Greatest Threat to Endangered Species Is Not Donald Trump’s New Rules

President Donald Trump’s administration is about to implement new rules that it claims will “modernize” and “improve” the Endangered Species Act.

All too predictably, certain industries in Trump’s favor approve of this imminent overhaul, while environmentalists are in an uproar.

Yet neither the Trump administration nor its most vociferous environmental critics is willing to address or even acknowledge the major threat to all imperiled wildlife in the United States: massive habitat loss associated with massive, unending U.S. population growth.

Degradation and loss of habitat is far and away the single most important cause of disappearing wildlife — much more than pollution, invasive species or poaching.

Propelled mostly by the largest immigration wave in U.S. history, the number of Americans grew by about 60 million from 1990 to 2010, at a rate of 30 million per decade. Tens of millions more have been added this decade as well, and now there are almost 330 million of us, and counting.

American families have averaged fewer than two children for years, so that future population growth in our country will be almost entirely due to mass immigration.

Each added person — each new American consumer, whether native-born or foreign-born — is, on average, responsible for the loss of about a half-acre of natural habitat or farmland. These lands are developed to meet our ever-rising demands for housing, transportation, commercial and office space, warehouses, factories and manufacturing, utilities, educational and government facilities, and so forth.

2019 study by Conservation Science Partners identified agriculture, energy, transportation and urban stressors as the major factors in loss and fragmentation of natural habitat in the lower 48 states.

Population growth exacerbates each of these. More people require more land to grow more food, more habitat-destroying surface coal mines, wind and solar facilities, and the like.

http://www.cairco.org/blog/greatest-threat-endangered-species-not-donald-trump%E2%80%99s-new-rules

The Great Replacement Is Not a Conspiracy

Gregory Hood, American Renaissance, September 11, 2019

When we say it, it’s supposed to be a conspiracy theory. When they say it, it’s self-evident.

Stacey Abrams enjoys a promising career for someone who lost her last election. She refused to admit defeat, yet is rarely accused of undermining “our democracy.” Many people want her to run for president or be vice-president.

Why? She has no ideas to speak of. Her politics are crude. Yet she understands that a multicultural, multiracial democracy is a demographic head count. She wants State Conquest, that is, for the state to serve the interests not of the founding people but of a different people. She wants to destroy the symbols of white America, such as Stone Mountain, and replace them with those of her own people. She’s a herald of the Great Replacement in Georgia.

https://www.amren.com/commentary/2019/09/the-great-replacement-is-not-a-conspiracy/

 

From Parts Unknown to Streets Paved with Gold

Occidental Observer in  /by 

Several weeks ago I drew attention to the plight of the highly-unusual African migrant destination of Portland, Maine on The Third Rail podcast. It seems I wasn’t the only one whose suspicions were raised by what has rapidly turned into a crisis, with the city totally ill-equipped to deal with an influx of hundreds of Africans bussed-in by Catholic Charities from San Antonio, Texas. Someone who I can only assume is a local going under the name Concerned Citizen recently published a brilliant piece on Medium entitled “Such a Disgrace: How Ethan Strimling Betrayed the People of Portland” describing the trainwreck in Vacationland’s largest city. I highly recommend it as a primer on the situation, but of particular importance to us here are some pertinent questions raised by the author:

As a matter of course, refugees are typically less concerned with plotting a perfect 12,000-mile journey with an indeterminate source of funds than with escaping persecution aliveIn surely one of the most peculiar quirks of modern mass migration, these Angolans and Congolese had taken the circuitous route from central Africa to Brazil to Ecuador to Mexico to San Antonio, Texas and finally Portland, Maine. This amounts to a bare minimum of 11,264 miles traveled “as the crow flies,” and as much of the route was by land, it was surely much more. As ostensible refugees, this naturally begs a couple of questions, namely: how can they afford to travel such distances with no income and just the clothes on their backs? How are they able to plan such a logistically-demanding trip? Why do they have international media and legal contacts?[1]

I took it upon myself to attempt to answer these questions, and have discovered in an almost-perfect analogue with what’s happening in Europe an existing support system and network that appears to be funneling migrants to particular pre-determined locales for reasons that will be discussed in the forthcoming pieces. The primary actors and organizations, and their connections to what at first blush appears to be an isolated incident but is anything but, will be revealed. Any treatment of the conflagration of aliens spreading across the whole of the United States must first start with a border so porous it might as well be non-existent, though.

https://www.theoccidentalobserver.net/2019/09/15/from-parts-unknown-to-streets-paved-with-gold/

Ethnic Apocalypse: The Coming European Civil War

https://www.theoccidentalobserver.net/2019/09/08/a-race-war-prophecy/

Guillaume Faye
Arktos, 2019.

