Lindsay Perigo
Lindsay Perigo

The Politically Incorrect Show - 27/07/2000

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Good afternoon, KAYA ORAAAA & welcome to the Politically Incorrect Show on the free speech network, Radio Pacific, for Thursday July 27, proudly sponsored by Neanderton Nicotine Ltd, the show that says bugger the politicians & bureaucrats & all the other bossyboot busybodies who try to run our lives with our money; that stands tall for free enterprise, achievement, profit & excellence against the state-worshippers in our midst; that stands above all for the most sacred thing in the universe, the liberty of the human individual.

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Yesterday I quoted from Libertarianz leader Peter Cresswell's speech at an Auckland University "Eco-fest" debate on genetically modified food. At least, it was supposed to be a debate, but two of the other three participants - Save Animals From Exploitation & Greenpeace - failed to show up, & the third - the Green Party - arrived forty minutes late. The characteristically catatonic students in the audience were there in body but not in spirit - they non-reacted to Mr Cresswell's speech with gormless, uncomprehending blankness.

It's probable that the no-shows & the late arrival were aware that Mr Cresswell would expose them for the socialist Luddites that they are; that next to his banner of science, reason & freedom their totalitarianism would appear as squalid as it really is. It has been said many times that environmentalism is "water-melon" socialism - green on the outside, red underneath. In Issue 34 of my magazine, Free Radical writer David Adams went even further:

'Let there be no misunderstanding as to the nature of environmentalism. It is one thing to be concerned about clean air or water, or to wish to preserve areas of land as "wild" - such areas offer enjoyment. These are not the real goals of environmentalism. Though it was only implicit at first, environmentalists are now openly stating that they value all life - except for human beings. They openly proclaim that the human race is a "cancer on the face of the earth," and call for our (and their) ultimate extinction. A claim can be made for clean rivers or unpolluted air - if it is from a human standard, from the point of view of human flourishing - and the solutions are thus found in a market system. But environmentalists step outside of any rational context by proclaiming nature to be intrinsically valuable (valuable to whom?). They uphold an Eden-esque stasis, a colorful, changeless eco-wonderland of singing dolphins, happy trees, and snuggly animals (all of whom are kind and never prey on others, of course) - an ideal which has never existed. Some go so far as to propose the "Gaia hypothesis," that the earth is itself one large organism, similar to the socialists viewing society as an organism in itself. But compared to environmentalists, socialists were fairly reasonable - at least an appeal to the good of "society" is still an appeal on human terms, however misguided. But the eco-fascists envision a holy, green Gaia - and human beings are not part of the picture. In this notion of "Gaia," in this leap of faith to nature's intrinsic value, we have a new god (rather, goddess) - and a new religion. Like all other religions, the bottom line is sacrifice, self-denial, self-negation.'

Mr Adams was not exaggerating. Among the current infestation of environmentalists is the Voluntary Human Extinction Movement, who proclaim on their web site:

"The Movement presents an encouraging alternative to the callous exploitation and wholesale destruction of the Earth's ecology. As VHEMT Volunteers know, the hopeful alternative to the extinction of millions, possibly billions, of species of plants and animals is the voluntary extinction of one species: Homo sapiens... us."

And of course, there are the non-voluntarists hoping for a quicker result. Here's self-styled "biocentrist" David M. Graber, a research biologist with America's National Park Service:

"We are not interested in the utility of a particular species or free-flowing river, or ecosystem to mankind. They have intrinsic value, more value - to me - than another human body, or a billion of them. Human happiness, & certainly human fecundity, are not as important as a wild & healthy planet. I know social scientists who remind me that people are part of nature, but it isn't true. Somewhere along the line we quit the contract & became a cancer. We have become a plague upon ourselves & upon the Earth. ... Until such time as Homo sapiens should decide to rejoin nature, some of us can only hope for the right virus to come along."

Ladies & gentlemen, the vileness of the green movement CANNOT be exaggerated. It is avowedly anti-human not just in the eyes of its critics but by its own admission. It is a vicious rebellion against the fact that in order to survive, man must use his mind & adapt his environment to HIS needs.

"Nature, to be commanded must be obeyed," said Francis Bacon. And that's true - we can't flout nature's laws. But we can & should identify & exploit them, unashamedly. For where human beings are concerned, Bacon's dictum is equally true in reverse. Nature, to be obeyed, must be commanded.

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