Earth Day, first celebrated April 22, 1970, also the 100th anniversary of the Birth of the founder of the former Soviet Union, Vladimir Lenin.
Lenin, as well as setting up an oppressive Marxist regime, also embraced radical environmentalism.
An article appearing today in WND informs us,
After implementing his tyrannical rule over Russia in the October Revolution, Lenin issued a Decree on Land within his first year as Communist Party chairman. The decree declared that all forests, waters and minerals were property of the state.
Lenin also issued the decree “On Hunting Seasons and the Right to Possess Hunting Weapons,” which banned hunting moose and wild goats and ended open seasons for a variety of other animals.
Another resolution adopted by the Soviet government titled “On the Protection of Nature, Gardens, and Parks” established zapovedniki, or human-free nature preserves.
Despite the poverty of the people under Soviet rule, Lenin decided that it better served the national interest to place the rich natural resources of the area beyond human reach.
No, I don’t advocate destroying our environment or to carelessly pollute the environment, but I also see the efforts of radical environmentalism just as harmful, if not even more so, that if we did.
What good is clean air to starving people, dying from hunger because they cannot grow food or hunt animals to eat?
Surely we can balance caring for our surroundings with caring for our families too.