“A massive campaign must be launched to de-develop the United States. De-development means bringing our economic system into line with the realities of ecology and the world resource situation.”Greenese translation, "Since we are so much smarter and wiser than the rest of you, we have no choice but to forcibly ravage the economic lives of untold millions of people in order to satisfy our crazed social policies. All your resource are belong to us!"
– Paul Ehrlich, Professor of Population Studies
"The only hope for the world is that there is not another United States"Greenese translation, "Despite the United States position as the single most surviving beacon of freedom left in the world, it must be extinguished. The snail darters demand it. The praire bush clover demands it. The bog turtles demand it. The shrill voices in my head demand it. You must obey."
-Michael Oppenheimer, Environmental Defence Fund
"The United States symbolises the worst ideology in the world; growth and freedom."Greenese translation, "No more growth. No more freedom. Just tiny slaves. Itty bitty, teeny weeny slaves. Carrying cute little baskets on their wee little heads. And you shall all work for me."
-Pentti Linkola, 'Deep Ecologist' writer.
“One America burdens the earth much more than twenty Bangladeshes. This is a terrible thing to say in order to stabilize world population, we must eliminate 350,000 people per day. It is a horrible thing to say, but it’s just as bad not to say it.”Greenese translation,"America is evil because it doesn't smell like shit. Bangladeshe smells like shit. I love shit. I love the smell of shit. Shit smells like a shrinking Dark Ages population infested with plague ridden fleas. If I were still alive I would cover myself in shit and play with fleas."
– Jacques Cousteau, (from a Nov., 1991, UNESCO Courier interview~ sig94)
"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 acres of presently settled land."No need for translation. Batshit is as batshit does.
- David Foreman, co-founder of Earth First!
H/T to commenter Spence in the UK Telegraph.