“Damage and Destroy” Climate Zealots’ Final Solution?

From MasterResource

By Richard W. Fulmer — October 21, 2021

“Damage and destroy new CO2 emitting devices. Put them out of commission, pick them apart, demolish them, burn them, blow them up…. Sabotage, after all, is not incompatible with social distancing.” (Andreas Malm, How to Blow Up a Pipeline, 2021: 3, 67)

“How will Malm keep people from freezing to death in the winter or dying from heat exhaustion in summer after his followers have disabled power plants or the pipelines that supply them?” (below)

There are “no regrets” policy changes that can reduce CO2 emissions by expanding, not reducing, freedom. Repealing the Merchant Marine Act of 1920 (aka, the Jones Act), for example, would eliminate the Act’s enormous carbon footprint. The Act, which requires goods shipped between American ports to be transported on American owned, built, and crewed ships, makes it impossible for Americans to make full use of the veritable conveyor belt of ships that navigate our nations’ waters. 

A foreign ship, dropping imported goods off in cities along our east coast, cannot pick up products in New York and transport them to Miami. Instead, it must make the journey with partially empty holds. The Jones Act has helped raised the price of American-built vessels to the point that a ship built domestically can cost four times what it would cost to build in South Korea or Japan. 

As a result, the United States now has fewer than 100 Jones-compliant ships.  Goods are most efficiently transported by water. But, thanks to this law, much of our freight must be sent by rail and truck, resulting in wasted fuel and unnecessary CO2 emissions.

Repealing the Jones Act, however, is a heavy lift. It would mean gathering facts and arguments to confront powerful lobby groups, labor unions, and politicians. But fear not. Andreas Malm, a human ecology lecturer at Sweden’s Lund University, offers an easy workaround: Blow stuff up. In his new book, How to Blow Up a Pipeline: Learning to Fight in a World on Fire, Malm advocates the “intelligent sabotage” of fossil fuel infrastructure:

Damage and destroy new CO2 emitting devices. Put them out of commission, pick them apart, demolish them, burn them, blow them up. Let the capitalists who keep investing in the fire know that their properties will be trashed.

In a sympathetic interview with Vox, Malm acknowledges that the property destruction he advocates is violence: “But … It’s a lesser form of violence, qualitatively different from harming human beings.”

In an equally sympathetic interview with The New Yorker, Malm explains,

I am in favor of destroying machines, property – not harming people. That’s a very important distinction. 

But it is a distinction without a difference unless he can explain how to disable or destroy property and infrastructure on which countless lives depend without taking any lives.  

How will Malm keep people from freezing to death in the winter or dying from heat exhaustion in summer after his followers have disabled power plants or the pipelines that supply them? How will ambulances take injured patients to hospitals without gasoline in their tanks or, if they are electric, without charged batteries? Malm’s arguments lay the groundwork for mass murder – indirect mass murder, perhaps, but mass murder, nonetheless.

While Malm is not blind to collateral damage, he wears blinkers. In his book, he criticizes the environmentalist group, Extinction Rebellion (aka XR), for disrupting service at London Underground stations and inconveniencing working-class commuters. Yet he apparently doesn’t see that raising the price of energy through sabotage will hurt the poor more than anyone else. And, unlike the poor, wealthy people – the people who Malm is ostensibly trying to hurt – can afford to deal with power outages by installing (CO2-emitting) generators at their homes and businesses.

In his book and via interviews, Malm argues that a radical, violent fringe provides leverage to moderates within movements. Using the BLM riots as an example, Malm observes that moderates can, in effect, blackmail politicians by saying, “You can deal with us or deal with the militants.”

A new book by Joshua Cherniss entitledLiberalism in Dark Times: The Liberal Ethos in the Twentieth Century, effectively responds to people who, like Malm, resort to violence to achieve their political ends.  It opens with two questions:

How do humanitarian idealists become butchers of human beings?  How do they convince themselves that they are virtuous in their butchery?

Cherniss provides a partial answer:

Ruthlessness – understood as both a feature of action and a quality of thought and feeling that rejects all scruples, doubts, hesitation, and remorse in pursuing some ultimate purpose or serving some paramount principle – possesses an attractive simplicity and strength…. 

Many political evils, of course, stem from garden variety villainy – ambition, venality, the appetite for domination or longing for submission.  But righteous ruthlessness is particularly troubling, insofar as it can transform apparent virtues into terrible vices. 

