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Frightening Quotes from Environmentalists
pushback dot com ^ | 7-2005

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 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

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: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cartooncharacters; cary; ecofreaks; environentalists; envirowhackos; halfwits; insane; tinfoil; whackjobs
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1 posted on 07/24/2005 12:37:26 AM PDT by doug from upland
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2 posted on 07/24/2005 12:41:14 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Roll your own cigarettes! You'll save $$$ and smoke less!(Magnetic bumper stickers-click my name)
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To: doug from upland
Self-hating humans



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

Somebody throw some salt on this guy, quick!

3 posted on 07/24/2005 12:44:27 AM PDT by nickcarraway (I'm Only Alive, Because a Judge Hasn't Ruled I Should Die...)
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To: doug from upland

Brilliant.


4 posted on 07/24/2005 12:47:41 AM PDT by Bon mots
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To: doug from upland
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).

Heh...Till the rest of us come in there and take it away. Cuz we all know you clowns don't own guns.

5 posted on 07/24/2005 12:48:57 AM PDT by konaice
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To: doug from upland

We should kill these people first. Then the islamofacists.


6 posted on 07/24/2005 12:55:43 AM PDT by jocon307 (Can we close the border NOW?)
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To: Bon mots
Every person who is enjoying this wonderful post should, if they have not already, read Tom Clancy's "Rainbow Six" and Michael Crichton's "State of Feat." Without giving anything away, both books have absolutely deliciously just fates for such environmental wankers. The kind of thing where you reread the paragraphs in order to savor the utter satisfaction of justice!
7 posted on 07/24/2005 12:57:17 AM PDT by Finny (God continue to Bless President G.W. Bush with wisdom, popularity, safety and success.)
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To: doug from upland
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).

Ugh. White Man talk heap funny.

8 posted on 07/24/2005 12:57:58 AM PDT by martin_fierro (ˇMÁS TIMBALES!)
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To: Finny

Make that Michael Crichton's "State of Fear." *sigh* God, what a GREAT ending for certain characters, like Martin Sheen, I kid you not!!! I replay it in my mind now and then just for some warm and fuzzies. Crichton is a god.


9 posted on 07/24/2005 12:59:57 AM PDT by Finny (God continue to Bless President G.W. Bush with wisdom, popularity, safety and success.)
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To: doug from upland

I guess these people will be celebrating when a real strong flu strain comes along. Why don't they just ease the burden on the Earth and do themselves in right now?!?


10 posted on 07/24/2005 1:07:19 AM PDT by beaversmom
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To: Finny; doug from upland; All
Every person who is enjoying this wonderful post should, if they have not already, read Tom Clancy's "Rainbow Six" and Michael Crichton's "State of Fear...absolutely deliciously just fates for such environmental wankers."

...not to mention "Fallen Angels..."

11 posted on 07/24/2005 1:32:44 AM PDT by backhoe (Just an old Cold Warrior, draggin' his BAR into the Sunset...)
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To: doug from upland

I sometimes wondered if these types were nuts. Now I don't have to wonder anymore.


12 posted on 07/24/2005 1:59:56 AM PDT by Bahbah (Something wicked this way comes)
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To: Bahbah
Nuts, yes, but particular kind of nuts. They are people who have never been hungry, never done any hard physical work, never been seriously cold with no easy out -- who have never, in fact, considered nature as anything other than a toy, however much they may profess to worship it. Clueless.

All of them are loons, but I had to laugh especially at the one who wanted to live like the Indians. The fact that most Indians lived in constant warfare and probably died by violence would doubtlessly come as a complete surprise ....

13 posted on 07/24/2005 2:52:00 AM PDT by sphinx
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What is sad is the fact that the Libs and Dems have hijacked the Enviro. agenda when in reality it was a Conservative movement...


14 posted on 07/24/2005 2:55:47 AM PDT by Skeeve14 (1980's RR-Communism Evil Empire 2000's GWB-Communism good for Business)
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To: doug from upland

Our own modern day Khmer Rouge. Kill most everyone, return the rest to a stone age existence, and of course the environmentalists will be in charge. It's always that way with leftists.


15 posted on 07/24/2005 2:59:12 AM PDT by Casloy
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To: doug from upland

Who is stopping these people from living in the wilderness without conveniences? Why, I wholeheartedly support their ceasing and desisting from using up valuable resources that the rest of us appreciate.


16 posted on 07/24/2005 3:06:23 AM PDT by skr (Almighty God, thank you for the liberty you have bestowed upon this nation.)
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To: doug from upland
I think the heart of totalitarian movements (including ecofascism) is a revolt against modernity. Both Communism and Naziism had the ideal of simple people living in tribes (once the state withers away or the "master race" kills everyone else) -- this is similar to what the ecofascists want. However, even the Nazis did not want to exterminate every person on earth (just almost everyone) so one can imagine that Hitler's nihilistic death factories are the only form of "technology" that some ecofascists would approve of.

The islamofascists want to return humanity to a primitive level of existence where people live in tribes and are under the strict control of tribal and religious rulers.

I think each ecofascist wants himself to be a tribal leader who will control everyone and the more ambitious ones fancy themselves as "revolutionaries" who will outdo Hitler and Stalin if only given the chance.

If the 20th century had conflicting systems of totalitarianism, the 21st century might see a fusion into one movement of Naziism, Communism, ecofascism and Islamofascism. This movement is by its nature unstable, but it might hold together long enough to wage war against the West (actually, the war has been going on for 30 years). Depending on whether you count the Cold War, we are already into the early stages of World War III or IV although it will take most people another 10 years to realize that is what is happening.

17 posted on 07/24/2005 3:08:01 AM PDT by Wilhelm Tell
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To: doug from upland
Do mankind a favor and beat the absolute snot out of an environmentalist today!

If you don't know what they've said or done that's so heinous, chances are they do.

18 posted on 07/24/2005 3:15:13 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Democrats.. Socialists..Commies..Traitors...Who can tell the difference?)
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To: doug from upland
Their very existence is an encroachment on mankind. They've been defying the natural order of things since birth (as evident by the wire hanger scars on their foreheads).
19 posted on 07/24/2005 3:25:02 AM PDT by Jaysun (Democrats are motivated mainly and perhaps almost wholly on envy.)
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To: Skeeve14
What is sad is the fact that the Libs and Dems have hijacked the Enviro. agenda when in reality it was a Conservative movement...

It was?
20 posted on 07/24/2005 3:27:07 AM PDT by Jaysun (Democrats are motivated mainly and perhaps almost wholly on envy.)
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