As a follow up to my post from yesterday in which I argued that environmentalists must regard man as innately evil since our nature requires usage of the earth to survive, here is a brief but excellent video op-ed by Dr. Keith Lockitch of the Ayn Rand Center for Individual Rights.
Lockitch observes the fact that no matter how much anyone actually adopts so-called "green" solutions, no amount of sacrifice is enough to satisfy environmentalists. For example, even when their favored solutions are implemented like solar power or wind farms they complain that the farms despoil the land, or if you switch from disposal to cloth diapers, they complain that it takes water and detergent to clean the cloth, and so on. In other words, Lockitch states:
So long as you are still alive, no amount of green penance can fully erase your guilt...The only way to really leave no footprint would be to die - and that conclusion is not lost on many green ideologues.
He then asks us to "consider this chilling anti-human statement" made by an environmentalist who decries the birth of human life:
From the earth’s point of view, it’s not all that important which kind of diapers you use - the important decision was having the baby.
Think about that for a second! It perfectly captures the the logic of environmentalism, i.e., that human beings are a problem and that less would be more as far as their deity "earth" is concerned. Appropriately, he adds:
Remember that the next time you trustingly adopt a green solution like fluorescent light bulbs, cloth diapers, or wind farms and then find yourself puzzled because you’re still made to feel guilty and asked to sacrifice even more – remember what counts as a final solution for these ideologues
Businesses and individuals must stop kowtowing to the hysterically sanctimonious propaganda of the environmental movement and oppose them philosophically and morally. I agree with his conclusion:
The only rational response to green philosophy is to challenge it at its core. We need to recognize that it’s the essence of human survival to reshape nature for own benefit – that’s not a sin – that’s our highest virtue. It’s time we recognize that environmentalism is a philosophy of guilt and sacrifice – we should reject it in favor of a philosophy that actually values human life.
Human life depends not on adopting "green solutions" - but on opposing them.