Conservationism vs Environmentalism


We recognize that separating humanity from nature, from the whole of life, leads to humankind’s own destruction and to the death of nations. Only through a re-integration of humanity into the whole of nature can our people be made stronger.” — Nationalist Biologist Ernst Lehmann

The American conversation about the environment hinges upon a false framing. One side favors human progress at the expense of the environment. The other side favors the environment at the expense of human progress. Sometimes there are conflicts, but not always. And even when there are, there’s a balanced and sensible third position between capitalist greed and misanthropic primitivism.

Both of these ideologies are the extreme ends of the spectrum that both end up hurting people in nearly equal amounts. Industry and energy must be used in order to provide food, shelter and needed products for the human race. On the other hand, if you use and abuse the Earth, our children and grandchildren will inherit a barren wasteland where they also can’t survive. So between the tree-huggers and the capitalists we need to have a planet and people first position, a third position: Conservationism.

A mountain and surrounding countryside under capitalist policies

A mountain and surrounding countryside under capitalist policies

To be a conservationist is to believe in the Biblical calling to be stewards of this planet, her resources, her animals, and the people who live here. As it states in Scripture in Genesis 2:15 “The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and keep it.”

Having dominion over the plants and animals of the Earth means that we have a duty, a tiny experience of God’s stewardship over humanity, to care for and nurture both man and beast to try to achieve a symbiotic relationship between humanity and the planet.

We do not actually own the Earth, we are simply its caretakers on behalf of God. Psalm 24:1 tells us “The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein.” Just like a hired hand is put in charge of a vineyard while the master is away, we too have been put in charge as a species to tend and care for the planet.

In order to properly tend to the planet and the people we have been entrusted to look after, we must defeat both the Capitalist influence and the radical Leftist agenda.

Capitalists see only profits in their decision making, exactly how we ended up getting mountaintop removal, pouring coal slurry into drinking water and poisoned air for the children of many communities across America. Unregulated capitalism naturally seeks only to consume, use, abuse, and then abandon. There can be no environmental conservation with capitalism because conservationism of either the Earth or the livelihood of families gets in the way of mass consumption and profit.

Radical environmentalists also don’t actually love the planet, they hate humanity. Dave Forman, Founder of Earth First! wrote “Phasing out the human race will solve every problem on earth, social and environmental.” Many radical environmentalists do not care that immediately shutting down every power plant and putting  every car and truck up on blocks  would kill tens of millions of people and throw us back into an age where medicine, refrigeration and transportation of food and even clothing production would come to a halt. Radical environmentalism is sacrificing humanity upon a pyre of guilt and self-loathing, the opposite of a sustainable position.

In order to promote a healthy people and a healthy environment for all future generations we must begin to take steps to conserve our environment while channeling our abilities towards making humanity a sustainable part of the planet. It is without a doubt that fossil fuels are not only a finite solution to our energy needs, but also have dramatic negative impacts on humanity and the planet.

Coal fired power plants, cars and factories that haven’t put into place the newest and most effective air scrubbers are literally poisoning people. Particulate Matter from these sources impacts millions of people, both young and old. The Natural Resource Defense Council states:

This term refers to a wide range of pollutants — dust, soot, fly ash, diesel exhaust particles, wood smoke and sulfate aerosols — which are suspended as tiny particles in the air. Some of these fine particles can become lodged in the lungs and could trigger asthma attacks. Studies have shown that the number of hospitalizations for asthma increases when levels of particulate matter in the air rise. Coal-fired power plants, factories, and diesel vehicles are major sources of particulate pollution. Around 81 million people live in areas that fail to meet national air quality standards for particulate matter.

Air pollution is not only killing animal and plant biodiversity, it is killing our people

Air pollution is not only killing animal and plant biodiversity, it is killing our people

We obviously cannot stop energy production, but this current environmental crisis is actually killing our friends, neighbors, and countrymen on a daily basis. The BBC reported that Polluted air causes 5.5 million deaths a year new research says. More than 5.5 million people worldwide are dying prematurely every year as a result of air pollution.” We can begin to adapt a conservationist position by investing time, talent and money into enforcing and increasing environmental standards for existing power plants and all future ones that are built.

Resources spent on developing and improving green and sustainable energy will create industrial jobs here at home to build and maintain things like solar farms, windmills and other projects while reducing the amount of pollution put into our environment and transforming our economy into a sustainable energy economy, instead of one based on multinational oligarchs controlling our natural resources and poisoning our people.

