|Sen. Joe McCarthy|
McCarthy was all bluster, but the publication of “The Venona Papers: Exposing Soviet Espionage and America’s Traitors” in 2001 revealed that his charges of widespread infiltration of the State Department and even the White House during the Roosevelt and Truman years were true. Venona was the U.S. code name given secret Soviet spy communications that had been recorded during and after World War II. In 1995, the National Security Agency began releasing the documents.
In 2000 Reed Irvine and Cliff Kincaid of Accuracy in Media wrote about a conference, “Rethinking McCarthy” devoted to the myths surrounding McCarthy that were disputed by journalist M. Stanton Evans, a director of the National Journalism Center. Chief among them was that McCarthy never named any names of suspected communists in government, but Evans revealed a file of material showing that he had. The other myth was that those named had been cleared by congressional committees or were just mildly leftist. They were not.
It is not surprising that Rep. Allan West who recently said that there are some eighty communists in Congress today, members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, drew the same response that McCarthy did in his era. Rep. West characterized the response as “A lot of buzz and inaccurate reporting.” Politico.com called him a McCarthyite.
Sussman has brought together all the relevant facts. “Karl Marx founded a philosophy that inspires dictators and demagogues,” writes Sussman. “Commencing with the Russian Revolution in 1917 to the present, Marx’s tyrannical ideology has been responsible for the documented deaths of more than 110 million individuals around the world.”
“Pollution,” writes Sussman, “never has been Earth’s most troubling foe—Marxism had. And Marxists have always seized upon pollution, both real and imagined, as an effective weapon in their unrelenting war on freedom.”
Americans are the victims of blunders by a succession of presidents, but it was Richard Nixon who kicked off the plundering of the nation by the environmental movement when, in 1970, he quietly signed into law the National Environmental Policy Act, followed by the Clean Air Act. “Nixon’s Clean Air Act expanded the ’67 law to autocratically allow the federal government to limit both industrial and mobile sources of air pollution. It set up the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Today, the EPA has become a rogue agency, barely controlled by Congress. “Today the EPA is eighteen thousand full-time employees strong, with an annual budget of $10 billion”, notes Sussman.
“From a legal perspective,” writes Sussman, “what Nixon did in signing the Clean Air Act was flatly unconstitutional. Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution limits the power of the federal government to the basics, none of which includes regulating the atmosphere.” The EPA engages in the most bogus scientific “research” seen since the days of the Soviet Union
The locus of the environmental movement is the United Nations whose Intergovernmental Panel on Climatic Change (IPCC) has been issuing reports that were used to support the global warming hoax and, when it was exposed as a massive fraud, has since changed its message to “sustainability” whose purpose remains the establishment of a global government run out of the UN. It advances every element of the communist movement in its attack on capitalism and the foundation of the freedom enshrined in the U.S. Constitution.
We have seen the systematic dismantling of the U.S. Constitution and our economy by our elected representatives, the latest being Obamacare’s effort to takeover one sixth of the nation’s economy while twisting the Commerce Clause to impose a mandate on everyone to purchase health insurance whether they want or need it.
Sussman’s book provides a time-line for the eco-tyranny at work in the nation today. The threat to our freedom and to the position of America as the protector of freedom worldwide is real.
Think about that when you find yourself drowning in the propaganda that will surround and augment the message of Earth Day and the forthcoming UN conference, Rio+20.
© Alan Caruba, 2012
The greatest lack among environmentalists, and biological scientists, today, is the denial of prior design in nature. (And I don't use the term "intelligent design", because the fact of design already shows the intelligence behind it.) There should be a "Design of Life" day, in which people would be exhorted to just take a walk outside and look for evidence of design in nature. I see clear design in the smallest flowers on the "weeds" in the field next door. (Last week, I noted that one such "weed" had a flower that resembled a winged insect poised on the plant, with a four lobed "body" simply but amazingly colored to mimic a living, flying insect, its "wings", two of the flower's lobes, shaded darker blue and resembling blurred movement of insect wings, while one lobe is pale-colored and elongated to mimic the "insect's" body--an amazing sight, so simple yet so precise in appearance (the work of a master Impressionist artist), and of course the flower's tiny pollen stalks rising out of this "insect", so that any other insect alighting on it will get pollen on its own body, and carry it to fertilize another plant). The world is literally full of tiny miracles of design, completely ignored and the clear design vehemently denied, by today's empty-headed evolutionists.
Am I the only one who know just why this happened? With the passage of Eisenhower of his Interstage Highway Program, the various states receive a huge amount of federal funds for construction of Interstate Freeways, 80% federal funding and 20% state funding. When the freeways were mostly constructed, there came the Urban Highway Construction Act, with which major local roads were federally funded. The local urban roads received the same 80% federal funded but local 20% mostly county funding.
All the feds had to do was threaten to withhold federal highway funding, unless the various states did whatever the feds demanded and had no choice but to approve any program the feds demanded, such as environmental and any other programs the feds wanted.
IOW, the states had to change any legislation the feds desired. So came to be the extortions by the Federal government.
States were simply being extorted to do what was clearly not constitutional according to state constitutions.
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