This Earth Day Celebrate Vladimir Lenin'sBirthday!
Alexander Marriott(2004.04.21 )EnvironmentSource:htt p://capitalismmagazine.com/2004/04/this-earth-day-celebrate-vladimir-lenins-
birthday/ Nikita Khrushchev, Soviet Premier after Joseph Stalin, decided in 1955 that the country shouldcelebrate their national political philosophy, communism. He chose as the day, April 22,
Vladimir Lenin’s birthday, a tribute to the founder of the Soviet Union. When environmentalists
decided that the Earth deserved a day of celebration in 1970, they could have picked any day of the year, as no one knows the exact day date of the
Earth’s birthday. They chose Lenin’s
birthday, just as Khrushchev had done. Was this just a coincidence? I think not.
Think of the parallels between Lenin and environmentalists. Lenin once said that, “It is true that
liberty is precious; so precious that i
t must be carefully rationed.” Environmentalists second this
wholeheartedly when they restrict the ownership and control of private property through theguise of saving the environment. The Endangered Species Act is used voluminously to take the property of anyone if an endangered species is living on it. President Clinton cordoned off thousands upon thousands of acres of land in the form of national parks with the alleged concernof saving the natural resources thereon from development. The federal government now controls
nearly forty percent of all land in the continental United States. Lenin’s goal was to destroy
private property and this goal is obviously shared by environmentalists.
Lenin’s political philosophy knew nothing of morality, he once said that, “There are no morals in
politics; there is only expedience. A scoundrel may be of use to us just because he is a
scoundrel.” Some environmentalists take this to heart as well, placing metal spikes in trees so
that when these trees get to lumber mills the spike will ruin the saws and have in some casesinjured or even killed mill workers. Noted environmental genius, former Vice-President Al Gore, said in his book
Earth in the Balance
(not too melodramatic is it?), “Adopting a central organizing principle
means embarkingon an all-out effort to use every policy and program, every law and institution, every treaty andalliance, every tactic and strategy, every plan and course of action to use, in short, every meansto halt the destruction of the environment.
” He doesn’t condemn any action by individuals in this
pursuit, nor does he at least advocate amending the constitution to make his goals legal. It is thismentality that Lenin was talking about, and that Al Gore encouraged; doing whatever is seen asnecessary to gain victory for their cause. At least Lenin had the guts to call it what it was,communism, as opposed to Al Gore and others who claim to be protecting the Earth.
Lenin’s birthday is less well known and Lenin’s history is shrouded in leftist propa
portraying his legacy as one of the many victims of Joseph Stalin. However Lenin’s reign of terror was just as deadly as Stalin’s and had Lenin not succumbed to death so soon into his rule
he surely could have killed just as many as any other madmanin the twentieth century.