Natural resources such as coal, natural gas, timber and others should be nationalized and taken out of the hands of these multinational corporations. Natural Resources should be considered jointly owned by all people, after all this is our land and our nation. Nationalization would allow for when resources are used, part of that money be invested in developing and funding sustainable energy endeavors and providing healthcare and additional infrastructure for the national community.

Another way we can promote conservationism is to work with nationalist movements and governments around the world to adopt environmental and trade policies that support local business and industry while having global standards for reducing carbon emissions and providing support for developing countries to modernize their energy infrastructure. Like it or not, we are all on the same planet together and no nation is a single entity in the matters of the environment. Cooperation between nationalist movements, not global oligarch controlled endeavors like the United Nations, is the best way to respect one another and to build a healthy future.

Multinational corporations like Monsanto use proven carcinogens on the food supply of Americans and people around the world. The World Health Organization found that “the main ingredient in Monsanto’s RoundUp line of pesticides, is ‘probably carcinogenic to humans.’ Use of glyphosate – which the EPA has deemed safe — has soared in the last two decades with the introduction of crops genetically engineered to withstand the herbicide. Glyphosate is also a main ingredient in a new product called ‘Enlist Duo’ recently introduced by Dow Chemical.” Producers like Monsanto should be fined and banned from producing products that poison not only the people, but the waterways and environment of a nation who are impacted by runoff from farmers fields and other sources when carcinogenic materials enter the environment. Food production should be taken away from global corporations and put back into the hands of sustainable hardworking farmers to ensure our people eat healthy and multinational corporations aren’t able to control and then poison our food supply.

Farming should be put back in the hands of people and the nation, not multinational corporations

Farming should be put back in the hands of people and the nation, not multinational corporations

Clean water is something that in the developed world should not be a scarcity, but increasing environmental damage has hurt not just people in the developing world, but our people and communities here in the West. By cracking down on capitalist business owners to ensure that their share of taxes included fixing and repairing any environmental damage they cause, we can ensure that the people are not subsidizing corporations poisoning working families. Companies should be allowed to make profits and to be successful, but the current situation is one where corporations piggyback off of the nation like parasites, to use natural resources and to abuse the people and the environment for the best interests of their shareholders and bottom line. If corporations are able to do business in the nation, they should be benefiting the people of that nation and the general welfare of the folk.

By dismantling capitalism and the radical Left, we can make and enforce policies in our nation and around the world to be true environmental and humanitarian conservationists. Humanity must be in tune with nature and work with nationalists around the world to care for not only our people, but our shared planet. Only through cooperation and hard work can we take power out of the hands of the elites and put it back into the hands of people and governments who put our people and our children’s needs and future first.


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  • Gubbler Chechenova

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    They repeat this over and over and over and over.

    Hail Jew, anti-white race,
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    and flashy are fruitcakes of thy domain,
    here, there, everywhere.
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    Flood us with non-white invaders,
    now and forever.
    Gay-Men.

  • Jeff Davis

    This is a typical Trad Youth policy article that’s high on platitudes but low on specifics. Here are some examples.

    Unregulated capitalism naturally seeks only to consume, use, abuse, and then abandon. There can be no environmental conservation with capitalism because conservationism of either the Earth or the livelihood of families gets in the way of mass consumption and profit.

    This is a straw man. We don’t have unregulated capitalism. There are myriads of Federal, state, and local environmental regulations. That shoots down the tired, old “unfettered capitalism” argument. How familiar are you with these regulations?

    Resources spent on developing and improving green and sustainable energy will create industrial jobs here at home to build and maintain things like solar farms, windmills and other projects while reducing the amount of pollution put into our environment and transforming our economy into a sustainable energy economy, instead of one based on multinational oligarchs controlling our natural resources and poisoning our people.

    How much do you know about electricity production, Matt? What’s the electrical output of a wind or solar powered plant? Do you seriously expect to power a steel mill or a manufacturing plant off windmills and solar panels (remember, you promised to bring back the good jobs.) This fetish over green energy is SWPL shit. First, it’s not based on realistically meeting our electricity needs. SWPLs jerk off to wind and solar power believing that it can replace coal, gas, and nuclear power. Furthermore, many SWPLs are relatively high income earners and have no children. Therefore, they typically have a lot of disposable income. The price of electricity can double overnight and they won’t feel it. However, working class people who can barely make ends meet are highly sensitive to increase in electricity price increases. Many minorities groups understand this. That’s why they are opposing green energy

    http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-solar-race-20150209-story.html

    Natural resources such as coal, natural gas, timber and others should be nationalized and taken out of the hands of these multinational corporations. Natural Resources should be considered jointly owned by all people, after all this is our land and our nation. Nationalization would allow for when resources are used, part of that money be invested in developing and funding sustainable energy endeavors and providing healthcare and additional infrastructure for the national community.

