Stay away from “bright green lies;” Insight, book, film, petition, community

by Patricia Burke

The driving forces behind this are Derek Jensen, Leer Keith and Max Wilbert Bright green lies.

“It’s like carbon washing.”

“Do we want to protect our planet or our way of life?”

Interview with the authors and film trailer, hosted by Banyen Books & Sound, an independent bookstore, celebrating 50 years in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

What the “smart” network and “smart meters” revealed

One consequence of the smart meter disaster has been that ordinary citizens are beginning to question the priorities of environmental groups. For example, file Environmental Defense FundNatural Resources Defense Council ,, World Wildlife Fund, and the Union of Concerned ScientistsTo name a few, they have shown little or no caution regarding the safety and environmental impacts of wireless technologies, despite the reported harm and injuries.

It turns out that the victims of meters, networks, and refugees with electromagnetic / radio frequency waves were not the only ones who woke up to the fact that the environmental movement was contained.

There is an awakening unfolding in the environmental movement itself.

An open letter to restore environmental protection, from Derek Jensen’s website

The “An open letter to restore environmental protection” It illustrates the frustration faced by many scientists, citizens, and activists involved trying to tackle unsustainable initiatives, and finding themselves at odds – not with industry – but with the “environmental movement”.

The open letter says:

“Once upon a time, the environmental movement was all about protecting the natural world from the insatiable demands of this extractive culture. Some of the movements are still: all over the world grassroots activists and their organizations are desperately fighting to save this or that creature they love, this or that plant or fungi , this or that wild place.

Compare this with what some activists call the conservation industrial complex — big green organizations, huge “environmental” foundations, new environmentalists, and some academics — who have captured much of the movement on “sustainability,” with this word being devalued to mean “keep this culture going.” for as long as possible.” Instead of fighting to protect our only home, they are trying to “preserve” the culture that is killing the planet. They are often quite upfront about their priorities.

For example, file “An open letter to environmentalists regarding nuclear power,” Signed by a number of academics, some conservation biologists, and other members of the conservation-industrial complex, nuclear power is “sustainable” and argues that because of global warming, nuclear power plays a “key role” in “maintaining global biodiversity.” Their entire argument is assuming that industrial energy use is, as Dick Cheney put it, non-negotiable – it is taken for granted. Why would you use this energy? To continue extraction and retreat – to transform the last living creatures and their communities into the final dead goods.

Their letter was that we should make “objective evidence” our guide. One sign of intelligence is the ability to recognize patterns: let’s set a model and see if we can recognize it in less than 10,000 years. When you think of Iraq, do you think of cedar forests so dense that sunlight never touches the ground? This is how it was before the beginnings of this culture. The Near East was a jungle. North Africa was a jungle. Greece was a jungle. All demolished to support this culture. Forests precede us, while deserts follow our heels. There were so many whales in the Atlantic that they were a danger to ships. There were so many bison on the Great Plains that you could watch for four days while the herd was grazing. There were so many salmon in the Pacific Northwest that you could hear them coming in for hours before they arrived. The evidence is not only “objective”, it is overwhelming: this culture drains the world of water, soil, species and the process of life itself, until all that remains is dust.

Fossil fuels accelerated this destruction, but did not cause it, nor will the switch from fossil fuels to nuclear (or windmills) stop it. Perhaps three generations of humans will experience this level of consumption, but a culture based on withdrawal has no future. Of all people, conservation biologists must understand that withdrawal cannot be sustained, nor should it be taken for granted when designing public policy—let alone a lifestyle.

It is too long ago for those of us whose loyalty lies to wild flora, fauna and places to take back our movement than those who use its rhetoric to promote accelerating environmental extermination. It has been a long time since we all faced the fact that an extractive lifestyle had no future before, and could only end with a biohazard. Every day this extractive culture continues, two hundred species slip into that longest night of extinction. We have very little time left to stop the destruction and begin the reform. And yet the fix might be in place: Grasslands, for example, are so good at sequestering carbon that restoring 75 percent of the planet’s lawns could drop carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to 330 parts per million in fifteen years or less. This will also restore habitats to a near infinite number of organisms. We can make similar arguments about reforestation. Or consider that of the more than 450 dead zones in the oceans, one in particular has repaired itself. How? The collapse of the Soviet Empire rendered agriculture useless in the area near the Black Sea: with destructive activity, the dead zone disappeared, and life returned. It really is that simple.

You’d think those who claim to care about biodiversity would cherish “objective evidence” like this. But instead, the industrial conservation complex promotes nuclear power (or windmills). why? Because restoring prairies and forests and ending empires does not fit the extractive agenda of global rulers.

