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Friday, February 27, 2009

Lies of the Left -- Environmentalism

Steven Hayward has an excellent review essay in the Claremont Review of Books [here] on the monstrous ideas and practices that inform the modern environmental movement -- its profound pessimism, it's fundamentally anti-human bias, it's contempt for the common man and for democratic institutions, its corruption of science, its eugenic associations, and its perversions of history.

Hayward hopes that the influence of the Greens is beginning, like that of earlier apocalyptic hysterical movements, to decline. But he notes that its legal and institutional forms are well-developed and will continue to plague our political culture long after the movement itself has passed into obscurity.

Let us hope, for the sake of our country, our culture, and humanity in general that the Green movement, in both its political and institutional forms, quickly passes from the scene. I know it will not go quietly.