RUSH: It’s Earth Day today, and of course the purpose of Earth Day is to spread the hoax of global warming and human destruction of the planet. It was interesting, last night the History Channel — sometimes I wonder about these people — they did a story on the earth from a purely left-wing slant that ended up just condemning the left. It was sort of like they did one of their Modern Marvel shows on oil, and everybody thought that the purpose of this was going to be to cream oil, and actually did just the opposite. It illustrated how important and natural oil is, all the derivatives that we get from it and all the people that work in that industry. The point last night was to show what the earth would be like if there were no humans. If the left got what they wanted, if they got mass euthanasia, if the Obama administration and the UN turned into the Hemlock Society and we all drink the Kool-Aid and we all die and there are no human beings left, what would the earth look like? And it was fascinating. Okay, this is what the left wants, we are the problem, and what the left totally misses — for example, they gave an example of your average US city. You take the human beings out of it, wherever the city is, large or small and in a short period of time, five years, everything will start crumbling, everything will start falling apart.
The vermin will infest the place, animals will populate all over the place, the earth simply reclaiming what it once had and never really lost. We think we put up concrete buildings and skyscrapers that we’re destroying the planet. Concrete comes from the earth, doesn’t it? I mean, do we import anything from Mars? Do we import anything from the moon? Do we import destructive materials from Pluto? No. Everything on the earth is from and of the earth, including us. We just happen to be the smartest living organisms on the planet. And, of course, because we’re the smartest, we are supposedly the most deadly and the most dangerous and the most polluting and blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. But have you seen these stories, just an example, we get them every now and then, some old lady with 50 or 75 cats in her house passes away and nobody knows about it for a month or two. Finally the odor, the stench is so much that somebody has to go in there and they find the house littered with cat feces. And yet we’re the polluters.
You gotta put people with hazmat gear on to go in there and clean up after cat poop, when some old lady assumes room temperature, or some woman doesn’t feed the cats and they start eating the furniture and so forth. Concrete, asphalt, toilet paper, plastic grocery bags, all comes from the earth. It doesn’t come from anywhere else. Yet we are accused of destroying the planet when we simply use what God provided on the planet. This History Channel show went to Chernobyl. It was a town near Chernobyl that had been evacuated, a town of about 50,000 people. They went in there with their Geiger counters, and they weren’t wearing any protective gear because the radiation levels barely registered on the Geiger counters, so they’re walking through this town that was evacuated after Chernobyl, which for those of you in Port St. Lucie and Rio Linda, it’s a nuclear plant that had a leak, a supposed malfunction. They walk through there and buildings in the town, some had fallen apart, they were crumbling to shreds, all over the place the animals had moved in. The place was a junkyard, was an absolute junkyard, all the weeds, grass, grown over everything. But it was natural; it was the earth in its natural state, and this show attempted to show how beautiful the earth would be, and it ended up doing just the opposite.
But what it illustrated, and I guess you need some kind of a belief foundation to look at it and see it the way I did, but you have to see that everything here, everything, the Golden EIB Microphone, every element is from the earth. Every element of our plasma TV, California’s going to ban ’em because they destroy the environment. Every element’s from the earth. We couldn’t destroy the planet if we wanted to, and yet ‘One out of three children aged 6 to 11 fears that Mother Earth won’t exist when they grow up, while more than half — 56 percent — worry that the planet will be a blasted heath (or at least a very unpleasant place to live), according to a new survey. Commissioned by Habitat Heroes and conducted by Opinion Research, the telephone survey polled a national sample of 500 American preteens — 250 males and 250 females. On a sliding scale of anxieties, minority kids have it worst.’ Well, of course, and after them, the women.
‘Seventy-five percent of black children and 65 percent of Hispanic children believe that the planet will be irrevocably damaged by the time they reach adulthood.’ I should also point out that minorities are more likely to be in public schools that force defamatory, lying through their celluloid movies like Algore’s, An Inconvenient Truth. Other interesting findings: ‘Fifty percent say that hurricanes and tornadoes are the natural disasters that scare them the most. Twenty-eight percent say that they fear animals, such as polar bears and penguins, will become extinct and disappear from the planet.’ That’s why this dummkopf woman jumped in the polar bear exhibit at the Berlin zoo. I will guarantee you — and this might count against the opinion audit ’cause I’m offering an opinion here, and I don’t have any backup for it because they say they don’t know why this idiot woman jumped in the polar bear exhibit. I’ll guarantee you she’d seen something, Algore’s movie or a website — that fraud picture with the polar bears on about three square feet of ice that was supposedly a melting glacier — and she wanted to jump in there and hug ’em and tell ’em, ‘Don’t worry, we’re looking out for you, and we love you,’ and probably wanted to blame Republicans and Bush.
