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Environmentalist Wacko Quotes (funny stuff)
Right Wing News ^ | September 4, 2002 | John Hawkins

Posted on 09/04/2002 1:40:12 PM PDT by zapiks44

Environmentalist Wacko Quotes

By John Hawkins

Environmentalist wackos are anti-progress, anti-capitalism, anti-American, anti-poor, make spectacularly incorrect predictions about the climate, and quite frankly some of these people have MORE FRIGHTENING beliefs than al-Queda (I haven't heard any Al-Queda spokesmen talk longingly about a planet without humans on it). You may think I'm exaggerating, but you won't after you read these quotes...

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)

Kill 'Em All And Let God Sort 'Em Out

I suspect that eradicating small pox 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

Wrong Again

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 - 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 "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: Extended News; Free Republic; Miscellaneous; Political Humor/Cartoons; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: ecoterrorism; enviralfascists; enviralnazis; enviralshatehumans; enviralterrorism; environmentalism; environmentalists; greenjihadists; humanhatinggreens; newnazisenvirals; stopecoterrorism; wackyquotes; watermelonterror
Some of these I found really funny, others I found really frightening (not because I think they're true, but because some of these people have large influence).
1 posted on 09/04/2002 1:40:12 PM PDT by zapiks44
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To: zapiks44
Everything we have developed over the last 100 years should be destroyed. -- Pentti Linkola

Let’s start with Pentti Linkola and then review our results to that point.

2 posted on 09/04/2002 1:46:05 PM PDT by dead
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To: zapiks44
Every time you turn on an electric light, you are making another brainless baby

She has it backwards...turning OUT the lights can lead to making babies...(with brains, natch!)

3 posted on 09/04/2002 1:48:30 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: dead
bump
4 posted on 09/04/2002 1:49:09 PM PDT by KSCITYBOY
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To: zapiks44
Rainbow Six
5 posted on 09/04/2002 1:50:09 PM PDT by wretchard
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To: madfly; AAABEST; TonyWojo; sauropod; farmfriend; firebrand; rmlew; Cacique; StarFan; Dutchy; ...
eco-wacko quotes ping!
6 posted on 09/04/2002 1:50:41 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: wretchard
Maybe this is why the lefties don't want to attack Iraq...they WANT Saddam to have weapons of mass destruction, (especially bioweapons) in order to decrease the population...
7 posted on 09/04/2002 1:51:33 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: zapiks44
Thanks, I have bookmarked this.

These remarks are the reality of these hate filled Watermelon Green Jihadists.

They hate humans, America and capitalism. They work 24/7 to destroy life, America and capitalism.

These Watermelon Gree Jihadists are far more dangerous to our lives than the al Qaeda thugs.
8 posted on 09/04/2002 2:08:29 PM PDT by Grampa Dave
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To: Black Agnes
Thanks for posting this.
9 posted on 09/04/2002 2:09:33 PM PDT by Grampa Dave
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To: Black Agnes
The first to march to defend the mass murdering Islamakazis after 9/11 were the violent chapters of the envirals.

I'm sure that they have been funded by the Opecker Princes and Saddam for 2 decades.

Your comment below, needs to be repeated as our war against the Islamakazis continues and they continue to scream no re destroying Saddam.

Maybe this is why the lefties don't want to attack Iraq...they WANT Saddam to have weapons of mass destruction, (especially bioweapons) in order to decrease the population...

10 posted on 09/04/2002 2:12:40 PM PDT by Grampa Dave
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To: Grampa Dave
Yup, I've come to the same sad conclusion as well...Major funding for our ecowackos comes from the Saudis and others I'm afraid. Who else stands to gain if we do NOT develop our own oil reserves? (not to mention the foreign oil companies like Occidental Petroleum...mebbe this is why algore doesn't want anwr drilled? Occidental doesn't have any of the oil leases up there...
11 posted on 09/04/2002 2:15:15 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: zapiks44
These quotes represent a clear and present danger. Unbelievable!!!
12 posted on 09/04/2002 2:15:55 PM PDT by VRW Conspirator
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To: Phantom Lord
Self Bump
13 posted on 09/04/2002 2:16:04 PM PDT by Phantom Lord
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To: zapiks44; knighthawk; aristeides
Everything we have developed over the last 100 years should be destroyed

Is it not natural that the anti-human Gaea whackos will link up or cooperate with apocalytic Islamist whackos? Perhaps fortuyn's assassin was a first sign.

