Sussman tells how Stanford Professor Paul Ehrlich was one of the three founders of Earth Day. Sussman writes:
Rounding out the troika was Prof. Paul Ehrlich of Stanford. In 1968, Ehrlich authored the Malthusian missive, The Population Bomb, in which he infamously spouted wild allegations that included equating the Earth’s supposed surplus of people with a cancer that needs to be eradicated: “A cancer is an uncontrolled multiplication of cells; the population explosion is an uncontrolled multiplication of people. ... We must shift our efforts from treatment of the symptoms to the cutting out of the cancer. The operation will demand many apparently brutal and heartless decisions,” he wrote.Ehrlich's hatred of humans seems to be the unspoken premise of all environmentalist thought: human beings are evil and must be tightly controlled, their numbers reduced to a bare minimum through poverty. No doubt the "brutal and heartless" decisions Airhead Ehrlich spoke of were to be similar to those of Chairman Mao: mass starvation of millions. If you want to make an omelet you have to break some eggs. Fellow eggs, take heed.
The Green movement is roughly thousands of Ted Kaczynskis, radical Luddites who want human beings to just die, so Gaia the Earth Goddess can reign supreme, making the skies, the waterways and the forests pristine and safe for squirrels, snakes and slugs. The enemy of environmental purity is economic prosperity and the answer is widespread human poverty. Now you know why the Dems won't let us drill in Anwar.
Read Sussman's take here.