“Earth Day” is Really “Birthday”–Lenin’s That is

by Al Benson Jr.

Way back in 1970 the “Environmentalist Movement” so called, was launched upon an unsuspecting public in the form of Earth Day, on April 22nd of that year. There was so many “environmental” events  pushed at that time that I can’t remember them all. The vast majority of them came from the political and religious Left and were, if you take a close look at them, designed to control people’s lives to a large extent.

An almost totally overlooked fact about April 22, 1970 was that it just happened to be the 100th anniversary of the birth of Lenin, the first butcher of the Soviet Union. Now what made the promoters of “Earth Day” choose this particular date for their yearly observances? Coincidence? Slightly possible, but hardly likely. Movements that originate on the Left are very conscious of the symbolism of certain dates and one of the mind games they play on the rest of us is that they get us to celebrate those dates they deem important but they give them different names so we celebrate their important date without realizing it. Hence the title of this article.

Many astute commentators have recognized the true origins of the environmentalist movement. Years ago one of them noted that the environmentalist movement had picked up the nickname of “the watermelon gang” and that was because they “were green on the outside and RED on the inside.” I think that is a very apt description of them. Under the noble-sounding description of promoting a healthy environment what they actually promote is cultural Marxism on a grand scale, getting government to promote their agenda where they can get away with it. In the end it is all about promoting some form of One World Government. The “energy crisis” and “global warming” aka Climate Change are all part of this, as is the United Nations Agenda 21 program with its “economic sustainability” program. All these projects have one end in mind–control of the populace as to what they can do, what they should think, or where they are permitted to go.

Back in 2009 an article on http://www.climatedepot.com for July 10th of that year noted: “Former Vice President Al Gore declared that the Congressional climate bill will help bring about ‘global governance’.” Gore also observed: “But it is the awareness itself that will drive the change and one of the ways it will drive the change is through global governance and global agreements.”

There was also an article, also back in 2009 on http://www.freerepublic.com for 11/26 of that year that stated: “Obama’s socialist Science Czar John Holdren, who once said that forced abortions were needed to save the planet, is also involved in the Climategate Scandal. Holdren, another socialist in the White House,  was pushing global cooling before he was pushing mad-made global warming.” It seems that the Leftists who want to control every aspect of our lives want to have it both ways. If global cooling won’t do the trick then how about global warming?

I also ran across another article that said: “”Global warming fraud exposed by email hackers.” This give you any idea as to why the feds are suddenly so hot to crack down on email hackers? Even George Will got into the act in a 2009 article on http”//www.newsmax.com when he talked about the agenda for a Climate Summit in Copenhagen. He observed that: “Its organizers had hoped it would produce binding caps on emissions, global taxation to redistribute millions of dollars, and micromanagement of everyone’s choices.” There’s that old Marxist “redistribution of the wealth” scam–all part of the phony “environmentalist movement.”

All this and lots, lots more can be traced back to the 100th anniversary of Lenin’s birth., So, in the final analysis Earth Day is really a celebration of Lenin’s birthday and earmarks a whole new level of attempted Leftist/Deep State control over our lives.

Marxist Environmentalism

by Al Benson Jr.

That what we call today environmentalism or the environmentalist movement is a creature of the far left is beyond doubt. All you have to do is connect the dots and you never have to worry about any of them being on the right side of the page. And the United Nations is at the very heart of leftist environmentalism.

There was an article on http://www.foxnews.com on April 18, 2011 by Jonathan Wachtel which stated: “United Nations diplomats on Wednesday will set aside pressing issues of international peace and security to devote an entire day debating the rights of ‘Mother Earth.’ A bloc of mostly socialist government led by Bolivia have put the issue on the General Assembly agenda to discuss the creation of a U.N. treaty that would grant the same rights found in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to Mother Nature. Treaty supporters want the establishment of legal systems to maintain balance between human rights and what they perceive as the inalienable rights of other members of the Earth community—plants, animals, and terrain.” In other words, folks, rocks have rights, and if you dare violate the “rights” of any rock, boulder, stone or pebble, you just might be in big trouble with the U.N. Same goes for lizards, spiders, and other creeping wildlife! Or as someone so clearly stated: “Just to make sure we understand, human babies in the womb do NOT deserve human rights. But that tree over there, those bugs under that rock, do.” That about sums up the worldview of many in both the United Nations and the (dis)United States.

