George Orwell wrote "England is perhaps the only great country whose intellectuals are ashamed of their own nationality. In Left-wing circles it is always felt that there is something slightly disgraceful in being an Englishman and that it is a duty to snigger at every English institution".
It was true when he wrote it, and we carry this quote on our front page because we believe it's still true today. However, some modern thought has moved way, way beyond it. It's no longer our country some people are ashamed of, it's the entire human race. They hate it so much that they would like to see it destroyed or at least decimated (literally) – so long, of course, as they and their children are among the lucky survivors, and provided that the rest of the survivors live by the rules that they will kindly lay down.
The website Prison Planet reports that “Global Warming Alarmist Calls for Eco-Gulags to Re-educate Climate Deniers”, and explains that Finnish philosopher Pentti Linkola believes oppressive and brutal government should exert “tireless control of citizens”. In a shocking insight into the true lunacy of the eco-fascism movement, he openly calls for Nazi-style mass extermination policies to “kill defectives”.
Linkola goes further than most other global warming alarmists in openly calling for fascism as a necessary step to save the planet from ecological destruction, demanding that climate change deniers be “re-educated” in eco-gulags and that the vast majority of humans be killed with the rest enslaved and controlled by a green police state, people forcibly sterilized, cars confiscated and travel restricted to members of the elite – who will, of course, include prominent Finnish philosophers.
Philosopher Linkola has built an enthusiastic following of self-described “eco-fascists” receptive to his message that the state should enact draconian measures of “discipline, prohibition, enforcement and oppression” in order to make people comply with environmental dictates. Linkola’s barbaric and dictatorial philosophy has remained relatively obscure but is now gaining traction as the mask of environmentalism is lifted to unveil its true nature – a justification for 21st century tyranny on a grand scale, characterized by eugenics, sterilization, gulags, police states, and total government control over every aspect of our existence.
Linkola’s doctrine is more extreme, repulsive, and threatening to liberty than anything carried out by history’s worst dictators like Hitler and Stalin. Indeed, Linkola laments that such monsters didn’t go far enough in wiping out many more millions of people. Under Linkola’s proposal to save earth from man-made climate change, “only a few million people would work as farmers and fishermen, without modern conveniences such as the automobile.” This system would be enforced by the creation of a “Green Police” who would abandon “the syrup of ethics” that governs human behavior to completely dominate the population. Linkola calls for forced abortions, while also adding that another world war would be “a happy occasion for the planet” because it would eradicate tens of millions of people. The environmentalist believes that only jackbooted tyranny can help to save mother earth from “the worst ideologies in the world” which he defines as “growth and freedom”.
“Any dictatorship would be better than modern democracy,” he writes. “There cannot be so incompetent dictator, that he would show more stupidity than a majority of the people. Best dictatorship would be one where lots of heads would roll and government would prevent any economical growth.”
As part of his eco-fascist hell, Linkola calls for ‘killing defectives’ by means of sterilization, licenses for births, tight regulation of electricity, forcing humans to eat rats, the confiscation of private cars, travel to be restricted to members of the elite only, and businesses to be terminated as the economy is entirely handed over to the control of the state. The heart of Linkola’s dark philosophy revolves around the need to slaughter masses of humans.
“If there were a button I could press, I would sacrifice myself without hesitating if it meant millions of people would die,” he writes. “Who misses all those who died in the Second World War? Who misses the twenty million executed by Stalin? Who misses Hitler’s six million Jews?”
Though few would go as far as Linkola, the eco-fascist movement is attracting prominent advocates including James Lovelock, the creator of the Gaia hypothesis. Lovelock told the Guardian earlier this year that “democracy must be put on hold” to combat global warming and that “a few people with authority” should be allowed to run the planet.
This sentiment was echoed by author and environmentalist Keith Farnish, who in a recent book called for acts of sabotage and environmental terrorism in blowing up dams and demolishing cities in order to return the planet to the agrarian age. Prominent NASA global warming alarmist and Al Gore ally Dr. James Hansen endorsed Farnish’s book.
John Holdren, recently appointed by Barack Obama to be Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology, and Co-Chair of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, co-authored a book in 1977 which suggested that women could be forced to abort their pregnancies whether they wanted to or not, that the population at large could be sterilized by infertility drugs intentionally put into the nation's drinking water or in food, that single and teenage mothers should have their babies seized from them against their will and given away to other couples to raise, that people who "contribute to social deterioration" (i.e. undesirables) "can be required by law to exercise reproductive responsibility" - in other words, be compelled to have abortions or be sterilized, and that a trans-national "Planetary Regime" should assume control of the global economy and also dictate the most intimate details of peoples' lives using an armed international police force.
