In a video message on Tuesday for the launch of the Laudato Si platform, a seven-year ecological project, socialist Pope Francis called for “a new ecological approach” to transform “the way humans inhabit the world, our lifestyles, our relationship with the earth’s resources and, in general, our way of seeing human beings and living life.”
For a long time, the earth “has suffered from the wounds that we cause due to a predatory attitude, which makes us feel like owners of the planet and its resources and authorizes us to irresponsibly use the goods that God has given us,” the pope declared, warning, “Today, these wounds are dramatically manifested in an unprecedented ecological crisis that affects the soil, air, water and, in general, the ecosystem in which human beings live.”
He warned that “our selfishness, our indifference, and our irresponsibility” threaten the future of the generations to come, so “I therefore renew my appeal: let us take care of our Mother Earth, let us overcome the temptation of selfishness that makes us predators of resources, let us cultivate respect for the gifts of the Earth and creation, let us finally inaugurate an eco-sustainable lifestyle and society” by “adopting a simple lifestyle, green education, green spirituality, and community engagement.”
Should the Pope really be preaching about a “green spirituality,” which sounds curiously like paganism? In any case, there are plenty of resources on earth for all; the real threat is not capitalist selfishness but the power-mad, socialist boondoggle of the “Great Reset” and the incompetence and mismanagement of prosperity-choking, green policies.