The polar bear mauled her. So it’s no wonder you’ve got these kids fearing the apocalypse, which is exactly what the left wants, folks, it’s exactly what the Obama types want, because this kind of fear leads to two things: It leads to asking somebody to fix it, and who’s that? Government. And then whatever government does to ostensibly fix it is unanimously wildly supported. If it means making your parents drive piddly little tiddlywink cars, if it means your parents pay more taxes, fine! Parents these days will go along with it just to get the kids to stop nagging them. ‘Girls worry more,’ according to the survey. ‘Sixty-seven percent of girls ages 9-11 versus 60 percent of boys ages 9-11 worry that the earth won’t be as good a place to live when they’re adults. Fifty-seven percent of girls ages 6-8 versus 43 percent of boys ages 6-8 worry that the earth won’t be as good a place to live when they’re adults. Urban kids are more anxious than suburban kids.’ Well, it’s working. This is exactly what the objective of the climate change global warming hoaxers is, is to inculcate little kids with fear that the earth will not exist. It is preposterous, plus it’s wrong and it’s irresponsible.
RUSH: Today is Earth Day, ladies and gentlemen, in my official role as America’s Anchorman, I take great pleasure in leading our nation in a solemn tribute to some of the pioneers who have contributed to the well-being of planet earth and its inhabitants, us. Today I think, and we here at the EIB Network do celebrate the vision, the ingenuity, and the spirit of achievers, men and women who have contributed to the earth. We begin our salute today by honoring a group of people unmarked, uncommented upon by history: the first coal miners in America. The first coal miners in America were farmers. They dug coal from the earth, and they sold it by the bushel. Their efforts at the dawn of our nation grew into an industry that, today, fuels our modern energy needs. They burrow into the mountains of earth. They get their hands dirty to bring up a resource that powers our lives. So all of the coal miners of America, past and present, and their daughters, happy Earth Day, because the world would not be the same, the earth would not be as productive, the earth would not be as advanced, human civilization would not have advanced as it has without the world’s coal miners. Happy Earth Day.
Next, we turn our attention, ladies and gentlemen, to Charles and Frank Duryea. On September 20th, 1893, these brothers constructed and tested the first gasoline powered automobile. Yes! They were also the first to incorporate into an American automobile business. Other early auto industry giants include Ransom Olds, who invented the first assembly line. His company, Olds Motor Works, produced the first mass produced cars in America. Henry Ford came up with the first conveyor belt-based assembly line, and the rest, as they say, is history. Today we travel the earth in gasoline powered cars, and we owe these icons a debt of gratitude. Instead, they are impugned, besmirched, lied about. Without the bountiful oil inside the earth, not only would cars be idle, so would our present-day oil-based economy. So vast is oil’s reach, we can’t even list all the uses of oil or the millions of products that mankind uses on a daily basis, and oil is au natural. It was produced by the earth, it continues to be produced by the earth, it is there for us to use, and we celebrate the ingenuity of the people who discovered it and found all of these miraculous, marvelous uses for it. How oil gets to us from deep inside the womb of Mother Earth is a testament to man’s ingenuity.
Two early figures must also be mentioned. Ludwig and Robert Nobel, who founded the Nobel Brothers Company of Oil Manufacturers in Russia back in 1879. From these captains of industry came the first oil pipelines and the very first oil tankers. It was not Niarchos. These oil tankers bring oil over land, the pipelines oversee and the pipelines transmit it over land. They had a third brother, Alfred Nobel. He helped us and the earth in another way. He was the inventor of dynamite which helps us both to get what we need from the earth and to build things on the earth and to kill evil people so that they cannot kill even more. It is Alfred Nobel whose earnings continue to fund the Nobel Prize and whose legacy has been taken over, co-opted by lefties. But the three Nobel brothers, Ludwig, Robert, and Alfred are still due many noble thanks this and every Earth Day.
The British company, JCB, cannot be overlooked on Earth Day. In 1953 this outfit invented the front loader. The front loader fueled a boom in construction that continues to this day. They pioneered most of the modern day earth-moving hydraulic machinery that has moved so much earth around and brought so much prosperity and civilization to the people of the earth. They have enabled the building of highways that our gasoline powered automobiles traverse, creating the travel and leisure business.
Next we honor on this Earth Day an inventor whose legacy has spread all over the earth, Gordon Dancy. Ever heard of him? Gordon Dancy invented the first high density plastic grocery bag, which can handle up to 40 pounds of stuff, more than your average homeless person can carry. That singular invention has benefited our daily life on earth in multitudinous ways, and yet various cities want to outlaw this amazing invention because somehow it pollutes. Yet it is from the earth, actually a derivative of oil.
