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Mutant Marxists: Ilana Mercer warns U.N.'s assault on U.S. freedom uses eco-idiocy Trojan Horse
WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Wednesday, August 28, 2002 | Ilana Mercer

Posted on 08/28/2002 9:18:05 AM PDT by JohnHuang2

There's a Joseph Conrad kind of symbolism in the location of the United Nations-sponsored World Summit on Sustainable Development. A collection of central planners has convened in Johannesburg, South Africa, to further centralize control over private property and streamline the distribution of wealth from freer, more prosperous nations to despotic, underdeveloped ones.

The intellectual and ethical impetus for this renewed assault on freedom and prosperity is the repugnant Marxist theory of environmentalism. Conservation is the central planners' Trojan Horse for a globally coordinated assault on individual rights.

These "watermelons" – green on the outside, red on the inside – adroitly combine elements of fascism with socialism: They want to see an expansion of the "public commons," their euphemism for nationalization of resources. But they are not impervious to the methods of the Fascist State: Impose on private property owners a globally harmonized regulatory and taxation regime.

The degradation-to-the-environment theories popularized at the Summit are mutations of Marxism. The theory used to be that capitalism was going to cause the impoverishment of the worker. The exact opposite transpired. Greater economic freedom, especially in developed nations, has enabled those who, in previous centuries would have lived short, nasty and brutish lives, to afford the accoutrements of modernity. The theory now is that the capitalist has taken a slight detour – the worker's demise will indeed follow as soon as the capitalist is through despoiling the environment.

On the ideological interface between socialism and environmentalism, economist George Reisman says this: "The Reds claimed that the individual could not be left free because the result would be such things as 'exploitation,' 'monopoly' and depressions. The Greens claim that the individual cannot be left free because the result will be such things as destruction of the ozone layer, acid rain and global warming."

Reds, and now Greens, agree that wise bureaucrats alone have the wherewithal to make decisions for billions of people.

The 20th century was a monument to these decision-makers. A handful of communist commissars replaced, at the point of a gun, the voluntary decisions, valuations and exchanges made by millions of people with their own commands. To achieve this, governments – not capitalists – murdered 80 million people.

The devastation the Reds caused was not incidental but inherent to the ideology of collectivism and statism. The Greens harbor similar designs. They are quite prepared for "a major portion of all mankind" to suffer and die "for the alleged sake of the lower animals and inanimate nature."

Eco-idiots need to be disabused of their romantic view of nature. As Reisman points out, most "resources" in nature are useless lumps of nothing. If not for man, iron, aluminum, coal and oil would lie purposeless and pristine in the wildernesses.

Man discovered that these elements could be used to assuage human needs. Once he identified and ingeniously matched the human need with the material thing, he devised ways to establish mastery over the resource, and came up with means to harness it. Most "resources" provided by nature become goods of value only when man connects the dots.

If not for man, the matter and energy abundant on earth would come to naught. The ability to discover and transform natural resources into usable goods, as well as to develop "resource-enhancing and sustaining technologies" are the unique provenance of man.

The environmentalist sways with Mother Earth's rhythms, but he has little mental staying power to grasp the pulse of the very thing that feeds him. About the voluntary cooperation between men, about the division of labor, and about the way the price system conserves resources, he is ignorant.

No surprise then that for every enlightened suggestion made at the "Heart of Darkness" Summit (such as eliminating protectionism and tariffs), there were lots of stupid condemnations of the supposedly disastrous production and consumption patterns in industrial societies.

The alleged impending scarcity, however, is a feature of 'public ownership,' the Sacred Grounds for the Summit's voodooists. Depredation, overuse and wastage are attributes of government-managed resources. The tragedy of the commons occurs when everyone and no one owns the resource.

As we speak, government-managed forests are going up in flames. Lives and property have been lost. This is to be expected. Be it fishery or forest, communist custodianship removes all the attributes of private property, chiefly, the incentive to conserve. Only when you own a forest and are not just leasing it, do you ensure that the resource continues to be a viable and renewable source of revenue. Lack of ownership is the death knell for the resource. The solution clearly lies not in better regulation, but in privatizing resources.

