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Posted on 07/24/2005 12:37:25 AM PDT 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 religionguilt-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.
If you ask me, itd 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 wont 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 EarthPlowboy 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.
What weve 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.
We advocate biodiversity for biodiversitys 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.
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.
If there is going to be electricity, I would like it to be decentralized, small, solar-powered.
Gar Smith, editor of the Earth Island Institutes online magazine The Edge
The only hope for the world is to make sure there is not another United States: We cant 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 dont 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 earths weather patterns have begun to change dramatically and that these changes may portend a drastic decline in food productionwith 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
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)
Somebody on a mailing list I frequent posted his rules for dealing with environmentalists and their agendas, and said it's all about the shoes:
If they're barefoot, laugh at them.
If they're wearing boots, listen.
If they're wearing wingtips, shoot 'em and run.
Works for me.
I am sometimes barefoot and with suits I sometimes wear wingtips. Am I to be shot?
Environmentalists need to be phased out. Quickly.
This is a keeper!!
>>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.<<
Nothing annoys me more than someone criticizing technology while flicking their Bic...
"After a few weeks in a "Stone Age", these bozos would be begging for some hunters to protect them from the wolves and big cats..."
Exactly! I was a member of the Seirra Club and Earth First for a time in the 80's. These people are really living in another reality. I left shortly after one of the leaders (a girl from New York city) started lecturing me (a guy from rural Tennessee) on how I shouldn't kill Copperheads hiding in the woodpile. This idiot walked around wearing sandals in an area infested with copperheads and rattlers. That's great if you don't have anything else to wear but give me a pair of high-top boots anyday.
I'd change it to:
If they're wearing Birkenstocks, shoot 'em and run.
"Fallen Angels" -- a book I apparently would enjoy! Who wrote it? I haven't heard of it ...
Ps- I let most snakes live. However, copperheads and rattlers are dead meat around me!
Wow. Outstanding clip out of an outstanding post -- from a thread filled with great posts! Very well said and thanks for pointing this out. It's profound, the very healthiest food for thought.
Incidentally, I found a local furniture store that carries a large selection of Amish-made furniture. WOW. I find that I like it even more than I like the Craftsman style. It is incredibly beautiful stuff. If it reflects the Amish philosophy, it speaks of serenity, balance, simplicity, efficiency, clarity.
Very timely for me personally.
I've been having a discussion w/ a close friend regarding Rachel Carson and the DDT ban. I've been spending the last few days searching out everything on the web that I can find about DDT, both positive and negative.
What I have found is the following:
The ban on DDT was purely politucal. DDT is not a carcinigen and is much cheaper and safer than other peticides used today.
The thinning of rapter eggshells may just be a correlation to the presence of DDE (component of DDT), not the causation. Many of the rapter populations were in serious decline prior to the widespread use of DDT.
That the ban on DDT has caused signification deaths in third world nations from maleria. More people have dierd because of the DDT ban than all those killed by Hitler, Stalin, and Mao combined.
And, what bothers me the most and what I am currently trying to find informaiton on - The DDT ban may have partly occurred as a way of redducing the population of in developing nations.
Oh, such a "noble cause" with such evil effect!! Al Gore is proud, I'm sure.
Why post this? Aren't you just giving them more propoganda to use against the rest of us? Afterall, there are good enviro-terrorisits out there.
Or am I on the wrong thread?
This is my favorite.
To implement this idea "Man Made Global Warming" has become a central tenet of a worldwide religion.
Why post this? Because I wanted to expose just how crazy these folks are. These are not environmentalists. These are genuine loons.
Total agreement. I guess you missed out on some of the Tancredo madness threads.
It isn't stretch for me to compare eco terrorists with islamic terrorists.
Actually, I liked the idea of global warming supporting nuclear generated electricity. However, we should not rely too much on pure junk science to gain any goal. Nuclear energy should be our response to most of the oil being held in the Middle East by unstable governments and fanatic clerics.
I do not believe in global warming being related at all to human populations burning fossil fuel, however if an environmentalist who does believe in global warming argues that we should also be against nuclear power then he is a hypocrite. If he supports nuclear power but for the waste problem, he has not visited Nevada and should not be trusted.
The self-loathing and hatred of their fellow humans, is pathological. These people could keep an ARMY of shrinks busy for decades.
Radical environmentalism is a pagan "blood and soil" nihilist irrationalist cult composed of guilt wracked melancholic schizo-empaths, the neo-retro superstitious feudal peasantry and woozy hypochondriacs with vague fears of contamination.
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