Will eco-activists kill billions to save the world?

Summary: A few days ago I asked about scenarios plausible but radical and unexpected (not the usual ones about tech changes or disasters). I described a few. Here’s another. Leftists believe we are killing the world. Might some act on their beliefs and kill billions to save the Earth? Here are some films about such eco-warriors. Also, see the bipartisan note at the end.

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Every year universities produce another horde of young men and women convinced that humanity is destroying the world – and that the end will come soon. Journalists repeat the message because it is good for business (the Crisis Crisis). A legion of organizations broadcast such messages because it is good for business (good news raises no funds). This has become the mantra of the Democratic Party (a frightened people are easily led).

These are educated people. Many are affluent. Some are rich. What if some decide to act on their beliefs – and take drastic action to save the world? Hollywood has shown us how this might happen. They show the killers as the bad guys, but their portrayal shows some agreement by Team Hollywood with their goals. Here are chilling quotes from two recent films.

Kingsman: The Secret Service
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Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014).

“We are past the point of no return, no matter what remedial actions we take.”

“When you get a virus, you get a fever. That’s the human body raising its core temperature to kill the virus. Planet Earth works the same way. Global warming is the fever, mankind is the virus. We’re making our planet sick. A cull is our only hope. If we don’t reduce our population ourselves, there’s only one of two ways this can go: the host kills the virus, or the virus kills the host. Either way the result is the same: the virus dies.”

“Well if we don’t do something, nature will. Sometimes, a culling is the only way to ensure that the species survives. And history will see Valentine as the man who saved humanity from extinction.”

“Humankind is the only virus cursed to live with the horrifying knowledge of its host’s fragile mortality.”

“Mankind is the virus, and I’m the cure.”

“Today is a day of celebration. We must put aside all thoughts of death, and focus on birth. The birth of a new age. We mustn’t mourn the ones who give their lives today. We should honor their sacrifice, and their role in saving the human race. We must put aside doubts and guilt. You are the chosen people. When folks tell their kids the story about Noah’s Ark, is Noah the bad guy.”

Spoiler: the film shows widespread killing across the world. Tens of millions die, perhaps more. There is no mention or mourning at the end of the dead and injured. The megalomanic eco-killer has a partial success from his plan.

See my review: “Kingsman” is a fun warning about our elites.

Godzilla: King of Monsters
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Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019).

“The mass extinction we feared has already begun. And we are the cause. We are the infection. But like all living organisms, the earth unleashed a fever to fight this infection. Its original and rightful rulers, the Titans. They are part of the earth’s natural defense system. A way to protect the planet, to main its balance. But if governments are allowed to contain them, destroy them, or use them for war, the human infection will only continue to spread. And with our lifetime, our planet will perish, and so will we. Unless we restore balance.”

“Just like a how forest fire replenishes the soil or how a volcano creates new land, we have seen signs that these creatures will do the same. San Francisco, Las Vegas, wherever the Titans go, life follows, triggered by their radiation. They are the only thing that can reverse the destruction that we started. They are the only guarantee that life will carry on. But for that to happen, we must set them free.”
*** The film shows the monsters leveling those cities.

Spoiler: the monsters ravage the world, killing tens of millions and leveling cities. Nobody minds. At the end we learn that this was a good thing and that the world is better off. Yea!

See my review: Godzilla (2019) – the King of modern monster films.

Other Green Villians

The extreme example of an eco-warrior is Thanos in the most recent Avengers films: Infinity War and Endgame.

Perhaps the best-known book about genocidal eco-warriors is Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six (1989). As in Kingsman, the villain (or hero, depending on your point of view) plans to cull humanity – leaving the chosen ones to inherit the Earth.

Real advocates for genocide

These sentiments are common among greens, and have been for years. Such as this early example by David M. Graber, a research biologist with the National Parks Service in the LA Times on 22 October 1989. His punch line …

“Until such time as Homo sapiens should decide to rejoin nature, some of us can only hope for the right virus to come along.”

Here is a similar view this month in The Guardian: “I campaign for the extinction of the human race” by Les Knight – “With us gone, other species will have a chance to recover.” He is a great example of how liberal values might be a dead-end in social evolution. He has had a vasectomy, increasing the odds that the next generation will be those who have different views – and produced many children.

