Straight flight

January 14, 2012

Nowadays, I like to know where a person “stands” when I’m considering their opinion, be it with regards to the environment or anything else.  That way I can watch out for any sneaky attempts to insert their “agenda” in a cleverly disguised way.  I tend to like to talk about elements of the landscape and how they impact the environment.  So to “cut to the chase”, I want to share where I stand on matters pertaining to mother earth.

I’m a “right wing environmentalist”, and as such, tend to alienate most everyone sooner or later.

I believe:

–       in God, and that He created the land, the oceans, plants, animals, light, and all things good

–       that God gave us dominion over living things on earth

–       We have been careless with much of that which we have been given dominion over

–       God had a reason for creating everything that He did, and that all of His creation is important to balance a web of life

–       a species or an environment shouldn’t be considered unimportant, just because we don’t understand its role within the web of life

–       that bigger government is ultimately detrimental to the environment

–       that education, ingenuity, and free enterprise are essential with regards to our environment

Now I guess that for the purpose of understanding my position with regard to the environment, it isn’t necessary to say this, but I believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God and that the only way to reach heaven is to accept the salvation offered through him.  Admittedly, part of the reason that I mention this is because so many times in the past, I’ve been afraid to.  I’m trying to stop being a spiritual wimp.

So there you have it.

By the way, I have no intent of making this a “religious” blog, so this will be the most appropriate time to criticize me for my core beliefs, if you’re so inclined.

Thanks for reading and I hope you return.


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  1. Andrea Elmore

     /  January 14, 2012

    I really look forward to reading your future posts, Brian! I am a right-wing environmentalist too, and there aren’t that many of us! Every week when I “trespass” on the beautiful property you helped us save from development, I thank God and promise Him I will continue to do my part to preserve and protect the beauty that surrounds me. I hope your family is happy and well. – Andrea

    • briansongbirdlandcare

       /  January 18, 2012

      Andrea, I thought that you were one of us.
      My family is well, and I hope your’s is too. Good to hear from you.

  2. Jason

     /  January 18, 2012

    Right-wing environmentalist. I like it! That’s a hard road to walk but it sure is the high one. I don’t see how anyone with any sense could disagree.
    One thing I am worried about though… is crabgrass an important part of the web of life?

    • briansongbirdlandcare

       /  January 18, 2012

      Crabgrass chokes the web of life – it’s not native in these parts. So do what you must.


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