Earth Day, Lenin’s Birthday, and the Socialist Ties That Bind

Submitted by may on April 21, 2012 - 11:11pm

It was not coincidental that the first Earth Day was on the 100th Anniversary of the birth of Vladimir Lenin. There are no real coincidences when it comes to Socialism.

The Left was looking for a way to continue its attack on Capitalism if the Vietnam War were to end. Forty-two years ago, some of the Earth Day supporters made their wild assertions,

“I’m scared,” Paul Ehrlich wrote in the 1970 Earth Day issue of Look. “I have a 14-year-old daughter whom I love very much. I know a lot of young people, and their world is being destroyed.
“My world is being destroyed. I’m 37 and I’d kind of like to live to be 67 in a reasonably pleasant world, and not die in some kind of holocaust in the next decade.”

Lord willing and the creek doesn’t rise, Ehrlich will turn 78 [80 in 2012] next month.

“We have about five more years at the outside to do something,” ecologist Kenneth Watt said at Swarthmore College in 1970.

Well, we must have done something right. We’re still here.
Maybe it was the leisure suits that saved us. That makes about as much sense as anything else.

“We are in an environmental crisis which threatens the survival of this nation, and of the world as a suitable place of human habitation,” wrote Washington University biologist Barry Commoner for a 1970 Earth Day issue of “Environment,” a scientific journal.

He did not put an end date to his prediction. But Ehrlich did.
“Population will inevitably and completely outstrip whatever small increases in food supplies we make,” Ehrlich said in 1970.
“The death rate will increase until at least 100-200 million people per year will be starving to death during the next ten years.”

Ehrlich was an optimist compared to Denis Hayes, an aide to Nelson, the chief organizer for the first Earth Day.

“It is already too late to avoid mass starvation,” Hayes said.
“Demographers agree almost unanimously on the following grim timetable: by 1975 widespread famines will begin in India; these will spread by 1990 to include all of India, Pakistan, China and the Near East, Africa.

“By the year 2000, or conceivably sooner, South and Central America will exist under famine conditions . . . By the year 2000, thirty years from now, the entire world, with the exception of Western Europe, North America, and Australia, will be in famine.”
Obesity, not famine, is the world’s pandemic today. I guess that settled science – “demographers agree almost unanimously” – isn’t necessarily good science.

Today school children are indoctrinated with Green and other Far Left ideology. The United States is portrayed as the Great Polluter, using the Earth’s resources and creating environmental pollution and poverty. Parents really need to keep a close check on what their children are being taught in schools, as much of it has been Progressive Left propaganda.

Lenin was the creator of Soviet Communism. The centralized Soviet government owned all of the real estate leaving the people with no property and no control.

Earth Day was created to champion the control of all property by a centralized government. This has already been achieved to a large degree in the United States by the use of the Endangered Species Act and the actions of the Environmental Protection Agency. When the politicians and bureaucrats are in control, the goal of the government is not to own everything but to control everything. This is the Fascist brand of Socialism.

In spite of our Federal government bureaucrats, the air, water, and land have become cleaner every decade for the past 130 years. Innovation and Capitalism have led the way, providing sufficient wealth and other resources so contamination could be cleaned and pollution could be avoided.

The environmental devastation started by Lenin, and continued by those who followed, has resulted in widespread ecological destruction and disasters. Russia, China, the Eastern bloc nations, Cuba, and other Communist countries are the most polluted places on Earth.
The Environmentalists found themselves in a difficult situation in the 1970s and after. The United States was far ahead of the rest of other countries in preventing and controlling pollution.

Climate Change was later brought to the forefront when the Soviet Union collapsed. Socialists could not be without an emotional cause with which to hammer Liberty, individual freedom, and Capitalism. Socialists particularly cannot handle private property ownership, which is the foundation of Capitalism and Liberty and specifically protected by our Fifth Amendment.

Back in 1970, the Left claimed we would all freeze to death from Global Cooling. Then it was Global Warming that was going to melt the polar caps and drown us. Now it is Climate Change. Before long it will again be Global Cooling.

Obama and the Progressives are desperate to pass the Cap and Trade Tax. Obama and the Progressive Left Environmentalists continued to attack carbon dioxide, the building block of life for all photosynthesizing plants. Since Congress has refused to regulate and tax carbon dioxide, the EPA stepped in until Congress would have the courage and ability to pass the Cap and Trade Tax.

What the Left does not realize is the American people are running out of stupidity. The American people are beginning to understand and to seriously reject all of the Socialist lies of Obama and the Progressive Left.

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