Revenge of the Greenies

Keep getting this idea for an TEOFTWAWKI story revolving around  a group of environmentalists using Bioweapons to remove the human stain….

The main stumbling block is how likely would anyone think that a severe degredation of the human race would be a benefit.

Take for example Sea Shepard, whilst they have good reason to hate the Japanese whalers they have always used non-lethal tactics.

Although anti-vivsectionists have a less than shining record….

With the shadow of the GFC, and the failiure of Copenhagen and it seems a general lessening of interest in AGW by the worlds public would this be enough to tip people with the means to develop (or steal) something nasty into an actual act of attempted genocide?

We saw Tom Clancey try that vein in Rainbow 6 but it was not very well explained, and would the perpertrators want to live in the new world they created or would they just want a general gotterdamrung?

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10 Responses to “Revenge of the Greenies”

  1. Ausgaz Says:

    Chaz

    There are probably enough fanatical greenies out there who would attempt a Rainbow Six type of solution but do not have the facilities to carryout the deed.

    There are some websites around advocating that the world would be a better place if the human race was made extinct (not sure if they include themselves in there or not).

    I actually thought Rainbow Six was more plausable than the book with the terroists home made nuke (can’t remember the title).

  2. Therbs Says:

    No doubt there are scores of disaffected yewf who daydream of romantic “green warrior” adventures. Amongst them would be some who are anti-human nutjobs, dreaming of a humanless earth. They are either:
    a) Aliens who need to be wipe out
    b) Zombies who need to be wiped out.

  3. Dr Yobbo Says:

    Judging by his recent wank-stained posts on Blunty yer man Treeman (or Treezar or whoever the fuck he is) would be a decent prototype for a nihilist extremogreenie fucktard willing to kill off the bits of humanity he doesn’t like in order to protect his version of reality.

  4. Barnesm Says:

    You ask “how likely would anyone think ….

    I give you VHEMT

    Check out this website
    http://vhemt.org/

    The Voluntary Human Extinction Movement, or VHEMT (pronounced “vehement”), is a movement which calls for the voluntary self-extinction of the human species. VHEMT was founded by Les U. Knight of Portland, Oregon in 1991. VHEMT’s unofficial motto is “May we live long and die out.”

    “The Movement presents an encouraging alternative to the callous exploitation and wholesale destruction of Earth’s ecology. […] the hopeful alternative to the extinction of millions of species of plants and animals is the voluntary extinction of one species: Homo sapiens… US. […] When every human chooses to stop breeding, Earth’s biosphere will be allowed to return to its former glory […] the day there are no human beings on the planet.”

    I read a book years ago published 1984 that told a story about a religious movement whose leader was calling on his followers to commit sucide when the numbers were sufficently large enought to ensure the human race died out. It was called Nature’s End by James Kunetka and Whitley Strieber.

    Here is a summary
    It is 2025 and the planet is rapidly approaching environmental death. Dr. Gupta Singh, a Hindu guru with a Jim Jones-like following, has proposed the suicide, by lottery, of one-third of the world’s population. His followers have elected a Depopulationist majority in Congress. Led by journalist John Sinclair, a small group hopes to prove that Singh is a fraud. Singh is a formidable enemy: he cancels the medical-cosmetological treatment that the 72-year-old Sinclair (who looks 46 due to the treatment) receives, causing Sinclair to age rapidly. Singh sets the feared tax police after Sinclair, alters his records, and wipes out his wealth. Tension mounts as Sinclair stalks Singh and gains access to his “conviction”an electronic document into Singh’s true identity and character.

    Hope this helps

  5. Flinthart Says:

    For research, I strongly recommend a book by Frank Herbert: “The White Plague”. Written at the time when genetic engineering was just beginning to show its promise, it’s clever and nasty, and dovetails with your concerns.

  6. bangarrr Says:

    I heartily endorse Flinthart’s recommendation. A well written and thought out piece.

  7. chazfh Says:

    Dirk, I read it as soon as it came out! Always thought the end was abit weak but the methodolgy was very clever.

  8. Robert Heather Says:

    I was also going to suggest the Frank Herbert book The White Plague – some info here:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_White_Plague

  9. Kevin Patton Says:

    Believe it or not, I’ve come across allegedly sane women’s workers who advocate the sterilisation of female drug users. I’ve even met the odd PC (albeit in Hackney) who believes in targetted genocide.

    It is my painful duty to inform you that there are a great many people who seem to be in favour of genocide – just so long as it doesn’t include them or theirs….

  10. chazfh Says:

    Kev, the issue is how many of them would go down the route…

    But yes its always someone else for the chop!

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