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September 05, 2006

Repost: Lovin' Animals, Hatin' Humans

They're not pro-environment. They're just on the other side.

When alleged people like James Wolcott actively root for hurricanes to kill as many people as possible, and a bitter old hag like Germaine Greer celebrating the death of Steve Irwin just because he wrassled some poor defenseless vipers and crocodies, we've got a fundamental flaw in basic humanity.

I'm trying to track down one of my favorite quotes, similar to Germaine Greer's whining about animals needing space while noting her home "in the rainforest."

Shortly after 9/11, a female novelist, either Alice Walker or Barbara Kingsolver (the latter I think), whined that George Bush and his neocon cronies would despoil the earth. She wrote this from her home in a "environmentally sensitive" forest, she noted. Apparently unaware of the irony.

(Note that quote might not be accurate.)

I am almost postive Andrew Sullivan had it on his website.

But I can't find it. Anyone remember this one?


Slublog Found It: It was a fundraising letter printed in The Nation:

But the fact is, we now have a new administration that's hostile to the things I love most: human kindness, the dignity of diversity, and the wild glory of life on earth. It's time to move on from denial to the next stage, which would be bitter cynicism or action. I'm opting for action, because I don't really have a choice. Looking out my window right now I can see my two girls outside under the mesquite trees in this precious riparian woodland where we live, and my heart starts to break for all the beautiful things they'll never see if I allow unchecked Bushwhacking in the next four years. Civil rights and reproductive choice I suppose we could win back in time (though not the lives lost along the way), but the waters and wild lands devastated will never come back. So I've taken a vow to spend at least some part of every week protecting the truths and places I treasure.

Anyone want to bet that a major part of Kingsolver's agenda is blocking people from building homes in "precious riparian woodlands"?

She can build a home there; you can't. See, she'd just live there, play in the woods a bit, have the occasional barbeque, all preserving this precious riparian woodlands.

Whereas you morons would probably light the forest on fire for no reason, or capture small animals and then fart on their heads until they died from methane poisoning.

Barbara Kingsolver has the taste and education to know that man shouldn't fart God's creatures to death.

I don't understand how someone can write something like this and not comprehend what she's saying.

As the saying goes, a gallon of irony spilled, but not a drop splashed on her.


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