Shills for big government and attackers of the means by which human beings survive, the lid is every now and then lifted on who Greenpeace really are, and what they’re about. Which is clearly neither peace nor non—violence.
The violence was always there, however carefully it was often cloaked. When Patrick Moore left the organisation declared ing “they [were evolving] into a band of scientific illiterates who use Gestapo tactics to silence people,” his former co-founder Paul Watson was already sinking ships in violent actions on the high seas. Scratch a “non-violent” mung-bean eating Greenpeace activist, you see, and you reveal the naked hatred beneath. The latest example is a Greenpeace zealot who declares it’s time for “direct action” against those who get in their way:
The politicians have failed. Now it’s up to us. We must break the law to make the laws we need: laws that are supposed to protect society, and protect our future. Until our laws do that, screw being climate lobbyists. Screw being climate activists. It’s not working. We need an army of climate outlaws.
“The proper channels have failed. It’s time for mass civil disobedience to cut off the financial oxygen from denial and skepticism…
“If you’re one of those who have spent their lives undermining progressive climate legislation, bankrolling junk science, fueling spurious debates around false solutions, and cattle-prodding democratically-elected governments into submission, then hear this:
“We know who you are. We know where you live. We know where you work.
“And we be many, but you be few.”
Liberty Scott has the story and background to the threats: Greenwar, what happens when environmentalists get angry.
Someone should ask the the Green Party if they endorse threats like this from eco-terrorists. Or (with a cloak of Greenwash to mask the eco-terrorism beneath) they themselves are simply the Gerry Adams to the aspiring Provos of Greenpeace.
UPDATE: Julian has a great idea:
“That quote from Greenpeace now sits on a bit of paper in my wallet. The next time a Greenpeace volunteer in the street tells me why I should share their vision, the only thing they will get from my wallet will have this quote on it.”