The world is crying its heart out for the Amazon. Of course, no sensible person wants that vast and important territory to become a burning torch, devastating the richest source of freshwater on the planet and the largest complex of animal and plant life on earth.
The self-proclaimed defenders of nature are directing their fury against the President of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, who they accuse of being responsible for the tragedy. They include some leaders of the G-7 powers recently gathered in France, most of the world’s environmental movements, and of course, nearly all the world Left, all barking up the wrong tree. They unfairly accuse Bolsonaro because he is courageous enough to denounce and confront the world socialist agenda.
Most of what the mentors of this ideological agenda say about the Amazon is little more than cheap lies. Time and common sense will clearly demonstrate this, shutting the mouths of all those intent on creating a false and deceitful environmentalist psychosis entirely unrelated to the reality in this vast territory.
The Amazonian part of Brazil has about 4 million km2, almost 4 times the size of Colombia and as large as all of Europe. No one can deny that forest fires, criminal or spontaneous, happen not only in the Amazon but also everywhere in the world. Recently, there were forest fires in vast areas of California and also in the Canary Islands and Spain. They happen every day in Colombia and other countries. Who has ever come up with the folly of blaming the president of the United States, of Spain, or of Colombia for the forest fires that occurred in their respective countries?
According to scientific reports by NASA, which has been monitoring the huge Amazon region for some years, this year’s fires are smaller than those of previous years. Also, globally, the planet is greener today than it was twenty or thirty years ago, thanks to environmental conservation and reforestation policies enacted in many places around the globe.
It turns out that in his sinister, socialist, and dictatorial wisdom, Morales made a frightful mistake. The alleged “controlled burning” went completely out of control, extending to almost a million hectares and creating a real hell of fire, stupidity, and irresponsibility, which remains active 45 days after the ecological tragedy. Nevertheless, the left only accuses the president of Brazil.
Why don’t environmentalists attack Evo Morales? Because like almost all champions of this modern crusade to defend ecology, he is a leftist. He also comes from an indigenous background, a condition now presented to the world as the perfect model for today’s society. Besides, to the delight of the promoters of the New World Order, he is the great protector of coca crops in his country.
Enough hypocrisy! It is a proven fact that Brazil protects its Amazon area in a responsible way, although one can always say it could do better. But it is unacceptable that many nations that have decimated their natural forests over decades–as is the case in almost all of Europe–now tell Brazil what to do with its own. And if Brazil does not obey–as if it were a second rate country without sovereignty or independence–they threaten it with arbitrary and extravagant economic sanctions. Some, such as the President of France, Emanuel Macron, go so far as to deliriously request his removal for deeming him unsuitable to govern. The world is living the prelude to the Amazon Synod, which Pope Francis convened for this coming October in Rome. In this particular gathering, in which the Catholic Left (responsible for the horrific self-demolition of the Catholic Church) will undoubtedly manipulate and direct with an iron fist, the natural progress of peoples, which goes hand in hand with private enterprise, will be threatened with death.
The ecologist sect, which has also penetrated the Church, intends to proclaim the death of progress, which they want to replace with an environmentalist, socialist and miserabilist regime, which presents the primitive and indigenous cultures as the great models to follow. They want neither the benefits of the ‘flawed’ consumer society, nor business development, nor the civilized lifestyle of the West. They intend to transform the Catholic religion into an imitation of nature or “Mother Earth” worship, dumping two millennia of Christian civilization.
These fanatical environmentalists, covered with lies and hypocrisy, ignore that the countries which have reached the highest rates of development and prosperity – thanks to free entrepreneurship – are precisely those that best preserve freshwater sources, best protect their forests, least pollute the environment, and provide their inhabitants with a better quality of life.
Radical ecologists are perfectly aware of these truths but deliberately hide them from the world. Not for a long time, we hope, because someday all fires are extinguished, their smoke dissipates, and the reality appears clearly in the eyes of those who want to see.
Eugenio Trujillo Villegas. Director of the Sociedad Colombiana Tradición y Acción.
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