Earth Day and Lenin's Birthday: Coincidence or Something More?

06/22/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated Jun 14, 2012

April 22nd is Earth Day. It's also Lenin's birthday. Conspiracy theory nuts get pretty excited over this coincidence. Just a mere two days after hearing people pull parallels between 4/20 and Hitler's birthday, we now have to listen to the right-wing conservatives connect the dots between the day designated to inspire awareness and appreciation for the

While attending the big Tea Party Patriot jamboree last week at the Alameda County Fairground, Brian Sussman -- an astute speaker from the conservative "Hot Talk" radio station KSFO, informed the patriotic crowd that the Earth Day and Lenin's birthday connection was no mere coincidence.

"Earth Day was created by a bunch of communists from Stanford." Sussman informed the red, white, and blue-clad gathering. "It's not about clean air; it's about power and what's going on to make money!" he summarized about Earth Day's origins and liberals' plight to save the planet.

Conservatives are actually pissed off at the entire notion of celebrating Earth Day. They say that Earth Day is merely a Trojan horse in order to make Americans celebrate Lenin's birthday. We call these conservatives "the insane." I've never heard of this conspiracy theory before Obama was elected. And now that his presidency and health care reform are supposedly tearing at the very fabric of the American way of life, it's now become a popular conservative bandwagon for Tea Party Patriots to jump on in between their discussions on whether or not our president was born in America.

Read with me from the Wisconsin Law Journal:

It's appropriate that the two are celebrated on the same day, because there is no relevant difference between the socialist and environmentalist agendas in this country. Saving the environment is simply a euphemism for eviscerating the rights of property owners and creating a dictatorship.

Deemed as a new holy day for the Marxist faith, Earth Day has been referred to as a political holiday for those pseudo-environmentalists known as Watermelons: green on the outside but red on the inside:

For many political Leftists, environmentalism is merely a pretext through which private property and capitalism can be regulated, strangled, and finally replaced with totalitarian government ownership of everything. How could they criticize Marxist dictatorships, since their prescription for "healing the world" is socialist dictatorship?

Man, these conservatives have way too much free time on their hands. If they could only throw Bigfoot, Tupac's murder, and the New World Order into this conspiracy theory, they would have one hell of a huge following.