U.N. General Assembly Proclaims
“International Mother Earth Day”
|(Remnant News Watch for May 15, 2009)|
|REMNANT COLUMNIST, New York|
Architect of "International Mother Earth Day"
(Pictured here with Fidel Castro)
Posted 05/19/09 www.RemnantNewspaper.com) On April 22, 2009, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a unanimous resolution, initiated by Bolivia and co-sponsored by 50 other countries, designating April 22nd as “International Mother Earth Day.”
"Mother Earth cannot be bought or sold," said Bolivian President Evo Morales. "Sixty years after adopting the [Universal Declaration of Human Rights], Mother Earth is now finally having the rights recognized.”
The United Nations website states that, “By the text [of Resolution A/63/L.69], the Assembly acknowledged that “the Earth and its ecosystems are our home” and that “it is necessary to promote harmony with nature and the Earth.”
In his address to the General Assembly, Evo Morales spoke of “the toll of years of environmental degradation and capitalist exploitation of the planet’s natural resources and ecosystems” and “the incremental yet increasingly obvious impacts of manmade climate change”:
“We are strangling the planet – strangling ourselves,” said President Morales declared, stressing that, for too many years, the world had been held captive by the seductive notion of capitalism. However, it was now clear that “we don’t own the planet, we belong to it,” he said, calling for the twenty-first century to be dedicated to protecting and supporting Mother Earth and her ecosystems.
Comment: Whence comes Bolivian President Evo Morales’ love-affair with the Earth? At the seventh ALBA [Bolivian Alternative for the Americas] Summit in April of 2009, Morales proudly declared, “I want to say to the members of the OAS [Organization of American States], here, I want to declare myself Marxist, Leninist, communist, socialist and now let them expel me, I want them to expel me from the OAS.” He was referring the expulsion of Cuba from the OAS in 1962.
Like any good little “Leninist,” Morales has come right out and called the Catholic Church the “main enemy” of his administration’s reforms, which include land confiscations and redistribution. On January 29, 2009, Morales declared:
“In Bolivia new enemies have appeared, not only now in the right-wing media but also in groups from the Catholic Church, the leaders of the Catholic Church who are the enemies of peaceful transformation ....I want to say to you what we hear shouted all the time: ‘Another world is possible,’ I want to tell you another faith, another religion, another church is also possible, brothers and sisters.”
What is this “other religion?” Enough has been written about the communist underpinnings of the Earth Day phenomenon, which one will either accept or reject according to taste. It is very interesting, though, that some of the staunchest “green” folks are those in privileged positions, who do not encumber themselves with the same sacrifices for good old Mother Earth that they enjoin upon the Joe-Six-Packs of the nation. Environmental superstar Al Gore’s 20-room home and pool house consumed nearly 221,000 kilowatt-hours (over 20 times the national average of 10,656 kilowatt-hours!) in 2006? Washington Dulles Airport had to close a runway because of the sheer amount of fuel-eating private jets arriving for the Obama inauguration? President Obama himself used 9,000 gallons of jet fuel to fly to Iowa for an Earth Day appearance? Talk about “la dolca vita.” Why does Animal Farm come to mind here? “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” Hey, Joe Public, wash your clothes in cold water to save energy. Me? I’m jetting off to the Cannes Festival.
However, it is not the social duplicity of the Earth Day set that is of real import, so much as the bogus “spirituality” of the whole thing. Bill Croke, writing for The American Spectator, referred to Earth Day as the “holy-day-of-obligation of the Left.” At its most radical, it is a twisted spirituality, wherein people are seen as serpents in what was once a primal terrestrial Eden, an idea that found a recent popular manifestation in the remake of the classic sci-fi film, The Day The Earth Stood Still.
In the original 1951 film, the alien Klaatu comes to earth as an ambassador hoping to put an end to widespread global violence (good luck!). In the 2008 version, Klaatu is a sour-pussed, self-righteous cosmic activist who arrives on earth to inform us that the human race must be obliterated because of the harm we are causing our planet. When he finally leaves our world, he sets off a pulse beam that causes the cessation of all electricity and machinery on earth. This is a page right out of the book of environmentalist super-guru Maurice Strong, who has said, “We may get to the point where the only way of saving the world will be for industrial civilization to collapse.” As if the people responsible for this film would choose to live one day without their laptops, cars and air-conditioners!
