For a Kinder, Gentler Society
Environmental Mafia
The Enemy is Us
  • Richard O’Leary
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Environmental Mafia. The Enemy is Us
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Can we cherish the environment and people’s rights, too? When eco-activists get the upper hand, strange things can happen – especially if government or corporate interests are behind them. Studies a wide range of specific cases and considers the politics, tactics, social, economic and quasi-religious aspects of environmentalism today.

About the Author

Richard O’Leary grew up on a homestead in Montana, where he learned how to exploit nature’s gifts responsibly. He is now a citizens’ rights activist.

 

About the Book

The author questions the validity of some (or much) of the agenda of the environmental movement in the U.S., and documents his case with detailed examples of the enormous dangers created by uncontrolled bureaucratic Kafka-esque regulators...

The author questions the validity of some (or much) of the agenda of the environmental movement in the U.S., and documents his case with detailed examples of the enormous dangers created by uncontrolled bureaucratic Kafka-esque regulators operating in the name of the higher good. Such regulations and actions sometimes have effects opposite to what was intended, serving neither the environment nor society. As more and more of suburban America is discovering, re-introduced or protected species (bears, deer, geese, etc.) that outstrip the available habitat create safety and sanitation problems for themselves and for humans.

O’Leary weaves together a passionate narrative with news articles, studies by the National Center for Public Policy Research and others, and profiles of families whose homes and livelihoods have been destroyed, for no apparent purpose, in the name of environmental protection. Most of the events occurred in the West, but the lessons may apply nationwide.

 

He details the unbearable costs paid by individuals and communities, and in some cases entire state economies, when overblown concern for animals and plants takes precedence over concern for the well-being of mankind. Have the original objectives of well-intentioned citizens been hijacked by others, with different goals in mind?

 

He questions why decisions regarding preservation issues are not made more locally, and observes that increased centralization is robbing citizens of the power of their votes.

 

Topics addressed include property rights, wetlands, the Endangered Species Act, forest fires, urban sprawl, regulatory abuse, and violence perpetrated in the name of “environmentalism.”

 

The book includes documentation sections that back up each chapter with case studies and statistics, and offers lists of Internet links to Pro-Rights Articles and Pro-Rights Organizations.


Introduction

In its early days, the environmental movement tapped a current of concern in the public who saw their woods and water being dirtied or destroyed, and spurred a healthy interest in developing cleaner, more efficient practices. But the ideology of the early movement has been kidnapped by extremists. Now, working under the...

In its early days, the environmental movement tapped a current of concern in the public who saw their woods and water being dirtied or destroyed, and spurred a healthy interest in developing cleaner, more efficient practices. But the ideology of the early movement has been kidnapped by extremists. Now, working under the cover of some of America’s most respected institutions, these extremists have implemented national legislation and local laws that needlessly and pointlessly restrict Americans’ rights and in many cases deprive them of a livelihood.

Environmental policy makers, and those who carry out the dictums of these elitist groups and individuals, have developed a strategy that incorporates a range of “hot button” issues that are designed to win public support. These issues are used to carry out their meticulously engineered campaign to achieve a hidden agenda, objectives which are inimical to the American way of life and the sovereignty of the United States of America. This book has been written to expose that agenda, a task that should have already been accomplished by our mainstream media — but, unfortunately, has not been.

The copious information that the movement disseminates appears, on the surface, to describe the noblest of moral causes, but this facade is carefully fabricated, a disguise to conceal the true agenda of the deep ecologists who spearhead this massive and extremely powerful juggernaut. If they were what they represent themselves to be, I would be one of their most ardent supporters; but they are not.

It is impossible to present this material in a comprehensive text without some repetition, for which I apologize. I have attempted to categorize the distinct aspects of the subject so as to provide the reader with a panoramic view of the entire spectrum of this enormous conspiracy. This has not been a simple task, for the pervasive influence of the environmental cartel is worldwide in its scope, and also highly personal, reaching into the homes of every American. Many of the issues I address are well known, household words in many cases. Some who read this book will be challenged to remain objective and withhold judgment until they have digested what is written here. Many sincere and well-meaning Americans have invested their trust in environmental nonprofit organizations because they believe these entities represent our interests in environmental matters.

This book is divided into two sections: Commentary, which embodies, for the most part, my personal experiences and observations in regard to the environmental movement over a 40-year period, and Documentation, which is selected material regarding the subject from a roster of professional men and women in the fields of law, education, journalism, government, law enforcement and earth sciences.

The following summary is a thumbnail sketch of the entire spectrum of evidence found in this book. The agenda is far reaching and extremely ambitious.

SOME BASIC FACTS

1. The true agenda of the environmentalist is “re-wilding” America, not, as we have been led to believe, merely monitoring our use of natural resources. This enormous project (called The Wildlands Project) calls for the forced relocation of our rural population by governmental fiat using regulatory tyranny as their stimulus. The Wildlands Project doctrine demands that every farmer and rancher in targeted areas be removed from their farms and ranches and the land returned to the indigenous “biosphere.”

Farmers and ranchers, miners and loggers in the entire western United States are suffering from the needless incursion of the eco-establishment and their federal allies. The states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, North and South Dakota, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Kansas are struggling with stagnant economies, thanks in part to environmentalist meddling, and things will get much worse, because:

2. Environmentalists are leading an all-out campaign to dismantle our free market economy, which they regard as an evil that will eventually destroy the environment. They not only oppose ANY use of natural resources whatsoever, but they subscribe to a socialistic model for our future in which we “travel light,” use far less natural resources and suffer a dramatically diminished lifestyle.



Pages 256
Year: 2003
LC Classification: GE195 .O54
Dewey code: 333.7'2'0973—dc21
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