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David Brower


Environment

“Loggers losing their jobs because of spotted owl legislation is, in my eyes, no different than people being out of work after the furnaces of Dachau shut down.”

Source: This Land is Our Land, by Richard Pombo and Joseph Farah, 1996, page 97
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Generating a sense of reasonableness.

“I founded Friends of the Earth to make the Sierra Club look reasonable. Then I founded the Earth Island Institute to make Friends of the Earth seem reasonable. Earth First! now makes us look reasonable. We’re still waiting for someone to come along and make Earth First! look reasonable.”

Source: Animal Rights -– The Inhumane Crusade, by Daniel T. Oliver, 1999, page 109.
Hardcopy: Copy of page 109 from Oliver's book.
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Equating the death of trees with the death of men.

“While the death of young men in war is unfortunate, it is no more serious than the touching of mountains and wilderness areas by humankind.”

Source: Environmental Overkill, by Dixy Lee Ray with Lou Guzzo, 1993, page 204.
Hardcopy: Copy of page 204 from Environmental Overkill.
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The government should control all births.

“Childbearing [should be) a punishable crime against society, unless the parents hold a government license. . . . All potential parents [should be] required to use contraceptive chemicals, the government issuing antidotes to citizens chosen for childbearing.”

Source: Trashing the Planet, by Dixy Lee Ray with Lou Guzzo, 1990, page 169.
Hardcopy: Copy of page 169 from Trashing the Planet.
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Loggers are bad people.

“Loggers losing their jobs because of spotted owl legislation is, in my eyes, no different than people being out of work after the furnaces of Dachau shut down.”

Source: This Land Is Our Land, by Richard Pombo and Joseph Farah, 1996, page 97.
Hardcopy: Copy of page 97 from This Land Is Our Land.
Contributor: AIM.

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