LETTER: The Greens are red

The Greens are red The UN fans advocates energy rationing and wealth redistribution. Former French president Jacque C
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010

The Greens are red

The UN fans advocates energy rationing and wealth redistribution. Former French president Jacque Chirac praised the UN’s Kyoto Protocol as “The first component of an authentic global governance.”

The political parties called “green” are watermelons, green on the outside, red to the core. In the U.S., the Green party goes well beyond fighting pollution and includes dramatic plans for wealth distribution. The Green party courted perennial Communist party vice president candidate and former Black Panther, Angela Davis.

Today’s environmentalist is generally “anti-something” and that something is typically related to growth: economic growth, population growth, or simply the individual property rights necessary for growth.

Whether you call it interventionalist, socialist, or worse, there is little doubt that environmentalists throughout modern history have instilled fear over one looming “crisis” or another with the aim of increasing government control over most everything.

The U.N. has been one of our biggest enemies, since this organization is controlled by leftist states or poor African dictators. A November 2005, Reuters story details how companies which contribute to climate change will increasingly face legal action.

Now for the real truth. Al Gore’s former Senate aide, Carol Browner, regularly admitted the steady improvement of the environment.

Between 1970-99, total emissions of the six principal air pollutants decreased by 31 percent — with significant increase in our population, economic growth and travel. They are a result of effective clean air laws.

During the above period, the U.S. Gross Domestic Product was up 147 percent, and U.S. population climbed 33 percent. Still, air pollution fell. For eight years, Clinton-Gore took credit for these gains — which had been under way for decades.

Sen. James Inhofe, Chairman of the Committee on Environment and Public Works, describes global warming as “the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people.”

Ron Mainous

Port Clinton