“A confrontation has become indispensable if we are to resolve the problem, remediate the situation and free ourselves.”

                                                         Guillaume Faye, Ethnic Apocalypse

The celebrated French far-Right intellectual Guillaume Faye passed away in March, after a long battle with cancer, but not before leaving us a literary parting shot that deserves to be a bestseller. In his final book, Faye explores the demographic, cultural, political, and military degradation of France, drawing sobering lessons for the West as a whole. The book makes a number of stark and terrifying predictions that, when all current trends are taken into consideration, have an overwhelming probability of coming to fruition. Foremost among these predictions is that the West is now almost certainly destined to convulse with a savage and intense civil war (both civil and internal, both religious and racial) without parallel in the history of mankind. With all the dark candour one might expect from a dying man with nothing else to lose, Ethnic Apocalypse, or as it was published in French Guerre civile raciale (A Racial Civil War), is perhaps the most brutally frank, bitterly scathing, and searingly honest accounts of the current trajectory of the multicultural West that I’ve ever come across. The reader searches the text for euphemism, finding none. There are no evasions here; no duplicity in nomenclature. Faye doesn’t speak of cultural differences, or religious incompatibilities. He has little time for talk of assimilation and integration. The problem, he declares, “is neither ideological nor even religious in nature, but, in fact, anthropological. And so is the solution. The coming war will involve people who have nothing to say to one another and who should never have been made to live together.”[1] A little over 50 years after Enoch Powell’s ‘Rivers of Blood’ speech, Faye’s book is both a nod to Powell’s prescience, and a chronicle of the nascent ebbs and waves of a crimson tide that now seems fated to engulf us all.

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Faye is unapologetic about speaking bluntly and specifically of race. He employs the term “as part of a sincere longing for accuracy.”[9] Some people find the term disagreeable? The author responds:

Do you know what is really unpleasant, by contrast? Living your life surrounded by ten million, twenty million, or even a greater number of Africans and Arabs, with whom one never wanted to associate. What is very disagreeable indeed is acknowledging the thought that, soon enough, the people of our race, namely the Whites of Europe, will be a minority in their own lands. What is more unpleasant is our inability to describe the very horror of our situation without burdening our statement of the facts with foolish periphrases and politically correct words, all of which remain less expressive of what is crucial for us to say than of what one is required to say.[10]

Mind-reading AI may spell end to humanity as we know it, but not because it will enslave us – Zizek

Technologies linking human consciousness to any sort of a cloud computing service could not just open the way for totalitarian mind control, but destroy the very essence of human relations, philosopher Slavoj Zizek says.

A computer that can read the thoughts of many people at once would make normal human life impossible, the Slovenian cultural philosopher told RT in the wake of the World Artificial Intelligence (AI) Conference in Shanghai, which saw Alibaba’s chairman Jack Ma and Tesla CEO Elon Musk clashing over the future of AI.

While the two technopreneurs engaged in a heated discussion over the possibility of humans being controlled by machines in the future, the senior researcher at the Institute for Sociology and Philosophy at the University of Ljubljana shared his thoughts on the issue with RT.

Our brain being connected to a machine is not a utopia

What I am studying now is the so-called phenomenon of wired brains, a possibility of our brains being connected with strong digital machines. And that is not a utopia. In the media lab at MIT, Massachusetts, they already have simple machines like that. It is like a helmet, nothing intrusive, they put it on your head.

And then something horrible happens – I saw the video – you think certain thoughts, you do not say anything, and the machine reproduces them either in writing or with artificial voice.

https://www.rt.com/news/468228-mind-reading-computer-humanity-zizek/

Township Shuts Down 100-Yr-Old, 37-Member Volunteer Fire Company Because One Firefighter ‘Tried to Join The Proud Boys’

Haverford Township’s Board of Commissioners would rather their citizens die in a fire than be saved by anyone affiliated with the pro-Western civilization group the Proud Boys.

