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They’ve done this by using expensive media campaigns to replace real environmental problems, with fictitious and nonexistent environmental problems.

The greatest treatise ever written for protection of the environment and something that is thus a direct threat to big oil and coal, is the UN Agenda 21 policy. Yet virtually every local environmentalist now believes Agenda 21 is a sinister plan to enslave humanity.

A casual perusal of Youtube for ‘Agenda 21’ will convince most people that Agenda 21 is a terrible thing. Yet anyone who takes the trouble to actually read Agenda 21 will discover it is the best document for protecting the environment ever written.

Large numbers of local people now believe that a radar station known as HAARP and the water vapour trails behind passenger jet planes, are the true cause of climate change and extreme weather events. Can you see how the fossil fuel industry benefits from environmentalists having these false beliefs?

‘If you want to control the opposition, then lead the opposition’, has become the fossil fuel industry mantra.

Peter Olson, Goonengerry


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  1. Totally agree. I’ve even had people try to tell me that getting trains back on our tracks in part of agenda 21 and therefore bad, which is just bizarre because trains as public transport is about living collectively and therefore reduces emissions, supports communities and disadvantaged etc. And usually the opposition is based on information that has been given by politicians who are financially supported by mining and road company donations.

    • Geez Peter, you are looking for trouble. Chem trails not real? HAARP not the cause of everything bad in the atmosphere? Next thing you’ll be saying vaccination is a good thing when we know it is a Big Pharma conspiracy and that millions of children from developing countries should have just put up with or died from polio, whooping cough and diptheria so that people in rich countries can blame their child’s autism on something — because they read it on the internet after all.

      Peter you are too right – the conspiracy is that the conspiracy theories are being started by big corporations to distract us from their real and unrelenting assault on democracy, transparency, decency, the environment and human rights – aided by a compliant and obedient government. Much easier to rail against the invisible enemies whilst sipping your latte than actually getting off one’s arse and fighting the ones that are actually real.

    • Nothing like an absence of scientific evidence combined with blind faith in something you read online. Religious fundamentalists find everything they need to know in the Bible or the Koran or [insert holy text here]. The internet is the new bible – who needs the good book? A web page is so much faster. Personally I’m thinking of becoming a Pastafarian in the church of the Flying Spagheti monster: See http://www.venganza.org/
      They would be into trains for sure – you can eat pasta on a train. You cannot eat it on a bus, in a car, on a bike.


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