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The Environmentalists' Real Agenda
INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY ^ | April 22, 2008

Posted on 04/23/2008 8:07:53 AM PDT by Delacon

Ideologies: Once in a while the truth accidentally tumbles out on global warming activists' real agenda. That's exactly what happened at the U.N., when Bolivia's leader called for ending capitalism to save the planet.

Delivering the keynote address at the United Nations forum on Indigenous People on Monday, Bolivia's President Evo Morales told the adoring crowd that "if we want to save our planet earth, to save life, to save mankind, we have a duty to put an end to the capitalist system."

Morales elaborated on that by calling for an end to "unbridled industrial development, extraction of natural resources, excessive consumption of goods and accumulation of waste."

More conveniently, he also demanded that trillions of dollars from the West be diverted to places like Bolivia, "to repair the earth."

Seldom has the environmentalist agenda to end the capitalist system been laid out so plainly.

But in reality, it's capitalism — combined with the framework that enables it to flourish, like rule of law and property rights — that has lifted billions of people out of poverty and improved the environment. Contrary to Morales' assertions, the most capitalist countries are also the cleanest.

According to a 2006 study by the Heartland Institute, free enterprise does more to protect the environment than state intervention.

"The nations that have the best track records on environmental protection and improvement are those with the highest amount of free-market capitalism," wrote Samuel Aldrich and Jay Lehr, in "Free Enterprise Protects the Environment."

Morales is a Marxist, so the environmental records of the communist and socialist systems he touts to save the earth are instructive.

After communism fell in Eastern Europe, some of the biggest revelations were about how vast the pollution was in countries where no one was permitted to own or...


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KEYWORDS: alarmists; anticapitalist; capitalism; climatechange; communismkills; earthday; environment; globalism; globalwarming; globalwarmingscare; gore; marxism; skeptics; socialism; starkravingsocialism; un
Gosh, here and I thought greenies had nothing but good intentions.
1 posted on 04/23/2008 8:07:55 AM PDT by Delacon
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To: Genesis defender; proud_yank; FrPR; enough_idiocy; rdl6989; TenthAmendmentChampion; Horusra; ...

ping


2 posted on 04/23/2008 8:08:45 AM PDT by Delacon ("The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule." H. L. Mencken)
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3 posted on 04/23/2008 8:10:25 AM PDT by GodGunsGuts
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To: Delacon
save our planet earth, to save life, to save mankind

This the geneticists will do by reducing human population from 6 or 7 billion to 200 million.

4 posted on 04/23/2008 8:12:15 AM PDT by RightWhale (Repeal the Law of the Excluded Middle)
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To: Delacon

They do. They want America destroyed. Despots everywhere will rejoice and it’ll be “for your own good”.


5 posted on 04/23/2008 8:20:52 AM PDT by weegee (Vote Obama 2008 for a bitter America.)
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To: RightWhale

Green on the outside and Red in the center..
But rotten to the core.


6 posted on 04/23/2008 8:20:59 AM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: RightWhale; All

TIME magazine’s cover photo should’ve been a picture of Adolf Hitler at the podium, with the swastika on his armband replaced by a recycling symbol.
The envirofascist greenshirts turn my stomach.


7 posted on 04/23/2008 8:21:53 AM PDT by 95 Bravo ("Freedom is not free.")
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To: GodGunsGuts

The tin miners in Bolivia had a violent strike two years ago when Evo tried to send his goons to take over the mines. He is not against mining, just against letting anyone other than the gov’t getting any of the profits. Four of the nine districts in his country are trying to become autonomous because this guy wants to nationalize everything. The educated in his country realize they will be following in Venezulea’s footsteps if they let him get away with it.


8 posted on 04/23/2008 8:23:45 AM PDT by milwguy (........)
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To: Delacon

Envirowacko Pingaroony.


9 posted on 04/23/2008 8:29:46 AM PDT by CarryaBigStick
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To: RightWhale
The WSJ recently had a piece by one of the founders of Greenpeace, entitled: "Why I left Greenpeace". He left a long time ago.

He says that he has a science background, whereas most of Greenpeace have backgrounds in political activism. What made a difference for him was when Greenpeace came out against chlorine. He says that no studies have shown a danager from chlorine in our drinking water, and in fact it is instrumental in decreasing water-borne diseases in countries that use it. Greenpeace wants it out of the water. This would pretty clearly result in millions of human deaths. Greenpeace doesn't care.

