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Who is the Enemy of Whom

Posted by Jeff Id on April 19, 2011

A news article recently caught my attention.

U.N. Prepares to Debate Whether ‘Mother Earth’ Deserves Human Rights Status

I suppose this is the official step for conversion of the global warming science group to the status of religion. The dangers of this stupidity should be obvious but leave me with a bunch of questions that have odd answers.  For instance, who will define damage to Earth? What are the remedies for said damage?   When Earth damages humans, does it also receive ‘responsibility’?

It is clear that the point is to utilize the environmental movement to expand the power of a few.    The weight of human life or quality of life is often very light on the scale of the socialist. When people are starving yet it is somehow right for 40% of US corn manufacture to be used for ethanol,  driving fuel and food prices out of reach of the impoverished,  things have already gotten way out of hand.   Discussing of our gravitationally attracted ball of minerals as a being with equal rights, is beyond extreme.  Rarely have I appreciated freedom of religion more.

A bloc of mostly socialist governments lead by Bolivia have put the issue on the General Assembly agenda to discuss the creation of a U.N. treaty that would grant the same rights found in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to Mother Nature.

Treaty supporters want the establishment of legal systems to maintain balance between human rights and what they perceive as the inalienable rights of other members of the Earth community — plants, animals, and terrain.

In case you were still wondering about the politics of climate science, there it is again.  Even calling it a slippery slope gives too much credibility to the insanity of the concept, yet this is what much of the world wants for you.   The elite know best on – everything.

You would think that the craziness had little potential for being listened to but the leader of Bolivia has been recognized by the ‘entire’ UN for his excellent work.

Morales, who repeatedly says “the central enemy of Mother Earth is capitalism,” called for creating a charter that defends the right to life for all living things. Morales, who was named World Hero of Mother Earth by the General Assembly, has since made great strides in his campaign.

The central enemy of Mother Earth is capitalism!  I suppose we should never underestimate the potential narcissism of a person with the power.  Bolivia, leaders of the world!

Great idea.

Crazy world.


21 Responses to “Who is the Enemy of Whom”

  1. Derek said

    http://noconsensus.wordpress.com/2011/04/17/ugh/

    Aaah, so you read my post 36.

    Maybe not…

  2. Jeff Id said

    Derek,

    I read your comment too fast to realize it wasn’t just Bolivia. The world is nuts to look at these idiots for any kind of policy making.

  3. Titan28 said

    I just don’t know anymore. I have some left of center friends who when they read something like what Bolivia proposes will simply say it’s the work of an extreme group. They do not yet get it that the core Democratic constituency is bats and enthusiastically behind moves like this. How can these damn bureaucrats at the UN not see how idiotic this is? We are firmly embarked on a new age of tribalism (body piercings, tattoos, emotional mobs) that given this nonsense apparently will not end until it all ends on some ash heap. I want to believe that our problems can be addressed using reason. Day by day, inch-by-inch, I am losing that hope.

    I feel real fury at stories like this, and contempt for people who embrace such nonsense. These are not the sort of tools I want to bring to the fence-mending job, if there is even any such option. Pretty soon greens will be wanting a king, and maybe some human sacrifice to placate an angry Gaia.

  4. steveta_uk said

    If they go ahead with this lunacy, will they then need to assume that Mother Earth is legally an imbecile?

    If not, what right will they have to take any action on her behalf which she did not specifically ask for?

    Make an interesting court case – along the lines of the man who sued God, after his insurance company refused payout on an act-of-god exclusion.

  5. Paul in Sweden said

    See also:

    “The Silent Scream of the Asparagus
    Get ready for ‘plant rights.’
    May 12, 2008, Vol. 13, No. 33″

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/015/065njdoe.asp

  6. Derek said

    Post 5

    I just spotted the date of that piece, MAY 2008.

    Are the “ethics” committee still alive, if so, what have they been sustainably sustaining themselves with????

  7. Jeff,
    An article in the Guardian last week reporting from Bolivia, was about this very issue. An example of spinning an issue if I ewver saw one! Not only that but the claimed huge temperature rises reported are not bourne out by recent data: http://diggingintheclay.wordpress.com/2011/04/17/cherrypicking-in-bolivia/

  8. Celia said

    it was January this year that Bolivia gave equal rights status to environment.

  9. Neil said

    It is a continuation of a trend I have seen for over a decade when seeking environmental consents for power stations. There are groups that actually believe that humans are not part of the overall eco-system. As such they see humans not as just another animal or organism on the earth, but something more like a virus that needs to be stopped. Of course they themselves are never the issue, it always other people who are causing the problem. They see their role as protecting the earth from humans. Giving rights to the earth will seem entirely sensible to them.

    This is also consistent with the trend to give more power to city planners for urban design etc. The creation of little dictators, protecting not only the environment, but trying to push us into making particular decisions on our mode of transport, how big our sections will be etc all to save something, green space, the atmosphere, climate change. Some of this I don’t have a problem with such as standards for air and water emmissions that are actual pollutants, the rest..well they are of course nuts.

