As a former Greenpeace volunteer (more on that later*), never in my wildest imagination did I expect the environmental organization to merge with the mafia.
The official Greenpeace blog just threatened scientists who don’t agree with their official stance on global warming:
“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.”
That’s the kind of language you’d expect from Canadian fur traders while they club baby seals.
After being embarrassed by their violent tone, Greenpeace did not contest the accuracy of the quote, but said their words were “taken out of context.”
“It’s very easy to misconstrue that line,” they explain, insisting that the author, Gene, is an “entirely peaceful guy.”
Well, if Gene is bragging that he knows where his political enemies live and where they work and that they are outnumbered, maybe he just works for the U.S. Census!
* Full Disclosure — In the late 1980s, while I was a student at the University of Massachusetts, I volunteered for Greenpeace for a week. I knocked on lots of doors in the Pittsfield area and had lots of them slammed on me in mid-sentence while giving the standard “Save the Whales” pitch. Ultimately, I left because I felt like I was begging AND I was somewhat of a social outcast as the only Greenpeacer who didn’t smoke pot.