RMEF Waives All Revenue from National Convention Tags; Again Calls for Transparency from All Wildlife Groups
May 9, 2013
*Editor’s Note* Below is a press release from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF). Part of this release is about how RMEF is working to ensure that 100% of all money raised in the auctioning off of special elk tags goes back into wildlife programs. This editor is not a huge fan of auctioning game tags to generate revenue, regardless of the programs the money supports or the percentage of the amount of money goes directly to the programs earmarked. Although I commend the effort of the RMEF to take a troublesome program and make it as transparent and as effective as possible, there still exists problems and potential future problems with a continuation of these game tag auctions.
The press release below actually brings to the surface and demonstrates the problem. RMEF auctioned one elk tag in Arizona for $385,000. Obviously this is a handsome amount of money to get for one tag but how many hunters can afford that? Further down in the press release this statement is made: “While the funds raised from those special tags go directly back on the ground, the agency provides the remainder of its tags through a draw system and some limited over-the-counter opportunities for management of populations in specific units, thus giving the average hunter the opportunity to harvest an elk.”
One can choose to either focus on the fact that $385,000 was raised or that, even though efforts were made “giving the average hunter the opportunity”, “the average hunter” is being treated as a second class citizen in some respects.
It is always great to do what we can as hunters to promote hunting opportunity. In today’s business climate, high taxes and growing trends toward stopping all hunting, trapping and fishing activities by environmentalists, generating revenue for fish and game departments become even more difficult. On the surface, these auctions appear helpful and can add to the money pot but with each “special tag” auctioned off, no matter how you look at it, fewer “average hunters” are getting opportunities.
One might argue today that the benefits from the auctioned tags actually provide more opportunity for the “average hunter”, but how long will that last? Historically, don’t we see that when organizations are forced to generate income through fund raising, like auctions, then the expectation grows with each passing year? How long before all that will be left is game available to those with the financial ability to cough up $385,000 or more for one elk tag?
I’m not sure I have the answer to this problem and there may not be an answer. It may be the best of all evils. But if we can at least be made aware that this formula can potentially grow bigger to effectively rule out that “average hunter” or second class citizen’s opportunities to harvest game, perhaps the effort can be slowed down.
Short of finding better ways to cut fish and game budgets and recruiting more license-buying hunters, and the challenges that presents, RMEF’s efforts may become a growing event among fish and game departments in order to stay in business. It’s a dreadful thought.
MISSOULA, Mont.–In a continuing effort to ensure the future of wildlife resources and hunting opportunities, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation announced it will return 100 percent of the revenue it generates from the auction of state special big game permits through its national events and programs to the individual states.
“RMEF will not accept big game auction tags from any state for fundraising purposes unless all of the revenue derived from it benefits wildlife,” said David Allen, RMEF president and CEO. “This is a much needed investment in our wildlife resource and its management, habitat enhancement, and our hunting heritage. It also assists state agencies dealing with budgetary challenges. These tags were intended to benefit wildlife conservation and hunting access, not the organizations selling them.”
By way of example, RMEF recently auctioned off a special Arizona elk permit for $385,000 at its national convention. RMEF has historically sold the Arizona special elk permit with a 100 percent return to Arizona Game and Fish.
“This is a tremendous investment in Arizona’s wildlife. What everyone needs to understand is every single penny of that $385,000 goes to Arizona Game and Fish for projects to benefit the habitat for elk, mule deer and other wildlife. We want to expand this model to all the states we work with relative to their special tags sold at our national convention,” said Allen. “The RMEF convention historically generates $700,000 to $1 million each year in the auction sale of special tags/permits from state game and fish agencies.”
The special elk tag that RMEF auctioned off is one of three that the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) provide to non-profit wildlife conservation organizations as a fundraising mechanism. While the funds raised from those special tags go directly back on the ground, the agency provides the remainder of its tags through a draw system and some limited over-the-counter opportunities for management of populations in specific units, thus giving the average hunter the opportunity to harvest an elk.
“We routinely receive about 80 applications each year for on-the-ground conservation projects that are funded from these proceeds,” said John W. Harris, chairman of the AZGFD Habitat Partnership Committee. “Funding decisions are determined through collaboration with the wildlife conservation organizations that raised the money and Arizona Game and Fish Department biologists. Those relationships extend to the project proponents that include land management agencies, livestock producers, county governments, and private landowners. The projects we fund are routinely cost-shared at least 2 to 1, and our ability to positively influence conservation and relationships among our conservation partners is expanded with every dollar raised. As is so often the case, hunter dollars benefit wildlife resources that all Americans can enjoy. This is yet another example of how Hunting is Conservation.”
“It’s of paramount importance to RMEF to not only be responsible for the money raised for wildlife, but to follow those funds from start to finish to make sure those who use them do so for their intended purpose,” said David Allen, RMEF president and CEO. “Sportsmen and women need to demand transparency and hold RMEF and all wildlife agencies and conservation organizations accountable, especially for the money and its use. These tags are a matter of public trust and we are proud to be part of that effort.”
Allen went to reissue a call to all other wildlife conservation groups to allow full and complete transparency of all their financial information including the publishing of their audited financials from each fiscal year. “We voluntarily submit to independent audits of our annual finances. Why should we not make this information available to our members and the public at-large? If we were a publicly traded business we would have to do this on a regular basis. Let’s do it as a matter of respect for, and accountability to, our members and the public.”
Public trust is one of seven cornerstones to the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation which highlights two basic principles – that our fish and wildlife belong to all Americans and that they need to be managed in a way that their populations will be sustained forever. Sportsmen and women provide the bulk of wildlife management and habitat funding to state agencies through the purchase of hunting and fishing licenses as well as self-imposed taxes implemented decades ago. They also make donations to and support conservation organizations like RMEF.
“When you look at the big picture, it’s amazing how the cost associated with just one tag can make such a positive, wide-ranging difference for our wildlife and for improving hunting opportunity,” added Allen.
March 4, 2013
It seems some readers are agog today over an article discovered to have been published at Daily Kos, discussing supposed errors made in attempts to understand wolf and wildlife science, balance of nature and trophic cascades. At the center of this article is David Mech, father of the Wolf Wars; the man who identifies with wolf studies and the introduction or reintroduction, depending on one’s perspective, of wolves in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.
It’s always vengeful bliss to say, “I told you so,” but it’s just as important to understand that Mech’s seeming admission that some things might not have been right, is really no victory for anyone accept David Mech and the environmental hijackers; those destroyers of people’s rights, property destruction and confiscation, and the subjection of citizens to reduced levels of public health and safety.
On examination of certain statements made by Mech, on the surface I can see him saying the things that I have been writing about for several years on the myths of balance of nature and self regulation of the ecosystems.
…..at the very least, scientists now disagree about whether wolf related behaviorally mediated trophic cascades in Yellowstone are really occurring………. At most, that well-publicized claim may not be correct at all.
…..ecologists (and particularly conservation biologists) do seem obsessed to the point of blindness with predator-induced trophic cascades.
Two decades later after observing wolves and moose and whitetail in Minnesota, Mech denounced the “balance of nature” writing in (National Wildlife 23(1):54-59) he said nature “far from always being ‘balanced,’ ratios of wolves and prey animals can fluctuate wildly – and sometimes catastrophically”.
