Or why a nature loving, artsy hippie chicky doesn’t really care for Greenpeace
by Kelly Ann Thomas
"The men the American people admire most extravagantly are the greatest liars; the men they detest most violently are those who try to tell them the truth." -- H.L. Mencken
The headline on the Greenpeace website read, “Gulf of Mexico research expedition wrap up”. I clicked, expecting to find some real reporting of what is happening in the Gulf of Mexico. Instead, it’s as if the members of the research team suffer from VOC poisoning, or the writer has a serious Ecstasy habit, or both. The former is a real possibility, but I wouldn’t discount the latter. Just look at the picture of the crew on the Arctic Sunrise in the Gulf of Mexico - three months without respirators or visible protection, and they are all probably volunteers to boot. Nelson Rockefeller must be laughing in his crypt.
I shall dissect the post in a bit, but I was astonished by its findings. I saw and photographed visible oil and sheen in areas that Greenpeace claims were untouched by the crap spewing from the Macondo well. “Are you for real?” I asked my the image on my screen. Orange blobs in the blue crab larvae? Dude, that stuff has been on FOSL for a long time! It should be freaking obvious that these orange blobs are caused from oil/dispersants/VOCs, but rather than alert the human population of the dangers of eating fish and crustaceans from the poisoned waters, you'll wait until further testing before stating the obvious, if you say anything at all. The environmental groups have been astonishingly silent regarding the Gulf of Mexico, preferring to put real problems to rest so they can continue their debunked global warming scare campaign. Besides, most of the environmental groups receive large grants from Big Oil Companies (BOCs) and will not bite the hand that feeds them. And then there’s Greenpeace, which is heavily indebted to the Rockefeller family. Just look at the list of donors.
Moving on, we come back to (yes, I get it) “What I did at summer camp” by John Hocevar. The Greenpeace blog post reads as if it is written by high school students and the research compiled by their junior high followers. In reality, Greenpeace is probably overrun with counterintelligence agents from the alphabet and sub-alphabet agencies within the US government, leaving the ten environmental idealists a.) left to serve jail time, and b.) unable to mount an effective campaign to save the environment. Their focus is too wide, diluting their resources. They picket BP stations (which are independently owned and operated) and hold vigils to remember a coal ash spill, but in the end, their well meaning efforts have had negligible impact upon the world in relation to the time, effort and resources devoted to their cause. (How ingenious on the part of their puppet masters - waste their time and energy for marginal rewards, leaving them too drained to find real solutions to the environmental damage their masters are inflicting upon the planet.) Their followers have the same ideals. I haven’t seen many conversions from greedy, polluting, capitalist pig to hemp-clothed vegan activist. Greenpeace has been rather unmemorable since the days of seal clubbing and whaling. The idealists are unaware pawns of the people who write the checks, people like the Rockefellers. The cunning philanthropist funds Greenpeace and pretends that Greenpeace or other enviro-loving social clique is the one creating a particular policy desired by the benefactor, such as the global warming carbon tax. It’s quite ingenious, but surprising that in this day with access to the internet and a treasure trove of legitimate information so many cannot be bothered to read the fine print on their social contract.
There is an out-of-print book called, “Thy Will Be Done: The Conquest of the Amazon: Nelson Rockefeller in the Age of Oil” by Gerard Colby and Charlotte Dennett that outlines the invasion and rape of foreign lands for oil and the politics and economics behind it - from Nelson Rockefeller’s propagation of the Cold War and the American War Economy to the “Dollar Zone”, a predecessor to NAFTA and CAFTA. It’s a juicy book, out of print for a reason. Even if they haven’t read the book, the donor screeners at Greenpeace surely could not have missed this connection.
What kind of people contribute to Greenpeace?