As a disillusioned Communist in Vasily Grossman’s “Life and Fate” reflects, the terrible paradox of Communism was that it ‘freed people from morality the name of morality’; for the sake of a ‘fine and noble’ cause, it justified killing, crippling, uprooting and terrorizing, and licensed ‘pharisees, hypocrites, and writers of denunciations.’

This showed how ‘the very concept of good’ can become ‘a scourge, a greater evil than evil itself.’  The combination of idealism and cynicism in the pursuit of noble goals through brutal means is particularly potent in its appeal, and horrific in its consequences.

Road to Mutual Ruin

Andreas Malm claims that property destruction is necessary for the defense of the planet and of humanity. On what moral basis, though, could he object if people were to destroy his home or his university to protect themselves? 

What would be his response if people, refusing to return to clear cutting forests for a bit of warmth or to slaughtering whales for a bit of light, destroyed his means of spreading his gospel of destruction? How could he object? And where would the violence end?

Marshalling facts and arguments and confronting powerful lobby groups, labor unions, and politicians is a heavy lift. Developing new, cleaner technology is, perhaps, an even heavier lift. But they are both much lighter loads than is embarking on a war of all against all.

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Richard W. Fulmer is coauthor (with Robert L. Bradley Jr.) of Energy: The Master Resource (Kendall-Hunt: 2004) and author of approximately 30 articles, book reviews, and blogs in the classical liberal tradition.

Writing for the Foundation for Economic Education, Fulmer is a past winner of FEE’s annual Eugene S. Thorpe writing competition and Beth A. Hoffman Memorial Prize for Economic Writing.

He is a member of FEE’s Faculty Network and a former senior fellow at the Institute for Energy Research.

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H B
October 22, 2021 2:16 am

This sort of talk is the start of a civil war
I can guarantee that tossers like this will come off second best the electrical grid is easily disabled for many months if the correct part is hid water,communications and transport are also vulnerable the financial system will fail wall street will fail banking will fail
Woke Universities and corporations are easily destroyed by an angry mob that is starving cold and pissed off pitchforks and torches come to mind
Be careful what you wish for leftards you might end up as long pork cooked on the timber striped from your own homes
The only communities left will be the rural ones and small towns
I can say this as I live on the far side of the globe

Scissor
Reply to  H B
October 22, 2021 5:11 am

No worries. Alec Baldwin says it was just a prop.

Walt
Reply to  Scissor
October 22, 2021 7:16 am

He may have viewed the deceased the same way.

ResourceGuy
Reply to  Scissor
October 22, 2021 7:24 am

She survived childhood in Siberia only to fall to Hollywood woke. Sad

ResourceGuy
Reply to  Scissor
October 22, 2021 9:04 am

Maybe they can make this a comedy skit on SNL.

Duane
Reply to  H B
October 22, 2021 8:59 am

I wouldn’t get to excited over this or start talk of a “civil war”. It is illegal to purposefully damage anybody’s personal property under both civil and criminal codes in virtually all nations, certainly in any developed nation like the US or in any of the EU nations. If someone performs such an act they are liable for arrest, trial, and penalties including prison and fines and restitution.

We went through this back in the 70s and 80s when eco-terrorists followed the model of the then-popular novel, “The Monkey Wrench Gang” .. destroying equipment, spiking trees, causing injuries and even deaths of workers. They got prosecuted, convicted, and imprisoned as appropriate.

Kevin kilty
Reply to  Duane
October 22, 2021 9:14 am

An action is only illegal if someone is held accountable — unfortunately this is increasingly at the discretion of a possibly delusional and sympathetic D.A.

MarkW
Reply to  Duane
October 22, 2021 9:42 am

The difference between now and the 70’s, is that during the 70’s the police and courts frowned on the destruction of property.
Today, most of the courts sympathize with the terrorists.

Just look at how the Portland rioters have been treated.

John Hultquist
Reply to  MarkW
October 22, 2021 10:07 am

Retail stores are leaving San Francisco because of the ‘shoplifting is okay’ policy. Jobs, income, taxes and more are lost. See Sara’s note below.

MarkW
Reply to  John Hultquist
October 22, 2021 12:32 pm

And the usual suspects will declare that the fact that so many stores in minority areas are closing, is proof that the store owners are racists.
How long till the closed stores are replaced by stores own and operated by either the city of San Francisco, or the state government.

