If you’re skeptical that global warming is going to kill us all, some guy who’s apparently known only as “Gene from Greenpeace India” has had it up to here with you, you dupe of The Conspiracy. So he has taken to the official Greenpeace blog with a stirring manifesto, and here’s his parting threat (courtesy of the Corner):
Emerging battle-bruised from the disaster zone of Copenhagen, but ever-hopeful, a rider on horseback brought news of darkness and light: “The politicians have failed. Now it’s up to us. We must break the law to make the laws we need: laws that are supposed to protect society, and protect our future. Until our laws do that, screw being climate lobbyists. Screw being climate activists. It’s not working. We need an army of climate outlaws.”
The proper channels have failed. It’s time for mass civil disobedience to cut off the financial oxygen from denial and skepticism.
If you’re one of those who believe that this is not just necessary but also possible, speak to us. Let’s talk about what that mass civil disobedience is going to look like.
If you’re one of those who have spent their lives undermining progressive climate legislation, bankrolling junk science, fueling spurious debates around false solutions, and cattle-prodding democratically-elected governments into submission, then hear this:
We know who you are. We know where you live. We know where you work.
And we be many, but you be few.
I be scared.
But don’t worry, folks. Gene isn’t some crazy teabagger! Why, when he makes veiled threats, they’re not really veiled threats at all. As Gene’s Greenpeace colleague, the similarly singularly named Andrew, explains:
This blog entry is about encouraging civil disobedience and non-violent direct action – the kind of peaceful methods that liberated Gene’s country (India) from imperialism.
I know Gene, and he’s a genuinely peaceful guy who believes in the power of peaceful protest to change the world. Some people are trying to portray him as otherwise. Just read what he had to say in context. He is very specific about what he thinks people should do.
And what Gene thinks people should do just so happens to require knowing where their opponents live. Which could mean anything, really. If you’re an Enemy of the
State Earth, maybe Gene just wants to send you a nice organic fruit basket. What’s wrong with that? Just because he’s a climate outlaw doesn’t mean he wants to do anything, y’know, illegal. Just relax.