…when one swallows environmentalism, one inescapably swallows poison.
~ Dr. George Reisman
Environmentalists want you dead; and the sooner the better. Did that get your attention? I certainly hope so. For it is the environmental movement’s objective to radically reduce the human population. As mankind seeks to extend the division of labor, to further explore for and utilize natural resources, to develop new life-improving technologies, and to enhance our quality of life, environmentalists view humanity as nothing more than a voracious parasite raping, pillaging, and sucking the life out of Mother Earth. It is within this context — i.e. rescuing Mother Earth from the human parasite, via massive population reduction — that one comes to understand the environmental movement’s nihilistic push to permanently ban the use of DDT always and everywhere. Ultimately, banning DDT (a safe and cost-effective insecticide) is tantamount to cheering on the mosquitoes to kill as many people as possible with such diseases as malaria, yellow fever, dengue fever, and West Nile virus.
Of the aforementioned diseases, malaria causes the most deaths and illnesses worldwide. According to Malaria Foundation International (MFI):
Malaria is responsible for about 500 million clinical cases of disease and about 2.7 million deaths a year, mostly those of children under five and pregnant women. In Sub-Saharan Africa alone, malaria destroys 70% more years of life than do all cancers in all developed countries combined. It therefore follows that even a tiny loss in the efficiency of a national malaria control program, occasioned by the loss of DDT or otherwise, would result in a tremendous number of additional deaths from the disease. (emphasis in the original)
Yes, you read that correctly. That is 500 million acute illnesses per year resulting in as many as 2.7 million preventable deaths every year. More about these preventable deaths later (hint: the United States’ outright ban of DDT, in 1972, has had a hand in this large-scale death and misery).
Speaking of bans, the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) is pushing for a worldwide treaty aimed at permanently abolishing persistent organic pollutants (POPs) — of course greenies are fully backing this treaty. DDT, which is still manufactured and utilized in some parts of the globe, is on UNEP’s list of POPs. Organizations such as MFI, Africa Fighting Malaria (AFM), and the American Council on Science and Health (ACSH) are concerned about this ban as no safe and cost-effective replacement has been found for DDT. These groups argue that millions more will die needlessly if the POPs treaty is ratified and enforced.
Members of the above-mentioned pro-DDT groups understand that environmentalists hold the moral high-ground on the emotional issue of DDT. Due to a massive disinformation effort, on the part of environmentalists (and parroted by the U.N.), most people mistakenly believe DDT is a highly carcinogenic/cancer-causing compound which is also devastating to wildlife. What members of MFI, AFM, ACSH and others have yet to come to grips with is that environmentalism’s most fundamental goal is to drastically reduce the human population. In other words, environmentalists want to permanently abolish DDT in order to bring about the deaths of as many people as possible. Hence, the pro-DDT groups’ pleas to save lives are falling upon deaf ears.
To remove any doubt that greenies want you dead, let these environmentalists/monsters speak for themselves:
- Jacques-Yves Cousteau, environmentalist and documentary maker: "It’s terrible to have to say this. World population must be stabilized, and to do that we must eliminate 350,000 people per day. This is so horrible to contemplate that we shouldn’t even say it. But the general situation in which we are involved is lamentable."
- John Davis, editor of Earth First! Journal: "I suspect that eradicating smallpox was wrong. It played an important part in balancing ecosystems."
- Paul Ehrlich, Stanford University population biologist: "We’re at 6 billion people on the Earth, and that’s roughly three times what the planet should have. About 2 billion is optimal."
- David Foreman, founder of Earth First!: "Phasing out the human race will solve every problem on earth, social and environmental."
- David M. Graber, research biologist for the National Park Service: "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."
- Alexander King, founder of the Malthusian Club of Rome: "My own doubts came when DDT was introduced. In Guyana, within two years, it had almost eliminated malaria. So my chief quarrel with DDT, in hindsight, is that it has greatly added to the population problem."
- Merton Lambert, former spokesman for the Rockefeller Foundation: "The world has a cancer, and that cancer is man."
- John Muir, founder of the Sierra Club: "Honorable representatives of the great saurians of older creation, may you long enjoy your lilies and rushes, and be blessed now and then with a mouthful of terror-stricken man by way of a dainty!"
- Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh, leader of the World Wildlife Fund: "If I were reincarnated I would wish to be returned to earth as a killer virus to lower human population levels."
- Maurice Strong, U.N. environmental leader: "Isn’t the only hope for the planet that the industrialized civilizations collapse? Isn’t it our responsibility to bring that about?"
- Ted Turner, CNN founder, UN supporter, and environmentalist: "A total population of 250—300 million people, a 95% decline from present levels, would be ideal."
- Paul Watson, a founder of Greenpeace: "I got the impression that instead of going out to shoot birds, I should go out and shoot the kids who shoot birds."
