 the age of the Universe.
As rare as "Mother Gaia" appears to be, she ain't going to be around forever, with humans, or without humans.
Ashes to ashes, dust to dust, stardust to stardust.
Or, maybe "a whiff of hydrogen, ozone, and carbon monoxide."