“Woe unto them that pointed out that while the priests were calling for fasting, they themselves were feasting.”
– John the 1st
It’s the same old game
John the 1st
For tens of thousands of years the high priest (or priestess), would stand up and say the drought, or the earthquake or the eclipse, or the flood happened because “god” (choose whichever god you want) was unhappy with us, and that tutelary was unhappy with us because we were wicked and evil. They would use talismans, and relics, secret incantations and confusing terms and language to “prove” their assertions.
The fearful, ignorant, and even the cautious, would then prostate themselves before the priests and their acolytes, sacrificing their wealth, their freedom, their free will and their happiness in the vain hope that they could curry the favor of the offended deity and thus be spared from the misery produced by the catastrophe du jour.
Woe unto them that questioned the veracity of the priests or the efficacy of their countermeasures.
Woe unto them that pointed out that while the priests were calling for fasting, they themselves were feasting. While they admonished gaudy displays of wealth, they clothed themselves in fine garments. While they demanded abstinence and humility, they indulged and reveled in their power.
That worked for thousands upon thousands of years. Perhaps for all of humanity’s conscious existence.
Those who crafted the Global Warming scam know this and are exploiting it.
They are being assisted and enabled by the same sort of true believers that in generations past would denounce the wicked and demand their sacrifice.
It’s the same old game, played on the same old field, using the same old rules, for the same old prize.