14 posted on 09/04/2002 2:17:56 PM PDT by Shermy
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To: zapiks44
Maybe some people need a license to carry their excuse for a brain.
15 posted on 09/04/2002 2:20:37 PM PDT by Quix
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To: Black Agnes; BOBTHENAILER; AAABEST; sauropod; blackie; EBUCK
Agnes what you just posted needs to be repeated and repeated:

Yup, I've come to the same sad conclusion as well...Major funding for our ecowackos comes from the Saudis and others I'm afraid. Who else stands to gain if we do NOT develop our own oil reserves? (not to mention the foreign oil companies like Occidental Petroleum...mebbe this is why algore doesn't want anwr drilled? Occidental doesn't have any of the oil leases up there...

16 posted on 09/04/2002 2:23:16 PM PDT by Grampa Dave
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To: Grampa Dave
*blush*
17 posted on 09/04/2002 2:24:23 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Black Agnes
bump for the comically insane
18 posted on 09/04/2002 2:29:59 PM PDT by SarahW
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To: zapiks44
bump to read later -- this looks hilarious!
19 posted on 09/04/2002 2:33:37 PM PDT by brbethke
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To: zapiks44
bump.
20 posted on 09/04/2002 2:36:03 PM PDT by PsyOp
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To: zapiks44
Cannibalism is a "radical but realistic solution to the problem of overpopulation." -- Lyall Watson, The Financial Times, 15 July 1995

Eat yourself, you idiot.

21 posted on 09/04/2002 2:43:21 PM PDT by far sider
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To: zapiks44
We must reclaim the roads and plowed land...

And just where are you going to grow the plants you like to eat? Oh, that's right - you think that humans starving to death is great!

Phasing out the human race will solve every problem on earth, social and environmental.

Yep, I'm sure all the rabbits (and other critters) eaten by wolves (and other predators) will agree that all their problems will be solved with no humans around. Won't they have so much fun!

I agree - these statements would be funny if they weren't so scary.

22 posted on 09/04/2002 2:50:39 PM PDT by serinde
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To: zapiks44
A great piece, but there's one thing I take issue with (though it's not just you or the author of this article).
Attack Of The Socialist-Luddites...
The original Luddites were not socialists, nor were they motivated by some general anti-technology ideology. They were simply folks being put out of work by automation. They may have been totally wrong in what they tried to do, but they were in no way equivalent to the sort of modern day people accused of being "Luddites".
23 posted on 09/04/2002 3:01:44 PM PDT by Salman
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To: zapiks44
This is just one more example that being "earnest" does not mean being "right"!
24 posted on 09/04/2002 4:56:18 PM PDT by Gritty
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To: Grampa Dave; Black Agnes
Right-on !!

Death To all Tyrant's !!

The Second Amendment...
America's Original Homeland Security !!

Molon Labe !!

25 posted on 09/04/2002 5:20:57 PM PDT by blackie
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To: Grampa Dave
Great! I especially like the 70's ones concerning global COOLING! What a gas (pun intended)

EBUCK

26 posted on 09/04/2002 7:36:30 PM PDT by EBUCK
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To: zapiks44
"Every time you turn on an electric light, you are making another brainless baby -- Helen Caldicott, Union of Concerned Scientists"

She was one of them.

One correction: whenever the name of this group is mentioned it must be placed in 'scare quotes' thusly:

The "Union" of "Concerned" "Scientists". They are not scientists, nor are they a union, nor are they "concerned" about anything but promoting Luddism.

