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April 18, 2008
Eco-Lunacy Drives Moonbats Insane
Hard as it may be to believe, many liberals take their own eco-blather seriously. Given that they are hardly paragons of mental stability to begin with, their constant obsessing on consumer guilt and planetary doom are driving moonbats right over the edge. Some even come down with psychosomatic symptoms:
Sarah Edwards worries about the gasoline she burns, the paper towels she throws out, the litter on the beach, water pollution. She worries so much, it literally makes her sick.
"Fear, grief, anger, confusion and depression," Edwards says, pointing to the negativity that has manifested itself in real-life symptoms such as neck and shoulder pain, fibromyalgia and fatigue.
"I had so much pathos. It's so sad," says Edwards, who moved from California's crowded Santa Monica to a secluded cabin in Los Padres National Forest to help her cope.
Now, she says: "We only drive to the grocery store every three weeks. We have our own source of water. We compost and no longer heat every room on the first floor."
Edwards suffers from eco-anxiety, the growing angst experienced by those who can't handle the thought that they — or anyone — are in some way contributing to global warming, species extinction and dwindling natural resources.
Opportunists are "treating" kooks like Sarah by indulging them in their morbid fantasies:
Things have gotten so bad, a new kind of therapy has sprouted up to keep people from going nuts over the environment. It's called "eco-therapy" or "eco-psychology." The time on the couch isn't spent delving into a patient's childhood to find the source of misery. Instead, it looks at how much time a person spends in nature, the person's carbon footprint and what the individual is doing to save the planet. And the prescribed treatment may be as simple as a dose of recycling or — you guessed it — hugging a tree.
Patients are advised to consume less, take shorter showers, and read more of the global warming propaganda that made them go off the rails in the first place. For this they are charged upwards of $100 per hour. There's one born every minute.
If only the real cure for eco-anxiety were so simple as pointing out to these idiots that modern environmentalism is an insidious, antihuman lie, which leftists are exploiting as a Trojan horse to sneak in totalitarianism. But the true believers are probably such screw-up wrecks to begin with, Thorazine might be a more effective approach.
By the way, Sarah Edwards has a blog, at which she defines eco-anxiety as a "pre-traumatic stress syndrome." Someone call the men in white coats, and tell them to bring their butterfly nets.
Posted by Van Helsing at April 18, 2008 9:24 AM
Maybe they can get Sarah a straight jacket, a mask and truss her up like Global Warming Girl? Maybe they can share a room for some hot girl on girl action. Im sure John Edwards would love to watch.
Posted by: Anonymous at April 18, 2008 9:36 AM
Someone should tell Ms Blond-with-black-roots that peroxide contributes to global warming.
Posted by: V the K at April 18, 2008 9:39 AM
That is as weak minded an individual as I've ever heard of.
Posted by: steven at April 18, 2008 9:41 AM
"Put me in charge and I will have these conglomerates broken up with their management and lackeys (Gibson, Stephanopoulos) in prison for a long time. Crimes against democracy will be defined, codified and punishments carried out forthwith.
Fascism, it's a leftist thing.
Posted by: V the K at April 18, 2008 9:43 AM
Great, another blank-stare self-obsessed heavily-medicated middle-aged worry-wart whose refusing to age gracefully. Here's an antidote - get something real in your life.
Sometimes, when I'm on a crowded highway, I wonder how many people are whizzing along next to me all smacked out on xanax or whatever.
Posted by: forest at April 18, 2008 10:02 AM
I think Curley from City slickers put it best:
"City people worry about alot of shit."
Posted by: forest at April 18, 2008 10:48 AM
On reflection, I remembered that she can vote.
Now I'm depressed.
Posted by: Jay Guevara at April 18, 2008 11:15 AM
Since Sarah has a blog she must have internet service at that "secluded cabin in Los Padres National Forest". Does she also have a big screen tv and air conditioning? And how does she get to all those $100/hour sessions? By bicycle I'm sure.
Why are all the eco-moonbats such hypocrites?
Posted by: eco-realist at April 18, 2008 11:37 AM
Peroxide is also used in tooth whiteners, V the K. This babe might also be secretly invested in the Clorox Corporation. Oh, the humanity!
Posted by: Doug at April 18, 2008 11:45 AM
Bet she doesn't worry about how the salon disposes of the hair bleach.
Posted by: Dan at April 18, 2008 11:57 AM
And how exactly do these insane moonbats pay for her services? By trading granola and bicycle tires?
Surely not with eeeeeevil Capitalist money?
Posted by: Doug at April 18, 2008 12:04 PM
somehow I have a sneaking suspicion this woman had lots of "issues" before the global warming hoax even got started.
Posted by: mega at April 18, 2008 12:25 PM
Having now read through her blog, I simply cannot recommend it highly enough, for sheer entertainment value as well as a peek into what happens when narcissistic personality disorder bumps into pure moonbattery and then gets enveloped in middle-aged boredom.
Posted by: mega at April 18, 2008 12:37 PM
Yeah mega, the blog is priceless.
So, is she some kind of wholistic healthcare charlatan, or is she one of the "patients"? Or both?
