You wouldn’t believe what the Sierra Club has just admitted to
Following the riots nationwide, several environmental groups are now apologizing for the racist roots in American Environmentalism.
This is stunning. I never in a million years thought that I would see environmental groups expose their racist, evil roots in the American environmental movement. Still, here we are, in 2020, and it seems like anything is possible.
John Muir’s racist roots
John Muir is considered the father of America’s National Parks, and he is also the founder of the Sierra Club. He successfully advocated for the designation of the Grand Canyon and Yosemite National Parks. In a recent publication on the Sierra Clubs website, they completely smear their own organization’s founding members as racist.
In the article, they mention that John Muir made derogatory comments towards Natives and other people of color. Brune also mentions other early Sierra Club leaders, such as David Star Jordan. Jordan was a eugenicist and worked with the notorious Margret Sanger of Planned Parenthood. He spent his life advocating for population control and forced sterilization for African, Native, Latin, and poor women. He also co-founded the Human Betterment Foundation that shaped Nazi Germany’s mass extinction program. David Star Jordan was a national socialist, and along with John Muir, they are both glorified by modern environmentalists.
Historically, the Sierra Club has used wilderness designation to drive natives off their land and widely opposed Latin immigration. They believed immigration would destroy the environment and continuously advocated for black segregation. Their founding principles have deep roots in eugenics, population control, and other crazy theories that targeted people of color.
John Muir has made his way deep into American history. Several schools, a glacier, two national monuments, a highway, a library, and even a minor planet named in his honor. Now that the Sierra Club is advocating for the removal of historical statues of folks who were racist, are they going to tear down their own founder?