By Al Benson Jr.
Recently someone handed me a copy of The Ashley News Observer, published in Crosset, Arkansas. It was the issue for August 8th and it contained some interesting editorial articles.
One in particular was written by Dr.Mark Hendrickson, an adjunct faculty member, economist, and fellow for economic and social policy with the Center for Vision and Values at Grove City College in Pennsylvania.
Dr. Hendrickson, in his article, reviewed a book written by Brian Sussman called Eco-Tyranny. Hendrickson has observed” “With the defeat of Cap and Trade legislation in 2010 and the increasingly discredited alarmist theory of anthropogenic global warming, the greens may have lowered their public profile, however, with the full cooperation of the Obama administration, they are forging ahead with their illiberal agenda for gaining ever more control over the American economy and people.” That sounds about right. In the Marxist mindset no American can be truly “safe and protected” unless he is hedged about with endless government restrictions on his liberty. That’s the Marxist concept of “peace and safety.”
Dr. Hendrickson noted that: “On October 5, 2009, President Obama signed an executive order titled ‘Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance.’ Although that title hints at the immense scope of the order, it understates the frightening extent to which it expands the power of the federal government and constricts the rights and liberty of private citizens.”
It seems that Mr. Sussman, in writing Eco-Tyranny, had an inside contact in the Interior Department who told him that the long-term goal of Obama’s “Green Team” is to “divide the country into sectors where all humans would be herded into urban hubs while most of the land would be ‘returned to a natural state upon which humans would only be allowed to tread lightly.’ The full text of the 14-page executive order is reproduced in the appendix of Eco-Tyranny.”
Sussman’s book would probably be worth getting for that information alone. While many have been subtly programmed to think the environmental movement only started with Earth Day in 1970 (which just happened by the sheerest of coincidences to fall on the 100th anniversary of Lenin’s birth), Sussman shows in his book that the environmentalist movement was active in the 1800s, all the way up to the present, and he gives a summary of the key dates, also in his appendix. I have not gotten this book yet, but if I can find it and afford it, I will definitely pick up a copy. Given some of the utter hogwash the establishment tries to feed us about the environment we need all the straight information and answers we can get
Dr. Hendrickson states: “Remarkably, Sussman shows readers that such destructive figures as Marx, Lenin, and Hitler were intellectual and political forerunners of the modern illiberal green movement. Readers will be interested to learn of the four left-wingers who influenced and shaped the thinking of Rachel Carson, whose 1962 book Silent Spring marked the birth of the modern environmentalist movement.” From this one quote alone, you can see why the environmentalists so wanted to celebrate Lenin’s birth and every year we are treated to this memorial to one of the greatest butchers the world has ever known.
Sussman’s book shows how the American left has labored to fulfill the United Nations’ plot to “hamstring American prosperity” while using billions of our own tax dollars to help cut our own economic throats.
Sussman’s book notes the environmentalist attacks against nuclear energy and fossil fuels, “with another chapter devoted to the wasteful, uneconomical boondoggles of wind and solar energy…It is with no little irony that Sussman retells the story of President Obama denouncing oil as an undesirable source of energy from the headquarters of the now-bankrupt solar energy firm, Solyndra.” Sussman also notes an environmentalist campaign lasting for decades that would limit Americans’ access to water. You’re not supposed to know any of this and a dutiful lap dog media makes sure you never hear about it.
Hendrickson says flat out that “The radical greens are committed to reforming life in America to make it less free and less prosperous.” And in that, they have a willing accomplice in Comrade Obama. That’s what he has been all about since day one—the reduction of this country to third world status.
You might observe that the part of Obama’s executive order herding humans into crowded hubs and taking them off the land is right out of Agenda 21’s “Rewilding Project.” Rural private property, homes, farms, etc. will be lost so that the animals will have travel corridors between government wildlife refuges.
Folks, you had better wake up and begin to realize all this is going on. If you live on a farm, or in a small town, and own your own car, all of those things may be sacrificed in the name of “economic sustainability” which goes right along with the confiscation of private property according to the Communist Manifesto.
At this point I can already hear many Christians saying “Well, I don’t have to do a thing. The Lord is in control of it all and He will take care of it.” They are half right—the Lord is in control, but the question is—will He bother to help a batch of spiritual couch potatoes who, knowing the truth, refused to act on it because they didn’t want to have the responsibility of doing something to deal with the problem?
Where would the Protestant Reformation be today if Martin Luther had decided he didn’t want to be bothered nailing up his 95 Thesis on the door of the Wittenburg Chapel because “the Lord will take care of it all so I don’t need to do anything?”
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