Earth Day – A progressive holy day overflowing with propaganda

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Earth Day – A progressive holy day overflowing with propaganda

Once again this year I failed to observe Earth Day. I take great pride in hav­ing ignored Earth
Day every year since I was forced take part in the fes­tiv­i­ties while in school.
I’ve never been a fan of pagan­ism or Marx­ist indoc­tri­na­tion which is why this
whole Earth Day thing never appealed to me.

This Bre­it­bart arti­cle called Earth Day and the Sus­tain­able Resource Of Guilt cap­tures the essence of one of the most sacred days for those who prac­tice the reli­gion of progressivism.

Time for another Earth Day, the holy day of the offi­cial state reli­gion Amer­ica isn’t sup­posed to have. It’s not a hol­i­day observed out of def­er­ence to a great reli­gious tra­di­tion, as is Chris­ti­mas, which the Left has been striv­ing might­ily to shear of its the­o­log­i­cal sig­nif­i­cance and hijack as a generic year-​end cel­e­bra­tion. Every­where from media to pub­lic edu­ca­tion, Earth Day is ven­er­ated as part of a manda­tory faith, which no one is per­mit­ted to doubt or oppose.

This Mises Insti­tute arti­cle Earth Day Group Think
dis­cusses in great detail the many fal­lac­ies asso­ci­ated with Earth Day that are
crammed down the throats of school children.

This week­end, Amer­i­cans cel­e­brate another Big Lie, this one hav­ing to do with Earth Day. (Per­haps we should call it, “Wor­ship the Earth Day.”) School­child­ren who “cel­e­brate” this day by doing deeds of recy­cling and writ­ing let­ters to politi­cians beg­ging them to “save the earth” are told that all of us are in imme­di­ate peril unless the gov­ern­ment acts quickly. Any envi­ron­men­tal improve­ments that we have seen since the incep­tion of Earth Day 30 years ago are due solely to the Envi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Agency and envi­ron­men­tal activists.

These next quotes cap­ture the fun­da­men­tal mis­truths at the
core of Earth Day.

Like all sto­ries of sal­va­tion by gov­ern­ment, this one comes loaded with pro­pa­ganda of the sort that would have given Goebbels pride of authorship…The first lie is that unless gov­ern­ment imposes social­ist mea­sures, we will drown in our own wastes or suf­fo­cate as defor­esta­tion and global warm­ing slowly suf­fo­cate us. Each gen­er­a­tion, inter­est­ingly, has pre­dicted some sort of envi­ron­men­tal catastrophe.

The sec­ond Big Lie is that with­out the EPA, America’s rivers would be flam­ing sew­ers and life as we knew it most likely would have dis­ap­peared. The EPA is seen as the reg­u­la­tory “thin, blue line” that sep­a­rates the civ­i­lized world from chaos.

The com­monly held belief is that there were no attempts to con­trol emis­sions into the air and water until Pres­i­dent Richard Nixon and Con­gress cre­ated the EPA. In fact, peo­ple had long acted both through the courts and through the leg­is­la­tures to deal with pol­lu­tion problems.

The most effec­tive tool was the appeal to prop­erty rights as pro­tected by com­mon law. Cit­i­zens who found their prop­erty and per­sonal health dam­aged by nearby fac­to­ries could find redress from the courts and often were successful.

In fact, the destruc­tion of pri­vate prop­erty rights and the meta­mor­pho­sis of pri­vate prop­erty into com­mon prop­erty has been a cen­tral rea­son why indus­trial pol­lu­tion had reached nearly intol­er­a­ble lev­els in some munic­i­pal­i­ties by 1970.

This Town­hall arti­cle It’s Time to Aban­don Earth Day sets the record straight about the true solu­tions to the prob­lems of pol­lu­tion and envi­ron­men­tal destruction

Con­trary to the erro­neous beliefs of some, the dri­vers of progress were not Earth Day aware­ness or Hip­pie plat­i­tudes. Rather, they were free­dom and cap­i­tal­ism — and the many ben­e­fits of these principles.

