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Green: The Color of Stupidity

Posted on | February 18, 2013 | 12 Comments

Andy at AOSHQ calls attention to an amusing episode of environmentalist stupidity: About 5,000 people showed up in D.C. for a protest against the Keystone XL pipeline. The free-market group Center for Industrial Progress attended in a counter-protest capacity, but the environmentalists were too stupid to get it:

We wore shirts with the equation “Anti-Fossil + Anti-Nuclear = Pro-Blackout.” While we were preparing, at least a dozen protestors unthinkingly tried to buy the shirts condemning their position. . . .
The mindlessness of the protest was highlighted by the typical response to a series of questions we asked. 1) “Are you anti-fossil fuel?” “Yes!” 2) “Are you anti-nuclear?” “Yes”! 3) “Are you pro-blackout?” “Yes!” . . .

Bebel said anti-Semitism is the socialism of fools. Environmentalism is the socialism of people too stupid even for anti-Semitism.



  • JeffS

    I’ve long advocated dumping greenies and envirotards into the Yukon during spring, with the clothes on their backs, a pocket knife, some matches, and a day or two of food. With a compass for 1 person in 5, and the suggestion to head south before winter hits. Anyone who makes it back to civilization can re-join us, but they won’t be eligible vote until age 60.

    That’ll larn ’em.

  • JeffWeimer

    ISWYDT. Nice FMJRA, Stacy.

  • Bill

    I as wondering why the temperature dropped in he DC metro area this weekend. Global warming protests!

  • Steve Skubinna

    Don’t chalk it up to stupidity. They ARE pro-blackout. Also pro massive die off. Pro mandatory abortion. Pro forced sterilization.

    It’s not too early to pick out your ice floe for retirement, citizen!

  • Christy Waters

    As the great comedian, Stan Laurel once said, “You can lead a horse to water, but a pencil must be lead.” And this clip is completely put into context when you consider that this clown’s got the intelligence of a pencil… never mind the fact that he’s barely old enough to grow any hair on that lip. BTW, how many trees are killed every year by pencil manufacturers?? EVIL EARTH KILLERS!!

  • Adjoran

    I noticed the media coverage only included photos from within the crowd, which always makes it seem bigger. 5000 explains that – an aerial shot or picture from atop a nearby building would show that 5000 isn’t so many on the Mall. On a nice day that many probably have lunch at or around it.

  • Finrod Felagund

    A fun tactic to deal with this kind of crowd is to go around with a petition board and a cameraman and get as many as possible to sign onto a petition banning dihydrogen monoxide.

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  • jsn2

    They were trained to be stupid by our public shool teachers.

  • Bob Belvedere

    Don’t forget the complicity of their parents.

  • K-Bob

    In over the transom:

    The only reason I’m an environmentalist is because A) You don’t have to learn any science, you just get to act like you “know” science. and B) You get to laugh at everyone else and say they are afraid of or don’t believe in science.

    — Van Jones