Eco nuts

To the Editor: Peter Macfarlanes brocaded rant against Keith Lockitch's Guest Viewpoint (Oct. 27 Eagle) uses dross instead of gold and silver to emphasize his points. According to Macfarlane, Lockitchs two points are:environmentalists are against buying anything and the goal of environmentalism...is to preserve nature untouched. Neither of these is true, says Macfarlane.His denial of Lockitchs points is bizarre, since to make it Macfarlane must eliminate quite a number of professed environmental groups to reach his conclusion. Macfarlane produces a bit of fluff on energy by the self-named Friends of the Earth which he claims has never been refuted in 11 years. No one composed and credentialed pays a bit of attention to it for it is absent meaning. Not absent meanings are these quotes by the more vociferous members of the environmental family. You the reader may use the quotes as guides in adjudging the accuracy of Lockitchs statements. Attribution is given and the organization to which each belongs is noted when such exists The only real good technology is no technology at all. Technology is taxation without representation, imposed by our elitist species (man) upon the rest of the natural world.John Shuttleworth Mother Earth News Human beings, as a species, have no more value than slugs.John Davis, editor of Earth First! Journal Phasing out the human race will solve every problem on earth, social and environmental.Dave Forman, Founder of Earth First! Human happiness, and certainly human fecundity, is not as important as a wild and healthy planetsSome of us can only hope for the right virus to come along.David Graber, biologist, National Park Service 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.Carl Amery German writer We have wished, we ecofreaks, for a disaster or for a social change to come and bomb us into Stone Age, where we might live like Indians in our valley, with our localism, our appropriate technology, our gardens, our homemade religionguilt-free at last!Stewart Brand (writing in the Whole Earth Catalogue). We must make this an insecure and inhospitable place for capitalists and their projects. We must reclaim the roads and plowed land, halt dam construction, tear down existing dams, free shackled rivers and return to wilderness millions of tens of millions of acres of presently settled land.David Foreman, Earth First! Everything we have developed over the last 100 years should be destroyed.Pentti Linkola If you need more, I suggest working on line. Look up the enviro and ecomaniacal web sites. Bother not with what is presented for public consumption. Look up PETAs history and news on ALF and ELF. To start your search go here www.pushback.com/environment/EcoFreakQuotes.htm and expand from there. Ed Mann

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