Consider, if you will, what Mech said and the comment made by the author of this piece.
In an interview Mech states that scientific conclusions may “vary from outright dishonesty to not even knowing your bias is getting in the way,”. Because the meme of a trophic cascade in Yellowstone is so embedded in textbooks and popular media, it may never die, even if untrue.(Emboldening added)
It has taken how many decades of wolf study, combined with the numerous “scientific” papers written and distributed by Mech, perhaps walking around with a very large chip on his shoulder, swelling in his pride as being perceived as the wolf expert, approaching godliness in some people’s eyes, to decide to consult other scientists about wolves, or in general, balance of nature and trophic cascades?
It may appear that Mech has reached some scientific epiphany or maybe even remorse, complete with crocodile tears, so why should we be so thrilled at his comments about the dishonesty and corruption of money-starved, agenda-driven scientists who, “vary from outright dishonesty to not even knowing your bias is getting in the way?”
I would have to agree with the author of the article who states that this meme, that is the false idea that has spread throughout the scientific community full of wolf loving, money hungry faux scientists, may never die, is, in fact, the outcome that Mech intended from the beginning.
It’s a bit easier to put up a front indicating wrongdoing when the damage has been done and you’ve achieved the goals intended. Are we then to forgive and forget? I think not. The actions of Mech and many others, those being the products of his own work, i.e. his following, his own “outright dishonesty” and what I believe to be him knowing his own bias, have caused such extreme damage, to not only the scientific community but the loss of other wildlife, the spread of disease and the destruction caused to humanity through his deceitful work to cause division and strife among the people. How does one measure that value and establish accountability? Should we just dismiss it because this man is sticking his big toe in contriteness?
The damage has been done and it probably never will get corrected. The lessons learned here will also not be all good. One would like to think that the scientific community would take a deep breath and reassess this evil approach toward political ends shrouded in spurious science, but unfortunately it will stand as a proving ground in how to make money while lying and cheating the American public, regardless of the potential of damage that can be done. After all, the love of money is the root of all evil.
The U.S. Government, specifically the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, should never have given one man so much power and authority to carry out his work. To do wrong, the result of work going unchecked and unchallenged, some because Mech had the power to disregard information from others, for over 2 decades and THEN step forward indicating that things may have been wrong, isn’t something the American citizens should be so easily willing to accept. There is far more to Mech’s and other’s behavior over the years that goes a bit beyond “oops” and can rightly be described as a criminal enterprise.
As Christians we are taught to forgive, but that doesn’t mean we need forget. We must correct the wrong and seek rightful justice for the actions that go beyond scientific error. The American people will never get back into the scientific literature the truth about wildlife science, balance of nature and trophic cascades. It is my opinion that this “damage” was intentionally planned. It is also my opinion that as David Mech ages, he’s now, without much fear of punitive actions against him, willing to say what he may deem appropriate to save his own skin and play to the side of science and citizens who believed him wrong and corrupt from the beginning. We shouldn’t fall for it.
We should take his words and attach those words to the years of his work and then the task at hand for the activists is to begin a long and difficult task of reeducation. How do you counter the brainwashing being done by the most powerful?
February 11, 2013
It seems that President Obama’s choice to succeed Ken Salazar as head of the Department of Interior, Sally Jewell, has some skeletons in her closet that the media doesn’t seem much interested in vetting.
A few days ago, I introduced you to a story about a family business that was being destroyed by big government/environmentalism/Agenda 21, etc. Guess who was behind that? According to Human Events, Sally Jewell:
Mr. Lunny runs an 80-year-old California oyster business that had the bad luck decades ago of being enclosed in a federal park. On Monday, as Ms. Jewell polished her acceptance speech, a federal judge ordered the business evicted. Among the organizations working hardest to destroy the livelihood of Mr. Lunny and his 30 workers was the National Parks Conservation Association. Ms. Jewell is vice-chairman of its board.
This should NOT be encouraging as proof of an environmentalist, pushing Agenda 21 and furthering Obama’s agenda at economic and rights destruction.
However, it appears that Sally Jewell, as CEO of REI, was the recipient of one of President Obama’s tickets of exemption to Obamacare.
December 20, 2012
*Editor’s Note* Below is an article, republished here by permission, from George Doval, editor of The Outdoorsman. While the focus of his article is on the state of Idaho, please read the piece and simply inject your state, your game, your license fees, your opportunities, etc., and you will soon discover that much of what Dovel writes, he could just as easily be writing about your state.
More Examples of State Officials Ignoring the Destruction of Our Rural Livelihood and Lifestyles
By George Doval (republished with permission)
When my great-granddaughter Tiana, now a multi-talented senior at Vallivue High School in Caldwell, turned 12, she was an enthusiastic graduate of IDFG Hunter Ed. Her mother gave me a call and asked if I would take her hunting on the mountain where most of my sons grew up and killed their mule deer on opening day.
I explained to her that my wife and I had recently hunted mule deer there, both on horseback – and afoot as my sons had. But the influx of wolves plus hordes of hunters cruising the mountainside on four-wheelers, prohibited the chance to enjoy a pleasant hunt – with a possibility of a standing shot on a mule deer at a reasonable range for a first time deer hunter.
Instead, I suggested she hunt with one of her uncles in a unit where taking her first deer would be easier. But as happens with most youngsters in Idaho, despite her abilities and desire, and hunting several years with experienced hunters, she has only shot one small yearling buck in Owyhee County three years ago.
On our recent ride, she described seeing the antelope up close as a really neat experience. Yet the odds of her applying for and receiving a coveted permit allowing her to hunt before experienced archery or rifle hunters have scattered the spooky mule deer are very remote.
How North American Model of Wildlife Conservation Was Quietly Destroyed by State Wildlife Managers
The three large Owyhee County units where IDFG offers 15 days of October general season mule deer hunting for two-point bucks only, had an estimated 2011 harvest of 928 two-points, plus 168 females by youth hunters*. With 28.5% hunter success, it required an average of 10.8 days of hunting for each two-point buck or female mule deer killed. (* youth general season for females ended in 2011)
Although these units are touted by IDFG as being one of the better opportunities for juveniles to harvest a mule deer, they are actually proof of the lousy odds for the average juvenile hunter. How does a youngster manage to miss school for up to 10 days in mid-October for three years in order to hunt the average of 11 days each year for the chance to kill just one small buck in 3-1/2 years?
When I pointed this out to an IDFG official, he responded that the real value of hunting these units was the special draw hunt for “big” bucks during the November rut. If you entered the lottery drawing for the 195 Unit 40 buck permits in 2005, there were 2,690 applicants and the odds of drawing were 1-in-14 (the average wait was 14 years before you drew a permit).
But seven years later, in 2012, there were 4,299 applicants for the same 195 permits and the average wait has increased to 22 years. If you started drawing in 1994 when Conley implemented the special late buck hunt in Unit 40, the odds are you probably won’t draw a permit until 2016.
But by 2016, as bucks become increasingly scarce, the drawing odds will be much higher and the only group that benefits from this will be IDFG. Discouraged young hunters, and others who do not support the IDFG scheme to charge still more money to harvest even fewer animals, will simply quit hunting.
