21. THE DOOM CHRONICLES
To help you answer that nagging question, "Do peak oilers really want a die-off to happen", I've sampled some candid comments from peakoil.com, one of the web's premier doom cesspools:
"I think the only way to mitigate a huge natural die-off would be mass murder via nuclear, chemical, or boilogical weapons. I believe that this would be a more merciful way to go than mass starvation."
"Before Matt's aging parents go into the thermal depolymerization machine, let's toss the feebleminded in there, and the criminals, and the bankers who promote debt-based money systems, and the politicians who betrayed us, and anybody else who doesn't seem to be worth the cost of his support." Jenab 10/14/2004
"Selective destruction of populated urban areas.
First you pepper the area with intoxicating drugs.
After the thousands or millions are drugged up, you simply waste 'em with a nuclear weapon. Or a neutron weapon to avoid a mess." benstrider 11-01-2004
"Feed them to dogs.
Eat the dogs.
Use the pelts.
No problem. " NiKfUrY69 11-01-2004
"But remember Peak Oil is mostly positive because it will get rid of the virus know as the modern human race and replace it with a better race of humans." Coolman 11-01-2004
"I always thought of a scenario where the food and supply shortage situation gets too out of hand.
The government would actually authorize nuclear euthanizations of mass population areas (LA, NYC, Dallas, etc) to quell the suffering.
Kind of like putting a dying horse out of its misery."
"The third world cannot be saved. The best and kindest act is to let it sink beneath the seas and cease prolonging their pain. For our own survival, we must be prepared to take their resources for our own use. It is brutal." Jack 11-12-2004
"It is entirely possible to conclude that a flu pandemic that wipes out e.g. 1/3 of the human population, would be a kinder & gentler die-off than the same numbers as a result of starvation & warfare over dwindling resources." gg3 11-15-2004
"When food becomes per ounce more precious that gold is now, those of you depending upon government will be sucking hind tit plus.
Since 4 billion of you need to exit life, maybe you can hold hands together and sing some sort of "Combia" song as you go down.
Frankly, I personally will be glad to see you go." Propeller 11-24-2004
"So we are past the point of no return, which suits me just fine since this living being called earth is grossly infected with the fungus, mankind, and is in despatate need of a cure."
"Where people like Hitler have erred was in their methodology (and ideology) for deciding who was slaughtered. I would use much more enlightened and thoughtful criteria to ensure only undesirable genetic stock (about 90% of the population) are destroyed. Intelligence would be the most important consideration." Phil 2005-03-25
"Must we cull the human herd? I think so." MonteQuest 2005-07-21