Pseudo Environmentalist Derailed at CPAC
Ann McElhinney, director and producer of “Not Evil Just Wrong“, schools a critic on his misguided ideas regarding the oil and gas industry while calling out his own environmental hypocrisy at the 2011 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).
Ann…for the record…you rock.
For the sake of transparency, I will disclose that I traveled to CPAC via Amtrak and DC Metro. In addition, I walked to the conference from a nearby Bed and Breakfast.
If you want to understand the contentious nature of anthropogenic global warming (now packaged as ‘global climate change’); I suggest you build a backyard garden, join an allotment or for those more ambitious, purchase a micro farm. Spend a year or so working the land and you will quickly discover that, despite the shrieks of global warming backers, your ‘green’ gardening techniques will have absolutely no impact on the vagaries nature.
Sadly, this administration and acolytes like the one speaking with Ann in the video have environmental priorities skewed to benefit themselves and not the environment. It is NOT federal legislation or high speed railways that will ‘save’ the environment, indeed, the environment needs no help from mere humans.
Being ‘Green’, that is promoting responsible environmental stewardship is one of my conservative ideals. Not to be confused with the carbon footprint obsessed, humans are the root of all environmental disasters, and non-believers should be eradicated type of Green. Conservatives, like myself, embrace that humanity is a part of nature, and not super natural. I believe in the responsible stewardship of the environment based on evidence-based practice. Unlike liberal environmentalists, I do not believe the false presumption of preserving nature under glass and apart from human activity. Since the beginning of everything, nature has always been in a state of creation and destruction, it is never constant. A year in the garden will teach you that and much, much more.
Okay, stepping off my soapbox
High speed rail lines aside, another useless bit of ‘green’ feel good nonsense that actually does nothing to conserve the environment is the trendy reusable grocery bag. My particular favorite is the Hot or Cold – earth day everyday for a greener America insulated shopping bag.
Next time you are feeling guilty for not saving the planet with your reusable shopping bag, ask the manager of your local super market to share with you any environmental impact reports on the use of reusable bags. Sit back and listen to the crickets chirping.
Congratulation on your purchase! You have saved or created another job in China! Don’t you just feel the green love?You want to protect the planet? Easy peasy – don’t litter, start a garden, support our energy industry – oil, nuclear, coal, gas, solar, wind – you name it and always question the hype.