It is the nexus between socialism and environmentalist theology. Eco-totalitarianism is based on some prehistoric heathen pagan ideas. The first is the great chain of being. The concept of the great chain of being goes back probably hundreds of thousands of years. It is the idea that everything the way it is found in nature is in a state of perfection either by the hand of God, gods or nature itself. If anyone thing Is put out of place or slightly out of place in that grand theme of things the entire structure of nature necessarily collapses. This is a key part of the environmentalist ideology. When the environmentalists can't make a world wide great chain of being they move to what they call "ecology" and local eco-systems. Nothing can be added or subtracted nor be out of place or the entire structure there of collapses. In eco-totalitarianism that concept is brought to youth with movies from Disney like The Lion King. It is also a propagandist piece supporting socialism which aims to decide what place in society any person can enjoy having. In this great chain of political being the most incompetent people are deemed to be the best rulers of everyone else. They put themselves into a political ecosystem demanding to keep ecology ruling. Socialism demands that people believe in a great chain of being going from the bottom of society all the way up to the dictator of the proletariat as defined by Karl Marx. School children are indoctrinated nonstop.....and saving the environment is the new rallying cry for cradle to grave socialism.
The next prehistoric concept involved is that of unsavory pollution marring that great chain of being. The eco totalitarian want to pretend that they offer purity of everything ,
Socialism from it's origins in Marxism is about a hierarchy in society that decides what is best for the group. Having a place is a socialist society is yet another great chain of being. You know your place and that keeps the universe working properly. Labor unions love the idea that their bosses can control the ecosystem.