United Nations to Debate Human Rights for ‘Mother Earth’ (they’ll do anything to get out of paying those parking tickets)
**Written by Doug Powers
Keep reminding yourself as you read the story that we pump a good deal of money into supporting this cuckoos nest. Sometimes though I think it’s worth it in order to keep them isolated in pockets of New York, Vienna and Geneva instead of being entirely free-range socialist nut cases, and this might be one of those days:
United Nations diplomats on Wednesday will set aside pressing issues of international peace and security to devote an entire day debating the rights of “Mother Earth.”
A bloc of mostly socialist governments lead by Bolivia have put the issue on the General Assembly agenda to discuss the creation of a U.N. treaty that would grant the same rights found in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to Mother Nature.
Treaty supporters want the establishment of legal systems to maintain balance between human rights and what they perceive as the inalienable rights of other members of the Earth community — plants, animals, and terrain.
Communities and environmental activists would be given more legal power to monitor and control industries and development to ensure harmony between humans and nature. Though the United States and other Western governments are supportive of sustainable development, some see the upcoming event, “Harmony with Nature,” as political grandstanding — an attempt to blame environmental degradation and climate change on capitalism.
The General Assembly two years ago passed a Bolivia-led resolution proclaiming April 22 as “International Mother Earth Day.” The measure was endorsed by all 192 member states. But Bolivian President Evo Morales envisioned much more, vowing in a speech to U.N. delegates that a global movement had begun to lay “out a Declaration on the Rights of Mother Earth.”
Morales has been on an anti-capitalist tear ever since Erik Estrada beat him out for the role of Frank Poncherello on CHiPs.
Unfortunately I think these kooks are having some success, because this morning my backyard filed a class action lawsuit against my lawnmower.
In a related story, Charles Manson would appear to agree with the UN’s push for human rights for Mother Earth:
The infamous killer, who started championing environmental causes from behind bars, bemoaned the ‘bad things’ being done to environment in a rambling phone interview from his Californian jail cell.
‘Everyone’s God and if we don’t wake up to that there’s going to be no weather because our polar caps are melting because we’re doing bad things to the atmosphere.
‘If we don’t change that as rapidly as I’m speaking to you now, if we don’t put the green back on the planet and put the trees back that we’ve butchered, if we don’t go to war against the problem…’ he added, trailing off.
No more conjugal visits from Al Gore for you, Charlie.
Manson is serious about becoming a modern-day environmentalist leader, because lately he’s been flipping through magazines picking out the private jets, limos and mansions he’s going to buy when he gets paroled and can actively start saving the planet.
Let’s join that UN meeting on human rights for trees, bugs and hillsides live and in progress:
**Written by Doug Powers
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