Video: Mark Steyn on aborting your way to a lower carbon footprint

posted at 5:01 pm on November 23, 2007 by Allahpundit

Demographics, econuttery, conscientious infanticide — it’s the column he was born to write. Indeed, some of the Cornerites are already licking their chops in anticipation. The clip’s too quick and dirty to give us many hints, but even money says we’re looking at a “one suicide cult will replace another” thesis.

Exit question: What’s with that police-lineup backdrop? Get the man a leather chair and a pipe, for god’s sake.

Update: Says Bloodthirsty Liberal, “‘It’s the column he was born to write’? It’s the book he did write!”

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Mark’s nailed it on the head – a suicide cult. They hate humankind and civilization so much, they are killing themselves and taking as many of us with them as they can, leaving the planet to the subhuman Islamists.

stonemeister on November 23, 2007 at 5:20 PM

Shhhhh, let them practice for a while first.

G-man on November 23, 2007 at 5:20 PM

Gorecalypto: Human Sacrifice on the altar of Global Warming
Rated S
(Stupid)

BDU-33 on November 23, 2007 at 5:26 PM

I hope this idea catches on with the left-wing.
Steyn Rules!

RobCon on November 23, 2007 at 5:43 PM

Update: Says Bloodthirsty Liberal, “‘It’s the column he was born to write’? It’s the book he did write

And those of you who don’t have “America Alone” need to go out and get it right now.

It’s the most entertaining depressing book I’ve ever read.

Ironically, I started re-reading it today just for fun, and lo and behold, Steyn’s words come true yet again.

Hawkins1701 on November 23, 2007 at 5:47 PM

Shhhhh, let them practice for a while first.

G-man on November 23, 2007 at 5:20 PM

NICE :)

Pam on November 23, 2007 at 5:48 PM

In that case, environmentallists should have their own special section to receive Darwin Awards, accident or not.

ricelchew on November 23, 2007 at 5:50 PM

It’s the book he did write!

Yep.

So get to procreating, young non-moonbat Americans. Surely it would put some of you in a better mood.

baldilocks on November 23, 2007 at 5:50 PM

Shhhhh, let them practice for a while first.

G-man on November 23, 2007 at 5:20 PM

Agreed! She is probably enjoying a rat milkshake right now.

But at least she won’t be passing on a stupid gene.

Kini on November 23, 2007 at 6:03 PM

Ceding the planet versus seeding the planet.

Perhaps we should call these human nulls anaturalists because nature loves babies.

Speakup on November 23, 2007 at 6:04 PM

Maybe the time has come to seriously give half the nation to the Wackos,, pro abortion homosexual environmentalist liberal atheists and the other half to everyone else. They will all die off in about 40 to 50 years or so. Then we can just move back in, light up a cigar, put on some Christmas music and sweep up the mess.

JellyToast on November 23, 2007 at 6:06 PM

From now on I am referring to the “global warming” crowd as “The Al Gore Death Cult”.
The left won’t like that. The actions of one person do not reflect on the entire movement.
But then they also equate christian extremism to islamic extremism, even though the acts of the occasional christian whacko don’t reflect on christians as a whole.
Two can play at that game.

redshirt on November 23, 2007 at 6:09 PM

From now on I am referring to the “global warming” crowd as “The Al Gore Death Cult”.

This story is not at all surprising given the psychological profile that embraces “global warming” hysteria.

It’s Thomas Malthus 2.0 (or 3 or 4, depending on whom you count). I, of course, am so super-special that the human race must end. There aren’t enough resources to sustain so many people who aren’t me.

Slot friggin’ Planned Parenthood and Margaret Sanger right in there as well.

I have two dogs who’ll never go hungry for a minute, but it’s fascinating to watch them dive for each piece of food like they’re fighting for survival in the wild. When self-hating people do it, it’s just depressing.

saint kansas on November 23, 2007 at 6:28 PM

JellyToast,

There is actually a Christian novel of fiction (of course) that tells the story of just that. I read it a while ago. I think it was written by the same guys who do the “left behind” series.

It’s the kind to thing that seems ridiculous, but when you realize how different we view the world you wonder if one day it might not come to pass.

