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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Earth Day

Today, April 22, is Earth Day.

The first Earth Day, in 1970, was scorned by many as an indulgence created by radical lefties and coincided with the 100th birthday of Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov (better known as V.I. Lenin). According to Wikipedia, Time Magazine even reported that the coincidence was believed by some to be a "Communist Plot."

Now we can recognize that the founders of Earth Day were ahead of their time and that, with too many people consuming too many resources, we are in serious danger of an ecological catastrophe worse even than the economic and ecological disaster that Lenin's ideology inflicted on the people of the USSR and of Eastern Europe.

While the actions of the baby boomers will have little impact on their own lives, there is an obligation to their children, their grandchildren, and to succeeding generations.

The old proverb 'Waste not, want not' provides excellent guidance too.

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