We cannot forget the man who is perhaps America’s greatest inventor of all time, Thomas Edison. His incredible inventions defined our modern world. Among them, the incandescent lightbulb, so we can see earth at night, and see each other at night, and protect ourselves from the evil people that dynamite hasn’t yet killed. Thomas Edison, in 1882, built the first successful coal-fired electric generating station, which allowed electricity to be supplied to homes. Today coal-powered generation stations are mankind’s primary source of electric energy. Thomas Edison is a hero to America and all mankind, and on this Earth Day we salute Thomas Edison and so many other capitalist inventors whose efforts have brought so much joy to us, the billions of people who inhabit our dear old Mother Earth. And now even Edison is being besmirched with the invention of the spaghetti lightbulb.
And how can we forget the Wright brothers, Wilbur and Orville? The first to fly a motorized airplane, which has led to man walking on the moon. But today, airplane flight is considered destructive to our planet, polluting the skies. All of it lies. And our deepest gratitude goes to one inventor and creator who is always criticized on Earth Day. I’ll tell you who that is, when we come back.
RUSH: I got a note from a liberal during the break: ‘You didn’t mention two inventors that we despise on the left, Marconi and Bell, because if it hadn’t been for Marconi, we wouldn’t have you, Limbaugh, and if we hadn’t had Bell invent the phone, there would be nobody to call you.’ So the left today is cursing the inventions of Marconi and Alexander Graham Bell. But without question on Earth Day and every day, we owe our deepest gratitude to one inventor who is without equal. As long as men and women inhabit the earth, our very existence will be tied to his remarkable and unequaled creations, too numerous to mention, too complex to ever fully understand. He is known by thousands of names, but we call him God, the sole creator of the heavens and the earth. What incredible arrogance to believe that we limited human beings can destroy that which we cannot even begin to understand, much less create on our own, and that is earth and all of its glories. So today, on Earth Day, we here at the EIB Network thank God for Mother Earth and for allowing us to live in the greatest of nations on that earth, the United States of America. Jurassic Park, remember the book by Michael Crichton? Charlton Heston called here one day and wanted to read the foreword. So we said, ‘Have at it.’
HESTON: You think man can destroy the planet? What intoxicating vanity. Let me tell you about our planet. Earth is four-and-a-half-billion-years-old. There’s been life on it for nearly that long, 3.8 billion years. Bacteria first; later the first multicellular life, then the first complex creatures in the sea, on the land. Then finally the great sweeping ages of animals, the amphibians, the dinosaurs, at last the mammals, each one enduring millions on millions of years, great dynasties of creatures rising, flourishing, dying away — all this against a background of continuous and violent upheaval. Mountain ranges thrust up, eroded away, cometary impacts, volcano eruptions, oceans rising and falling, whole continents moving, an endless, constant, violent change, colliding, buckling to make mountains over millions of years. Earth has survived everything in its time. It will certainly survive us.
If all the nuclear weapons in the world went off at once and all the plants, all the animals died and the earth was sizzling hot for a hundred thousand years, life would survive, somewhere: under the soil, frozen in Arctic ice. Sooner or later, when the planet was no longer inhospitable, life would spread again. The evolutionary process would begin again. It might take a few billion years for life to regain its present variety. Of course, it would be very different from what it is now, but the earth would survive our folly, only we would not. If the ozone layer gets thinner, ultraviolet radiation sears the earth, so what? Ultraviolet radiation is good for life. It’s powerful energy. It promotes mutation, change. Many forms of life will thrive with more UV radiation. Many others will die out. Do you think this is the first time that’s happened? Think about oxygen. Necessary for life now, but oxygen is actually a metabolic poison, a corrosive glass, like fluorine. When oxygen was first produced as a waste product by certain plant cells some three billion years ago, it created a crisis for all other life on earth. Those plants were polluting the environment, exhaling a lethal gas. Earth eventually had an atmosphere incompatible with life. Nevertheless, life on earth took care of itself. In the thinking of the human being a hundred years is a long time. A hundred years ago we didn’t have cars, airplanes, computers or vaccines. It was a whole different world, but to the earth, a hundred years is nothing. A million years is nothing. This planet lives and breathes on a much vaster scale. We can’t imagine its slow and powerful rhythms, and we haven’t got the humility to try. We’ve been residents here for the blink of an eye. If we’re gone tomorrow, the earth will not miss us.
RUSH: Nor would the earth miss President Obama. Charlton Heston, at his request, reading the foreword to Jurassic Park.