The goal of the Environmentalist Movement actually has been quite clearly stated by the U.N.’s Executive Secretary of the U.N.’s Framework Convention on Climate Change, Christiana Figueres of Costa Rica. In an article by Burt Prelutsky on http://www.BurtPrelutsky.com Ms. Figueres has, in a very straightforward manner noted that “the primary goal of environmentalists, of which she is one, is not to save the world from ecological calamity, but to destroy capitalism. Go back and read that last line one more time. This lady is telling you what the environmentalist move really is all about! She doesn’t mince words. She says, right up front, as quoted on http://www.lucianne.com “This is the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally, within a defined period of time, to change the economic development model that has been reigning for at least 150 years, since the Industrial Revolution. This is probably the most difficult task we have ever given ourselves, which is to intentionally transform the economic development model for the first time in human history.” The website http://www.12160.info has headlined the article about this: “U.N. Official Reveals Real Reason Behind Warming Scare—Destruction Of Capitalism.” That’s an accurate headline. However, I doubt that your local evening “news” paper or your television network news program will ever mention anything about this. They wouldn’t dare. This is the sort of news they get paid to conceal, to pretend it doesn’t exist, it never happened, and if you should dare to have read enough to be able to quote this “lady” at the U.N., why then you are a “conspiracy theorist” because anyone who really knows what goes on just knows she didn’t really mean it the way it sounded. Problem is, she did. She meant it exactly the way it sounded, which shows that the ruling establishment in this country figures that, by now, our public “education” system has so dumbed us down that we won’t grasp the enormity of what was said. Sadly, in some cases, they may be right. I know some folks, some who are even Christians, hearing her statement and responding with a loud yawn as they wonder when the next “reality show” will show up on the tube.

I have always had my doubts about the global warming scam. I saw a statement just last night from some “news” source that said that this winter has, so far, been the second warmest on record. I thought to myself, who are you trying to kid? Both last year and so far this year we have had two of the coldest, most miserable winters here in the Deep South that we’ve had since we moved here and you are telling me this has been a warm winter! In fact, last year, when it got so cold here we actually had newscasters with the gall to tell us that the cold weather we were experiencing was caused by global warming. In other words it’s colder because it’s warmer! This sounds like logic that only a Yankee/Marxist could come up with!

One of the websites I checked out before doing this article had this comment: “For a moment the mask dropped, and the real face of Big Green could be seen. Is their goal a cooler, cleaner earth? No, it’s the destruction of capitalism. Future generations will consider efforts to control ‘climate change’ to have been political insanity.”

Does anyone remember the big fuss in England a few short years ago when the climate change people over there were caught “cooking the books” as it were in regard to global warming? After that little episode you didn’t hear much about global warming for almost a year. But, when they figured the furor had died down and folks had forgotten all about it, they started right up again with the same old global warming shell game. So we need to start asking ourselves—who controls those that are pushing the global warming agenda? And who will make money off the global warming agenda and who will be harmed by it?

They’ve already told us their intent is to destroy capitalism. What do they intend to replace it with? I don’t think you really want to know. Now I’m not a big fan of monopoly capitalism or crony capitalism, which is really a form of industrial fascism, but I think genuine free enterprise capitalism is a pretty good idea. It certainly has raised living standards in many places, here among them. So what are we going to replace capitalism with—a system where rocks and trees have “rights”? Rights for rocks and none for man? That’s where those people are really headed.

If you want to start connecting the dots, then go back to the first “Earth Day” back on April 22, 1970, which by the sheerest of coincidences, just happened to be the 100th anniversary of Lenin’s birth. Follow that down and you will see that the Environmental Movement has, since then, sought to regulate and control what industry did and even what went on in rural areas. Why the big fuss over the desert tortoise in Nevada or the medfly in California? All these so-called crises work against the productivity of capitalism and in doing that they put unreasonable controls on how someone may use his property. It may be in his name but the government will tell him what he can and can’t do with it. Then go read The Communist Manifesto where Marx says: “In this sense, the theory of the Communists may be summed up in the single sentence: Abolition of private property.” Or where he says “Abolition of property in land and application of all rents of land to public purposes; Abolition of all rights of inheritance; Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels;” or yet, in the face of the soon-coming regulation of the Internet “Centralization of the means of communication and transport in the hands of the state.” And the one they are accomplishing this all by, even in our day “Free education for all children in public schools…”

Years ago someone aptly labeled the environmentalists “The watermelon gang” because they were “green on the outside and Red inside.” The woman at the U.N. told us very plainly what the global warming scenario and the environmental movement as a whole was and is all about—the destruction of capitalism—and with it the destruction of our way of life in this country. Does that bother anyone—or will most just yawn again as they seek to tune in the next “reality show”?

“The Church of Global Warming”—Is it really the First Church of Lenin?

By Al Benson Jr.

