Greenpeace is the quintessential self-righteous lefty pressure group. Its leaders are dedicated to destroying prosperity and the living standards of ordinary people while pulling down nice salaries and being portrayed by the News Media as noble protectors of the environment, etc.
Their attacks against humanity include:
- Preventing the use of crops that could prevent starvation among the poor in the Third World;
- Assaulting and taking over ships and drilling platforms on the high seas to prevent petroleum production;
- Fighting to prevent the production of DDT, which is by far the most effective defense against a major Third World killer, malaria;
- Campaigning to forbid Greenlanders and other natives from carrying out their traditional seal and whale hunts, leading to privation and hunger;
- Pushing the use of wind turbines, which destroy wild birds and bats, including endangered species, at an astounding rate, which raise energy costs, and which cause health problems, ruin the countryside, and damage property values for people living near them.
In addition, the organization is one of the primary pushers of the increasingly discredited “global warming” or “climate change” scam. And it was in attempting to keep that scam alive that they committed a truly outrageous environmental crime:
CARACAS, Venezuela — An expression of concern by the environmental group Greenpeace about the carbon footprint was marred this week by real footprints — in a fragile, and restricted, landscape near the Nazca lines, ancient man-made designs etched in the Peruvian desert.
The Peruvian authorities said activists from the group damaged a patch of desert when they placed a large sign that promoted renewable energy near a set of lines that form the shape of a giant hummingbird.
The Nazca lines may be a thousand years old. They were etched into the soil on a high, dry, barren Peruvian plateau in the Andes by a mysterious, long-lost Indian tribe. Like the surface of the moon, marks in the soil there last indefinitely — a characteristic that has allowed the gigantic, otherworldly pre-Columbian artworks there to remain almost pristine for centuries. Unfortunately, that means that footprints there also don’t go away. While the giant glyphs on other parts of the plateau have been damaged by squatters and visitors, the area that Greenpeace chose to use has remained relatively untouched. For that reason, nobody — and that means nobody — is allowed to walk there, to prevent damage to the irreplaceable prehistoric art. All viewing must be from the air.
The self-important “green” activists who tramped all over the place installing their propaganda banner knew about the restrictions. But like others of their kind, they figured the rules didn’t apply to them. That’s because their mission is so good and noble that it negates the traditions, morality, and good manners that prevent most of us from vandalizing things that don’t belong to us.
It’s an attitude that’s encouraged by Minitrue’s mostly fawning coverage of this gang of scoundrels, but it cuts no ice with the Peruvians, who have found, like the Greenlanders and Sub-Saharan Africans before them, that Greenpeace really doesn’t really give a damn about them. The Peruvian Deputy Minister of Culture called the stunt “a slap in the face at everything Peruvians consider sacred.”
“This stupidity has co-opted part of the identity of our heritage that will now be forever associated with the scandal of Greenpeace,” he said.
But while various Third Worlders may remember the atrocities committed by Greenpeace against them, here in the industrialized West this scandal will evaporate after a week or so. Greenpeace’s well-paid leaders are properly contrite, as they always are when bad publicity results from their antics. And the organization is part of the ruling establishment, so its crimes are minimized and apologized for by those who instruct us in what to think. In a few months, nobody will remember. That’s just how things work.