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They Celebrate Easter But They Never Heard Of The Resurrection

Gas-frackers now sponsoring Sierra Club?! Thanks to decades of aggressive misinformation and the deliberate air-brushing of politically incorrect facts about their founding fathers, the leadership of the Sierra Club and its green clones in the environmental establishment have built up a membership steeped in ignorance about the initial aims and concerns of the movement. But ignorance is no excuse for the lack of ethical standards. Environmentalists have a duty to perform due diligence and find out if their favourite green organization is on the corporate take, ask demanding questions and do their own research.

Gas Frackers sponsor Sierra Club

Jan Lundberg, an independent oil industry analyst and eco-activist of notoriety, recently revealed that the Sierra Club, America’s flagship environmental organization, accepted $26 million in donations from Chesapeake Energy, the natural gas fracker. Shocking? It shouldn't be---if you read Sierra Club history--north or south of the 49th parallel. But who in this corrupt, money-grubbing corporate lackey of an organization reads it? I mean----how is this for a measure of ignorance----on the 22nd of this month, the Sierra Club in my locality will be marking "Earth Day", but you would be lucky to find a single Sierran who can tell you who founded Earth Day and why! Imagine if people who call themselves "Christian" celebrated Easter last weekend but never heard of Jesus Christ or understood the significance of the Easter Sunday resurrection?

Origins of Earth Day

Sierrans, like most environmentalists here and elsewhere apparently don't know that it was Democratic Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson who founded Earth Day and that his major focus was the threat posed by immigration-driven population growth in the United States and by global overpopulation.They don't know because their corporate-friendly, soft green-left, open-borders leadership ain't gonna tell them---and it is guaranteed that they aren't ever going to do their own research. It is much easier to be spoon-fed with a constant diet of filtered misinformation from The Club and join the herd in a sociable beach cleanup. Hey, they provide refreshments don't they? The beach clean-up organized by the Toronto Dominion Bank is fun too---and so are the volunteer events sponsored by the Moonies, I understand. And why not lend support to the Hell's Angels' Christmas toy drive in Vancouver?"

'Progressive' coalitions

There is a reason, of course, why the Sierra Club doesn't celebrate the memory of Gaylord Nelson on Earth Day. It is the same reason why La Raza---a group that shamelessly lobbies for the dominance of the Hispanic “race”, won't tell the truth about Caesar Chavez, or Canada’s New Democratic Party won't tell their membership about Tommy Douglas' Master's Thesis or J.S. Woodsworth's position on immigration. It's not politically correct. In fact---its damn-right embarrassing to the modern crop of liars and manipulators who lead the 'progressive' coalition.

Hispanic Rights policy history

The truth is that Caesar Chavez, the celebrated Latino civil rights and union activist for whom streets, parks and three holidays are named, stood on the Mexican border to protest against the importation of illegal strike breakers. He realized that mass immigration was a bad deal for Mexican Americans----just as Canadian socialist icon J.S. Woodsworth was resolutely opposed to immigration during tough economic times because he understood that the best friend the working man ever has is a tight labour market. And Tommy Douglas----who formed the first socialist government in North America---supported eugenics in 1933 because he realized that when poor people had large families, poverty was passed on from one generation to another because the children were condemned to poor nutrition, poor health, and poor education. He cared too much about the poor to see them self-destruct from over-breeding. Martin Luther King Jr. felt much the same way.

Earth Rights

So what did Senator Gaylord Nelson believe? Try this:

On Earth Day's 30th anniversary in 2000, Nelson said : "Population, global warming and sustainability would be my suggestions for the three most urgent environmental challenges.... Stabilizing U.S. population is a challenge that could be resolved in a relatively short period resulting in significant economic and environmental benefits. At the current rate of population growth, the population of the US will (rise)... to some 530 million within the next 65 to 70 years. If that happens the negative consequences will be substantial if not, indeed, disastrous. To stabilize our population would require a dramatic reduction in our immigration rate....

"The hard fact is that while the population is booming here and round the world, the resource base that sustains the economy is rapidly dwindling. It is not just a problem in faraway lands, it is an urgent, indeed, a critical problem here at home right now. We are talking about deforestation, aquifer depletion, air pollution, water pollution, and depletion of fisheries, urbanization of farmland, soil erosion and much more...

"The bigger the population gets, the more serious the problems become.... We have to address the population issue. The United Nations, with the US supporting it, took the position in Cairo in 1994 that every country was responsible for stabilizing its own population. It can be done. But in this country, it's phony to say 'I'm for the environment but not for limiting immigration." http://applythebrakes.com/leader_detail.asp?id=10

Ethics, Environment and Revisionism

So the question is, how can anyone with any ethical sense be associated with an organization like the Sierra Club---or with any of its 'local' manifestations? Are those followers who choose "not to know" about the man who founded Earth Day and why he did so to be exempted from any responsibility for supporting this corporate-front group oblivious to the very threat he worried most about? If a Nuremburg Trial was held to establish culpability for the Sixth Extinction event, would willful ignorance be a plausible defence? I don't think so.

Tim Murray
April 19, 2012

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