"The real menace of our republic is this invisible government which like a giant octopus sprawls its slimy length over city, state and nation. Like the octopus of real life, it operates under cover of a self created screen....At the head of this octopus are the Rockefeller Standard Oil interests and a small group of powerful banking houses generally referred to as international bankers. The little coterie of powerful international bankers virtually run the United States government for their own selfish purposes. They practically control both political parties." New York City Mayor John F. Hylan, 1922
"The United Nations, he told an audience at Harvard University, 'has not been able--nor can it be able--to shape a new world order which events so compellingly demand.' ... The new world order that will answer economic, military, and political problems, he said, 'urgently requires, I believe, that the United States take the leadership among all free peoples to make the underlying concepts and aspirations of national sovereignty truly meaningful through the federal approach.'" Gov. Nelson Rockefeller of New York, in an article entitled "Rockefeller Bids Free Lands Unite: Calls at Harvard for Drive to Build New World Order" -- The New York Times (February 1962)
"At the old Inter-American Office in the Commerce Building here in Roosevelt's time, as Assistant Secretary of State for Latin American Affairs under President Truman, as chief whip with Adlai Stevenson and Tom Finletter at the founding of the United Nations in San Francisco, Nelson Rockefeller was in the forefront of the struggle to establish not only an American system of political and economic security but a new world order." Part of article in The New York Times (November 1975)
"The drive of the Rockefellers and their allies is to create a one-world government combining supercapitalism and Communism under the same tent, all under their control.... Do I mean conspiracy? Yes I do. I am convinced there is such a plot, international in scope, generations old in planning, and incredibly evil in intent." Congressman Larry P. McDonald, 1976, killed in the Korean Airlines 747 that was shot down by the Soviets
"We are grateful to The Washington Post, The New York Times, Time Magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost forty years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subject to the bright lights of publicity during those years. But, the work is now much more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national autodetermination practiced in past centuries." David Rockefeller, founder of the Trilateral Commission, in an address to a meeting of The Trilateral Commission, in June, 1991.
The Rockefellers are the primary supporters of Greenpeace.
Greenpeace is financed by philanthropists with agendas, keeping Greenpeace from getting too radical and doing something memorable and worthwhile. They are pawns in our social programming, paraded about by the corporate media as radical environmentalists when all most of them do is stand in front of Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods collecting signatures for assorted petitions and initiatives. The populace is conditioned to believe that radical means attending a protest. It’s done to limit our ability to do more, while the talking heads can pretend that we live in free and diverse society that tolerates these signature collecting, hippie protestors. We don’t want to acknowledge a real patriot or human rights movements for fear of poisoning the well-fluoridated minds of the sheep.
It takes guts to confront a whaling ship or a naval carrier, but that isn’t what Greenpeace does, or at least not very often. It is an organization devoted to the green collar volunteer employment of idealists who think that they can win their campaign playing by the rules set by their opponents. They lost the battle before they ever started. Donating to their cause is not going to save the environment, no matter how many dolphins they parade in front of the world.
Normally, I would just dismiss what Greenpeace has to say after their claim that global warming “deniers” don’t have a right to free speech if it involves propaganda and misinformation, which is what global warming was created from ironically - white collar, Prius driving, bumper sticker activists with keyboards and Photoshopped images of polar bears and Al ”get-me-a-carbon-tax-so-I-can-get-super-rich-quick-’cause-I-own-20 percent of the Chicago carbon-exchange” Gore, also known as the inventor of the Internet. Man made global warming has been thoroughly discredited. NASA and the Climate Research Council faked data to support the scientifically unproven hypothesis put forth by Al “Carbon tax or die!” Gore, whose spilled seed fathered another child named Global Warming. At the height of industrialization, global temperatures receded, thereby discrediting the hypothesis. That has not stopped Greenpeace from pushing the global warming myth, which is why their report on the Gulf of Mexico reads like a summer camp project. Greenpeace has openly allied itself with fraudsters.
But it doesn’t really matter because no one is paying attention. They are too busy with football, Lindsay Lohan, and shiny techno gadgets under a plastic Christmas tree. The Gulf continues to spew, but no one says a word, pretending that if they keep their heads in the 173 ppm oil-soaked Siesta Key sands, then all is well. After all, it’s not like the oil was from BP’s blowout. It was from Hawaiian Tropic and Panama Jack suntan oils. That’s right, suntan oil! Disregard any tests that show that it is anything but suntan oil. Real estate cannot afford any bad news. The cough is just strep or seasonal flu, even if it’s July. The rashes and the bleeding from the ears and rectums can’t be true because it was posted on the internet and not on FOX or CNN. The orange blobs in the crabs have always been there. Clams are supposed to be black, don’t you know? And that smell of rotten eggs that smell like methane? That’s just sulfur, move along now.
That’s what Greenpeace says. Actually, this is what John from Greenpeace says.
“So on the whole, some good news (corals apparently spared serious impacts), some bad news (oil has spread much farther than we realized) and some important results yet to come (impacts to plankton and whales). We will make sure the results are shared with you, and with policy makers in DC. And we will continue to work to ensure that Congress and the Obama administration to learn from this disaster and take steps to prevent it from every happening again. This is an urgent mission, because for now, our oceans remain at risk.”
Evidently John was too busy inhaling VOCs to read this:
Richard Condrey, an associate professor at LSU’s Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences, specializes in coastal ecology and fishery management. He said he has seen no comprehensive study that supports [NOAA scientist Gary] Ott’s claims that oil-eating microbes would break down the dispersed oil in weeks.
