Monday, May 07, 2007


Paul Watson, founder of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, says that you are a virus infecting planet Earth:
Curing a body of cancer requires radical and invasive therapy, and therefore, curing the biosphere of the human virus will also require a radical and invasive approach.
How radical? Watson thinks that the parasitical human population should be reduced to less than a billion, and those chosen to survive should inhabit colonies of twenty thousand or less, with uninterrupted wild areas separating them. They will all be vegans or vegetarians, of course, and reproduction will be limited to those who are responsible enough, in Watson's judgement, to handle parenthood.

According to Watson, man has been an "AIDS virus" attacking the planet since his earliest hominid ancestors emerged in Africa. In other words, he's a true misanthrope, not merely a run-of-the-mill technophobe. He hates everyone, even Australian aborigines, whom he accuses of destroying prehistoric Aussie megafauna by setting brush fires. Those bastards.

Related: this group of econuts says that children are bad for the planet.

Random scary thought: Tom Clancy's book "Debt of Honor" was published years before 9/11 and featured a fanatic crashing an airliner into the Capitol Building. Clancy's book "Rainbow Six" features a group of ecomaniacs who plot to wipe out the Earth's population using bio-engineered Ebola virus.