Posts tagged ‘Soviet Union’

April 22, 2012

Happy Birthday Vladimir Lenin, oops, Happy Earth Day

by lewwaters

Earth Day, first celebrated April 22, 1970, also the 100th anniversary of the Birth of the founder of the former Soviet Union, Vladimir Lenin.

Lenin, as well as setting up an oppressive Marxist regime, also embraced radical environmentalism.

An article appearing today in WND informs us,

After implementing his tyrannical rule over Russia in the October Revolution, Lenin issued a Decree on Land within his first year as Communist Party chairman. The decree declared that all forests, waters and minerals were property of the state.

Lenin also issued the decree “On Hunting Seasons and the Right to Possess Hunting Weapons,” which banned hunting moose and wild goats and ended open seasons for a variety of other animals.

Another resolution adopted by the Soviet government titled “On the Protection of Nature, Gardens, and Parks” established zapovedniki, or human-free nature preserves.

Despite the poverty of the people under Soviet rule, Lenin decided that it better served the national interest to place the rich natural resources of the area beyond human reach.

No, I don’t advocate destroying our environment or to carelessly pollute the environment, but I also see the efforts of radical environmentalism just as harmful, if not even more so, that if we did.

What good is clean air to starving people, dying from hunger because they cannot grow food or hunt animals to eat?

Surely we can balance caring for our surroundings with caring for our families too.

August 11, 2011

Van Jones and the Contract For An American Socialist Nightmare

by lewwaters

As much as those on the left denigrate and demean conservatives on the right, it is most laughable that they seem to think imitating our ways can elevate them to power. This cannot be demonstrated any better than the latest move by former Obama Environmental Adviser Van Jones, forced to resign in disgrace due to past involvement with a known Marxist Group, the 911 Truther Movement and for publicly disparaging congressional Republicans, as he copies Republican Newt Gingrich’s 1994 Contract With America that propelled Republicans into power.

Jones, working with Moveon.org calls his A Contract for the American Dream, playing off of the 1994 Republican contract mentioned above. That’s where the similarities end. As US News’ Peter Roff puts it, “it fails to define the specifics of what a new Democratic majority would do if returned to power along with President Barack Obama, something the GOP’s Contract with America did clearly and succinctly.”

While the contract does not explain fully and clearly in specific terms, looking it over with a discerning eye reveal it to be yet another call for massive spending increases and expansion of government well beyond any America has ever endured to date. Contrary to its claim of for the American Dream, it is actually a contract for a socialist nightmare.

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