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Top 10 Ways to Destroy All the Water on Earth

Human intervention has been responsible for polluting and emptying water resources at a criminal rate. I love looking at lists of our culture’s greatest achievements. I’m always astounded, for example, to read of the stupendous effort that went into building the Pyramids of Giza: At least 10,000 people worked for 30 years to erect giant […]

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Norris Thomlinson August 24th, 2016 Filed in Uncategorized No Responses

When I Dream of a Planet in Recovery

In the time after, the buffalo come home. At first only a few, shaking snow off their shoulders as they pass from mountain to plain. Big bulls sweep away snowpack from the soft grass beneath; big cows attend to and protect their young. The young themselves delight, like the young everywhere, in the newness of […]

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Norris Thomlinson March 12th, 2016 Filed in Uncategorized No Responses

Sustainable Development is a Lie

“Sustainable development” is a claim to virtue. The word “development” used in this sense is a lie. The word “develop” means “to grow,” “to progress,” “to become fuller, more advanced.” Some synonyms are “evolution, unfolding, maturation, ripeness,” and some antonyms are “deterioration, disintegration.” And here is a real usage example from a dictionary: “Drama reached […]

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Norris Thomlinson November 19th, 2015 Filed in Uncategorized No Responses

The Ecomodernist Manifesto is a program for genocide and ecocide

Robert Jay Lifton noted that before you can commit any mass atrocity, you must convince yourself and others that what you’re doing is not atrocious, but rather beneficial. You must have what he called a “claim to virtue”. Thus the Nazis weren’t, from their perspective, committing mass murder and genocide, but were ‘purifying the Aryan […]

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Norris Thomlinson November 10th, 2015 Filed in Uncategorized No Responses

Response to Oregon State University

This letter was originally published at Gender Detective, with the following introduction: A few months ago I was deplatformed from speaking at Oregon State University. The professors who deplatformed me said that it was because my speaking at the University could “hurt the feelings” of the students who identify as transgender. This is because I […]

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Norris Thomlinson August 18th, 2015 Filed in Uncategorized No Responses