The remake of The Day the Earth Stood Still, as well as other Hollywood offerings on the subject, takes its cue from today’s radical “green” agenda. In a Los Angeles Times book review, David M. Graber, a National Park Service ecologist, states that human beings have become a “cancer” and adds, “Until such time as Homo Sapiens should decide to rejoin nature, some of us can only hope for the right virus to come along.” Nature writer Richard Conniff writing in Audubon Magazine, admitted that, “Among environmentalists sharing two or three beers, the notion is quite common that if only some calamity could wipe out the entire human race, other species might once again have a chance.” And, not to be outdone in the boneheaded statement department, Ingrid Newkirk, President of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) declared, “Mankind is a cancer .... Phasing out the human race will solve every problem on earth, social and environmental.”
Can we assume, then, that – true to their philosophy – blowhard humanophobe “cancers” like Graber, Conniff and Newkirk have permanently sworn off doctor’s visits, antibiotics and pharmaceuticals? Don’t bet the farm on it.
In his article, “Homo Sapiens Get Lost” (National Review Online - April 22, 1009), Wesley J. Smith notes: “Indeed, the [remake of The Day the Earth Stood Still] strongly hints that Earth is a living entity — the Gaia theory embraced by some Deep Ecologists.” This is Evo Morales’ anti-Catholic “new religion,” a place where legalized infanticide is the noblest gift one can make to Mother Earth.
You see, unlike cute baby seals, human infants are little consumers, polluting the world with their dirty diapers. "Childbearing [should be] a punishable crime against society, unless the parents hold a government license,” pontificated Sierra Club founder David Brower. “All potential parents [should be] required to use contraceptive chemicals, the government issuing antidotes to citizens chosen for childbearing." Abortion, to these people, is merely “retroactive contraception,” and the U.N. can’t get enough of it.
In fact, the U.N. cannot abide nations which have not sold their souls to the abortion industry. In 2004 alone, the United Nations Committee of the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), which received U.N. approval of a 9.3 million Euro budget increase in 2005, met with Ethiopian officials, hoping to get abortion decriminalized in that country; the United Nations Human Rights Committee (UNHRC) demanded that Morocco liberalize its abortion laws; and the U.N. Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights urged Chile and Malta to legalize abortion. In 2006, a U.N. representative urged presidential candidates in Peru to tout the legalization of the abortifacient morning-after pill as part of their political platforms. These are only a few examples of the U.N.’s relentless assault on the world’s infants, who, apparently, do not merit “harmony with nature and the Earth.”
There is a sense in the radical environmentalist movement that humanity DESERVES to be punished for harming Mother Earth. This is pure Luciferianism, a hatred of the humanity taken by Jesus from the Blessed Virgin, and shared by every man and woman on earth. Earth Day – with its citing of such understandable concerns as the plight of the small farmer, childhood obesity, etc. – is a seemingly benign phenomenon. But, its collusion with “global warming” fanatics makes it a “gateway drug” to a more virulent strain of rabid environmentalism, wherein a “concern” for Mother Earth is merely a disguise for a deeper and darker agenda. And young children are being force-fed an anti-human mindset – in movies, in school programs, on television. Rather than viewing themselves as precious souls, redeemed by a God Who took on the same flesh that we all wear, they are taught to view themselves as potential enemies of the earth, not its inheritors. They are intruders, leaving dirty “carbon footprints” behind. In short, it is the “world soul” that is of real value, not their own.
One entity stands in the way of this “new religion,” an entity that will proclaim the ancient truth that this earth is, indeed, precious for ONE reason only – because it was HERE that God formed the first human beings, that THIS world became the pivot of creation when the Virgin Mary gave her fiat to the Angel Gabriel: “Thus saith the Lord the Holy One of Israel .... I made the earth, and I created man upon it .... Heaven is My throne, and the earth My footstool.”
Without mankind, the earth is a huge rock circling the sun, devoid of purpose. Yes, it would still have its beautiful waterfalls, mountain ranges and deserts – but so what? A deficient world, spinning in space. No joys. No sorrows. No anguished defeats. No grand victories. No traffic jams, but the flowers will smell nice. How .... empty, in the deepest sense of the word, regardless of how many animals cavort upon its surface.
“International Mother Earth Day?” As long as a sense of genuine terrestrial stewardship – wherein the emphasis is on the study and maintenance of ecosystems, not depopulation and social engineering – is conflated with a human-hating agenda and its favorite pastime, abortion, they might as well celebrate “International Mother Goose Day” for all the good it will do mankind.
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