The Left wants us dead.

10 posted on 04/23/2008 8:31:24 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: Delacon

“Delivering the keynote address at the United Nations forum on Indigenous People on Monday, Bolivia’s President Evo Morales told the adoring crowd that “if we want to save our planet earth, to save life, to save mankind, we have a duty to put an end to the capitalist system.””

Yeah because that communist system was so humanitarian. This guy’s been smoking the coca leaves.


11 posted on 04/23/2008 8:32:01 AM PDT by Slapshot68
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To: Delacon

ping


12 posted on 04/23/2008 8:35:37 AM PDT by phs3 (Call a terrorist a freedom fighter, I call you the enemy.)
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To: milwguy

Sounds like a good candidate for .308 Ballistic Cranial Surgery.


13 posted on 04/23/2008 8:38:06 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By any means necessary.)
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To: NFHale
Massive pollution in Russia and her satellites proves when no one owns anything, no one cares for anything.
14 posted on 04/23/2008 8:44:54 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Delacon
"The urge to save humanity is often a false front for the URGE TO RULE."
-- H.L.Mencken

15 posted on 04/23/2008 8:51:52 AM PDT by philled (Rest in Peace, Sgt Merlin German. www.merlinsmiracles.com)
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To: Delacon
Delivering the keynote address at the United Nations forum on Indigenous People on Monday, Bolivia's President Evo Morales told the adoring crowd that "if we want to save our planet earth, to save life, to save mankind, we have a duty to put an end to the capitalist system."

PING for the real agenda of environmentalism...

16 posted on 04/23/2008 8:55:32 AM PDT by WOSG (Gameplan: Obama beats Hillary, McCain beats Obama, conservatives beat RINOs)
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To: Delacon

thanks, bfl


17 posted on 04/23/2008 8:57:44 AM PDT by neverdem (I'm praying for a Divine Intervention.)
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To: philled

You did read my tag line didn’t you? :)


18 posted on 04/23/2008 9:00:00 AM PDT by Delacon ("The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule." H. L. Mencken)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Roger that.

But hey....a body count of several hundred million...wrecked lives...wrecked societies...brainwashed slaves...what’s not to love about socialism??? Everybody (except for the elite few) is EQUALLY miserable, EQUALLY destitute, and usually EQUALLY dead at the end of the failed experiment. That’s FAIR, right?

The right people just haven’t been in charge...yeah, that’s it. That’s the ticket...the right people...


19 posted on 04/23/2008 9:10:06 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By any means necessary.)
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To: traviskicks

take a look...


20 posted on 04/23/2008 9:45:05 AM PDT by bamahead (Avoid self-righteousness like the devil- nothing is so self-blinding. -- B.H. Liddell Hart)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
Massive pollution in Russia and her satellites proves when no one owns anything, no one cares for anything.

The technical term is the Tragedy of the Commons.

21 posted on 04/23/2008 9:59:38 AM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: bamahead; Abathar; Abcdefg; Abram; Abundy; akatel; albertp; AlexandriaDuke; Alexander Rubin; ...
Bolivia's President Evo Morales told the adoring crowd that "if we want to save our planet earth, to save life, to save mankind, we have a duty to put an end to the capitalist system."

Libertarian ping! To be added or removed from my ping list freepmail me or post a message here.
22 posted on 04/23/2008 10:18:14 AM PDT by traviskicks (http://www.neoperspectives.com/Ron_Paul_2008.htm)
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To: Delacon

This is absolutely the case. Its a shame too, because I believe there are real environmental concerns that should be addressed, perhaps even Global Warming. Its a shame that the hard Leftists get to use the problems as a proxy to push their agenda.


23 posted on 04/23/2008 10:28:13 AM PDT by Paradox (Politics: The art of convincing the populace that your delusions are superior to others.)
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To: antiRepublicrat

I’m a Ludwig von Mises fan from way back.


24 posted on 04/23/2008 10:58:40 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Delacon

“...we have a duty to put an end to the capitalist system.”

More conveniently, he also demanded that trillions of dollars from the West be diverted to places like Bolivia, “to repair the earth.”

That evil capitalism allowed folks to be successfull, now we must grab some of that success because our preferred socialism failed us.


