Deep Ecology: Or a Deep, Black Lie?
The so-called ‘deep ecology’ movement, which puts environmental considerations above all else, may seem benign. But behind the fine intentions and pronouncements some its supporters have another agenda altogether -- one that may not be all sweetness and light: as the following quotes reveal.
"The first task is population control at home. How do we go about it? Many of my colleagues feel that some sort of compulsory birth regulation would be necessary to achieve such control. One plan often mentioned involves the addition of temporary sterilants to water supplies or staple food. Doses of the antidote would be carefully rationed by the government to produce the desired population size." — Paul Ehrlich, The Population Bomb, p.135
"A total population of 250-300 million people, a 95% decline from present levels, would be ideal."
— Ted Turner - CNN founder and UN supporter - quoted in the The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor, June '96
"Childbearing [should be] a punishable crime against society, unless the parents hold a government license ... All potential parents [should be] required to use contraceptive chemicals, the government issuing antidotes to citizens chosen for childbearing."
David Brower - first Executive Director of the Sierra Club; founder of Friends of the Earth; and founder of the Earth Island Institute - quoted by Dixie Lee Ray, Trashing the Planet, p.166
"If I were reincarnated I would wish to be returned to earth as a killer virus to lower human population levels."
— Prince Phillip - Duke of Edinburgh, leader of the World Wildlife Fund - quoted in 'Are You Ready For Our New Age Future?', Insiders Report, American Policy Center, December '95
"The world has a cancer, and that cancer is man."
— Merton Lambert - former spokesman for the Rockefeller Foundation - Harpeth Journal, December 18,1962
"In searching for a new enemy to unite us, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like would fit the bill ... All these dangers are caused by human intervention and it is only through changed attitudes and behaviour that they can be overcome. The real enemy, then, is humanity itself."
— Alexander King, Bertrand Schneider - founder and secretary, respectively, of the Club of Rome - The First Global Revolution, pp.104-105
"[Sterilization could] be applied to an ever widening circle of social discards, beginning always with the criminal, the diseased and the insane, and extending gradually to types which may be called weaklings rather than defectives, and perhaps ultimately to worthless race types."
— From The Passing of the Great Race by Madison Grant, co-founder American Eugenics Society
"Those least fit to carry on the race are increasing most rapidly ... Funds that should be used to raise the standard of our civilization are diverted to maintenance of those who should never have been born."- From The Pivot of Civilization quoted in Margaret Sanger(founder of Planned Parenthood), by Elsah Droghin.
For further perspective see The Ecologist: A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing? Founded by the Goldsmith family and despite its apparent good intentions The Ecologist magazine may be involved in more than simple campaigns for the environment, as the article below reveals;
Last updated 02/12/2002