I have spent two years researching Rachel Carson. Her childhood home outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, reveals her limited exposure to the outside world. Carson's anti-DDT pesticide book "Silent Spring" (published in 1962) launched the worldwide environmental movement -- really, a money-and power-driven religion -- and has caused the death of more than three billion children in Africa as well as now infesting America with bed bugs and other vermin.
It is difficult for me to comprehend how a relatively un-researched book could initiate a new religion which then found immediate acceptance by the United Nations. Rachel Carson somehow garnered support from so-called "progressive" journalists linked to John F. Kennedy's presidency during the era called "Camelot." Leftist friends at The New Yorker magazine then took up her cause. However, the Democratic National Convention's liberal Rachel Carson's followers --the California Delegtion -- got up close and personal with Carson's little reminder: Bed Bugs. The delegations' Charlotte, North Carolina hotel has bed bugs.
Some subjects are better described through personal experiences….
Upon arriving late at night from California into my hotel room near the Pittsburgh International Airport, I was forced to spend almost half-an-hour with my miner's flashlight and magnifying glass looking for bed bugs in the hotel's mattresses!! At that moment Rachel Carson's ghost greeted me before my long drive to her Homestead the next day.
My drive began early the next morning to Springdale, Pennsylvania: I-376 East to I-279 North. Take Exit 10 for East Ohio Street toward Etna North; then continue on the ramp and merge onto PA-28 (N/E Ohio Street). Continue following PA-28 North. Take Exit 11 for PA 910 toward I-76/Harmar/Pennsylvania Turnpike. Then make a slight right turn onto PA 910 E (Indianola Road). Go to the 3rd Light. From there turn left onto Freeport Road continuing onto Pittsburgh Street. Afterwards, turn left onto James Street.
I drove up the hill slowly on James Street thinking carefully about Rachel Carson's devastating legacy in Africa. At the top of the hill, turn left onto Marion Avenue. Rachel Carson's childhood home is Number 631 on the right side of the street.
Rachel Carson's birthplace first appears to be from another time: backward-looking
and worn out -- an old-fashioned childhood's playground that amazingly served as the launching site of the monstrous modern environmental movement.
When she was a child herself, I sometimes wonder if Rachel Carson really knew where Africa was on a map as she sat on her porch looking toward the river.
Springdale then, when she was a young girl, was just a little town in Pennsylvania; it still is today.
Rachel Carson was born on May 27, 1907, in the clapboard house above the Allegheny River in Springdale, Pennsylvania. That same year rising waters of the great Monongahela, Allegheny, and Ohio River systems caused a massive flood in the Pittsburgh region which gave rise to an infestation of insects. Little Rachel Carson's bedroom window faced the Allegheny River in the distance where she -- no doubt -- was bitten by mosquitoes in her own early life.
Unbelievably, a letter written by Olga Huckins to The Boston Globe in 1958 alleging that DDT was killing birds on her property supposedly prodded Rachel Carson into writing about the insecticide subject that she researched in odd ways. In fact, Rachel Carson's desire to destroy pesticide companies began years earlier in 1940 when she was only thirty-three years old. No matter when, her selfish mantra-like fascination with a backward-looking conservation led to her writing her book that changed the lives of billions and billions of people to the worse. Today -- five decades later -- African children die every moment from mosquito bites that carry the deadly Malaria disease. DDT would have saved their precious lives.
"The Ghost of Rachel Carson" is my idea of how Rachel Carson is changing life in the 21st Century. Her landmark launch of the worldwide environmental movement religion is costing the lives of innocent children today, ending well-paying jobs for millions of workers, and lowering the living standards of all humankind. Rachel Carson's horrifying impact on Africa has been drowned out by enthusiastic voices who do not understand the impact of disease-carrying insects. Environmental religious zealots within the National Academy of Sciences continue to publish papers stating that banning DDT actually "saves lives of songbirds" yet they ignore the deaths of human children.
Are Rachel Carson's hysterical worshippers on college campuses dangerous? Yes.
For example, "Global Warming" are two distorted words made up by a small mob of emotional followers of Rachel Carson's environmental movement. The "Global Warming" doctrine is now being force-fed to school children. When they reach college age, they are completely brainwashed. Young people are being held captive by greedy environmentalist profiteers.
To refute the "Global Warming" generation drunk on untruths, consider Greenland. When Viking explorers reached the shores of the world's largest island during the 7th Century (fourteen hundred years ago), Greenland was green -- covered with greenery, foliage everywhere in sight. Greenland remained green for six hundred years thereafter … and could have served as cropland had the Vikings been farmers.
During the 1300's, solar storms -- sunspots -- impacted the sun … and Greenland turned cold and became covered with ice and snow. Greenland's change in climate occurred without any human activity: there were no power plants and SUV trucks during the 13th Century.
If today, new solar activity causes "Global Warming" in Greenland, then the giant island can become the world's largest supplier of wheat and other crops which could stop hunger throughout the earth. Populations within the Developing Countries would no longer face starvation. "Global Warming" would be wonderful!
I do fear Rachel Carson's legacy. She started the environmental movement which today has become a religion. Secularism is rising in modern culture … and perhaps later on even in this century people will begin worshipping statues of Rachel Carson.
Rachel Carson's ghosts visit her homestead every night. They climb up from their burial ground thousands of miles across the ocean to walk through the streets of Springdale, Pennsylvania. Millions and millions and millions of ghosts fly straight to Rachel Carson's bedroom door questioning her rambling discourse which led to their unnecessary premature deaths.