Rightwingsparkle on November 23, 2007 at 6:33 PM

It’s Thomas Malthus 2.0 (or 3 or 4, depending on whom you count). I, of course, am so super-special that the human race must end. There aren’t enough resources to sustain so many people who aren’t me.

It aint that far a leap from ” I must not continue to exist” to “Others must not continue to exist”.
And we all know where that may lead, the “enviro-jihad”.

redshirt on November 23, 2007 at 6:34 PM

It aint that far a leap from ” I must not continue to exist” to “Others must not continue to exist”.
And we all know where that may lead, the “enviro-jihad”.

redshirt on November 23, 2007 at 6:34 PM

Yup, because this is the same group of people who brought you the murder of over 100 million people in the last century….

ScottG on November 23, 2007 at 7:02 PM

I really like the idea of splitting the country in to and letting the left-o, pink-o, enviro-o nuts have their half and let them die out. Problem is they would never let the rest of us alone.

Cinematicfilm on November 23, 2007 at 7:29 PM

So get to procreating, young non-moonbat Americans. Surely it would put some of you in a better mood.

I have two daughters would love to start doing that but just haven’t found decent men to do it with.

I’m glad I’m not young any more.

Bob's Kid on November 23, 2007 at 8:26 PM

My sons’ have the same problem in reverse. It’s so hard for nice young people to find other nice young people to go out with. I asked my oldest son if there were any girls on his new job who he might like. He said “no way, not anyone you would want me to bring home.”

Rose on November 23, 2007 at 8:42 PM

My sons’ have the same problem in reverse. It’s so hard for nice young people to find other nice young people to go out with. I asked my oldest son if there were any girls on his new job who he might like. He said “no way, not anyone you would want me to bring home.”

My eldest is 31 and is beginning to despair. Plus she is a librarian, and doesn’t work with many sane people.

Bob's Kid on November 23, 2007 at 9:23 PM

What’s next, attacking and killing families to reduce their carbon footprint, too?

This woman reduced one footprint for sure: her unborn child. No baby footprints will dirty-up her freshly-mopped kitchen floor. What a disgusting person.

Black Adam on November 23, 2007 at 9:49 PM

I think it’s now time to give Global Warmist’s what they want,the status of Terrorists,before our precious children,
born,and in this case unborn,meet there fate at the alter
of Al Gore,no blame game of the right wing,Al Gore owns
this unholy abomination period.

Moonbats thinking 911 was inside job(wackos come to mind),
but now you have female moonbats becoming unglued,and gasp,
Al Gore,now brings a total new dimension,forget about Chinas
one child policy,now you have right out of a horror flick,
to save earth,all of the children must go!

canopfor on November 23, 2007 at 10:08 PM

How about aborting the way to less left wing control freaks?

petefrt on November 23, 2007 at 11:12 PM

Uh, weren’t we supposed to be saving the earth FOR someone?

now you have right out of a horror flick,
to save earth,all of the children must go!

canopfor on November 23, 2007 at 10:08 PM

Exactly what I thought. It’s like a nightmare that never stops, this culture of death.

inviolet on November 23, 2007 at 11:13 PM

Kinda like the Islamists. They sacrifice their children for “the cause.”

infidel4life on November 23, 2007 at 11:40 PM

Bob’s Kid-

…a librarian…

There’s the rub.

Tell your daughter to look for work in the same general information field, but with a police-military-intelligence angle. Those on the front line have a more intense hold on life.

Library workers, in general, tend to be the “philosophical” types who refuse to let the FBI get any info on people making terrorist threats via their library computers.

Because “the man” shouldn’t be allowed to know what books we’re reading.

(Even though everyone in the library does.)

profitsbeard on November 23, 2007 at 11:43 PM

Bitter shame. I think she’s kinda hot, and I’m sure some of the local lads would give her a go.

Jaibones on November 24, 2007 at 12:08 AM

Shakers, Environuts; same difference, apparently.

Frankly, though, this would seem to fit the (implicit) environmentalist agenda. When the West is overrun, the internal combustion engine (if not all forms of power production more sophisticated than a mule) will likely be outlawed under the global Calliphate. If you didn’t need it in 7th Century Arabia you don’t need it today, no?

On the other hand, the failure of people with this mindset to procreate might actually serve to strengthen Western civilization, which defeats the anti-Western purpose. So I suppose the jury’s still out.

