Eco-fascists

Eco-fascists

How Radical Conservationists Are Destroying Our Natural Heritage

Book - 2012
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Forty million Americans have been driven from their lands and rural culture is being systematically crushed, even as wildlife, forests, and rangelands are dying. Journalist Elizabeth Nickson's investigations into these events have revealed a shocking truth: rather than safeguarding our environment, radical conservationists are actually destroying our natural heritage. In Eco-Fascists, Nickson documents the destructive impact of the environmental movement in North America and beyond, detailing the extreme damage environmental radicals in local and national government agencies are doing to the land, the ecosystems, and the people. Readers of Alston Chase's Playing God in Yellowstone and In a Dark Wood, and anyone who is deeply concerned about global warming and the environment must read Elizabeth Nickson's Eco-Fascists.
Publisher: New York : Broadside Books, c2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780062080035
0062080032
Characteristics: xv, 367 p. ; 24 cm.

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For those of you who put corporate greed over the survival of the Earth, all I can say is f**k you!

ELF for life!!!!!!!!!!!!

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StarGladiator
Sep 21, 2014

There is a problem with this book in that it does not follow the money [and that is the first rule of all investigative journalism] and as a result, the author falls for political theater. Who owns the majority of those lands which come under wetland, conservation regulations and laws? Who founded the conversavation movement? The robber barrons, now called philanthropists. One has to really research into the tax breaks, and tax payouts, which the tax laws reward to the owners of these lands. And yest, well-meaning activists are routinely used as unknowing dupes and rubes of the super-rich, just as are religionists [nothing more anti-union than Jerry Falwell's church], and the militarists, and those employees of many a corporation. The author is confused as to the underlying agenda, because she didn't follow the money.

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naturalist
Jun 24, 2014

Predictable use of "Reductio ad Hitlerum" by conservatives. . . . . “Climate change will cost big business dearly, report warns” .... CBC News Posted: Jun 24, 2014 12:09 PM ET| Last Updated: Jun 24, 2014 12:09 PM ET . . .
and . . .
with reference to the author,
“Conservative think tank wants Stephen Harper to gut endangered species laws” . . .
http://www.pressprogress.ca/en/post/conservative-think-tank-wants-stephen-harper-gut-endangered-species-laws . . .

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dannnn
Dec 06, 2013

Excellent analysis of the environmental lobby and the insider deal that are corrupting the system for the benefit of a few insiders.

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delfon
Apr 21, 2013

http://www.elizabethnickson.com/ This is a romp through one authors foibles at experiencing land trust involvements on Salt Spring Island; and as a way to get back at all the 'greenies' she sheds light on how the environmental movement has been taken over but well-placed misfits who have not got one clue. So its really one American versus another bunch of Americans; or more aptly, genocide, in some situations, against Americans.
But as for Salt Spring island, well, rules are rules, try living in a condo development same things happen. A good read on the de-populating of the US mid-west, and allusions to sinister motivations by well funded environments groups who have as their heads some of the more prestigious businessmen of the USA, and some of the most prolific polluters as their leaders. (Seems an American trait, quickly moving to Canada, rich kid well-placed person with a plan, to subvert...(see The Future of Food CD) There's hypocrisy, there's stupidity, and the frustration is palatable. When not laughing, one can get very upset, or depressed that there could be such dumb people floating around. Maybe its kind of a macabre humour? Lots of notes and references. An easy read word wise, but not so much conscience wise. No one trusts any more; and maybe with good reason, having seen pollution first hand its understandable people do not want to be conned again; but, that should be no reason to subvert ones rights, ownership or livlihood. Then this all started with the judgement that incorporated entities are 'people" therein is the REAL problem. See the Corporation.....

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awrandall
Apr 11, 2013

An excellent commentary on the negative impacts of the green movement. Documents how the environmental movement has been hijacked by ignorant and arrogant people.

boonerator Dec 18, 2012

This book illustrates why the Gulf Islands are depopulating. Nickson wanted to turn her 28 acres into 2 lots 14 acres each, hardly a Levittown.
In Victoria, a subdivision title document averages 2 pages. Her Saltspring one (with attachments) was 126 pages. The Islands Trust guys says:" in ten years, only one in one thousand applications like that of Ms. Nickson has been approved". (p.176-177).

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jbolta
Nov 22, 2012

An important investigative work, that will make your blood boil while reading.

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