[Marxism] How real is the eco-fascist threat? | Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Fri Aug 9 16:46:51 MDT 2019

In a manifesto that was posted to 8Chan just before he carried out his 
murderous attack on Walmart shoppers in El Paso, Patrick Crusius 
expressed “Green” values that are widespread on the left:

	The American lifestyle affords our citizens an incredible quality of 
life. However, our lifestyle is destroying the environment of our 
country. The decimation of the environment is creating a massive burden 
for future generations. Corporations are heading the destruction of our 
environment by shamelessly overharvesting resources. This has been a 
problem for decades. For example, this phenomenon is brilliantly 
portrayed in the decades old classic “The Lorax”.

Dr. Seuss wrote “The Lorax” in 1971 as a protest against corporate 
despoliation of the environment. The contrast between a racist mass 
murderer and a gentle children’s book could not be starker. It is no 
wonder that there have been multiple attempts to come to terms with his 

This is not the first amalgam of Green and Brown values from a neo-Nazi 
terrorist. On March 15, 2019, an Australian named Brenton Tarrant killed 
50 Muslims in a New Zealand mosque justifying his attack on the 
“replacement” theory that motivated Patrick Crusius. Crusius paid 
tribute to Tarrant in the first paragraph of his manifesto.


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