Posted by: forest at April 18, 2008 2:01 PM
File this under someone who has no real problems and therefore must invent them. She suffers, people!
Posted by: avalon at April 18, 2008 2:48 PM
The model Algorian. A martyr for Gaia. Pure fertilizer. How sweet.
Posted by: Jimbo at April 18, 2008 2:56 PM
,b.Considering some of the moonbats I've seen in action... the path to insanity, for most of them, is an extremely short trip!
Posted by: HoosierArmyMom at April 18, 2008 3:21 PM
Considering some of the moonbats I've seen in action... the path to insanity, for most of them, is an extremely short trip!
Posted by: HoosierArmyMom at April 18, 2008 3:22 PM
Here is what I wrote as a comment to her blog. I doubt it will get posted:
Ma'am, after reading your blog I can only come to one of two conclusions. You are either very emotionally delicate and stressed out over something that you have absolutely no control over (i.e. the climate, which has been in a constant state of flux since the beginning) or you are using the issue to promote "eco-psychology" and earn a nice living off the unfounded fears of others.
Posted by: matt at April 18, 2008 4:11 PM
LOL@matt!!!! Great comment and ditto!
Posted by: HoosierArmyMom at April 18, 2008 4:50 PM
Eco-anxiety? What I'm worried about is environmental legislation ruining the economy.
Posted by: Kevin at April 18, 2008 4:53 PM
We're all eco-dependents.
Posted by: Jimbo at April 18, 2008 6:16 PM
for a mere $50 I'll tell her to confess her eco-sins to the Goracle so she can gain Absolution.
Posted by: Ludwig Van Beethoven at April 18, 2008 6:19 PM
All joking aside, she really needs help. She's not well.
Posted by: Jay Guevara at April 18, 2008 7:13 PM
She's fine, Jay. She just needs to lose the Farrah Fawcett Majors haircut, and, optimally, throw a candy wrapper on the ground or something, to break the cycle of eco-self-imprisonment and liberate her inner carbon footprint.
Posted by: mega at April 18, 2008 7:51 PM
Maybe, mega, but I have serious concerns about anyone who:
worries about the gasoline she burns, the paper towels she throws out, the litter on the beach, water pollution. She worries so much, it literally makes her sick.
She sounds like a nut job to me.
Posted by: Jay Guevara at April 18, 2008 10:56 PM
Thanks Hoosier. You guys are all hysterical and spot on. The SCARY thing is I honestly know some people who are getting so freaked out by the endless barrage of "Climate Crisis" that they're really emotional messes.
I've studied some geology, climatology and meteorology. Ladies and germs, it's a big, unpredictable world out there. The sun does stuff, the earth does stuff, magnetic fields and solar wind do stuff...and it can be a one-time thing or part of cycles within cycles that can occur annually, over decades, centuries and millenia...and scientists (who are honest) know this.
Even assuming for a moment that we DO play a part in altering the climate, effects once put into motion can't be "stopped". If we didn't put another "greenhouse gas" into the atmosphere ever again, that which has been started will have to run it's course. I'd put that somewhere in the "decades" to "centuries" catagory. Hey, nothing wrong with living clean and being good to the environment, but destroying western economies is not gonna help, and thinking that driving a Prius is making a difference just shows how effective a good marketing campaign can be.
Posted by: Matt at April 18, 2008 11:02 PM
I read the blog - it's hilarious how she finds a way to make every single person vulnerable to "eco-anxiety," no matter what their background or personal beliefs. Yes, any moment we'll all be in the fetal position, fretting incessantly over that styrofoam cup we used last week...
Posted by: PabloD at April 18, 2008 11:06 PM
How much additional anxiety did she suffer since this was posted at FOX?
Posted by: Oiao at April 19, 2008 8:01 AM
I have a vision of her stumbling onto this blog, reading these comments, and finally having a breakthrough moment in realizing she's talked herself into a pointless, stupid frenzy...and then driving down the highway in her big SUV and throwing a bag of garbage out the window, landing at the feet of an Indian guy who sheds a big tear, thus starting the 30 year cycle of bored-middle-aged-guilt-addled-western-overconsumers all over again, anew.
Posted by: mega at April 19, 2008 9:05 AM
Mega, that somehow made my day. I have no idea why, but it really did.
Posted by: monsterforge at April 19, 2008 7:29 PM
This is nothing that large doses of Prozac couldn't cure.
Posted by: William Teach at April 20, 2008 6:09 AM
Looks like Edwards has noticed a "hornet's nest" of reaction to the original Fox article.
She's Cleared two things up in her response:
1. People who are not worried sick about the environment are in denial, but show signs of "the Waking Up Syndrome" in the comments on her blog. (these comments appear to have been deleted, but she promises to address them later anyway).
2. She is not a basket case who suffers from the eco-anxiety syndrome. She is a charaltan trying to make money from it.
3. No word on her irrational fear of aging.
I'm putting that blog on my favorites menu.
Posted by: forest at April 20, 2008 10:18 AM
Forest, her blog went in my Favorites menu the minute I saw it.
Posted by: mega at April 20, 2008 11:12 AM