Given time and the dedication of some in the media the holes in the environmentalist doctrine will become large and numerous enough for all to see its shortcomings. But more important is for people of conscience to perceive the selfishness, conniving spirit and elitism that hide behind the out-front preservation of obscure weeds with pretty blossoms or sleepy-eyed mangy wolves.

 

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The way the environmentalist philosophy has been allowed to overwhelm and replace the spirit of free economy and honest endeavor, especially in students and other young people, is criminal. We don’t seem to have a court at a high enough level to make judgments and hand down sentences in instances of this kind. Three or four of our recent generations have been force fed environmentalist pap to the extent they are willing to sacrifice basic natural resources to maintain an imagined environmental purity.

But more farmers are seeing clearly how counterfeit much of the environmentalist teaching has been. They’ve had their “ah hah moment.” They’ll go on protecting the environment the best way they can. They’ll keep on providing most of the food for the politicians and professors who are preaching and promoting the highly political environmental movement so detrimental to farming.

And they might do a bit of praying that some of the movement’s leaders will have their own “ah hah moment.”

 

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