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Earth Day = Guilt Trip

April 22nd, 2009 by Mike N · 9 Comments · Environmentalism

Environmentalism today is more about misanthropy and human sacrifice than it is about saving nature. Saving nature is only the rationalization behind a more insideous motive, hatred for man’s mind. Here are some quotes from the horses’ mouths.

At the website are these three quotes, (with a link to even more):

Human beings, as a species, have no more value than slugs.

—John Davis, editor of Earth First! Journal

Phasing out the human race will solve every problem on earth, social and environmental.

—Dave Forman, Founder of Earth First!

I know scientists who remind me that people are part of nature, but it 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 Homo sapiens should decide to rejoin nature, some of us can only hope for the right virus to come along. (source: “Mother Nature as a hothouse flower,” Los Angeles Times Book Review, October 22, 1989, p. 10.)

—David Graber, biologist, National Park Service

The above quotes show that the leaders of environmentalism place little or no value on human life and do not regard man as part of nature. But this is not just a small insignificant sample. There are many more at for example the conservative site Free Republic. Such as this quote which reveals the real inner motive of those who hate man:

“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”

Such is the power of guilt. It turns men against their own species, against themselves.

And how do you get men to accept an unearned guilt? By referring to nature not as nature but as ‘the environment.’ Get them to think they are responsible not only for their own environment but for everyone else’s as well. Don’t talk about the fact that environments are regional and local. Get them to accept the idea that their environment is global and therefore a man in Michigan is responsible for environmental damage in Peru. Make him feel guilty for that damage and he will not resist your demand that he atone for his guilt by handing over his money and freedom, or to support government policies that accomplish the same thing.

9 Comments so far ↓

  • Richard

    The environmentalist quotes made me think of different examples of environmentalist messages in pop culture. One example in particular has stood out to me lately.

    There is an online insurance company that boasts itself as being very environmentally conscious. In their commercial their cartoon mascot flies through clear blue skies while the earth below is smoggy, polluted and populated by oil rigs pumping away. An “evil” looking man in leather goggles overseeing them is shocked when green foliage begins spurting up. The vines overtake the oil rigs so much they stop working.

    What on earth does their commercial have to do with insurance? I don’t know. But I do know that it’s a pretty succinct encapsulation of environmentalism. Human production coming to a halt and returning to a barren pre-human state of existence.

  • Mike N


    “Human production coming to a halt and returning to a barren pre-human state of existence.”

    Exactly! They want to return to the standard of living suffered by people when they lived only on the perceptual level of consciousness tending his own soil and or hunting for that day’s meal. It is the conceptual level of man’s mind they hate and seek to destroy.

  • Brad H

    “It is the conceptual level of man’s mind they hate and seek to destroy.”

    Indeed. Thomas Sowell coined the phrase ‘Cosmic Justice’ to describe what boils down to egalitarianism driven by the primacy of consciousness:

    “If we could create the universe from scratch, we’d all make sure that no one ever suffered misfortunes or disadvantages. The problem is that we don’t get to create the universe from scratch. Hoover fellow Thomas Sowell argues that the quest for cosmic justice is ultimately at odds with the administration of true justice. ”

    Environmentalists escalate egalitarianism beyond human boundaries and seek to apply the same “justice” to not only humans, but to the wider context including all living and non-living entities.

    To them, the fact that humans, being the most advanced, have the most to lose is irrelevant so long as their egalitarian sickness is fed. To them, only when we’re all relegated to our basic chemical elements will justice be served.

    Environmentalism is metaphysical egalitarianism.

  • Mike N


    “Environmentalism is metaphysical egalitarianism.”

    Good Point!

  • Dave

    I celebrated Earth Day by purchasing a copy of Green Hell by Steven Milloy. The look on the Barnes and Noble staffer’s face when I asked where it was located was simply priceless. Then we had an interesting conversation about the nature of the green movement. I highly recommend the book as a resource and “conversation starter.”

  • madmax

    “Environmentalists escalate egalitarianism beyond human boundaries and seek to apply the same “justice” to not only humans, but to the wider context including all living and non-living entities.”

    This is an excellent point. Egalitarianism destroys all standards of judgment and thus results in destroying the power of rational discrimination. Everything thus becomes equal. Environmentalism, by denying the unique status of man as the rational being, makes man equal with the rest of nature. Thus, man must be “brought down” to the level of nature. His mind must be shackled and his body destroyed.

    Myhraf had an awesome post at his personal blog that showed that all of the leftist’s ideologies (feminism, multiculturalism, socialism, etc) are different versions of egalitarianism. [Bill Brown: he probably means this post.] IMO, egalitarianism is the way that altruism is expressed in our post-Kantian, secularized Christian, left-liberal culture.

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  • GarykPatton

    Hello, can you please post some more information on this topic? I would like to read more.

  • Mike N

    Gary, sorry for the delay in responding. I’ve been really busy lately. Among the many posts I’ve put up at my own site Mikeseyes (spotted by) are two I would urge you to read because they have links to sites I think would provide the info you’re looking for. First is Notes on Global Warming which is getting modest attention in India. Second is Of Superheros and Scientists which has a list of other sites I consider very rational. You can also spend some time scaning my blog as I have posted many essays on global warming from different angles. There are also other posts on climate change here at New Clarion. Hope that helps.