Skip to comments.Environmentalist Wacko Quotes (funny stuff)
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 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. -- 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 - 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)
Eat yourself, you idiot.
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.
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".
Death To all Tyrant's !!
The Second Amendment...
America's Original Homeland Security !!
Molon Labe !!
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.
"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 ThropyEarth First! (1987)
"For their lives, we lay down our own." - Animal Liberation Front
"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
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.
That would be Ms. Ann Thropy, wouldn't it?
(think about it...)
Haven't met a slug yet who put slugs on the moon.
If these quotes were so frightening, they would be funny.
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.
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