In his widely circulated September 7, 2012 op-ed response to the Wildlife Summit criticisms published in the Idaho State Journal, F&G Commission Chairman Randy Budge wrote; “The purpose of the Wildlife Summit was not to change the (North) American Model of Wildlife Management (Conservation)…” Of course it wasn’t.
Wildlife Becoming “Playthings for the Wealthy”
Budge and his fellow Commissioners, including those who preceded them in recent years, have already destroyed several of the seven provisions of the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation. As Canadian big game expert Dr. Valerius Geist so eloquently explained in a “Bugle” interview a decade ago:
“The miracle of North American conservation is that it is basically a blue-collar system, grounded in the political and financial support and the active participation of large numbers of middle-class citizens who bring their basic honesty and decency to bear on important issues. This is just the opposite of the elitist system that has existed throughout Europe for centuries and is spreading like cancer around the world today, even right here at home.
“There is a tendency afoot today in North America to follow the European pattern, where wildlife become playthings for the wealthy and powerful. Under such a system, game is protected from the public in favor of the privileged few.
“I personally can’t stomach the idea that my grandchildren might not be able to buy a license and go hunting on public land and enjoy the great privilege of putting wild meat on the table, as we have always done.”
“Liberal” Harvest Regulations Destroyed Idaho Deer
Although my grandchildren and their children can still buy a license and go hunting on public land in Idaho, putting wild meat on the table is no longer an option unless they are either wealthy or lucky. When IDFG changed to what I&E Chief Martel Morache called “liberal” harvest regulations in 1988 – F&G included multiple antlerless mule deer harvests – and hunters were told it was because there were too many deer for their natural food supply.
Yet six years later, general season antlerless mule deer hunting had been replaced with limited special draw antlerless permits, which continued to harvest fewer deer but generated several hundred thousand more dollars in extra application and license revenue. In 2001, juvenile hunters were given the opportunity to kill mule deer does or fawns during the general buck season in all but the outfitter units and that remains in most units today.
But hunting scarce deer that have been pursued by archery hunters for 32 days and by hordes of rifle hunters in the same October season, rarely offers a decent chance for a one-shot kill. Most youngsters with no experience at hunting small game or “varmints”, either miss a running or long range shot, or hit the animal outside of its vital areas.
IDFG’s Michele Beucler Objects to Widespread Recruitment and Retention of Hunters
In her presentation titled “Mirror, Mirror on the Wall; Reflections from a Non-hunter,” IDFG Human Dimensions Specialist Michele Beucler cites statistics from 2001 when only 57% of hunter ed. graduates bought a hunting license. And after that first year, the number who bought a license steadily declined.
Beucler cited a 2007 national study showing that declines in hunter recruitment or retention between 1990 and 2005 occurred only in the nearly half of Idaho households where family income was below $40,000. Some of the youths and parents she questioned said that IDFG should change seasons that intimidated them, and also make hunting cheaper.
But instead of recommending IDFG return to obeying Idaho Wildlife Policy in I.C. Sec. 36-103 (i.e. to provide continued supplies of wildlife for hunting, fishing and trapping) Beucler brazenly ignored the law and insisted this Policy had destroyed nongame species, damaged ecosystems and undermined Idaho’s Public Trust Doctrine.
“We think that some degree of recruiting citizens into hunting is good business. However, we also feel that it has become misdirected and overemphasized. As a result, recruitment and retention efforts may be ineffective and may be distracting state wildlife agencies from engaging non-hunters and broadening wildlife conservation.”
Her False Claim That Wildlife Values Have Shifted
Beucler then said that states should reduce recruitment and retention efforts because they are a symptom of the need for wildlife managers to adapt to changing public attitudes. She insisted wildlife values have shifted from wildlife use to wildlife protection.
That may be true in Washington, D.C. but it’s certainly not true in Idaho. After more than a dozen years of IDFG using one underhanded trick after another to stop the legislature from allowing Idaho citizens to vote on making it a Constitutional right to hunt, fish and trap, it was finally approved by both houses and placed on the ballot in 2012.
Despite environmental activist Rocky Barker’s Idaho Statesman article, quoting a retired IDFG employee falsely claiming that our right to hunt is not threatened, Idaho citizens passed it by an overwhelming 77% of those who voted! Following Barker’s effort, “Right to Hunt…” still received 66% of the vote in Ada County, and passed by 77% of the vote in neighboring Canyon County – the second highest county population in the state!
Predictably, the only Idaho County where it failed to pass was the wealthy population in Blaine County where it only received 47% of the vote. A media campaign to defeat it because it also protected trapping may have contributed to its defeat by the small margin.
Her False Claim That Hunters Are Declining
Beucler and her bedfellows in state fish and game agencies ignored recent industry surveys showing an increase in the number of hunters nationwide. After presenting her “Mirror, Mirror” attack on hunting to the Wildlife Management Institute Annual Workshop in Phoenix in 2008, and the Idaho Chapter of the Wildlife Society meeting in Moscow in 2009, Beucler authored an article in the Spring 2010 issue of Management Tracks titled, “The Death of Wildlife Management?”
Published by the Organization of Wildlife Planners with Beucler serving as its President, her article states:
“For some time now, I’ve heard the siren call of ‘declining participation in hunting and fishing’ and what it might mean to the future of fish and wildlife management. Yet, despite a plethora of recruitment and retention efforts, annual participation rates continue to decline across much of the nation, and state fish and wildlife agencies are struggling to address 21st century conservation challenges such as rapid growth and development in key habitats, climate change, and nature-deficit disorder.
“Hunting and fishing will remain important threads of the American tapestry regardless of how many people participate – it is too much a part of human DNA, too much a symbol of American freedom, bounty, and wildness to fade away. Are we courageous enough to say that traditional fish and wildlife management must die?
“…we can choose to consider this death as part of a natural evolutionary cycle, as transformation, and not something that disappears forever. Ultimately, state fish and wildlife agencies may not have a choice—the risk of inaction is death by ballot initiatives, lawsuits, and irrelevance.”
IDFG Project Manager for Idaho Wildlife Summit Michele Beucler wears many hats, claims managing wildlife to provide continued supplies of game for hunters, fishermen and trappers undermines the Idaho Public Trust Doctrine (Facebook photo).
IDFG leadership has been working closely with Michele Beucler for several years and Director Moore quietly appointed her as Project Manager for the recent Idaho Wildlife Summit. She and her co-conspirators have worked behind the scenes for years while reasonable harvest opportunity was removed from grassroots hunting families and given to wealthy hunters.
Wealthy Hunters versus “Second Class Hunters”
One of the schemes IDFG uses is selling lottery chances for what it calls “superhunts”, which permit the “lucky” few who draw the permits to hunt in any open hunt for that species in Idaho. When my three oldest sons began hunting, all they needed to hunt small game, upland birds, predators and deer anywhere in Idaho was a hunting license and a deer tag – total cost $5. If they also wanted an elk it cost $3 more.
IDFG presently charges both adults and youngsters $117.25 for a “Sportsman’s Package” to hunt the same animals they could hunt for $8 in 1969. That is more than double the total inflation since then and still does not allow the hunters to participate in hunts with better odds of harvesting. Instead, IDFG encourages big game hunters to buy multiple chances for the superhunt permits so the rich hunter can buy dozens or even several hundred chances to improve his odds of drawing a permit.
