Just when I thought I'd seen it all along comes something new and even more incredibly idiotic.
This story is not made-up, I wish I could say it was but it is very real. Apparently there are no more pressing issues in the world right now which leaves UN diplomats scrambling to find something to do. They have in fact found their latest cause....the debate over whether or not the planet Earth has the same rights as human beings.
Yes you heard that right.
Some environmentalist radicals began this movement and Bolivia became the first country to "grant the natural environment equal rights to humans." Bolivia also established a "Ministry of Mother Earth" yes a diplomat, ombudsman if you will, who represents the Earth's best interests. And oh yes, the Bolivian Leftist President Evo Morales believes that in order to save earth, we must "eradicate capitalism."
Gee, why am I not surprised?
I have been saying for years that the United Nations is useless yet at the same time we have to be a member and pay our dues because you know....the old saying....keep your friends close but your enemies closer. We can't afford not to be a member.
This latest ploy is yet another attempt by the leftists around the world to trample all over the individual human rights granted by God, not by man, in an effort to establish government control over every facet of the lives of its constituents. This will be done of course through the granting of rights to inanimate objects (which will in the end be the only entity with rights) and the slow but sure elimination of private property ownership and ultimate government control of private business and industry. That's where it starts, with crap like this.
It is possible to love nature and want to protect it without going to this extreme and I am fairly certain that the Bolivian president's intentions are far from altruistic.
Alas, as I said earlier, since all the other pressing matters of the world have been solved, it's only fair that the UN justify its existence with this latest farce. And so it goes...