Duane
Reply to  MarkW
October 22, 2021 2:00 pm

Portland is a gross outlier, not typical of most jurisdictions in the US or most other nations.

TonyG
Reply to  Duane
October 22, 2021 4:25 pm

Portland, Seattle, Minneapolis, Louisville, Kenosha, etc.. Where have you been for the last 2 years?

DonM
Reply to  Duane
October 25, 2021 9:31 am

Shill for who…?

TonyG
Reply to  Duane
October 22, 2021 11:25 am

“It is illegal to purposefully damage anybody’s personal property”

Tell that to all the rioters from summer 2020. Illegal doesn’t matter if the law isn’t enforced. Equally.

Streetcred
Reply to  Duane
October 22, 2021 1:51 pm

Incitement to commit an offence? This twat should be prosecuted.

Elle W
Reply to  Streetcred
October 22, 2021 3:38 pm

Kicked off Twitter and Facebook too. /sarc

TonyG
Reply to  H B
October 22, 2021 11:24 am

The only communities left will be the rural ones and small towns

That’s why I think these folk haven’t really thought things through. But then, feeling instead of thinking is the hallmark of the typical activist.

Graham
Reply to  H B
October 22, 2021 2:51 pm

Defund the universities .
ssThe are a hotbed of socialism and communism .
The saying was that they are insulated in their ivory towers .
I have two granddaughters completing agricultural degrees and they tell me that the lecturers push climate change instead of agriculture .
The universities seem to have swallowed the bait of climate change except for a few notable exceptions who have to keep fairly quiet as they do not want to lose their positions.

October 22, 2021 2:22 am

Eco-Loons are not interested in improving the Climate, saving lives, keeping people warm in winter, or improving health for anyone. Eco-Loons are only interested in the destruction of society, people’s lives, and even the environment, all to ‘Save the World’. They share these attributes with Antifa. Their road to Hell is paved with their loudly proclaimed ‘good‘ intentions.

Sara
Reply to  nicholas tesdorf
October 22, 2021 4:55 am

Yes, but Nicholas, what will the eco-loonies do without the trappings of civilization? If grocery stores are gone, what will they eat?

Have a nice weekend!

Graemethecat
Reply to  Sara
October 22, 2021 6:26 am

The hardships are for ordinary folk, not for bien-pensants like them, of course!

John Endicott
Reply to  Sara
October 22, 2021 6:30 am

Each other? They already do it in the figurative sense when one isn’t “woke” enough. Not much of a leap for them to start doing it in the literal sense. When the ends justify the means, any means (including cannibalism) is allowed.

Carbon Bigfoot
Reply to  John Endicott
October 25, 2021 12:45 pm

John it is sanctioned by the Cabal and would account for all the missing children that were processed through Epstein’s Island.of Satanic Horrors. Do some research and you will be shocked and horrified with the state of this world.

Rod Evans
Reply to  Sara
October 22, 2021 6:37 am

Soylent Green is on the menu as a last resort…..

Caveman Economist
Reply to  Rod Evans
October 22, 2021 11:34 am

Eat the rich. Literally.

OweninGA
Reply to  Caveman Economist
October 22, 2021 5:47 pm

But the rich will have armed guards…

Sara
Reply to  OweninGA
October 23, 2021 8:30 am

Don’t kid yourself! The guards will make sandwiches out of the rich if they get hungry enough. 🙂

Brooks H Hurd
Reply to  Sara
October 22, 2021 7:40 am

Perhaps reality will gobsmack these morons when their laptop and phone batteries are at 0% and there is no electricity available. Perhaps they will try to rig up PV panels to produce a bit of electricity only to discover that photovoltaic devices don’t perform well during cloudy winter days in Sverige.

TonyG
Reply to  Sara
October 22, 2021 11:28 am

If grocery stores are gone, what will they eat?

Each other, eventually.

Tom in Florida
Reply to  Sara
October 22, 2021 12:22 pm

Cake, of course.

ATheoK
Reply to  Sara
October 22, 2021 12:46 pm

I’ve known a few that fervently believe they are “one with nature” and that they can survive in the wilds, or they can raise plenty of food in their backyard plots.

Most have never really tried any sort of survival training. If they’ve done anything, its a little hiking with instant foods.

Most have no clue the work involved in actually surviving on the food one raises. Or what it takes to prevent malnutrition during seasonal lack of variety, vitamin A or vitamin D.

Or how difficult winters are when there is no steady heat and all illnesses raise the ugly specter of pneumonia.