He can also afford to pay people to locate a trophy animal, monitor its movements with fixed-wing or helicopter, and pay the guide who arranges the opportunity to shoot it. If the antler score is high enough, he may pay tens of thousands of dollars total to the state F&G agency and all the people who helped him kill the illegal “trophy”.
And like the auction tags, sometimes referred to as “Governor’s Tags”, establishing such extreme values requires that the “second class” general season hunters be limited to mid-October seasons. Even for an experienced hunter, the “Indian Summer” seasons are usually the most difficult time to locate and outsmart an older male animal.
Trophy Hunts Cause Overcrowded Hunters
But even if you beat the superhunt lottery odds of up to 1-in-2000 and receive a permit, it is no guarantee that you will harvest an elk or a mule deer with a large rack – much less a bona fide trophy. Although the IDFG website shows elaborate color photos of two bucks and two bulls taken by hunters with superhunt tags in recent years, none of them scored high enough for listing in the Boone & Crockett “Records of North American Big Game.”
The move throughout Idaho to further restrict the ability to harvest an animal in general season hunts, and then add so-called late-season “trophy” hunts in one or more units in each region, is forcing thousands of hunters who don’t draw a permit to either move to other already overcrowded general season units – or else give up hunting. No wonder these exploited license buyers are referred to as “second class hunters.”
The 2012 Panhandle Region Crisis
For the first time in its history, predation has reduced elk calf survival in the Panhandle Region so much that the Region’s wildlife managers have eliminated all general season cow elk hunts. Shortening the “any elk” seasons dramatically did not stop the decline for the 18,880 A and B tag purchasers in 2011, so in 2012 it offered them the chance to compete for 900 either-sex elk tags in units 1, 2, 3 and 5, plus 50 late antlerless tags in a part of Unit 5.
That meant that only five percent of hunters who had some opportunity to kill antlerless elk in the Panhandle in 2011 had a similar chance this year. Each of the four units now include a limited-participation 25-day Sept. archery season, followed by a 15-day mid-Oct. rifle season, plus a Dec. cow/calf season for the portion of Unit 5.
Unlike the southern Idaho F&G employees who travel to the Panhandle to hunt either-sex elk and/or either-sex whitetails, my great-granddaughter Tiana and her cousins lack the wherewithal to make that trip. Yet by offering a reasonable chance to harvest in an area close to home only to those hunters who pay them extra money, F&G forces the youngsters to forget harvesting game.
The “Sacred Cow” in the State Sage Grouse Plans
Every legitimate scientific study of the multiple causes of sage grouse declines has implicated predation as a major factor causing the decline. Yet the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service sample Sage Grouse Plan does not include Predation as a direct cause of grouse decline and the plans approved by the various state governors do not address predator control.
Instead they blame human activity such as building roads, fences, windmills, transmission lines or other potential predator perches, operating landfills and clearing sagebrush to grow crops for the decline. Outdoorsman readers may remember when FWS Rocky Mountain Wolf Project Leader Ed Bangs published the claim in the Federal Register that wolves and other predators are never the primary cause of prey declines.
The article on Pages 13-14 of this issue titled, “The Introduction of Agriculture and its Impact on Sage Grouse,” is the second article I have published by Nevada Assemblyman Ira Hansen. It provides historical facts to counteract the unsupported claim by FWS and non-governmental groups that water development and livestock grazing are destroying sage grouse populations.
The article was provided to Reno Gazette-Journal reporter Jeff DeLong, who, in a July 18, 2012 article, said that some (people) insist ravens are causing sage grouse declines. He said the experts at Nevada Department of Wildlife admit ravens are an issue – but not a big one.
NDOW Sage Grouse expert Shawn Espinosa admitted the 500-600 percent increase in raven numbers throughout the West has created a problem but said the raven increase is caused by human activity. Wildlife Services is removing 2,000 ravens each year But Asm. Hansen reportedly said that is not enough to reverse the damage.
NDOW Director Ken Mayer was critical of Hansen, saying the Service (USFWS) has not identified predation as a threat and said, “Focusing on the predator issue now could be dangerous when attention must focus on the key issues such as the impact of wildfire and invading vegetation on habitat. Those issues are generally recognized as the most important ones when it comes to loss and fragmentation of sagebrush landscape in Nevada.
“The Carpenters of the world could actually facilitate the listing of the bird. We don’t have the time and the resources to focus on things that are not driving the listing process for the Fish and Wildlife Service.”
(Back when Idaho’s wolf oversight committee ignored reality and approved IDFG copying the FWS Wolf Plan without addressing predator control, Idaho Legislators refused to consider their plan for another 10 years. But now that the governors have adopted the FWS Sage Grouse Plan, which also fails to address predator control, the state legislators are silent and appropriate millions of dollars to implement a plan that will not restore sage grouse.-ED)
December 11, 2012
If there was ever a doubt in citizens’ minds that laws are for the lowly subjects and the ruling elite get to exist above such laws, then perhaps what is going on in Idaho will shake you out of your lethargic trance and incite you to ask what in the world is going on.
In a letter dated March 1, 2012, Steve Alder, a member of Idaho for Wildlife, informs Scott Rockholm, founder of Save Western Wildlife, that his life is being threatened by a member of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game Commission.
Steve Alder describes in his letter to Scott Rockholm a telephone conversation he had with Commissioner McDermott:
During my conversation with Tony McDermott he mentioned his hatred for Scott Rockholm. What shocked me was he claimed he wanted to kill him and he said he was serious. He said he’d like to take a .45 pistol and shoot him right between the eyes.
My upbringing would probably place me in the same situation as what Steve Alder describes he found himself in; “shocked” and saying, “I had never heard of anyone hating someone so badly and I hoped this was in jest.” And I, like Mr. Alder, would probably hope it was in jest and give Commissioner McDermott the benefit of the doubt that perhaps he was having a bad day or at least a bad moment, resulting a bad decision to express such anger and hatred.
But it didn’t end there according to Alder:
During our horseback trip in Salmon in July, Tony mentioned his hatred again for Scott but didn’t mention he wanted to kill him.
Maybe it was just a bad day and the commissioner just has an abject dislike for Scott Rockholm due to fish and game issues which can become passionate. However:
Then a couple of months ago, __________ phoned me after an hour and a half phone conversation with Tony McDermott and ___ said that Tony wants to kill Scott Rockholm. (I intentionally left off this person’s name.)
Two months later and he’s still in angst and expressing to another party that he wants to kill Scott Rockholm? So why isn’t Mr. McDermott behind bars? Is it because the ruling class is treated differently than the commoners? Do you think for one moment that had Mr. Rockholm or any other lowly subject threatened to kill Tony McDermott, they would still be up and functioning in a normal capacity? Of course not.
In following specific comments about this letter on Facebook, Scott Rockholm says he isn’t the only one that Mr. McDermott has threatened:
He also made the threats to three other people, but they did not want to come forward, due to repercussions from the department.
It should also be mentioned that Scott Rockholm and Steve Alder have not been seeing eye to eye in recent months; mostly stemming from positions taken on the recent farce known to Idaho sportsmen and environmental activists as a Wildlife Summit. How this sordid relationship will play out in this shocking disclosure, maybe time will only tell.
In another comment made on Facebook by Rockholm, he stated that the local Sheriff’s department will not do anything about this threat and is considering bringing in the State Police. Why won’t the sheriff’s office do anything about this threat?
