Today I read one of the most thoughtful arguments against our country’s newest buzz word, sustainability. Dr. Ron Ross for American Thinker wrote “Now Playing: The Sustainability Con.” The full article is a “must read.” For some time we’ve heard sustainable development, living cities, sustainable solutions, renewable energy, green this and that. Dr. Ross gives insight into a theory and agenda thought long ago to be debunked and calls it “endless streams of gibberish and pseudo-science from the well-established neo-Malthusian establishment.” Yet, we are seeing it rear its ugly head with a new name “sustainability.” Radical environmentalists are using the very tactics described in his article. He hits the target in his opening remarks:
Although the issue of “sustainability” has been around a while, recently it has grown in popularity and influence. The way it’s happening follows an all too familiar pattern.
There are several common ingredients in how the left enlarges its control over our lives. The first is the selection of some aspect of reality — global warming, carbon footprints, population growth, inequality, diversity, for example. The second element involves designating the selected aspect of reality as a crisis. The third step is to explain that the only way to avoid Armageddon is by reducing everyone’s freedom and by giving more centralized power and control to those who understand the magnitude of the crisis. The rest of us are told that our freedoms are a luxury we simply can no longer afford.
Another common element of the process is defining the crisis as ambiguously as possible. Ordinarily, a desirable characteristic of a definition is that it draws a bright line between what is included and what isn’t. Clarity, however, is contrary to the objectives of the crusaders — in regard to defining the problem, the slipperier the better. For example, climate change (or climate disruption) beats global warming. Global warming is too quantifiable in comparison to climate change. No one is quite sure what “climate change” is or isn’t or how it can be measured. Sustainability is even more ambiguous than climate change and thus has more sustainability as a ruse.
“The third step is to explain the ONLY way to avoid Armageddon is by reducing everyone’s freedom and by giving more centralized power and control to those who understand the magnitude of the crisis.” Does another quote come to mind? What was it that Rahm Emanuel said? Something along the lines of — never let a crisis go to waste? Hey, if you don’t have one, create the illusion, right?
The following is an old YouTube video of those up and coming leaders of the radical environmental movement. Yes, it makes any sane person laugh, but trust me folks these are the same people leading the green movement or their useful idiots. I see them in San Francisco bay area airports with waist-long gray hair, wearing Birkenstock sandals, and I kid you not, at times tie-dyed skirts. Most have moved on to designer dresses and suits.
I think the participants words give her away. Bring me to this “cathedral.” This my friends is Gaia. Earth worship.
A quote from their group founder says: “Phasing out the human race will solve every problem on earth, social and environmental.”
— David Foreman, Founder of Earth First!
Have you heard anyone ask, whether in a public meeting or interview, “What is considered NOT sustainable?” Next time you hear someone give the mantra of the progressive environmentalists, ask them the question. If you’re in a “visioning” meeting for planning your regional transportation, or in a business touting their “green policies” ask them. Point black, give me the definition. If they can’t answer you, quit doing business with them and pull out your condensed copy of the GBDAR. Trust me they don’t know. They’ve bought into an agenda to make themselves look good or keep them out of trouble with the powers that be.
I do know. It’s in the Global Bio-Diversity Assessment Report. You may get access to the pdf report complete with page numbers coinciding with each issue on www.freedomadvocates.org. Scroll down to the title “What is Unsustainable?” Man is the problem! In their view we must be marginalized or eliminated. Make no mistake they mean to accomplish it and they are well on their way. These people are dangerously delusional. Others are just plain evil. Don’t push it off to the side thinking they are a small insignificant group. They aren’t. They are well-financed by the likes of George Soros and other multi-millionaire globalist who want a one world government. Their means? A manufactured environmental crisis with a manufactured resolution under many names using, “sustainable solutions.”
They mean business and so should we. We must know the answers they won’t give. Knowledge is power. Load your arsenal with knowledge. Facts are hard to refute. I’ve seen the “deer in the headlight” looks at a recent meeting when public officials found we knew more than they thought. They were not comfortable. In fact, they were quietly seething inside.