Flynn has a field day with the high pest of the environmental movement Paul Ehrlich.
What Flynn fails to mention is that former Reds like Norman Finklestein and Joel Koevell have added a decidedly totalitarian mix to an allready deranged movement. The phenomena is known ad the watermelon green, green on the outside and red in the center. When you meet these nuts grap the visine and be merciless.
Flynn recount failed predictions that are based on pure illogic. Starvation of humans in the modern era is tied directly to socialism. If you want people to stop starving toss your Marxism out in the trash. Example after example shows that Capitalism does not cause starvation rather the lack of Capitalism causes starvation.
Avoiding Civil Wars and Anarchy as in Somalia also reduces starvation but good luck explaining that to your friendly neighborhood anarchist.
Environmentalist yearn for a utopia that never was. Preindustrial Revolution lifespans were shorter and there was more starvation . Life was harder and if a man was tiptoing through the woods looking for cuddly woodlands creatures it was to get a meal. Yes tribal people loved animals over a nice fire and those who think otherwise are watching too many Mazolla comercials.
The best way to reduce population growth is you guessed it Capitalism. Yes, when Mom has to earn a check to make ends meet and aford luxuries there are fewer kids. The environmental nuts will screech about population control and a host of doomsday scenerios that miss the point. Capitalists will always find new ways to make a buck and that means feeding the masses. Inovation is a constant in a Capitalist economy and there are always better strains of crops being developed in Universities as we speak each and every day.
Polution is a problem and the reasonable reduction of polution is generaly good. However Flynn points out the areas that were left alone in Alaska after the Exon Valdez spill came back to life sooner then the areas treated by the environmentalists. Flynn also recounts a few examples of domestic terrorism by environmentalists. There are plenty of good reasons why the FBI should watch environmentalists , animal rights nuts and far left groups. Hint Al Queda is not the only group to commit terrorism on US soil.
Flynn corectly describes fow the lunatic fringe has built a religon based upon Earth Worship. The comedic part is that their utopia never existed except in their own imagination. However if Barbara Striesand and company want to leave their homes and become hunter gatherers it is fine by me. Just leave your property to the B Brothers realty before you go. B brothers is Beakerkin , Beamish and Big Bubba a strictly for profit entity.
Beamish in 08, Ducky to Gitmo, 167 to the Woodshed