|Kaczinsky: 'I'm a putz compared to|
the Sierra Club, the Environmental Defense Fund, the Population Council, etc'
(Dissociated Press) Convicted unabomber Ted Kaczynski complained today to the Heartland Institute about the libertarian organization's billboard campaign that links the environmentalist serial killer to global warming alarmism.
From Kaczynski's press release:
'I take strong exception to being linked to radical greenie organizations who peddle global warming alarmism and a whole host of anti-human ideologies, such as the Sierra Club, the Environmental Defense Fund, and the Population Council.
I may be a serial killer, but I've never perpetrated crimes against humanity.
I never banned DDT and then stood by congratulating myself while malaria resumed killing a million people each year (40 million people to date and counting) in developing countries. I never advocated programs that sterilized millions of people against their will and or programs that led to tens of millions of forced abortions or programs that caused the selective abortion, infanticide and abandonment of tens of millions of infant girls-- a modern female genocide. I've never used fake climate science scares to try to shut down world economic development and consign billions of people in developing countries to poverty and starvation in order to peddle a socialist hoax designed to enrich a small group of scientists, ideologues, and speculators.
I may be a killer, but don't lump me in with these bastards.'
Kaczynski provided a comparison between his killing and killing facilitated by mainstream environmental organizations:
Killed-- 3 people, injured/maimed-- 23 people.
Mainstream Environmental Organizations (Sierra Club, Environmental Defense Fund, Population Council):
Killed-- at least 40 million malaria victims (mostly impoverished women and children) since 1972, who were deprived by environmentalists of the most effective pesticide (DDT) against mosquitos that spread malaria.
Killed-- tens of millions of newborn girls in the womb by sex-selective abortion in China, India.
Killed-- tens of millions of newborn girls murdered after birth in China, India.
Killed-- countless thousands killed by botched involuntary sterilizations in China, India, and Peru.
Maimed-- tens of millions of women subjected to forced abortions/sterilizations under One-Child Policy in China
Abandoned-- millions of baby girls discarded in male-preference societies in which births are limited by law in China, India.
The Heartland Institute apologized to Mr. Kaczynski, stating that it never meant to compare the serial killer to the mainstream environmental movement. 'We know that Mr. Kaczynski has never advocated letting tens of millions of people die of malaria just to establish his environmentalist bona fides and advance his lucrative non-profit and he never collaborated with crimes against humanity by hawking forced abortions, sterilizations, and infanticide in China and India. We know the difference between Mr. Kaczynski and the mainstream environmentalist movement-- we know the difference between murder and genocide', officials at the Heartland Institute said.
The Institute also pointed out that Mr. Kaczynski, unlike global warming alarmists, has never peddled junk science in an effort to gain personal power and enrichment. He has never committed scientific fraud nor has he rigged peer review nor admitted to manipulating data to hide temperature decline nor fraudulently made historical warming periods disappear nor violated Freedom of Information Act laws.
The Institute pointed out that it didn't mean to insult Mr. Kaczynski, and acknowledged that comparing Kaczynski to mainstream environmental organizations was 'way over the top'.
Kaczynsky has retained counsel, and has indicated that he may sue for defamation.