It looks like the looney-tunes eco-terrorists (ELF - “Earth Liberation Front”) are on the rampage again, sacking and pillaging and burning down anything or anyone they see as harming their sacred mother goddess, Gaia.
A few questions I must ask of these folks, though:
How much CO2 emissions are produced when you torch off a Hummer? I mean, there is quite a bit of rubber in the tyres of even an H3 Hummer, to say nothing of all that plastic moulding and the toxic chemicals get released into Mother Gaia’s atmosphere when you start burning stuff like that.
And you all just don’t stop with one Hummer, you do them up by the carlots! Think of all that nasty CO2 and CO and SO4 you are causing those poor little kitties and puppies a few blocks down from the dealership to breathe in, much less the humans.
And then, there is recent spate of house-burnings. Do you have any idea how many joules of energy are in the combustible materials of the average 2,400 square foot house?
Or what the carbon footprint is for burning all those nice houses? The ones in the news article were probably bigger than the average house as well, if the market around Seattle is comparable to the East Coast. $3M will get a person quite a bit of combustible lumber tastefully put together into a beautiful residence.
I’m really not sure what the carbon footprint for burning several million dollars worth of houses. For that matter, I’d be willing to guess that if you actually burnt $10M in small bills, that you’d still have lower CO2 emissions.
And I’m fairly certain that aside from the harm done to the environment by your foolish arsons, that the lifetime CO2 emissions used by the normal use of those houses during their lifespan probably would not amount to a significant amount more than their outright burning. I’d say less, especially considering that propane and natural gas tend to burn much more cleanly than masonite, pine lumber, wood glue, particle board, and any hardwood used in the floors or decorative trim or what-have you.
Now, I wouldn’t mind if you all *peacefully* went and paid former presidential contender John Edwards a visit in re: his 28,000 square foot house, or former Vice President Al Gore about his energy-sucking home office … ask them about their plans to develop sustainable energy sources
… and again, keep it respectful, civil, and peaceful - former VPs still get a Secret Service detail, and God forbid that you choose to act foolishly around them, for those boys are more than capable of making sure your next stop is a three foot-wide by six-foot-long by six-foot deep hole in the ground.
The thing you eco-terrorists don’t get though, is that most people (Americans in particular) don’t respond well to violence and intimidation. Looking over some of your positions (which really have more to do with the forcing of people to adopt your socialist positions at gunpoint, as much if note more so than saving the cute fluffy little bunnies from the evil schemes of Mary Kaye Labs)… you are a bunch of red-diaper babies who have taken too much of a read from revolutionary Marxism, especially from statements like:
“Violence is a necessary element of an oppressive struggle,” — Leslie James Pickering (former ELF leader)
I recommend that you pick up a new gig, like perhaps organic gardening, or maybe seek some therapy, or better still, repent of your wickedness and self-righteous hatred of your fellow man, and turn to Christ.
You just might be surprised to find that Jesus loves you, and that He is more than capable of judging us mortals who abuse our stewardship of HIS earth:
“The earth is the LORD’s, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.”- Psalm 24:1, KJV
This is what you must get: the earth does NOT need “liberating”. It fully and rightfully belongs to God, and He has given mankind stewardship over it. And it is He, not you, who will judge us according to how we conduct our stewardship of it.