by Al Benson Jr.
I couldn’t let April 22 slip by without some mention of Earth Day and its origins. Many folks are totally unaware of those origins and how far to the left they really are.
I found an interesting article about this on https://www.briansussman.org for April 22, 2021.Mr. Sussman observed: “On April 22, 1970, a trio of radical dreamers rolled out the first Earth Day. Their hope was that the well-planned nationwide event would effectively assault capitalism, free markets, and mankind,.”
Part of our problem today with wacky environmentalists and climate change oddballs is a result of what these people dredged up for us on the 100th anniversary of Lenin’s birth–and the timing was no accident.
Mr. Sussman’s article continued: “The initial concept was conceived by Sen. Gaylord Nelson D-Wis. Nelson was Congress’ first environmentalist activist. He was also the mastermind behind the radical public school ‘teach ins’ that were (in) vogue throughout the 60s and 70s. During the teach ins, mutinous public school teachers would scrap the day’s assigned curriculum, pressure their students to sit cross-legged on the floor, ‘rap’ about how America was an imperial nation, and converse about why communism really wasn’t such a bad form of government…” If you can find it, and I didn’t have any trouble, read is whole article. Quite informative.
Note that all this was taking place in public schools over 50 years ago–a glaring example of why the “good old days” people think they remember from when they went to public school never really existed! I went to public high school in the 1950s and I can remember having an English teacher who a man in my church did not want teaching his son because she was supposedly an identified Communist. I can’t say if she was or not, but this man, who was in the Air Force Reserve, I think, had some info on this teacher.
Anyway, the first official Earth Day coincided wit the 100th anniversary of Lenin’s birth. Amazing “coincidence” wasn’t it? And a Wikipedia article also noted that Lenin’s father was “a Russian figure in the field of public education” another amazing coincidence wouldn’t you say?