Blacklake on November 24, 2007 at 12:37 AM

How come these nuts don’t follow this line of thinking to its logical conclusion and just off themselves? Wouldn’t that save the planet quicker? Last time I checked, an infant needs breast milk, diapers and not a whole lot more – it takes years before their carbon footprint catches up with yearly flights to South Africa and other exotic locales.

Occasus on November 24, 2007 at 12:54 AM

If they got Code Pinkos, Truthers, and Seed DeGerminaters. These people are nuts, the word “Progressive”, means something. I am saying Progressive in the minds the nut case DeGerminaters, Progress from Killing their seeds to deciding how many you should have. Then they get to a point where their nationalized health insurance gets too costly, they have to fix us in the spirit of their version of Patriotism. Illegal aliens are called Undocumented aliens, so they are not documented and exempt from their rules, but us documented people will end up following their procedure.

Hope these freaks never take place, but it starts from the bunch and weird crap happens. We do have the global warming crowd you know. Give them an inch and they take a foot.

StuLongIsland on November 24, 2007 at 1:23 AM

How come these nuts don’t follow this line of thinking to its logical conclusion and just off themselves? Wouldn’t that save the planet quicker? — Occasus

Libs want us to do everything so these rich folks can remain to be elite.

StuLongIsland on November 24, 2007 at 1:25 AM

Suicide cult, no. Homicide cult, yes.

A better headline would have been: “Lunachicks kill moonbrats.”

Dr. Charles G. Waugh on November 24, 2007 at 1:56 AM

Moonbatnutroots…Keep up the good work.Can you say”extinct”…..

Regney on November 24, 2007 at 5:43 AM

Bet this nut and the state are experts in telling me how to raise my kid though!

Bicyea on November 24, 2007 at 8:07 AM

Actually, this “progressive” and her vegen POOSSLQ (well, I assume they SLQ), are atypical of the environmental crowd. Mainly in that the average environmentalist operates on the “just enough of me, way too much of you” principle. They consider themselves the only people who should be allowed to exist, as they believe they are the “True Conservators Of Holy Mother Gaia”. Their great dream is a world in which only they exist, plus whatever slaves they allow to live to work in the rice paddies. (Think Cambodia under Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge- both of whom they idolize.)

It isn’t just our “carbon footprint” they want to erase- it’s our civilization as a whole which they find repugnant. Their aim is a “terrible simplification”, back to th Old Stone Age. Or maybe “Stoned Age”, in their case.

And as for novels showing the true environmentalist mindset, and what at least some of them would be willing to do to the rest of us to get there, I would recommend these;

The Bridge by Santha Rama Rau (1970- hard to find)

The Stars Are Ours! by Andre Norton (1956- still in print)

Rainbow Six
by Tom Clancy (1998- easiest of all to find. Also the most realistic, and frightening.)

cheers

eon

eon on November 24, 2007 at 8:40 AM

Abort your own child and have yourself sterilized for the sake of the planet society.

No argument here.

thejackal on November 24, 2007 at 9:01 AM

Perfect! Enviro-wackos aren’t going to breed…

What’s so bad about that? They will drive themselves to extinction.

eanax on November 24, 2007 at 10:57 AM

Instead of abortion, why don’t the Enviro-wackos just feed their children to the bird:
http://hotair.com/archives/2007/11/24/video-birdzilla/

Wouldn’t this make the Animal Rights wackos happy at the same time?

landlines on November 24, 2007 at 12:07 PM

What’s the point of worrying about carbon emissions under Bush? Under the Clinton Administration, scientists may have destroyed the universe, or at least irreversibly hastened its destruction by billions of years.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/main.jhtml?xml=/earth/2007/11/21/scicosmos121.xml&CMP=ILC-mostviewedbox

Anil Petra on November 24, 2007 at 2:52 PM

I have been saying for years.
Liberals having abortions is a good thing.

They make really sh}itty parents any way.

TheSitRep on November 24, 2007 at 7:46 PM

She aborted her unborn because she want to reduce her carbon footprint? Errr, why did she allow herself to become pregnant?

Nothing these environ idiots do surprises me and makes any sense.

docdave on November 24, 2007 at 8:19 PM