We celebrate fools during the month of April. On April 1st April Fools’ Day, some people in various countries around the world play “practical jokes” on one another.
Practical joke n. A mischievous trick, esp. one that causes embarrassment, indignity, or discomfort. An April Fool is the victim, or the joke or trick. Then on April 22 some suffer the indignity of Earth Day.
Earth Day should be an embarrassment to Americans. It’s the birthday of Vladimir Lenin, founder of the infamous former Soviet Union. Earth Day was hatched by the late Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson. (link)
Sen. Nelson was a land preservationist and environmental statist—the “grandfather” of federal regulations and the Environmental Protection Act that now strictly control virtually all of our activities on land and water.
Nelson patterned the Earth Day idea after the anti-Vietnam War protests: “teach-ins” that would “force” the environmental agenda into national politics. Earth Day opened on April 22, 1970. (link) University academics rallied radical student activists to the cause. Nelson’s activism followed the socialist decrees of Lenin that all natural resources belonged to the state. Brian Sussman has written about this in a book titled, Eco-Tyranny: How the Left’s Green Agenda will Dismantle America. (link)
It’s easy to enlist public officials such as library and museum staff to promote this activity. Probably few of them know the history of Earth Day—misguided, they see it as just another benign celebration that will focus attention on their facility. For example, locally, the Bellamy Mansion Museum has an Earth Day event scheduled. (link)
Of course, the Bellamy family history (link) has nothing to do with “sustainability” or attempts to “make a difference.” These meaningless words have been fudged into our language by collectivists who, according to their utopian visions, want to change the way free people live.
Knowing the ugly Soviet history it’s surprising anyone would want to celebrate a day connected with it. However, as Kevin DeAnna of World Net Daily has written: “Despite the mainstreaming of Lenin’s anniversary celebration, left-wing activists honor the true history of the holiday by attacking property rights and human economic activity.”Read full article » No Comments »