Cartoon: by Zapiro.
Probably the most chilling aspect to the submission from the Carbon Sense Coalition, referred to in the post below is the couple of pages of quotes by the people who believe they know what’s best for us. Well, not exactly for us, but for their idea of the welfare of the planet. Their ideal planet would of course give them a great deal of satisfaction, but it appears they don’t want many of us around to see it.
They are apparently in most cases anyway, prepared to let some of us remain, as there will be a need for some plebs to grow food for them, with some of the more presentable, serving them.
One that Viv missed is this one; "If I were reincarnated I would wish to be returned to earth as killer virus to lower human population levels." - Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
It is unknown what it is, that makes him feel so authoritative, - his crowning achievement, (pardon the pun) was screwing the heiress to the British throne and subsequently being able to remember the right number of paces to walk behind her. He is however loved in America as his frequent gaffes allow them to feel better about their VP. Phil makes crazy uncle Joe look quite the intellectual.
As I recall, his No. 1 son has expressed the wish to return as a tampon, (seriously, I’m not making this up), so perhaps if they both get their wishes, Charlie might be able to help his old dad to spread himself around. I am not totally negative about the royal family as I am convinced that they could become normal after a few generations of not marrying their relos.
This seems appropriate though:
No, no. Nasty person. – Don Chipp, on Prince Philip.
Here are some of the gems these climate gurus have for us:
"Complex technology of any sort is an assault on human dignity. It would be little short of disastrous for us to discover a source of clean, cheap, abundant energy, because of what we might do with it." - Amory Lovins, Rocky Mountain Institute
"Global Sustainability requires the deliberate quest of poverty, reduced resource consumption and set levels of mortality control." - Professor Maurice King
"I suspect that eradicating small pox was wrong. It played an important part in balancing ecosystems." - John Davis, editor of Earth First! Journal
"Childbearing should be a punishable crime against society, unless the parents hold a government license. All potential parents should be required to use contraceptive chemicals, the government issuing antidotes to citizens chosen for childbearing." - David Brower, first Executive Director of the Sierra Club
"My three main goals would be to reduce human population to about 100 million worldwide, destroy the industrial infrastructure and see wilderness, with its full complement of species, returning throughout the world." - Dave Foreman, co-founder of Earth First!
Environmentalism is definitely one of those referred to by Patrick here:
I'm becoming more convinced every day that socialism (and Nazism, Fascism, militant Muslimism and all other isms) appeal to manipulative people who hunger for power and dread losing control. It's a character flaw turned into an ideology. – Patrick Joubert Conlon