What do radical environmentalists, communists, and Islamists have in common? They erase the history of infidels.
Greenpeace was formed in the era of the Vietnam War in the late 1960s and early 1970s. It was a countermovement to war and environmental destruction, very much in line with the zeitgeist of the hippie era. The peace element faded into the background, and instead the group became a purebred environmentalist organization, but the name Greenpeace stuck.
One of its early members and co-founders was Patrick Moore. But he had a flaw that put him increasingly at odds with the other members: He had scientific training. Because of this, he recognized that the issues Greenpeace was promoting were at odds with science, and this eventually led to estrangement.
Moore never stopped calling himself an environmentalist, but he could no longer associate himself with Greenpeace. Until a few years ago, Greenpeace still acknowledged that, despite the disagreement, Moore was indeed a co-founder.
However, Moore kept referring to himself as a co-founder of Greenpeace while scathingly criticizing the green movement. He appeared on conservative podcasts and has been a recurring contributor to Prager U.
All this was tolerated until he had the audacity to criticize Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and her Green New Deal. In a tweet that went viral, he called her a “pompous little twit” and accused her of trying to “bring about mass death.”
Pompous little twit. You don’t have a plan to grow food for 8 billion people without fossil fuels, or get food into the cities. Horses? If fossil fuels were banned every tree in the world would be cut down for fuel for cooking and heating. You would bring about mass death.
— Patrick Moore (@EcoSenseNow) March 3, 2019
In response to this, Greenpeace USA tweeted that he was not a co-founder of Greenpeace, and someone erased Moore from the Wikipedia article about the organization.
Patrick Moore was not a co-founder of Greenpeace. He does not represent Greenpeace. He is a paid lobbyist, not an independent source. His statements about @AOC & the #GreenNewDeal have nothing to do with our positions.
— Greenpeace USA (@greenpeaceusa) March 12, 2019
Dissent and criticism by a prominent environmentalist could not be tolerated, so history had to be rewritten.
One of the most memorable and influential quotes from George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984 is “those who control the present, control the past, and those who control the past, control the future.”
Orwell had profound insight into the totalitarian mindset; in a strange and almost visceral sense, totalitarians understand better than conservatives the value of cultural identity and the accumulated wisdom and knowledge of the past. Totalitarians know that historical roots are the best defense against progressive ideas. In order to destroy all opposition, they must rewrite the past.
That is why Karl Marx was thrilled about Darwin’s theory of evolution. He saw it as a weapon against Christianity, which he regarded as the guardian of Western civilization. Destroy Christianity, and you will destroy capitalism, he believed.
That is also why the Taliban pulverized ancient Buddha statues in Afghanistan in 2001, and why ISIS in 2015 destroyed the ancient Roman site of Palmyra in Syria.
That is why children do not learn about the communist genocides in school but instead are taught the lie that America was built on racism, slavery, and exploitation.
And that is also why a sensible environmentalist like Moore must be erased from history.
By destroying history and replacing it with propaganda, the totalitarians are well on their way to controlling the future.
That’s why facts matter. History is our last line of defense against the jungle encroaching and the barbarians banging on the city gates.