A friend of mine died recently and left a long memo of his final thoughts. He was a wonderful friend. He always expected a big end-of-the-world to come because humans were such terrible environmentalists.
The relevance to my readers is that his long rant resembled in many ways the published works of the Unabomber and Anders Breivik.
I haven't written about the similarity of these two anonymous murderers. Both killed people they did not know. Both killed people whose presumed ideology they held in contempt. You may want to read each of their screeds ( Kaczynski the Unabomber, Breivik). I have. In a few cases, Breivik copied parts of Kaczynski.
My friend and the two anonymous murderers had a common core view. The world is morally wrong. Human beings are destroying a desirable world with their bad behavior.
The moral strength of these beliefs was strong enough to lead to dangerous personal action (not my friend who was a Lefty coward).
As I read each of these screeds I was impressed with the logical coherence and the serious effort to make a successful academic presentation.
That should tell you that good education, the Unabomber went to Harvard, is not a criterion for civilized behavior. In fact, what it does is makes the anonymous murderer feel more compelled to justify his or her behavior to the academic world.
A good academic background convinces its offspring that it, the academic world, is the moral judge of human beings.
Both murderers felt compelled to create a manifesto, really an ideology. The Unabomber was environmentally oriented, Breivik was both environmentally oriented and anti-muslim.
The impression I got from reading this material is that the modern environmental model is a glove of ideology that can effectively be used to justify murder especially mass murder.
The Sierra Club has often been hostile to immigrants, to new born children and recently to abundant cheap energy (natural gas). Each of these positions carried to their logical extreme justifies mass murder of immigrants, children and everybody who wants to live a productive life.
Environmentalism could one day be a mass murder movement. It is already getting a push in that direction.