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Whatever Their World View, No, The Kids Are Not Alright, Part 1 of 4
Thursday, April 18, 2024 by Christine

 

 

            Indoctrination and activism are rife on so many of this nation’s college campuses. Young adults are not okay as they wrestle with issues that are painful psychologically, emotionally and spiritually.

            Consider the worldview of nineteen-year-old Sophomore Rachel. She posted on her social media that she had taken to her bedroom for a two-day vow of silence and fasting in contrition for the planet.

            When I saw her post, I was both a bit frustrated and sympathetic over what has been called for a number of years now, the existential threat of Climate Change. Rachel really believes that in her lifetime the planet will fry to a crisp where it isn’t submerged under water unless we get off fossil fuels immediately.

            The narrative affects even children in middle school. In 2019, the late Senator Dianne Feinstein found herself in a bit of a heated exchange with ten-year-olds for her then decision to vote no to the “Green New Deal.” The “Deal” not a lot of people know explained how we would recycle our own urine for drinking, and promised a cozy chair in every U.S. home. Probably because those selling it do not intend for us to travel very far.

            To be good stewards of God’s earth and engage in conservation are positive, Biblical endeavors. I do not purport to be a climatologist, but the dire threat of Climate Change painted by the likes of politicians and actors has filled so many young adults with grief, anger and depression, it is hard to watch. It is a crisis narrative that has a nefarious agenda. It is gaining momentum through the World Economic Forum, this administration, and corporations in efforts to manipulate and control the population’s behaviors like mobility and purchases.

            While we do see a lot of weather phenomena today, the Bible tells us that there will be an increase in disasters like earthquakes in the last days. The New Living Translation of the Bible calls them “…only the first of birth pains, with more to come” (Matthew 24:7-8). God also said that He would never again destroy the earth by flood (Genesis 9:11). Neither is His Master Plan for the planet’s eight billion inhabitants to succumb to hot weather before Jesus returns. A third of the world population will be destroyed, but during the Great Tribulation, not the Great Temperature Fluctuation.

            Rachel’s post garnered a lot of likes and sympathetic responses. When she returned to school, her fellow classmates gave their approval. Her professors allowed her to make up two exams she missed while she spent her time in silent hunger.

            According to Leslie Davenport, who is a “Climate Psychologist Therapist” at the California Institute of Integral Studies, Rachel’s behavior is normal. Davenport says in the emerging field of Climate Anxiety, it is not only expected for young people to be distressed, grieved and angry, but that these feelings are healthy because it shows they care about the existential threat of Climate Change. With record numbers of drug overdoses and suicides in this age range, I wonder just how healthy they are. So many are fearful, hopeless and with emptier wallets over a sham.

            But even the co-founder of Greenpeace has been calling radical Climate Change a sham for more than ten years. “There is no scientific proof that human emissions of carbon dioxide are the dominant cause of the minor warming of the Earth’s atmosphere over the past one-hundred years,” said Moore, who testified before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee’s Subcommittee on Oversight (“Greenpeace Co-Founder Tells Truth About Climate Change,” Investor’s Business Daily, 2013).

Australian Professor Ian Plimer who wrote “Green Murder” says, “In this book I charge the greens (governments gone green) with murder. They murder humans who are kept in eternal poverty without coal-fired electricity. They support slavery and early deaths of black child miners. They murder forests and their wildlife by clear felling for mining and wind turbines…They murder economies producing unemployment, hopelessness, collapse of communities, disrupted social cohesion and suicide.

“They murder free speech and freedoms and their takeover of the education system has ended up in the murdering of the intellectual and economic future of young people. They terrify children into mental illness with their apocalyptic death cult lies and exaggerations.”  

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