It's interesting to note another parallel: the famous cult-leader and murderer Charles Manson routinely spoke of his belief that around 50 million humans should be slaughtered for the good of the planet.
Many of Linkola's fans simply believe that humanity should cease to exist in its entirety. A fan site dedicated to Linkola includes links to his articles which have headlines like “Extinguish Humans, Save the World”. Another Finnish environmentalist writer, Martin Kreiggeist, hails Linkola’s call for eco-gulags and oppression as “a solution,” calling for people to “take up the axes” in pursuit of killing off the third world. Kreiggeist wants fellow eco-fascists to “act on” Linkola’s call for mass murder in order to solve overpopulation.
Some quotations from Linkola's writings ...
"What to do, when a ship carrying a hundred passengers suddenly capsizes and there is only one lifeboat? When the lifeboat is full, those who hate life will try to load it with more people and sink the lot. Those who love and respect life will take the ship's axe and sever the extra hands that cling to the sides."
"The composition of the Greens seems to be the same as that of the population in general — mainly pieces of drifting wood, people who never think."
"A minority can never have any other effective means to influence the course of matters but through the use of violence."
"The most central and irrational faith among people is the faith in technology and economical growth. Its priests believe until their death that material prosperity bring enjoyment and happiness - even though all the proofs in history have shown that only lack and attempt cause a life worth living, that the material prosperity doesn't bring anything else than despair. These priests believe in technology still when they choke in their gas masks."
"Everything we have developed over the last 100 years should be destroyed."
It's all pretty disgusting stuff, and loopy in the extreme. Linkola's “day job” is fishing. Despite his fame and following, he still fishes every day. To be honest, it sounds a classic case of someone who doesn't understand the modern world and modern technology, who can't believe the complex interdependence of manufacturing, dissemination and consumer systems that enable modern Western societies to function smoothly, and therefore just hates the lot of it, yearning for a return to the happy days when he was a little boy, the sun shone, he had a pen knife in his pocket and his Daddy told him what to do.
Over in America they have their own barking scientist: in 2006 one Eric R.Pianka gave a speech to the Texas Academy of Science in which he advocated the need to exterminate 90% of the population through the airborne ebola virus.
Pianka's speech was ordered to be kept off the record before it began as cameras were turned away and hundreds of students, scientists and professors sat in attendance. Saying the public was not ready to hear the information presented, Pianka began by exclaiming, “We're no better than bacteria!”, as he jumped into a doomsday malthusian rant about overpopulation destroying the earth. Standing in front of a slide of human skulls, Pianka gleefully advocated airborne ebola as his preferred method of exterminating the necessary 90% of humans, choosing it over AIDS because of its faster kill period (Ebola victims suffer the most torturous death imaginable as the virus kills by liquefying the internal organs. The body literally dissolves as the victim writhes in pain bleeding from every orifice).
Pianka welcomed the potential devastation of bird flu and spoke glowingly of China's enforced one child policy, before zestfully commenting, “We need to sterilize everybody on the Earth!” Asked if he believes nature will bring about this promised devastation, or if humanity’s own dissemination of a deadly virus is the only answer, and if this was the motive behind his talks, Pianka said “Good terrorists would be taking [Ebola Roaston and Ebola Zaire] so that they had microbes they could let loose on the Earth that would kill 90 percent of people.”
Pianka was subsequently interviewed by the FBI in Austin, Texas.
But the most disturbing thing about Pianka is that his speech received a warm welcome from the Texas scientists, and that he continues to be held in high regard in his own academic circles.
So, the idiot George Monbiot may have admitted defeat, saying in the Guardian recently that “Climate change enlightenment was fun while it lasted. But now it's dead”, but there are plenty more loonies out there with their spurious pseudo-science pared down to the last facile sound-bite, their little hatchets sharpened and their eyes fixed on their fellow man's jugular. And they've learned that there is nothing, absolutely nothing too radical to be espoused by those who are convinced they're right and that whatever the facts suggest, we are all going to hell in a hand-basket.
It's all a bit worrying, really.
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