TonyG
Reply to  ATheoK
October 22, 2021 1:50 pm

I bet they probably haven’t even GROWN anything to eat, outside of MAYBE a potted tomato plant on their balcony.

Russ Wood
Reply to  ATheoK
November 1, 2021 9:20 am

Author Terry Pratchett, in “Good Omens”, had some characters trying to live in an ‘ecological’ commune in the country, going “back to Nature”. And the group found just WHY the whole thrust of society is to get as far away from ‘Nature’ as possible!

stinkerp
Reply to  nicholas tesdorf
October 22, 2021 8:33 am

In fact sociological studies show a strong correlation between leftist ideology and mental illness. And to add insult to injury, they have a stronger propensity for sociopathy and authoritarianism; a finding which will surprise no one here. Eco-loons indeed.

https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2020/04/does-liberalism-cause-mental-illness.php

https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2020/08/is-leftism-an-actual-clinical-psychosis.php

https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2016/06/epic-correction-of-the-decade.php

Sara
Reply to  stinkerp
October 22, 2021 8:44 am

That’s a good point. As a example, everyone was terrified of Stalin. None of his assistants/adjutants were allowed to go into his bedroom, on pain of death. He would emerge from it when he was ready for breakfast.

The day he died of a cerebral hemmorrhage, his assistants waited outside his door until finally, around 1PM, someone opened the door and went into the bedroom, and found Stalin dead as a doornail with his head on a blood-soaked pillow. He had literally bled to death from that stroke.

MarkW
Reply to  Sara
October 22, 2021 9:46 am

How does a cerebral hemorrhage soak a pillow?

TonyG
Reply to  MarkW
October 22, 2021 11:30 am

If you spill too many of them, Mark 🙂

https://www.drinknation.com/drink/cerebral-hemorrhage

K. McNeill
Reply to  MarkW
October 22, 2021 11:31 am

From the bullet hole

Tom in Florida
Reply to  MarkW
October 22, 2021 12:23 pm

Slowly.

ATheoK
Reply to  Tom in Florida
October 22, 2021 12:54 pm

Blood osmosis?
Forced through the arterial walls, through flesh, through the epidermis? Platelets are sort of large. They’ll get stuck somewhere.

McNeill’s bullet suggestion is far more likely; that or Stalin accidently slashed his throat.

Bill Rudersdorf
Reply to  MarkW
October 22, 2021 12:57 pm

If you have a large enough brain bleed, blood exits through the ear or nose. It can get messy.
Blood by itself destroys brain tissue, which is the cause of loss of function, with the possibility of death.

Sara
Reply to  MarkW
October 23, 2021 7:38 am

He bled through the ears and nose. More than one blood vessel in the brain can rupture and do that.

HotScot
October 22, 2021 2:26 am

Were this a climate sceptic they would be locked up for hate speech.

Jay Willis
October 22, 2021 2:30 am

Why don’t we send him over to China to attempt to damage a few new coal powered power stations. I’m sure he’d get the welcome he deserves.

SxyxS
Reply to  Jay Willis
October 22, 2021 4:03 am

Nah,spoiled bastards like him only exist in western societies as you need an abudance of wealth to create such shitty people.
He lives in one of the coldest countries on earth(+swedens sea levels are sinking ),so his country would massively benefit fron non existing AGW,so one should think he’d be the last person to open his mouth for obvious reasons,
Instead he is promoting a strategy that would kill more people in a single year than natural desasters will in this century.

But he would never ever say a word in china.
No matter the pretended lack of common sense is or how unworldly they appear to be.
They would never ever do somthing that puts them in real danger or violate the PC code.
You never see shit like him protesting in no go zones.
You will never hear a word from this parasite about the rape pandemic in his own country where muslims turned Stockholm into europes rape capital no.1.
Instead he would attack you for telling the truth and trying to shut you down.

These people are never there where they are really needed only there where narcissism can be satisfied with no risk.

Perry
Reply to  SxyxS
October 22, 2021 5:13 am

Sea levels around Sweden are not falling; post glacial rebound continues to lift the land. Because of post-glacial rebound, the island of Munsön in Lake Mälaren is now connected to the island Ekerön. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Post-glacial_rebound

R Taylor
Reply to  Perry
October 22, 2021 5:36 am

The sea level, as measured by many tide gauges around Sweden, is falling.

DrEd
Reply to  R Taylor
October 22, 2021 6:43 am

Due to uplift. Rebound.

