Skip to comments.The Environmentalists' Police and Welfare States
Posted on 09/07/2012 2:28:15 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
The story about the abuses by Fauquier County against Martha Boneta, the farmer, of pitchfork protest fame, just gets creepier and creepier. It also exposes how environmental groups combine unlawfully with government to impose dangerous anti-property rights agendas.
Martha, as you may have already read, was fined by Fauquier County,Virginia for selling her farm produce and holding a birthday party for eight little girls....
.....Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC) wholeheartedly backed that illegal, anti-liberty winery ordinance. The PEC seems to have an unusual if not disturbing amount of influence over Fauquier County officials.
On the board of the PEC sit some powerful people, including one former IRS commissioner perhaps known best for the suspicious audits of Bill Clinton's detractors during her reign. The people audited included Paula Jones,Gennifer Flowers,Juanita Broaddrick,former travel office chief Billy Dale, and dozens of conservative organizations such as the National Review, the American Spectator, the Christian Coalition, Citizens for a Sound Economy, Oliver North's Freedom Alliance, the Heritage Foundation, the National Rifle Association, the Western Journalism Center, the National Center for Public Policy Research, Fortress America, and Citizens Against Government Waste...
[SNIP -- must read of PEC "inspections," including going through Martha's closet - the video linked at site appears to have been flagged to stop its viewing]
....And so we see the mindset of environmentalists. As previously reported, the environmental movement is grounded in Marxist philosophy:......
That such tactics are targeted at farms and farming comes with a host of other issues, including government control over our food sources. For a terrific description of these issues, I recommend Joel Salatin's Everything I Want To Do Is Illegal: War Stories From the Local Food Front. If ObamaCare's control over our health care system is dangerous, just think what government can do by controlling our food sources..............
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
It's very important to understand this: for the greens, there is no distinction between their movement and the anti-free-market movement.
Ecology as Politics gets even more interesting. Here are selected quotes:
"All production is destruction."
"The earth is not naturally hospitable to humankind."
"The struggle for different technologies is essential for a different society." ACORNing the Climate Change Movement
Have been communist for some time.
Trofim Lysenko...."Lysenko himself spent much time denouncing academic scientists and geneticists, claiming that their isolated laboratory work was not helping the Soviet people. By 1929 Lysenko's skeptics were politically censured, accused of offering only criticisms, and for failing to prescribe any new solutions themselves. In December 1929, Soviet leader Joseph Stalin gave a famous speech praising "practice" above "theory", elevating the political bosses above the scientists and technical specialists. Though for a period the Soviet government under Stalin continued its support of agricultural scientists, after 1935 the balance of power abruptly swung towards Lysenko and his followers. Lysenko was put in charge of the Academy of Agricultural Sciences of the Soviet Union and made responsible for ending the propagation of "harmful" ideas among Soviet scientists. Lysenko served this purpose by causing the expulsion, imprisonment, and death of hundreds of scientists and eliminating all study and research involving Mendelian genetics throughout the Soviet Union. This period is known as Lysenkoism. He bears particular responsibility for the persecution of his predecessor and rival, prominent Soviet biologist Nikolai Vavilov, which ended in 1943 with the imprisoned Vavilov's death by starvation. In 1941 Lysenko was awarded the Stalin Prize."....
“On the board of the PEC sit some powerful people, including one former IRS commissioner perhaps known best for the suspicious audits...”
This is why conservatives need to get off their fat butts and attend local village and county board meetings. The enemy is in your neighborhoods and engaged in all-out war against you. Quite being so myopic and focusing only on the federal government.
“...Martha bought her farm under an agricultural easement from the PEC.”
I feel for the lady, but..none of this should’ve come as a surprise to Martha.
If you stick your head in an alligator’s mouth, don’t be shocked of it takes you up on your offer of a free snack.