“Basic physiology suggests that dispersed oil will negatively impact the reproductive capabilities of a wide variety of animals,” he said, and could result in a “tipping point beyond which recovery is uncertain.”Tipping Point. That’s a pretty big word. I believe that John is not paying attention tho the situation. Richard Condrey mentions microbes affecting the environment. So does Michael Edward (Gnosty) at World Vision Portal. Microbes are just the beginning of the food chain. How can someone be so blase about the environmental catastrophe? I just don’t get it.
John doesn’t give a flying fuck about the environment. (Excuse my language, but I think everyone should be outraged by this disaster, but not many are.) He’s probably using his job to get laid, or maybe he cannot write without the aid of E. It’s entirely fucked up beyond all recognition when an environmental organization like Greenpeace poo poos the worst environmental disaster in human history. I should not know more about what is happening in the Gulf of Mexico than a “researcher” on a Greenpeace ship that has spent three months in the Gulf of Mexico. John, please leave your environmental credentials to disintegrate in the Corexit-laced Gulf of Mexico.
Hey John, why don’t you and your Greenpeace activists block the shipments of Corexit? Look what the government is doing right in front of you! Because in the end, it’s easier to pretend everything will be just fine than go head to head with a big, capitalist corporation. Pussy.
Enough about John’s lack of testicular development. Let’s talk about his eyesight. He writes, “We started in Florida. You may remember that early on, it looked like the oil was going to enter the Loop Current and get carried through the Florida Keys. The surface sheen reached all the way to the edge of the Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida’s most pristine reefs. Fortunately, the currents shifted, and Florida’s coral reefs appear to have been spared. We saw no visible oil, but we’ll need to wait for the results of the research we did w/ scientists from Nova Southeastern University to see if there are sub-lethal impacts. As with most aspects of the BP disaster, it will take time for scientists to accurately assess what the damage looks like.”
Translation: I don’t know what the hell I am doing here, but I think this gig will help me score with chicks.
I took photos of the oil streamers near the Keys in June!!! The following stories were posted in June. And yet the Greenpeace vessel couldn’t find oil in the Florida Keys.
The oil sheen and Corexit mixture has spread further south than anyone has admitted. On October 14th, I saw oil sheen about ten minutes south of Little Cayman on a flight from Managua to Miami.
On the return flight on October 28th, I saw sheen a few miles south of Cuba, and then it appeared to clear up. There was cloud cover over Cayman, but approximately fifteen minutes south of Cayman, the cloud cover was gone and the ocean looked clear. Hurricane Paula passed over this area during my trip, which would explain why the water looked a little nicer.
As for the corals, maybe John missed this report from New Scientist, which states, "A graveyard of deep-sea gorgonian corals has been discovered 11 kilometres south-west of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. …
Deep-sea corals inhabit the cold, dark waters thousands of metres below sea level, where they harbour marine organisms such as urchins, crabs and sea stars. “I was quite surprised to see brittle stars wrapped around dying coral colonies. That suggests that they have nowhere else to go,” [Charles Fisher, a biologist at Pennsylvania State University in University Park] says."
You would think that since Greenpeace’s core values are:
- We 'bear witness' to environmental destruction in a peaceful, non-violent manner;
- We use non-violent confrontation to raise the level and quality of public debate;
- In exposing threats to the environment and finding solutions we have no permanent allies or adversaries;
- We ensure our financial independence from political or commercial interests;
- We seek solutions for, and promote open, informed debate about society's environmental choices;
then the BP disaster should mean something. At the very least, wouldn’t they exploit it? Did Greenpeace call attention to the deep water drilling rights in the $20 billion relief fund? I personally think that is a big deal, but Greenpeace has remained silent. The emasculated President and his Congress of Eunuchs have scabved into BPs demands that the reparations be paid from deep water drilling projects. How’s that for irony? And Greenpeace says nothing.
As Donna Laframboise pointed out at No Frakking Consensus, Greenpeace built a website to point out that Exxon donated $2.2 million to conservative think tanks. Greenpeace didn’t say anything about the $10 million BP gifted to the Nature Consevancy, or the millions to the World Wildlife federation or any of the other environmental groups. Donna points out that Greenpeace has also failed to mention:
- that BP is funding research into "ways of tackling the world's climate problem" at Princeton University to the tune of $2 million per year for 15 years
- that BP is funding an energy research institute involving two other US universities to the tune of $500 million – the aim of which is "to develop new sources of energy and reduce the impact of energy consumption on the environment"
- that ExxonMobil itself has donated $100 million to Stanford university so that researchers there can find "ways to meet growing energy needs without worsening global warming
Given Greenpeace’s alleged hostility toward oil companies, their silence re the Gulf of Mexico is all the more surprising. Or maybe not. They're just naive shills for the elite.