Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Greenies Take Note: Farmers Murdered for Carbon Credits

It can't happen here. Or something.

Before carbon trading
However, in Honduras, 23 peasant farmers, among them a 15-year-old boy, were murdered for trying to recover land seized from them for use in the EU's carbon-trading system, the ETS (Emissions Trading Scheme). Those 23 farmers, plus a journalist and his partner, were shot, run over by automobiles, or simply "disappeared." 

Over at the United Nations, members of the CDM (Clean Development Mechanism), were so "personally distressed" that they washed their hands of "the situation."
After carbon trading
We had to take judgements within our rules – however regretful that may be – and there was not much scope for us to refuse the project. All the consultation procedures precisely had been obeyed.
They were just "following orders"--get it?

Similarly "following orders" are the 1200 Honduran police and military reportedly being moved into the murdered farmers' home region, Bajo Aguán in northern Honduras, where the rights of UN-accredited palm oil plantations to take over peasants' land are being disputed.

No doubt it is even more difficult to assess "climate projects" for human rights abuses in Uganda, where several children are reported to have been horribly tortured and killed by Ugandan troops busy following orders to "evict" (i.e., burn out and beat) villagers to facilitate potential trading of carbon credits by the "New Forests Company, "a British outfit backed by the World Bank that seizes land in Africa to grow trees then sells the 'carbon credits' on to transnational corporations" considered "polluters" for emitting carbon into the atmosphere.

From Prison Planet
An Oxfam report documents how the British outfit has worked with the Ugandan government to forcibly expel over 20,000 people from their homes using terror and violence as part of a lucrative scramble for arable land that can be used to satisfy the multi-billion dollar carbon trading ponzi scheme, which is worth $1.8 million a year to the company.
From the UK Guardian:
Before carbon trading
Francis Longoli, a small farmer from Kiboga district of central Uganda, is tearful: "I remember my land, three acres of coffee, many trees – mangoes and avocados. I had five acres of bananas, 10 beehives, two beautiful permanent houses. My land gave me everything. People used to call me 'omataka' – someone who owns land. Now that is no more. I am one of the poorest now," he says.
More from Prison Planet:
Villagers told of how armed “security forces” stormed their village and torched houses, burning an eight-year-child to death as they threatened to murder anyone who resisted while beating others.
“We were in church,” recalled Jean-Marie Tushabe, 26, a father of two. “I heard bullets being shot into the air.”
“Cars were coming with police,” Mr. Tushabe said, sitting among the ruins of his old home. “They headed straight to the houses. They took our plates, cups, mattresses, bed, pillows. Then we saw them getting a matchbox out of their pockets.”
After carbon trading
It's worth considering that--dead or alive--both the perpetrators and the victims of the carbon-trading fiasco are, even now, emitting carbon into the earth and atmosphere. That's what carbon-based life forms do.


  1. Thanks for this, I just shared it.

  2. Globalization is such a wonderful thing. Remember how is was supposed to improve the lives of people in poor countries?

  3. @Odie -- Algore should have invested in flame-resistant suits instead of carbon credits. He's going to need one where he's going.

    @Greathouse -- Thanks. Most global warmists drift on in blissful, self-congratulatory ignorance of the disastrous results of their unhinged politics.

    @Trestin -- I heard a good quote today, from Winston Churchill: "The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of the blessings. The inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of misery."

  4. good grief what hypocrites my friend...thanks for keeping up the Fight..I's not easy~!

  5. @Woman -- Churchill must be following me around this week: “Never give in, never give in, never; never; never; never - in nothing, great or small, large or petty - never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.”

  6. Road to hell in healing Mama Earth was always a quasi-religious undertaking. But horrific for its ideological background and thus the implications. When you curse the modern world and revert to ancient modes of thought, this kind of thing is to be expect.

    Road. Hell. All that....

  7. @Wakefield - Thanks for the link to your post about using children's labor to cut down on CO2. It's sickening news, but we have to know about it to spread the word.

  8. Most welcome, Q.R. Of course. People with good and interesting sites like yours deserve to be bolstered with whatever input the rest of us can muster, right? :)

    The article was from some time ago, but it's still a reminder of where the ultimate ideologial loyalties lie--with a newfangled Gaia faith that places the Earth Goddess above humanity, even through all the faux moralizing about "human needs", and gives the lie that many of these types wish to legislate something beneficial for all of us.

    Most assuredly they do not.