Out of Touch With The American People
In their own words...
"I know social scientists who remind me that people are part of nature, but that isn't true. Somewhere along the line...we quit the contract and became a cancer. We have become a plague upon ourselves and upon the Earth. Until such time as homosapiens should decide to rejoin nature, some of us can only hope for the right virus to come along." -David Graber, National Park Service.
"[Childbearing should be] a punishable crime against society unless the parents hold a government license. [People capable of childbearing should be] required to use contraceptive chemical, [with] the government issuing antidotes to citizens chosen for childbearing." -David Brower, former lobbyist for the Sierra Club.
"The planet is about to break out with fever. Indeed, it may already have. And we are the disease. We should be at war with ourselves and our lifestyles." -Thomas Lovejoy, tropical biologist.
"[The environmental movement] will be socially disruptive, potentially violent -- but will receive mass support." -Jay Hair, President of the National Wildlife Federation.
"We have to offer up scary scenarios, make simplified dramatic statements, and make little mention of any doubts that we may have. Each of us has to decide what the right balance is between being effective and being honest." -Steve Schneider, "environmental" activist.
"An ice age is coming and I welcome it as much-needed changing. I see no solution to our ruination of Earth except for a drastic reduction of the human population." -David Foreman, Founder of Earth First!
Information from: The People's Agenda (Putting People First, Washington), November/December 1992; From the Trenches (Putting People First, Washington), March 1, 1993; and address by Robert Gordon, Director of The National Wilderness Institute, to the National Ocean Industries Association.
Issue Date: April 7, 1993
Talking Points on the Economy: Environment #2, published by The National Center for Public Policy Research, 501 Capitol Ct NE, Washington, D.C. 20002 Tel. (202) 543-4110, Fax (202)543-5975, [email protected], http://www.nationalcenter/inter.net. For more information about Talking Points on the Economy: Environment #2 contact Bob Adams at 202/543-4110 or [email protected]
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