The facts speak for them­selves: The reduc­tion in extreme poverty world­wide is the result of free-​market policies.

Greater wealth means improve­ments on every indi­ca­tor. There is an extremely strong cor­re­la­tion between declin­ing child moral­ity and per capita income. Wealth­ier coun­tries have more resources to allo­cate for cleaner air and water, bet­ter edu­ca­tion, improved hous­ing and so much more.

This one fact alone about the founder of Earth Day from this Daily Caller arti­cle should have ended this non­sense a long time ago.

Envi­ron­men­tal activist and self-​proclaimed Earth Day co-​founder Ira Ein­horn had a dark side. Ein­horn was found guilty of mur­der­ing his ex-​girlfriend and stuff­ing her “com­posted” body inside a trunk

Once again this year I failed to observe Earth Day.  I take great pride in having ignored Earth Day every year since I was forced take part in the festivities while in school. I’ve never been a fan of paganism or Marxist indoctrination which is why this whole Earth Day thing never appealed to me.

This Breitbart article called Earth Day and the Sustainable Resource Of Guilt captures the essence of one of the most sacred days for those who practice the religion of progressivism.

Time for another Earth Day, the holy day of the official state religion America isn’t supposed to have. It’s not a holiday observed out of deference to a great religious tradition, as is Christimas, which the Left has been striving mightily to shear of its theological significance and hijack as a generic year-end celebration. Everywhere from media to public education, Earth Day is venerated as part of a mandatory faith, which no one is permitted to doubt or oppose.

This Mises Institute article Earth Day Group Think discusses in great detail the many fallacies associated with Earth Day that are crammed down the throats of school children. 

This weekend, Americans celebrate another Big Lie, this one having to do with Earth Day. (Perhaps we should call it, “Worship the Earth Day.”) Schoolchildren who “celebrate” this day by doing deeds of recycling and writing letters to politicians begging them to “save the earth” are told that all of us are in immediate peril unless the government acts quickly. Any environmental improvements that we have seen since the inception of Earth Day 30 years ago are due solely to the Environmental Protection Agency and environmental activists.

These next quotes capture the fundamental mistruths at the core of Earth Day.

Like all stories of salvation by government, this one comes loaded with propaganda of the sort that would have given Goebbels pride of authorship…The first lie is that unless government imposes socialist measures, we will drown in our own wastes or suffocate as deforestation and global warming slowly suffocate us. Each generation, interestingly, has predicted some sort of environmental catastrophe.

The second Big Lie is that without the EPA, America’s rivers would be flaming sewers and life as we knew it most likely would have disappeared. The EPA is seen as the regulatory “thin, blue line” that separates the civilized world from chaos.

The commonly held belief is that there were no attempts to control emissions into the air and water until President Richard Nixon and Congress created the EPA. In fact, people had long acted both through the courts and through the legislatures to deal with pollution problems.

The most effective tool was the appeal to property rights as protected by common law. Citizens who found their property and personal health damaged by nearby factories could find redress from the courts and often were successful.

In fact, the destruction of private property rights and the metamorphosis of private property into common property has been a central reason why industrial pollution had reached nearly intolerable levels in some municipalities by 1970.

This Townhall article It’s Time to Abandon Earth Day sets the record straight about the true solutions to the problems of pollution and environmental destruction

Contrary to the erroneous beliefs of some, the drivers of progress were not Earth Day awareness or Hippie platitudes. Rather, they were freedom and capitalism—and the many benefits of these principles.

The facts speak for themselves: The reduction in extreme poverty worldwide is the result of free-market policies.

Greater wealth means improvements on every indicator. There is an extremely strong correlation between declining child morality and per capita income. Wealthier countries have more resources to allocate for cleaner air and water, better education, improved housing and so much more.

This one fact alone about the founder of Earth Day from this Daily Caller article should have ended this nonsense a long time ago.

Environmental activist and self-proclaimed Earth Day co-founder Ira Einhorn had a dark side. Einhorn was found guilty of murdering his ex-girlfriend and stuffing her “composted” body inside a trunk