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David Graber
Research biologist at the National Park Service.

Humans are a plague upon the earth.

“We are not interested in the utility of a particular species, or free-flowing river, or ecosystem, to mankind. They have intrinsic value — more value, to me — than another human body or a billion of them. Human happiness, and certainly human fecundity, are not as important as a wild and healthy planet. I know social scientists who remind me that people are part of nature, but it isn’t true. Somewhere along the line — at about a billion years ago and maybe half that — we quit the contract and became a cancer. We have become a plague upon ourselves and upon the earth. . . . Until such time as Homo sapiens should decide to rejoin nature, some of us can only hope for the right virus to come along.”

Source: This land Is Our Land, by Richard Pombo and Joseph Farah, 1996, page 98. Also: “Socialism's New Alias,” by Greg Nyquist, WorldNet, February 2001, page 17. Also: Environmental Overkill, by Dixy Lee Ray with Lou Guzzo, 1993, page 204.
Hardcopy: Copy of page 98 from This land Is Our Land. Also: Copy of page 204 from the Ray/Guzzo book.
Contributor: AIM.

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