Monday, September 6, 2010

Nazi Dreams were Green Dreams

The gates of Auschwitz, an infamous Nazi concentration camp

By Alan Caruba

In a week when Jews will celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the New Year--5771, the connection between the Nazi’s rebellion against the Judeo-Christian worldview and the present-day ideology that drives the environmental movement needs to be exposed.

Anti-Semitism is on the rise in Europe and elsewhere around the world, driven in part by the Islamic hatred of Jews, but also reflected in the liberal antipathy to corporations and the financial community, often portrayed as “Jewish bankers”, as history’s favorite scapegoat for economic problems. The situation mirrors Germany in the 1930s.

Few know of the connection, but it is spelled out in “Nazi Oaks” by R. Mark Musser ($12.75, Advantage Books, softcover, via Thanks to his research we learn that “the highway to modern environmentalism passed through Nazi Germany. By 1935, the Third Reich was the greenest regime on the planet.”

“It is no coincidence that sweeping Nazi environmental legislation preceded the racially charged anti-Semitic Nuremburg Laws.”

In the decades during which I have seen the rise of the environmental movement in America I have also seen its inherent totalitarian drive to not merely alter society, but to completely control the lives of all Americans. It is fundamentally an attack on the American credo of individual freedom and it has become commonplace to suggest that environmentalism has become a pseudo-religion.

Mark Musser is a 1989 graduate from the Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, widely regarded as one of the premier environmental institutions in the nation. In 1994, he received a Master of Divinity from Western Seminary in Portland and, for seven years, was a missionary in Belarus and the Ukraine. He is currently a pastor.

The history spelled out in Musser’s book needs to be understood in terms of what is occurring in America today. The title of the book comes from the fact that, “With the oak tree being such a powerful symbol of German nationalism and the German natural landscape, Hitler had oaks planted all over the Reich in hundreds of towns and villages.” The practice was dubbed by Nazi environmentalists as “concordant with the spirit of the Fuhrer.”

Just as America is passing through a period of economic stress, the Nazis in the 1930s sought to tap into the German psyche and a “return to nature” myth was seen as a unifying measure. The same regime that would later create the means to systematically kill Europe’s Jews shared a lot in common with any number of present-day environmentalist leaders and academics.

Peter Singer, a professor of bioethics at Princeton University, is on record saying, “Christianity is our foe. If animal rights is to succeed, we must destroy the Judeo-Christian Religious tradition.”

Maurice Strong, Secretary General of the United Nations Environmental Program, said, “Isn’t the only hope for the planet that the industrialized civilizations collapse? Isn’t it our duty to bring that about?” When you contemplate the many measures taken by the U.S. government against the mining of coal, the drilling for oil, and even the shutdown of a nuclear waste repository, is it not obvious that denying America the energy it requires is one way to destroy its economy?

In one chilling way in particular, the hatred of the human race, does the environmental movement reflect the Nazi’s merciless destruction, not only of Jews, but of millions of others consigned to its concentration camps and the relentless killing wherever they sought conquest.

This is why the Club of Rome could say, “The earth has a cancer and the cancer is Man.” How does this differ from Hitler’s many expressions of hatred for Jews and others, Africans and Asians that he deemed to be “sub-human”?

This is the naked face of environmentalism.

Remember, too, this did not happen a long time ago. The “greatest generation”, some of whom still live, fought the Nazi regime a scant seventy years ago.

President Vaclav Klaus of the Czech Republic warns that “it should be clear by now to everyone that environmental activism is becoming a general ideology about humans, about their freedom, about the relationship between the individual and the state, and about the manipulation of people under the guise of a ‘noble’ idea.”

Couple that with a torrent of falsified “science” and you have the modern environmental movement.

The single greatest threat to freedom in America is the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s current efforts to acquire the authority to regulate a gas that is responsible along with oxygen for all life on Earth, carbon dioxide (CO2).

