I won’t have a headline about it, and I’m not going to “celebrate” Earth Day (we have a choice of planets?) or Lenin’s birthday (I don’t follow his teachings or philosophies, he was a monster…and he’s dead), or even Eddie Albert’s birthday (he’s dead, too).
I read this at Wiki, our source for very little Real Fact, but a FABulous source for intriguing blather to make comment on:
April 22, 1970 was the 100th birthday of Vladimir Lenin. Time reported that some suspected the date was not a coincidence, but a clue that the event was “a Communist trick,” and quoted a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution as saying, “Subversive elements plan to make American children live in an environment that is good for them.” J. Edgar Hoover, director of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, may have found the Lenin connection intriguing; it was alleged the FBI conducted surveillance at the 1970 demonstrations. The idea that the date was chosen to celebrate Lenin’s centenary still persists in some quarters, although Lenin was never noted as an environmentalist.
Vladimir Lenin was never noted as an environmentalist because he wasn’t one. But he WAS noted as a Communist of the highest order, a philosophy followed – sometimes unconsciously – by many American “environmentalists.” It’s possible the politician who started it all was unaware of the connection, but that only means he was no smarter than the geniuses in Congress today.
LATER: Got interrupted. I have a few moments to try to clarify my attitude and ideas about “environmentalism” and the wackos who would take our G-d given Rights and steal our Liberty – not to mention letting us die – in the name of “saving” every damn plant and animal that exists today.
We were, as the highest form of life on this planet, given ‘dominion’ over it and all it contains. We should absolutely strive to keep from blowing it up or burning it down or poisoning it so badly we “kill the planet.” Well, we’ve launched nukes into the atmosphere, we’ve set off nukes underground, we’ve blown oil and gasoline and plastic into the oceans and the wastelands…and people keep being born and people keep dying, and life goes on. Cycles in weather, climates, animal numbers (predator and prey alike) have been recorded that no one knew about before the dawn of ‘civilised’ Man because we didn’t have the ability to observe and record them. Man has also found cures for some diseases, treatments for others, and has even managed to manufacture new limbs for those who lose them through sickness or trauma. We grow enough food to feed massive amounts of people, something that 100 years ago was an impossibility. AND we can transport the stuff where it needs to go. Wow. We’re pretty amazing.
All this takes energy and resources. Durh. Intelligent, sane, proper use and replenishment (if possible) of these resources is a sacred duty to those of us who grew up as conservationists.
Earth Hour, Earth Day, Earth Month? “Green” whatever? Those are money-making schemes, brought to you by people who don’t want you to have Freedom or personal Liberty, they want to tell you how to live and what to do. Piss on ’em all, from the Luddites on down to the Gore-istas.
Remember, every day is a good day to appreciate ALL this world and this country have to offer…in spite of the pathetic excuses for Men and Women who were elected and swore oaths to protect and preserve the Constitution. We know they lie, because their lips are moving…a LOT.
Thanks for stopping by and putting up with my little rant, I think I’ll go make some supper now!