Green Students Root for Red

This Friday thousands of students across America will walk out of school in the name of human-caused global warming.  It’s called the U.S. Youth Climate Strike, part of a global student movement inspired by socialist radicals in Europe.

As a guy who used to interpret weather data for a living, allow me to assure you there is no impending global climate emergency.

What should be treated as an emergency is the green brainwashing of the Millennial generation. They’ve sucked up Al Gore’s big bag of hot air, held their collective breath, and now they’re turning red.

Red, as in Marxism, socialism and communism.

As I state in my 2012 bestseller, Eco-Tyranny: How the Left’s Green Agenda Will Dismantle America, Karl Marx perceived the environment as an effective tool to push his anti-capitalist, anti-God, agenda.

Reading from one of his most popular screeds, Das Kapital, Marx sounds like Bernie Sanders or Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez:

…all progress in capitalistic agriculture is a progress in the art, not only of robbing the laborer, but of robbing the soil; all progress in increasing the fertility of the soil for a given time, is a progress towards ruining the lasting sources of that fertility.  The more a country starts its development on the foundation of modern industry, like the United States, for example, the more rapid is this process of destruction.

Like Marx, the new breed of socialists in the U.S. sees capitalism as unjust, the use of natural resources for profit immoral, and the human population something that must be controlled.

Here are three direct disciples of Marx that illustrate my point.

Sir Edwin Ray Lankester was a zoologist at University College, London, and noted as the greatest Darwinist of his generation.  Though Lankester was some thirty years younger than Marx, the two were close friends, colleagues, fellow materialists (didn’t believe in God), and socialists. Lankester was a frequent guest at Marx’s household.

Lankester was the most eco-socialist thinker of his time, writing powerful papers on species extinction due to human causes with an urgency that would not be not found again until the late 20th century. Lankester’s most popular book was Nature and Man (1905), in which he describes humans as the “insurgent son” of Nature.

Lankester’s star pupil was Arthur Tansley—the man who is noted for coining the term “ecosystem.” Too young to have interfaced with Marx, Tansley was a fellow Darwinist, materialist, socialist, and a foremost academician specializing in botany.  In his book, Ecology, Tansley spoke of “the destructive human activities of the modern world.”  He argued, “Ecology must be applied to conditions brought about by human activity.”

In the 1940s, Tansley had a young protégé named Charles Elton who worked with him to further develop the ecosystem concept. Elton’s fiery writing style set the stage for the coming generation of eco-authors.  In a blazing 1958 condemnation of the use of pesticides, Elton declared that “this astonishing rain of death upon so much of the world’s surface” was largely unnecessary and threatened “the very delicately organized interlocking system of populations” in the ecosystem.

Today, this green worldview resonates with an entire generation. Through advanced education and absorption of such deceptive disinformation, this “elite” caste surmises they can become masters of the universe.

It’s all directly from a dangerous playbook written by Karl Marx and his early followers.

Theirs is an amoral system in which there is no room for absolute truth, only relativism, lest they be forced to acknowledge a divine being who has an absolute rule of law, which would force them to throw out their dogma, or else move forward filled with guilt about their waywardness.

Leaders of this green movement believe theyshould have the power to define all societal morality, rules, and laws subject to their goals.  Hence, the inalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness as recognized by America’s founders are viewed as absurd, because an imaginary God cannot declare rights.

This radical crowd believes that all so-called “rights” be issued by the government in the form of laws.

And, just as a law can be issued by the government, so shall it be taken away by that government should they deem necessary.



Brian Sussman

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