Dominating every other priority of the
environmental movement is the drive to destroy the concept of
private property. Those who seek to rule and regulate your every
action know that, without the right to own and control property,
there can be no economy, no rule of law. A capitalist system
ceases to exist without property rights and, without this
fulcrum, no other rights are possible. If you cannot own
property, you become the property of the State.
One doesn't take the greatest industrial society on earth and
turn it into a collectivist gulag overnight. For this deception
to succeed, the perpetrators must first secure the sanction of
the victim. They need you to voluntarily give up your property,
your wealth, and your liberty.
From the beginning the Greens' adherence to the ideals of
Marxism-Leninism had to be hidden. Instead, they needed
something else. The threat of danger is a good tool. The greater
the threat, the less the objection to giving up one's liberty.
World-wide environmental Armageddon became the instrument of
The Greens, having spent the 1970's warning against a new Ice
Age, reversed themselves and conjured up the threat of Global
Warming that would melt the polar ice caps and flood the world.
We were told we use "too much" energy. We had to
learn to "conserve." Industry, in many cases, accepted
regulations that forced it to spend billions creating and
installing new technologies to counter the "threat."
Faced with the unfounded charge that countless species were
supposedly vanishing, the alarmed public supported regulations
that shut down timber and mining enterprises. Ozone holes, acid
rain, dolphin-safe fishing became the mantra, all driven by a
hysteria plotted at the level of twelve-year-old girls in a pet
shop pleading with the shop owner to "let the poor little
As the propaganda mill poured out one
unsubstantiated horror story after another, science was
bastardized to fit the political agenda. Reason and truth
weren't necessary. And now the hysteria over unsubstantiated
environmental disaster has grown so strong the stage has been
set for international forces to step in via the United Nations.
Sovereign nations, they say, can't be trusted to take care of
these problems on their own.
The hysteria created by bogus science has been sold to this
nation using all of the outlets manned by the once youthful
revolutionaries of the 1960's. Recently the former Secretary of
the Interior, Bruce Babbitt, called for a return to 1960's
student activism. "We have to awaken the government,"
said Babbitt, criticizing the Bush Administration. For eight
years during the Clinton Administration a war was waged from the
highest levels of government against property rights.
The green agenda has invaded every aspect of our society.
The implementation of the new driving force of the environmental
agenda called "Sustainable Development" involves every
agency of the Federal Government, and is seeping into state and
local agencies. It affects how our housing is built, what crops
to grow, the foods we eat, the medicines we can take, and the
industries that can and cannot survive. It's in our
schools, in our workplaces, and in our social gatherings.
The Green agenda is the culmination of the agenda first devised
in the streets of the 1960's by youthful revolutionaries. Today,
we continue to risk granting them the sanction of their victims.
Tom DeWeese, editor of The
DeWeese Report and president of the American Policy Center, is a
frequent contributor. The Center maintains an Internet site at
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