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Friday, June 01, 2007

Mine Your Own Business

H/T Cafe Hayek

Mine Your Own Business is a new film about how the environmentalist movement isn't really about cleaning up the environment or improving people's lives. It's actually about limiting and ultimately reversing the economic growth of humanity. In the film, one of the activist talks about how poverty in Africa and Eastern Europe is quaint.

This strange desire to return to some mythical peasant existence is especially pervasive in the environmentalist movement.

Jet-set liberals like Laurie David, Sheryl Crow, etc. are imposing a crushing poverty on others. As the No Impact Man project shows, reducing human "impact" on the environment will doom our civilization. (Brian points out that if everyone stored and/or composted their waste in their own homes, the outbreaks of cholera would be horrific.) There are reasons that humanity has advanced over the centuries and environmentalists really want to reverse that trend. Try talking to a hardcore environmentalist about how technological innovation is the solution to our environmental problems and you'll see what I'm talking about.

Environmentalists are like watermelons - Green on the outside, Red on the inside.

Now, time for me to sit on my duff and wait for the check from the mining industry corporations.

Your Co-Conspirator,
ARC: St Wendeler