A World "Without Us" Is the Endgame of Environmentalism
By David Holcberg (sent to the Wall Street Journal on August 24, 2007)
Your editorial nails it on the head: from environmentalism's perspective, the "problem is human existence." ("Wish You Weren't Here," August 24, 2007)
And this should not be surprising. Environmentalism is fundamentally an anti-human ideology. Environmentalism's open hostility to all forms of human development and progress has been made abundantly clear over the years.
Listing all the products, technologies, and human activities opposed by one environmentalist group or another might fill an entire edition of the Wall Street Journal. Such a list would include all forms of energy production (including "alternative" sources like wind and solar). It would also include farming, fishing, logging, mining and drilling; the building of homes, roads, shopping centers, dams and irrigation systems; plastic bags, Styrofoam cups, toilet paper, incandescent light bulbs and SUVs; pesticides, insecticides and herbicides; etc., etc., etc.
A world "Without Us" would indeed be the logical endgame of environmentalism. And this is why those of us who value human life, progress, and prosperity should reject the anti-human ideology of the
Greens, and work towards the day when we'll have a world without it.