Earth Day, a/k/a Vladimir Lenin’s Birthday

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Even with distance learning, Frederick County Public Schools is still on a mission to elevate Earth Day over Constitution Day.  For the next week I am expected to teach my son all things “Earth Day” related.  I will not.

Senator Gaylord Nelson is credited with founding Earth Day.  He is not the founder; Ira Einhorn, hippie socialist, anti-capitalist is the actual founder.  He has been erased from Earth Day because to know him, is to not love the April 22, 1970 creation of “Earth Day.”

Let’s start with the creation date.  Did you know April 22 is Vladimir Lenin’s birthday? 

Did you know the participants in the environmental movement of the 70’s were socialist, anti-capitalist, college students?  They were modern day Bernie-bros.

Not that they didn’t have legitimate concerns over the environment; they were completely against capitalism and would use any means necessary to bring about socialism in America.   

April 22, 1970 would have been the 100th anniversary of Lenin’s birthday.  You can argue it’s coincidental, but I think the people working to have the day set aside chose a date with specificity – the birthday of the leader of the first Communist State

I won’t be teaching my son or any of my children about “Earth Day”.  First, I am not a climate cultist; I don’t believe in “manmade climate change”.   Second, Ira Einhorn, its true founder, was a disgusting human being who beat his girlfriend to death, stuffed her in a suitcase, and composted her body in his closet.

Senator Nelson became the face of the movement for obvious reasons.

In the 1970’s we had some environmental issues that needed to be brought to the attention of Americans.  What I take issue with is the elevation of “Earth Day” over “Constitution Day” and “Christmas Day”. 

We can spend an entire month on learning about pollution, but only have five minutes for the Constitution.  Current outrage culture forbids you even mention “Christmas.”  Both of which have done more to save humanity than Earth Day ever will. 

Free people under the US Constitution and living under Christian principles have saved millions if not billions of lives throughout history. Those are indisputable facts.

During the 70’s we were told by Denis Hayes, the main organizer of Earth Day, it was “already too late to avoid mass starvation.”

Life Magazine printed: “In a decade, urban dwellers will have to wear gas masks to survive air pollution… by 1985 air pollution will have reduced the amount of sunlight reaching earth by one half.”

Ecologist Kenneth Watt said: ““By the year 2000, if present trends continue, we will be using up crude oil at such a rate… there won’t be any more crude oil.” And “If present trends continue, the world will be about four degrees colder for the global mean temperature in 1990, but eleven degrees colder in the year 2000. This is about twice what it would take to put us into an ice age.”

Newsweek Magazine printed: “…the planet will cool, the water vapor will fall and freeze, and a new Ice Age will be born.”

Then the planet warmed.

Climate cultists will say we are no longer cooling because of all the mitigation.  Looks to me like we over-compensated if that’s true.

Maybe, just maybe, climate and weather really are cyclical, and the Sun’s effects on the planet have a lot more to do without climate than whether you choose to use a plastic straw or not?

Maybe, just maybe, single-use plastic promotes health and safety, just as we are now learning because of the current COVID-19 panic?  Stores are removing their plastic bag bans because reusable bags are spreading germs and viruses.

All of this should help the average person understand why individual choice and market based solutions beat centralized power and government coercion.

In the meantime, education has ignored the Constitution and the daily work required to keep free people free.

Everything we need to know about keeping both the planet clean and yourself from getting sick we learned from our mothers and fathers.  “Throw that in the trash, go wash your hands and quit licking the neighbor’s mailbox.”

[Originally published April 22, 2020.]

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