Decades ago now, I remember when the first “Earth Day” was celebrated and all kinds of bogus “scientists” crawled out of the woodwork and from beneath various rocks and informed us that we would have to be regulated to death to “save the earth.” We would have to begin to give up life as we knew it, surrender the liberty to do this or that or to go here or there because we were just leaving too much of a carbon footprint on the earth’s surface, so we’d all have to learn to do with a little less freedom and a lot more regulation of our daily lives, surrendering our liberties to those benevolent dictatorships we refer to as governments for the good of the world. Oh, it all sounded so noble, so completely altruistic—and the first “Earth Day” just, by the sheerest of coincidences, happened to be celebrated on the 100th anniversary of Lenin’s birthday. How amazing! Really? No, not amazing, it was all orchestrated that way and we have been living with this socialist blather ever since.

First, we were treated to the “Nuclear Winter” theory where, if we didn’t cease trying to use nuclear power we would destroy the world and be living in concrete caves we used to call apartments when we were still able to heat them. There were questions asked about the Soviet Union’s use of nuclear power. We were told not to be concerned about that, to just be concerned that we made sure we didn’t use too much or have enough nuclear capability to defend ourselves because if we couldn’t defend ourselves the Soviets would never attack us. They were much too honorable for that. Befuddled liberals actually believed this twaddle. But it never seemed to catch on all that much with other folks and so we had to have a new bugaboo to scare people with—global warming. This soon became the new theology in liberal land—cut those greenhouse gases, regulate industry out of business in this country. Get the United Nations involved—now there’s a winner!

It seemed, a few years ago, that the high priests of global warming were about to sweep their opponents off the battlefield—until all those emails from the research facility in Great Britain turned up that showed that the high priests there were, basically, “cooking the books” when it came to how dastardly global warming really was. Turned out that real science didn’t have as much to do with it as globalist (one world) theology did. After that, and one of the coldest winters on record, the Global Warming High Priests took a little sabbatical and we didn’t hear much from them for awhile. In the last year or so they’ve returned with a vengeance, surpassed only by Comrade Obama’s desire to pass whatever legislation they want.

At the end of April, an article by John Hayward, who writes for several conservative publications, appeared on http://www.breitbart.com in which Mr. Hayward plainly stated: “If the Church of Global Warming still had any real credibility, the bombshell revelations by Harvard professor Robert Stavins in an open letter published Friday would be devastating. As it is, the fanatics will probably scream that Stavins has become a Nazi-like ‘climate denier’ or tool of Big Oil or something.”

Hayward noted: “It was already known that the summary of the latest U.N. climate report was substantially edited by political interests. Very few media figures or politicians are going to read the full report—they generally make do with the summary. In this case the summary wasn’t merely ‘sexed up’ to fool gullible reporters and politicians; it actually directly contradicts the full U.N. report in places.’”

And Hayward continued: “Science was bludgeoned into submission with a hockey stick graph long ago; the Church of Global Warming is pure politics now. Climate change hysteria provides a perfect excuse for higher taxes and more regulations, combined with a pseudo-religious cause around which left-wingers can rally with a sense of supreme righteousness. They even feel confident in outlawing dissent, because if you try to debate the latest climate-change fatwa, you’re threatening the very survival of the Earth. Sure, every single one of their doomsday predictions has been wrong thus far, but we can’t take the chance they’ll be wrong with the next twenty predictions, so shut up and pay up.”

This thesis is backed up by George Will, who I don’t always agree with, but this time he has got it right. This time he really called it. In an article on http://www.newsmax.com Courtney Coren, on April 28th noted: “Conservative columnist George Will says global warming is just another way for liberals to get what liberals want: more government power. ‘Global warming is socialism by the back door’ Will told the Daily Caller. ‘I mean, the whole point of global warming is it is a rationalization for progressives to do what progressives want to do, which is concentrate more and more power in Washington, more and more Washington power in the executive branch, more and more executive power in independent czars and agencies, to micromanage the lives of the American people’.” Will also noted that one thing that makes global warming so hard to refute is that it “is essentially a religion.”

An article on http://www.freerepublic.com quotes Dr. David Kear, former Director-General of New Zealand Scientific Research, who says that global warming, basically, “is NOT.” Dr. Kear has noted that “An innocent gas, CO2, has been demonized and criminalized…The widespread obsession with Global-Warming-Climate-Change, in opposition to all factual evidence, is quite incredible” and he bemoans the “Astronomical cost of major measures to combat a non-existent threat.” In other words the government is prepared to spend more billions on programs that may make some of their corporate friends even more wealthy and average Americans even poorer, and according to Dr. Kear, it is all over a non-existent threat. So what else is new in Washington? George Will has got it right. It’s “back-door socialism” and it’s also lousy environmental theology posing as “science.” It’s past time we contacted our Congresspersons and told them flat out to vote against anymore of Obama’s environmental schemes that will enrich his friends and shaft the American public, no matter how good and necessary they are made to sound. It’s all hogwash, folks, and nothing more than a not-so-subtle excuse to redistribute your wealth to their buddies. Business as usual in Sodom on the Potomac.