Moonbeam Jerry Brown calls for brainwashing, getting ever cultier

For Jerry Brown, it was never about science. Or for that matter, spirituality.

On confronting global warming, it’s all about coercive government power:

“It’s not just a light rinse,” Brown said. “We need a total, I might say, brainwashing. We need to wash our brains out and see a very different kind of world.”

Brown was addressing a global warming conference in, of all places, the Vatican.

The science blog, Watts Up With That and Instapundit commentator Sarah Hoyt point out that brainwashing to get people to accept something isn’t exactly the norm of scientific inquiry, which involves questioning and testing and research, coming to conclusions based on empirical evidence, and the pursuing the conclusions further wherever they may lead.

Brainwashing is so much easier:

Because that’s how science works, you know, by brainwashing.

wrote Hoyt.

Brown doesn’t fare any better on the spiritual plane, which according to Politico, he seemed to think he was combining with his non-science.

The National Catholic Register’s Joan Desmond points out that Brown’s resort to brainwashing is at odds with Catholic spiritual teaching:

True enough: Brown has not achieved perfection. And perhaps this failure has led him to dismiss the value of his traditional Jesuit formation. And maybe he no longer believes in the power of the Holy Spirit to effect personal change— and by extension—social transformation.

That is surely one way to interpret the governor’s casual reference to the need for “brainwashing.”

So Moonbeam has been shot out of the water on both the science and the spiritual fronts in his plea for global brainwashing over the issue of global warming.

That leaves one thing to explain his idiocy:

He’s calling for a cult. And global warming already is a cult, given its hostility to science and its substitute-religious qualities.

Brown wants to make it a real cult.

Like maybe Heaven’s Gate?

Presumably with Brown as the cult leader. Like all cult leaders, he practices hypocrisy, one set of laws for himself and one set for everyone else.

In the Sacramento Bee’s piece on Brown, he bloviates on the awfulness of greed at the Vatican, blaming humankind:

“The problem … is us. It’s our whole way of life. It’s our comfort … It’s the greed. It’s the indulgence. T’ the pattern. And it’s the inertia.”

In WattsUpWithThat’s item on Brown, the blogger points to a very comfortable retirement ahead:

Perhaps retirement is what Brown had in mind when Jerry Brown instructed state regulators to survey his Northern California ranch for oil in 2015. Despite the disappointing results of the survey, income from Brown’s land holdings, his governor’s pension and whatever other investments he has accumulated should make for a comfortable retirement.

Meanwhile, the National Catholic Register’s Desmond points out that Brown, who is wrapping himself in Vatican spirituality as justification for his views, has a pretty long record of signing legislation at odds with Catholic teaching.

Back in California, Brown has embraced a vision of social transformation that contradicts Pope Francis’ teaching. As governor, he has signed legislation that legalized physician-assisted suicide, expanded access to abortion, and targeted crisis pregnancy centers.

Cult leaders never need to carry on the same laws they apply to the rest of us.  Now that Brown is advocating brainwashing, he’s let the cat out of the bag.

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    Spurwing Plover

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    Moonbeam Brown the leader of a pagan cult of earth worshiping radicals who’s High Priest is Al Bore who demands the sacrifice of virgins and children as well as our freedoms and soventry to their various pagan deities they worship and soon their only holiday they will allow will be Earth Day when they gather to sit lotus style in a circle around a idol of gaia going OOOOOOMMMMMMM OOOOOOOMMMMMM OOOOOOMMMM

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    G

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    The left is either impossibly desperate or so incestuously brazen as to believe that when it comes to the climate change agenda, they can speak this way without consequence. Facts and reason no longer matter – just follow the swaying pocket watch – you’re getting sleepy… very sleepy… Now, repeat after me…

    In case you ARE getting sleepy, might I suggest you don’t drink that purple Kool Aid that Reverend Gore and Brother Brown are mixing up.

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    Sale

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    The left is either impossibly desperate or so incestuously brazen as to believe that when it comes to the climate change agenda, they can speak this way without consequence. Facts and reason no longer matter – just follow the swaying pocket watch – you’re getting sleepy… very sleepy… Now, repeat after me…

    In case you ARE getting sleepy, might I suggest you don’t drink that purple Kool Aid that Reverend Gore and Brother Brown are mixing up.

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    Amber

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    It was called call LSD in the 60’s Moonbeam . Didn’t the Soviets
    and Chinese send people they didn’t shoot off to brain wash prisons ?
    It is hard to believe the people of California would elect anyone that
    believes the way to meeting their personnel agenda is to brainwash nonbelievers . Desperation folks, pure desperation and an acknowledgement that the earth has a fever promoters have lost .

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    JayPee

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    Advocating brainwashing at a conference within the Vatican,
    and no one objects ?!

    Is brainwashing business as usual ?

    Is Catholicism a form of brainwashing ?

    The DOPE is not above this way of thinking.

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    R Johnson

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    Moonbeam’s attempt to link Gaiaism and Catholicism via brainwashing is truly an uber desperate attempt to save the dying hoax of global warming/climate change. It’s a fatal blow to his remaining shred of credibility and reveals purveyors of this scam will go anywhere and say anything to any group to keep it alive.

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    David Lewis

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    If governor brown wants to convince people of his view on AGW why doesn’t he use facts and logic? He probably knows these are not on his side. Thus, brain washing is the alternative.

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    Spurwing Plover

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    Moonbeams eyebrows look like a couple of little furry catterpillar’s over his eyes

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