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Screw ‘Earth Day’

Sorry but someone needed to say it… 😀

14 comments to Screw ‘Earth Day’

  • Carnivorous Bookworm

    LOL

  • William H. Stoddard

    I’m glad to have been reminded. In a bit I need to go around and turn on lights.

  • bobby b

    Brute. Condemning us all to a slow lingering death. And you don’t even show your pronouns in your post.

    /s

    Minnesotans For Global Warming

  • Schrodinger's Dog

    Seconded!

  • Paul Michael

    As reported by Paul Homewood, (Not a lot of people know that) not a single prediction made by the doomsayers in 1970 has come true.

  • Rudolph Hucker

    And what of one of “Earth Day”‘s founders, Ira Einhorn?

    The self-styled ‘Prince of Flower Power’ and ‘Guru of Peace and Love’ was revered and admired by many of the leading intellectuals of Philadelphia and America. A brilliant student at the University of Pennsylvania, he counted as friends many of the authors of the Beat generation, such as Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac; he hobnobbed with celebrities including Isaac Asimov, Peter Gabriel and Uri Geller; and hung out with the Yippie (Youth International Party) crowd, including their founders Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin. Pot-smoking, LSD-popping, free-loving Einhorn was the toast of Philadelphia.

    So far, so good, who doesn’t love a charismatic hippy in that period? Presumably he was nice to his friends as well.

    Einhorn had been going out with Holly Maddux, his beautiful and gracefully delicate girlfriend, for five years when she disappeared in 1977. Originally from Tyler, Texas, Maddux was a blue-eyed former cheerleader, had been a brilliant student at Bryn Mawr College and had then turned her energies to the women’s liberation movement. She was drawn to Einhorn as one of the political icons of their day. However, although an advocate of peace and non-violence, the hulking Einhorn treated her poorly, as he had with previous girlfriends. His behaviour extended to physical abuse, smashing a soft drink bottle on one girlfriend’s head and even attempting to strangle another.

    Oh dear, well, we all have issues don’t we?

    Tiring of his violence, Maddux moved to New York where she began a relationship with a kind and gentle man named Saul Lapidus. She called Einhorn from New York to sever their relationship. He flew into a temper and commanded her to return to Philadelphia to collect her belongings, which he threatened to throw out into the street. Maddux left for Philadelphia on 9th September 1977 and was never seen alive again.

    Well, that must be a coincidence surely? A Guru of Peace and Love would never want to harm anyone would he?

    It wasn’t until 18 months later that investigators searched Einhorn’s apartment after one of his neighbors complained that a reddish-brown, foul-smelling liquid was leaking from the ceiling directly below Einhorn’s bedroom closet. Inside the closet, police found Maddux’s beaten and partially mummified body stuffed into a trunk that had also been packed with Styrofoam, air fresheners and newspapers.

    A post-mortem revealed that Maddux had suffered trauma to the head and her skull was smashed in several places as a result. However, the position of the body and size of the trunk meant that she had actually been alive and semi-conscious when placed in the trunk and had died trying to claw her way out.

    Even so, he must had had some helpful friends.

    Einhorn was represented by the notorious defence attorney Arlen Specter. Later a Senator, he served on the infamous Warren Commission and was the author of the ‘single assassin/crazy bullet theory’ used to explain the assassination of John F Kennedy. Specter argued successfully at the bail hearing on 3rd April 1979 for bail to be set at the strangely low sum of $40 000, of which only 10% had to be paid in cash to secure the release of the bailor.The bail hearing in itself was abnormal, as it was unheard of for bail to be granted in murder cases.

    You can guess what happened next.

    More here…
    https://www.crimeandinvestigation.co.uk/crime-files/ira-einhorn-the-unicorn

    Tom Knighton has suggested that “Earth Day” should be renamed “Happy National Compost Your Girlfriend Day”.

  • Deep Lurker

    Once upon a time there were Progressives who actually believed in progress, who despite their flaws did believe in a brighter and better future. These were supplanted c. 1970 by a new Left with the new motto “Learn to live with less, you hate-filled greedy bastards!” The Apollo program was the last hurrah of the old Progressives and Earth Day environmentalism was a manifestation of the new Left that supplanted them.

    Now those actually-for-progress Progressives had some major flaws. One was a willingness to bulldoze people’s personal plans in favor of their own Big Plans For Society. Another was to seriously underestimate just how poisonous socialism and government regulation are to an economy. But they still favored a better, brighter, more prosperous future in a way the “Learn to live with less!” Earth Day leftists did not.

  • David Roberts

    Let us here make it Julian L. Simon day.

  • NickM

    Deep Lurker,
    I was one of them, many years ago… I voted for Blair in ’97 – “Things can only get better”.

    They, er… didn’t.

    I agree with you up to a point… The point is the left aren’t even living their own lie are they? They are saying yeah, have a car as long as it is electric and twice the price. They can afford that. I can’t. Offsets, carbon trading and all that malarkey is fine for the rich to virtue signal. But for us normal folk… No, we can’t and are getting to meet a stranger in the Alps for it. Why do you think the Labour Party is getting nowhere despite Boris being in the mire? Is it just possible that they aren’t even promising fuck all for ordinary people – you know the people they were founded to represent? That those people maybe care more about VAT rates or pot-holes in the road than “transphobic” witch-hunts or Diane-bloody-Abbott getting a park in her name. They have a leader, a QC no less, who can’t even define the term “woman”. Go woke and go broke.

    Whether Labour was ever right or wrong is not the issue. It is that they no longer even pretend to speak up for the interests of the people they at least originally claimed to represent.

  • GregWA

    Rudolph Hucker, Wikipedia entry on “Earth Day” disavows Einhorn as its founder. Surprised?

    They describe him as a “murdered and environmentalist”…isn’t that a bit like describing Hitler as a “mass murderer and painter”?

  • SteveD

    ‘Once upon a time there were Progressives who actually believed in progress’

    If progressives had ever believed in progress, they wouldn’t have called themselves progressives.

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