This situation is getting some notice around the blogosphere, notably at RedState and small dead animals. One of Greenpeace’s bloggers has apparently decided that this whole “peace” part of “Greenpeace” just isn’t getting the job done. In a blog that’s almost certainly going to run into some accidental “computer glitch” and disappear down the bit bucket, “Gene” from Greenpeace India is advocating massive violation of the law. Oh, and he’s definitely issuing threats to those of us who don’t bow down and worship his particular brand of the eco-religious dogma:
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.
On the same page is a disclaimer – at the top and bottom of the post, no less – by Greenpeace web producer “Andrew” saying that he knows Gene and just knows he’s a really peaceful guy and that his above comments are clearly, clearly a call to non-violent direct action. Well, apparently not even the Greenpeace blog groupies who comment on Greenpeace’s blogs are buying that one. Unsurprisingly, people don’t need Greenpeace to tell them when someone’s issuing personal threats. Telling people you vehemently disagree with that you consider them to be the problem and that know who they are and you know where they work and live just seems to be universally considered threatening.
Which doesn’t really surprise many of us. They tried the persuasion methodology but they found that it doesn’t work too well when they rely on crap science, academic bullying, and poor logic skills. So, what to do when people just won’t shut up and follow their instructions, darn it? Well, time to get physical and threatening. And if that breaks laws designed to protect people and their private property, well, ain’t that just too bad?
I personally think Gene’s estimation of his side’s numbers are kinda based on wishful thinking. I’m with Kate at small dead animals, tho. Perhaps Gene’s folks are many and we who demand convincing science are few. But I’m betting we have more ammo and a demonstrated ability to defend ourselves.