I have watched radical environmentalism slowly chip away at the rights of farmers, ranchers and foresters since I was a little kid. Radical environmentalists have successfully eliminated tools and put people out of business. In the last 10 years I have been engaging with them because if I didn’t I would have no chance as a 5th generation farmer.
One thing is certain, no matter the topic (pesticides, field burning, GMOs, carbon footprints, etc), their methodology is all the same and their end game is to put me and every other farmer out of business.
A Quick Guide to Radical Environmentalism
A small group of people claim they got sick or harmed because ______, yet the hard evidence is lacking. Radical environmentalists* create hysteria over the “incident” despite lacking evidence. They demand something be done about it.
Radical environmentalists know they have to start small. They suggest innocently that the government regulate just a few acres at this time or maybe small fee increase. The public or legislators think, “What’s some minor regulation?” New rules are passed.
After new rule or regulations are in place, they are still not happy. They continually seek out where their might be failure in the law or regulation. Cue more hysteria.
Over many years they continue their demands for increased regulation, penalties, fees or taxes, because it is just not enough. There is still harm being done by _____, despite the still lacking evidence.
Each time the radical environmentalists demand then there is a “compromise” made. The compromise always seems like minor changes, but when minor changes keep happening then all of a sudden you have nothing left. Your toolbox becomes limited and they have crippled your ability to do your job.
Radical Environmentalists repeat these tactics until successful elimination of the “culprit”. Then they move on to the next evidence lacking problem.