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Now the progressives want “Human Rights” for Mother Nature

Posted on: April 26, 2011

You can’t make this stuff up folks. The former Obama Adviser Van Jones (he was the “green jobs czar”) is helping to push for a new, global architecture of environmental law that would give Mother Nature the same rights status as humans.

Van Jones is the newest board members of an obscure San Francisco New Age-style organization known as Pachamama Alliance. This group is working on creating a global movement to make human rights for Mother Nature an international reality — complete with enforceable laws — by 2014.

If you think this is whacky, the U.N. is also sponsoring a global summit on “sustainable development” to take place in Rio de Janeiro next May. They will be looking at similar issues of “global environmental governance.” Another useless cause when so many people are starving in the world.

So what is his newest organization planning to do? The Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature “is working to build a movement of millions of educated and inspired individuals, with thousands of successful cases of enforceable Rights of Nature legislation having been enacted at local and national levels, by the end of 2014.

The group also is running a parallel media campaign, called “Four Years. Go.,” to build enthusiasm for the same rapid environmental change, using “personal communication, social media and a rich web presence to inspire a movement of people who recognize the urgency, and the opportunity, of this time and stand for using the next four years, through 2014, to literally change the course of history.”

Jones has continued to advocate by organizing a radical “green” restructuring of the U.S. economy as a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, a think tank closely associated with financier George Soros, and at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson Center for International Affairs.

The movement that Jones has joined shares its goals with some of the more radical governments represented at the United Nations, notably Ecuador and Bolivia, both nations with substantial territories in the Amazon Basin, and both with close ties to the socialist government of Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez.

Bolivia last week sponsored an “interactive dialogue” on “Harmony With Nature” at the United Nations that included promotion of the same notion of a Universal Declaration of Human Rights for Mother Nature. By no coincidence, the U.N. debate was scheduled immediately prior to this year’s April 22 Earth Day celebrations—renamed “Mother Earth Day,” at the United Nations.

In January, Bolivia became the world’s first nation to grant the natural environment equal rights to humans. Bolivia’s Law of Mother Earth is heavily influenced by the spiritual indigenous Andean world outlook that revolves around the earth deity Pachamama, roughly translated to Mother Earth.

The Bolivian law establishes 11 rights for nature that include: the right to life and to exist; the right to pure water and clean air; the right to not have cellular structure modified or genetically altered; the right to have nature’s processes free from human alteration. The law also establishes a Ministry of Mother Earth to act as an ombudsman, which will ensure nature is “not being affected my mega-infrastructure and development projects that affect the balance of ecosystems and the local inhabitant communities.”

The right to life and to exist for Mother Nature is a noble cause but what about human right to life and to exist? What will pro-abortionist say about that? I’m all for being responsible for our environment but to establish laws and obviously punishment for not abiding by the law is totally irresponsible.  Mother Nature provides sustenance to humans and we should honor her by being good stewards of the land. However, we don’t need to have laws to tell us this. Logging companies cut down older trees and replace them with new trees – otherwise they won’t have trees to log in the future. That doesn’t take a progressive organization to figure that one out.

The sad part of all of this is these people get paid the big bucks to tell us what not to do when common sense should prevail.

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