Ed Driscoll

'Global Warming Must be True, Charles Manson Believes in it'

This classic headline brought to you courtesy of England’s Daily Mail, which adds:

Crazed cult leader Charles Manson has broken a 20-year silence in a prison interview coinciding with the 40th anniversary of his conviction for the gruesome Sharon Tate murders – to speak out about global warming.

The infamous killer, who started championing environmental causes from behind bars, bemoaned the ‘bad things’ being done to environment in a rambling phone interview from his Californian jail cell.

‘Everyone’s God and if we don’t wake up to that there’s going to be no weather because our polar caps are melting because we’re doing bad things to the atmosphere.

‘If we don’t change that as rapidly as I’m speaking to you now, if we don’t put the green back on the planet and put the trees back that we’ve butchered, if we don’t go to war against the problem…’ he added, trailing off.

And when Charles Manson declares the moral equivalent of war on society, he means business, baby.

Back in the late 1990s, one wag crafted the “Gore or the Unabomber” quiz, as the two civilizational discontents were prone to uttering anti-modernity aphorisms and doomsday prognostications that sounded remarkably similar. Today you can add not just Theodore Kaczynski and Charles Manson but Osama bin Laden to the list of Al Gore sound-a-likes.

Why, it’s like global warming is a pagan quasi-religious cult or something.