Monday, February 12, 2007

HSU Recycling Program to Show Anti-Enviro Propaganda Video

"Environmentalism has become one of the greatest threats to personal liberties... that we've ever seen in this country." - Ron Arnold in "Behind the Green Curtain".

Ron Arnold, the founder of the "Wise Use" movement, is one of the main speakers in the video which will be shown by the HSU Recycling Program on Feb. 14th in Siemens Hall. (I believe in room 110 but not sure of the time)

"We're out to kill the fuckers. We're simply trying to eliminate them. Our goal is to destroy environmentalism once and for all" - Ron Arnold, as quoted in The War Against the Greens, p.7.

The premise of the 12 year old video is that the environmental or "green" movement has become institutionalized and is systematically working with the government and big buisiness to take away the rights of small landowners. As one woman in the video put's it, "The environmentalists always win."

This inflamatory propaganda would be laughable if not for the murderous actions perpetrated against environmental activists such as Judi Bari, Darryl Cherney and David Chain.

"We can either have the continuation of a free society, a society that operates under law, or a society gone berserk, with federal agents actually become the criminal element that destroys this country" says rancher Wayne Hage. The video is full of images of prisons and armed guards.

This movie is a great example of the technique of "astroturfing", that is, trying to create the artificial impression of a grassroots movement.

From a 2004 interview with Playboy magazine.

Playboy: You met in 1988 in Reno and created a list of demands. Give us a few examples.

Ron Arnold:"Number one was educate the public about the use of natural resources. Immediately develop petroleum resources in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Cut down remaining old-growth forests on public lands and replace with new trees. Cut down 30,000 acres of the Tongass National Forest each year to promote economic forestry practices. Open all public lands, including national parks, to mining and oil drilling. Construct roads into all wilderness areas for motorized wheel chair use. Stop protecting endangered species, such as the California condor, that were in decline before man arrived. Force anyone who loses litigation against a development to pay for the increase in costs for completing the project, plus damages. But the idea of wise use has become embedded. It's no longer a list like that," he said.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

"Evolution By Stealth" or Dawn of a North American Super State?

The ruling elite of U.S., Mexico and Canada have been secretly discussing the consolidation of power over the populace and resources of North America.

"Canadian, U.S. and Mexican politicians discussed using "stealth" to overcome public resistance to the integration of the three countries at a confidential meeting last year, according to documents just released under U.S. Freedom of Information laws.

Top military brass, corporate executives and diplomats also attended the meeting in Banff, Alta., where participants discussed everything from the harmonization of food and drug standards, to common immigration policies, and the pooling of energy resources.

The secret guest list of the North American Forum included then-U.S. secretary of defence Donald Rumsfeld, Canadian Chief of Defence Staff Gen. Rick Hillier, Public Safety Minister Stockwell Day, Pengrowth Corp. CEO James Kinnear and Lockheed Martin executive Ron Covais." -Kelly Patterson, CanWest News Service; Ottawa Citizen

"While recent media reports have claimed that the meeting will focus on border security," says Maude Barlow, national chairperson of the Council ofCanadians, "we know that the goal of this meeting is to advance a much larger corporate-led agenda for North American integration - something our government has been very secretive about."

“What we’re looking at is an elite that is getting together to try and get an agenda for the political economy for the three North American countries. They obviously regard governments as being weak and they have strength to make a very determined effort to dramatically alter the direction of the three countries in the future, essentially by bypassing government initially and then putting into place a series of policies that will very much be of benefit to big businesses.” - Mel Hurtig

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