If the EPA gets that control, it will be able to determine every aspect of life in America because it is the use of electricity, industrial and all other machine-based technology that generates carbon dioxide.

And it is the Big Lie that CO2 is causing global warming that is being used to justify the agency’s quest. There is no global warming. The Earth is in a natural cooling cycle.

The Nazi regime was made up of animal rights advocates, environmentalists, and vegetarians, of which Hitler was all three.

And it led ultimately to mass murder.

© Alan Caruba, 2010


Ronbo said...

All types of socialism - Nazi, Fascist, Communist, Progressive and Green - come down to one thing: THEY ALL HATE MANKIND AND SEEK HIS DESTRUCTION.

You don't have to think hard to see the hoof prints of Satan all over those who seek unlimited state power over their fellow men.

cabby said...

A chilling account of what the enviro-whackos have in store for us.

I wasn't aware of the Nazi connection.

It's amazing these ideas have been carried forward by the left.

You can see why many weren't informed and now that they we are, can we confront and defeat this much evil being perpetrated all around us?

It won't be easy and in my opinion it would have been impossible without the internet and writers like Alan.

Texmom said...

Also bound together by the New Age/Theosophical philosophies, which also goes along with Hitler's occult thought. We are in dangerous times. Thanks for a great piece about connections that some people might not be aware of.

Rich Kozlovich said...


Thank you for bringing this out. I have known about the NAZI connection to environmentalism for some time and have attempted to make sure everyone who receives my weekly newsletter, Green Notes, is aware of it.

However I don't think this can be emphasized enough because the same kind of thinking prevails in both arenas. This being; they believe that they can impose utopia through social engineering. That gives them the moral high ground in their world view, so anything they do has no negative moral value, even if it means killing millions to attain their goals.

The difference between NAZI fascism and environmentalist fascism is paper thin when it comes to outcomes. The jargon may be different, but the goals are the same. Socialism keeps changing itself into an “angel of light”, but Liberalism, Progressivism, Communism, Fascist and Environmentalism are all forms of Socialism. Some, like environmentalism, merely sound better than the others, but the misanthropic mentality is identical.

You may wish to go to the “blog links” section of Paradigms and Demographics. I have a link to a page called “The History of Environmentalism” there that deals with this subject. I will also be linking this article in that section and posting it on my main page. Good job!


Clive Graham Smale said...

Thanks for putting into print, Alan, what some may not know and some had no way to express.

What those who would exercise control over us, those who would condemn us to their 'Final Solution', those haters of human kind do not admit is that we, the species at the top of the food chain are every bit an integral part of nature as the lowliest microbe.

That we have the evolved ability to shape and mould our environment, our abstract thinking, our creativity and the totality of our mental and physical attributes along with the deep drive to excel and progress makes us unique in the animal kingdom.

We have every right to exist and forge the world as we see fit and to progress along our evolutionary track for our own species survival.

That we have, what I would call, a 'sub-species' as our ruling entities deserves the attention and effort of we 'naturals' to oust and confine.

That the environmental movement is loosing credence as people wake-up and smell the ersatz coffee is testament to a general move from apathy. Tea Party-like, the falling numbers of believers in all things AGW is becoming a groundswell of Gore opposition.

The Nazis certainly set the stage for magnificence and affectivity creating an awe which carried the evil of the regime and the people along with it. Emulating Roman stage-setting of immense massed ranks, flags, trumpets, fire and night-time enactments created the feeling of ultimate power, organization and control - of which they WANTED, passionately to be a part - just look at the old Nazi rally newsreels.

The dissemination of information as it is today will not allow such a scenario to repeat itself to welcome in such totality to open arms.

There are no open arms, only growing opposition to the likes of eugenicists like Holdren and Strong and the rest.

It behoves every one of us to keep-up the momentum and pray the November elections consign such budding evil to the dustbin of history.

Will we see Roman-like, Nazi-like productions in Washington? No, just creeping legislation.