    This is more Trad Youth communism. The solution to every problem is nationalizing industries. And before anyone accuses me of McCarthyism, communism, more specifically socialism, is an economic system where the means of production is owned by the state. Expropriating private property (which is exactly what you have described here) is the first economic policy performed by commies. And if timber is to be nationalized that means anyone with a tree on their land will have their property turned over to “the people.”

    As for a nation’s resources being owned by “the people,” that’s exactly what existed in the old Soviet Union. How did that work out? And for all of your hatred capitalist and rose evil profits, one thing that can be said is that they, unlike the government, don’t judge us for our energy usage. Therefore, the profit motive drives producers to provide goods and services demanded by consumers. Government, on the other hand, harshly judges us for our energy usage. According to people like Nancy Pelosi and groups like Green Peace, and the Sierra Club, we shouldn’t use energy. Our reliance on fossil fuels is considered to be sinful. They have absolutely no motivation to provide energy to consumers. As such, they have work to lock away energy resources (e.g. ANWR and the Keystone Pipeline) or have worked to make it economically unfeasible to produce energy. Under a nationalized energy system, how effectively was the energy needs for the people of the Soviet Union met?

    You have a lot of homework to do when it comes to understanding environmental and energy policy.

    • EricStriker

      The Soviet Union went from a feudal Asiatic state at least 200 years behind Western Europe , to a world superpower putting men in outer space in less than 50 years. I would say the planned economy was a phenomenal success.

    • Jeff Davis

      How did putting a man in space improve the life of the average Soviet citizen?

    • EricStriker

      I don’t know. How about you compare the life expectancy of the average Russian in 1915 to 1980. The life expectancy of an average Russian since the fall of the Soviet Union has actually gone down drastically since 1990.

    • Jeff Davis

      Life expectancy increased just about everywhere in the world during this period. Life expectancy most likely would have increased in Africa if it weren’t for AIDS. And the life expectancy and fertility rate in Russia is back on the rise. If they laid of the Vodka, their life expectancy would be even better.

    • EricStriker

      In terms of heavy industry, like energy, the USSR caught up to the US in the 1970’s. The main weakness of the Soviet socialist economy was in how it addressed light industry. This little world should be left up to the free market.

      When it comes to things like water, gas, and other natural resources needed to survive, putting that in the hands of shadowy investors seeking to squeeze out the maximum profit in the shortest amount of time is , safe to say, an utterly insane concept .

      The only reason gas is cheap in the US right now is because the federal government is trying to undermine Iran and Russia, and is giving away billions of $$ in tax payer dollars to subsidize private oil monopoly’s so they can sell gas at the price they take it out.

      This is basically just a more expensive version of nationalizing the oil industry, except, the public gets to pay to take the oil out of the ground, but the private capitalists get to keep all the profits. Makes no sense at all and is a testament to Washington crony capitalism.

    • Jeff Davis

      When it comes to things like water, gas, and other natural resources needed to survive, putting that in the hands of unelected, unaccountable shadowy investors seeking to squeeze out the maximum profit in the shortest amount of time is , safe to say, an utterly insane concept .

      The private sector has provided reliable oil and gas for over 130 years both during war and peace time. I see no reason for the government to take over the industry.

      And while you are arguing for not having the production of oil and gas put into the “hands of unelected, unaccountable shadowy investors seeking to squeeze out the maximum profit in the shortest amount of time is,” you are arguing for putting production into hands of unelected, unaccountable shadowy regulators who have no incentive to produce goods and services that we want and need. Those greedy, evil corporations have incentives to produce because their shareholders demand profits. Why would the government produce anything that we want? Many environmental ideologues don’t believe that you or I should have access to cheap energy. We should all be forced to conserve. That means giving up our cars, living in small and high density house, and using little energy (sounds wonderful, doesn’t it?)

