In the Beginning..
“In searching for a new enemy to unite us, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like would fit the bill. All these dangers are caused by human intervention, and it is only through changed attitudes and behavior that they can be overcome. The real enemy then, is humanity itself.”—Al Gore, Club of Rome executive member.
“We are on the verge of a global transformation. All we need is the right major crisis…”— David Rockefeller, Club of Rome executive member
“We require a central organizing principle – one agreed to voluntarily. Minor shifts in policy, moderate improvement in laws and regulations, rhetoric offered in lieu of genuine change – these are all forms of appeasement, designed to satisfy the public’s desire to believe that sacrifice, struggle and a wrenching transformation of society will not be necessary.”
– Al Gore, Earth in the Balance
“Adopting a central organizing principle…means embarking on an all-out effort to use every policy and program, every law and institution…to halt the destruction of the environment.“– Al Gore, Earth in the Balance
“Effective execution of Agenda 21 will require a profound reorientation of all human society, unlike anything the world has ever experienced a major shift in the priorities of both governments and individuals and an unprecedented redeployment of human and financial resources. This shift will demand that a concern for the environmental consequences of every human action be integrated into individual and collective decision-making at every level.” — UN Agenda 21 (signed by G.Bush, 1992)
“The goal now is a socialist, redistributionist society, which is nature’s proper steward and society’s only hope.”
– David Brower, founder of Friends of the Earth
“Isn’t the only hope for the planet that the industrialized civilizations collapse? Isn’t it our responsiblity to bring that about?”- Maurice Strong, founder of the UN Environment Programme
“We must make this an insecure and inhospitable place for capitalists and their projects. We must reclaim the roads and plowed land, halt dam construction, tear down existing dams, free shackled rivers and return to wilderness millions of acres of presently settled land.”- David Foreman, co-founder of Earth First!
Here and Now, and the Future
“Current lifestyles and consumption patterns of the affluent middle class – involving high meat intake, use of fossil fuels, appliances, air-conditioning, and suburban housing – are not sustainable.“- Maurice Strong, Rio Earth Summit
“A reasonable estimate for an industrialized world society at the present North American material standard of living would be 1 billion. At the more frugal European standard of living, 2 to 3 billion would be possible.”- United Nations,
Global Biodiversity Assessment
“The extinction of Homo Sapiens would mean survival for millions, if not billions, of Earth-dwelling species. Phasing out the human race will solve every problem on Earth – social and environmental.”– Ingrid Newkirk, former President of PETA
“Childbearing should be a punishable crime against society, unless the parents hold a government license. All potential parents should be required to use contraceptive chemicals, the government issuing antidotes to citizens chosen for childbearing.”- David Brower, first Executive Director of the Sierra Club
“The spiritual sense of our place in nature…can be traced to the origins of human civilization….The last vestige of organized goddess worship was eliminated by Christianity.“- Al Gore, Earth in the Balance
“Christianity is our foe. If animal rights is to succeed, we must destroy the Judeo-Christian Religious tradition.”
– Peter Singer, founder of Animal Rights
Climate change is real. Not only is it real, it’s here,and its effects are giving rise to a frighteningly new global phenomenon: the man-made natural disaster.“- Barack Obama, US President