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A Day Based on Misplaced Fears

Nationaljester Wrote: Apr 23, 2013 2:06 AM
Not much difference between the hysteria of that first Earth Day and Hitler's ramblings about the "other guys" who were destroying Germany. Both scenarios were based on lies. And there's no difference between these lies and the hysteria over global warming. Follow the money and power shifts and you'll see that it's all about controlling...the rest of us...the real 99% (and not the Occupy whatever crowd).
traitorbill Wrote: Apr 23, 2013 8:18 AM
Lenin "A lie told often enough becomes the truth."
Simplecaveman Wrote: Apr 23, 2013 6:20 AM
Actually, Hitler was a huge tree hugger. Germany implemented a lot of green policies - they called it nature instead of environment.
Ken6226 Wrote: Apr 23, 2013 7:23 AM
I don't know what Hitler's views were on environmentalism, but he was a vegetarian.

The first Earth Day was observed on April 22, 1970 -- but the "celebration" was rather, well, funereal.  That's because the solons of the age predicted a global apocalypse was imminent -- and like the solons of today, they demanded government control to avert a certain disaster . . . that never happened.

To add some perspective to today's hysterical claims of global warming, behold earlier predictions of environmental catastrophe  cataloged by the Washington Policy Center:

“...civilization will end within 15 or 30 years unless immediate action is taken against problems facing mankind,” biologist George Wald, Harvard University, April 19, 1970.

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