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Monday, April 05, 2010

Greenpeace is neither green nor peaceful

I was encouraged to have a look at this post on the greenpeace website. It's here-

Greenpeace? Aren't they the vandals who commit piracy on the high seas? Aren't they the political lobbyists who want to return the world to pre-industrial times?
Yes on both counts. Here's some passages from their website. I encourage you to read it for yourself.

"What do you do when patient petitioning, protest marches and court orders fail? What do you do when all the protocols and cheat codes of democracy fail? This is what you do: you reclaim the language of democracy from the twisted bunch that have hijacked, cannibalized and subverted it."

Ok, so how do you intend to do this?

"We need to hit them where it hurts most, by any means necessary: through the power of our votes, our taxes, our wallets, and more.
We need to be inclusive. We need to join forces with those within the climate movement that are taking direct action to disrupt the CO2 supply chain. We need to embrace the conservatives too, the ones that choose scientific rigour and court injunctions as their weapons."

So what do you mean by direct action?
If you hit the link to Beyondtalk you will read

"But time is far too short to shut down one site at a time. Massive action is needed today, in order to: 
ensure climate justice for the affected communities around the world that contribute the least to the problem, but are already feeling the effects 

Implement a real deal that does not rely on carbon trading, offsets, or other false solutions 

Keep all fossil fuels in the ground, and drastically reduce emissions 

End subsidies to climate polluters including oil and gas, coal, industrial bio-fuels, nuclear power, etc. 

End mountaintop removal and industrial logging of primary forests immediately 

Invest in local union jobs driven by purpose, not profit, and protect our community health"

Lunacy. utter lunacy. And it goes on-

"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."

And to reinforce their stance- 

"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."

All my dealings with warmists and greenists have shown one consistency in their attitude.They're always rude and intolerant of anything other than the party line. They're mad, bad and dangerous.  Their foot soldiers have been brainwashed into pushing for a pre-industrial world where life expectancy will plummet and only the very rich and their bosses will be able to travel anywhere. At the very heart they're not green, and they're not peaceful.

H/T to Devil's Kitchen

UPDATE- Greenpeace have removed the offending post, but you can still read it here-

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