"The horror, the horror," Colonel Kurtz's last words in Joseph Conrad's "The Heart of Darkness," capture the counter-civilization, savage-lauding spirit of the South African Summit. The totalitarian, myth-worshipping environmentalists are hostile not only to The Good Life, but to life itself.




TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bioinsanity; ecoinsanity; economicterrorism; ecoterrorism; editorial; greeninsanity; greenjihadists; ruralcleansing; watermelonjihadists; watermelons
Wednesday, August 28, 2002 Quote of the Day by AppyPappy
1 posted on 08/28/2002 9:18:05 AM PDT by JohnHuang2
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To: Grampa Dave; sauropod; madfly; farmfriend; TonyWojo; countrydummy; Cacique; rmlew; firebrand; ...
ping!
2 posted on 08/28/2002 9:25:04 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Black Agnes; AAABEST; BOBTHENAILER; blackie
Thanks, I have bookmarked it!

Gee, some of the wording sounds like what I use on Free Republic to describe these Green Jehadists: watermelons, fascists, socialists just for beginners.

If anyone who has any doubts about these Watermelons destroying most of mankind for the earth, clean air and water and critters, they need to book mark this thread and read it once a day until reality comes home.
3 posted on 08/28/2002 9:36:02 AM PDT by Grampa Dave
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To: Grampa Dave
You're right. There's also a dash of Carry Okie...or someone who's read the whole book!! :=)
4 posted on 08/28/2002 9:48:04 AM PDT by madfly
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To: Libertarianize the GOP; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Stand Watch Listen; freefly; expose; ...
Great expose on the Johannesberg Greeniefesterval!
5 posted on 08/28/2002 9:51:18 AM PDT by madfly
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To: JohnHuang2; Yehuda
These "watermelons" – green on the outside, red on the inside...

I've never heard the term watermelon used to describe people like this. It's an excellent word and we should adopt it here at FR.

6 posted on 08/28/2002 9:51:44 AM PDT by paulklenk
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To: JohnHuang2
It's a good analogy, hyperbole about the natural environment being used as a Trojan Horse. Don't worry about the godless Communists, they've all retreated to their ships, gone forever.
7 posted on 08/28/2002 9:53:42 AM PDT by RightWhale
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To: Grampa Dave
Gee, some of the wording sounds like what I use on Free Republic to describe these Green Jehadists...

Here I was adopting you as my online grandfather only to find out that all along you've been some chick writing for WND!

8 posted on 08/28/2002 9:55:43 AM PDT by AAABEST
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To: paulklenk
heehee, Grampa Dave uses watermelon alla time, check for some of his (great!) posts/threads! He keeps an eye on these schuysters!
9 posted on 08/28/2002 9:56:26 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Grampa Dave
If anyone who has any doubts about these Watermelons destroying most of mankind for the earth, clean air and water and critters, they need to book mark this thread and read it once a day until reality comes home.

What is even more sinister is that these so called green governments are so risk averse, they will do nothing to save the environment itself from natural disasters too. Everyone and everything will have to bear the burden of risk for their own panzy sake.

10 posted on 08/28/2002 9:58:44 AM PDT by lavaroise
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To: JohnHuang2
Another gem from the King of Ping.

I've seen many of these types of posts from you lately. Thanks for taking time to give 2 craps, you're doing great.

11 posted on 08/28/2002 10:04:13 AM PDT by AAABEST
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To: JohnHuang2
"Heart of Darkness" bttt!

At least we can suffer no delusions about the moral status of these totalitarian eco-puke WATERMELON B*STARDS!.
12 posted on 08/28/2002 10:05:37 AM PDT by headsonpikes
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To: AAABEST
I have received 4 emails (3 from friends and 1 from a relative) wanting to know if Ilana Mercer, was my in drag pen name in just this morning.

