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June 19, 2007

Global Warming Cult Pushes "Cohousing"

Greenies are getting less subtle about the socialist agenda that lays close beneath the surface of the global warming hoax. Sierra Club senior policy advisor Tim Frank will be giving a talk this month on "Cohousing and Global Warming." The idea is that by living on top of each other with shared facilities, we can save Gaia from climate fluctuation:

By supporting lifestyle and behavior changes that are good for the environment, cohousing integrates social sustainability with environmental sustainability. It has often been said that "community is the secret ingredient of sustainability."

What do you need your own house for anyway?

Green on the outside, red on the inside. Remind you of anything?

Posted by Van Helsing at June 19, 2007 9:14 AM


Wasn't this once called apartment living?

Posted by: Bill at June 19, 2007 9:43 AM

Let's see if the Goreacle and the Breck Girl open up their sprawling mansions to co-habitation with other families...or is co-habitation just for us little people?

Posted by: Ed at June 19, 2007 10:59 AM

Bill, not even that. They're talking about shared facilities. Shower blocks, toilets, kitchens, communcal heating boilers...

The soviets used such things to reduce the independence of family living by forcing people to live in large buildings with shared facilities. The worst part was the heating, which saw water heated in massive central boilers and then piped out to hundreds of homes through badly insulated and leaky pipes. It was usually cold by the time it reached its destination, but that didn't matter; it was communal.

Posted by: Archonix at June 19, 2007 11:37 AM

What would the ideal human community be for these people? The Amish? The Plains Indians? Bedrock?

Posted by: phil at June 19, 2007 12:04 PM

>>>Wasn't this once called apartment living?

In the late 19th century, New York city needed a lot of housing for the inrush of imigrants. They remodeled townhouses that formerly might have housed two familys of four or five people each (and maybe a couple of servants) to house six or seven FAMILIES. they called these accomidations "tenaments".

Posted by: KHarn at June 19, 2007 3:19 PM

I'm guessing that communal living is good for the great unwashed but Al and Laurie would have to maintain their big houses to host parties so they can continue to spread the word.

This brings to mind something Michael Crichton said along the lines that Sierra Club should insist that their members and staff do it first. If they won't why should I.

Posted by: jev2000 at June 19, 2007 3:22 PM

What would the ideal human community be for these people? The Amish? The Plains Indians? Bedrock?

More likely Attica, Sing-sing or San Quentin.

Posted by: James F McEnanly at June 19, 2007 6:32 PM

By the way, here's a couple of good ManBearPig stories.

First of all, good news for Al Gore, Laurie David, and especially Nancy Pelosi. They don't need to confine themselves to cramped Lear Jets any more; the Airbus A380 "Terror-Magnet" Now comes in a 'personal' version.

Also, Dilbert is doing a set on Global Warming, in which the agenda of the Eco-Left is summarized in such pithy phrases as "You can't save the Earth unless you are willing to sacrifice other people" and "Stop eating, driving, breathing, defecating and procreating, just sit in the dark and decompose on some garden seeds" unless you hate the Earth of course.

Posted by: V the K at June 20, 2007 8:06 AM

Watch the movie 1984 (1984 version) or look at old Soviet style concrete prisons they call apartment building with a bathroom at the end of the hall for communal use.

Posted by: Anonymous at June 20, 2007 9:05 AM