Help Wanted: Third Reich Style Propagandist Needed To Crush Small Group of Fishermen...(boy do I feel sorry for those guys.) Wait a minute, it says, "Restore herring stocks to healthy levels." Ahh damn that means they are hiring another person to beat up on the herring boats. It's getting harder and harder to have a job in America with the wealthy running all of the small business into the ground and using the regulatory sytem like it is a game to put everyone that isn't already sold out to them out of work. Since there is oil under our fishing grounds and lots of good places to site energy projects where we fish there is no way they will ever consider leaving us alone. (Even in the face of overwhelming evidence that herring is the best managed fishery in New England).
The Pew Charitable trusts is driven by the power of knowledge.
The position they are attempting to fill is one that would deal with energy, oceans and land issues for an environmental group but the education and experience required is for media and journalism, an ability to produce propaganda, using media and news organizations with an emphasis on broadcast and web based outlets (like facebook or newsvine). No mention of any experience or education that might help one understand the natural world is required or even mentioned as desirable. If I didn't know better that would seem strange indeed.
The fact is a degree in biology, marine biology, ecology, or any of the natural sciences would probably be detrimental to a person seeking a position with Pew. A person with a real understanding of the natural world would very likely take issue with much of the "information," being shoveled to the public from PEG these days. I am certain a slick media type that understands how to sensationalize new accusations and demonize all who become targets of the agenda is exactly what is needed. An advocate for policy that benefits the 400 wealthy families who fund Pew is an, "advocate for the environment" only in regards to ownership of it.
For the past two decades, the Pew Environment Group has been a major force in driving conservation policy.
When you look at the last two decades that just makes sense. From the biggest oil spill in history to opening the formerly pristine Arctic Ocean up to oil drilling, fracking the conservation lands, a lack of oversight for big energy, big chemical, big pharma, and big agriculture. An environmental policy that is far more concerned with ownership rights and privatization than saving the natural world from industrialization and destruction at the hands of Pew's biggest donors. They preside over the National Ocean Policy (which they wrote). A policy that treats the ocean like a big piece of watery real estate and is a tool for industrialization and privatization of the ocean. Yes the last two decades haven't been pretty, can we really afford two more?
Before I became the subject of one of Pew's campaigns of lies I thought they were the, "saviors," of the environment. Sadly they are more like the, "liberators," of the environment. Liberating it from any current users of natural resources in order to make ownership rights possible for the people that own the world's biggest printing press.There is no amount of regulation and oversight that will ever be enough to satisfy the demands of Pew for anyone who stands in their way. The US regulatory system is used like a favorite play thing to push all who stand in the way aside. Unfortunately for the tax payers that kind of thing isn't cheap and in our dotage when we are starving because the government can't afford health care or social security for us, Pew's policy campaigns will likely account for much of the reason that's true.
Rather than say more I urge you to seek the truth. It lies beneath a veneer of clever marketing, slick media hype, and a mis-information campaign that is nothing short of amazing. They fund our polititian's campaigns and get the representation that the people hope in vain for in return.
You can support sustainable fishing...
Writing, E-mailing to tell them, "No More Needless, Wasteful Regulation Designed to Cause Failure," is a good start. Just say no to all of the proposals in herring amendment 5 and the wealth foundations and the mis-informers that proposed them. (The herring industry has come to a consensus that they would rather pay for 100 percent observer coverage than be forced to endure more regulation based on lies.)
Written public comments must be received on or before 5 p.m. EST, Monday, April 9, 2012. Comments may be sent to Paul J. Howard, Executive Director, 50 Water Street, Mill #2, Newburyport, MA 01950 or emailed to: email@example.com (attention/subject line: “Comments on Draft Amendment 5”).
Here is a sample letter that you can copy and paste...
NEFMC "Comment on Draft Amendment 5"
As a concerned tax payer I request that you do not waste my tax dollars on this campaign of over-regulation of the sustainable herring fishery. Please direct valuable resources to ending the over-fishing of endangered and over-fished species that are in crisis and collapse due to lack of attention.
Ps-Please recommend more water allocation for the poor river herrings.