Another relative wanted to know there was a branch on my family tree that I hadn't told people about.

So I'm still your honery online Grampa. It is nice to see more people finally agreeing with me.:)

When people finally wake up and realize how dangerous these mentally ill Watermelon Green Jihadists are, it is worth all my effort and time. There have been a lot of these "Awakenings" this year.

13 posted on 08/28/2002 10:05:42 AM PDT by Grampa Dave
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To: AAABEST
Thanks, friend.
14 posted on 08/28/2002 10:06:51 AM PDT by JohnHuang2
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To: Black Agnes
Thanks for your kind words. I do not care for these Watermelons who are more dangerous to us than the al Qaeda thugs/terrorists. (Care is one of those polite words, I use on Free Republic.):)
15 posted on 08/28/2002 10:07:59 AM PDT by Grampa Dave
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To: lavaroise
Your words of wisdom:What is even more sinister is that these so called green governments are so risk averse, they will do nothing to save the environment itself from natural disasters too. Everyone and everything will have to bear the burden of risk for their own panzy sake.

This and the false worship of fire by the Watermelons controlling our forest policies are what has led to the massive and uncontrollable forest fires this summer.

Their no roads, no logging not even dead trees and no brush removal agendas have made every forest West of the big M. a tinder box waiting to explode when lightening or man causes a fire in one of these tinder boxes.

Their agendas are insane and often criminal as they often can cause rural cleansing of the innocent Americans living around forests.

16 posted on 08/28/2002 10:12:34 AM PDT by Grampa Dave
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To: Grampa Dave
Stop the attacks on our Freedoms by the wacko UN, the extreme left-wing, lunatic fringe, dirt worshipping Green Jihadist, enviro-nazis terrorist's and their toadies in the media !!

Freedom Is Worth Fighting For !!

Molon Labe !!

FMCDH !!

F.I.R.E. !!
17 posted on 08/28/2002 10:17:02 AM PDT by blackie
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To: Grampa Dave
Yes, and they truly are experimenting effectively with those Nazi tactics creating standoffs between authorities and people who need to save their livelyhoods. It's infuriating.
18 posted on 08/28/2002 10:42:15 AM PDT by lavaroise
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To: lavaroise
Their agendas are insanity for the rest of us. It is time to remove them from power and then return common sense, reality and good science to our forests, rivers, lakes and the rest of America they have controlled for over a decade.
19 posted on 08/28/2002 11:10:43 AM PDT by Grampa Dave
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To: lavaroise
Yeah. The Lords (NGO's) of the greenies, The Nature Conservancy, Southwest Center for BioInsanity, The Sierra Club, NRDC, aren't using their Billions to hire fire_workers. Re-Seeding, doing all the work the Forest Service does not have resources for. Now they're on the internet, making twisted claims that the President's new policy on the Forests is just a "codeword" (wonder how many "codewords" these sinister idiots work with a day?) for the Logging Industry to go full steam ahead.

Well, there's important work we can do here to SAVE THE TREES?????? (Aren't they all programmed with than mantra?)These Cultists should be putting up signs and getting pricey print ads, from that slick rag "The Nature Conservancy" magazine.

Today 1500 former Portland Protesters attended a refresher course on "Environment: What Can You Do?" (this text replaces Volume 1, titled "Environment: Who Can We Sue?") A collaboration between TNC and the SC. The Lords have read a innovative book, which will now be our Bible:
"Natural Process: That Environment Laws May Serve
the Laws of Nature
Thousands of greenieattendeees signed up for "Emergency Clean Up, noxious weeds, and thining and re-seeding. These normally meangreenies, who've been known for protesting and junk scientists and not for a lick of clean-up work, Have thankfully been taught by Dr. Vande Pol, "If you gonna talk the talk, You gotta walk the walk!"

