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Why I Left GreenPeace: Patrick Moore

Posted by Mark on July 19, 2008

A must read editorial by a founder, from the April Wall Street Journal:

Sadly, Greenpeace has evolved into an organization of extremism and politically motivated agendas.

And, a little more from…um…Mr. Moore:

As Moore sees it, the composition of Greenpeace has changed dramatically since his heyday. He says the fall of communism brought an influx of anti-corporate extremism to the environmental movement because, “suddenly, the international peace movement had a lot less to do. Pro-Soviet groups in the West were discredited. Many of their members moved into the environmental movement, bringing with them their eco-Marxism and pro-Sandinista sentiments.

“A lot of those in the peace movement were anti-American and, to an extent, pro-Soviet. By virtue of their anti-Americanism, they tended to sometimes favor the communist approach. A lot of those people, a lot of those social activists, moved into the environmental movement once the peace movement was no longer relevant.” Social activists, he suggests, “are now using the rhetoric of environmentalism to promote other collectivist agendas, such as class struggle — which I personally believe is a legitimate area, but I don’t believe it’s legitimate to mix it up with environmentalism.”

Mr. Moore won’t be hosting the Rush Limbaugh show any time soon, but he most assuredly nails the current “environmentalist” movement as a bunch of bored Marxists.

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