via big peace This is the latest in a series of exclusive interviews with Dr. Paul Kengor, professor at Grove City College, on his latest work, Dupes: How America’s Adversaries Have Manipulated Progressives for a Century, based on a shocking volume of declassified materials from Soviet and Communist Party USA archives and FBI files.
Kengor: The first Earth Day was April 22, 1970, the centennial of the birth of Vladimir Lenin, Bolshevik godfather, architect of the communist totalitarian state.
Big Peace: The first Earth Day occurred on the 100th anniversary of Lenin’s birth?
Kengor: Yes. The anniversary was a huge deal to the global communist movement and the USSR, where the man’s wretched entrance into this world was treated like the advent of Christ. Speaking of the number “100,” Lenin’s ideology killed over 100 million worldwide.
Big Peace: Lenin was not an environmentalist.
Kengor: No, he was a collectivist. He was also an atheist, who hated human beings, mowing them down, filling land-fills with them.
He did, however, share the penchant for central planning championed by environmentalists.
("Lenin is only green when they forget to change his embalming fluid.")
Big Peace: Was it a coincidence that the first Earth Day occurred on Lenin’s birthday?
Kengor: That’s a question that didn’t escape notice at the time, from the eye of J. Edgar Hoover at the FBI to Time and the New York Times and other publications. A lot of people were suspicious. read more