Big Green and the enviro-statist agenda – updated!

Posted by: Phineas on October 1, 2010 at 1:06 pm

Readers of Public Secrets know that I’ve been highly critical (and contemptuous and mocking) of the anthropogenic global warming movement and its silly thesis that mankind is turning this planet into a Steam Bath of Doom. But there’s a larger environmental movement than just the global warming sector, and its goals are ambitious. Far beyond what we would think of as prudent conservation and good stewardship of the land, water, and air, the broader environmental movement seeks the centralization of authority over the environment (and thus us) in Washington and in transnational regulatory agencies. It is well-funded (often with our tax dollars), it is politically powerful, and it is a danger to our prosperity and liberty.

PJTV has begun a series that looks at the environmental movement. Hosted by Joe Hicks, it examines who the players are, where they get their money, and what their goals are. I think it’s well-worth watching for an alternative and critical point of view:

I’ll post follow-up episodes as they appear on PJTV’s YouTube channel.

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

UPDATE: I missed this until late today, but apparently some eco-fascist group in Britain made a short film to convince people of the need to combat global warming… by showing children who doubt the AGW truth being blown up. Graphically and messily. You can read all about it at Hot Air, but Iowahawk has the best take on it. James Delingpole calls this a massive “own goal” for the Green Statists. Just amazing.

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  1. Carlos says:

    Living in the Pacific Northwest, I’m well-acquainted with the preservationists who wish to see the end of mankind.

    Everyone except them, of course, who are smart enough to know how to “live as one with the earth.”

    These folks are arrogant, self-centered, incredibly immoral/amoral, and dangerous beyond belief.

    Yet we still keep sending them or their lackeys to D.C.!

  2. Kirk Strong says:

    Unbelievable! This was the most appalling video I have ever seen!

    At first I thought it was an anti-environmentalist spoof of the environmentalist agenda — and if so, in extremely poor taste to boot. Then I found it on a couple of other blogs, read the 10:10 pseudo-apology and visited their website. The damn thing was real! I still can hardly believe it.

    What kind of mind does it take to think up something like this? And worse, having thought it up, what kind of mind would think it was a good idea? And worse still, why did not a single person out of all of those involved in its production realize what a horrific video they were making and at least object to it?

    To think that there are people in this world who think a video like this is a good thing terrifies me! And to think that these are the kinds of people with whom our President has surrounded himself terrifies me even more.

    God help us all!

  3. Carlos says:

    People laughed at us out here in the sticks 30 years ago when we told them this is exactly where the liberal envirowhacko world was headed.

    Don’t hear too much laughter now, just the crickets.

  4. Kirk Strong says:

    Yes, Carlos, while they laughed, the envirowhackos drifted farther and farther out into left field.

    I think that the mindset of these people was fairly well captured by Robert B. Parker in “Hush Money,” one of his Spenser series of novels. Here he describes a professor in the English department of an Ivy League University (p. 141):

    “Exemplar of the species is Lillian Temple. There is no liberal agenda, however goofy, that will not attract her attention. There is no hypocrisy, however bald, that she will not endure if she can convince herself that it is in the service of right thinking.”

    [snip]

    “Lillian probably would not knowingly lie. She would have to be able to convince herself that it wasn’t a lie. Which she could do quite easily, since her grip on truth and falsehood is pretty shaky anyway.”

    BTW, I too am in the Pacific NW — Gateway to the San Juans.