Kermit’s a terrorist?

Saw this comment on the soon-to-be-under-new-management Times Call website:


Kermit, Eco-terrorist

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT rules are sweeping America, implementing a new system of justice and a new system of economics, while pretending to use the environment as society’s “Central Organizing Principal”. The sad news is Sustainable Development will eliminate private property, indoctrinate our children and destroy liberty in America and throughout the world. Would you like more details?
Sustainable Development is coming about through a high priority plan driven by the International Council on Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI, and read that INTERNATIONAL!!) with the following goals of transforming local governments, with concentrated pressure on city managers, mayors and city council members to adopt certain policies. These polices will inevitably result in the end goal of equalizing income worldwide while controlling population, restricting capitalism and consumerism while destroying free market economies. (PLEASE READ THAT LAST PARAGRAPH AGAIN. AND THINK ABOUT IT!
Watch for these “buzzwords” as all are connected with Sustainable Development:
Green (anything)
Green Building
LEED Certified (Leadership in Energy and Environment Design)
Sustainable
Sustainability
Carbon Neutral
Carbon Footprint
Multimodal Transportation
Historic Preservation
Smart Growth
Smart Cars
Smart Meters
Smart Grid
Unanticipated Revenue
Pilot Projects
Pilot Programs
Conservation Easement
Triple Bottom Line Budgeting (All decisions based on “Society + Environment + Economy”)
End of Ride Facility
ICLEI Consulting Companies (Clarion Associates &/or Brendle Group)
Sustainability City/County Plans (such as Ft. Collins Plan, Boulder County Plan)
Zero Waste Plans
…THE END
(deleted long stream of gibberish)

mirage – Loveland


Good grief. Whoever wrote this is making a loud, braying call to ‘eat the planet’ and ‘don’t forget the ketchup! BURRRP!’

Let’s go over this piece by piece. (I know this is much like a coprological exploration but trust me, there’s information to be gotten.)

Sustainable Development will eliminate private property Always with this canard. This ‘private property‘ meme is  a litmus test for far-right thinking. ‘Private’ to these folks means ‘MINE! MINE! FOREVER! AND EVER! AND YOU’RE NOT THE BOSS OF ME!’ This childish mindset is the best indicator that we’re dealing with an unhinged member of the lunatic fringe.
indoctrinate our children The American Taliban routinely wave this claim around – what they really mean is “how dare anyone interfere with our indoctrination!” – God forbid the kids ever know the truth and opt for a ‘non-locust’ lifestyle.
destroy liberty in America and throughout the world Ohmigawd. The DFHs will take over! Seriously, recycling will destroy liberty? So the scrap drives for metal during the World Wars …destroyed liberty…? Ok guys… you’re clearly all alone out in deep right field (and still short a couple of balls).
ICLEI, and read that INTERNATIONAL!! It’s-a-con-spir-a-cy!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ahem. Time to increase the anti-psychotic medication again. Hurry, before the toaster finds you.
concentrated pressure on city managers, mayors and city council members I.E. any form of activism. Of any kind except cheerleading. Ever. Oh, proclamations are okay too.
These polices will inevitably result in the end goal of equalizing income worldwide while controlling population This from the party that thinks 1% of the population should hold 99% of the wealth. We’re so far from any kind of income equality it’s laughable – and so is this half-concious rhetoric.
PLEASE READ THAT LAST PARAGRAPH AGAIN. AND THINK ABOUT IT! Hold your bible in one hand and your loaded rifle in the other!! Don’t forget to wet your pants for effect! Look out! There’s the TOASTER!!
Watch for these “buzzwords” as all are connected with Sustainable Development: Green (anything) So now Kermit’s a terrorist? Really?? I’m not happy about that. Not one bit. Such a clever disguise.
Green Building By all means let’s build houses with as little insulation as possible – cuts into the profit margin don’t ya know? And cheesy windows of course – got to keep those after-market replacement guys in business! We’re only living in one of the harshest environments in the US… what the heck, make the buildings out of cheap concrete and turn up the themostat – Oil Never Ends!! um. no kids, it does.
LEED Certified (Leadership in Energy and Environment Design) So we should embrace  FIDO Certified housing? (Flimsy Inefficient Disposable Overpriced) ?
Sustainable
Sustainability
Because we WANT to consume all the resources on the planet! (locust chirp)
Carbon Neutral
Carbon Footprint
Stop worrying about how much crap YOU’RE spewing into the air that WE all have to BREATHE. Real Christian of you brother. Amenhallelujah-chaCHING.
Multimodal Transportation Everyone will drive Hummers. That’s it. Sit down and shut up, DFH.
Historic Preservation
Smart Growth
Scrape it, pop it… sounds like dealing with zits – which is what most of the new housing developments look (and live) like. Don’t preserve any of the character of our cities, just keep building! (locust chirp)
Smart Cars
Smart Meters
Smart Grid
Because smart things are always bad. Life was better when everything was stupid. Stupid is the new Red State color.
Unanticipated Revenue Because how can you set up the bribes?
Pilot Projects
Pilot Programs
Now this is confusing. I thought pilots were their big heroes?
Conservation Easement Remember: Conservatives HATE Conservation. Conservative = Locust and locusts don’t preserve they consume. (that’s why they get so freaked out about ‘limiting consumerism’ in any way… they might starve!)
Triple Bottom Line Budgeting (All decisions based on “Society + Environment + Economy”) Because all spending decisions should be based on (“Us” – “Them” * “Profit” + “Destruction” + “Kick a DFH if at all possible”)
End of Ride Facility Because you NEVER get off their ‘bus’ – locusts don’t stop till they die. Sadly, they breed furiously so there’s always another swarm coming.

