An columnist in a prominent Australian newspaper calls for tattooing global warming deniers- you know, so we can keep track of them or something. Or we could just kill them.
Richard Glover writes in the Sydney Morning Herald:
Surely it’s time for climate-change deniers to have their opinions forcibly tattooed on their bodies.
Not necessarily on the forehead; I’m a reasonable man. Just something along their arm or across their chest so their grandchildren could say, ”Really? You were one of the ones who tried to stop the world doing something? And why exactly was that, granddad?”
Hey, tattooing the arms of enemies? Hmmm…doesn’t that ring some bells?
But the writer even admits that his suggestion is a little “Nazi creepy” but darn it he thinks global warming deniers might just deserve a tattoo or at least be forced to relocated from their home and left to die.
So how about they are forced to buy property on low-lying islands, the sort of property that will become worthless with a few more centimetres of ocean rise, so they are bankrupted by their own bloody-mindedness? Or what about their signed agreement to stand, in the year 2040, lashed to a pole at a certain point in the shallows off Manly? If they are right and the world is cooling – ”climate change stopped in the year 1998” is one of their more boneheaded beliefs – their mouths will be above water. If not …
You know, if I didn’t know any better I’d start wondering if wacko environmentalists didn’t love the Earth more than they like people.