Environmentalists trivialize the Holocaust

Environmentalists have been minimizing, abusing, trivializing and even recruiting the Holocaust in their ideological agenda.

Giulio Meotti, | updated: 23:36

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The purest, the most idealistic, the most indomitable of the “planet's saviors”, the founder of “Extinction Rebellion” Roger Hallam, arrested a few months ago for trying to fly a drone over Heathrow airport to stop air traffic, is now in trouble.

In an interview with the German weekly Die Zeit, Hallam dismissed the idea that the Holocaust is an exceptional event, but “just another f***ery in human history”. Hallam was obviously overwhelmed by criticism.

But environmentalists have been minimizing, abusing, trivializing and even recruiting the Holocaust in their ideological agenda. There had already been a speech by Hallam at an event of the human rights organization Amnesty International in which the environmentalist compared Auschwitz to the climate crisis.

It was 1989 when then Senator from Tennessee, future vice president of the United States and “godfather” of apocalyptic environmentalism, Al Gore, wrote in the an article in  the New York Times on the “ecological Kristallnacht”:

“In 1939, as clouds of war gathered over Europe, many refused to recognize what was about to happen. No one could imagine a Holocaust, even after shattered glass had filled the streets on Kristallnacht. World leaders waffled and waited, hoping that Hitler was not what he seemed, that world war could be avoided.

"Later, when aerial photographs revealed death camps, many pretended not to see. Even now, many fail to acknowledge that our victory was not only over Nazism but also over dark forces deep within us. In 1989, clouds of a different sort signal an environmental holocaust without precedent. Once again, world leaders waffle, hoping the danger will dissipate. Yet today the evidence is as clear as the sounds of glass shattering in Berlin.”

Guest of the Trieste Next festival in Italy two weeks ago, the British oceanologist Peter Wadhams said that in the Arctic there is a “genocide”, the word coined by the Polish Jewish jurist Raphael Lemkin to indicate the extermination of the six million European Jews that then entered the international canon. Marina Silva, the Brazilian socialist face of the campaign to denounce the fires in the Amazon, said that it is an “environmental Holocaust”.

In a recent study by the University of College London, there is reference to a “CO2 genocide” for the colonization of the Americas by the European powers of the time. “The climate genocide is coming”, headlines New York Magazine. “Could climate change cause another Holocaust?”, New Republic asked. The cardinal of Myanmar, Charles Maung Bo, in a note to the Fides agency writes that “we are facing an ecological holocaust”. “Environmental genocide”, said Anglican archbishop John Sentamu. “Ecocide and genocide”, writes Vandana Shiva, neoconsultant of Italian Education Minister Lorenzo Fioramonti.

Funny that those who question global warming as presented by these hysterial ecologists are called “denialists”. These are the same people who abused the Holocaust for years, undermining not only the memory of the Jewish Holocaust, but also the credibility of the enviromental movement. Roger Hallam's mistake was in talking about the real Holocaust. If he had merely denounced the new green one, he would still be considered a benefactor.




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