Skip to comments.The very first Earth Day occurred on Lenin's 100th birthday! Coincidence?
Posted on 04/22/2010 6:50:06 AM PDT by ETL
"... on April 22, 1970, [the very first] Earth Day was held, one of the most remarkable happenings in the history of democracy... "
--American Heritage Magazine, October 1993
Владимир Ильич Ленин
Chairman of the Council of Peoples Commissars
In office: November 8, 1917 January 21, 1924
Born April 22, 1870
Died January 21, 1924
Political party Bolshevik Party
Profession Politician, revolutionary
The very first Earth Day on Lenin's 100th birthday? --yeah, it's a "coincidence". LOL!
From David Horowitz's FrontPageMag.com/DiscoverTheNetwork.org:
Profile: PETE SEEGER
*Musician, folksinger, songwriter, and political activist
*Joined the Communist Party in 1942
*"I'm still a Communist" -- Pete Seeger, 2004
"[Pete] Seeger was antiwar during the period of the Nazi-Soviet Pact; pro-war after the Soviet Union was the ally of the United States; and anti-war during the years of the Cold War and Vietnam." --Ronald Radosh (former communist)
NYT Writer Corrects Record: Pete Seeger 'Only' 40 Years Late in Denouncing Stalin
By P.J. Gladnick
The New York Times has now corrected  a "smear" about Pete Seeger being 50 years too late in denouncing Stalin. Thanks to the intrepid research of Times reporter Daniel J. Wakin, the record has now been set straight. Pete Seeger was only about 40 years too late in criticizing Stalin.
So, wondering what the Communist "icon" Pete Seeger is up to these days?
"We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration At The Lincoln Memorial"
"We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration At The Lincoln Memorial"
Here's a must-see YouTube of Springsteen performing with communist icon, Pete Seeger, at Obama's inauguration. There's a flash of Obama singing along from his seat:
Springsteen's Homage to Pete Seeger
By Tom Moon
World Cafe, April 25, 2006 - On the new collection We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions, Bruce Springsteen honors the folk music tradition that has inspired many of his own compositions over the years. All the tracks on the new album are standards closely associated with folk icon Pete Seeger.
Springsteen assembled large ensemble of acoustic musicians to flavor the proceedings with everything from accordion to tuba. Rock critic Tom Moon talks with host David Dye about why he reacted so strongly and positively towards this latest offering by The Boss.
Americas Most Successful Communist (Pete Seeger):
By Howard Husock, Summer 2005
"The Popular Front sought to enlist Western artists and intellectuals, some of them not party members but fellow travelers, to use art, literature, and music to insinuate the Marxist worldview into the broader culture. The murals of Diego Rivera, the poetry of Langston Hughes, the novels of Howard Fastall exemplified this approach. Its an irony that communists should seek to change the culture, of course, since Marxism holds that culture is merely a reflection of underlying economic structures, whose transformation will bring about capitalisms inevitable collapse."
Earth Day used to be on the first day of Spring, but the commies moved it.
How the First Earth Day Came About
By Senator Gaylord Nelson, Founder of Earth Day
At a conference in Seattle in September 1969, I announced that in the spring of 1970 there would be a nationwide grassroots demonstration on behalf of the environment and invited everyone to participate. The wire services carried the story from coast to coast. The response was electric. It took off like gangbusters. Telegrams, letters, and telephone inquiries poured in from all across the country. The American people finally had a forum to express its concern about what was happening to the land, rivers, lakes, and air - and they did so with spectacular exuberance. For the next four months, two members of my Senate staff, Linda Billings and John Heritage, managed Earth Day affairs out of my Senate office.
Five months before Earth Day, on Sunday, November 30, 1969, The New York Times carried a lengthy article by Gladwin Hill reporting on the astonishing proliferation of environmental events:
"Rising concern about the environmental crisis is sweeping the nation's campuses with an intensity that may be on its way to eclipsing student discontent over the war in Vietnam...a national day of observance of environmental problems...is being planned for next spring...when a nationwide environmental 'teach-in'...coordinated from the office of Senator Gaylord Nelson is planned...."
It was obvious that we were headed for a spectacular success on Earth Day. It was also obvious that grassroots activities had ballooned beyond the capacity of my U.S. Senate office staff to keep up with the telephone calls, paper work, inquiries, etc. In mid-January, three months before Earth Day, John Gardner, Founder of Common Cause, provided temporary space for a Washington, D.C. headquarters. I staffed the office with college students and selected Denis Hayes as coordinator of activities.
Earth Day worked because of the spontaneous response at the grassroots level. We had neither the time nor resources to organize 20 million demonstrators and the thousands of schools and local communities that participated. That was the remarkable thing about Earth Day. It organized itself.
“The equinoctial Earth Day is celebrated on the March equinox (around March 20) to mark the precise moment of astronomical mid-spring in the Northern Hemisphere, and of astronomical mid-autumn in the Southern Hemisphere. An equinox in astronomy is that moment in time (not a whole day) when the center of the Sun can be observed to be directly “above” the Earth’s equator, occurring around March 20 and September 23 each year. In most cultures, the equinoxes and solstices are considered to start or separate the seasons.”
Here's a couple of excerpts from it:
Ira Einhorn: Counterculture Killer
"Neighbors below Einhorn's flat had been complaining for some time that that they were detecting a terrible stench coming through the floorboards, accompanied by an occasional oozing of putrid brown matter that stained their ceiling. They tried to paint it out and sanitize the smell with disinfectants. But, the odor increased. And the oozing continued. When the building foreman investigated the problem, Einhorn refused to let the man check the closet from which the smell seemed to be coming.
The city police got wind of this occurrence, they started wondering if maybe just maybe it had something to do with a body they had been unable to find for the last 18 months. That is, what might be left of Holly Maddux, Einhorn's old flame, who had disappeared one day into the ether." ...
"(Einhorn) launched (Philadelphia's) Earth Day celebration. Ran for Mayor of Philadelphia as a self-proclaimed Planetary Enzyme, a catalyst for global change."
Burn a tire in honor of Earth Day. Keep your lights and heat on!
I’m mowing the lawn. A big riding mower. Then my 12 year old will trip with a littler mower and my 10 year old will use the gas powered string trimmer for the rest.
Good for you. Run your car and blast your car radio so you have some music at the time.