Conservative Corner- Enviro-Mental Health

Some of us may know the extreme pleasure of waking up early on a beautiful sun-drenched morning while sipping on a comforting beverage and gazing pleasantly on a bubbling creek, calm lake, or gently whispering ocean while birds sing with glee. Our planet is indeed a beautiful place full of wonder and visual majesty. Taking care of our planet is indeed an important task, most any conservative will tell you that, however, there are those that go too far in their attempt to try and “save the planet”.
I am well aware that not all people who take protecting the planet seriously are involved in violence in the name of defense of the Earth. Unfortunately, some people feel the need to stop the daily actives of certain companies or groups in order to make a point. According to Merriam-Webster. com, eco-terrorism is the act or crimes of sabotage with the intent to hinder the activities of companies or the government in the name of the planet.
Rebecca Rubin, eco-terrorist, Earth liberation Front and Animal Liberation Front member, plead guilty to dozens of crimes in Colorado, Oregon, and California in 2013. Additionally, oregonlive.com tells us the group Rubin belongs to, known as The Family, has caused $40 million in damage from 1996 to 2001. Unfortunately, some of these terrorist groups have incredible ways of looking at ways of “saving the planet”.
According to http://www.greenisthenewred.com even the term “eco-terrorist” is a propagandist label drummed up as an “exploited push by the political and corporate agenda”. This websites claims that the “green scare” is the new word for eco-terrorism. They also claim that the most dangerous part of the green scare is the continuing and “relentless scare-mongering.”
Perhaps the burning log trucks along and nailing spikes into trees to be logged are, in their opinion, a proper way to “fight” against the modern world. Eco-fighters, according to http://www.ecoterrorist.net claim acts of sabotage on behave of the natural world and repeatedly attack enterprises like logging companies, ski resorts, genetics research facilities, home construction sites, and the auto industry. Eco-terrorist organizations are responsible for 69 major attacks since January of 1999, including 14 in the Pacific Northwest.
It seems the only thing more insane that companies and corporations that carelessly pump toxic pollutants into the planet are the eco-terrorists criminals who feel the need to destroy, and if necessarily kill, in their sad attempt to “save” a planet that, in my opinion, doesn’t really need our help to survive (See lbcommuter.com/2014/02/12/conservative-corner-the-snow-job). These people seem to care only for themselves and their friends. The consensus of many in the extreme environmentalist movement seem to believe that if the population of mankind needs to be drastically reduced and large companies destroyed for the world to continue to survive.
The same people also seem to have the idea that we shouldn’t cut down trees, use carbon-based fuel sources, eat meat, and drive vehicles, Even http://www.earthday.org instructs us to eat less meat, reduce your energy consumption, use “alternative” energy sources, recycle nearly everything, and even go as far as to adopt Obama’s failed climate plan.
I clearly understand saving electricity by turning off a light when leaving a room, shutting off a vehicle while sitting parked and recycling, however to many people think this isn’t nearly enough and wish to take away all the things in our society that, they think, may harm the planet. If we all do responsible things to care for the Earth, we won’t need to resort to unrealistic measures without acting like an eco-terrorist.
April 22 was Earth Day and I think a great way to “celebrate” would be to learn about some of the things we can do to help, protect and keep the Earth as nice as we can. Anyone who has spent any length time in the wilderness knows you carry out what you carry, don’t be wasteful and leave your area cleaner than what you found it. I encourage everyone to enjoy Earth day responsibly and I wish all of you good enviro-mental health.
Dkhummel.com, dkhummel.blogspot.com

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About D.K. Hummel
I am a dis-placed Alaskan, Ham radio operator, Broadcaster/DJ, Seahawk fan, Alaska Aces fan, U.S. Army Vet, and a conservative; but not always in that order.

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