Disgusting political hierarchy in action.
December 4, 2012
It’s come to this!
Declare all anti-predatory animal organizations as domestic terrorist groups
Groups like Lobo Watch, Big Game Forever, Idaho Anti-Wolf Coalition, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, NRA, Safari Club, etc., are a menace in our midst. Not only do many of them want our native predators like bears, wolves, wild cats, and the like decimated to the brink of extinction, but some of them have the nerve to harass, threaten, and downright intimidate anyone who dares to oppose them, even the government. And they’ve got some powerful people in their corner, too. They throw their mammoth monetary weight around, and think they can buy their way into power in America and put down anyone who’s got a backbone and might provide resistance. It’s time to put these groups in their place and strike them down. Time to protect our carnivorous wildlife from those who seek to decimate them!
And to go along with that:
November 23, 2012
This is actually an addendum to the seven-part series I recently completed called, New-Science Wildlife Scientists: Creations of Wellington House. I had intended to include it in part of my work but it got by me. This is important because it shows the intent of the real world leaders, their perversion of the sanctity of life and that the United States of America accepted this premise as U.S. Policy under President Jimmy Carter.
The Club of Rome was ordered by The Committee of 300 to craft a blueprint that would succeed in destroying a half billion people from this planet. The plan was titled Global 2000 and this plan employed aspects of Tavistock Institute’s brainwashing techniques.
Those assigned to devise Global 2000 agreed that what they perceived as the “low-class” element of humans, sometimes referred to as “useless eaters”, needed to be brought under control. From there, they could be trained and then as a result of that training, do with them as they wished. One way this was to be accomplished was to create the lousiest education industry in which no real useful information was taught, rather to use this as a means to control the “useless eaters” and force them through mind control to accept their roles.
Below is part of what was written from the conference of Global 2000:
Technically, children must be ‘orphaned’ in day care centers under government control. With such an initial handicap, the lower classes will have little hope of upward mobility away from their assigned positions in life. The form of slavery we have in mind is essential for good social order, peace and tranquility.
We have the resources to attack the vitality, options and mobility of the individuals in society by knowing through our social scientist, understanding and manipulating and attacking their sources of social energy (income) and therefore, their physical, mental and emotional strengths and weaknesses. The general public refuses to improve its own mentality. It has become a herd of proliferating barbarians, and a blight on the face of the Earth.
By measuring the economic habits by which the sheep try to run from their problems and escape from reality via the medium of ‘entertainment,’ it is absolutely possible, applying Operation Research methods, to predict the probable combination shocks (created events) which are necessary to bring about complete control and subjugation of the population by subverting the economy. The strategy included the use of amplifiers (advertising) and when we speak on television in the manner that a ten year old can relate to, then because of the suggestions made, that person will purchase that product on impulse, the next time he comes across it in a store.
The balance of power will provide the stability that the world of the 21st century is likely to achieve, rent as it will be, by passionate tribalism and by such seemingly insoluble issues like that posed by mass migration from the South to the North, and from the farm to the city. There may be mass transfers of population, such as those between Greece and Turkey in the aftermath of the First World War; really mass murders. It will be a time of troubles, in need of a unifier; an Alexander or Mohammed.
A great change that will come about as a result of emerging conflicts between peoples who live side by side – and which will, by their intensity, take primacy over their other conflicts – is that political rivalry will be within regions, rather than between them. This will bring about a turning back from global politics. After a decade in which the U.S. and the Soviet Union dueled across oceans, the powers will focus on protecting themselves against forces on their frontiers – or within them.
The American people do not know economic science and care little about it; hence, they are always ripe for war. They cannot avoid war, notwithstanding their religious morality, nor can they find in religion the solution to their earthly problems. They are knocked out of shape by economic experts who cause shockwaves that wreck budgets and buying habits. The American public is yet to realize that we control their buying habits.
Might I remind you, this is not the writing of some rogue theocratic lunatic or other. This is a conclusion, drafted by what we as a people perceive as the leaders of this world, the members of the Club of Rome and The Committee of 300 and policy recognized and agreed to by the United States of America.
How does this bit of knowledge make you feel?
November 21, 2012
In 1914, a place called Wellington House opened for secret business in London. World War I had just commenced and Great Britain realized right away it could not compete with Germany’s propaganda machine. Wellington House was devised as the headquarters for Britain’s mass population brainwashing machine in order to influence public opinion in support of the war.
While the House may have officially opened on September 2, 1914, many of the brainwashing tactics and techniques already existed. It was only a matter of bringing together a group of people who could master the right kinds of propaganda that had the best effect on manipulating the minds of the people.
In August of that same year, Wellington House invited 25 of Britain’s leading writers to participate and swore them to secrecy. Why the need for secrecy? Some of the more prominent writers invited were, William Archer, Arthur Conan Doyle, Arnold Bennett, John Masefield, Ford Madox Ford, G. K. Chesterton, Henry Newbolt, John Galsworthy, Thomas Hardy, Rudyard Kipling, Gilbert Parker, G. M. Trevelyan and H. G. Wells. Working with Wellington House at a top level was American Edward Bernays; nephew of Sigmund Freud.
Anyone interested can research the real accounts that transpired during World War I – and all the rest of the wars – and discover some of the more sinister lies perpetrated by Wellington House.
War is hell as they say and mine is not to discuss the ethics of war but only to point out the methods and madness of mass propaganda brainwashing and the incredible results of this effort, as well as explain how it has continued and now plays a vital role in the destruction of what once made America the greatest nation on earth.
Wellington House was not to live forever and by 1946 the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations absorbed some of the people and many of the brainwashing tactics and methods to eventually become the world’s leader in everything brainwashing.
Through much of what I have already written, you may have become tired of being bombarded with, “to shape the moral, spiritual, cultural, political and economic decline of the United States of America.”
The reason I continued to make that statement prominent in what I was writing was to hopefully embed it into readers minds (brainwashing?) that this statement exemplifies the goal of Tavistock.
One of the early leaders of Tavistock was Dr. Kurt Lewin. If you will recall, Dr. Lewin was one of the founders of the National Training Laboratories. He was kicked out of Germany because his work had transformed into using his newly discovered techniques of helping mentally ill people better to a perverted reversal of making well people mentally ill. Nearly all of what Tavistock did and does today is based much on the baneful work of Dr. Kurt Lewin. In short, Tavistock has grown worldwide and controls effectively every facet of our life that we are exposed to: news, entertainment, education, politics, technology, religion, heritage, culture, science, environment, etc. They decide what you will see and hear; what you will eat and drink; who you will vote for; your television programming, cell phones, video games, computers, etc.
There exists an organization today called “The Committee of 300″; made up of the world leaders in wealth, power and a vision to be the leaders of the world at the expense of all others. The Committee of 300 controls virtually every aspect of our lives and the scary part is none of us know about it and the very shameful part few of us are interested in learning about it. I suppose it’s easier to cast it off as tin foil hat stuff and muddle along as usual. (recall the 8 veils)
I’ll not spend much time on The Committee of 300 only to provide a very brief list of some of the entities, organizations, think thanks and secret societies the Committee of 300 has control over that directly effect Americans, (in no particular order):
1.)American Civil Liberties Union
2.)American Council of Race Relations
7.)Cathedral of St. John the Divine (New York)
9.)Club of Rome
10.)Council on Foreign Relations
12.)DeBeers Consolidated Mines
18.)Knights of Malta
21.)National Council of Churches
22.)National Training Laboratories
24.)Order of St. John of Jerusalem
27.)Royal Institute of International Affairs
28.)Stanford Research Institute
29.)Tavistock Institute of Human Relations
30.)The London Times
33.)Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania
34.)James P. Warburg and Family
36.)World Council of Churches
39.)Federal Reserve Bank
40.)International Monetary Fund
And many, many more.