Reply to  DrEd
October 22, 2021 7:59 am

Both

stinkerp
Reply to  Perry
October 22, 2021 8:43 am

SxyxS is correct. Sea levels around Sweden (and Norway, Finland, and Alaska) are indeed falling. And yes, post-glacial rebound is the cause, but the essential point is that sea level is falling in Sweden. See for yourself:

https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/sltrends/

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Paul Penrose
Reply to  Perry
October 22, 2021 9:41 am

Perry,
That’s a distinction without a difference.

AGW is Not Science
Reply to  Perry
October 22, 2021 10:56 am

And because of “post-glacial rebound,” relative (to land) sea level, which is all that matters, IS falling.

Thanks for making the non-point.

Dennis
October 22, 2021 2:36 am

“We often hear bad ideas from the Left. 
But this week’s announcement from the Greens is one of the most dangerous plans I’ve heard in a long time. 
Adam Bandt and the Greens have announced their defence platform for the upcoming election. They want to:

  • Cut defence spending in half to 1% of GDP
  • Scrap the US alliance
  • Close facilities like Pine Gap
  • Scrap the nuclear submarine program”

From Andrew Hastie
Federal Assistant Minister for Defence, Australia
Former SASR Officer

Mr.
Reply to  Dennis
October 22, 2021 9:41 am

Greens’ defense strategy in parade ground parlance –

“about face!”
“drop pants!”
“bend over!”
“relax sphincter!”
“smile!”

Abolition Man
Reply to  Mr.
October 22, 2021 1:56 pm

Is this coming from Gen. Milley or Adm. Levine? I’m having a tough time telling the former high school teammates apart!

Lrp
Reply to  Dennis
October 22, 2021 2:26 pm

That’s too bad. The Greens have already made plans for being part of a minority government after the next election, and Scott Morrison is helping them as much as he can.

SxyxS
October 22, 2021 3:06 am

Nothing new to see here,as Malm is just another mouthpiece of the Frankfurt School and Saul Alinskys Rules for Radicals.
And as all these activists he is the typical white stereotypical moron from a rich country
who never experienced any kind of hardship in his life,who succesfully avoided the process of growing up by still being inside the education system (now as prof)
who never worked in a productive way and therefore has no scruples to destroy things other people produced as he still has the nihilistic,destructive mindset of a teenager.

Destruction was and always will be at the core of communism as this is it’s main purpose – that’s why the destruction from the very beginning was so massive that even the boss of the hardcore socialist society Bertrand Russel was shocked when he visited Russia after the Russian Revolution.
In China they even openly admitted that it is about the destruction of the four olds (old cultures/ideas/habits/customs )
and replace them with new (dysfunctional)ones.The only new thing is that they added the destruction of energy supply to the four old (not really new as starving people to death is a standard commie method and food is energy ).

Now some people may think that Malm belongs to the worst kinds of communists.
No – he belongs to the best, as he is at least hoenest
and is not hiding his Sabotage behind good intentions as Newsome and Biden do with their executive orders disguised as philanthropy and help.

Robert Alfred Taylor
Reply to  SxyxS
October 22, 2021 3:18 pm

The society will use all its resources and energy toward increasing and intensifying the evils and miseries of the people until at last their patients is exhausted and they are driven to a general uprising.
― Fredrich Wilhelm Nietsche (translator unknown) Nihlism

fretslider
October 22, 2021 3:10 am

From word violence

Vox Calls For Dictionary.com To Take Down Definitions Of Words They Don’t Like

“I’ve informed Dictionary.com of the many definitions I find abusive and problematic. They have done nothing. I don’t know what else to say. They obviously support murder, racism, and other troubling words.”

 Dictionary.com and Thesaurus.com were posting many of the same definitions and seemed to be working in cahoots. “Someone has to expose this,” he [Carlos Maza] tweeted. “These websites are clearly in bed not only with each other but also the alt-right.”

https://babylonbee.com/news/vox-calls-for-dictionarycom-to-take-down-offensive-definitions-of-words-they-dont-like/

To advocating real violence.

“In a sympathetic interview with Vox, Malm acknowledges that the property destruction he advocates is violence”

I would say it’s time to blow up all the campuses – how else will you stop the rot?

Dennis
October 22, 2021 3:26 am
fretslider
Reply to  Dennis
October 22, 2021 5:28 am

I know little of Oz, but here in the UK the media etc aren’t interested in any technologies that might offer an answer. Rolls Royce are leading a consortium building Small Modular Reactors.

