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FRIGHTENING QUOTES FROM ENVIRONMENTALISTS
Pushback.com ^ | 2003

Posted on 10/27/2003 9:43:10 PM PST by doug from upland

Frightening Quotes from Environmentalists
(Attack Of The Socialist-Luddites)

The right to have children should be a marketable commodity, bought and traded by individuals but absolutely limited by the state.
—Kenneth Boulding, originator of the “Spaceship Earth” concept (as quoted by William Tucker in Progress and Privilege, 1982)

We have wished, we ecofreaks, for a disaster or for a social change to come and bomb us into Stone Age, where we might live like Indians in our valley, with our localism, our appropriate technology, our gardens, our homemade religion—guilt-free at last!
—Stewart Brand (writing in the Whole Earth Catalogue).

Free Enterprise really means rich people get richer. They have the freedom to exploit and psychologically rape their fellow human beings in the process…. Capitalism is destroying the earth.
—Helen Caldicott, Union of Concerned Scientists

We must make this an insecure and inhospitable place for capitalists and their projects…. We must reclaim the roads and plowed land, halt dam construction, tear down existing dams, free shackled rivers and return to wilderness millions of tens of millions of acres of presently settled land.
—David Foreman, Earth First!

Everything we have developed over the last 100 years should be destroyed.
—Pentti Linkola

If you ask me, it’d be a little short of disastrous for us to discover a source of clean, cheap, abundant energy because of what we would do with it. We ought to be looking for energy sources that are adequate for our needs, but that won’t give us the excesses of concentrated energy with which we could do mischief to the earth or to each other.
—Amory Lovins in The Mother Earth–Plowboy Interview, Nov/Dec 1977, p.22

The only real good technology is no technology at all. Technology is taxation without representation, imposed by our elitist species (man) upon the rest of the natural world.
—John Shuttleworth

What we’ve got to do in energy conservation is try to ride the global warming issue. Even if the theory of global warming is wrong, to have approached global warming as if it is real means energy conservation, so we will be doing the right thing anyway in terms of economic policy and environmental policy.
—Timothy Wirth, former U.S. Senator (D-Colorado)

I suspect that eradicating smallpox was wrong. It played an important part in balancing ecosystems.
—John Davis, editor of Earth First! Journal

Human beings, as a species, have no more value than slugs.
—John Davis, editor of Earth First! Journal

The extinction of the human species may not only be inevitable but a good thing....This is not to say that the rise of human civilization is insignificant, but there is no way of showing that it will be much help to the world in the long run.
—Economist editorial

We advocate biodiversity for biodiversity’s sake. It may take our extinction to set things straight.
—David Foreman, Earth First!

Phasing out the human race will solve every problem on earth, social and environmental.
—Dave Forman, Founder of Earth First!

If radical environmentalists were to invent a disease to bring human populations back to sanity, it would probably be something like AIDS
—Earth First! Newsletter

Human happiness, and certainly human fecundity, is not as important as a wild and healthy planets…Some of us can only hope for the right virus to come along.
—David Graber, biologist, National Park Service

The collective needs of non-human species must take precedence over the needs and desires of humans.
—Dr. Reed F. Noss, The Wildlands Project

If I were reincarnated, I would wish to be returned to Earth as a killer virus to lower human population levels.
—Prince Phillip, World Wildlife Fund

Cannibalism is a “radical but realistic solution to the problem of overpopulation.”
—Lyall Watson, The Financial Times, 15 July 1995 Poverty For “Those People”

We, in the green movement, aspire to a cultural model in which killing a forest will be considered more contemptible and more criminal than the sale of 6-year-old children to Asian brothels.
—Carl Amery

Every time you turn on an electric light, you are making another brainless baby.
—Helen Caldicott, Union of Concerned Scientists

To feed a starving child is to exacerbate the world population problem.
—Lamont Cole

If there is going to be electricity, I would like it to be decentralized, small, solar-powered.
—Gar Smith, editor of the Earth Island Institute’s online magazine The Edge

The only hope for the world is to make sure there is not another United States: We can’t let other countries have the same number of cars, the amount of industrialization, we have in the U.S. We have to stop these Third World countries right where they are. And it is important to the rest of the world to make sure that they don’t suffer economically by virtue of our stopping them.
—Michael Oppenheimer, Environmental Defense Fund

The continued rapid cooling of the earth since WWII is in accord with the increase in global air pollution associated with industrialization, mechanization, urbanization and exploding population.
—Reid Bryson, “Global Ecology; Readings towards a rational strategy for Man”, (1971)