Obviously, pleading with environmentalists to save lives (by not banning DDT) would be no different than imploring Hitler to save Jews. How can anyone rationally negotiate with members of a movement bent on eradicating human beings? Part of the answer is for DDT supporters to go on the offensive and expose the green nihilists for what they are — anti-human cowards advocating the deaths of billions. Only through exposing such evil intentions can the humane pro-DDT organizations reclaim the moral high-ground and work toward saving millions of innocents.
To be sure, it will take some work to re-educate people about the safety and efficacy of DDT. So here is a brief history.
In 1935, while working at J.R. Geigy A.G., Paul Hermann Muller undertook his research in the specialized field of synthetic contact insecticides. Dr. Muller’s objective was to synthesize an insecticide with the following seven characteristics:
- Great insect toxicity.
- Rapid onset of toxic action.
- Little or no mammalian or plant toxicity.
- No irritant effect and no or only a faint odor (in any case not an unpleasant one).
- The range of action should be as wide as possible, and cover as many arthropoda as possible.
- Long, persistent action, i.e. good chemical stability.
- Low price (= economic application).
After four years of creative and intensive work, Dr. Muller synthesized DDT (this compound was originally made in 1873, but never received any particular attention). In his research, Paul Muller found that DDT met all of the above-listed criteria except for "rapid onset of toxic action." Field trials demonstrated that DDT was effective against a wide variety of pests including the Colorado beetle, common housefly, louse, and mosquito. In 1940, a Swiss patent was granted for DDT.
During the short time DDT had seen commercial use, the safety and efficacy of this insecticide had become apparent on an international scale. In 1948, Dr. Muller was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Professor G. Fischer, of the Royal Caroline Institute, stated the following in his Nobel presentation speech:
Dr. Paul Muller, I have tried to give a brief survey of the historical development of DDT. Your discovery of the strong contact insecticidal action of dichloro-diphenyl-trichloromethylmethane is of the greatest importance in the field of medicine. Thanks to you, preventive medicine is now able to fight many diseases carried by insects on a way totally different from that employed heretofore. Your discovery furthermore has, throughout the world, stimulated successful research into newer insecticides.
Estimates, pertaining to how many lives DDT has saved, range up to 500,000,000 — truly, one of the most important compounds ever synthesized by mankind.
So how did, in 1972, such a life-saving insecticide become banned in the United States; thus, severely impacting malaria eradication on a global scale? In 1962, Rachel Carson published her book Silent Spring. Much the way environmentalists are currently using psychological terror tactics to frighten people into believing in global warming, Rachel Carson’s book smeared DDT by outright lying and putting forth wild hypotheses of doom and gloom. Renowned entomologist, Dr. J. Gordon Edwards, painstakingly dismantled Rachel Carson’s reckless book in his article The Lies of Rachel Carson. Nonetheless, media-generated hysteria fueled by junk science and Rachel Carson’s lies, provided the political cover needed for EPA administrator William Ruckelshaus to ban DDT in the United States. Mr. Ruckelshaus, not surprisingly, had close ties to the Environmental Defense Fund.
William Ruckelshaus and Rachel Carson, unequivocally, are responsible for tens of millions of deaths. For, once again, they created an international backlash against DDT making it difficult for third-world countries to eradicate malaria-carrying mosquitoes — as many third-world leaders caved into the political pressures emanating from the U.S., Europe, and the United Nations. To death-mongering environmentalists, Ruckelshaus and Carson are heroes. To decent caring people, these two vile characters bring to mind such evil fiends as Mao, Lenin, Stalin, and Hitler (keep in mind that Nazism was a green movement as well).
There are countries, thankfully, which have refused to cave in to the anti-DDT dictates of the United Nations, environmental groups, and politically-correct governments. Countries such as Ecuador, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland, Thailand, and Uganda continue to successfully battle malaria through the use of DDT. In fact, the inside of a house can be safely sprayed with DDT at an annual cost of about $1.44. The occupants experience no ill health effects while mosquitoes either avoid the house or die after coming in contact with a treated surface. Conversely, just look at the deadly results of those countries that no longer allow the use of DDT.
At this point, let there be no question that environmentalists are your enemy. Much the way Bolsheviks labeled kulaks as vermin, lice, and parasites, John Davis — the aforementioned editor of Earth First! Journal — has stated the following: "Human beings, as a species, have no more value than slugs." This is biocentrism and is a fundamental underpinning of environmentalism — i.e. a man, is a dog, is a rat, is a mosquito, is a slug. Hence, using biocentric "logic," mosquitoes are soldiers in the environmental movement’s army air corps. The mission, for these mosquitoes, is to collectively become a weapon of mass destruction and kill as many humans as possible. Make no mistake, environmentalists are fighting to permanently ban DDT so that their mosquito-soldiers aren’t prevented from spreading crippling and deadly diseases in order to reduce the human population. There is no other explanation as to why such a lifesaving, and safe, insecticide remains in the crosshairs of the greenies. We need to save DDT and, in turn, eradicate the green army air corps.
Eric Englund [send him mail], who has an MBA from Boise State University, lives in the state of Oregon. He is the publisher of The Hyperinflation Survival Guide by Dr. Gerald Swanson. You are invited to visit his website.