ECO-GUILTOLOGY AND THE YEOSU DECLARATION
May 31, 2012
You’ve heard it all before. In 1982, British atmospheric chemist James Lovelock expounded the basis for sustainability in an Oxford Press publication. Lovelock’s Gaia Hypothesis warned that, unless humans halt their technical assault on Earth, she cannot heal herself and, for that reason, faces destruction. You see, Gaia-Mother Earth (oceans included) is perceived as a living, interconnected eco-system. For damages inflicted, she deserves human apology; and a “world brain,” consisting of the United Nations and its agencies, will see to it.
To this end, more than one hundred countries and international organizations are expected in Yeosu, South Korea, from May 12 to August 12 for EXPO 2012, international exposition recognized by the Bureau of International Expositions (BIE). Marine biology takes center stage at Expo 2012, where some eight million visitors are gathering to stick it to industry for ravaging the sea. By promoting a new, post-Kyoto vision of international cooperation, the Yeosu Declaration leaps previously established boundaries by advancing its own brand of eco-guiltology.
The Expo’s literature touts the apocalyptic notion that random acts of greenness are laden with cosmic significance. Hence, the entire Expo site was constructed with recycled materials, using environmentally friendly methods to minimize waste. In fact, that very site will be developed as a model, environmentally friendly coast city. After the Expo, this test bed of Green Home projects will double as ocean themed timeshares and premium dwelling places.
Chicken of the Sea Striking Back
To merit the coveted status of “sustainable,” a community must limit growth, eliminate suburbs, establish ethnic/economic equality, and curtail consumption patterns consistent with America’s affluent middle class. All are deemed necessary to protect Earth, giver of life, from us irksome human ingrates called “humanpox.”
Deep ecology activists, pandering politicians, and moneyed foundations are pulling strings to affect what Tom DeWeese of the American Policy Center calls an “ecoligarchy.” Popular eco-dogma holds that biodiversity depends on humanity’s being kept at bay to make room for Mother Earth. Since the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) went into effect, “living” oceans have found their voice. The Expo’s colorful emblem symbolizes the “living” ocean and coast—red for ecology, blue for oceans, and green for environment.
Oceans Have Rights
In concert with the International Day for Biological Diversity, scheduled for May 22, the Expo will pave the way for reaffirming global efforts to resolve industry’s assault on our fellow, the sea. Oceans are people, too, you know.
For her role in crafting and promoting the UNCLOS, pro-Marxist Elisabeth Mann Borgese bears the label "Mother of the Oceans" or "First Lady of the Oceans." Since 1993, when the convention went into effect, the ocean has emerged as supreme with respect to resources, food, space, and the environment. Dubbed the most comprehensive and far-reaching treaty ever devised, the UNCLOS mandates a global tax in order to exploit ocean resources, an International Seabed Authority to collect the revenue, and an international tribunal to govern ocean affairs.
Opposed by former President Ronald Reagan as the cornerstone of a Marxist-oriented New International Economic Order, the UNCLOS establishes an international legal regime, complete with a global court to govern activities on, over, and under seven-tenths of the world's surface. Provisions of the treaty permit international rules and regulations to govern economic and industrial activities on the remaining land area of the world in order to combat global warming and other perceived pollution dangers.
Curiously, from 2000 to 2010, some 2,700 scientists from over 80 nations collaborated to ascertain how much life is in the sea. Dubbed the Census of Marine Life, the effort involved 540 expeditions worldwide. In its final report, the Census team numbered sea life in the millions. Even so, human industrial activities are blamed for damaging the marine ecosystem and reducing fish stocks; and thanks to us (“human cancer”), the ocean faces what’s characterized as “severe crisis,” implications for which are global.
Enter, Expo Mascots Yeony and Suny
Official mascots of Expo 2012, Yeony and Suny, personify plankton (primary food source for marine life) and, by virtue of their presence, extol “harmonious coexistence” of the Planet with the “new post-industrial model citizen.” So thoroughly indoctrinated are America’s youth that a sixth grader from Santa Cruz informed author Brian Sussman that anthropogenic climate change is threatening the planet so much so that sometimes she thinks humans "shouldn't exist."
That the planet is “irredeemably spoiled” offers justification for trendy eco-guiltology, contending that—for the greater good, of course—loggers and miners should be denied their livelihoods, ranchers best be robbed of grazing allotments, and commercial fishermen must forfeit their catches.
