This is the face of Genocidal Eco Fascism
I am not exaggerating.
This is Finnish writer Pentti Linkola — a man who demands that the human population reduce its size to around 500 million and abandon modern technology and the pursuit of economic growth — in his own words.
He likens Earth today to an overflowing lifeboat:
What to do, when a ship carrying a hundred passengers suddenly capsizes and there is only one lifeboat? When the lifeboat is full, those who hate life will try to load it with more people and sink the lot. Those who love and respect life will take the ship’s axe and sever the extra hands that cling to the sides.
He sees America as the root of the problem:
The United States symbolises the worst ideologies in the world: growth and freedom.
He unapologetically advocates bloodthirsty dictatorship:
Any dictatorship would be better than modern democracy. There cannot be so incompetent a dictator that he would show more stupidity than a majority of the people. The best dictatorship would be one where lots of heads would roll and where government would prevent any economical growth.
We will have to learn from the history of revolutionary movements — the national socialists, the Finnish Stalinists, from the many stages of the Russian revolution, from the methods of the Red Brigades — and forget our narcissistic selves.
A fundamental, devastating error is to set up a political system based on desire. Society and life have been organized on the basis of what an individual wants, not on what is good for him or her.
I don't see America as the problem.
I do get what he is saying though in a way. Technology creates many problems but also many gains. Think back to life when there was no internet, no interaction between strangers. No truths or lies from across the oceans, only what was fed us through few sources of media. What a simpler place the world was then. How about the countless jobs lost to technology? The checkout people at the grocery store replaced by automated talking machines comes to mind.
The population on this earth is huge. How much can she take? How much should we take of her before it is too much?
The checkout people at the grocery store replaced by automated talking machines comes to mind.
Which at mine doesn't seem to be very popular. There are I think usually 3 auto checkouts with one "attendant". The attendant's job I would think is make sure people actually checking out the groceries (ie paying for them), but is usually going around trying to get people out of regular lines, promising to "help" them through it, since the process is usually fraught with the machine yelling at you for your jiggly scanning or moving a bag in the holding area or some such. And for more a few items, its much more efficient for someone who does it all day to do it for you
Which takes us a bit off topic of genocide in the name of the holy earth, but.....
It does, and I hate those machines as well. Still people lost their livlihoods.
Personally, I feel there are probably too many people on this earth. We need more and more resources, steal land for ourselves that belong to the trees, fauna and creatures. We are using up the earth. How many guests should one welcome to take from their host?
Okay but he advocates 500 millon (and a subsistence lifestyle the same as elimination of industrial civilization) . I gotta problem with that.
I have a problem with that as well. I don't agree with him, I just can understand some of his points to a much lessor degree. Also, I live in reality.
i wonder how this man lives. Is he living his own ideology? Using a dishwasher or pulling water from a well? Growing his own food? I see what he sees, but force is not the answer. Let him present to us an example of this kind of life. His own first. Let him put his energy into constructive example. Dreaming again, I know.
Hi Rachel, I get that. Well said.