These and other attempts to justify the increasingly desperate means of nurturing this destructive culture are frankly insane. The primary problem we as environmentalists and as humans face isn’t trying to find a way to run the destruction a little longer: it’s stopping the destruction. The scale of this emergency defies meaning. Mountains are falling. The oceans are dying. The climate itself bleeds and our kids will find out if it’s out of reach. The only sure thing is that our one home, once full of life and the promise of more, will soon become bare rock if we do nothing.

We, the undersigned, are not part of the Conservation Industrial Complex. Many of us are long-term environmental activists. Some of us are indigenous people whose cultures have truly lived sustainably and respectfully with all our relationships long before the dominant culture began exploiting the planet. But we are all human beings who understand that we are animals who, like all others, need a habitable home on a living earth. And we love salmon, prairie dogs, black terns and the wild nature more than we love this way of life.

Ecology does not mean isolating this culture from the effects of its world-destroying activities. It is not about trying to perpetuate these world-destroying activities. We restore environmental protection to mean protecting the natural world from this culture.

Most importantly, we are taking back this land that is our only home, and we are taking it back from this extractive culture. We love this land and we will defend our beloved.”

Sign the letter Here.

The book: “Bright green lies dismantle the illusion of ‘green’ technology in sweeping and astonishing detail, revealing a fantasy that must die if there is any hope of preserving what is left of life on Earth.” From solar panels to wind turbines, from LED lights to electric cars, no green imagination escapes from Jensen, Keith and Wilbert’s revealing gaze behind the green curtain. Bright Green Lies is a must-read for everyone who cherishes life on Earth.” —Jeff Gibbs, writer, director and producer of Planet Humans

“Bright Green Lies lays out heartbreaking and sometimes disgusting details of the simple fact of keeping a tech-industrial civilization growing by replacing fossil fuels with solar panels, wind turbines, hydropower, electric cars, and whatever other green machinery we might build still requires. The constant rape of Mother Earth and the poisoning of water, air, soil, wildlife and human populations.The authors unequivocally tell us: Green growth is a project doomed to fail, there is no future for humanity living in harmony with nature as we fail to realize that unlimited economic and population growth on a finite planet is ecological suicide. ― Christopher Ketcham, author of This Land: How Cowboys, Capitalism, and Corruption Are Destroying the American West

“Bright Green Lies is a much-needed wake-up call if we are to avoid sleepwalking to extinction—as we join the 200 fellow creatures and kin who are driven to extinction daily by the colonial extractive money machine greased with boundless greed guided by the mechanical mind of industry. This destructive machine is called “civilization,” and its violent and brutal imposition on indigenous cultures and societies is legitimized as the “civilizing mission” for which the annihilation of the earth’s rich cultural and biological diversity is essential to the linear and blind rush to progress. Religions change, and annihilation continues. But there are other ways: the ways of aboriginal cultures that we must turn to learn how to walk lightly on the earth.” -Dr. Vandana Shiva, Navdanya Foundation and Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Environment; Author of “Land Democracy and Making Peace with Earth”

Film: “Bright Green Lies investigates the change in focus of the mainstream environmental movement, from its original interest in protecting nature, to its current obsession with promoting an unsustainable lifestyle. The film exposes the lies and fantasy behind the idea that solar, wind, water, biomass or green consumption will save us from climate change. Addressing the most pressing issues of our time will require us to look beyond mainstream technological solutions and ask deeper questions about what needs to change.”

Bright Green Lies exposes the hypocrisy and bankruptcy of leading environmental groups and their most prominent fans. It shows that the best environmentalists are not in the business of speaking the truth, or even offering rational solutions to mitigate impending eco-genocide, but that they are self-serving liars and comfort at the expense of reality. They fail to make the obvious. We cannot continue to indulge in hedonistic consumption, industrial expansion and survival as a species. Jensen argues that, because of her, the environmental debate is distorted by the arrogance and childish desire of those in industrialized nations to preserve what is unsustainable. All discussions of environmental policy must begin with honoring and protecting, not the desires of humankind, but the sanctity of the Earth itself. We refuse to ask the right questions because those questions reveal a stark truth — we can’t go on living as we live.” —Chris Hedges, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of America: The Farewell Tour

Learn more:

Learn more about the different types of greens: deep greens, lifestyles, bright greens, wise use/environmental managers, cornucopians, technocrats/transhumanism

Those who are concerned about EMF / RF / 5G are not wrong. Be on the right side of history.

You can read the rest of the ‘Independence Day 5G’ series Here

Patricia Burke works with activists across the country and advocates internationally for new limits for exposure to biologically based microwave radiofrequency. She resides in Massachusetts and can be reached in [email protected].

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