Sunday, July 20, 2008

The environmentalist movement and Chinese totalitarianism

Did some of you catch this? From a recent Michael Gerson column in the Washington Post, discussing the whole global warming/environment issue:

"...a disturbing minority of the environmental movement seems to view an excess of human beings, not an excess of carbon emissions, as the world's main problem. In two recent settings, I have heard China's one-child policy praised as an answer to the environmental crisis -- a kind of totalitarianism involving coerced birth control or abortion. I have no objection to responsible family planning. But no movement will succeed with this argument: Because we in the West have emitted so much carbon, there needs to be fewer people who don't look like us."

Conservatives need to know that this is how some think. Be not silent...