Skip to comments.Death of the environmental movement?
Posted on 12/06/2004 7:24:40 AM PST by ZGuy
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Environmentalists are socialists with a green patina. They believe the land should be managed by the state and the peasants should kept at a distance. Kind of an updated version of the medieval King's Lands.
'Environmentalism' is not a tradition, but a religion.
And a false one at that!
We probably did need some changes because of air quality but they pushed it way too far.
If they would stick to real environmentalism instead of grossly exagerated ones they might make some progress.
Absolutely so...and the sooner, the better. We as a nation are pissing away energy and capital chasing environmental phantom and fantasy devils...devils that do not exist.
Gaia worship is a set of pagan beliefs centered around the worship of Mother Nature and the corollary that human exploitation of the planet for man's benefit is a capital crime. You deviate from this environmental pseudo-religion, you're a heretic.
'Yes milord, I shall not fill in my wetlands lest his Lordship's fowl be discommoded.'
The real environmentalists are landowners, farmers, scientists, and outdoorsmen. The people from the Sierra Club and other left-wing groups just want to suck our tax dollars dry and force other people to live in conditions that cannot sustain a comfortable lifestyle.
If these people really cared, they would put their funds into new technology. To use less oil and to extract more of our own oil should be their real cause.
There are plenty of 'old' oil fields and ways to open new fields that will help make American life more secure, and protect the environment.
Right now, they seem to have been a one note concerto. Very irritating.
Watermelons. Green on the outside, red on the inside....
Ack. You beat me to the punch line.
I come into contact with environmental activists pretty often. I've been at hearings where 10 people in the audience are wearing gas masks. I've been in stake holder's meetings where the debate got so shrill that meeting was adjourned.
Environmentalists lost their focus somewhere around 1980. Prior to that, ranchers, farmers, hunters, etc. often worked closely with environmentalists. Their "reality-based" support dropped out when extremists offered a vision of zero human impacts - an impossible goal.
When those extremists teamed up with PETA, Greenpeace, Earth First, ELF and others, the cause was lost. People do believe that children have more value than a dog. People won't pay to support a habitat they are forbidden to enter. People really don't want a third world lifestyle.
And by the way - the air is cleaner now than at any time since the industrial revolution. In the big cities it may be cleaner now than ever PERIOD.
I served on the executive committee for my local Sierra Club chapter. I had hoped to induce some change. I lasted about 2 months before I resigned. The Sierra Club is elitism/liberalism at its best-- "the general public is too ignorant to make smart-sustainable choices, we (the Sierra Club) need to push them in the right direction."-- paraphrased quote from one of the board meetings i attended.
Good! I will die happy if I can first dance on it's worthless "Born Again Pagan" grave!!!
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