In the United States alone, the major institutions controlled by Tavistock for the purpose of brainwashing, that is “to shape the moral, spiritual, cultural, political and economic decline of the United States of America.” , are:
3.)Institute for Policy Studies
5.)National Training Laboratories
7.)Stanford Research Institute
8.)Wharton School at Univ. of Pennsylvania
Here is a partial list of some interesting names who are current or past members of the Committee of 300.
1.)Astor, Waldorf successor
2.)William Bingham (worked with Baring Bros to help finance the Louisiana Purchase, as well as a monetary connection to NTL.)
4.)George H.W. Bush
5.)John Cabot (family of)
7.)Delano (Franklin “Delano” Roosevelt family)
11.)Dr. Kurt Lewin
12.)John P. Morgan
14.)Joseph Rettinger (Pope Benedict XVI)
15.)Cecil John Rhodes (Rhodes Scholarship)
19.)Alfred P. Sloan
23.)S. C. Warburg
27.)Olympia Snowe (Maine Senator)
44.)Susan Rice (will Obama nominate her for Secretary of State?)
Any surprises there?
I must point out for your own knowledge, the Aspen Institute here in the United States is the American headquarters for Tavistock. It is important to know that as we hear regularly of events taking place at the Aspen Institute.
We have learned that institutes such as Second Nature are determined to “change society”. National Training Laboratories function is “Creation and dissemination of new knowledge and practice.” In other words NTL will craft their own “knowledge” and pass it off as fact to the masses of people. We have been molded, much like clay, to accept this. Through techniques in indoctrination, humans no longer think for themselves nor do they, as a whole, question doctrine. If one dare question it they are immediately demonized and scoffed for doing so; also part of the brainwashing.
With a robotic mass of flesh, feeding the blank mostly non functioning brains of the people, becomes an easy task. For those paying attention, the results of this work are present everyday in this country. In the context of these articles, examples of such would be the creation of new knowledge like, manufacturing wildlife species in order to control and manipulate land use, private property, hunting, fishing, trapping, destruction of American heritage, etc.; promotion of intellectual rubbish like nature balances itself.
Movements like environmentalism, animal rights, anti-hunting, etc. are not necessarily a happenstance but a planned event to destroy the heritage of what made America great.
Global warming, the man-made variety, is a classic example of how badly people have been brainwashed from all directions begetting a mass of people eager to hate on man to save Mother Earth. Even after the people have been shown that the supposed data to support man-made global warming is fake, they have been trained to disregard that information. How do we open eyes to this? The only hope of reversing this death spiral is to reverse this action; to expose every person and entity for what they are doing. That’s a start.
In a recent exchange of comments on Facebook, I played a bit of a devil’s advocate and pot stirrer. A known liberal thinking person made a comment lamenting why people didn’t just go spend some time to research and discover the “truth”. I asked how one can tell what the truth is. I was led then to several establishments (Factchecker, Huffington Post, etc.), all of which are controlled by Tavistock, along with government websites to substantiate certain claims. I asked how they are to know whether this information was truthful or not. Who was checking the fact checkers? They had no idea what I was talking about. And therein lies the problem.
The point of all this is that we have all become products of the same propaganda and brainwashing machine. One side, meaning right or left, republican or democrat, conservative or liberal, is more right than the other we perceive. There exists brainwashing propaganda for both sides, arming each with false talking points, much for the purpose of ensuring disunity as a nation, creating fear, hatred and distrust. This accomplishes the decline of the United States of America. This is NOT to be confused with “finding common ground” in order to believe something is being accomplished. It is one of the biggest mind altering and destructive things bred into Americans today that we need to “find common ground”. Shouldn’t we all be seeking truth?
I’m not suggesting here that people should stop believing what they believe and follow me. Far from it. I’m asking that people somehow make an attempt to break this vicious complacency, this robotic and non thinking characteristic that has been bred into us; to stop believing that just because something sounds good to us, it is truth. But how can that be done?
It first requires that a person at least be willing to admit that maybe some or all of everything they have been taught is wrong; a lie. There’s a reason why young people today have less respect for older people and fail to listen to their words of wisdom. This kind of behavior is detrimental to the plans of the wicked in high places. With each successive generation the list of things that made this country the best changes and the list takes on a completely different look; all by design. One of the reasons being that there is no longer a solid moral foundation in our society to measure changes against for what is right and wrong. What was once wrong is now right because we have been brainwashed to accept it as so, instead of measuring it against what is morally right and morally wrong.
There must exist a measuring stick. Seeking truth in knowledge is a fruitless effort if there is nothing of actual value to compare it to. I believe it was James Madison who said that in order for our Constitution to work and remain effective was that there always had to remain a strong moral make up in this nation. How’s America’s moral make up treating us these days? If you think it is wonderful, you are a victim of brainwashing. If you think it is getting bad, there is hope.
I challenge readers to make that list. Go ahead. It may be the best thing you’ve ever done in your life. Try to go back to the very beginning and decide what made America great. If you struggle that’s okay. Try to make a simple list of what you honestly think is right and wrong. It requires honesty and thinking. Take that list based on the past and compare it to today to determine how much that list has changed and been destroyed. From that point then apply what I have shared and see if it makes sense. If you can see a tiny bit, there is hope.
For the more spiritual readers, perhaps all of this can be explained Biblically. We know from reading our Bibles that Satan was cast out of Heaven for the evil that he did. God basically gave him dominion over the earth for a time and all that was in it. While the Bible doesn’t specifically say this, at no time did Jesus deny it. For example, when Jesus went to the wilderness to be tempted by Satan, from a mountaintop Satan promised everything on earth, as far as could be seen, and more, if Jesus would just worship Satan. Jesus didn’t tell Satan he didn’t control the earth or that it wasn’t his to give.
If that be the case, then when we read Ephesians 6:12 – For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high [places].”, and apply it to the rulers of this world, i.e. The Committee of 300, Tavistock and all, we can logically conclude that Satan has promised them all the earth and everything in it if they will just worship him.
From that perspective, for the Christian believer, all of this that I’ve shared makes a lot more sense.
Regardless of your personal beliefs, our world cannot function without a decent and solid moral foundation; it just cannot.
I began these articles in hopes of explaining to readers why, such simple things like wildlife science, has been hijacked and replaced with something unrecognizable, i.e. newly crafted “knowledge”. I hope I have helped to some degree. I challenge readers to explore the 8 veils and search for something outside of the spoon-fed comforts of the first veil.
Things are not as they appear. Those who you think are your leaders are not. It’s much larger, much more sinister. These powerful world leaders that take from you for themselves are the powers and principalities that we are really fighting each day, all for the purpose of a New World Order within a One World Government, headed by a dictator. This is necessary to ensure that you and I can never have more than the elites of this world who want it all and to control it all, at your expense. I wish you could believe that.
