Gamecock's Earth Day wish? Subdue it and have dominion over it, as in Genesis 1:28 "And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth", but I digress...
When Moses descended from Mount Sinai 5000 years ago with the Ten Commandments, the pagans of Canaan were sacrificing virgins to Baal. The Hebrews and Christians civilized the Western World including founding most of the great universities, where, within several centuries, those behind the Ivory Towers indulged in making themselves God.
The 21st Century liberal pagans may be worse than their ancient ancestors however, given their sex education zealotry likely sacrifices many children's virginity before the tots are themselves sacrificed to Gaia:
There's a new bogeyman lurking in the closet, and this one isn't imaginary. Us. One out of three children aged 6 to 11 fears that Ma Earth won't exist when they grow up, while more than half—56 percent—worry that the planet will be a blasted heath (or at least a very unpleasant place to live), according to a new survey.
And this new bogeyman is brought to you by those that said the Bible's Hell was too scary for kids? You know, the one occupied by the "imaginary" Devil aka Satan, Beelzebub and Lucifer.
At least the fear of eternal damnation scared many of us straight, whereas the fear of SUVs, Edison's bulb (see pictured, invented by faux Earth warmer), coal, and nuclear power scares us into Smart death-trap Cars, mercury spills, wood burning stove smog and black death from rats feasting on horse street dung.
And I'm thinking that the use of wood as a last resort in a Green Obama World offsets the desired increase in bidet sales due to mandatory weaning from Charmin squeezing?
On a sliding scale of anxieties, minority kids have it worst; 75 percent of black children and 65 percent of Hispanic children believe that the planet will be irrevocably damaged by the time they reach adulthood.
Seems even liberal policies impact minorities and children worse too?
Interestingly enough, kids vex over the state of the planet, especially when it came to safe and clean air and water, regardless of any pro-environmental measures on the part of their parents. A staggering 95 percent of the children surveyed said their parents pitched in by recycling, using rechargeable batteries, and conserving water and electricity.
Well, at least the children's inate common sense got this right, even if its 180 degrees out of phase. Yes, recycling is about making mommy and daddy feel good, and that's all.
"We commissioned the survey as a result of my own childrens' experiences with the recent fires in Australia as they expressed much concern for both their safety and the planet’s,” said Sharon Lowe, founder of Habitat Heroes, in a press release. “While it is upsetting to hear how many children in the United States have expressed similar concerns, I am more committed than ever to help educate children around the globe in a way that is not scary to them.”
That's great to hear Ms. Lowe. Why not start with the truth instead of lies, like the lowdown on the cooling of the planet for the last ten years and the massive warming by Mother Nature (see The Sun, actual warmer of the solar system) 10,000s of years ago when half the east coast was under the Atlantic before the first Chevy rolled of the assembly line to be driven by puny Man.
Then comfort the little ones with the amazing fact that if The Sun (now suing Al Gore for defamation) were to get all spotty and flood Myrtle Beach, S.C., that they will have weeks to pack up and move to Conway (30 miles inland).
Then maybe we can get back to children worrying about reading, writing, arithmetic and character traits like honesty, chastity and courage.
The GOP can make great gains in this area by tying the scare tactics with the recession, especially as Obama-Dem generated higher energy prices kick in. They can also point to all the good jobs lost in the oil, coal and nuclear power industries as the only jobs created are for environmental lawyers.
Global warming is fast becoming a warter cooler joke for those still employed where water coolers are located.
"One man with courage makes a majority." - Andrew Jackson
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