Earth Day Rebellion

Last night my daughter recounted an event that happened in her classroom.

Yesterday was  Earth Day, a silly memorial observed by the media and people who need to feel guilt.  I am only aware that it was because of the news cycle.

The teacher, a substitute, was attempting to involve the children in a discussion about what hurts and what helps our environment.  She wrote two columns on the board with the headings ‘HURT’ and ‘HELP.’  The children volunteered information on the topic and the teacher wrote each suggestion under the appropriate title.

The last entry in the ‘HURT’ column was “global warming” which the teacher circled to highlight it’s superior importence.

My daughter said, “But, global warming is a myth.”

Immediately one child said, “No it isn’t!”  Another child said, “That’s not true!”  Then one child said, “I’m with you, Veronica!”

The teacher wheeled around and said, “Stop!  Who said it’s a myth?”  Most of the children pointed at Veronica.

The teacher said, “That is one of the most wrong things I have ever heard.”  To which my daughter responded, “Did you see the amount of snow we got this winter?”  A different child than the one that said she ‘was with my daughter’ said, “Exactly, Veronica.”

The teacher went on to prove her point by citing, “The polar ice caps are melting, that is not an accident.”  She then went on with more drivel fed to her by her superior intellect and the American-engine of the world-crushing group-think of Al Gore.

When my daughter told my husband about the incident, he high-fived her and when she told me, I told her how proud of her I am.

Global sea ice is back to the levels it was thirty years ago.


April 23, 2009 - Posted by | common sense, Earth Day, Global Warming | , ,


  1. Way to go, Veronica, and the classmates who supported her!
    Kudos to her parents, too.
    David Dean

    Comment by David Dean | April 23, 2009 | Reply

  2. What’s really nice is that your children will not grow up suffering from the guilt you so aptly characterize above. This guilt (used by the government-education-media complex to direct ‘desired’ behavior) is a form of child abuse that can spawn even worse psychological problems.

    One in Three Children Fear Earth Apocalypse

    Stop the Child Abuse

    Doomed to a fatal delusion over climate change,21985,23991257-25717,00.html

    Comment by Mike | April 23, 2009 | Reply

  3. Appears to me that you and your husband have done an excellent job of teaching her to think for herself. Very admirable of your daughter for speaking her mind and not backing down.

    Comment by Chris | April 24, 2009 | Reply

  4. Excellent job Veronica. Next time ask your teacher if she walked or rode a bike to work. That is something within her control that can help too. Has she turned her thermostat down to 60 degrees in the winter time? That simple sacrifice will place less demand on the furnace and cut co2 emmissions.
    I am an environmentalist, and have been since very young, but I don’t believe in knee jerk reactions to ward off imaginary problems.

    Comment by grumpajoesplace | April 25, 2009 | Reply

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