      And what companies have you worked for that made you believe that every capitalist enterprise “squeeze out the maximum profit in the shortest amount of time?” Successful companies have to be adept at making correct long term decisions. Capitalism favors individuals and groups of people who have low time preferences. That’s why it’s successful in Europe and Asia and can never exist in Africa (along with a host of other reasons.)

      Gas was cheap for roughly 20 years (early 80s to early 2000s). Gas became very expensive after Gulf War II. Some of this may be due to money printing by the Fed to finance the war. Additionally, OPEC members stopped cheating on their quotas. Part of what may be driving these low oil prices is OPEC members attempting to drive North American shale oil out of business.

    • EricStriker

      Country’s where the state produces gasoline, like Russia, Iran, and Venezuela, have dirt cheap gas.

      Government planners who are responsible for these companies are transparent, and the public holds them accountable. Which is why when there is fraud in relation to the national oil company, the culprits get executed as is happening in Iran right now http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-35739377

      When one of America’s major oil companies commits fraud, who pays?

      Once again, all the success you attribute to the “free market” is thanks to government subsidies. The government’s role in getting you cheap gas is not up for debate, the question is, WHO should keep the profits? I say if the tax payer pays to get the oil out, the coffers should be replenished, rather than some private dirtbags with good lobbyists.

    • Jeff Davis

      Corporate welfare isn’t an attribute of the “free market.”

      Any subsidies provided by the government is funded through the tax base. In a semi-free market system where there are low taxes, instead of money being taxed by government, money is available in the private sector. All capital investment would be provided by the private sector.

      The private sector is far more effective at holding companies accountable than the government. Companies that receive Federal funding are rarely accountable for the efficacy of their investments. Companies routinely piss away taxpayer dollars on projects that have no viability. That’s why corporations love government funded projects.

    • EricStriker

      “This is a straw man. We don’t have
      unregulated capitalism. There are myriads of Federal, state, and local
      environmental regulations. That shoots down the tired, old “unfettered
      capitalism” argument. How familiar are you with these regulations?”

      “Crony Capitalism” you tea party types claim to be against is redundant. All capitalist countries inevitably become plutocracies, because if billionaires (usually rich through monopolies in key industries naturally produced by unrestricted capitalism) want a regulation that benefits them they can just bribe politicians and buy elections.

      Not one capitalist country in all of human history hasn’t descended into plutocracy. Show me one capitalist democracy where special for-profit interests and billionaires aren’t buying elections and controlling policy? Whether it’s the Sassoon Jews using the British army to preserve its opium interests in China, or war profiteers across Western Europe pulling every string possible to turn the assassination of some Archduke in Serbia into a global conflict spanning from Japan to America.

    • Jeff Davis

      I’m not a tea partier. I agree with all of your points regarding plutocracies. Where power exists there will be those who will leverage it to their advantage. However, my original point was related to Heimbach’s statement regarding “unregulated capitalism.” All industries are heavily regulated by the EPA.

    • EricStriker

      But you don’t address the main point that is: all capitalist countries that have ever existed decline into plutocracy. It’s inevitable.

    • ps mike

      Great point. The problem is that socialist countries end up going the way of the current Venezuela. Nations and empires also rise and fall. The real variable is the nature of man. It is comprised of great deeds and great sins, and is thus unpredictable.

      The one thing that history shows is that debasing the currency is always a destroyer of countries, societies, people, etc.

    • Jeff Davis

      True, but all countries, regardless of their socio-economic system, will have some sort of a ruling class. There will never be the communist (note the small “c”) goal of having a classless society.

  • Jeff Davis

    For all that’s been said of MTM, here is the most balanced reporting I’ve found on the practice (no industry or environmental propaganda). Where I come from, we have a saying that there is two sides to every story. This report does a good job telling both sides.

    (Note: M. Heimbach is actually in this video!!!)

  • Jeff Davis

    And for the caption Air pollution is not only killing animal and plant biodiversity, it is killing our people , in the photo only one of the four stacks is producing flue gas. Due to the non presence of flues associated with the gases in the background, most likely most of the “pollution” in the photo is just a plume of water vapor from a cooling tower just as in the photo below

    http://en.citizendium.org/images/thumb/f/f1/TVA_Cooling_Towers.jpg/200px-TVA_Cooling_Towers.jpg

    Most industrial cooling towers are fan driven so they are much shorter than the tall stacks.

    By the way, water vapor is pretty harmless. That photo is just a piece of environmentalist propaganda.

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