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Originally posted by TacOps Security
Economic damage is often accomplished via acts of vandalism, ranging from breaking windows and gumming locks to setting fires and damaging equipment. Public education is typically achieved by means of anonymous press releases following acts of sabotage. Spray paint is also used to communicate messages and to claim responsibility at the site of sabotage.
2) To reveal and educate the public on the atrocities committed against the earth and all species that populate it; and 3) To take all necessary precautions against harming any animal, human and non-human.
Originally posted by kegs
If you're a large government agency or a multinational corporation, then they are of course a threat (for threat read opportunity, distraction, scapegoat) Action must be taken NOW!
For the average citizen, yes they should be feared. You should immediatly enact crippling nationwide legislation to counteract even the vauge possibilty of naughtiness by a group of frustrated spotty virgins that are as likely to kill you as the inadvisable amount of cottage cheese you added to your slim fast sandwich yesterday lunchtime.
[edit on 19-2-2005 by kegs]
Originally posted by TacOps Security
Wow...I dont mean to cause nationwide panic,
Originally posted by WyrdeOne
I think the only strategy when dealing with terrorists is this; find out what they want, if it makes sense and would be good for a lot of people, do it.
Originally posted by xmotex
I think of them as "wanna be" revolutionaries.
I find it hard to describe them as "terrorists" because they haven't "terrorized" anyone, just indulged in childish destruction of property.
Once they start blowing people up on subways or the like, then I'll consider them terrorists. Burning a bunch of SUV's is not terrorism, but vandalism. (The FBI's self-servingly overbroad defenition aside.)
Is it bad? Sure.
Is it "terrorism"? Where's the "terror" then?
I think there is much more to fear in terms of "terrorism" from far-right groups like the Aryan Nations and it's ilk, who unlike the eco-fanatics, have a proven track record of being willing to kill people.
[edit on 7/14/05 by xmotex]
Today, one of the most powerful religions in the Western World is environmentalism. Environmentalism seems to be the religion of choice for urban atheists. Why do I say it's a religion? Well, just look at the beliefs. If you look carefully, you see that environmentalism is in fact a perfect 21st century remapping of traditional Judeo-Christian beliefs and myths.
There's an initial Eden, a paradise, a state of grace and unity with nature, there's a fall from grace into a state of pollution as a result of eating from the tree of knowledge, and as a result of our actions there is a judgment day coming for us all. We are all energy sinners, doomed to die, unless we seek salvation, which is now called sustainability. Sustainability is salvation in the church of the environment. Just as organic food is its communion, that pesticide-free wafer that the right people with the right beliefs, imbibe.
Eden, the fall of man, the loss of grace, the coming doomsday---these are deeply held mythic structures. They are profoundly conservative beliefs. They may even be hard-wired in the brain, for all I know. I certainly don't want to talk anybody out of them, as I don't want to talk anybody out of a belief that Jesus Christ is the son of God who rose from the dead. But the reason I don't want to talk anybody out of these beliefs is that I know that I can't talk anybody out of them. These are not facts that can be argued. These are issues of faith.
And so it is, sadly, with environmentalism. Increasingly it seems facts aren't necessary, because the tenets of environmentalism are all about belief. It's about whether you are going to be a sinner, or saved. Whether you are going to be one of the people on the side of salvation, or on the side of doom. Whether you are going to be one of us, or one of them.
Am I exaggerating to make a point? I am afraid not. Because we know a lot more about the world than we did forty or fifty years ago. And what we know now is not so supportive of certain core environmental myths, yet the myths do not die.