The battle to feed humanity is over. In the 1970s, the world will undergo famines. Hundreds of millions of people are going to starve to death in spite of any crash programs embarked upon now. Population control is the only answer.
—Paul Ehrlich, in The Population Bomb (1968)

I would take even money that England will not exist in the year 2000.
—Paul Ehrlich in (1969)

In ten years all important animal life in the sea will be extinct. Large areas of coastline will have to be evacuated because of the stench of dead fish.
—Paul Ehrlich, Earth Day (1970)

Before 1985, mankind will enter a genuine age of scarcity…in which the accessible supplies of many key minerals will be facing depletion.
—Paul Ehrlich in (1976)

This [cooling] trend will reduce agricultural productivity for the rest of the century.
—Peter Gwynne, Newsweek 1976

There are ominous signs that the earth’s weather patterns have begun to change dramatically and that these changes may portend a drastic decline in food production—with serious political implications for just about every nation on earth. The drop in food production could begin quite soon… The evidence in support of these predictions has now begun to accumulate so massively that meteorologist are hard-pressed to keep up with it.
—Newsweek, April 28, (1975)

This cooling has already killed hundreds of thousands of people. If it continues and no strong action is taken, it will cause world famine, world chaos and world war, and this could all come about before the year 2000.
—Lowell Ponte in “The Cooling”, 1976 (NOTE: I know libertarian Lowell Ponte and have been on his show. He is anything but an environmental whacko and mocks those in the global warming crowd.)

If present trends continue, the world will be about four degrees colder for the global mean temperature in 1990, but eleven degrees colder by the year 2000. … This is about twice what it would take to put us in an ice age.
—Kenneth E.F. Watt on air pollution and global cooling, Earth Day (1970


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: eco; ecofreaks; ecogreen; environment; environmentalism; extremeism; green

1 posted on 10/27/2003 9:43:11 PM PST by doug from upland
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To: doug from upland; farmfriend
That's why they call them environMENTALists
2 posted on 10/27/2003 9:45:17 PM PST by Coleus (Only half the patients who go into an abortion clinic come out alive.)
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To: doug from upland
Bumping for later usage :)
3 posted on 10/27/2003 9:46:24 PM PST by chance33_98 (Check out my Updated Profile Page (and see banners at end, if you want one made let me know!))
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To: doug from upland
INTREP - SELF-DESTRUCTIVE ENVIRONMENTALIST QUOTES
4 posted on 10/27/2003 9:46:54 PM PST by LiteKeeper
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To: doug from upland
Phasing out the human race will solve every problem on earth, social and environmental.
—Dave Forman, Founder of Earth First!

Not all of 'em, Dave. Just some of 'em.

5 posted on 10/27/2003 9:48:55 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: All
Despite the fact that many of these people are totally whacked out, I do have some concern for depletion of certain fishing areas.
6 posted on 10/27/2003 9:49:17 PM PST by doug from upland (Uncle Ted = bloated, arrogant, lying, drunken, killer lifeguard)
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To: doug from upland
You're just now figuring out what they are all about? Next you will be telling me that Hillary Clinton is a pathological liar. Or that Ed Kennedy is an alcoholic.
7 posted on 10/27/2003 9:49:56 PM PST by FreedomCalls (It's the "Statue of Liberty," not the "Statue of Security.")
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To: doug from upland
That much is true.
8 posted on 10/27/2003 9:50:54 PM PST by FreedomCalls (It's the "Statue of Liberty," not the "Statue of Security.")
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To: doug from upland
Excellent.
9 posted on 10/27/2003 9:52:28 PM PST by ellery (It is not a right to die case.)
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To: FreedomCalls
No, I am not just figuring it out. I saw this on pushback.com and thought it would be interesting to post. That's it.
10 posted on 10/27/2003 9:53:16 PM PST by doug from upland (Uncle Ted = bloated, arrogant, lying, drunken, killer lifeguard)
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To: doug from upland
Kinda like the Taliban and the rest of Wahabbi: Return us to the 600's.
11 posted on 10/27/2003 9:54:55 PM PST by AmericanVictory (Should we be more like them, or they like us?)
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To: Dog Gone
Oil ping.
12 posted on 10/27/2003 9:56:07 PM PST by razorback-bert (A dime is a coin once used for money.)
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To: doug from upland
The only hope for the world is to make sure there is not another United States: We can’t let other countries have the same number of cars, the amount of industrialization, we have in the U.S. We have to stop these Third World countries right where they are. And it is important to the rest of the world to make sure that they don’t suffer economically by virtue of our stopping them. —Michael Oppenheimer, Environmental Defense Fund

They have been seriously working on, and making gains on this one.
13 posted on 10/27/2003 9:56:23 PM PST by Delphinium
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To: Billthedrill
Indeed, some of them. Actually it might take about a hundred million to make the world safe.
14 posted on 10/27/2003 9:56:44 PM PST by doug from upland (Uncle Ted = bloated, arrogant, lying, drunken, killer lifeguard)
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To: doug from upland
Wouldn't it just be easier to round these folks up and put them on an island together, surrounded by sharks of course.

