A Former Sierra Club Member Is Pleased To Hear Of Immigration Insurgency

January 27, 2004

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A
Reader Says Sierra`s Pope Knows Immigration Has
Environmental Consequences—He Just Wants To Evade Them


The story so
far:


Save The Sierra Club From The Treason Lobby—Act Now!

By Brenda Walker.


A Virginia Reader Suspects Sierra Club Not Worth Saving;
Brenda Walker Reassures Him


 A Reader Says Sierra`s Pope Knows Immigration Has
Environmental Consequences—He Just Wants To Evade Them


Now read on:

From:  “Former Sierra Club
Member”

As a former member of the Sierra
Club who long ago passed the point of no return, I will
cheer from the sidelines should true environmentalists
manage to

take back the Club
from

New Left apparatchiks
like Carl Pope and
headline-driven opportunists like


Morris Dees
who
believe that they can stifle any dissent by

screaming "racist."

The Sierra Club rose to national
prominence in the 1960s when it alone stood up to the
Johnson Administration`s scheme to build

dams that would have flooded the Grand Canyon.
The
mainstream press suppressed virtually all criticism of
LBJ, although not to the extent that it now

suppresses facts about mass immigration.
Not
surprisingly, despite having space for daily reports of

Vietnam
, the press could find little space to cover
this atrocity.

In a desperate attempt to stop the
project, the Sierra Club prepared humorous and
informational full-page advertisements and paid to run
them in newspapers that actively participated in the
news blackout. Unlike papers today that cannot be

paid to print the truth
, the New York Times
and Washington Post
carried the Club`s ads, which included coupons
expressing disapproval of the project to send to LBJ and
local Congress creatures. I read the Sierra Club ads,
clipped and mailed the coupons, and joined the Sierra
Club. The Club`s brilliant campaign, masterminded by the
late

David Brower
, was successful, and the

Grand Canyon remains grand
.

Saving the Grand Canyon was the
Sierra Club`s apogee. Outraged at a rare defeat, Johnson
retaliated by directing the IRS to take away the Club`s
tax exemption. This counterattack also was successful,
and

David Brower was forced out.
He took the Club`s best
and brightest with him to form

Friends of the Earth.
Like many other activist
members, I quit the Sierra Club when Brower left and
never returned.

In the 30+ years since the ouster
of David Brower, the Sierra Club has maintained a low
profile, while politicians on both sides of the aisle
have conducted an unrelenting war on ancient forests and
other

pristine habitats.
Despite the Club`s strong support
for Clinton, it received nothing in return, besides jobs
for some of the insiders. And although the Gore campaign
treated environmentalists like the

Republicans treat the Religious Right
, i.e. as
automatic supporters who deserve no respect, the Sierra
Club abandoned the

Green Party
and hitched its caboose to the

Gore campaign train,
which to paraphrase

Westbrook Pegler
, took off with a jerk.

As someone who has not followed

Club politics
, it came as a surprise to me to
discover that there are Sierra Club board members who
are actively seeking to turn it around by taking a stand
against mass immigration.

The Club`s stated policies in
support of stronger pollution standards, health and
safety protection, and preservation of wilderness, are
in accord with the majority of Americans. However, none
of these goals can be achieved while the population
continues to explode through mass immigration of people
with

pre-industrial birth rates
. On the dominant
population issue, it`s about time for the Sierra Club to
align itself with the

majority of people
, rather than the politicians.