Environists, media, and lies

By Nathan Barton

Author’s Note: For those readers who may not be familiar with it, the term “environist” is a derisive term I use for so-called “environmentalists” because it is clear that the breed in general has no brains: no MENTAL effort is involved on their part. I did not coin the term, but Angie Many of the now-defunct print-newspaper, the Black Hills Loggers’ News, did so back in the 1990s.

Like the mainstream media, the environist movement lies constantly. The media has the (invalid) excuse that since real-world events are too complex and difficult to describe, let alone comprehend, then they must “edit” reality. And therefore, they have their equivalent of “poetic license,” and that for certain values, black IS white.

We see it constantly. Here are some examples:
– the recent (and still on-going) Dakota Access Pipeline dispute.
– the older Keystone XL Pipeline dispute.
– the ever-growing number of presidentially-declared national monuments.
– manmade global warming (aka climate change). (Latest example: the North Pole is melting!!!)
– many so-called “environmental justice” claims.
– the attack on coal-fired power plants.

In virtually every case, the mainstream media and high-level (and low-level) government officials, as well as “celebrities” are avid and obvious allies of the environist movement. At the same time as they push lies on the topics above, we find that the very same people ALSO publish lies (or simply ignore) other environmental issues.

Again, here are some examples:
– the horrific state of wildlife in many national parks, such as elk in Rocky Mountain National Park and bison in Yellowstone National Park.
– Flint, Michigan’s water woes (plus no doubt that of many other cities and areas).
– blaming everyone BUT the EPA and its contractors for the contamination of the Animas River in Colorado.
– the negative environmental effects of windpower farms, solar farms, and other “sustainable energy” projects.

More and more we see that environists are irrational, woefully lacking basic knowledge of science and technology, and far more interested in their own power and wealth and privileges than they are in protecting the environment. In this it is hard to see any difference between them and politicians and government in general. Which is no doubt why they constantly seem to be allies. Like government and politicians, environists use fear to promote their agenda to be given more power and more of our (normal people’s) wealth. And they do it well. Much better than they understand science, especially ecology.r

But for promoting lies and ensuring that the mainstream (AND much of the alternative media) is firmly on their side, fear is perfect. Especially with a strong dose of paranoia. (“Of course, the so-called science doesn’t support what we KNOW is the truth; the big corporations and all the redneck industry types have made it up, and it is all a vast conspiracy to destroy Mother Earth.”)

When coupled with an ever-more-powerful FedGov and a cowardly and increasingly-powerless Congress, states that are so dependent on stolen money from DC, and the general attitude of too many, this situation is just getting worse.

We probably can’t get away from hearing/reading mainstream media and its lies about the environment and government and society, but we CAN make sure that we understand that much (most?) IS lies. And we probably can’t get away from neighbors and co-workers and even family and friends who buy into the environism myths and tales and are truly terrified by what they are constantly told. But we can put up with them, ignore the outbursts, and once in a while say something that might (just might) convince them that not all this stuff is true.

About tpolnathan

Follower of Christ Jesus (christian), Pahasapan, Westerner, Lover of Liberty, Free-Market Anarchist, Engineer, Army Officer, Husband, Father, Historian, Writer.
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