– quotes from Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
The acceptance, and indeed, ascendancy of socialism across most of the Western world is a testament to the strategy of Lenin and his progeny - to control the education of children. With that lead in, consider the education of the following author, 7th grade student Claire Canfield, who won her school's contest for best essay on Earth Day:
We’re being haunted. Not by a restless spirit, but by something even more upsetting and much more real.
We’ve awoken it, and unlike supernatural haunting, it’s our fault.
A fear, a promise that our lives (and world) will become drastically different in the years to come. We desperately need an exorcist, but in this case, it’s not as easy as mumbling incantations.
We’ve dug and drilled (and drilled) ourselves into quite a big mess. I’m surprised the tilt of the earth hasn’t changed from all the natural cycles we’ve thrown off. We’re throwing off the nitrogen cycle so we can become fatter, and the carbon cycle so our newly fat selves can sit around all day, and not lose the weight we spent so much effort gaining.
. . . As I sit here writing, listening to Nina Persson croon, “It’s closing time, and a well known fact is that life is very short,” in my heated bedroom (with very bad insulation), I am contributing to climate change.
What’s the big deal, you say. Life is very short;, I’m not that much of an impact, right?
The average American creates about 15,000 pounds of carbon dioxide a year, and, although life is very short, we’ve done in about a century what normally takes millions of years. You, as you are reading this, are probably contributing to climate change.
From transportation and electricity to food and clothing, we are slowly killing our planet. And everything on it.
Seven hundred and eighty four species of plants and animals have gone extinct in recent history, and there’s no sign of slowing down. In fact, 16,938 species are currently “threatened” by extinction. Eventually, if we can’t curb our appetite for, well, everything, there will be nothing left to feed us.
“It’s closing time, and a well-known fact is that life is very short.”
So what do we do? Just let the ghosts of the future haunt us?
Yes, our actions can affect our planet in harmful ways, but we can also help – by taking the bus to work, buying local produce or simply remembering to turn your lights off – you can lessen your impact, your footprint, and, essentially, help save the world. . . .
Read the entire essay.
Claire is obviously an articulate young girl. She has equally as clearly been educated by people who are true believers in anthropogenic global warming. They have have fully inculcated their dogma in Claire. No hint of uncertainty clouds Claire's view. Carbon is evil. Catastrophe is but around the corner. Global warming is wholly man made. And there are even religious overtones in her belief. We are sinners and must repent. Claire is fully a progeny of Gore and his many acolytes who serve as the teachers to our young.
Indeed, as we sit and ponder how it is that socialism and its closely entwined radical environmentalism have achieved such success in the West, we must realize that the single greatest failing of the conservatives and classical liberals among us has been to allow the left to gain control of our system of education. How we change that, I know not.
Update: This just got much worse. This from Protein Wisdom:
“We are gathered to unveil the No Child Left Inside Act of 2009, which will support environmental education in our nation’s schools,” Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.), a lead sponsor of the bill, said Thursday at Upper Russell Senate Park (near the U.S. Capitol). “These young people will be the environmental stewards and leaders of tomorrow, and we have to prepare them today – and that’s the whole point of this legislation.”
The bill, sponsored and co-sponsored by Democrats, was introduced in the House and Senate on Earth Day, April 22. It would provide $500 million over five years to schools with approved “environmental literacy” plans for students in grades kindergarten through 12, and offer competitive grants to schools and non-profits for outdoor education projects. . . .
It would seem that our new socialists with to plant a lot of seeds.