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    Default Eco-fascism: What It Is, Why It’s Wrong, and How to Fight It

    Republicans in the United States have a long, treacherous history of climate science denial. That’s changing among younger generations of conservatives, who are more likely to see the climate crisis as a threat to our collective future. But some on the far right are adopting xenophobic, racist ideas about what’s causing climate change — ideas that are rooted in eco-fascism.

    Fascism can be defined in many different ways, but typically, the oppressive ideology has characteristics rooted in white identity and violence against marginalized people, such as Black and Brown people, immigrants, and those in the LGBTQ+ community.

    Vice describes eco-fascism as an ideology “which blames the demise of the environment on overpopulation, immigration, and over-industrialization, problems that followers think could be partly remedied through the mass murder of refugees in Western countries.”


    Teen Vogue talked to two experts — anti-racism educator and climate activist Hilary Moore and iconic progressive author Naomi Klein — to help you identify eco-fascist myths and how to call them out.

    “Very often, if you have somebody on the far right become an environmentalist, [their ideology] slots itself into a hypernationalist, white supremacist worldview, so it fuels the calls to harden borders at the softer end, [and] at the harder end, it can express itself through the idea that climate change is a divine purging,” Klein, author of The Shock Doctrine and This Changes Everything, told Teen Vogue. “[Eco-fascism] argues [climate change] is God’s will, that there are too many people anyway, so there’s going to be a great purge and perhaps that’s all for the best. It’s environmentalism through genocide.”

    While it’s true human consumption harms the environment, eco-fascists place the blame exclusively on the marginalized. Because consumerism produces massive amounts of garbage, eco-fascists incorrectly blame poor people (of color) for using plastic bags and other cheap, disposable products — often without pointing to the damage done by major polluting corporations, like those in the fossil fuel industry. The young man accused of killing 22 people in El Paso, Texas, last summer included eco-fascist ideas in his manifesto, revealing that his targeting of a Walmart frequented by Mexican immigrants wasn’t a coincidence. The young man accused of carrying out a horrific mass shooting at a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, last spring allegedly shared similar beliefs.

    “If you look at where there continues to be the highest levels of population growth, it’s the poorest parts of the world with the lowest carbon footprints,” Klein added. “But when [that conversation] immediately moves the discussion to overpopulation, we’re changing the subject from unsustainable overconsumption by the rich to the procreation habits of the poor, and that’s a very political decision.”

    https://www.teenvogue.com/story/what...cism-explainer


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    Teen Vogue ffs, you've finally lost the plot Kenny!
    As Gustave Le Bo lamented: “The masses have never thirsted after truth. They turn aside from evidence that is not to their taste, preferring to deify error, if error seduces them. Whoever can supply them with illusions is easily their master; whoever attempts to destroy their illusions is always their victim.”

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    Teen Vogue ffs, you've finally lost the plot Kenny!
    Is this better site better asshole?

    Eco-fascism: The greenwashing of the far right

    https://www.dw.com/en/what-is-eco-fa...ter/a-61867605

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    Quote Originally Posted by signalmankenneth View Post
    Is this better site better asshole?

    Eco-fascism: The greenwashing of the far right

    https://www.dw.com/en/what-is-eco-fa...ter/a-61867605
    Enjoy your empty cupboards and refrigerator, fucktard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by signalmankenneth View Post
    Is this better site better asshole?

    Eco-fascism: The greenwashing of the far right

    https://www.dw.com/en/what-is-eco-fa...ter/a-61867605
    Not in the least, Deutsche Welle is at the forefront of climate alarmism. This has resulted in the Germans playing into Putin's arms regarding dependence on Russian gas. They were also strong Merkel supporters who supported the disastrous Energiewende and the huge mistakes that ensured from that policy. Only total fools would willingly destroy the strongest and most stable power grid in Europe by closing nuclear power stations and attempting to rely on unreliables like wind and solar.
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    As Gustave Le Bo lamented: “The masses have never thirsted after truth. They turn aside from evidence that is not to their taste, preferring to deify error, if error seduces them. Whoever can supply them with illusions is easily their master; whoever attempts to destroy their illusions is always their victim.”

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    we've been fighting the eco-fascists for thirty years......we called them tree huggers back then........they've also been known as enviro-whackos......remember when they told us if we didn't stop using gasoline that Miami would be underwater by 2000?......we've discovered the best way to fight them is with facts.......they hate facts.....
    Isaiah 6:5
    “Woe to me!” I cried. “I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the Lord Almighty.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Dillon View Post
    Enjoy your empty cupboards and refrigerator, fucktard.
    don't worry about Tom's groan.......he frequently accidentally groans posts he intended to thank......
    Isaiah 6:5
    “Woe to me!” I cried. “I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the Lord Almighty.”

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