Right-wing media figures are flipping out that a U.N. official cited the Mayan goddess of reason while addressing delegates to a climate conference in Cancun, just down the road from Chichen Itza.
Monday, The Washington Post's Juliet Eilperin reported:
Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, invoked the ancient jaguar goddess Ixchel in her opening statement to delegates gathered in Cancun, Mexico, noting that Ixchel was not only goddess of the moon, but also "the goddess of reason, creativity and weaving. May she inspire you -- because today, you are gathered in Cancun to weave together the elements of a solid response to climate change, using both reason and creativity as your tools."
That's it. That's what happened. The ancient Mayan goddess of reason was invoked to encourage negotiators to tap both "reason and creativity" in developing a response to global warming.
And cue the right-wing giggle fest.
Headlining his ever-classy blog post "UN Delegates Start Off Junk Science Meeting With Prayer to Mayan Goddess," Gateway Pundit Jim Hoft asked, "Didn't global warming wipe out the Mayans the first time? So how exactly is Ixchel supposed to help out now?"
Michelle Malkin blogger Doug Powers mocked the "moonbat congregation" for "directing their prayers" to Ixchel, opining that a Wikipedia image of Ixchel resembled a "love child" between Helen Thomas and Code Pink.
Fox Nation dutifully linked to Powers' post, adding a charming editorial note that in addition to "reason and creativity," "somebody elses [sic] money" would used to combat climate change.