Wednesday, February 24, 2010

We should all just die

Inspiring ecological leadership, awareness
Issues involving environmental protection, climate disruption, human over-population, extinction and much more, will be discussed in a lecture today entitled, “Is Prosperity Incompatible with Posterity?”

Denis Hayes, the national coordinator of the first Earth Day in 1970 and president and CEO of the Bullitt Foundation, will visit the University [of Oregon] to discuss how society can restructure ideals to pay closer attention to ecology and prevent the future exhaustion of the environment.

“I will describe some core elements of an alternative, more attractive vision and explore how to organize to achieve it,” Hayes said. “In a nutshell, it is a super-efficient, renewably powered society designated with careful attention to ecological principles and an eye to not disrupting the great cycles of life.”

1. Don't prosper
2. Don't enjoy hot showers
3. Don't travel for leisure
4. Don't have children
5. No air conditioning

Really, do you NEED an iPod? Do you NEED more than one pair of shoes? Do you NEED living spaces that are larger than a closet?

If you believe in "climate disruption" (the lastest poll tested phrase) and have more than the very bare minimum to exist then you must feel like total scum all the time.


Anonymous said...

I wonder what his speaking fee is for this dont be an American lecture.


Bob said...

Denis Hayes, President of The Bullitt Foundation, 2007 salary $270,059 plus $46,785 in benefits. Wonder what mister austerity spends all that money on?

Anonymous said...

The "Agree-with-me-on-everything-or-you're-not-an-American" theme than runs through the comments on this blog is one of the most preposterously stupid "arguments" I've ever heard. About anything I've heard my 4-year-old make a more compelling case for an extra cookie after dinner. Get a life, Miglavians, and come up with something intelligent to say for once.

Anonymous said...

The "Agree-with-me-on-everything-or-you're-not-an-American" theme than runs through the comments on this blog...

Nice strawman there. They're quite easy to knock down, aren't they?

Get a life, Miglavians...

Ah, yes. Name-calling. For when you don't have "something intelligent to say for once."

Anon 1:34, why are you even here?

Anonymous said...

It amazes me how much some people enjoy being the blog troll. Sometimes I come here just to see what the left spin on Daniel's topic of the day is. Ano 1:34 makes no compelling argument for or against the speaker that is being talked about. That would take way too much effort. His daily posts only validate the "right" opinions on this blog. It must drive him crazy.

Anonymous said...

it is a very short drive for anon 1:34

Anonymous said...

typical liberal is patriotic to be unamerican okaaaaa dude.

1:34 said...

I meant what I said, and I said what I meant. If you don't get it or you disagree, you're hopeless.

Anonymous said...

Anon 1:34,

Go sit on your egg.

psychobob said...

Anon. 1:34, your disparaging the intelligence of the comments here is especially rich in light of the numerous grammatical errors and lack of an actual substantive argument in your own comment.

As far as the environmentalists go, I've been arguing for 15 years (since before the phrase "anthropogenic global warming" was even a twinkle in the eye of Algore) that the only way for a radical environmentalist to have a clean conscience is ceasing to exist - that way they will have no impact on the environment.