Plus these helpful kids are getting good pay, 3 meals and a hot. Gotta be better than treesitting.Here's some ad copy:

Thousands of homeless treesitters
and their homeless friends
have volunteered to work
all winter long
at ALL Oregon and Arizona fire sites,
diverting flooding and erosion,
picking weeds, sawing trees:
then, through next spring and summer
they will use other skills
from their Training of Forest Health
and jobs necessary
to a heal a scorched forest.
You can help,
you there at home,
by joining any of the above mentioned NGO's
to help fund our Newly Trained Voluntary Clean-Up Crews. CONTACT INFO BELOW.

Note to Editor: Remove the word Voluntary
20 posted on 08/28/2002 11:11:00 AM PDT by madfly
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To: madfly
When oh when has logging or seeking to log become illegal in the world? When has the logging industry become the epitomy of sin? These people's blatant lack of contriteness and unappologetic ludicrous proselytism is unacceptable, just as unacceptable is Bin Laden unappologetically asking America to become Islamist. All these people work together and America will have to wake up to this reality before it becomes a smoldering desertified heap as the MiddleEAst.
21 posted on 08/28/2002 11:18:03 AM PDT by lavaroise
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To: madfly
UN Funded Enron Project In China
22 posted on 08/28/2002 12:03:27 PM PDT by USA21
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To: madfly; JohnHuang2
To Kofi Annan, with love,

Bart


23 posted on 08/28/2002 12:04:04 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP
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To: Grampa Dave; madfly
Definitely a bookmark article.
24 posted on 08/28/2002 12:04:11 PM PDT by BOBTHENAILER
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To: madfly; JohnHuang2
I prefer Coffee to Kofi, personally.......


Have a cup while you FReep !


25 posted on 08/28/2002 12:04:36 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP
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To: MeeknMing

ROFLOL!


26 posted on 08/28/2002 12:06:52 PM PDT by JohnHuang2
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To: JohnHuang2; MeeknMing; BOBTHENAILER; madfly; Black Agnes
If I was president, the little guy below would be my UN Ambassador:
27 posted on 08/28/2002 12:39:45 PM PDT by Grampa Dave
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To: JohnHuang2
hehehe. Thanks, JH2.
28 posted on 08/28/2002 1:44:27 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP
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To: MeeknMing
#25 is a MUST-SEE for all freepers. hehe
29 posted on 08/28/2002 1:45:48 PM PDT by JohnHuang2
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To: Grampa Dave
LOL!
30 posted on 08/28/2002 1:48:53 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP
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To: MeeknMing; JohnHuang2
Speaking of Mutant Marxists! Here is a Mutant Marxist Posing as an US Senator!

Mutant Marxist, LEAKY LEAHY!

31 posted on 08/28/2002 1:58:43 PM PDT by Grampa Dave
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To: All
The U.S. should propose a plan in one of these U.N. meetings that would increase efficiency in pollution rather than just putting a pollution cap on industrialized nations. Such as only a certian amount of pollution per good produced.

Allthough i would totattly be against that idea, it would be fun watching the *Watermelons* squirm because they would know this would kill all the third world industries.

First time using the word *watermelon*. Im gonna have to remember that on ;)

32 posted on 08/28/2002 2:04:56 PM PDT by chudogg
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To: All
on=one
33 posted on 08/28/2002 2:05:38 PM PDT by chudogg
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To: madfly
bump
34 posted on 08/28/2002 2:32:29 PM PDT by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
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To: JohnHuang2
Thanks, JH2! On the USO thread someone was asking for Mr. Mayor's coffee. He was not available apparently so I did the old Google to find one. I found that and adopted it! It cracked me up so much. Quite a few here on FR have responded to it much the same as we have. LOL!
35 posted on 08/28/2002 3:44:19 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP
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To: Grampa Dave
LOL ! Good one, Grampa !





If it doesn't fit, you must obstruct it !



36 posted on 08/28/2002 3:46:30 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP
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bttt
37 posted on 09/01/2002 2:42:24 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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