October 2, 2021

USA: Senate Just Confirmed Joe Biden's Nominee To Oversea The Bureau of Land Management Known To Be A Far-Left Violent Radical Eco-Terrorist Who Endorses Earth First Population Control.

Like Communist China's one child policy, remember?
The Post Millennial
written by Ari Hoffman
Thursday September 30, 2021

Stone-Manning was linked to a 1989 Earth First! tree-spiking plot in Idaho. The commonly used eco-terrorism tactic involves inserting metal rods into trees to prevent them from being cut down and cause chainsaws of loggers to explode.

In a 50-45 party-line vote Thursday evening, the US Senate confirmed President Joe Biden’s controversial eco-terrorist-linked nominee Tracy Stone-Manning, who had previously endorsed population control, to head the Bureau of Land Management, which oversees millions of acres of federal land.

The Bureau of Land Management is under the umbrella of the US Department of the Interior. It oversees all public lands in the nation, most being concentrated in the states of Alaska, California, Idaho, Montana, Orgeon, Utah, Washington, Nevada, New Mexico and Wyoming.

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee chairman Joe Manchin, (D-WV), caved to political pressure and announced earlier that he would vote for the nominee. Senate Democrats slipped the radical nominee's confirmation through during the current chaos in Congress surrounding the ongoing debate over the $3.5 trillion infrastructure bill.

Stone-Manning was linked to a 1989 Earth First! tree-spiking plot in Idaho. The commonly used eco-terrorism tactic involves inserting metal rods into trees to prevent them from being cut down and cause chainsaws of loggers to explode. As a result of the incident, a mill worker’s jaw was split in half from an exploding chainsaw.

She was awarded immunity from prosecution in 1993 when she agreed to testify and admit to her role in an eco-terrorist group responsible for what had happened in the 1989 incident where she had written and sent an anonymous letter telling the world a forest near where she lived in Idaho had been seeded with 500 pounds of spikes measuring 8 to 10 inches in length.

Adam Brandon, president of conservative and libertarian advocacy group FreedomWorks, said Stone-Manning "collaborated with eco-terrorist groups with ties to Ted Kaczynski."

Stone-Manning supported population control to protect the environment in her graduate thesis and said that Americans need to "breed fewer consuming humans." She added that parents should only have two children and created a sample advertisement for her initiative which labelled children an "environmental hazard." She also wrote in 1991 that Americans should "wage war on overpopulation" in order to protect grizzly bears.

According to Fox News, Stone-Manning called US citizen's "conquering" the western states a "Pyrrhic victory", and claimed that we human beings have "annexed too much space" in the region.

"The local hillsides look like warzones now. The damage is evident and the demise of the griz[zly bears] imminent, yet we continue our war cries while breeding our weapons."

Last year, she shared her husband’s 2018 article which suggested that houses caught in forest fires should be allowed to burn.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and others had called on Biden to revoke Stone-Manning’s nomination over the links to eco-terrorism and her questionable honesty before a Senate committee earlier this year.
Breitbart News
written by Ashley Oliver
Thursday September 30, 2021

The Senate voted on Thursday to confirm President Joe Biden’s controversial nominee to lead the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Tracy Stone-Manning, in a 50–45 vote along party lines.

Stone-Manning’s affiliation with ecoterrorists and her role in a tree spiking plot from three decades ago resurfaced in June during her nomination process, resulting in a wave of objections to her nomination to lead the BLM, the agency overseeing vast swaths of federal land in mostly western states.

In addition to zero support from congressional Republicans, several counties in the West, national and state logger organizations, the Dallas Safari Club and Houston Safari Club, a former Obama administration BLM director, and a former Trump administration acting BLM director all spoke out against Stone-Manning’s nomination as the process played out.

Stone-Manning was a member of the environmental extremist group Earth First! while she was a graduate student 30 years ago at the University of Montana in Missoula, a hub for environmental activism in the ’80s and ’90s. The FBI identified the group as one of multiple radical groups that posed a domestic terrorist threat to the U.S.

After his 1996 arrest, Ted Kaczynski, commonly known as the Unabomber, praised the Earth First! journal and described himself as an “Earth Firster satellite.” Kaczynski’s cabin was located in Lincoln, Montana, under two hours from Missoula, and he said he would at times venture to the University of Montana to use the library there.