  10. Ted said

    In a Word this is the UN’s Agenda 21 taking shape!

  11. kuhnkat said

    Are we assured that Morales and all his supporters at the UN are no longer eating ANY product of the LIVING EARTH and not using evil capitalistic chemistry or other technologies to convert parts of the living earth into foodstuffs???

  12. Mark T said

    So… what happens when you poop on someone, or something, with the same rights as you?

    Mark

  13. Petrossa said

    You get slapped with a public obscene sex act writ

  14. Religion already? said

    @steveta_uk

    You’re far behind the times – that court case was decided on Tuesday 3 November 2009.

    UK – Judge rules activist’s beliefs on climate change akin to religion.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/nov/03/tim-nicholson-climate-change-belief

    The precedent, of course, applies only in England & Wales.

  15. Religion already? said

    @JeffID

    Please note my last comment. It’s already gone far beyond your worst imaginings. The religion exists! We know who they consider are the saints and the devils. Indulgences are openly traded

  16. Bruce said

    Cool! Gaia Credits!

    We set up a law firm, sue Mother Earth for everything. Snow, rain, hail, tornados, hurricanes, earthquakes.

    When we win, we take the judgement out in Gaia Credits – the right to drill holes and extract oild and gas and dig mines etc etc.

    Big win for the law firms!

    Poor Mother Earth – left destitute, begging for help, and the legal carrions circle and devour her … and she won’t be able to stop all the natural disasters.

    So even more damages second time around!

  17. thechuckr said

    “For instance, who will define damage to Earth? What are the remedies for said damage? When Earth damages humans, does it also receive ‘responsibility’?”

    They will say Earth acted in self-defense.

  18. Is the global warming science group the same international alliance that has taken control of government physics worldwide?

    A recent paper may have inadvertently revealed the financial shadow of that group.

    In March 2001 we first reported: Excess nuclear rest mass shows that neutron repulsion is the source of nuclear energy that powers the Sun, heats Earth, and sustains life ["The Sun's origin, composition and source of energy" by Manuel, Bolon, Zhong and Jangam, 32nd Lunar Science Conference]:

    http://xxx.lanl.gov/pdf/astro-ph/0411255

    This empirical finding in nuclear rest mass data from the Brookhaven Nat’l Lab was ignored by mainstream scientists for 10 years, until earlier this month when excess nuclear mass was reported in proton/anti-proton collisions [“Invariant mass distribution . . . 1.96 TeV” by 499 scientists (Aaltonen, . . . Zeng, and Zucchelli)

    http://arxiv.org/pdf/1104.0699v1

    No federal funds were directly used to support the March 2001 paper.

    By contrast, the April 2011 paper acknowledges financial support for 499 scientists from: U.S. Department of Energy and National Science Foundation; the Italian Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare; the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan; the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada; the National Science Council of the Republic of China; the Swiss National Science Foundation; the A.P. Sloan Foundation; the Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, Germany; the Korean World Class University Program, the National Research Foundation of Korea; the Science and Technology Facilities Council and the Royal Society, UK; the Institut National de Physique Nucleaire et Physique des Particules/CNRS; the Russian Foundation for Basic Research; the Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación, and Programa Consolider-Ingenio 2010, Spain; the Slovak R&D Agency and the Academy of Finland.

    Is this also the financial shadow of global warming science group?

  19. Pompous Git said

    There’s not much new under the sun when you’re a historian :-)

    “During the Middle Ages rodents, birds, flies, termites, grasshoppers, eels and snakes were arraigned for destroying crops, eating stores, and other crimes against humanity. The earliest documented animal prosecution took place in the Aosta Valley, Italy, in 824CE when a group of moles were excommunicated for ruining fields, and they lasted into the twentieth century

    Rather than diminishing as Europe came out of what has traditionally been called the dark ages, the practice spread, eventually splitting into the secular animal trials which sent domestic animals to the gallows or stake. The trials reached their peak in the 1600s along with another peaking phenomenon, that of the witch trials.”

    Read more at Suite101: Medieval Animal Trials: Animal Crime and Punishment in the Middle Ages – the Church Courts | Suite101.com http://www.suite101.com/content/medieval-animal-trials-a166864#ixzz1KEA1Swr9

    Perhaps we could sue Mother Earth for attempted genocide during the last glaciation ;-)

  20. stan said

    http://wmbriggs.com/blog/?p=3791

    “I sent intrepid reporter and number two son John Henry Briggs to the Center for Place, Culture and Politics at CUNY Graduate Center, where he witnessed the event “Nature Has Rights”, in which a panel asks questions like, “Does a river have a right to flow?”

    Flakes, nuts, wackos and the insane meet.

  21. GHowe said

    They already are 25% started:

    South African Development Community forced to make own DDT-

    http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/223191.php

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