Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Bethesda Eco-terrorist Inspired by Gore

For those who just tuned in, a gunman smashed into the Bethesda, Maryland HQ of The Discovery Channel today, taking hostages en route. According to the website of Washington DC's all-news WTOP radio:
A man who railed against the Discovery Channel's environmental programming for years burst into the company's headquarters with at least one explosive device strapped to his body Wednesday and took three people hostage at gunpoint before police shot him to death, officials said. 
Must be another nutroots right wing freakazoid, right? WTOP's opening graf certainly implies that. 

In point of fact, however, according to fair and balanced Fox News, the gunman, James T. Lee, was a left-wing ecofreak:
...web postings show Lee was increasingly obsessed with civilization's "filth" and the problem of over-population, which he blamed on "parasitic human infants."

.... Lee had issued a list of demands in an online manifesto that criticized Discovery for what he saw as the channel's promotion of human birth and war coverage, and he called on the channel to devote programming to exposing evil deeds of man.
"Civilization must be exposed for the filth it is," the manifesto reads. "That, and all its disgusting religious-cultural roots and greed. Broadcast this message until the pollution in the planet is reversed and the human population goes down! This is your obligation. If you think it isn't, then get hell off the planet! Breathe Oil! It is the moral obligation of everyone living otherwise what good are they??"
According to Hot Air, infantile lefty bloggers figured out a way to blame average citizens right wing fanatics for Lee's crazed attack on Discovery:
Think Progress blames Lee’s madness partly on rhetoric from … groups opposed to illegal immigration. Even liberal Adam Serwer of the American Prospect is embarrassed by their post.
Nice try, but au contraire, dudes. Tried a couple of years back for an earlier incident at Discovery, Lee himself pledged his allegiance to...gasp...The Goracle:
Lee said he began working to save the planet after being laid off from his job in San Diego.

He said he was inspired by "Ishmael," a novel by environmentalist Daniel Quinn, and by former Vice President Al Gore's documentary "An Inconvenient Truth." 
Lee's demands and diatribes are perfectly in keeping with something I've warned about many times though few have taken me seriously. There are elements of the so-called ecology movement who want to stamp out the human race entirely, or at least starve it back to the stone age:
Simply consider what noted climatologists Al Gore and Melissa Etheridge are demanding that we do to combat their nutty conjectures about global warming. They want us to starve the productive sector of fossil fuel and allow the world's factories to grind to a halt. This means an end to material growth and a cataclysmic reduction in wealth.
BTW, several web posts, including Drudge, cite the Quinn-Gore reference, referring to an MSNBC video/text report. But that report appears to have been scrubbed of the Gore reference by the time I got to the post. Figures. Typical lefties, revising history on the fly. My reference above is taken from an AP report (surprise), courtesy of Breitbart. (Maybe by the time you catch it, this report, too, will have been scrubbed.)

BTW2: Let's see how the MSM tap-dances around this little violation of The Narrative.

UPDATE: Sleep easily tonight. The Maryland cops, er, eliminated the offending carbon unit himself late this afternoon, thus removing at least one pair of parasitic carbon footprints from the planet. Ultimately, no hostages were harmed, a happy ending for once.

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