For over a decade now, the west has been at war with Islamic extremists. The last thing we need right now is war on two fronts. This is what is being contemplated by some of the most radical of the radical environmentalists. Leftist site Alternet interviews some of these terrorists. Do we take this interview as an endorsement of these views by this forum? At least we can take solace in the fact that most parts of the green movement declare themselves to be pacifists. These ones however, clearly think the ends justify the means.
One of these ecotards, as they’re being called at Stop Gillard’s Carbon Tax, calls for the execution of those that harm the environment, by the state.
They claim to be after democracy, yet seem keen for people to forfeit their freedom of choice in favour of this idealistic communist utopia.
“You can’t just have people building their own alternative communities.”
“I can’t bear to live in a world being murdered, and I can’t understand how anyone who even remotely considers themselves a living being can not oppose this with every bit of energy that they have, through whatever means are necessary to save life on the planet. I don’t understand why it is even controversial to talk about dismantling industrial civilization when it has shown itself for 6,000 years to be destroying the planet and to be systemically committing genocide. I mean this is not even a new idea.”
These nutters have started up a website called “deep green resistance“, which aims to destroy civilization as we know it. Their goals include:
Goal 1: To disrupt and dismantle industrial civilization; to thereby remove the ability of the powerful to exploit the marginalized and destroy the planet.
Goal 2: To defend and rebuild just, sustainable, and autonomous human communities, and, as part of that, to assist in the recovery of the land.
To accomplish these goals requires several broad strategies involving large numbers of people in many different organizations, both aboveground and underground.
I’m not going to say that Bob Brown and other parts of the less radical green movement are feeding this extremism, like they claim shock jocks are responsible for the Oslo shootings. Their methods are clearly different. The Australian greens favour infiltration of the government instead of waging war against them. There is however, a shared romanticization of peasant life and a disdain for economic growth.
No, these freaks will never grow to a number where they will be a serious threat. But, let’s not forget the damage that one man can cause, as we’ve seen in Norway.