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Sunday, April 4, 2010

Greenpeace or Greenterror?

Ah, Greenpeace. Founded in my home town. Yep, I'm mighty proud.

Well...except for this fine blog entry by "Gene from Greenpeace India:" Will the Real ClimateGate Please Stand Up? Here is an excerpt:

Emerging battle-bruised from the disaster zone of Copenhagen, but ever-hopeful, a rider on horseback brought news of darkness and light: "The politicians have failed. Now it's up to us. We must break the law to make the laws we need: laws that are supposed to protect society, and protect our future. Until our laws do that, screw being climate lobbyists. Screw being climate activists. It's not working. We need an army of climate outlaws." The proper channels have failed. It's time for mass civil disobedience to cut off the financial oxygen from denial and skepticism.
If you're one of those who believe that this is not just necessary but also possible, speak to us. Let's talk about what that mass civil disobedience is going to look like.

If you're one of those who have spent their lives undermining progressive climate legislation, bankrolling junk science, fueling spurious debates around false solutions, and cattle-prodding democratically-elected governments into submission, then hear this:

We know who you are. We know where you live. We know where you work.
And we be many, but you be few.

So there you go. Green "peace" my ass.

3 comments:

  1. Has Greenpeace ever organized a violent demonstration? Not that I recall.

    A number of eco-activist groups have resorted to violence but not GreenPeace not withstanding this one person's call to harassment and persecution.

    Reminds me of folks in the "peace movement" who believed that repressed people could ethically deploy violence. Or the apparently large numbers of folks who think pieing a politician or celebrity in the face is a "non-violent form of expression".

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  2. "Repressed people"? I think I meant to write "oppressed people".

    But now that I think about it in the context of violence.....

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  3. Westslope: Officially, GP does not condone violence, although, I'm not sure where they stand on "thinly veiled threats of violence." But we should not paint all GP members with the same brush. As with any group, they have their share of lunatics. Some of them have evidently found their way high in the management ladder.

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