Eco-Fascists: How Radical Conservationists Are Destroying Our National Heritage
Here investigative reporter Elizabeth Nickson documents the ways today’s environmental movement has strayed from its scientific roots and has subsequently destroyed ecosystems and hurt rural communities in North America and beyond.
It all started when Nickson tried getting approval to subdivide her 28 acres on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia…and was confronted by the full force and power of radical conservationists who’d taken over her local zoning council.
The Canadian author soon discovered that she was not free to do what she wanted with her land, and that in the view of these arrogant “stewards” it wasn’t really hers at all.
Nickson’s long, frustrating, and eyeopening encounter ignited her subsequent journey toward investigating and exposing the hugely destructive impact of the environmental movement—and not just in her own backyard, but all over the world.
What Nickson discovered over the course of her investigative mission is shocking.
Namely, that 40 million Americans have been driven from their land, and rural culture is being systematically crushed, even as wildlife, forests, and rangelands are dying.
Clearly it’s not easy being green.
Listen to Nickson chat with PJ Media’s Ed Driscoll about Eco-Facists:
In Eco-Fascists, Nickson explores how environmental radicals have taken over government agencies at the local, state, and federal levels. The result? A wholesale sequestration of forest, range, and water—more than 40 percent of North America—impoverishing us all, especially the most vulnerable. This confiscation of America’s natural heritage is a major factor contributing to our current economic decline; until it is acknowledged and addressed, Nickson writes, our economy won’t recover.
Nickson also traces the tens of billions of dollars environmental nonprofits marshal every year to promote the notion that our essential natural systems are collapsing, and finds—in a brutal example of self-fulfilling prophecy—that their corrupted science is making a desert out of the heartland.
The author also visits once-thriving communities that are turning to ghost towns because land development has forced residents to leave; in addition, environmental legislation has forced mines, ranches, and mills to close and has forbidden critical forest, range, park, and wilderness maintenance—leading to rampant fires and deadly floods.
Eco-Fascists exposes the major fallacies of the environmental movement—from wildlife protection to zoning to forest-fire management—and introduces us to the individuals who are fighting back.
And if all that isn’t enough to ring your alarm bells, check out this chilling excerpt:
The title of this book is harsh, particularly when used in regard to environmentalists, whom most people view as virtuous at best, foolish at worst. But I do not use this term lightly, nor as a banner to grab attention. My father landed on D-Day and, at the end of the war, was put in charge of a Nazi camp and told to “sort those people out.” He was a tender soul despite his heroism, and my brothers and I grew up intimate with his nightmares—nightmares with him until he died. That darkness and history taught me that man defaults to tyranny over and over again, and while the tyranny of the environmental movement in rural America has not reached what its own policy documents say is its ultimate goal—radical population reduction—we cannot any longer ignore that goal and its implications.
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