It’s bad enough that we live in a society where everything is a potential lawsuit. Coffee too hot? Sue the coffee maker. Get in a car wreck? Sue the auto maker. But now, if a few countries and the United Nations get their way, you could also be sued by “Mother Earth.” That’s right… there’s a resolution being proposed to give “Mother Earth” the same rights as you, and thus, the same protections.
According to the report by Postmedia News, the nation of Bolivia will put forward a resolution to the United Nations “giving ‘Mother Earth’ the same rights as humans.
The bid aims to have the UN recognize the Earth as a living entity that humans have sought to “dominate and exploit” — to the point that the “well-being and existence of many beings” is now threatened.
The wording may yet evolve, but the general structure is meant to mirror Bolivia’s Law of the Rights of Mother Earth, which Bolivian President Evo Morales enacted in January.
That document speaks of the country’s natural resources as “blessings,” and grants the Earth a series of specific rights that include rights to life, water and clean air; the right to repair livelihoods affected by human activities; and the right to be free from pollution.
But, it doesn’t just stop there. It’s not Hogwarts, and there is no Ministry of Magic, but the resolution, if passed, would also establish a Ministry of Mother Earth. This ministry would include “an ombudsman whose job is to hear nature’s complaints as voiced by activist and other groups, including the state.” Nature’s complaints?
But while Bolivian U.N. Ambassador Pablo Salon said his country just seeks to achieve “harmony” with nature, he signalled that mining and other companies may come under greater scrutiny.
“We’re not saying, for example, you cannot eat meat because you know you are going to go against the rights of a cow,” he said. “But when human activity develops at a certain scale that you (cause to) disappear a species, then you are really altering the vital cycles of nature or of Mother Earth. Of course, you need a mine to extract iron or zinc, but there are limits.”
These ideas would be laughable, but we all know that leftwing environmentalists and globalists will be all over this proposal. Consider the fact that Bolivian President Evo Morales circulated a flyer at the U.N. which covered the “10 commandments” to “save the planet.” Number 1 on the list? Of couse, it was the need “to end capitalism.”
There’s always an agenda, isn’t there? I want to protect our planet as much as the next person. What I don’t want to see is the earth given the same rights as a person, and then that silly notion be exploited to fulfill some leftwing fantasy. I should be careful… the Ministry of Mother Earth might turn me into a non-capitalist tree.