Ironically, everything that is good in this world, powers and principalities want to destroy. Yet they are so blinded they cannot see for themselves that they are destroying the essence of what they see as something worth controlling. How dark and sinister is that?
This addendum was actually supposed to be a part of my original work but got by me. Please consider reading this addendum as it shows the intent of the real world leaders, their perversion of the sanctity of life and that the United States of America accepted this premise as U.S. Policy under President Jimmy Carter.
November 20, 2012
It is my hope that by now readers might at least be scratching their heads and questioning their “normal” lifestyles and if nothing else have a grain of suspicion that maybe things aren’t quite as they appear.
I have only helped to expose a handful of entities as being responsible for the “to shape the moral, spiritual, cultural, political and economic decline of the United States of America.” In Part IV I asked that you might consider how many NTL-trained “change agents” must now exist world wide and specifically in the United States of America. In addition, in Part V, we have now seen the role played by our own Department of Education to brainwash the people. Now, let’s take a brief look at just a handful of other organizations with the same basic dream “to shape the moral, spiritual, cultural, political and economic decline of the United States of America.”
In much of my work, I have to deal with a mass movement that is called environmentalism. By definition an environmentalist is “any person who advocates or works to protect the air, water, animals, plants, and other natural resources from pollution or its effects.”
If it was only that simple. Who can seriously argue that the majority of people are environmentalists by definition. Most everybody wants clean air, non polluted water, as well as a sensible approach to protecting animals, plants, etc.
However, the environmentalist movement isn’t about any of these things except for the brainwashed who have, without questioning, accepted new-science/new-education propaganda used to promote the conspiracy. The mind controlled believe they are doing good things and sometimes they do but fail miserably in lack of understanding as to what the bigger picture is.
Many of us are willing to recognize events such as someone appearing on national television or in the media expressing concerns over a shortage of toilet paper, or sugar, rice, gasoline, etc. Most people see the result of what happens and often are willing to believe that it is a hoax to drive up prices for quick profits. Are you aware that the basic premise of these con jobs is rooted in fear and the media are simply “change agents” themselves?
Recall again that in Part IV I spoke of new-science scientists being trained by the Science Policy Research Unit in “Future Shocks”. Delivering false statements to be distributed by the media of shortages, is a “Future Shock” tactic with the prime goal of creating fear. Fear in people leaves them open to mind control and brainwashing.
Before I get into more specifics about the environmental movement, let’s try to gain a better understanding of its roots. According to Dr. John Coleman, Gifford Pinchot, the first head of the U.S. Forest Service and close friend of Teddy Roosevelt, coined or invented, if you will, the term “environmentalism”. It all went downhill from there. The founders of the modern day environmentalism just so happened to be the heirs to the great petroleum and pharmaceutical fortunes of the world, with the purpose of seriously stifling industrial growth in order that they have full control of any and all growth for their own fortunes.
A once active and now defunct Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions, helped to define and set the stage of the environmental movement. One of the purposes of the CSDI was to rewrite the United States Constitution and in that rewrite to amend the Constitution to include a guarantee of environmental rights. I’m not sure exactly what that means, as is the case with just about all this social rewriting and brainwashing, but consider what could go wrong with such a constitutional amendment.
Consider the mindset of those involved in this environmental movement, especially one U.S. Senator from Rhode Island, Claiborne Pell, who served six terms from 1961 to 1997. In addition to expressing his support for human population “culling”, Pell believed that NATO should be the enforcers of environmental standards worldwide. What could possibly go wrong with that?
The real environmentalism uses tactics I’ve written about and others “to shape the moral, spiritual, cultural, political and economic decline of the United States of America.” These plans are carried out through organizations, i.e., non governmental agencies, non profits, institutions of education, think tanks, state and local governments, as well as our own Federal Government through their varied overreaching, rights trampling departments.
When you see our very youngest of children attending school each day, where no time is spent teaching history, our heritage and everything that made America the greatest nation of earth, and they are being taught that the globe “has a fever”, that humans are evil, wasteful people, that animals have rights, that people shouldn’t eat meat, that “truth” about our environment is “inconvenient”, brainwashing is in full effect; Al Gore being a master at fear mongering for profit. The people say nothing. Why? Because, as I described in Part I and Part II, we are all products of the same brainwashing, having been made to accept the same crap being fed to our children.
So, can we point a finger at the United Nations, National Training Laboratories, Department of Education and others for this environmentalism brainwashing? Of course but there are hundreds more that eagerly participate as well. Most all of the above mentioned organizations, their founders and leaders, are more than likely a part of the conspiracy “to shape the moral, spiritual, cultural, political and economic decline of the United States of America.”
Many readers of this blog are quite familiar with groups such as Defenders of Wildlife, Humane Society of the United States, Audubon, Nature Conservancy, Center for Biological Diversity, Earth First!, National Wildlife Federation, Natural Resources Defense Council, Sierra Club, etc. This list of national organizations numbers in access of 100 and when you add in all the others, including those at the local level, we are bombarded with thousands of them; all trained by the trained, by the trained, etc.
Chances are probably 100% that with each organization, if you did a biography on all the leaders and/or founders of these organizations, you will discover they are all “trained” by the same group of people that are products of Dr. Kurt Lewin’s mind altering “science” used to make mentally healthy people ill.
Let’s look at some more. Second Nature should be remembered by readers and avoided like the plague. Second Nature, subtitled, “Education for Sustainability” (there’s that word again), has a mission statement. I’ll only post part of it; that says enough:
Second Nature’s mission is to create a sustainable society by transforming higher education. We accelerate movement toward a sustainable future by serving and supporting senior college and university leaders in making healthy, just, and sustainable living the foundation of all learning and practice in higher education.(emboldening added)
I’ve highlighted the keywords, that if you’ve been following along, should be ringing bells and blowing whistles in your mind. Doesn’t that paragraph just sound wonderful? I’m sure people like MSNBC’s Chris Matthews would say it sends shivers up and down his leg.
However, consider honestly the keywords and ask yourself how, who and for what real purpose. We’ve covered some of “sustainability” but just what is it and at what expense is it achievable, as well as who decides what defines sustainability? Are you aware that often when “change agents” talk about a “sustainable society” that means killing off the “useless eaters” the non enlightened as well as killing off of let’s say about 5 billion people by the year 2050?
And what is a “just” living? Is that determined by my standards and those I choose for my family? Or does someone I’ve never met and couldn’t care less about me, going to decide my education, my way of life, where I live, what I eat and where I die according to his/her standards? Are you a “useless eater”? How do you know?
By the way, Second Nature does define “sustainability” – as determined by the United Nation. SURPRISE!
I suggest you get to know your local, state and national brainwashers. And did I mention the founders of Second Nature?
Second Nature was founded in Boston in 1993 by a small group of forward-thinking leaders that included Dr. Anthony D. Cortese, Senator John F. Kerry (D-MA), Teresa Heinz Kerry, Bruce Droste, and others. This group sought to establish an organization dedicated to bringing about the change in society that is vital to the success and livelihood of every current and future living being: a change for a just and sustainable future.(emboldening added)
I wanted to point out Senator John Kerry and his wife, Teresa Heinz Kerry, as Mr. Kerry’s name will come up again as we continue to climb up the ladder in discovery of who’s behind it all.