25 posted on 04/23/2008 11:04:20 AM PDT by CSM (Kakistocracy: Government by the least qualified or most unprincipled citizens.)
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To: Delacon

That’s right! There are some very wise taglines out there- they often prompt me to research the citation and learn even more.


26 posted on 04/23/2008 11:12:42 AM PDT by philled (Rest in Peace, Sgt Merlin German. www.merlinsmiracles.com)
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To: philled; Delacon
There are some very wise taglines out there- they often prompt me to research the citation and learn even more.

Please check my homepage for a plethora of them! I hadn't seen the Mencken one in awhile - that's going up there now :)
27 posted on 04/23/2008 11:34:31 AM PDT by bamahead (Avoid self-righteousness like the devil- nothing is so self-blinding. -- B.H. Liddell Hart)
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To: Delacon
It also brought the still-dead nuclear devastation of Chernobyl. Diverse as these regions are, the lack of capitalism means there was no accountability or incentives to save the earth.

And, sadly, it's still that way now. According to the Blacksmith Institute, the 10 most polluted places on earth are in Azerbaijan, China, India, Peru, Russia, Ukraine and Zambia, all of which have long histories of communism, socialism or nationalist isolation, the very alternatives Morales proposes to replace capitalism.

Chernobyl's trees and wildlife are back, so even that wasn't nearly as catastrophic as portrayed. That accident** is still used by the enviro nuts as a lesson against nuclear power plants. (but nuclear is okay for France)

28 posted on 04/23/2008 1:49:45 PM PDT by subterfuge (Homophobic and proud of it!)
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To: Delacon

Damned Evos. Always pushing religion dressed up as science.


29 posted on 04/23/2008 2:16:58 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: ClearCase_guy
The Left wants us dead....

Exactly, so they can step in and become the savior of humanity from the insanity created by idiotic policies, which they themselves implemented. Read Sowell's 'Vision of the Annointed'...he's all over their grand scheme.
30 posted on 04/23/2008 2:34:02 PM PDT by bamahead (Avoid self-righteousness like the devil- nothing is so self-blinding. -- B.H. Liddell Hart)
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To: bamahead
I've bookmarked your page for reference. Here's one to add to it:

"I prefer messy democracy to the stability of tyrants."
-- Howar Ziad, Iraqi Ambassador to Canada
31 posted on 04/23/2008 2:55:41 PM PDT by philled (Rest in Peace, Sgt Merlin German. www.merlinsmiracles.com)
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To: philled

Love it! It’s added.


32 posted on 04/23/2008 6:42:17 PM PDT by bamahead (Avoid self-righteousness like the devil- nothing is so self-blinding. -- B.H. Liddell Hart)
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To: Delacon
no, I think the agenda is more basic. I think it's a very long term strategy to wrest control of fossil energy assets. And I strongly suspect it has its roots in the KGB.

Yeah, I know, it sounds like tin-foil material.

But I think that's what's going on. At least I do now, given how I understand the state of the issue.

33 posted on 04/23/2008 6:49:23 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (media is now a double-edged sword; it's no longer a billy-club in the hands of the big goons.)
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Hey, you know what will help? Voting for anybody but McCain in November. /sarc

The Gender-Equity Hammer Comes Out
NationalReviewOnline | 24 April 2008 | Christina Hoff Sommers
Posted on 04/24/2008 8:38:24 AM PDT by snarks_when_bored
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2006336/posts


34 posted on 04/24/2008 9:07:38 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_____________________Profile updated Saturday, March 29, 2008)
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To: SunkenCiv

Ecos choose Lenin’s birthday as Earth Day.

and not by chance.


35 posted on 04/24/2008 1:39:33 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Delacon

This guy either didn’t get the memo,

or, like a lot of lefties, he’s been hanging around with “like minded” folk in their lefthanded circlejerks and thinking that he could say this stuff out loud.


36 posted on 04/24/2008 1:51:58 PM PDT by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: Delacon

btt


37 posted on 04/24/2008 7:29:43 PM PDT by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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To: bamahead

“Please check my homepage for a plethora of them! I hadn’t seen the Mencken one in awhile - that’s going up there now :)”

Here is one you might want to add:

“Tolerance becomes a crime when applied to evil.” — Thomas Mann


38 posted on 05/08/2008 10:34:13 AM PDT by Delacon ("The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule." H. L. Mencken)
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