Earth Day Nonsense: Hippie Holiday

Thursday marked the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, a bogus celebration of the environment and the green movement. Of course the liberal mainstream news media was in a tizzy promoting Earth Day awareness.

Cable networks such as Nickelodeon and MSNBC promoted numerous Earth Day television specials and constantly aired commercials with celebrities preaching the Gospel of environmental messages.

One of their central themes is that Americans use too much energy and have too much of a carbon footprint. Corporate giants like Entergy have tried to capitalize on the environmental hysteria by offering programs to match and even double the carbon credits purchased by customers.

The purveyors of this nonsense hope that Americans will felt guilt for their amount of energy usage and will feel compelled to utilize alternative sources of energy or buy carbon credits. This whole movement is just a feel good effort led by liberals who have succeeded in brainwashing Hollywood and the media networks.

Personally, I have not purchased any carbon credits or abandoned the use of fossil fuels. I have no problem with anyone conserving resources, recycling or exploring alternative energy options like solar power. However, I am offended by the obnoxious media push and the non-stop green hysteria.

This is being endorsed by many people who see Mother Earth as their God and have a spiritual connection with nature. Sadly, they are confusing the creation with the Creator, but the event is the perfect way for hippies of the 1960’s to fit into to today’s world. In fact, the entire Earth Day celebration was created by a hippie, Ira Samuel Einhorn. The problem with Mr. Einhorn is that he is a brutal murderer who is also known as the “Unicorn Killer.” This year, Einhorn celebrated Earth Day in prison, where he is serving a life sentence for the murder of his former girlfriend, Holly Maddux.

Einhorn was a radical activist, an anti-war demonstrator and a friend of renowned revolutionaries such as Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin. At the first Earth Day celebration in 1970, Einhorn was the Master of Ceremonies in an event that was televised worldwide to an audience of millions.

It is worthwhile to note that Earth Day was created by a murderer, who was using the event for self promotion. It was part of the counter culture movement of the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. Today, it is amazing that an event with such a notorious past and a despicable founder is now viewed as mainstream and respectable.

In the last year, we have seen Climategate and the Copenhagen conference debacle and the EPA of the Obama administration issuing a ruling that preposterously claims carbon dioxide is dangerous. This has all led up to what we witnessed this week, the Earth Day frenzy.

Fortunately, global warming fanatics are facing more skepticism from the American public. A recent Gallup poll showed that 48 percent of Americans believe that global warming claims are exaggerated. Back in 1997, only 31 percent of Americans were skeptical of these global warming theories.

As more and more people understand what is happening with global warming hysteria, they are skeptical of the Earth Day propaganda as well. Leftist environmentalists want to pass a global warming tax and penalize Americans for having too much of a carbon footprint. Skeptics accurately realize that this only harms our economy and millions of Americans who are already suffering from a horrible financial situation.

In the meantime, the worst polluters like China and India are not following this “green” agenda. They are too busy growing their economies and taking American jobs. You know what leaders of those countries did on the 40th anniversary of Earth Day? Laugh at us!

Jeff Crouere is the Host of “Ringside Politics,” which airs at 7:30 p.m. Fri. and 10:00 p.m. Sun. on WLAE-TV 32, a PBS station, and 7 till 11 a.m. weekdays on WGSO 990 AM in New Orleans and the Northshore. He is the Political Analyst for WGNO-TV ABC26 and a Columnist for selected publications. For more information, visit his web site at E-mail him at



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