The EnviroNazi movement continued its quest to dominate our society with the latest move into previously uncharted waters. Having already infiltrated the easily-led leftists in Hollywood and the bitter, defeatist Al Gore supporters in the Democratic Party, environment-think has now entered the professional sports arena.
Boston Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference has been getting a lot of press this past week for his pro-environmental P.R. campaign. He has become the face of an attempt to create ‘green’ programs and so-called ‘awareness’ campaigns linking groups like the David Suzuki Foundation with the National Hockey League.
Ference’s mug has been inescapable here in Canada, with the national leftwing broadcaster the C.B.C. jumping all over the opportunity to promote its own agenda. (David Suzuki has been a fixture on the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. for decades, and has used the network to espouse his pro-environmental, anti-capitalist views ad nauseam.)
Interview after interview, from television to the Bruin’s website, Ference is carted out in front of eager journalists. To his credit, he has learned all of the catch phrases and uses them in the proper places: “We don’t own the Earth, we’re only borrowing it from the next generation.”
Now, I like Andrew Ference. I was a fan of his when he played for my beloved Calgary Flames, and from what a family member who met him several times has told me, he is a genuinely nice guy. He always played well on the ice and it is said he is a favorite in the locker room, and being the first player to fight Sidney Crosby gives him top marks in my book.
But is nothing sacred? Do we really need the Green Agenda in every single little corner of our lives? How much of the same message to we need to have before we become completely desensitized? I mean, it’s hockey for God’s sake.
Interestingly, in the interviews that I have read or heard from him, I have yet to hear any hard statistics or true and real evidence to back up the claims from the EnviroNazis. In fact, outside of the usual disputed numbers given by Ference or the other members of the movement, there have been to answers at all to some of the more vital questions.
Issues ranging from historical, natural changes in the global climate to the potential economic damage and ineffectiveness of the horrible Kyoto Accord are ignored by the tall foreheads on the left. And that is just the scientific questions. From the ethical realm come the queries about who is making money off of the current environmental trend, who is taking advantage of the situation for gains in power, and just how big is Al Gore’s carbon footprint, anyhow?
Instead, they react to any requests for proof of their claims by attacking those who dare question. If you don’t own a Prius, you are a rightwing, Earth-hating dinosaur. Don’t recycle everything you use? Bush-loving, capitalistic pig!
So now we have Andrew Ference using his position as an athlete as a way to spew his green dogma to our kids. Giving him the benefit of the doubt, I have to think that he isn’t aware that he is really nothing more than yet another tool of propaganda for the leftist movement. Whatever, he is certainly entitled to his own opinion.
The environmentalists are in our schools, our cities, our workplaces. All I ask is this: can I please watch a game without being nailed by the green message?