June 01, 2018

Eco-crazies who want human rights for trees too close to halls of power to ignore

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show

 

Remember that iconic video clip of hippies wailing in the forest about the death of the trees?

I always thought it must be a parody, but now I’m not so sure.

An article published in the Globe and Mail suggests that the natural progression of human rights is to grant rights to trees.

Normally I’d just toss this sort of thing aside as run-of-the-mill environmentalist nuttiness.

But as the article points out, in the past year alone -from India to New Zealand, four rivers, two glaciers and a so-called sacred mountain have been granted legal personhood.

In Columbia, the Supreme Court declared that the Amazon is a legal person with rights to be protected, conserved and restored. But the same environmentalists lobbying for personhood for trees and rivers are often the same ones denying personhood to the unborn in an effort to combat climate change.

Many “mainstream” environmentalist organizations cite abortion rights as a way to save the planet.

Today, I’ll tell you why we have to start paying attention because, at least in Canada, the people making these arguments about tree rights and abortion to save the planet, are very close to the most powerful people in the county.

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commented 2018-06-03 22:09:49 -0400
All trees and or parasites that have human DNA should be given full human rights. Why is it the same “people” who believe in population control, are opposed to the very thing that will stabilise population the fastest. Industrialisation. Every nation that develops a modern industrial society has a negative birth rate.

As for trees, they are doing just fine according to Peer Reviewed Science.

“The 2010 United Nations appraisal of global forests during the briefer span of two decades after 1990 reveals a similar pattern: A slowing decline of area with growing volume means growing density in 68 nations encompassing 72% of reported global forest land and 68% of reported global carbon mass. To summarize, the nations were placed in 5 regions named for continents. During 1990–2010 national density grew unevenly, but nevertheless grew in all regions.” http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0019577 Thank you Co2 and western forest management practices, or as we like to call it, the enlightened free market of ideas.

“What does the science say in regards to the effect of elevated CO2 on major food sources across the globe?
It is well known that airborne CO2 acts as a vegetation fertilizer, which fortunately for the world, has produced a vast ‘greening’ of nature. Some 70% of greening is attributed to increased CO2 fertilization say the NASA researchers.
In regards to agriculture crops, a new study has again determined that increased CO2 will produce greater yields.” https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2016/carbon-dioxide-fertilization-greening-earth

Thanks! Industrialisation!
commented 2018-06-03 21:41:16 -0400
Andrew, you really need to keep your arguments straight…. I mean you are really looking like an unctuous bigot.
commented 2018-06-03 21:37:39 -0400
Sorry not sorry Andrew, wasn’t it you who said, “We could just incorporate the trees as companies, then they’d be people automatically.”
Giving trees the status of being human brings with it all the problems of our species, n’est pas?!!

You referred to the unborn as parasites….so, aren’t the saplings in your scenario the same thing?
commented 2018-06-03 19:43:07 -0400
Absent actual rebuttal, the Rebel somehow makes nature conservation about abortion. Typical.

“Tammie Putinski-Zandbelt commented 5 hours ago
Will eco-fascists allow saplings to grow up to be trees….or will they promote ripping them out of the ground so they don’t steal the nutrients of mature trees that surround them?!!!!! "

You mean thinning, which is accepted silvicultural practise?
commented 2018-06-03 14:28:04 -0400
Will eco-fascists allow saplings to grow up to be trees….or will they promote ripping them out of the ground so they don’t steal the nutrients of mature trees that surround them?!!!!!
commented 2018-06-03 12:46:17 -0400
Trees should have the right to vote! (not saplings of course, but once they’re 18)
commented 2018-06-03 11:43:31 -0400
The left can’t make up it’s mind we have to many people not enough . One thing is certain there is one race of people that don’t allow abortion . Guess who ? There should be controls on the number of children 1 husband can have regardless of how many wife’s or friends with benefits .
Trudeau would certainly back the tree thing because it would put the final nail in the pipeline issue .
commented 2018-06-03 08:12:40 -0400
Lets give all maple leafs trees the rights of a person and then declare all unborn children Maple Leaf Trees. We can save a forest but advocate to kill tens of thousands of children?
commented 2018-06-03 01:55:20 -0400
It’s what happens when potheads get into positions of power and influence, as they have in Canada.
commented 2018-06-02 23:54:52 -0400
Damn left wing treehugger eco terrorists. They should all be rounded up and thrown in prison.
commented 2018-06-02 22:08:39 -0400
Maurice, said in part, “As a former Forest Service official, I’ve met several trees that were a damned sight more intelligent than Justin Trudeau…. AND Andrew Stephenson.”

So true.
Thanks Maurice.
commented 2018-06-02 21:51:38 -0400
Sorry, Tammie. I completely forgot about those details. Still, I’m sure some of the brighter trees would be on top of it. As a former Forest Service official, I’ve met several trees that were a damned sight more intelligent than Justin Trudeau…. AND Andrew Stephenson.
commented 2018-06-02 20:00:53 -0400
Maurice, add to that, remissions of corporate taxes….. AGM’s and someone to manage their social media!!!
commented 2018-06-02 19:20:55 -0400
Right, Andrew. Just as soon as the trees fill out and file the necessary paper work, select a head tree to represent them in legal matters and pay the prescribed filing and registration fee for each jurisdiction in which they wish to incorporate.
commented 2018-06-02 19:11:09 -0400
Companies are not people and neither are trees. I know some people are confused, but some are also just wilful troublemakers. They would cut off their own noses to spite their face. And other parts.
commented 2018-06-02 15:37:18 -0400
We could just incorporate the trees as companies, then they’d be people automatically.
commented 2018-06-02 14:37:46 -0400
‘…the numbers are not the problem’ The numbers of people on the planet are not the problem. No respect for sovereignty is. Strong borders and a ‘mind our own business’ attitude could go a long way to solving a lot of the planet’s problems.

