Quotes on or around the first Earth Day, April 22, 1970:
“Civilization will end within 15 or 30 years unless immediate action is taken against problems facing mankind.” – George Wald, Harvard University biologist.
“We live in an environmental crisis which threatens the survival of this nation and of the world as a suitable place of human habitation.” – Barry Commoner, Washington University biologist.
“Phasing out the human race will solve every problem on Earth, social and environmental.” – Dave Forman, founder of the activist group Earth First.
“It is already too late to avoid mass starvation.” – Denis Hayes, organizer of Earth Day, 1970.
On April 22 – Earth Day 2013 – I woke up. Earth and civilization are still here.
The above quotes are from supposedly the brightest and smartest among us. All fellow travelers in the progressive movement 44 years ago pushed just one aspect of their collective agenda. I wonder what else the left has lied about?
Pick an issue – any issue. It’s gloom, doom, chaos and pandemonium. Save the children, save the women, social justice, lift the poor, stop the gun violence, Fast and Furious, the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, Benghazi, undocumented workers, economy moving in the right direction. Debt? What debt? The left uses well-worn tactics to either scare the low-information citizen or to pluck their heartstrings to further the suicidal path progressives have set this country on.
Overwhelm the system, says the Cloward-Piven strategy, and bring about its implosion. But don’t worry. The masterminds will be here to pick up the pieces and reconstitute Amerika with their “bill of rights” where everything is a right. And by the way, government will provide it for you. The entire agenda depends on chaos and confusion to distract those who are oblivious to what’s happening – distractions through American Idol, Survivor, sex, sports, Hollywood, smart phones, President Obama. There will be people among us who will wake up – too late, I’m afraid – and ask cluelessly, “What happened to our country?”
The freedom you say you cherish might slip from your idle hands.