123. MORE RACIST CONNECTIONS
Richard Heinberg has this to say about the political dimensions of peak oil:
So we're entering a period of potential political turmoil where we may see governments shifting from one extreme to the other with nobody really having the ability to address the issues and with both sides being motivated to hide what the real issues are. Nobodies going to want to say, well this is all the inevitable result of industrialism itself, it's the way of life that our parents and grandparents and we ourselves have adopted, a way of life based on resource extraction and growth that has produced these problems. Nobody's going to want to say that, you know there are people on the left that are going to want to point the finger at rich individuals and the greedy corporations, and the people on the right are going to be pointing their finger at the leftists and foreigners and terrorists and saying we'll just need to invest more money in police and military and intelligence gathering and so on, and none of these solutions will help the least bit. I'm afraid that political and economic and energy capital are going to be squandered, not in solving the problem but in hiding the problem. So what we really need is actually a whole new form of politics. An ecological politics, a politics of reality. Now who's talking about this? Very few that I have seen. I think the marxist and most of the anarchists are pretty much avoiding the issue. There are a few people who are mostly scientists, people like Virginia Abernathy who wrote the book "Population Politics" and David Pimentel a professor up in Ithaca, New York, people like that are aware of the issues but these are scientists, they're not political leaders. It's going to take a different kind of political leader to raise these kinds of issues and it's difficult because people don't want to hear the bad news.SourceWe've already seen in #106 that Abernethy is on the board of The Occidental Quarterly, a white nationalist publication. The Southern Poverty Law Center is keeping an eye on Abernethy, and dug up this interesting interview material:
The Center for New Community, an antiracist group based in Chicago, reported that PAN director Kathy McKee in July brought in Virginia Abernethy, a retired professor who is tied closely to the Council of Conservative Citizens (CCC; see Communing with the Council) hate group.David Pimental is a name you will encounter often when you dig into peak oil. He is often cited as the authority who "proved" that ethanol has an EROEI<1. His calculation of the world's carrying capacity ("a population of 1 or 2 billion could be supported living in relative prosperity") is often cited by environmentalists to support the peak oil die-off theory. Oil has allowed human population to boom, overshooting carrying capacity by almost 4.5 billion, and therefore 4.5 billion people will have to die as we return to sustainability in the post peak oil period. The doomers regard this as inevitable, because Pimental proved it.
Although Abernethy denied being a supremacist, telling the Arizona Daily Star that she was merely a white "separatist" who preferred to be "with my own kind," she was immediately denounced by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR). FAIR, which helped pay to gather signatures for the referendum but later broke angrily with McKee, described Abernethy's views as "repugnant."Source
Now, it turns out that, in 2004, Pimental ran for the board of directors of the Sierra Club on an anti-immigration platform.
The candidates—Lamm, Cornell University entomologist David Pimental, and retired Foreign Service Officer Frank Morris—all say curbing immigration will lessen domestic pressures on the environment and the economy. But what really has alarmed the Sierra Club's leaders is that right-wing Web sites, some with nativist pro-white views, have noticed the fight and have been urging readers to become Sierra Club members and support the immigration-reform candidates.Here's some frank commentary from one of Pimental's supporters:
To make matters worse, some of the candidates' views on immigration—which evolved after discovering population as an environmental issue—are almost identical to positions espoused by right-wing, anti-immigration activists or white supremacists on their sites. That confluence is just too explosive for a centrist, national organization like the Sierra Club, which is why the Club's senior management is so alarmed.
"I don't think that Lamm, Pimentel and Morris are racists," Executive Director Carl Pope told the Los Angeles Times. "But they are clearly being supported by racists."Source
Homo Jew Threatens Takeover Of Sierra Club BoardVirginia Abernethy writes for VDARE, which is run by Peter Brimelow, whose worldview runs along these lines:
Anti-Immigration Environmentalist Fight To Keep Morris Dees Out
1/15/2004 12:12:45 AM
Montgomery, Alabama -- Bisexual Jew Morris Dees, backed by the stable of young, homosexual and Jewish men and woman at the Southern Poverty Law Center, is struggling to takeover the board of directors of the Sierra Club as a clique of anti-immigration activists around VDARE struggle to bring the Sierra Club into conformity with the hopes and aspirations of millions of Americans.Source
He described the role of race as "elemental, absolute, fundamental." He said that white Americans should demand that U.S. immigration quotas be changed to allow in mostly whites. He argued that spending tax dollars on anything related to multiculturalism was "subversive." He called foreign immigrants "weird aliens with dubious habits."
He worried repeatedly that his son, with his "blue eyes" and "blond hair," would grow up in an America in which whites had lost the majority.
At one point, he wrote that if one enters an Immigration and Naturalization Service waiting room, just like entering the New York subways, "you find yourself in an underworld that is not just teeming but also almost entirely colored."Source