Obama Administration on Cue
The Obama administration is beginning a new push to get the U.S. Senate to approve the 1982 United Nations Law of the Sea treaty. Administration officials said the pact is necessary to protect the U.S. Navy’s right to carry out exercises off the coast of China. U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta claims, “The time has come for the United States to have a seat at the table. The time has come for the United States to fully assert its role as a global leader and accede to this important treaty."
Stick It to Industry
Eco-warrior David Foreman couldn’t be happier. The co-founder of Earth First!, Foreman set the blueprint: “We must make this an insecure and inhospitable place for capitalists and their projects. We must ... halt dam construction, tear down existing dams, and free shackled rivers.”
1992 Rio Earth Summit Secretary-general and late Canadian Maurice Strong advocated countering the culture of abundance with “a rite of atonement for the sin of excess.” To satisfy this charge, it’s essential to eliminate autos, pesticides, private property, and population, to curtail (or highly regulate) lumber and fishing industries, to undermine capitalism and rugged individualism, and to mix “fuzzy science” with advocacy, even anarchy.
biology professor at California State University, Northridge, Dr. Stan
Metzenberg complains that “The National Science Education Standards
are based on the flimsiest excuse for research, and less than half the
science is peer reviewed.” Yet even in the face of scientific
environmentalists demand action that severely compromises personal liberty.
American Dream Turned Global Nightmare
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. Thanks to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, World Wildlife Fund, and the World Resources Institute, what historically has been celebrated as the American dream is fast becoming a global nightmare.
Allow me to explain. Chosen during the Expo (and supported by international society seeking sustainable development), the Yeosu Declaration leaps the boundaries of past concepts to promote a new, post-Kyoto vision of international cooperation in peaceful use of the seas, demanding international response to pollution and overfishing. While tromping on developed countries, as the U.S.A., this declaration strengthens developing countries’ capacities in dealing with marine-related challenges.
“Bio-subversity” Come Full Circle
One of the key agreements adopted at the 1992 Rio Earth Summit was the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), signed by 150 government leaders. Inspired by the world community's growing commitment to sustainable development, the Convention recognizes that biological diversity is more about plants, animals and micro organisms and their ecosystems than it is about pesky people.
Accordingly, as founder of the UN Environment Programme, the late Maurice Strong advocated collapse of industrialized civilization as “the only hope for the planet.“ Ironically, this eco-dogma springs from one who lived a presumably comfortable billionaire’s life, compliments of Western industry he pooh-poohed. But I digress.
More to the point, the CBD is dedicated to promoting the socialist principle of government-managed development. You see, sustainability demands totalitarianism in order to enforce human subservience to biodiversity. Now we’re getting to the crux of the matter: That being control—more specifically, human control.
The supposedly utopian sustainable community being proposed and now modeled at EXPO 2012 aims to restrict humans to high-density “urban clusters” where non-elected civil society can readily manage where they live, what they eat and wear, and how their children are educated.
This Green plan and ethic for societal restructuring is advanced by the means of an Earth Charter, formally adopted by Seattle, Berkley, Urbino in Italy, and elsewhere. Likewise rooted in the 1992 Rio Summit, the Earth Charter mandates “joining together to bring forth a sustainable global society founded on respect for nature, universal human rights, economic justice, and a culture of peace.”
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Through Agenda 21 the United Nations now dictates sustainable development in a majority of cities, towns, and states across the U.S. Its effective execution, after all, requires profound reorientation of all human society, as well as a major shift in governmental priorities. As fate would have it, The National Governors Association, the U.S. Mayors Conference and the League of Cities are all supporters and advocates of Agenda 21.
Not surprisingly, somebody has to pay for all of this. And (no surprise here) that somebody is you. “One human family and one earth community with a common destiny” demand that you and I pay up if for no other reason than being alive.
© 2012 Debra Rae - All Rights Reserved
Seminaries crank out new breed
2. World Expo 2012
3. United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982 Overview and full text.
4. Convention on Biological Diversity
5. International Seabed Authority
6. An important and urgent message from Cliff Kincaid, President, America's Survival, Inc.
7. Census of Marine Life
8. Eco-Tyranny: How the Left's Green Agenda will dismantle America
9. Green-Washing a Young Mind
10. Voice of America