The 45th anniversary of "Earth Day" was celebrated Wednesday with ballyhoo about "sustainability" and "environmental responsibility" that almost knocked Hillarious Clinton's latest scandals off the front pages of America's newspapers. But is there any real cause for celebration – or for concern?
45 years later, it's hard for us to appreciate the enviro-freak hysteria that served as a backdrop to Ira Einhorn's flamboyant inauguration of "Earth Day" in April 1970, and that prompted President Nixon's un-Constitutional imposition of the Environmental Protection Agency in December of that year. If possible, the promulgation of misinformation was even more frenetic in 1970 than it is today.
In the April 1970 issue of Mademoiselle, Stanford entomologist (bug expert) and author of the 1968 literary bomb The Population Bomb, Paul Ehrlich, described his vision for the coming decade with the warning, “Population will inevitably and completely outstrip whatever small increases in food supplies we make. The death rate will increase until at least 100-200 million people per year will be starving to death during the next ten years.”
And in an April 19 speech at Swathmore College, ecologist Kenneth Watt predicted, “If present trends continue, the world will be about four degrees colder for the global mean temperature in 1990, but eleven degrees colder in the year 2000. This is about twice what it would take to put us into an ice age.”
In the 1970s, the sun was in a cooling phase, and the popular hysteria at the time was global cooling. Those of us who are not at least 50 years old will not remember that – nor can we expect the "global warming" indoctrinated media of today to remind us of that fact.
The point is that climate mythology is not new, nor is the persistent anti-Capitalist propaganda underlying the lies. Make no mistake. The purpose and the raison d'etre of the enviro-freak movement is the impediment and ultimate destruction of industrial Capitalism.
And the ex-coal miners who can't feed their children and the consumers who can't afford electricity are just getting what they deserve for being Capitalists. Besides, you can't make an omelet without breaking a few eggs, and the objective – to wipe Capitalism off the face of the Earth – is worth all the pain and misery it necessitates.
Enviro-freaks are what columnist Mark Steyn called "watermelons" – green on the outside and red on the inside. If you have any reservations about the veracity that fact, consider that when you celebrate Earth Day, you're celebrating Lenin's birthday.