During her time at the University of Montana, the now-confirmed nominee became involved in a tree spiking operation. As Breitbart News reported, in 1989:
[Stone-Manning] mailed a letter to the U.S. Forest Service on behalf of John P. Blount, an individual in her “circle of friends,” crudely alerting federal authorities that trees in Idaho’s Clearwater National Forest that were scheduled to be cut down had been sabotaged with metal spikes to prevent them from being harvested. Tree spiking, as this form of sabotage is called, is both a crime and, according to the FBI’s definition, an act of ecoterrorism.

After the Forest Service received the letter, the seven individuals who were subpoenaed — including Stone-Manning — were investigated in 1989 by a grand jury and required to submit fingerprints, as well as handwriting and hair samples. However, the 1989 grand jury did not uncover enough evidence to charge Blount or anyone else with the crime. The case was not solved until Blount’s ex-wife reported Blount to authorities three years later, and in doing so, also named Stone-Manning as the person who mailed the letter for him.
In exchange for immunity, Stone-Manning testified in the 1993 trial against Blount, who was convicted for the tree spiking crime and sentenced to 17 months in prison.

Stone-Manning has repeatedly maintained her innocence in the ecoterrorist plot, saying she delivered the letter out of concern that someone would get hurt and that she did not actually know if trees had been spiked. Details that emerged during her nomination process, however, brought new context to the tree spiking chain of events that were damning for Stone-Manning.
Stone-Manning, for instance, was found to have edited a 1991 issue of the Earth First! journal that included an article mocking federal authorities for their inability to solve the tree spiking crime that she herself was involved in. This fact suggests Stone-Manning withheld knowledge about the dangerous crime as it would be another two years before she came forward about it.

Additionally, both Blount, the individual convicted in the case, and retired Forest Service special agent Michael Merkley, the lead investigator in the case, delivered corroborating accounts of the ecoterrorist plot during the nomination process.

Blount alleged Stone-Manning “knew about [the tree spiking plot] far in advance, a couple of months before we headed out” and that she had actively agreed to mail the letter for him before he spiked the trees.

Merkley stated Stone-Manning “was not an innocent bystander” in the tree spiking plan. He said Stone-Manning did not cooperate with the 1989 grand jury investigation or testify truthfully to the grand jury of her knowledge and role in the tree spiking. Merkley described her as “extremely difficult to work with; in fact, she was the nastiest of the suspects. She was vulgar, antagonistic, and extremely anti-government.”

Aside from her ecoterrorism involvement, opposition to Stone-Manning also stemmed from extremist views she held such as those found in her master’s thesis. In the thesis, she advocated for the creation of population control propaganda. Nearly 30 years after she wrote the thesis, in June 2020, Stone-Manning requested the University of Montana restrict access to it.

The controversial thesis featured one ad stating, “When we have children, the planet feels it more. Do the truly smart thing. Stop at one or two kids.” Another read, “Stop at two. It could be the best thing you do for the planet.” The latter advertisement, which identified “overpopulation” as a “problem” in America, featured a photo of a child with the caption, “Can you find the environmental hazard in this photo?”
Last year, Stone-Manning also promoted an article her husband wrote in 2018 stating that firefighters ought to let some houses threatened by wildfires burn. She posted the article to her social media and called its message a “clarion call.”

Stone-Manning’s nomination appeared to be unraveling during the summer, but after a tense Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee meeting on July 22, moderate Democrat and committee chair Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) — a crucial make-or-break vote — voted in favor of her nomination, signaling Stone-Manning had a path forward. While the committee vote was deadlocked 10–10, the full Senate voted to discharge her nomination from the committee so that it could still be considered.

Manchin at the time chalked Stone-Manning’s Earth First! membership and role in the ecoterrorist crime to her being a “youthful sympathizer of the environment.”

“Look around the room at all the youth we have here, all of the interns we have, all of our staff, look at the youth,” Manchin said. “Don’t look at us. Look at the youth, and I think about Tracy Stone-Manning as being a youthful sympathizer for the environment.”