--Boris

27 posted on 09/04/2002 7:55:27 PM PDT by boris
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To: zapiks44
"If we are vandals, so were those who destroyed forever the gas chambers of Buchenwald or Auschwitz." -Alberta (CA) Report, May 14, 2001: ELF's North American spokesman, Craig Rosebraugh

"Monkeywrenching, (unlawful sabotage of industrial extraction/development equipment and infrastructure) is not mindless – targets are carefully picked for their strategic value." - Earth First

"…To begin with, we do not believe that it is enough to preserve some of our remaining wilderness. We need to preserve it all, and it is time to recreate vast areas of wilderness in all the planet's ecosystems: identify key areas, close roads, remove developments, and reintroduce extirpated wildlife." - Earth First

"…It is not enough to oppose the construction of new dams. It is time to free our shackled rivers and tear down Hetch Hetchy, Glen Canyon, New Melones, Tellico and other concrete monstrosities." -Earth First

"…Earth First!ers also use confrontation, guerrilla theater, direct action and civil disobedience to fight for wild places and life processes. " - Earth First

"…Furthermore, the whole economy of industrial affluence (and poverty) must give way to a hunter-gatherer way of life, which is the only economy compatible with a healthy land." Ann Thropy–Earth First! (1987)

"For their lives, we lay down our own." - Animal Liberation Front

28 posted on 09/05/2002 12:49:34 AM PDT by PeaceBeWithYou
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"No matter if the science is all phony, there are collateral environmental benefits…. climate change [provides] the greatest chance to bring about justice and equality in the world." - Christine Stewart, Canadian Environment Minister, Calgary Herald, December 14, 1998

"The answer to global warming is in the abolition of private property and production for human need. A socialist world would place an enormous priority an alternative energy sources. This is what ecologically-minded socialists have been exploring for quite some time now." - Louis Proyect, Columbia University

"They have cheated the case and I am angry about that, because that will come to our account. They use bad data, as well as for the Brent Spar as for the French nuclear tests. I am against nuclear tests, but one should use scientifical sound arguments…. No, Greenpeace has harmed the environmental case." - Paul Crutzen, Nobel Prize winner for his work on the ozone layer, cancelled his Greenpeace membership

29 posted on 09/05/2002 12:58:17 AM PDT by PeaceBeWithYou
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To: Black Agnes
Seems I recall the original funding for many of these groups came from the USSR in the '70s, looking to cripple West Bloc industry from within.

At the time, there were many valid issues, most of which have been addressed.

These are the leftovers, rebels without a cause that are revealing their East-Bloc variety of knee jerk socialism through the now threadbare veil of ecological concern.

The terrorist potential of such groups is real. (Look at the Unabomber, who carried out a premeditated campaign of serial murder and maiming over years.)

With the upcoming Global Summit in Johanesburg, and the ridiculous Global Poll on the environment at http://www.netpulseglobalpoll.com , this is a timely post, indeed.

30 posted on 09/05/2002 1:17:37 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe
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To: zapiks44
Bump for tomorrow! "Whackos" is too mild a term!
31 posted on 09/05/2002 1:37:44 AM PDT by JimRed
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To: zapiks44
Perhaps they should check out this website

http://www.vhemt.org

VHEMT (pronounced vehement) is a movement not an organization. It's a movement advanced by people who care about life on planet Earth. We're not just a bunch of
misanthropes and anti-social, Malthusian misfits, taking morbid delight whenever disaster strikes humans. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Voluntary human
extinction is the humanitarian alternative to human disasters.

We don't carry on about how the human race has shown itself to be a greedy, amoral parasite on the once-healthy face of this planet. That type of negativity offers no
solution to the inexorable horrors which human activity is causing.

Rather, The Movement presents an encouraging alternative to the callous exploitation and wholesale destruction of the Earth's ecology.

As VHEMT Volunteers know, the hopeful alternative to the extinction of millions of species of plants and animals is the voluntary extinction of one species: Homo
sapiens... us.

Each time another one of us decides to not add another one of us to the burgeoning billions already squatting on this ravaged planet, another ray of hope shines
through the gloom.