In addition, I highlighted “change in society”. This should trigger uncontrolled regurgitation. If it hasn’t you’re not getting it. If you will recall some of President Obama’s famous words during his first campaign heading into the 2008 election. I’ll paraphrase and say that he referred to the United States as one of the greatest nations on earth and then urged everybody to help him “change it”. Does that make sense to you? I hope not because if it troubles you, you might be starting to get it. This is the same as what I wrote about the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation being the best and we now see “change agents” looking to destroy it. Refresh your memory of that list of everything that made America great and people like Barack Obama and John Kerry want to change it. Why? More importantly, why do we let them?
Why does John Kerry and Second Nature want to dedicate themselves to “change society”. I don’t believe he is one who recognizes the wrong direction society has gone in and wants to bring it back. It must be that John Kerry and his band of brainwashers want “to shape the moral, spiritual, cultural, political and economic decline of the United States of America.”
The very tiny number of organizations that I have brought to your attention, have the only purpose of brainwashing Americans. But there are hundreds perhaps thousands more that I haven’t even mentioned. In addition to the organizations themselves, consider the “trained” change agents by the hundreds of thousands that have taken over our society; the destruction, fear, chaos, anger, division, loss of morals they are responsible for and we let them do it.
In Part VII, I will examine the Aspen Institute and link it further up the ladder to the Tavistock Institute and beyond.
November 19, 2012
Before I get into talking about the one lead agency that is responsible for all things brainwashing in the United States, I think it imperative to continue on a bit more in exposing how the brainwashing is done and who is responsible for the creation of a duped wildlife science institution and the formation of a society willing and eager to accept it.
It is important, in helping readers to understand the dynamics of what is taking place, to distinguish the two things that must exist in order for effective brainwashing to take place. I have written of these two things already. One, is that there exist a deliberate and planned program to “train” educators and leaders at all levels of our society. Once the “trainers” are in place, then the brainwashing of the masses can take place in order that they become willing to accept the “to shape the moral, spiritual, cultural, political and economic decline of the United States of America.” This contrivance then begins to perpetuate and snowball with each passing generation until it becomes the gigantic monster that it is. It is my hope that I can begin to expose the enormity of this illusion, for without it comprehension is doomed to failure.
Charlotte Iserbyt is a former Senior Policy Adviser, under the first Reagan Administration, of the United States Department of Education; in the Office of Educational Research and Improvement. In this capacity, she had access to files on “restructuring American and Global Education”. She is also author of the book, “Deliberate Dumbing Down of America”.
Iserbyt was troubled after having read some of the files that existed that pertained to “restructuring” America’s education. As a senior policy adviser she was “trained” to identify the “resistors” of the programs designed to change our education system. Some of the programs designed to completely alter what our children were taught are: sex education, drug education; alcohol, suicide, death education. When Iserbyt recognized these “resistors”, her job was to “win them over.” One of the best ways to do that was to get as many respectable community leaders to drink the Kool-Aid and then dropping names often was all it took for “resistors” to follow along – a sad commentary, but nonetheless accurate. In her own words she says that she was trained at “conning” the communities in which she visited. This is a point in which once Americans would have asked why it was necessary to “con” the community? Either the program had merit and could stand on it’s own or it wouldn’t. Anything else had to have been a con game and what was the purpose of that snow job?
Iserbyt also speaks of the impact that Benjamin Bloom has had on American education. As she describes it, just about every teacher in the United States has to have been taught aspects of Benjamin Bloom’s ideology of “restructuring” education. This is often done through “sensitivity sessions”, something highly encouraged and done in National Training Laboratories “T-Groups”. Bloom’s twisted and to some, perverted, ideas about reeducating the masses have effectively permeated the depths of the United Nations and their UNESCO areas of education that I wrote about in Part III.
Bloom is called the father of outcome-based education and proudly describes his notions of what educating our people should be:
“The purpose of education and the schools is to change the thoughts, feelings and actions of students.” “….a large part of what we call ‘good teaching’ is the teacher’s ability to attain affective objectives through challenging the students’ fixed beliefs and getting them to discuss issues.”
The professor often bragged at workshops geared at “training” teachers that he could take a young student and convert them to atheism from Christianity in about an hour.
Berit Kjos writes that, “Facilitated group discussion is key to the transformation, and UNESCO’s plan for “lifelong learning” calls for universal participation. Young and old everywhere must be trained to think and work collectively.”
And again here, “This mind-changing (Hegelian dialectic) process required students in Communist nations to “confess” their thoughts and feelings in their respective groups. Trained facilitator-teachers would then guide the group dialogue toward a pre-planned consensus.”
Recall if you will what I wrote in Part IV about the recent symposium that was put on by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, presented as a means of attempting to discover what the people of Idaho wanted the department to do about finding new means of financing the department. The event had nothing to do with what they presented it as but everything to do with what was just described above, whether IDFG knew what they were doing or not. I believe they knew full well what they were doing simply by looking at the slate of presenters for the conference.
When groups gather, such as the one in Idaho, a well-trained and fully brainwashed facilitator will cause the “transformation”. This transformation results in more than just what might meet the eye. Not only will the event achieve a result that then can be misrepresented by claiming it was what the people wanted, their brainwashing processes continue, as all in attendance have been subjected to a “training” session all of its own. Each participant leaves having learned how great and productive facilitated meetings are. And the cycle grows and continues, which is all part of the bigger plan.
All of this reminds me of a simple card trick but to the person without the ability or the desire to think for themselves, can be easily duped. As the presenter of the card trick, select four cards; two, three, four and five will work wonderfully. You have a participant select one of the cards and have them hold it. You should know which card the person is holding. If you can’t figure out how to do that then I suggest you not try this trick.
Let’s say as a “facilitator” of the trick you know the person is holding a four of clubs. You are going to make them think you are going to guess the card they picked and so you use a process of elimination. You say, “I’m thinking of two numbers between 2 and 5.” You ask them to pick 2 of those four numbers. If they pick say, 3 and 4 you say, “pick one of those numbers.” If they say three, you tell them that leaves 4. If they pick 4 they’ve made it easy for you.
You use the same process to select a suit until you eventually have them convinced you picked their four of clubs card. Stupid? You bet. But the point here is, this is the same process a trained facilitator will use to force desired results. Getting people’s ideas and writing them down always works well. That’s why there are always easel boards and overhead projectors. If nobody in attendance offers up the desired ideas, predetermined before the meeting, then the facilitator will suggest it to them and write it down. Certainly no one there will question or even suspect what they are up to. They will eagerly nod their heads and agree because mostly that’s what they have been brainwashed to do. After all, they are a facilitator, right?
Are you getting any clue here as to how deeply entrenched this outcome based manipulation is into our education systems and thus our entire society? Because we have been so brainwashed to believe that our government and our leaders are better than those evil other countries, we seldom, if ever, question. We just accept. The more robotic, passive and unthinking we are, the better it is for the “change agents”, the “facilitators” and those really in control.
This process might not seem so sinister if it wasn’t for the ambition of those with power and control, “to shape the moral, spiritual, cultural, political and economic decline of the United States of America.”
Part VI will look more closely at the Environmental Movement and I’ll begin to pull this all together in what I hope will make more sense.