Regarding "Invasive Species" and Trojan Horses
By Fred V. Grau
State College, Pennsylvania
(Forwarded by Julie Kay
Property Rights Research.org)
Weeds are weeds, whether native or nonnative. It is almost certain
that some of the "invasive weeds" (weeds) are "native
weeds" (weeds). Sagebrush, perhaps? It is a native specie.
Confused? Don't feel bad.
Confusion is part and parcel of the "Invasive Species" agenda.
You see, by definition -- President Clinton's Executive Order 13112,
February 3, 1999 http://ceq.eh.doe.gov/nepa/regs/eos/eo13112.html
-- an "Invasive Species" must be "nonnative to that
Who knows enough to decide what is native to an ecosystem -- and what
The simple answer is: Nobody, really.
Okay, so what to do about that? Here goes:
1. Create a crisis (agenda). "Invasive Species": Natives
are "good". Non natives are "bad".
2. Create bureaucracies to deal with this "crisis" -- that
didn't exist before February 1999).
3. For Precautionary Principles, list almost any non-food plant species
that is known to be of foreign origin as an "Invasive Species".
(Examples: red clover, timothy, brome ... as well as yellow starthistle,
the knapweed family, and so on ...)
4. Create "partnerships" with universities, government research
units, "environmental" groups, even agriculture organizations
-- etc., for the purpose of ... (see No. 5)
5. ...FUNDING. Yes, it all boils down to power and money.
From No. 2, we see that it will be the "experts" in the
bureaucracies who anoint themselves as the sole authorities to determine
what is "Invasive" and what is not. Power.
From No. 5, we see that the Greens and research types play the game
because they receive $Billions (I'm not kidding) to solve the unsolvable.
Think about this. Before 1999 (or 2000-2001), had you ever heard the
term "Invasive Species" or "Invasive Weeds"?
Probably not. You had, however, heard the term "noxious weed".
The creation of the "Invasive Species" agenda was/is an
ingenious attempt (successful so far) for the Green non-governmental
organizations and government bureaucrats to hijack what was once a
commonsense agricultural issue: noxious weeds.
Farmers and ranchers (as well as foresters and other resource folks)
need to be on Red Alert so they don't fall into the "Invasive
The Greens will smile at you, as all parties agree on how "Invasive"
knapweed is (true enough).
Producers must peel off the veneer and check out the websites and
literature to see for themselves that it doesn't stop there.
The ultimate agenda is to target all nonnative species, including
useful ones such as the clovers, timothy, etc.
Money is one of the two factors.
Power is the other -- and by far the more dangerous.
The Greens' intent is to wield power (and control) beyond that of
the Endangered Species Act -- to use "Invasive Species"
-- to control human behavior on public and private land.
It is a Trojan Horse.
(Note from Julie: This is an excellent -- and brief -- means of understanding
the agenda of "invasive" species and those driving this
Cash Cow. This is an agenda to control people by controlling their
ability to responsibly use their lands and waters. It is an agenda
to control all recreation by controlling access by humans whose shoe
treads, bicycle and other vehicle tire treads, etc. "MIGHT"
or "COULD" spread "invasive seeds" -- all the
while never mentioning that birds spread seeds far more widely than
people ever could. It is highly recommended that you share this gem
widely. A must-read!)