Did they really say that??
CFACT brought the quotes of several prominent and founding members of the modern “green” movement to students at Stockton University in Galloway, New Jersey to see if they could determine whether they actually said them or not. The trick, of course, was that all of the quotes presented were things that radical environmentalists have actually said. Here are the quotes and individuals that were used:
Carl Amery, a prominent German author and environmentalist, said: “We, in the green movement, aspire to a cultural model in which killing a forest will be considered more contemptible and more criminal than the sale of 6 year old children to Asian brothels.”
Prince Philip, co-founder of the World Wildlife Fund, quipped: “If I were reincarnated, I would want to be returned to Earth as a killer virus to lower human population levels.”
John Davis, editor of Earth First! journal remarked: “I suspect that eradicating small pox was wrong. It played an important part in balancing ecosystems.”
And finally, Paul Ehrlich, author of The Population Bomb and current President of the Center for Conservation Biology at Stanford University said: “I would take even money that England will not exist in the year 2000.”
“These quotes make you think about what the goal of the radical environmentalist is,” said Tim Peterra. “Is it really to help humans have less of an impact on the environment, or is it actually to control individuals and not care at all about human welfare? I’m thinking it’s the latter.”
While only about 20% of students correctly guessed that the quotes were accurate, about 99% of collegians who played the true or false game agreed afterwards that this is not how environmentalism should be approached.
CFACT will continue to expose the true foundations of the “green” movement to millenials across the country to make them realize that it isn’t about saving the planet, it’s about limiting freedom.