Beware of “Earth Day” Fall-Out!
By Phoebe Courtney
Virtually everyone favors an environment that is clean and healthful for human existence. Most also desire the conservation of areas of natural and scenic beauty for man’s use and enjoyment both now and for generations to come.
However, the organizations that comprise the modern environmental movement have become increasingly monolithic in outlook. Especially in the 20 years since the first “Earth Day,” all have become heavily involved in lobbying, litigation, political activism and scaremongering designed to impose their extreme preservationist ideology on the entire nation through ever greater governmental control and regulation of land and resources.
With media coverage reaching the saturation point on April 22, 1990, many hundreds of thousands of Americans celebrated the 20th anniversary of Earth Day by cleaning up beaches and roadsides, and planting trees.
The May 5 issue of Human Events, a Washington-based weekly, covered the Earth Day celebration in that city where movie, TV and rock stars greeted a crowd of around 100,000.
Most of the speakers and organizers came from the portside (left) of the ideological spectrum, preaching collectivism, the value of a no-growth society, disarmament and the pagan notion that “human beings have no more rights than animals and plants.”
Quarterly Report II of Patrick Buchanan’s From the Right Newsletter, mailed May 17, 1990, was written by Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr. In his report, Rockwell exposes the environmental movement in these words:
Like socialism, environmentalism combines utopianism, statism, and an atheistic religion. But it ups the ante. Marxism at least professed a concern for human beings; environmentalism harks back to a Godless, manless, and mindless Garden of Eden.
In holy scripture, God told us to `fill the earth and subdue it, and rule over the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the air, and all living creatures that move upon the earth, for they are ours to feed upon.’ …Thus any philosophy that equates man with animals or plants, or subordinates him to nature, is a heresy of astounding proportions.”
According to Rockwell:
“If the environmentalists were merely noisy lobbyists, we would not have to worry. But they seek to use government, and even a World government, to achieve their chilling vision.”
In the Denver Post of April 20, Michael Rosen stated:
“Twenty years from now, if the eco-freaks haven’t taken over the World, the environmental hysteria of the 1990s may go down in history as one of the all-time great frauds. The public-relations success of environmental alarmists can be credited to their guile in extracting a pound of lie from an ounce of truth.”
Such highly publicized crises as those involving global warming and the “greenhouse effect,” acid rain, and ozone depletion are based on incomplete data and questionable logic. The true aim is not a cleaner environment, but a Socialist environment.
In his Report of March 9, 1990, Don Bell declared:
“National sovereignty and defense have always stood in the way of forming a World government. But if global defense (environmentalism) can be promoted instead, then the people and their governments will more readily accept global government. And if the World Court can be given absolute authority to enforce laws established by other UN agencies, then World government is possible. And through demand for global protection against pollution, Earth warming, etc., people will welcome the surrender of national sovereignty and defense.”
In conclusion: World government by definition would mean the abolition of the United States of America.
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