Wednesday, August 15, 2007

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"Environmental extremists see DDT in a different light. Alexander King, co-founder of the Club of Rome, said, 'In Guyana, within almost two years, it had almost eliminated malaria, but at the same time, the birth rate had doubled. So my chief quarrel with DDT in hindsight is that it greatly added to the population problem.' Jeff Hoffman, environmental attorney, wrote on grist.org, 'Malaria was actually a natural population control, and DDT has caused a massive population explosion in some places where it has eradicated malaria. More fundamentally, why should humans get priority over other forms of life? . . . I don't see any respect for mosquitos in these posts.' Berlau's book cites many other examples of contempt for human life by environmentalists and how they've made politicians their useful idiots."

From the essay "Deadly Environmentalists" by Walter E. Williams, Economics Professor at George Mason University.



"I see the third main threat to individual freedom in environmentalism."

"Environmentalism only pretends to deal with environmental protection. Behind their people and nature friendly terminology, the adherents of environmentalism make ambitious attempts to radically reorganize and change the world, human society, our behavior, and our values."

"Their recommendations would take us back into the era of statism and restricted freedom."

From a speech
by Vaclav Klaus, President of the Czech Republic.

Never confuse Environmentalism with a cleaner environment, energy efficiency, or concern for humanity. It is a "religion" that places a higher value on "untouched" nature over man's well-being. Since man can only survive by adapting nature to suit
his own needs through technology and productive work, rather than adapting to nature as all other species must, environmentalism is an attack on man's very means of survival. "[Environmentalists] would shutter," to paraphrase a passage from Ayn Rand's ATLAS SHRUGGED, " if they saw a [man] plucking the feathers from the wings of [a baby bird], then pushing him out of the nest to struggle for survival..." Yet that is what they intend for man. The environmental movement is an "anti-industrial revolution" (Rand) that is as much of a long term threat to civilization as Islamic
Totalitarianism.

2 comments:

Ed Darrell said...

You're really crabby! To claim that environmentalists don't care, and then cite Atlas Shrugged is just a bit on the hypocritical side, don't you think?

Mike Zemack said...

Answer to ed darrell;

Actually, I love crabs, especially eating them! Anyway, your comment makes it apparent to me that you don't understand the fundamentals of either environmentalism or of Atlas Shrugged.