Posts Tagged ‘the Environment’

Rick Santorum’s Heretical Views

February 19, 2012

The former Pennsylvania senator said Obama’s environmental policies promote ideas of “radical environmentalists,” who, Santorum argues, oppose greater use of the country’s natural resources because they believe “man is here to serve the Earth.” He said that was the reference he was making Saturday in his Ohio campaign appearance when he denounced a “phony theology.”

“I think that is a phony ideal. I don’t believe that is what we’re here to do,” Santorum said. “We’re not here to serve the Earth. The Earth is not the objective. Man is the objective.”

I regard what Santorum is saying here as heresy. He believes that human beings have a right to be selfish, that our comfort—our luxury, really—is more important than the lives of the other creatures with whom we share this world. This is out-and-out evil. I don’t know what else to call it. Furthermore, I don’t know a single environmentalist who is happy with the Obama administration. The right wing has gone completely lunatic. They’re in competition with one another over who can be the craziest dude on the block.