Category Archives: Environmentalism & Animal Rights

Parrot For The POTUS

Donald Trump, Environmentalism & Animal Rights, Family

The POTUS and My parrot: Parrot Oscar-Wood would’ve flown to Florida to watch his Donald, but he wasn’t allowed. So he flew to his TV chair, instead. Here he is concentrating:

This personage, a sentient little being (African parrots are the smartest, way smarter than members of the Fake News cabal), hates TV. He generally shows his displeasure by turning his back to the TV. Here:

But not when he realizes President Donald Trump is on. Then Parrot Oscar-Wood listens closely, even showing off his wing span, and making his angel pose:

The Fate Of Wild Life In The New, ‘Improved’ South Africa

Environmentalism & Animal Rights, South-Africa

There’s a chapter in “Into The Cannibal’s Pot” about the fate of animals in the new, “improved” South Africa. It’s titled “Killing God’s Creatures.”

In the local vernacular, “witchcraft potions” are known as “muti.”

“Three lions poisoned, beheaded and chopped up ‘for witchcraft potions.’”

UPDATED: The Curious Case Of America’s Waning Whites

Environmentalism & Animal Rights, IMMIGRATION, Race, The West

THE NEW COLUMN, “The Curious Case Of America’s Waning Whites,” is now on The Daily Caller. Fake News confuses cause and effect. Speeding up diversity likely contributes to a decline in the white population. An excerpt:

An “aging white population [is] speeding [up] diversity,” blared a headline on The Hill.

Once again, a Fake News outlet has confused cause and effect, giving readers the impression that the two trends—whites dying-out and minorities thriving—are spontaneous and strictly parallel.

The reverse is likely true. Corrected, The Hill headline should read:

Could speeding up diversity contribute to a decline in the white population?

We learn that “there are growing signs that the rate of change is increasing.” Well of course. America welcomes well over 1 million, mostly non-white, immigrants a year.

If white lives mattered at all to the liberal establishment, an inquiry would ensue: Is it possibility that an enormous influx of legal and illegal migrants over decades is playing a role in the decline of America’s founding population? (A similar, sad fate was visited on their predecessors, the Amerindians.)

On the one hand, we have the drastic decline of America’s white population; on the other, a massive inpouring of minority immigrants, since 1965. A correlation between the two makes sense. A large, well-controlled national survey, conducted by Harvard political scientist Robert Putnam, found that diversity immiserates and that the historic population is most affected. Perhaps protracted misery (associated with loss of community) hastens death.

The logic posits a zero-sum game. The native population has been swamped over time. Resources are scarce—especially when allocated by a wastrel, white-hating Administrative State. In hating on whites, civil society’s institutions are as culpable.

Is it not highly plausible, then, that immigration social engineering, compounded by state policies that privilege non-white newcomers, could contribute to a population decline in white America?

Picture the following scene, set somewhere in Trump country, say West Virginia:

A pale patriarch must help his bright son choose a career.

What about pursuing the law?

That’s inadvisable (unless you become an immigration attorney). Law schools routinely reject working-class white males, in favor of students who can show they’ve overcome the right kind of hardship. Berkeley and Texas, for instance, already make unusual hardships and life experience a crucial consideration in admissions. “Unusual hardship” is a racial cue card for things like having been shot, or quitting a gang. As commentator Steve Sailer once noted wryly, “The kind of hardships” that’ll be given extra credit are “largely peculiar to preferred minorities.” A Syrian refugee is bound to have a trump card in American universities, if Trump doesn’t deliver on his promise.

What about a degree in engineering? Oh, no, you can’t pursue that …

Read the rest. The complete column is “The Curious Case Of America’s Waning Whites.” Read it on The Daily Caller.

 

 

BACKDATED (12/2):

UPDATED: America First! When Clinton Talks Environmentalism (Trump Must Talk Immigration)

Barack Obama, Donald Trump, Environmentalism & Animal Rights, Free Markets, Hillary Clinton, IMMIGRATION

America First! When Clinton Talks Environmentalism,” Trump must talk immigration is the newest column. It can be read on Townhall.com. An excerpt:

“We can deploy a half a billion more solar panels. We can have enough clean energy to power every home. We can build a new modern electric grid. That’s a lot of jobs; that’s a lot of new economic activity.” So intoned Hillary Clinton, during the first presidential debate at Hofstra University, New York, on September 26.

Where have we heard this before? Like Clinton, President Obama hasn’t a clue how a viable market is created and sustained. Solyndra, if you recall, was awarded $527 million from taxpayers. Each of the temporary, unsustainable jobs created by Solyndra and touted by Obama cost $479,000.  Obama thought this was sufficient to secure a profitable market for the product.

Clinton is every bit the cretin when it comes to the market economy.

Donald Trump, however, is good at this; business is his bailiwick. He has spoken so well in interviews about the unviable nature of the green energy industry (unless, of course, it’s privately funded and the risk is neither subsidized nor socialized). Trump can’t allow the arrogant certitude begun with Obama and Solyndra to continue with Clinton.

For Trump understands how demand is generated and sustained. How many

times has he recounted on TV, for example, that so expensive are solar panels, that by the time these panels have paid for themselves—also known as “a return on investment”—it’s time to replace them? In a May appearance in Bismarck, North Dakota, on the occasion of his reaching and surpassing the magic delegate threshold (chronicled in “The Trump Revolution: The Donald’s Creative Destruction Deconstructed”), Trump spoke eloquently about deregulating energy.

Clean coal can be restored, he remarked, if regulations are reduced. The money quote Trump should repeat, from that appearance: “Free-up coal and let the market work. Market forces are a beautiful thing.” Indeed they are.

Back to the larger principle:

When Clinton dares to mention the environment and how much money she’ll steal from you and me to enrich and entrench global bureaucracies who’ll adjudicate environmental affairs—Trump must bring it back to America First. And to immigration. …

… Read the rest. “America First! When Clinton Talks Environmentalism” can be read on Townhall.com.