15 posted on 10/27/2003 9:56:47 PM PST by swheats
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To: doug from upland
Bump for later use.
16 posted on 10/27/2003 9:58:57 PM PST by Entropy Squared
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To: doug from upland
You can be sure that these wackos grew up well off. Mummy and daddy ignored them and they are getting back at them.
17 posted on 10/27/2003 10:03:21 PM PST by Wacka
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To: doug from upland
......where we might live like Indians in our valley, with our localism, our appropriate technology, our gardens, our homemade religion—guilt-free at last!

That's where all their nuttiness originates -- guilt.

18 posted on 10/27/2003 10:06:23 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: doug from upland
ENVIROMENTALISM
It's all about Socialism...

Free Enterprise really means rich people get richer. They have the freedom to exploit and psychologically rape their fellow human beings in the process…. Capitalism is destroying the earth.
Helen Caldicott, Union of Concerned Scientists

...and Nihilism...

Phasing out the human race will solve every problem on earth, social and environmental.
Dave Forman, Founder of Earth First!

...and Stupidity.

The battle to feed humanity is over. In the 1970s, the world will undergo famines. Hundreds of millions of people are going to starve to death in spite of any crash programs embarked upon now. Population control is the only answer.
Paul Ehrlich, in The Population Bomb (1968)

ENVIROMENTALISM: The Last Bastion Of Communists, Crazies...and Clowns

19 posted on 10/27/2003 10:07:12 PM PST by okie01 (www.ArmorforCongress.com...because Congress isn't for the morally halt and the mentally lame.)
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To: doug from upland
"Capitalism is destroying the earth" —Helen Caldicott, Union of Concerned Scientists

And the commie Soviets were enviro-friendly? That place was a toxic waste dump.

20 posted on 10/27/2003 10:09:10 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: Mr. Mojo
You are correct. The damage done to the environment by the former Soviet Union was astounding.
21 posted on 10/27/2003 10:10:28 PM PST by doug from upland (Why aren't the Clintons living out their remaining years on Alcatraz?)
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To: doug from upland
Bump
22 posted on 10/27/2003 10:11:08 PM PST by hedgetrimmer
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We must ...... return to wilderness millions of tens of millions of acres of presently settled land.

Iow, they must destroy all private property. ....And do they propose to do this with their "positive vibes," or do they plan on picking up weapons?

23 posted on 10/27/2003 10:11:57 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: doug from upland
...Environ-MENTAL-ist BUMP...
24 posted on 10/27/2003 10:12:53 PM PST by MayDay72 (My vehicle, my choice. Keep your laws off my SUV!)
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To: All
The ecofreaks must be made to pay for their role in the California devastation. Let's hope that forest management is going to change.
25 posted on 10/27/2003 10:13:16 PM PST by doug from upland (Why aren't the Clintons living out their remaining years on Alcatraz?)
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To: doug from upland
This week you can bet these people are burning forrests in order to save them.
26 posted on 10/27/2003 10:14:12 PM PST by oyez (blank)
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To: doug from upland
"You are correct. The damage done to the environment by the former Soviet Union was astounding."

Not to mention Saddam Hussein's Iraq. Saddam in 1991 purposefully created an oil spill TWENTY times the size of the Exxon Valdez spill as retribution against Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.

Never mind the oil well fires or the draining of the Shi'ite marshlands.

Never once saw an environmentalist protest or even consider these facts in terms of their opinion about the Iraq war, or capitalism.

Qwinn

27 posted on 10/27/2003 10:15:26 PM PST by Qwinn
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To: oyez
forrests = forests
28 posted on 10/27/2003 10:15:55 PM PST by oyez (blank)
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To: doug from upland
At the risk of being branded an America-hater, let me add that, according to a Boston Globe article from 1999, the worst polluter is . . the United States Government.

Why am I not surprised?