In the committee meeting, one of the more outspoken senators against Stone-Manning’s nomination, Sen. Jim Risch (R-ID), used a tree spike as a visual as he gave scathing remarks about her nomination:
If the Biden administration wants to have the face and the character of their administration represented by this individual, this attempted murderer, this perjurer, this liar, this conspirator, if that’s what you want in the administration, and that’s what you want for the face of the administration, here’s your person. Confirm her.
In an op-ed for Breitbart News, William Perry Pendley, the acting head of the BLM under former President Donald Trump, described Stone-Manning as an “unrepentant … domestic terrorist”:
Before all her lies were exposed, Stone-Manning asserted that she did the right thing by mailing the letter as Blount requested,” Pendley wrote. “She did not do the right thing. The right thing would have been to contact the FBI or the U.S. Forest Service or the U.S. Attorney for Idaho.
Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), ranking member of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee and perhaps the most vocal senator in opposing Stone-Manning, asserted in a statement following her confirmation that “she still holds radically dangerous views”:
The BLM manages an estimated 245 million acres of public lands and 700 million acres of mineral lands. Stone-Manning will be the first in more than four years to officially serve as head of the agency.
The Federalist
written by Tristan Justice
Friday October 1, 2021

Over Republican objections that stemmed from her role in a 1989 tree spiking case, Senate Democrats confirmed renowned ecoterrorist Tracy Stone-Manning to lead the Bureau of Land Management Thursday. The vote not only signaled approval of Stone-Manning’s past, but also marked the escalation of calls emanating from the left to ramp up tactics of violent extremism in the name of environmental stewardship.

Tree spiking, wherein environmental activists jam 8-to-10 inch metal rods into trees, was a popular tactic among left-wing activists in the late 20th century. Meant to terrorize mill workers as a deterrent to the lumber industry, the spikes — which served as ISIS-style road bombs in Iraq — would then explode saws when processed sending deadly steel shrapnel flying upon impact. In 1987, two years before Stone-Manning’s group spiked trees in northern Idaho’s Clearwater National Forest, a 23-year-old millworker lost teeth and part of his cheek and jaw when an 11-inch spike driven into a tree shattered a large ban saw he operated.

Stone-Manning accepted legal immunity in 1993 after she agreed to testify as a co-conspirator in a 1989 tree spiking case which may have left deadly rods in trees that would present a risk to firefighters today.

“Tracy will bring good old-fashioned Montana common sense to the bureau,” Montana Democrat Sen. Jon Tester said on the Senate floor Thursday. “She will lead the agency with honor and with integrity and, as she has done her entire career, Tracy will bring folks together, from both sides of the aisle and all sides of issues, to get things done.”

Not a single Republican, however, supported Stone-Manning’s nomination in the upper chamber, while Democrats, including West Virginia’s Joe Manchin who chairs the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, unanimously approved her confirmation.

After the widespread encouragement of last year’s summer of rage, Thursday’s vote signified the Democrats’ further acceptance of violent means to meet political ends.

While the environmental leftist group Earth First formally renounced tree spiking as a tactic in 1990, efforts to revive ecoterrorism as a form of protest have begun to resurface as climate hysteria escalates on the heels of left-wing destruction cheered in the name of social justice.

In September, the New Yorker promoted the new book, “How To Blow Up A Pipeline” with the author as a guest on the magazine’s podcast.

Ezra Klein, the co-founder of Vox and a columnist for the New York Times, reviewed the book in a July column headlined “It Seems Odd That We Would Just Let The World Burn,” where Klein transcribed its direct call to action:
Announce and enforce the prohibition. Damage and destroy new CO2-emitting devices. Put them out of commission, pick them apart, demolish them, burn them, blow them up. Let the capitalists who keep on investing in the fire know that their properties will be trashed.
“In this lyrical manifesto, noted climate scholar (and saboteur of SUV tires and coal mines) Andreas Malm makes an impassioned call for the climate movement to escalate its tactics in the face of ecological collapse,” reads the book’s description on Amazon. “We need, he argues, to force fossil fuel extraction to stop–with our actions, with our bodies, and by defusing and destroying its tools. We need, in short, to start blowing up some oil pipelines.”

One can easily imagine the consequences after a brief five-day shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline in May which sparked a nationwide panic.

“How To Blow Up A Pipeline” remains available for sale free of censorship on Amazon. A search for conservative scholar Ryan Anderson’s book on the radical transgender agenda, however, will come up short.

When users type in “When Harry Became Sally: Responding To The Transgender Moment,” the title of Anderson’s book, the page will populate instead with rebuttal work from a rival author, “Let Harry Become Sally: Responding To The Anti-Transgender Moment.”

It seems ecoterrorism, however, may see new life on the left. As hysterical climate predictions continue to ramp up calls for action, the extremism of tactics to meet those calls will only intensify as violence goes excused when the ends are said to justify the means.

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