NBC’s gone “Green”

NBC is launching a program next week, the week of Nov 4th, which they call “Green is Universal”. This “Green Week” will feature programming “aimed at entertaining, informing and empowering Americans to lead greener lives.”

You can be sure which network my TV will not be tuned to. The “Green” movement is based on the claim of environmentalism that nature is an entity, even a deity, to which we owe our lives and prosperity. To “live green” means to “respect” nature, which in practice requires sacrificing the benefits of technology to a “pristine” environment (i.e. one untouched by man). Environmentalists, crusading for nature and the “green” lifestyle, have used the power of government to seize private property, to prevent human development of the wilderness, and to prevent the use of technology that would improve the human condition at the cost of animal and plant life.

Rachel Carson, author of Silent Spring, wrote that DDT hurt bird populations and that it would lead to cancer in humans. Neither claim has been substantiated. In fact, an EPA judge ruled after 7 months of testimony that “DDT is not a carcinogenic hazard to man. … The uses of DDT under the regulations involved here do not have a deleterious effect on freshwater fish, estuarine organisms, wild birds, or other wildlife. … The evidence in this proceeding supports the conclusion that there is a present need for the essential uses of DDT.”* However, William Ruckelshaus, then head of the EPA who had not attended the meetings, overruled his judge’s findings and banned the pesticide.

Although malaria had ceased to be a problem in the US, this ban influenced other countries to stop using DDT and there incidents of malaria soared where they had been virtually stamped out. Millions of lives have been lost to the fraudulent claims of one “green” advocate. The devastation caused by such disregard for human life is what the environmental movement promises for the future. This ideology should be denounced as the anti-human crusade that it is. Instead, NBC is helping to serve as a vehicle of this medievalism, as a marketing tool riding on the “chic” new trend.

I would encourage anyone who is as disgusted as I am by a campaign driven by such ideas, not to watch NBC during the week of Nov 4th, and to let them know you aren’t and why. Unfortunately, I’ve looked through the nbc.com website, but I am at a loss how to give direct feedback. If anyone can find a directemail or physical address to submit programming feedback, please let me know and I’ll post it here.

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