Keith, I like your advice. Early to bed!
commented 2018-06-02 14:30:06 -0400
Trees grow. Continue to promote responsible forestry, replanting etc. Save some old growth, have green space within populated areas, allow home owners to use their own discretion on their own properties, put some restrictions on developers without shutting them out, and encourage a respect for green space by allowing people to enjoy their parks and wild areas without government restriction which would unnecessarily restrict public access. The exact opposite of what these neo Marxist governments want to do, is what needs to be done.
Stop feeding our kids drugs and sending them to alt left universities, so we don’t end up with another generation of mentally ill hippy wannabe’s, who make ridiculous, childish demands on society.
Trees will grow and everyone will be happy.
commented 2018-06-02 14:16:04 -0400
JOHN CHERESNA, why does population control exclude Islam. In doing so it is ensured that domestic populations are replaced. I don’t know about you but I’m not into that. The more Muslims who are being brought in, the more I encourage young people to have babies. If we don’t populate our own countries Islam will be happy to do it for us. The numbers are not the problem.
commented 2018-06-02 11:21:51 -0400
JOHN CHERESNA commented 1 hour ago.
John, Your comment about overpopulation. Don’t worry, everything is being taken care of. The white race is unsustainable, it is about to die out and all because kids are being taught the joys of alternative sex acts in junior grade school.
Meanwhile our great leader Justin Trudeau is in the process of replacing us with junior Girl Guides sometimes called Brownie’s. No need to be concerned, half of them are inbred and of poor health and will not last long before they die off. The other half who will all have four wives and will breed like rodents, the result of which, can be handled with Rat Traps.
What we have to do is to start going to bed early, not forgetting to invite the Wife and indulge in the act of reproduction. If you find that this is a problem, buy a Screw Driver.
commented 2018-06-02 09:55:20 -0400
I do not agree with giving trees human rights. However I very strongly agree with population control.
Overpopulation is the largest contributor to global problems. Having said that, if our population was halved put we did twice the damage, we would be in the same boat. Education and personal responsibility still has a long way to go as well.
commented 2018-06-02 06:11:52 -0400
Maybe not such a bad idea. Trees in my neighbourhood are disappearing at an alarming rate.
commented 2018-06-02 01:00:27 -0400
An entire tent was set up at the United Nations Rio+20 Earth Summit for Gaia worship in 2012.
Eco-freaks have decked the halls of power for decades and go on EcoSex retreats together where they have sex with trees and the ground. Pierre Trudeau’s buddy Maurice Strong, took his Gaia worship very seriously, and was the driving force behind drafting United Nations Agenda 21.
The Green Agenda: http://www.green-agenda.com/gaians.html
EcoSex (2 minutes) https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QPlQegltF70
Rio Gaia Worship (6 minutes) https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ff38FQp81Ws
commented 2018-06-02 00:08:32 -0400
There s a lot of mental illness on the left. We have to get these people the hell away from governance or we are fked. The new religion is a dangerous cult. These enviro nazis are like rabid dogs.
Regarding abortion as global population control. I don’t think the Islamic world is in on that plan. The results of such a one sided agenda is European genocide.
commented 2018-06-02 00:01:29 -0400
OK, but if the Amazon is a “legal person” then the sought after parrots along it’s shores are also “citizens”?… Hmmm? (And maybe the piranha swimming its depths, ditto?)
commented 2018-06-01 23:40:46 -0400
If population control is the goal, then economic development is the best way to achieve it. In Part 3 of From There to Here I wrote:
“We should be providing the poorest people of the world with cheap reliable electricity. This would probably be best done using small local coal power plants, with scrubbers where necessary to reduce real pollution. This would be the first step to providing them with the ability to cope with natural catastrophic events, safe water and sewer, good health care and finally to pull them out of poverty and towards becoming part of the middle class at which point their population would also start to naturally stabilize as it has in other developed places.”
http://heinzegroup.com/climate2016.htm
commented 2018-06-01 22:59:41 -0400
Wow! These very same sub-human lunatics are the very ones claiming we need more rapefugee immigration to off-set the declining population issue?!?! Is there any cognitive reality in these lunatics’ minds??? Solution: all you tree-huggin lunatic freaks – go back of the barn & kill yourselves – you’ll be saving the planet & much misery to the rest of us!
Well, enough, I gotta go out and murder several thousand trees that threaten to overtake my living space – like I’ll most likely have to do with all the abundant rapefugees attempting to over-take my country – come the Canadian Spring.
commented 2018-06-01 22:08:16 -0400
Grain, fruit and vegetables have feelings too, you know! I think those wacky environmentalists should follow there own advise and off themselves so that their carcasses can be converted into fertilizer for those poor abused plants. To do otherwise is pure hypocrisy.
commented 2018-06-01 21:51:24 -0400
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