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Why Forests Burn By: Michael Reagan
FrontPageMagazine.com | Friday, June 27, 2003


More than 300 Arizona families are victims of terrorism, made homeless not by al-Qaeda’s terrorists, but instead, by our home-grown variety, who masquerade under the banner of environmentalism while committing what amounts to arson in our nation’s forests.

From opposition to genetic crops that could end starvation and famine in much if the third world, to so-called animal rights groups fighting against medical research that saves untold millions of lives, to groups such as Greenpeace whose policies have resulted in destructive wild fires across the nation burning people houses to the ground, to anti-growth radicals who burn and dynamite new construction, the nation is under assault from our home-grown terrorists.

The blame for the destruction of millions of acres of forest land in the West is the direct result of the efforts of environmentalists such as Greenpeace – they have prevented the Forest Service from doing the kind of maintenance that prevents wild fires.

That’s not simply my opinion; i
t is also the opinion of the man who founded Greenpeace, Patrick Moore, a man now treated by his former allies in the environmentalist movement as if he were the Devil himself.

Moore states flatly that the scientific facts – and just plain common sense – that call for cleaning out dead trees and the accumulation of highly flammable debris on the forest floor are ignored by Greenpeace and their allies. Their attitude is to let the trees burn.

Moore is outspoken about what the movement he founded has become. He blames the transformation of Greenpeace and the environmental movement into a far-left-wing crusade on the fall of the Berlin Wall!

‘Suddenly the international peace movement had a lot less to do. Pro-Soviet groups in the West were discredited. Many of their members moved into the environmental movement bringing with them their eco-Marxism…These factors have contributed to a new variant of the environmental movement that is so extreme that many people, including myself, believe its agenda is a greater threat to the global environment than that posed by mainstream society."

Calling the radical environmentalist movement "anti-democratic": Moore warns, "The very foundation of our society, liberal representative democracy, is rejected as being too ‘human-centered.’ In the name of ‘speaking for the trees and other species’ we are faced with a movement that would usher in an era of eco-fascism. The ‘planetary police’ would ‘answer to no one but Mother Earth herself’."

He adds that the movement is "anti-civilization. In its essence, eco-extremism rejects virtually everything about modern life. We are told that nothing short of returning to primitive tribal society can save the earth from ecological collapse. No more cities, no more airplanes, no more polyester suits. It is a naive vision of a return to the Garden of Eden."

It is left unsaid that this new and glorious Eden, of course, requires a radical reduction in the number of human beings allegedly overcrowding the surface of our beloved Mother Earth. How that reduction is to be achieved is not explained but widespread abortion that has killed over 40 million unborn Americans is a good start. So was the Clinton administration and UN failure to stop the slaughter of a million human beings in Uganda.

Think about it. Now that the environmentalist terrorists are born and causing all this trouble, they want population control. It’s too bad we didn’t have population control before they were born.

As the Muslim world in the Middle East support their terrorists, in the U.S. we support our terrorists, with Congress groveling before them and giving them just about everything they want, and millions of Americans contributing money to them some of which they use to burn Americans out of their homes.

Have we no sense?

Mike Reagan, the eldest son of President Ronald Reagan, is heard on more than 200 talk radio stations nationally as part of the Radio America Network.


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