When every human chooses to stop breeding, Earth's biosphere will be allowed to return to its former glory, and all remaining creatures will be free to live, die, evolve (if
they believe in evolution), and will perhaps pass away, as so many of Mother Nature's "experiments" have done throughout the eons. Good health will be restored to the
Earth's ecology... to the "life form" known by many as Gaia.

It's going to take all of us going.
______________________________
Sounds like a good way to chlorinate the gene pool.
32 posted on 09/05/2002 8:54:49 AM PDT by TMD
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To: TMD
Did I mention the VHEMT stands for Voluntary Human Extinction Movement.
33 posted on 09/05/2002 8:57:14 AM PDT by TMD
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To: Smokin' Joe
These are the leftovers, rebels without a cause that are revealing their East-Bloc variety of knee jerk socialism through the now threadbare veil of ecological concern.
My personal observation is that for any group, which is formed to solve legitimate problems, will eventually be hijacked by the wackos in direct correlation to how successful the group was in solving those problems.
For example, the civil rights movement actually addressed real social problems, and had truly massive support among blacks. Primarily they were successful - voting rights, employment, right to live and work where they want. Today the movement has been hijacked by the Al Sharptons and Jesse Jackson.
The feminist movement of the late 60's early 70's was focused on the issue of women's right to get jobs, not be discriminated against in the work place, and not suffer blatant unwanted sexual propositions and harassment in the workplace. They were successful. Today NOW is run by man hating lesbian feminazis.
The ecology movement in the 70's did bring needed reform. We don't have smokestacks dumping poison into the air, or factories dumping industrial waste into our drinking water. Our air and water today is far cleaner than it was in, say, 1960. So of course the ecofreaks have taken over.
In general, as a popular movement is successful, the early leaders retire and the mainstream members drop out - because they have BEEN SUCCESSFUL in achieving their objectives. This permits the wackos to succeed to the leadership of the organization. The more successful a movement, the less need of an organization, the more wackos you find taking over.
The only exception to this rule is when the organization is focused in an area where there won't be any media coverage. That is because the wacko's really want attention.
34 posted on 09/05/2002 5:16:54 PM PDT by dark_lord
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To: zapiks44

35 posted on 09/05/2002 5:20:30 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: zapiks44
Thanks for posting this! These crazies need to have as much light shown upon them and their dark intentions as possible!
36 posted on 09/05/2002 5:33:42 PM PDT by LRS
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To: PeaceBeWithYou
"…Furthermore, the whole economy of industrial affluence (and poverty) must give way to a hunter-gatherer way of life, which is the only economy compatible with a healthy land." Ann Thropy–Earth First! (1987)

That would be Ms. Ann Thropy, wouldn't it?

(think about it...)

37 posted on 09/05/2002 10:09:12 PM PDT by LexBaird
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To: LexBaird
I've seen it as Miss Ann Thropy too. And yes it was intentional on his(Christopher Manes) part that it is phonically misanthropy - hatred of mankind.
38 posted on 09/05/2002 10:49:31 PM PDT by PeaceBeWithYou
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To: zapiks44
Human beings, as a species, have no more value than slugs. -- John Davis, editor of Earth First! Journal

Haven't met a slug yet who put slugs on the moon.

If these quotes were so frightening, they would be funny.

Red

39 posted on 09/05/2002 11:31:58 PM PDT by Conservative4Ever
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To: dark_lord
Most successful=best known=best funded. Directors don't want to lose the bucks....

Only conspicuous example of someone quitting is the Lady who started MADD (Mothers against drunk drivers), who said that she had accomplished what she wanted, awareness of the problem, and further pursuing pushing the agenda would accomplish little real gain.

There is no substitute for personal integrity in any age....and bloody little of it left.

40 posted on 09/07/2002 12:53:01 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe
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To: dark_lord
Cannibalism is a "radical but realistic solution to the problem of overpopulation." -- Lyall Watson, The Financial Times, 15 July 1995

Got MY attention! LOL! They excite their base, to be sure. But they don't particularly help make their cause popular. They make the left wing fringe. We should enjoy and celebrate this madness.
42 posted on 12/03/2002 9:49:05 AM PST by Arthur Wildfire! March
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