I came across an article written by someone whose house has been stolen. Given the context I immediately expected another green hypocrite and I was not mistaken.
But first, however hypocritical, obnoxious and generally “denialist” the person, a crime was committed and it’s a personal tragedy for them and no one “deserves” that. However, as they remind me so much of the hypocritical “denialists” who have a massive personal carbon footprint and then criticise us sceptics for putting the facts in the way of the hypocritical hysteria, as the block is unlikely to read this, I feel it’s worth highlighting how ridiculous their idea of “green” actually is.
Like all “Greens” they start by saying they were “going to live as ethically and responsibly as we possibly can“. So what do they do? They buy a plot of land in the wilderness: “45 minute drive to our property – a drive that I’ve made at least 20 times each way, at this point.” and what’s the first thing they do? … destroy the wilderness or as he puts it: “after the $3,100 of additional land clearing and tree-trimming“.The greenest people are not the rich twats who buy a house in the “green” country and commute to work and their social life in the city, but those who live in the city and walk to the shops because they can’t afford a car.
Because it’s a simple law of nature:
Income = Carbon Use
Poor = Green
Rich = Not Green
Because everytime they spend money they use fossil fuels. Money = carbon usage. So the greenest thing a person can do, is to live without money.
Instead what does this twat do? Having destroyed the wilderness (they appear to have hired in fossil-fuel using machinery) he goes on the typical massive carbon spending project of the green hobbyist and spends: “$35,000 into parts alone on the house.” – which is a very grandiose name for what the estate agent calls a “trailer”.
And like all Greens he sounds a really nasty guy who just can’t tolerate even the mildest of rebukes for not securing his “trailer”:
“The guy sounds like a serious jackass who failed to take even simple precautions. “
“Through all the shit we’ve put up with, all of the YouTube comments of, “Your drywall is going to crack,” and “Your walls are not strong enough,” and “That flooring won’t work – just saying”; through all of the hardships I’ve burned through, trying to build up my business while building this house – KILLING myself; through all of the idiots defending Scott Stewart, who tried (and FAILED) to steal $7,300 of our money;“
And what’s his attitude to the caring neighbours who went out of their way to get in touch with him about the house:
I’m not keeping the location secret any more, because we’re not going to live there now. She told me that our neighbor somehow got a hold of her, to let her know that there was a break-in at our property.
And reading between the lines it sounds as if these “tiny houses” are really meant for those who cannot afford homes not for rich stuck up people with a green hobby who wants a weekend retreat in the countryside.They sound like the typical raving eco-zealot we meet so often on line. The ones who are incensed with the rest of the world for not having the money or stupidity to be passionate about their green hobby – a hobby which wastes mountains of carbon on buying green trinkets which are just a modern “carbon indulgence”:
Aside from all the assholes involved, I have been incredibly motivated to live in a small footprint, while using as few resources as possible. I know that global warming is destroying the planet, and it’s very likely that we’ll see some devastating effects of it within our lifetime. I was excited to use rain-water catchment, very little electricity, and compost our waste.
But like all green hobbyists, he talks the talk but won’t walk the walk, because after spending all this money/carbob on his green hobby, is is not at all committed to living in a footprint the size of a trailer:
None of that can happen now. … after going through all this shit, AND having our house stolen, I’m done. We’re done. We can’t live in a neighborhood with people who think it’s okay to steal someone’s custom built home, so that neighborhood is out. We don’t have the energy to try and find another spot to build on, so even if the police find our house (which at the moment, they appear to be doing fuck-all), we’re just going to get rid of it. Just to be clear – all of this would be okay, if the last item in the sum wasn’t our house being stolen.
And notice how he blames everyone else but himself! If this guy were really wanting to be green, he’d give up on his job and live in a slum in the third world where they have no choice but to be green.
A “Green” with so much money (aka Carbon use) they can afford to just toss it away on their green hobby – claims to want to be “ethical” but in reality increases their carbon footprint by spending a huge lump of money on a “Green” trailer (which itself was presumably quite cheap as it was meant for low cost housing) 45 minutes drive away which they then use as a weekend green-hobby retreat.
They then destroy the local environment, cutting trees and generally destroy the wilderness and turn it into a small plot of suburbia.
They hate the locals who can live there sustainably without destroying their environment nor commuting each week because they don’t buy into their “Green” hysteria. They don’t take the necessary security steps. And to cap it all – when someone finally does something useful with his project and “recycles” their vacant unused weekend house … they use this as an excuse. They blame the locals who went out of their way to help this jackass and claim it’s because of these helpful locals (not their inability to live in a trailer) that they’ve given up on the project.