A consortium led by Rolls-Royce has announced plans to build up to 16 mini-nuclear plants in the UK. It says the project will create 6,000 new jobs in the Midlands and the North of England over …

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-54703204

“Generated with certainty…

… of a sound business case
The certainty behind our UK SMR technology is the foundation of a sound business case for owners, operators, utilities and governments. Knowing build costs and the price of the electricity generated makes nuclear energy an option for those who wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford it.

https://www.rolls-royce.com/innovation/small-modular-reactors.aspx#section-the-opportunity

You would have thought it welcomed, but not a bit….

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Peta of Newark
Reply to  fretslider
October 22, 2021 8:23 am

As I remember from somewhere I forget, Rolls have been powering their aero-engine works at Derby with an SMR for years if not decades – and nobody has seemed to notice or care.

I’d assert that’s a nice example of how an unreliable grid would be an Epic Good Thing
T’would smash some serious holes into the propagand machine and, just like Rolls’ little SMR gently chugging away, what people don’t know about won’t hurt them

I am wondering where our man Fulmer, writing here, has been these last 12 months.
The podcasts he links to, as Malm’s book kitself, are well over a year old.
Didn’t we cover Malm on here not that long ago.

Has Malm done any of the things he advocates?
Has anyone used Malm in defence of their engaging in wilful (planet saving) destruction?

Malm is as full of shit as he is of hot air. He is a nothing nobody.
end of story

Jay
Reply to  Peta of Newark
October 23, 2021 3:41 am

Aside from those of us here — who pay attention to such matters — few seem to have noticed how badly one freak storm fouled up Texas. Hell, has Texas even gotten rid of all that garbage?

Rusty
October 22, 2021 3:31 am

It’s amazing how many eco-loons think CO2 simply stays around the area it’s been emitted and that only the West emits CO2. Or that there’s an entire world outside of it.

Malm’s idea is obviously one that could only be conceived by someone insulated from reality and only by someone living in a “progressive” country which tolerates such terrorism.

The fact he’s a professor is the norm, but one which should be seen as very disturbing. He won’t lose his job and nor will he ever attempt what he preaches.

He certainly won’t do so in non-Swedish countries such as China where he’d likely be executed or spend the rest of his life in a very nasty prison.

The man’s an utter ****.

Ron Long
October 22, 2021 3:37 am

I sort of understand how Malm feels about activism, because I was watching a CNN report on the first system to systematically remove the important plant food CO2 from the atmosphere, and…………

Pamela Matlack-Klein
Reply to  Ron Long
October 23, 2021 2:27 am

If they ever achieve their goal of removing all the vile CO2/carbon from the atmosphere they will quickly perish. But so will all the rest of us! This kind of ignorance and stupidity is so baffling it defies all logic. We are truly living in a time of universal madness.

Tim Spence
October 22, 2021 3:51 am

The eco freaks have been destroying infrastructure for decades.
The thing I’ve noticed about these people is they think the planet is their personal property and and have no concept of sharing it with the other 7 billion people. It boils down to their hatred of people.

n.n
October 22, 2021 3:58 am

The final solution? It’s not the wicked solution. Perhaps it’s the penultimate solution before opening inclusive abortion chambers and non-discriminatory Mengele clinics.

Robert
October 22, 2021 4:42 am

The luddites have returned! General ludd/greta ‘whineberg’ will soon unleash her hordes of rabid anti-tech luddites to ‘cleanse’ the planet. Protect yourselves!

Sara
October 22, 2021 4:52 am

Quote: Damage and destroy new CO2 emitting devices. Put them out of commission, pick them apart, demolish them, burn them, blow them up. – spouted by obnoxious, self-centered idjit Malm.

Obvious question: does this self-centered imbecile have even a tiny clue that burning oil pipelines and what they carry (petroleum, nat gas) will release millions of tons of CO2 – that DEADLY gas which is an unforgivable 0.04% of the planet’s atmosphere (that’s 400 parts per MILLION) — and just add more something-something-something to the problem???

It seems a lot like a self-defeating exercise in sheer stupidism for him to pursue this route, but perhaps I misunderstand his level of lack of comprehension and his need to feed his worthless ego. But then, anarchists have never made any sense of any kind, so….

