Radical environmentalists have a huge role to play in the recent controversy over Cliven Bundy’s Nevadan ranch. It turns out that one of the main agitators in this battle is a Soros-funded organization – the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) – who does not want people using land. Period.
Radical environmentalists do not want to limit cattle grazing. They want it abolished.
As reported at Tavern Keepers,
“The Sierra Club even has their own ‘Grazing team,’ where they claim to “advocate for eliminating the adverse effects of livestock production on native species and their habitats on all federal public lands of the United States.”
Like all radical environmentalists (i.e., global warming alarmists), the CBD is very worried about “overpopulation,” which is directly related to the “family planning” and “free contraception” movement.
CBD even handed out condoms [pictured], as reported at the LA Times featuring such catchy slogans as,
“Wear a condom now! Save the Spotted Owl!”
On their website, the CBD laments,
“To save wildlife and wild places, we use creative media and public outreach to raise awareness about runaway human population growth and unsustainable consumption — and their close link to the endangerment of other species….It’s clear that these issues need to be addressed before it’s too late.”
Hardcore leftists have a disproportionate and obsessive need to control the population. They always have.
Consider this excerpt from a recent CNBC article:
“Former Vice President Al Gore and Microsoft founder Bill Gates said at the World Economic Forum in Davos that contraception is a key in controlling the proliferation of unusual weather they say is endangering the world.”
Or this, from a 2009 article at the Telegraph:
“Every £4 spent on family planning over the next four decades would reduce global CO2 emissions by more than a ton…”
Or this, from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA):
“Women with access to reproductive health services, including family planning, have lower fertility rates that contribute to slower growth in greenhouse-gas emissions in the long run.”
“…receptivity to the family planning message has a lot to do with contraception being free…”
The CBD funds “Population Speak Out,” an “effort to publicize the crisis of unsustainable human population growth.” On the “Population Speak Out” website, they encourage people to “speak out” about “…population growth and the importance of family planning…”
The alcohol-fueled Earth First founders openly discussed their mission “to expand the parameters of the wilderness debate in order to move the ‘center’ further toward the wild end of the spectrum.” They sought to ensure all wilderness areas remain “roadless” and touted their own radical methods proudly. Their overtly radical methods would “allow groups like the Sierra Club and The Wilderness Society to take stronger positions without looking ‘radical,'” wrote Earth First! co-founder Howie Wolke.
An article from 2010 explains,
“Twenty years ago, they [the Center for Biological Diversity] were Earth Firsters, living in tepees, trying to save spotted owls, and grafting together a shoestring budget from their unemployment checks. Today, the Center for Biological Diversity has a budget of $7 million, 62 full-time staffers, and 15 offices nationally.”
Sounds about right.
Suckling said, “We realized that we can bypass the officials and sue, and that we can get things done in court.”
CBD has filed hundreds of lawsuits. They claim a 93% success rate.