29 posted on 10/27/2003 10:17:52 PM PST by logician2u
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To: doug from upland
Everything we have developed over the last 100 years should be destroyed.— Pentti Linkola

Even VW Vans, Grateful Dead records, and G-Graphics bongs?

30 posted on 10/27/2003 10:18:13 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: Qwinn
Never once saw an environmentalist protest or even consider these facts in terms of their opinion about the Iraq war, or capitalism.

They usually say that Saddam never would've taken those drastic steps if we hadn't invaded. .....so it was our fault.

31 posted on 10/27/2003 10:20:46 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: doug from upland
Every time you turn on an electric light, you are making another brainless baby. —Helen Caldicott, Union of Concerned Scientists

I think Helen should drop her clothes, walk out into the middle of a dirt field, and stay there until she dies. That way, she won't have to feel guilty about the fact everything she has is due to exploitation of energy resources. I didn't know a scientist could be such a full-blown idiot.

32 posted on 10/27/2003 10:22:01 PM PST by FlyVet
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To: doug from upland
Human beings, as a species, have no more value than slugs. —John Davis, editor of Earth First! Journal

This guy's guilty of attributing to a whole species what he sees in the mirror.

33 posted on 10/27/2003 10:23:06 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: Billthedrill
Phasing out envirowhackos like this moron would unquestionably have the salubrious effect of allowing normal humans to get on with their lives.
34 posted on 10/27/2003 10:23:35 PM PST by SAJ
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To: Mr. Mojo
"They usually say that Saddam never would've taken those drastic steps if we hadn't invaded. .....so it was our fault."

Heh - I'd love to see them try that on me. I'd like to know how the invasion justified creating the oil spill AFTER the conclusion of the 1991 war, and the lighting of oil fires as they -fled- Kuwait, and the attempted genocide of Shi'ites in Iraq by draining the marshlands.

If even a single one of those could be considered as having some sort of strategic military relevance, some way to help him win against an invasion - okay, maybe I could see it. But there is none. The only justification for their belief that capitalism has yielded worse environmental results than regimes under Saddam is, well, simple full blown insanity.

Qwinn
35 posted on 10/27/2003 10:26:42 PM PST by Qwinn
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To: logician2u
Nah, you're not an America-hater, you're just a clod.

Why? Because you evidently have taken at face value an article in the Boston Glob. Bwfaa and snort to you.

36 posted on 10/27/2003 10:26:45 PM PST by SAJ
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To: FlyVet
I didn't know a scientist could be such a full-blown idiot.

Specialization.

37 posted on 10/27/2003 10:28:48 PM PST by Old Professer
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bflr
38 posted on 10/27/2003 10:32:45 PM PST by Captainpaintball
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To: doug from upland
Have any of Y'all read P. J. O'Rourke's "All the Trouble in the World:The Lighter Side of Overpopulation, Famine, Ecological Disaster, Ethnic Hatred, Plague, and Poverty ?"

Perfect book to debunk these scare-mongers.

39 posted on 10/27/2003 10:36:16 PM PST by krb (the statement on the other side of this tagline is false)
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To: Old Professer
Specialization.

LOL. Then why waste all that money on an education? Idiocy can easily be self-taught, right at home.

40 posted on 10/27/2003 10:41:09 PM PST by FlyVet
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To: Mr. Mojo
China doesn't have a very good environmental record either. But now that the 2008 Olympic Games are coming to Beijing, bringing some serious opportunities for capitalism, the city is getting cleaned up.
41 posted on 10/27/2003 10:50:29 PM PST by eggman (Social Insecurity - Who will provide for the government when the government provides for all of us?)
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To: doug from upland
Bump.
42 posted on 10/27/2003 10:58:04 PM PST by SevenDaysInMay (Federal judges and justices serve for periods of good behavior, not life. Article III sec. 1)
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To: Old Professer
LMAO! Exactly so, perfesser! :^)
43 posted on 10/27/2003 11:19:12 PM PST by SAJ
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To: doug from upland
I suspect that eradicating smallpox was wrong. It played an important part in balancing ecosystems.
—John Davis, editor of Earth First! Journal

Have any of these idiots volunteered to be a Smallpox preservation area???

44 posted on 10/28/2003 12:01:08 AM PST by Swordmaker
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To: FreedomCalls
Or that Ed Kennedy is an alcoholic.>>>>

JFK Steals Quotes
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1007684/posts
45 posted on 10/28/2003 8:59:04 AM PST by Coleus (Only half the patients who go into an abortion clinic come out alive.)
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