Sunday, May 6, 2007

Deep Greens

There's an Anne Rice novel in which the villain is a Deep Green who wants to wipe out the majority of the human race to save the planet -- Servant of the Bones, I think. A horror story, of course. It's been a long time since I read it. Every now and then one of the Deep Greens in the leadership of the movement will come out in public with revelatory statements of the real program. Glenn Reynolds spotted a couple today. Here's one, Paul Watson, founder and president of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society:

We need to radically and intelligently reduce human populations to fewer than one billion.… Who should have children? Those who are responsible and completely dedicated to the responsibility which is actually a very small percentage of humans. Being a parent should be a career.… There is, of course, a complexity of problems in adjusting to a new design that will simply allow us to survive the consequences of our past ecological folly. Curing a body of cancer requires radical and invasive therapy, and therefore, curing the biosphere of the human virus will also require a radical and invasive approach. It won’t be easy but then it’s better than the alternative.
Getting rid of approximately 5,710,000,000 human beings = "a complexity of problems?" There is a new understatement champ in town. But it's all for Gaia, so it's all good.

I won't link to this editorial. But I did take a screenshot.

Update: Can't find the screenshot. I thought some sense of decency or shame would have led to this being taken down. It's still up as of November 2008, so I guess they are actually proud of it. Here's the link to the whole rancid thing.

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