From The Philadelphia Inquirer, “Closed Haverford fire company defends ‘caring’ firefighter who tried to join far-right Proud Boys”:

A day after Haverford Township officials shut down the Bon Air Fire Company for not parting with a volunteer who had tried to join the far-right men’s group the Proud Boys, the company issued a statement Thursday defending the firefighter and its decision to keep him.

Bon Air said Thursday that the volunteer, who has been identified as Bruce McClay Jr., had done nothing wrong as a firefighter and was exercising his “right to freely assemble and to freely associate with others.”

Bon Air’s list of members, now pulled down from its website, indicated McClay was a lieutenant and vice president of the board of directors.

“While the volunteer attended some social gatherings of the outside organization, the volunteer ultimately decided, after he learned more about the group’s beliefs, that he did not wish to become part of the organization,” Bon Air said in its statement. “He never attended any rallies or protests, and he disassociated himself from the group more than one year ago. He has broken no law and committed no crime.”

McClay, the statement continued, “has not made any statements to his fellow volunteers or posted any statements on social media in support of the views of the outside organization or which reflect poorly on his ability to faithfully carry out the duties of his position to Haverford Community.”

Thought crimes are the ultimate crimes.

http://www.informationliberation.com/?id=60683

Shots fired: San Francisco declares NRA ‘domestic terrorists’

The San Francisco, California supervisors declaring the National Rifle Association a “domestic terrorist organization” seems like virtue-signaling, but it may well be a major escalation in the culture war already shaking the US.

The NRA uses its wealth and strength to “incite gun owners to acts of violence,”declared the resolution adopted Tuesday by the all-Democrat panel, urging the city not to do business with anyone associated with the organization.

It also accused the NRA of spreading “propaganda that misinforms and aims to deceive the public about the dangers of gun violence,” and promoting “extremist positions, in defiance of the views of a majority of its membership and the public.” Democrats used to accuse President Donald Trump of lying when he said they were out to take away Americans’ guns. Now they are falling over themselves to prove him right.

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However, no amount of gun laws means a thing if the authorities are unwilling to prosecute people due to political considerations. The man who shot and killed San Francisco woman Kate Steinle in 2015 first dodged murder and manslaughter convictions, and last week got his gun possession conviction overturned on a technicality. Critics are saying the only reason for this treatment is that the killer is an illegal immigrant, and Democrats are determined to make San Francisco and California a sanctuary for those.

https://www.rt.com/usa/468130-san-francisco-nra-terrorist/

Ilhan Omar Calls for Destruction of U.S. Sovereignty, United Nations to Take Control Over Southern Border

Omar is a subversive enemy from within openly plotting the destruction of the United States.

By Shane Trejo
BigLeaguePolitics.com
Aug 31, 2019

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) made a stunning declaration against U.S. sovereignty on Wednesday when she proclaimed her plans for the United Nations (UN) to take control over security on the U.S. southern border that is currently being besieged by third-world [invasion] at an unprecedented level.

https://bigleaguepolitics.com/ilhan-omar-calls-for-destruction-of-u-s-sovereignty-united-nations-to-take-control-over-southern-border/

…gets Candace Owens highly agitated.

The Dangerous Stalinism of the “Woke” Hard-Left

Civil liberties are in greater danger today from the intolerant hard-left than from the bigoted hard-right. This may seem counterintuitive: There has been far more violence — mass shootings in malls, synagogues and other soft targets — from extremists who identify more with the hard-right than with the hard-left. But the influence of the hard-left on our future leaders is far more pervasive, insidious and dangerous than the influence of the hard-right.

People on the “woke” hard-left seem so self-righteous about their monopoly over Truth (with a capital T) that many of them see no reason to allow dissenting, politically incorrect, views to be expressed. Such incorrect views, they claim, make them feel “unsafe.” They can feel safe only if views they share are allowed to be expressed. Feeling unsafe is the new trigger word for demanding censorship.

https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/14794/the-dangerous-stalinism-of-the-woke-hard-left