Today is April 22, and for most of you that might not mean much, but for environmentalist lemmings, it is the celebration of Earth Day; that one day out of the year where the imbecilic among us display their big hearts and love of the environment. Translation: For one day, a bunch of parasites are given a super-sized microphone and plenty of media coverage in order to push environmentalism down the throats of the gullible. Deniers, such as myself, know better.
The enviro-statists converged on the National Mall in D.C. on Sunday for Earth Day 2012. Miguel Llanos of MSNBC gleefully reported on the festivities:
If it’s Earth Day, it must be the time of year for volunteers to turn out en masse to plant trees. Those events certainly were prominent across the U.S. on Sunday, but they were not the only ones.
Among them: a “Mobilize the Earth” rally and concert on the National Mall — and 100,000 condoms (wrapped with covers of endangered species) were being handed out by an environmental group as part of its population control campaign.
In Washington, D.C., Cheap Trick, British rocker Dave Mason and teen pop group Kicking Daisies were performing at a daylong rally sponsored by the Earth Day Network.
The organization is urging people worldwide to perform one billion “acts of green”.
EDN President Katherine Rogers said they have included commitments to walk to work, plant trees and hold environmental education programs in schools across the globe.
“My favorite was a guy who broke up with his girlfriend because she wouldn’t recycle — we counted that as an act of green,” the Associated Press quoted Rogers as saying.
Also on the mall, university students were competing in the 8th annual National Sustainable Design Expo, which is hosted by the Environmental Protection Agency.
And an “EcoVillage” featured interactive exhibits and renewable energy demonstrations from exhibitors including NASA and the United Nations.
Tens of thousands crowded the mall two years ago to hear Sting, Jimmy Cliff and other musicians play on the 40th anniversary of the first Earth Day. The event wasn’t held last year because Earth Day fell on the same weekend as Easter and Passover and because of the economic downturn, Rogers said.
As for the condoms, the Center for Biological Diversity handed those out this week to 1,200 volunteers to distribute at more than 80 college campuses.
“What better day than Earth Day to get people talking about overpopulation and its environmental impacts,” Amy Harwood, who runs the group’s population campaign, said in a statement. “The world population has doubled since the first Earth Day 42 years ago, and yet today that rarely gets talked about. But the fact is that we add 80 million people to the planet each year, leading to pollution, habitat destruction, and the prospect of extinction for thousands of species already living on the brink.”
I wonder if Sandra Fluke was present to take advantage of the free contraception. Never the less….
Individuals such as Amy Harwood are more concerned about the planet and its “species” then about the human race itself. This is clearly someone who has never read the book of Genesis. We are to be responsible stewards of the earth, but we have also received divine instructions to utilize the globe and its resources – which we have done.
Pollution, how ever Ms. Harwood wants to define it, is not contributing to global warming. Neither is over-population. Oil and gas are not destroying the climate and neither is the burning of coal.
Facts are of little consequence to Amy Harwood and Barack Obama. The science isn’t there to support man-made global warming, but the green agenda is forced on the the U.S. and the rest of the world anyway. Environmentalists don’t have a leg to stand on but they continue to march on.
My nephew recently participated in a middle school debate that dealt with an assortment of topics: the greatness of the United Nations, global sustainability, environmentalism…You know, all those things you’d want your son or daughter studying at school. Not math, english or legitimate science.
When a statist-in-training attempted to trumpet the benefits of wind and solar energy, my nephew pointed to the green energy failures of Europe – specifically to Spain, where the economy is now bankrupt because of such policies. I will paraphrase the young statist’s rebuttal: “Well, maybe there’s just a lack of sunlight in some areas.”
A riveting defense.
It’s time these people were identified as the control-freaks they are. If you’re buying into enviro-statism, then you’re buying into a lie and a fraud. If these people had their way, we’d be traveling by horse and buggy, eating sticks and leaves, and living in caves. If Ms. Harwood wants to live in Afghanistan, I’ll be the first to pay for her one-way ticket. I’m all for progression just not the progression Ms. Harwood is calling for. That’s called regression.
If only Karl Marx could see the modern-day environmentalist movement. He would have wished that he’d thought of it. Who needs Marxism to control people when you have environmentalism. It’s authoritarianism in a candy-coated shell.
Just be thankful that Earth Day only comes once a year.
Ms. Harwood, I’ll keep my hands off your contraception if you keep yours off my coal and oil.