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EARTH DAY – Environmentalists’ Arrogance (video of Comedian George Carlin)

Posted by FactReal on April 22, 2010

Comedian George Carlin Took Down the Environmentalists
Great video. George Carlin exposed the arrogance and fallacy of the environmental leftists who ignore the facts and promote the pathetic idea that humans can dramatically affect the Earth. (Hat tip: Mark Levin/ Washington Examiner)
Transcript
CARLIN: “Let me tell you about endangered species, all right? Saving endangered species is just one more arrogant attempt by humans to control nature. It’s arrogant meddling. It’s what got us in trouble in the first place. Doesn’t anybody understand that? Interfering with nature. Over 90%, way over 90% of all the species that have ever lived on this planet, ever lived, are gone. They’re extinct. We didn’t kill them all. They just disappeared. That’s what nature does…They disappear…regardless of our behavior…We’re so self-important, so self-important.
Everybody is going to save something now. Save the trees, save the bees, save the whales, save those snails. And the greatest arrogance of all: ‘Save the Planet.’ What?…I’m tired of f***ing ‘Earth Day.’ I’m tired of these self-righteous environmentalists, these white bourgeois liberals who think the only thing wrong with this country is there aren’t enough bicycle paths…Besides, environmentalists don’t give a sh*t about the planet. They don’t care about the planet…You know what they are interested on? A clean place to live. Their own habitat… Narrow, unenlightened, self-interest do not impress me.”
CARLIN: “Besides, there is nothing wrong with the planet. Nothing wrong with the planet. The planet is fine. The people are (bleep) — difference, difference. The planet is fine. Compared to the people, the planet is doing great. It’s been here four and a half billion years. Did you ever think about the arithmetic? The planet has been here four and a half billion years…We’ve only been engaged in heavy industry for a little more than 200 years.
Two hundred years versus four and a half billion, and we have the conceit to think that somehow we’re a threat, that somehow we’re going to put in jeopardy this beautiful little blue-green ball that’s just a-floatin’ around the sun? The planet has been through a lot worse than us, been through all kinds of things worse than us, been through earthquakes, volcanoes, plate tectonics, continental drift, solar flares, sunspots, magnetic storms, the magnetic reversal of the poles, hundreds of thousands of years of bombardment by comets and asteroids and meteors, worldwide floods, tidal waves, worldwide fires, erosion, cosmic rays, recurring ice ages, and we think some plastic bags and some aluminum cans are going to make a difference? The planet isn’t going anywhere. We are! We’re going away…”

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