We often hear about how the Pope has caused millions to die of AIDS because of the Church’s stance on condoms. Never mind that the United Nations keeps lying to people by telling them that condoms will protect them or that the Pope doesn’t force anything on anyone.
But one never hears about the body count associated with radical environmentalism which doesn’t leave people with free will. One of the first major victories for environmentalists was to ban DDT and the result has been the unnecessary deaths of millions who could have been protected against malaria. According to U.N. estimates, malaria kills one child every 30 seconds worldwide.
But it’s for a good cause, you know.
Environmentalism in its current radical form is anti-human. Violently so, at times. I bring that up as a way of introduction to a recent OXFAM report shows that more than 20,000 people say they were evicted from their homes and some murdered in recent years to make way for a tree plantation run by a British forestry company for carbon credits under the Kyoto Protocol.
The New York Times reports:
“I heard people being beaten, so I ran outside,” said Emmanuel Cyicyima, 33. “The houses were being burnt down.”
Other villagers described gun-toting soldiers and an 8-year-old child burning to death when his home was set ablaze by security officers.
“They said if we hesitated they would shoot us,” said William Bakeshisha, adding that he hid in his coffee plantation, watching his house burn down. “Smoke and fire.”
…the government and the company said the settlers were illegal and evicted for a good cause: to protect the environment and help fight global warming.
The case twists around an emerging multibillion-dollar market trading carbon-credits under the Kyoto Protocol, which contains mechanisms for outsourcing environmental protection to developing nations.
Hey, what’s a few dead kids and thousands of homeless people in the name of a good cause?
Olivia Mukamperezida, 28, said her house was among the first in her community to be burned down. One day in late 2009, she said, her eldest son, Friday, was sick at home, so she went out to find medicine. Villagers suddenly told her to rush back. Everything was incinerated.
“I found my house when it was completely finished,” she said. “I just cried.”
Ms. Mukamperezida never found the culprits. She buried Friday’s bones in a grave, but says she does not know if it is still there.
“They are planting trees,” she said.
Kudos to the New York Times for exposing this horror.