Most people view environmentalism as great caring people, that are looking out for "mother nature". I call it dangerous environmentalism.

The fact of the matter is that environmentalism is a movement of damning mankind. Think about it. Anything that is done that adds benefit and a higher standard of living to people is "evil". They view nature, in itself, as value. I guess this where I differ because trees, rocks, rivers, etc aren't really of value to me. It's when these things are used that value comes to people.

This would be the simple ideological differences:

Environmentalist: Using the Earth is evil.
Humanist: The Earth is here for us to use to better ourselves, just as every other animal uses it to better themselves.

Environmentalist: Stopping starvation only hurts the Earth.
Humanist: Saving lives is a good thing.

Environmentalist: Putting anything into the air is wrong.
Humanist: Putting a little pollution into the air has allowed us to more than double our lifespan, increase our standard of living and help more people than ever before.

You maybe thinking I'm being a little one sided with these comments. Dangerous environmentalism isn't what really exists. It's just something in my corrupt mind. Well, I thought it would be fair to allow the to environmentalists speak for themselves.

The battle to feed humanity is over. In the 1970s, the world will undergo famines. Hundreds of millions of people are going to starve to death in spite of any crash programs embarked upon now. Population control is the only answer. —Paul Ehrlich

Human beings, as a species, have no more value than slugs. —John Davis, editor of Earth First!

The only real good technology is no technology at all. Technology is taxation without representation, imposed by our elitist species (man) upon the rest of the natural world. —John Shuttleworth

I suspect that eradicating smallpox was wrong. It played an important part in balancing ecosystems. —John Davis, editor of Earth First!

Cannibalism is a “radical but realistic solution to the problem of overpopulation. —Lyall Watson, The Financial Times

To feed a starving child is to exacerbate the world population problem. —Lamont Cole

The only hope for the world is to make sure there is not another United States: We can’t let other countries have the same number of cars, the amount of industrialization, we have in the U.S. We have to stop these Third World countries right where they are. And it is important to the rest of the world to make sure that they don’t suffer economically by virtue of our stopping them. —Michael Oppenheimer, Environmental Defense Fund

Phasing out the human race will solve every problem on earth, social and environmental. —Dave Forman, Founder of Earth First!

The last one is the most scary one. I wonder if Dave Forman would volunteer to be at the top of the killing list? Probably not.

This is a very scary ideology. It is an anti-man movement. Everything that makes our life great, is hated. It's scary because people follow these people, even after they make these comments.

We shouldn't be ashamed of what makes our lives great. We shouldn't look at vehicles as "evil" tools destroying the Earth. We should look at them as the tools created by the mind to allow us to prosper and grow. Never feel guilty for living your life, like an environmentalist would like you to. Be proud to be a human.


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