106. THE GREENING OF HATE
Richard Heinberg, author of "The Party's Over" is a "peak oil" promoter and population reduction advocate whose book sports endorsements from Virginia Deane Abernethy and David Pimental.
Who are these people?
The greening of hateBuzzing over to Carrying Capacity Network, I notice a lot of big peak oil "names" on the Boards of Directors and Advisors:
Interview of Betsy Hartmann by Fred Pearce, [20 February 2003]
The poor are to blame for environmental decline because they have been putting their own ecosystems under intolerable population pressure. That's the hidden ideology of far too many environmentalists in the US who really should know better, says Betsy Hartmann, a radical feminist and academic. So much for the green on the outside, red on the inside label that's often hung round eco-campaigners; some conservationists, she told Fred Pearce recently, are the new conservatives
What do you think is going on among environmentalists? Is the right wing taking over?
I first realised that the right wing was attempting to penetrate the mainstream environment movement when I sat on a panel at an environmental meeting in the University of Oregon in 1994. Beside me was a professor and environmentalist, Virginia Abernethy of Vanderbilt University in Tennessee. She seemed to me to blame immigrants for overpopulating our country and destroying our environment. Some of the audience liked her ideas but I thought they were racist.
I started to investigate and found she wasn't alone among conservationists. She was a leader of the group called the Carrying Capacity Network, which sounds like a benign environmental organisation but its main campaign is to halt what it calls mass migration to the US. They blame migrants for destroying pristine America. For instance, they blame Mexican migrants for starting fires in national forests near the border. This group has prominent environmental scientists on its advisory board. People like biologist Tom Lovejoy, the green economist Herman Daly and the ecologist David Pimental. I call this the greening of hate.Source
Virginia Abernethy, David Pimentel, Albert A. Bartlett, William Catton, Jr., Marcia Pimentel...
Here's some of their recent "action alerts":
What's New at CCN
* September 2005 URGENT: NEW HEALTH THREAT - Mass immigration bringing (ever more) new diseases to the U.S. - Now more than ever a moratorium is crucial to Stem the Tide and Prevent an Epidemic
* June 2005 URGENT: NEW THREAT - Bill Would Amnesty Millions of Illegals - URGENT: NEW THREAT - Bill Would Amnesty Millions of Illegals CCN's HOLISTIC STRATEGY STOPS THE TRIPLE THREAT to U.S. Social Security, Jobs, and Border Security Social Security Serious Immediate Threat - Must Act NOW
* May 2005 IMPORTING VIOLENCE: How mass immigration is bringing violent crime to your community - Culture is just one determinant of individual behavior – and is never predictive of any particular behavior or particular person's behavior. Nevertheless, violence characterizes some of the diverse cultures that are increasingly represented in the United States.
Virginia Abernethy has definitely got some racial issues. She's on the editorial board of the "Occidental Quartlerly".
The Quarterly believes, among other things, that: "4. The European identity of the United States and its people should be maintained. Immigration into the United States should be restricted to selected people of European ancestry."
I don't think we can blame Heinberg for this woman (yet), but this is definitely another case of white racists glomming onto peak oil, much like the BNP in Britain. Here's Virginia's picture:
DARKIES ARE VIOLENT AND HAVE DISEASES