Lindsay Perigo
Lindsay Perigo

The Politically Incorrect Show - 09/11/2001

New Zealand, like much of the rest of the world, is having a love affair with the Greens right now. It's intriguing to observe. Not since the now-defunct Communist Party of New Zealand has a political party in this country railed so rabidly against that embodiment of evil, capitalism. The Communist Party achieved no electoral success whatsoever. In all the decades of their existence they never came within a bull's roar of getting anyone elected to Parliament. After just three (if you count their predecessors, the Values Party) decades the Greens have seven members in Parliament, on whom the government must rely - meaning they have an influence way beyond their numbers. Witness their success in achieving a moratorium on the field-trialling of genetically modified organisms.

On the face of it, the Greens are much more benign than the Communists. They don't openly advocate a one-party state or the imprisonment, torture & execution of those who disagree with them. Indeed, one of their NZ MPs, the deliciously dreadlocked Nandor Tanzcos, often sounds positively libertarian when advocating the decriminalisation of his drug of choice, marijuana.

In fact, the Greens are more vicious even than the Communists. The latter were born of deprivation. Mistakenly blaming capitalism for it, they saw their doctrine as the key to ushering in an age of plenty. The Greens were born of plenty - & they don't believe in it. They attack capitalism not because it produces deprivation, but because it overcomes it! The Communists thought their version of industrialisation would be more "equitable" than the capitalist one; the Greens want to destroy our industrial civilisation altogether. They fight not for the proletariat - a category of human beings - but AGAINST ALL human beings, for the sake of trees, rocks, puddles & bugs. The environmentalist who said that humans are a cancer blighting the earth & that we can only wait for the right virus to come along said it all.

The anti-spirit of the Greens was perfectly captured in a spoof-post to my SOLO Forum today by its moderator Matt Ballin:

"Yes, of course we recognize that our environmental movement is destructive to mankind. Our actions would eventually reduce the first world nations to the level of the third world, and reduce the third world to pre-Stone Age. And, of course, it is true that we oppose every moral principle necessary for the life of mankind - but the life of man is not the issue. The issue is that a mosquito was just run over by a tractor in California, and we will take all necessary actions to prevent this tragedy from occurring again. The idea we're tossing around right now is setting up mandatory blood donation centers, which of course won't stop pumping the blood until each donor's heart stops. Once we've reduced the world population to a sustainable 2,156 people (which is, incidentally, precisely the size of our staff), we will use this blood to create an empire of well-fed giant mosquitoes, which we will use to take over the universe & destroy all sentience everywhere so that nature can once again live in peace."

Outlandish, you say? Let me now give you the exact, full quotation from the environmentalist mentioned above. His name is David M. Graber, research biologist with America's National Park Service, quoted in George Reisman's The Toxicity of Environmentalism:

"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 - at about a billion years ago, maybe half that - we quit the contract & became a cancer[when we started using our minds?]. We have become a plague upon ourselves & upon the earth. It is cosmically unlikely that the developed world will choose to end its orgy of fossil-energy consumption & the Third World its suicidal consumption of landscape. Until such time as Homo sapiens should decide to rejoin nature, some of us can only hope for the right virus to come along."

Now, remind yourselves that we have seven people who believe this in our Parliament ... & go figure.

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