Weekend is coming up. Temps overnight in my AO dropped to 37F. Winter will be a-comin’ in before long. Perhaps we could persuade Mr. Malm to set a fire that will keep us all warm and toasty over the winter? Something we could use to cook food, bake bread, make popcorn – that sort of thing. I would really like to know just how he might survive in a winter that is coming in rather rapidly (frost & freeze warnings just north of me this AM) with no heat resources available to him. Has he ever had to face a midwestern blizzard? Just askin’.

I made a pot of soup that I thought would be quite good, but it disagreed with me. I shall name it Malm Soup, and try a different recipe.

Okay, SARC OFF! This guy needs a very harsh dose of reality. A winter with no heat or food resources without his hunting in the woodlands might do him a world of good, but I doubt that he could take the punishment of the real world. It can be quite nasty when it wishes to do so.

You all have a good weekend, Enjoy whatever is in front of you, whether it’s a cat playing with a toy or leaves falling on a hiking path. And get pictures.

Steve Case
October 22, 2021 5:07 am

Andreas Malm, the new Karl Marx

fretslider
Reply to  Steve Case
October 22, 2021 5:30 am

Or Andreas Baader…

Teddy Lee
Reply to  fretslider
October 22, 2021 6:51 am

Or Groucho, without the humour

fretslider
Reply to  Teddy Lee
October 22, 2021 7:23 am

No, Groucho was the epitome of fun. An unperson.

Harpo was a white supremacist musician.

2hotel9
October 22, 2021 5:18 am

I am glad Andres Malm has come forward with this, it clearly shows we real human beings can use lethal force to defend ourselves. Good job, buddy.

Andy H
October 22, 2021 5:57 am

That isn’t going to work. Destroy the pipelines and they replace them. Burn cars and people just buy another. People don’t want what Malm wants. The only logical way forward for the eco-psychopaths is to get rid of the people. A fraction of a gram of Zyclon B would save hundreds of tons of CO2 emissions.

The final solution is where politicians will end up if his beliefs are spread to those in power.

Prjindigo
October 22, 2021 5:59 am

LUDDITES… Like I’ve called em for 2 decades.

ResourceGuy
October 22, 2021 6:08 am

Sorry, Uncle Joe is busy now with other mayhem.

China vows no concessions on Taiwan after Biden comments (yahoo.com)

Andrew Wilkins
October 22, 2021 6:30 am

Malm is a weapons grade prick.
And that’s me being polite.

October 22, 2021 6:49 am

The return of the Luddites. Smash the machine!
Or, build more efficient, more useful, more humanely tolerant machines.

Philo
Reply to  John Graves
October 22, 2021 7:41 am

Be careful, you’re much smarter than an luddite, such as Malm. Dunces like that would cheerfully stab themselves to death if given the means. Which gives us a clue. The stupid hypocrites just need someone to supply the equipment to destroy something and take themselves with it.

GaryD
October 22, 2021 6:56 am

CO2 emitting devices includes cars and trucks. (People too?)

James Bull
October 22, 2021 7:19 am

I know lets start with his stuff. I’m sure he’ll start to think differently if it’s his car, his heating, his electricity and his clothes that get the eco planet friendly treatment.

James Bull

ResourceGuy
October 22, 2021 7:23 am

Let’s see them try in China. We want some entertainment in action.

China Tears Up the Rule Book in the Race to Fix Its Energy Crisis (yahoo.com)

October 22, 2021 7:28 am

Luddites:
“The Luddites were a secret oath-based organisation[1] of English textile workers in the 19th century, a radical faction which destroyed textile machinery through protest.”

https://thatsreallypossible.com/news/1257/anti-technology-terrorism-an-upcoming-global-threat/

Editor
October 22, 2021 7:51 am

Yes, Terrorism is the Solution!

Private Terrorism or Governmental Terrorism, all the same.

Andy Pattullo
October 22, 2021 7:56 am

“How will Malm keep people from freezing to death in the winter or dying from heat exhaustion in summer after his followers have disabled power plants or the pipelines that supply them?”

Malm is clearly a coward who has no qualms about the end game which is, in fact, to destroy the lives of humans and depopulate the earth. This vision is shared by many of the radical environmental lobby and even voiced by some explicitly. Malm tries to pretend his sabotage strategy is harmless when he knows it is the opposite.

We need to understand that there are many people like this who truly want the destruction of human society. We should never be fooled by their alternate explanations of motivation or their intellectual mumbo jumbo arguments. There are causes and effects.