The  really, REALLY sad part about this whole thing is that for all these years I’ve trusted Kermit. Now I’m just lost. I mean… what’s next? Cookie Monster a mad bomber? At least I know Miss Piggy will never turn, she’s been about consumption all along.

  8 comments for “Kermit’s a terrorist?

  1. January 24, 2011 at 1:05 am

    It celebration of the descent into ignorance, the Tea Party proves it’s collective I.Q.is below room temperature.

  2. FRED BATES
    January 30, 2011 at 8:43 am

    In Ireland they still use the concept of the grazing “commons” (each sheep owner marks his animals with a distinctive paint swatch; it’s a little like cattle branding, but it’s temporary). That sort of carries back to the days before the English “enclosure movement,” which was the beginning of the end of “freedom,” if you listen to some strident malarkey. Look out! Ireland is green, too! Just look at it from the air!! Then bomb it!

  3. Gregory Iwan
    January 30, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    I saw a stencil attached to the back of an American flag. It contained a “mission statement” for the USA. It went something like, ” . . . to transform resources into trash as rapidly as possible . . .”

  4. July 6, 2012 at 6:55 am

    Mr. Wray can you provide proof of the association between ICLEI and Clarion Associates. I can find nothing to support the association you mention between ICLEI, Clarion, Brendle. Thanks

  5. July 7, 2012 at 7:21 am

    Karen, the association between ICLEI and Clarion was suggested by an anonymous poster on the Times-Call and you’re right, there’s absolutely no proof of association. The claims made by anonymous posters at the Times-Call are almost-always spurious and in my opinion, unhinged. Thanks for pointing that out.

  6. July 7, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    Mr. Wray. I can say and prove that Clarion is associated with ICLEI STAR.

  7. July 8, 2012 at 9:20 am

    Then I suggest you go and publish that proof, but not here.

  8. Gregory Iwan
    July 10, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    Is this “Clarion Associates” out of Chicago? If so, in Colorado it was when I knew it an “economic research” and general planning-support kind of undertaking, sipping from the public trough. It never had a Colorado presence bigger than two people to my knowledge, and its root organization in Illinois was overall an APPRAISAL firm. It seemed rather “high powered” back there, as its principal(s) was/were asked to give testimony in court pretty frequently. The group built influence; how it USED that I don’t know.

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