Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Green evil

Take a good look at this man.  He is the face of modern environmentalism; a would-be Himmler who would slaughter 13/14ths of the world's population and subject the miserable rump to an eternal, Orwellian dictatorship to Save the PlanetTM.

Don't believe me?  Here are his views on mankind:
What to do, when a ship carrying a hundred passengers suddenly capsizes and there is only one lifeboat? When the lifeboat is full, those who hate life will try to load it with more people and sink the lot. Those who love and respect life will take the ship's axe and sever the extra hands that cling to the sides.
And democracy?
Any dictatorship would be better than modern democracy. There cannot be so incompetent dictator, that he would show more stupidity than a majority of the people. Best dictatorship would be one where lots of heads would roll and government would prevent any economical growth.
They say that the road to Hell is paved with good intentions.  This man's very intentions are evil.


Ironmistress said...

Ah, Pentti Linkola. The world famous misanthrope. He is a kook of the first degree, and one of those people who really should start their genocide plans of themselves.

To his credit, he lives like he preaches: he lives in a cottage with no electricity, rides a horse and not a car and has a rowboat. And he is not after power or world dominance: he simply hates the genus Homo sapiens and wishes to see the humankind exterminated.

But he still represents evil in the purest form. He would make a good Dalek.

Asceticism can make a saint. But it can also make Adolf Hitler.

jayessell said...

A real life Groundskeeper Willie?

(Sorry. Can't find his election pledge to burn their homes to cinders. "I know the microphone is on!)

Jason said...

He should move to North Korea. They're living his dream already!

Cthel said...

Of course, he doesn't answer the big question posed by his Lifeboat metaphore, to whit; is the person with the axe on the lifeboat, or the ship?

I'm not trying to defend his position, but there's a big difference between putting yourself amongst the "saved" and doing your best to ensure that some at least will survive.

Ironmistress said...

Mr. Linkola is more like Unabomber. Again, pen is more dangerous than sword.

The unfortunate implications is that Linkola is a notable scientist - he is one of Europe's leading ornitologist. He has written several books on birds.

Unfortunately, he is sincere on his love on nature. He sees humans as nothing but an aggressive predatory invasive species, such as rats, cats or cockroaches, and as threat to the ecosphere. He is also sincere on his misanthropy - he simply wants the whole humankind to be exterminated like bugs in an infested house.

Pentti Linkola's hatred on humankind is not because of disappointment, bullying or religion. It is because of too strong love of nature.

eon said...

Linkola is the real face of "environmentalism".

Ultimately, it's not about saving the planet for 'future generations". It's about the extermination of people the "faithful" don't like- which is pretty much everybody other than themselves, plus maybe about ten peasants and one overseer per "enlightened one". (Somebody has to spread the night soil to fertilize the arugula.)

More and more, though, I get the feeling that even their dreams of a Paleolithic neofeudal state are just a veneer. I honestly think a lot of them simply dream of being able to play Davros for real. They want to kill, just for the feeling of power.

That's the kind of person who thinks that every lifeboat needs a very sharp axe for the purpose of severing hands.