Is Earth Day something that should be celebrated in American Schools?

If you are a student who wants to benefit intellectually from gaining knowledge and perspective about complex topics, then this article is for you.

If you are an adult who likes an interesting read, this article is also for you.

I will open by asking is Earth Day something that should be celebrated in American Schools?

I ask this question because the topic of Earth Day concerns me.

I am not concerned with the concept of stewardship that Earth Day cultivates but I am concerned with some of the underlying philosophical and ideological components that the people who created Earth Day drew on during its creation.

  • Why is Earth Day celebrated every year on April 22nd?
  • Is April 22nd a random date, or was it chosen deliberately and does it have some significance?

The date it is celebrated has more significance than you think.

Earth Day, which is celebrated every year on April 22 is also the birthday of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, the founder of the Communist Soviet Union.

According to resources that explain the etymology and meaning of names, the name Vladimir in Russian actually means “lord of the world”.  This information can be found here.

According to 2nd Corinthians 4:4, the creature named Satan, which is the angel that rebelled against God and was cast into hell, is referred to as the god of this world

  • What would someone with a Ph.D. in English say about the difference in meaning between terms lord of the world and god of this world?
  • Would that Ph.D. in English say those two terms and radically different or do they mean the exact same thing?

The facts above, when viewed collectively, are entirely too coincidental to have just randomly happened.

The people who created earth day, chose the date, and worked with the world governments to implement the holiday across all nations.

People who perform that type of work on the world stage are highly educated. The people who work at that level know exactly what they are doing.

With all that education and awareness required for those types of high level jobs, what are they chances that the people working at that level, who implemented Earth Day did not know the birth date of Lenin or did not know the etymology of the name Vladimir, or did not know that the meaning of the name Vladimir is strikingly similar to one of the titles that has been ascribed to Satan?

Now that we demonstrated the origins or earth day, let’s examine its impact.

In America, the underlying assumption of Earth Day is that humans are destroying the earth and they must take direct, deliberate, and explicit steps to stop the destruction.

That particular premise is dangerous and the effects of blindly accepting that premise as valid, are dire and far reaching.

However, before we get into the details of the effects and ramifications of that premise, let us first examine the logic behind it.

The examination will expose the flaws in the logic, ultimately refuting the premise.

However, since most people don’t think about these things at this level of detail, that reality requires me to first invalidate the premise, before moving forward to show that the effects and ramification of the premise, and how those effects are dangerous.

Let’s switch gears for a minute. Most people own a tablet or a smart phone. I own both and I constantly use them every day.  I tap the screen, I use hundreds of apps, and I have to charge both my tablet and my phone twice a day because I use it so much.

Just because I use my tablet and smart phone heavily, does that mean I am destroying those devices?

No reasonable person would equate heavy usage to destruction. Those are radically different things.

Even though I use my laptop nonstop, as in 20 hours a day, 7 days a week, I don’t bang on the keys, I don’t spill coffee or food on it, and I don’t rip the power cords out when I have to move the laptop into another room. I don’t have it sitting on a solid surface, and keep it on a laptop fan platform so it doesn’t overheat.

Usage of an object is very different than destruction of the object.

Now, let’s return to the underlying assumption of Earth Day is that humans are destroying the earth and they must take direct, deliberate, and explicit steps to stop the destruction.

Using the resources of the earth, such as mining materials, extracting fossil fuels, along with building and constructing various systems for moving water, people, and other things does not automatically imply destruction.

However let’s assume it does. Let’s just assume the proponents of Earth Day are right which leads us to the question of why is acting on that premise dangerous?

If all of that is true, then it is possible to craft an argument using sound logic that some centralized power must exist to stop all the bad people from destroying the planet. And that centralized power must be authorized to place restrictions on how people live, work, act, and so forth.

With that in mind, it is only logical to conclude that unless you exert total control over every aspect of a person’s life, there is no way to completely stop them from performing the destruction.

Isn’t that the same thing communists such as Lenin thought? People are not capable if left to themselves, and communism must be established to control people, to prevent them from hurting each other, and to bring forth peace, stability, and fairness to all mankind.

If communism is such a great system, why do people always risk their lives to escape from such a system?

And if communism is such a great system, why isn’t every country doing it since its supposedly so great?

Traditionally, Communist nations do not permit their citizens to leave.

  1. East Germany killed anyone who tried to escape. East Germany fell in the 1980s.
  2. North Korea kills anyone who tries to escape or they put them in prison camps.
  3. Cuba killed everyone who tries to escape until very recently and only stopped due to extreme economic and military pressure.
  4. The Soviet Union also prevented its citizens from escaping, until the Fall of Communism in the Soviet Union in the late 1980s.
  5. China doesn’t currently kill people who leave, and they have made their society less communistic over the last 20 years. But they still have a very high level of direct control over much of their society.

With all this in mind, I believe that if the way your school implements Earth Day is to view it as a holiday to celebrate stewardship and proper use of the earth, that is fine, that’s a great thing.

However, keep in mind the facts surrounding the founding of Earth Day, such as how it shares its date with the birthday of the Communist founder of the Soviet Union, Vladimir Lenin whose name means “lord of the earth”, just as Satan means ‘lord of this world”.

One additional fact worth mentioning is that Ira Einhorn co-founded Earth Day with US Sen. Gaylord Nelson in 1970.

Details can be found here.

Einhorn later murdered his girlfriend and then fled to France to escape prosecution.

 

He was ultimately extradited to the US in 1993 and found guilty of murder. He is currently serving a prison sentence for the murder of Holly Maddux.

The political goal of Earth Day is to be used as a subtle vehicle to push forth a belief system that is very dangerous.

The goal of this article is to open your eyes to the reality of its founding, and to make you aware of it.

Continue to be a good steward of the earth. Know that every major religion who believes in a good and loving God believes that being a proper steward is a good think. Atheists who might not believe in God but are attuned to logic also believe that being a good steward is important.

Just be aware of the real Earth Day agenda which is very subtle and was built into its design by those who created it.  Be on the lookout for and constant guard against its dangerous subtleties.  Be vigilant, be respectful of the earth but be aware that the real goal of Earth Day is much more sinister than to encourage proper stewardship of the earth.

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