Happy “We’re really celebrating the birthday of one of our leftist heroes, Lenin, in addition to the eco-tyranny we’re pushing, but we don’t want to advertise our love of the Bolsheviks to the aggressively ignorant masses, so we’ll call it ‘Earth Day’” Day.
Find any leftist cause that gives the plebeians warm and fuzzy feelings in their over-sized hearts and woefully empty heads, peel back the pretty top layer, and you will find a cesspool of stomach churning reality. Most people celebrating the fact that they’ve purchased a special garbage can for their discarded microbrew beer bottles and Starbucks cups don’t realize, for example, that recycling typically wastes more energy and resources than it saves. The symbolism over substance crowd that opposes logging because trees have feelings don’t realize that over forestation leads to drying up of aquifers, rivers, and streams which not only kills off more trees, but also affects wildlife populations and contributes to massive wildfires every year. And not only is the hemp wearing patchouli brigade hilariously unaware of how ridiculous they look driving a “smart car” that’s smaller than a pack of gum, they also don’t get that they’re contributing to the “destruction” they’re pretending they can halt.
We can highlight the inconsistencies and outright hypocrisies of the “green” movement all day long. We can also talk about the unfathomable arrogance a person must gather about himself in order to believe that he can affect the temperature or overall “health” of the earth, either positively or negatively. Indeed, the arrogant hypocrisy of the willfully ignorant is a thing to behold. But that’s not the ugliest part of Earth Day. The reality of what we’re “celebrating” today is much, much darker.
The first Earth Day was recognized on April 22, 1970, which was the 100th anniversary of the birth of communist (and leftist hero) Vladimir Lenin. It was the love child of Democrat Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin and college professor Paul Ehrlich. The Left has a history of sordid love affairs with eugenicists and Ehrlich is no exception. His solution to the nonexistent problem of “global warming” (now called “climate change” in order to cover up the fact that no warming is actually happening) was outlined in his book The Population Bomb. He writes:
[T]he first task is population control at home. How do we go about it? Many of my colleagues feel that some sort of compulsory birth regulation would be necessary to achieve such control. One plan often mentioned involves the addition of temporary sterilants to water supplies or staple food. Doses of the antidote would be carefully rationed by the government to produce the desired population size. Those of you who are appalled at such a suggestion can rest easy. The option isn’t even open to us, since no such substance exists. If the choice now is either such additives or catastrophe, we shall have catastrophe. It might be possible to develop such population control tools, although the task would not be simple. Either the additive would have to operate equally well and with minimum side effects against both sexes, or some way would have to be found to direct it only to one sex and shield the other.
He was less compassionate toward non-white polluters. He advocated for forcible sterilization of “all Indian males with three or more children”. He proposed the US government send doctors to third world countries to sterilize the undesirables in order to control the population, thereby saving the world. This celebrated “progressive” views human beings as a cancer that must be excised from the earth (though apparently white humans are less of a cancer, and so can stick around a bit longer).
I wish I could offer you some sugarcoated solutions, but I’m afraid the time for them is long gone. A cancer is an uncontrolled multiplication of cells…. Treating only the symptoms of cancer may make the victim more comfortable at first, but eventually he dies—often horribly…. We must shift our efforts from treatment of the symptoms to the cutting out of the cancer. The operation will demand many apparently brutal and heartless decisions. The pain may be intense.
It’s arguable that “green” is the new red, since it’s the pet project of the increasingly socialist left and its hidden agenda includes darkness like population control, government intrusion into private property rights and free enterprise, and is collectivist by its very nature.
The scary thing about the Left is how successfully they wrap their evil intentions in benevolent packaging. The frustrating thing about Americans is that so many of us are buying it. The global warming/climate change/whatever words fit the narrative on any given day and Earth Day frauds are but bullet points in the exhausting list of leftist frauds which are perpetrated in order to condition people toward acceptance of their statist, collective “utopia”. It is crucial to halt their “progress”.