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Polar Bear Propaganda and Hidden Agendas

Mac Slavo
February 3rd, 2010
SHTFplan.com
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My son, a second grader, recently brought up a conversation at the dinner table about polar bears. He says that he learned in school that the polar bears are in danger of going extinct. Later that evening, our cousin, a teacher at a local government school joined us, and I brought up the polar bear discussion to get her take on it and to vent some of my frustrations with public education.

Environmentalists and mainstream news will often post photos like the one below to get their ‘point’ across about the threat to polar bears:

The last Polar Bear

The publisher of this particular image says the following:

A polar bear managed to get on one of the last ice floes floating in the Arctic sea. Due to global warming the natural environment of the polar bear in the Arctic has changed a lot. The Arctic sea has much less ice than it had some years ago.

Are we really to believe that this polar bear was standing on a piece of tundra or land, and then all of a sudden this little sheet of ice broke off, and the polar bear just floated away, into oblivion? Perhaps this will convince a seven year old, but adults who believe this need to have their heads examined.

If I were a polar bear, and this is just me, and a sheet of ice like this broke off while I was standing on it, I figure my survival instincts might kick in and I may attempt to walk back over to the main sheet of ice — the cracking below my feet would probably have been a big indicator that something on this piece of ice just isn’t right:

polar_bear_on_ice2

It is also important to note that polar bears can reportedly swim up to 60 miles without resting, at speeds of 4 – 6 miles per hour. So, even if the polar bear had fallen asleep for half of the day, when they woke up, they would be perfectly capable of swimming back to land.

Clearly, these pictures are taken out of one context and put in another.

I suspect that these pictures, that are often used to press multi-million dollar funding agendas in Washington, are staged, kind of like that climate change data, which we’ve learned was manipulated by not just the scientists doing the research, but the heads of the research departments.

Because we’re always inclined to question mainstream thought, we wondered if perhaps an aspiring environmentalist may have baited the piece of ice with some food. Or perhaps the polar bear itself was hunting for food, and it happened to be hunting from that piece of ice. Turns out, this happens all the time in the Arctic:

polar_bear_kills_seal

I discussed these ideas with my son and our cousin the teacher. I pointed out to our teacher cousin that the polar bear is not going extinct and that the information they were giving these kids in school was less than truthful and indicated that there was a hidden agenda. Our cousin, naturally, responded defensively and said that the teachers don’t (at least she doesn’t) teach that the polar bears are going extinct. They teach the kids that the polar bear’s habitat is in danger.

While that’s all well and good, I responded, the message being taken away by these kids has nothing to do with the habitats, but the polar bears themselves. Their minds are impressionable at that age, and it is very easy to convince a child (and most adults), that if one thing is true, then the other must be too. In this case, if the habitat is in danger, then assuredly the polar bear must be too and that’s why they are going extinct.

It is also important for me to point out that while the teachers enable the indoctrination of children on many different subjects, most of them do not have bad intentions. Our teacher cousin is a great person, a stand up individual and teaching and guiding children is what drives her.

Many teachers have simply, and without critical assessment, subscribed to the theories presented to them by superiors and through social pressures. While ignorance is not an excuse, it is important to understand that we are all involved in this, and chances are, most of us have no idea what our role in the system really is. This is why critical thinking, inquisition and revolutionary thought are important — on all levels. The agendas are everywhere, and you yourself are not immune to the spread of this infectious disease.

We’ll make note of two things regarding the polar bears:

1) The polar bear population is growing and has been growing for several decades. In the 1950’s the population was estimated at 5,000 polar bears globally. Today, that population is closer to 25,000

2) The polar bears have a really, really big habitat area. Each polar bear’s “home” is roughly 150 miles or so of territory, but the entire polar habitat is massive and covers tens of thousands of square miles:

polar_bear_habitat_area

Even if half of the ice in the Arctic were to melt, which we don’t think it will, we think the 25,000 or so polar bears would still be able to find a place to live and food to eat.

Hence, it’s fairly clear that the polar bear is just fine and this is nothing more than an attempt to mold the minds of young children to support an ever growing globalist environmental agenda. Today it’s polar bears, tomorrow it’s climate change, and once they’re adults they’ll readily support laws like Cap & Trade and global UN taxes that will further enslave them.

Connect the dots and you can see how the game of globalism, control, taxes and enslavement plays out on a variety different levels and infiltrates every aspect of our lives.

This has been an exercise in identifying and understanding propaganda and how it is used to control your thoughts, perceptions, emotions and responses.

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  1. Drew says:

    I’ve always said that the greatest propaganda machine is the public school system.  Wasn’t it Hitler that said, “You who oppose me, I do not worry.  For we have your children, they are on our side and they will grow up to be on our side while you remain opposed.”

  2. Steve says:

    Sorry Drew, but Hitler did worry about his opponents. So much so that he brutally murdered them. All 50 million of them.
    Now for you to bring up Hitler into your public school system propaganda statement is nothing less than what comes out of your butt. Pure bullshit.

  3. Dave says:

    Drew, you are a perfect example of having been through that
    very system… Hitler is quoted and blamed for every ill that
    befalls this poor brainwashed world. The Communists and their
    descendents have done much more harm than anyone will ever
    admit and today we are feeling its effects. Hitler was the only one
    who could have destroyed communism but the Allies would not
    allow it because they were controlled by these same communists..

  4. Teacher says:

    I was brought into the principal’s office with the school’s  managing director in attendance after telling a ninth grader that he should know the chapter on global warming for the test but showed him why it is a load of crap and everyone supporting it is going to wind up very embarrassed.  He happened to be a firm ‘believer’ and ratted me out as a ‘denier’ – hence the conference.

  5. gavin says:

    Even if half of the [summer?] ice in the Arctic were to melt, which we don’t think it will,…

    Thanks, nice article. One point though – you may want to amend the above sentence. Every year from around April to Sept. approximately 10 mil sq kms of arctic ice melts (of approx. 15 mil sq kms in total)  before it freezes again over autumn and winter.

    Arctic ice extent – note that it has recovered well from it’s low in 2007.
    http://www.ijis.iarc.uaf.edu/en/home/seaice_extent.htm

    Also:
    November 2nd, 1922. Arctic Ocean Getting Warm; Seals Vanish and Icebergs Melt.
    http://wattsupwiththat.com/2008/03/16/you-ask-i-provide-november-2nd-1922-arctic-ocean-getting-warm-seals-vanish-and-icebergs-melt/

    Pics of submarines surfacing at the north pole in the 50s – 70s.
    http://wattsupwiththat.com/2009/04/26/ice-at-the-north-pole-in-1958-not-so-thick/

  6. Great comments all.

    Gavin, thanks for the scientific data on that. I was aware of the melting, I didn’t realize it was that much!

  7. Chaffee Monell says:

    Comments…..The melting of the polar ice is well documented. The polar bear depends on the ice to hunt seals and other large sea mammals, by far its main source of food. As each season without sea ice gets longer and longer, Nanuk has to fast a longer period of time before it can hunt again. Yes, it can scrounge a few lemmings and eggs during the summer but that is not nearly enough. If climate warms to the point that the sea ice fails to form in the winter, which climatologists agree will probably happen if we don’t cut down on our emmissions, Nanuk is finished.

  8. Katie says:

    I shook my head a lot when I read this article, author. Sorry, but I’m ashamed that people simply refuse to admit that this is a problem. God forbid we even think to worry about a species of animal becoming extinct, let alone try to lower the possible causes of our environment’s poor condition. We environmentalists sure are bogus.

  9. Ian Thompson says:

    Are you perhaps a highly qualified scientist? Or just someone with a closed mind?

 

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