This may be a knee jerk reaction to the Green Movements saturation of the airwaves with their messages stressing the importance of conservation and investments into technologies that cannot survive in the free market. Don’t get me wrong, I love a clean environment. Through the years, I have camped, hiked, floated, rafted and climbed in the best parts of the country: Grand Canyon, Moab, Missouri River (Lewis and Clark), Middle fork (Salmon river), and Gauley River. They all hold special places in my heart for the memories with friends and family. I want these treasures to be available for generations to come. However, I am not ready to adopt destructive, anti-human policies, which inevitably lead to subjugation and misery.
Earth Day is part of an anti-capitalist movement with ties to radical environmentalist groups. They condemn the United States for using a disproportionate amount of the Earth’s natural resources. Ironically, capitalism proves better for the environment than any regulatory policies. Places that have an established rule of law and free market system have cleaner environments, higher economic growth and healthier populations. You see the idea that a clean environment and a strong economic growth are mutually exclusive prove fallacious. In fact, they go hand in hand mainly due to private property rights which inspire good stewardship.
The left wing environmentalist movement may desire a cleaner environment but their policies are manifestly anti-human. Besides their hyperbolic assertions and projections, they have been dishonest (the East Anglia/Global Warming scandal). Unfortunately, here in the United States, the green movement in the end is not about a cleaner environment but government power. It makes you wonder who the real environmentalists are.