People are taking note of this. See “The Growing Threat Of Ecofascism” by Cole Baker in Eurasia Review.

About disaster porn

Stories exulting in megadeaths are popular on both Left and Right. Jerry Pournelle is a best-selling conservative author. Two of his science fiction stories approvingly describe mass executions as a solution to economic and political problems. See them here, with some chilling quotes.

There’s also a thriving redemptive literature, often describing a wonderful post-apocalyptic world where the virtuous (or chastised and now wise) remnant rebuild. Even Christians indulge in these fantasies of worldly ends and beginnings. These are modeled after the story of Noah, the first and grandest in the genre. For example, see Larry Burkett’s books. Most describe economic collapses, but especially note Solar Flare (1997): billions die, leaving the remnant to construct a pure society. Yea!

For More Information

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Trailers for these films

The Kingsman films.

The first film (trailer below) was excellent fun. The sequel, Kingsman 2: The Golden Circle, was terrible. The prequel, The King’s Man, looks great (see the trailer)!

The great trailer for Godzilla: King of the Monsters

This was a fun film, up there with the classics – such as Godzilla Vs. Mechagodzilla (1974) and Terror Of Mechagodzilla (1975).


22 thoughts on “Will eco-activists kill billions to save the world?”

  1. Depopulation porn: all the VR joy and no accounting of the cost. Though one has to wonder if the citizens of San Francisco will cheer their destruction or curse Godzilla for not being woke. Showing all those toxic masculine traits. Oh My!

    1. John,

      Thanks for putting this in a larger context. I’ll add a note that these fantasies are found on both sides. Such as Solar Flare by Larry Burkett (conservative Christian), where mega-deaths allow a “purer” civilization to be built.

  2. I’ve just finished reading and can recommend a good book on this; an exploration of the fundamentally anti-human nature of the environmental movement: The Green Reich by Drieu Godefridi:

    “Ban everything we can, eco-tax the rest: this could be the motto of the environmentalists in politics. If human CO2 is the problem, then Man must be restrained, controlled, suppressed in every one of his CO2-emitting activities: that is to say, in the totality of his actions. Researching environmentalism from the root of its anti-humanist ethic to the staggering heights of its actual demands — banning cars, aircraft, meat, nuclear energy, rural life, the market economy, modern agriculture, in short, post-Industrial-Revolution modernity — shows that environmentalism defines a more radical ideology in its liberticidal, anti-economic and ultimately humanicidal claims than any totalitarian ideology yet seen. “Dividing humanity by a factor of ten” is the environmentalist ideal.”

  3. The problem, as set up by Pournelle on Hadley, is a distant bureaucracy shipping hordes to a new planet without resources to support them, against the wishes of the existing residents. Additionally, the planet is set up as a typical extractive resource colony that failed to produce local industry.

    The entire issue is not unlike the hordes that descended upon Europe that lacked any wherewithal to be productive members of society.

    Most so-called refugees in Europe are unemployed foreign parasites upon the societies, whose chief purpose seems to destroy local traditions, customs, and allegiances, to aid the transforming of countries to hyper individualistic consumers and wage slaves.

    The sudden influx on foreigners without skills or talents will almost always increase crime, strain services, and decrease social cohesion and civic trust.

    In the case of the revolt of these migrants (which we may see in many places), forceful repression would be a viable option. But a revolt appears unlikely, as migrants gradually take over a society, as demonstrated by California moving from a 90% white society 50 years ago (the envy of the world for its economic and cultural successes) to its current dysfunctional society. The Latin Americans took over city after city and corruption increased and dysfunction increased and social capital decreased.

    1. Gaius,

      (1) Yes, the situation on Hadley was a difficult one. Perhaps mass executions were the only solution. But history suggests that the blowback would be bloody and forever, details Pournelle ignores.

      “In the case of the revolt of these migrants (which we may see in many places) …But a revolt appears unlikely”

      (2) “Unlikely” is wildly conservative. There are too few. But terrorism is more likely, and in some forms probably has already begun (eg, synagogue burnings in Germany). Terrorism is a “force multiplier”, esp when done by wolves against sheep.

      (3) “as demonstrated by California”

      Exactly! I’ve mentioned that this is a taste of America’s future, and plan to write more about it.

