The False Green Movement

Don’t get me wrong, the green movement is a step in a good direction. I would like to point out a few problems with the mainstream movement. The government is using this idea, of “doing good” for the environment to solve “climate change,” as a way of creating a derivatives market for the elite to trade in the marketplace and starting new taxes on the masses. The false research about the Earth warming only helps the masses follow and buy anything they see advertised as “green.” If you have stuck with me for that little rant I will now explain how I have come to these conclusions.

I would say about 5-10 years ago the green movement began to grow serious roots. Due to a certain political figure that was nearly washed up and wasting away in God knows what elitist crap hole. He had scientists cook up numbers and predictions about the Earth warming caused by greenhouse gases. Al Gore came back onto the seen squawking about the end of the world and toting a bag full of, paid off, environmental scientists. Let’s all get real, he doesn’t give a shit about the environment flying around the Wourld on a private jet and powering his very un-energy efficient mansion. He cares about the new market he can create by scaring people into going green. It is a ploy straight from how to be a politician 101, create a problem and provide the solution. Recently it has come out that most of the numbers and predictions have been completely made up. I could list a hundred mainstream and alternative media articles about this topic, but part of waking up is to do the research yourself and not blindly trusting someone else’s information.

The Earth naturally goes through a cycle of warming and cooling over a period of hundreds of years. Try to remember some American history and think back to the revolutionary war. When General George Washington, who later became our first official President for those of you that are that thick, was crossing the Potomac River it was full of ice. This is a not “normal” for that river. The reason the river was choked with ice was the Earth was going through the Little Ice Age. The Earth was in a cooling period. We are currently going through a warming period. We may have sped up the timeline in which this happens, but by no means are we all going to die with the Earth in the near future. The favorite green house gas for the government to use is carbon dioxide (CO2). For those of you that don’t know, that is the gas we exhale and plants “breathe” in. While we need to make sure there is a healthy balance of CO2 in the atmosphere we don’t need to virtually eliminate it. We can focus on eliminating smog in cities and pollution from trash and non-biodegradable substances.

Now we come to where we are today. You can type green, eco-friendly, or sustainable and instantly get millions of articles and things to buy. Most of these items are definitely not what they portray. Companies can easily see the consumer victims blindly buying anything under the name of green. This has spawned the False Green Movement. The intent is there, and people are ready and willing to make a lifestyle change for the better. Let us all be conscientious in making the correct decisions and changes. If this seems a daunting task, have no fear! I have created this blog to help people wake up to the real freedom of self-sustainability. I will do my best to show you what some of the correct mindsets are. These will help you in making the change to self-dependence and slowly weaning ourselves from governmental coddling.

There are a few things to consider when searching for green items or topics about “how to live green.” Make sure you can find a credible company. This is one of the harder things to do now. The items you are looking to purchase should be produced in the US (definately not China) to be the best. They also need to be processed in a way that uses little to no petroleum based products in their manufacturing. One common mistake that I have even made myself is the use of Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFL’s). CFL’s may use less energy than typical incandescent lights, but they contain a very toxic substance inside the tube. There are even warnings about how to handle broken ones to the extent of wearing a nano particle type mask like the ones used by people in China to protect against SARS. Just because an item may be green in one aspect it may violate green living in another that technically cancels out the good you have done. Topics can also give false information about going green. There are plenty of people out there that will tell you that you need to give up your car and ride a bike to work everyday. Though you will get in great shape, that is an extreme and unnecessary.

It is important to be mindful when making the lifestyle change to green and self-sustainability. Don’t blindly follow some mainstream product or article that will either be false and too extreme. One important thing to use as a tool for this is thinking in a way that helps you personally become more self dependant and self reliant. When it comes to products, a little research can go a long way.

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