The myth about anti-eco conservatism

I come from a conservative (rightwing bohemian) home, and have never focused that much on environmentalism despite having been arrested for eco-motivated civil disobedience prior to 1995 when I was generally more subcultural, in my own idiosyncratic way. Have noticed however that many liberals assume that conservatism is more or less contrary to environmentalism, but it’s easy to show that this is prejudice, a myth, independently of whether you believe climate changes are manmade or not.

Firstly, there are many types of rightwing ideologies, so it’s very unscientific to assume that most conservatives think alike. Economic conservatives in the US often deny that environmentalism should be more important than economic concerns. But there is also a long tradition of green Nazism, going back to the 1930s, cf The Green and the Brown by Frank Uekötter (Cambridge University Press, 2006). The Nazis in the Nordic Resistance Movement are environmentalists, with a green flag. In their party program, Our Path, one can read that:

“It is an indisputable fact that it is liberal democracy which has given us – on a global scale – endless wars, waves of refugees, environmental degradation and exploitation, the exploitation of resources and people, multiculturalism and mass immigration.” (p. 10)

Some capitalists will argue that Nazism is a form of socialism, but you have to differentiate between leftwing Strasserism and rightwing Hitlerism. Arguing that statism is “socialism” is like saying that Louis XIV was a socialist when declaring ‘L’etat c’est moi’ (‘I am the state’). Environmentalism is a single-issue political cause that can be leftwing or rightwing, depending on the person you ask.

To be very clear: I’m indy-right, in the somewhat “anarchistic” tradition of Norse pre-state tribes, Herder, Jefferson and Hannah Arendt, so I’m opposed to Big Government. As a moderate nationalist I would have fought the Nazi imperialists who invaded Norway in 1940.

Anyway, if you look at the traditions of cultural conservatisms through history it’s crystal clear that the cultural version of conservatism is basically not for or against environmentalism. Why? Because these traditions basically only focus on defending 1) orthodox religion, 2) traditional family values, and 3) ethnic culture. These traditions have been around for millennia, long before the industrial revolution. Puritan Christians in 1620 had no idea about gasoline or steam engines. They would probably have suffered a nervous breakdown if seeing America today. It’s therefore a fact that cultural conservatism basically transcends the whole debate about whether manmade climate changes are real or not.

Here’s a way to check whether socialists, liberals and the globalist Establishment actually fear climate changes:

We cultural conservatives can say to leftwing people and the corporate Establishment that if they give up libertinism and woke culture then we’ll actively support their climate policies and reduce hedonistic material consumption. I bet they find many excuses in order to reject this offer. Which only proves that their worry about globally catastrophic manmade climate changes is fake, maybe just an excuse for justifying global control and total surveillance of everything and everyone.

Because, any real idealist who has real scientific evidence proving that we are on the verge of planetary eco-collapse, if people don’t reduce consumption quickly, will of course feel ethically obliged to sacrifice libertinism and woke values if that can significantly contribute to saving the planet. Since there will be no libertinism or woke values at all if the entire ecosystem collapses, more or less, in 2050 or later.

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