      To s

      1. Gaius,

        Sad but true. As in the two Pournelle stories I mention. Esp on Hadley, the blowback would be brutal — a massacre of people in a stadium doing politics.

        It’s something I worry about from our killings in the Middle East – and now Africa.

  4. This human genocide sentiment is certainly not confined to “fringe” types, unemployed people without status whose only “activity” is being some unwashed malcontent in some rabble rousing organization. People with bona fide scientific credentials employed by the National Park Service spouted such pronouncements in mainstream newspapers for the world to read:

    Human happiness, and certainly human fecundity, are not as important as a wild and healthy planet. I know social scientists who remind me that people are part of nature, but it isn’t true. Somewhere along the line–at about a billion years ago, maybe half that–we quit the contract and became a cancer. We have become a plague upon ourselves and upon the Earth.

    It is cosmically unlikely that the developed world will choose to end its orgy of fossil-energy consumption, and the Third World its suicidal consumption of landscape. Until such time as Homo sapiens should decide to rejoin nature, some of us can only hope for the right virus to come along.


    Graber still retains government appointments and status to this day.


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  6. Dear Larry,
    While I do share your concerns, I would like to make some remarks as how I interpret those developments

    Those who consider or describe themselves as „Left“ have no idea what „left“ means or what it stood for. Originally it stood for a movement during feudal societies who fought for individual freedom and against suppression of working man and woman.
    In contrast to them, most of those who today consider themselves as left or leftist are fighting for less freedom and more rules who in effect restrict freedom. In effect they are „reactionaries“.
    We have to look what they do and not what they say in order to position them on societal position. For more or less freedom!
    Again, I deeply share you concerns and threat of a green or öko dictatorship. Due to the behavior of the MSM the ordinary people, the core of Society are subdued and I see no force who is yet willing to fight. The „yellow vests“ are a role model but theirfore are not reported about.
    I‘m afraid that the current development in western societies is like a big container ship which cannot change course abruptly. In addition we are filled up with fear-factors like terrorism, globale warming etc.

    As you stated, many try to benefit, many are dumb followers and the ring leaders stay in the background

    1. Klaus,

      “Those who consider or describe themselves as „Left“ have no idea what „left“ means or what it stood for. Originally it stood for a movement during feudal societies ”

      That is not really correct. The terms “left” and “right” appeared during the French Revolution of 1789. They represent how members sat, based on the West’s tendencies for politics to divide into two teams. The teams have had no fixed meaning.

      Even in the Boomers lifetime, the meanings have shifted. Hubert Humphrey was a leader of the Left during the late 1950s and 1960s. Today someone with his politics would be a Republican.

      More than the spectrum has shifted. More fundamentally, the tenets have radically changed. Classic left thinking is not too conservative for modern Leftists. They have beliefs such as identity politics which are innimical to past Leftist thinking.

      Things change. The lack of meaning to Left and Right allows them to remain useful terms – putting people on a one-dimensional spectrum – while the specifics evolve.

      There are a host of more precise terms for specific political beliefs, both in terms of doctrines and putting them on two- or three-dimensional grids.

  7. LK: “Classic left thinking is not too conservative for modern Leftists.” In response to Klaus.

    Did you mean to have that “not” in there? From the text it appears it should not be there.

  8. scipioafricanus114

    Well, can’t deny they’re intuiting a kernel of truth. In a society bumping against the Malthusian limit (nearly all of human history until very recently) the only way to improve standards of living was a mass die-off. The Black Death sucked but it ushered in a golden age for the survivors, one that led directly to the Renaissance and the scientific revolution.

    And the best part — think of how much shorter the lines at Disneyland would be!

    1. Scripio,

      “intuiting a kernel of truth. In a society bumping against the Malthusian limit”

      Total nonsense. Humanity’s standard of living has improved in the past 20 years at the fastest rate since the invention of fire. In the developed nations, pollution is rapidly rolling back – and the rest of the world will follow as they follow the same path of industrialization.

      1. scipioafricanus114

        Well, sure, now it is. Because the rate of technological progress exceeded the rate of population growth starting right around the time Malthus was writing.

        But in prehistory, the best way to improve your access to resources was to cause a mass die-off . . . of the neighboring tribe. So there may have been some selection for brains that produced this particular belief complex, just as there appears to have been for religiosity.

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