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And for a fact, what you will be doing ten years from today does not even have a name to it today. And for a fact, all people will begin to know that there is no such thing as natural finite resources. The only resource out there that is going to make a difference is what’s between your ears. And what’s between your ears and the new knowledge revolution in computer power and in communication power of knowledge will turn molecules in a Star-Trekkian fashion into about anything man and nature collectively desire. That consequence of knowledge is devolution. Every thing that was mass anything has now been made obsolete. Mass production: gone and you know it. Mass education: not relevant. It was relevant when we had a mass production age; it is not relevant any longer. Mass bureaucracy: not needed. We are seeing the last decade on this planet of any federal government of any kind in any nation. They have become irrelevant. They are now seen to be what they are. And that is, they are obstacles to life! And they are obstacles to human existence. And don’t fret the green advocacy groups, because their philosophy of death is a tar baby that is right this minute bringing them down. You cannot have a philosophy for human societal groups whose message can only be carried on backs of criminal prosecution, thugs, conversion, regulation, fines, permits. No! It can’t happen! That is philosophy of death. Devolution, demassification, the total efflorescence of freedom in this human rain forest is ours! The future of property rights is ours! Because it has to be. Because to be free is to be responsible. And to be be responsible one must be free to make choices. Not free to comply! Not free to be a paying prisoner! Not free to be an obedient serf on the colonial plantation! Free! Free! The future is ours! Comprehensive Computer Services A Holistic Appproach Troubleshooting, Consultation Installation, Upgrades, Repair Networking Custom Database Programming Data Analysis PC or MAC Ongoing Comprehensive Support Gary Lundquest 1405 West 6th Austin, TX 78703 Editor’s note: Congressman Helen Chenoweth \(“congressman,” she insists, because “only that form of the title comfrom Idaho. The fifty-seven-year-old grandmother was the keynote speaker for the Austin Property Rights conference, held on August 30-31. \(Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison had been listed as the gressman Chenoweth devoted one third of her speech to the Republican Contract with America, one third to the widely publicized FBI killing of the wife and child of white separatist Randy Weaver at Ruby Ridge, Idaho, and one third to the environment. The environmental movement was a central topic of the Austin property rights gathering, and what follows is a lightly edited transcription of most of that section of Chenoweth’s speech. THE ENVIRONMENTAL movement was a movement that started a long time ago, much longer though than many of us realize. But, we began to become caught up in it in the last twenty years, when we began to realize that the tool of the environmental movement was one of guiltkind of a green-losing guilt, that we weren’t quite pure enough or clean enough. And we didn’t quite understand this new quasi-religion, that the tools were often fear and intimidation and guilt. And we began to think that something is terribly wrong, and that’s why people here, especially in the West and in the rural areas, responded as they did November 8. We realized that America wasn’t building a greener, cleaner nation. It was building more cumbersome, more controlling and more powerful bureaucracies insteadthat took a lot more of our dollars, that took a lot more of our ability to produce, that took our property, but more importantly it took our vision of what America can be. And we all know that without a vision, we will perish. You know it was those same people who use the tool of fear and intimidation, who talk to us about the fact that we’re involved in global warming. And just ten or fifteen years ago they were telling us that there was an impending ice age. It isn’t very consistent. Those same people will try to tell us that there is a hole in the ozone, and that Helen Chenoweth ALAN POGUE suddenly we’re going to be bombarded with these problem wasteful things because there’s a hole in the ozone and the only thing that I as a woman can do about the hole in the ozone is to quit using aerosol hairspray. Now, see, what it does is leave us with a sense of helplessness. While the bureaucrats ponder on what to do. And think about what they can write. And get more grants. And impose more fear. And get more grants…. Well, the process isn’t what we Westerners deal with. We’re used to planting the seed in the ground and seeing it grow. We’re used to buying a cloth and building a dress. We’re used to buying lumber and building a house. We’re used to seeing something produced with our time, energy, intelligence and physical labor. And we’re not afraid of physical labor. But what we’re dealing with in the environmental movement is not only a quasireligious movement, it’s a religious movement. It’s almost a war between the pantheists, who believe that nature is god, and anything that we do up there to nature is trespassing and trampling on sacred ground, and those of us who know that the History According to Chenoweth 6 SEPTEMBER 15, 1995