Energy system destruction will be the cause of human suffering and death. Paradoxically it will also lead to environmental degradation when 8 billion people try to survive without modern infrastructure. The outcome will be that every living protein source becomes food, every stick of vegetation fuel, every other human a competitor for resources and all human society will descend into constant conflict over the remaining scraps till the human population shrinks to medieval numbers living in destitute conditions. Then Malm and his ilk will be happy, or more likely long dead.

Paul Johnson
October 22, 2021 8:29 am

Malm and others advocate energy sabotage, but parents objecting to Critical Race Theory are the “domestic terrorists”?

ResourceGuy
October 22, 2021 8:33 am

Speaking of Damage and Destroy, this would be a great time for Russia to restrict oil sales to Europe and divert volume of oil and gas to China for extra storage there. A target price of $120 oil and new record highs for gas would be about right to sink the greens or at least get them to overplay their hand with even more wrong way bets in response. Do it before NH winter to make a point.

Richard Page
Reply to  ResourceGuy
October 22, 2021 3:42 pm

Putin will sell the gas to EU and fulfill the existing contracts as well as any new ones. He knows that this time next year they will need more – the year after that, still more and so on. He’s got a guaranteed market and future sales all tied up with a neat bow. Why on earth would he want to jeopardise that just to make a political point?

Felix
October 22, 2021 8:52 am

One of the most annoying phrases to me is “human rights, not property rights”, especially when used to justifying destroying or confiscating property.

Property is not a thing with rights; but the right to own and control your property is the most basic human right. You own yourself; you are your own property. Whether someone steals a chair you made, or threatens to kill your family if you do not make them a chair, is just two sides of the same coin: theft and slavery.

When criminals destroy property, they are stealing from all the people who invested their property (money and time) in making and using that property.

Zig Zag Wanderer
Reply to  Felix
October 22, 2021 12:33 pm

You will own nothing (the government will own everything).

You will be happy (or else).

ResourceGuy
October 22, 2021 9:28 am

Climate Tora Tora Tora!

Don’t forget the fuel depots, the ships at anchor, and the planes.

There will be a great awakening afterwards.

MarkW
October 22, 2021 9:40 am

Socialists in general, lack the ability to consider anything they do to be wrong.

Paul Penrose
October 22, 2021 9:43 am

To people like Malm, I say, bring it. But don’t be surprised if you receive (vigorous) push back from the people who’s lives you will be destroying.

Last edited 1 month ago by Paul Penrose
D Cage
October 22, 2021 9:44 am

So by that logic as a computer modeller who works to QA rules that reject climate science as having no validity I can freely sabotage any “green” installations. Here my training on local programmed mowers using a local version of GPS combined with my childhood hobby of building large model aircraft with two Kg load capacity and making very big bangs would be very useful. Most eco types seem to have the practical ability of a dense five year old so I would seriously recommend they keep well clear of this approach to their mindless religious cult.

Terry
October 22, 2021 12:31 pm

So any questions about whether global warming has become a religion? Suspect people like Malm will only be silenced by Islam’s takeover of Europe.

Lurker Pete.
October 23, 2021 1:26 am

Don’t we have laws against domestic terrorism? You can be sent to gaol for years just for owning/downloading the Anarchists cookbook, without even reading it! What’s different about this book?

Why do we even give these people the time of day?

October 23, 2021 1:29 am

Malm is employed by a state owned former old university founded in 1666. Since 1989, it has turned into a hard left tilted kindergarden for people who don’t want to grow up …

Toto
October 23, 2021 11:47 am

In the current election for Seattle City Attorney, we have a prime example.

On one hand, there is Nicole-Thomas Kennedy who proposes the decriminalization of misdemeanor crime, giving criminals an open season on Seattle residents and businesses.  

Her views are extreme, irrational, and destructive, stating that “property destruction is a moral imperative”, calling a violent rioter a “hero”, and thanking those that commit arson. In a tweet, she noted her “rabid hatred of police” and in other messages, she provided guidance on how to undermine the jury system. Her statements suggest profound irresponsibility.

Nicole Kennedy’s new plan is to have Seattle residents pay for damage done by criminals. Really poor idea.

https://washingtonmath.blogspot.com/2021/10/a-key-decision-for-seattle-voters.html

Ted
October 23, 2021 5:12 pm

Biden also praised the rioters working for his party. In the left’s view, it’s not ‘the ends justify the means’, it’s ‘the claimed intent justifies the means’.

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