The Environmental Terrorizing of Children
Environmental scaremongering targeting children is not new. In 1984, Herbert London published 'Why Are They Lying to Our Children?' about the same issue. The foreword by Herman Kahn begins as follows:
'War, famine, environmental disasters, material shortages, and a declining quality of life - that's what schoolchildren are being taught to expect in their futures. What these grim and mostly inaccurate forecasts are doing to their lives I don't know for sure. ut I do know this. Our children are absorbing excessively negative misinformation.'
Well, some children born in 1984 are now teaching in classrooms themselves. I dread to think how many of them will welcome books such as those mentioned by Alan Caruba in his hard-hitting article. It is little wonder that the mass media, for example, have been so supine in the face of environmentalist excesses - it is quite possible that many there actually believe them, and are not merely looking for sales through sensationalism. Many politicians, locked in an almost closed mutual feedback system with the media, are in the same boat. What chance have the teachers got to rebel against the misinformation, and what chance have the children got to survive with their minds and spirits unharmed?