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The Nature of Earth Day

April 22nd, 2009 by Bill Brown · 1 Comment · Environmentalism

I think one of the best concretizations of the true nature of environmentalism that I’ve found is this Wondermark comic:

Earth Day (and the movement that goes with it) isn’t so much about bringing humanity up to the level of the Jetsons or Star Trek as it is of reducing our presence back to the Flintstones.

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  • Mike N

    That cartoon reminds me of a quote I saw at The Free Republic.

    “The only hope for the world is to make sure there is not another United States: We can’t let other countries have the same number of cars, the amount of industrialization, we have in the U.S. We have to stop these Third World countries right where they are. And it is important to the rest of the world to make sure that they don’t suffer economically by virtue of our stopping them. — Michael Oppenheimer, Environmental Defense Fund”

    So we are to make sure the third world people don’t crawl out of their dirt ridden hovels, partake in life-prolonging technology, forget about ever being old, healthy, happy and 20 lbs overweight, and be perfectly content to live like this provided we give them their daily bread. Well, that is what the annual G8 meetings are for right?