It's that time of year again. Earth Day. That annual celebration of dubious environmental hysteria is today.
Being an avid outdoorsman all my life everyday is Earth Day. Anytime I can get outside to fish, hunt or camp it is my intent to enjoy the planet and leave nothing behind. It sickens me to see beer cans in the field and fast food cups floating in the waterways. Not being an "environmentalist" I don't take it to extremes like the embarrassed hippies in the following video do. Fools, they are.
The environmental movement is nothing more than a leftist attack on progress, although many environmentalists call themselves progressives. They attack big oil, big chemical, big auto and anything else that's big. They are easy targets.
I am in favor of common sense environmental laws. Since the creation of the EPA many waters are cleaner and more fields are greener. That's good. But the latest cause du jour of man-made global warming is a joke and the supporters of this movement are power hungry politicians with an agenda. Since they're shameless and have a media and public education system to support their lies it's hard for the feeble minds to dispute. They make up stories about polar bears dying to fill our young with guilt and tell of rising oceans to scare coastal dwellers in populated urban areas into their fold.
Awareness has helped keep the highways, waterways and wilderness clean. But to a leftist, it's never enough. Placing unnecessary burdens on commerce with carbon taxes or cap and trade is a charade. The real agenda is to cripple American capitalism.
Anyone who claims to be an environmentalist is a fraud. It's nothing more than a bumper sticker or t-shirt to wear and express their false feeling of superiority and higher intelligence than the rest of us.
An excellent article on the subject is here:
Damn hippies can ki$$ my a$$!