The Sierra Staff Strikes Back, With Some Help From The SPLC


Previously by Brenda Walker:
Save The Sierra Club
From The Treason Lobby—Act Now!

In case you haven`t been
following the roiling
controversy within the
Sierra Club, a group of
insurgents seeking seats on the Board of Directors have
been smeared as radical right-wing extremists by the
Club`s fearful permanent officials.

Three
outstanding candidates running for the Board believe
that America`s skyrocketing

overpopulation
, driven by out-of-control

mass immigration,
must be addressed. They want the
Club to return to the

position
it held until

1996
: to "bring about the stabilization of the
population first of the United States and then of the
world."

These
candidates are:

Dick Lamm,
former two-term Democratic governor of
Colorado and a life-long active environmentalist;

Frank Morris
(PhD from MIT), former Executive
Director of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
and recipient of three NAACP awards; and David Pimental,
a

Cornell University Professor of Ecology
and the
author of 516 scientific publications.

Since
I last wrote in VDARE.COM on this subject, and urged
immigration reformers to
join the Sierra Club and vote,
several mysteriously similar articles have appeared in
the press:



  • "Sierra Club faces rocky future as extremists push out
    greens"
    by Shawn McCarthy, in the Toronto
    Globe and Mail
    , smeared my VDARE.COM article
    apparently without reading it: he reported that the
    Southern Poverty Law Center`s (SPLC`s) Morris Dees was running
    for Sierra Club Board of Directors in response
    to my VDARE.COM article—although that article had
    headlined the news that Dees, who has no
    environmentalist qualifications, was

    already a candidate.



  • Election Becomes a Fight Over Sierra Club`s Future
    ,

    by Miguel Bustillo and Kenneth R. Weiss, January 18,
    cited Sierra Club Executive Director Carl Pope, who as
    an employee is not supposed to intervene in elections,
    uttering this gem of

    impartiality
    : "`I don`t think that Lamm,
    Pimentel and Morris are racists,`
    Pope said,
    `But they are clearly being supported by racists.`"
     
    Evidence, allegedly, was my VDARE.COM article and the
    fact that it had been picked up (without
    our knowledge or permission) by “an anti-Semitic
    website
    .”

  • "Saving
    the Sierra Club"
    a January 26 editorial in the
    Los Angeles Times, endorsed the Sierra staff`s
    line. LA Times editorial writers apparently don`t even
    read their own paper: a truly fine cover article in
    its magazine section (Infinite
    Ingress
    , by Lee Green, January 25) described
    in painful detail how the explosive immigration-fueled
    population growth in southern California has rapidly
    degraded the quality of life for all.

Big
Media has assumed its usual supine position of
stenographer to the powerful in the Sierra Club election
controversy. News stories have been full of
catfight-from-hell descriptions but little illumination.
Stereotypic and untrue categorizations have been used in
place of the most elementary consideration of facts.

The
highly reputable men described above are accused of
being part of an extremist right-wing conspiracy to
"take over"
the Sierra Club.

How
the fanatical right wing has changed when an African
American and an elected Democrat can be included!

How
can such an absurd idea be taken seriously? Simple.
These garbage purveyors depend on

Establishment media`s
laziness and aversion toward
investigating facts, as well as its

politically-correct reluctance
to examine anything

negative about immigration
. Accusations based on
innuendo, guilt by association and plain lies are faxed
on fancy stationery to newsrooms. The result is a
complete reversal of reality.

The
Establishment media apparently still believes that
immigration moderation is an “Extreme Right”
issue, although polls

consistently
show that Americans across the
political spectrum want

immigration reduced
. The immigration enthusiasts are
the

elites
, who increasingly tell us that open borders
are good for us insignificant little citizens, despite
all evidence to the contrary. The nation state is so

passé
, in the view of the really important people.
However, Czech President Vaclav Klaus

warned last year
that "you cannot have democratic
accountability in anything bigger than a nation state."

As
Mark Twain remarked a century ago, a lie can travel half
way round the world before the truth can get its boots
on.

Further, the Internet has created nearly limitless
opportunities for guilt-by-association attacks, a
standard ploy by the artistes of the genre, Morris Dees
and the SPLC. Sadly, not
everyone has learned that the SPLC

spends an inordinate amount
of its considerable
riches (over $100 million) in rousting up additional
money, so its accusations receive more serious attention
than they deserve among credulous journalists.

Although they pose as rescuers, the SPLC

mudslingers
have in fact been plotting their
insertion into Sierra Club internal affairs for some
time – witness the SPLC`s lengthy letter from Mark Potok
to Sierra Club President Larry Fahn dated October 21 and

posted
on GroundswellSierra.com, a website dedicated
to “protecting” the Sierra Club regime.

Current Sierra
Board member

Ben Zuckerman
, an

immigration realist
, has speculated that the SPLC
may be looking to the immigration controversy to

fill its coffers
since the KKK, with only a couple
thousand members including federal informers, may no
longer elicit the same fundraising response.

The
SPLC has certainly dolled up its website with a green
look and a

newly discovered interest
in environmental affairs.
However, its tactics are the

same old hysteria.

But
the Internet gives as well as takes. At one time, the
alliance between entrenched liberal bureaucrats and a
mouthpiece media would have been unbreakable. Now,
because of the Internet, they can be outflanked and
undermined.

Do it
now! There are only a few more shopping days left in
which to join the Sierra Club and vote for a
sustainable, environmentally recognizable America—Jan.
31 is the cut-off; the election is in early March.
For a mere $25 (introductory membership), you give the
multimillion-dollar Sierra staff-SPLC-Big Media Axis
more to worry about.

David
never had it so good against Goliath.


Author Brenda Walker [email
her
] has been a member
of the Sierra Club since 1984 and is a Democrat who
couldn`t


care less
who won the New Hampshire primary—they`re
all useless on immigration. She produces the websites


http://www.limitstogrowth.org/

and


http://www.immigrationshumancost.org/