Eco Fascism

There is a close historical connection between the anti technology, 'deep green' branch of Green politics and the Third Reich. The modern green movement started in Germany and green politics is more popular there than anywhere else. Today's environmentalists don't advocate racism/ eugenics or the military expansionism of the Nazi government, however both of those policies grew out of the radical nazi environmental ideology. Ecofascism is an ultra conservative, right wing philosophy which advocates a return to a pre industrial, agrarian civilisation. The Nazi party had variations and varying strenght of views. It's main supporters were Himmler, Hesse, Darre and
Nazi philosopher Karl Haushofer.

"We recognize that separating humanity from nature, from the whole of life, leads to humankind’s own destruction and to the death of nations. Only through a re-integration of humanity into the whole of nature can our people be made stronger. That is the fundamental point of the biological tasks of our age. Humankind alone is no longer the focus of thought, but rather life as a whole . . . This striving toward connectedness with the totality of life, with nature itself, a nature into which we are born, this is the deepest meaning and the true essence of National Socialist thought."

Ernst Lehmann, Biologischer Wille. Wege und Ziele biologischer Arbeit im neuen Reich, München, 1934

Environmentalism was more central to nazi ideology than race. In fact the racial segregation ideology came from the pagan 'blood and soil' emphasis on the local so beloved of the modern green movement. Both are based on a romantic view of pre industrial pagan tribal cultures and their supposed oneness with the natural world . The reality is that they were extremely cruel and brutal societies who practised human sacrifice and worse.

The anti-capitalism of the nazis is reflected in the modern environmental movement. It is generally assumed today that anti free market politics is left wing. However, the nazis were extremely anti capitalist but on the political right. They believed capitalism was a Jewish plot to enslave the Aryan race. The modern Green Party in Germany is positioned right of centre and its voters would in the main have otherwise voted for right wing parties. It is also true however that many Green activists have left wing backgrounds but they share the fundamental principle of the control of capitalism by the state.

The fundamental issue at stake under consideration here isn't right vs left but whether the world should push forward to a technologically advanced future or return as the nazis planned, to a more primitive existence. Rolling back the evolutionary clock one hundred years would see the return of privilige for an elite few and the re-emergence of subsistence poverty for those at the bottom.

The purpose of this page is not to suggest that modern environmentalists are nazis or fascists, not even to loosely accuse them of being control freaks or anything similar. However they share with the Third Reich an agenda to roll back the industrialised world and a return to a cleaner, less polluting society. Not by advances in technology but by increasing the cost of consumption (taxation and more expensive fuel) and removing modern comforts of the poorest individuals. Comforts like home heating, car travel, foreign holidays and indeed anything that it is deemed to damage the environment. It is almost universally true that those who promote these ideas have a level of income that means their lifestyles will be unaffected by such changes. A look at the aristocrats page will reveal that the prominent individuals are very often upper class.

Below are a number of articles showing the connection between right wing, particularly Nazi politics and environmentalism.

Nazi Philosophy

This short BBC clip refers to the Nazi's obsession with the environment and natural purity. They believed nature was better in the past. They tried to de-evolve cattle and searched for the origins of the Aryan race in Tibet.

'Nazi' cattle being bred in UK

A Devon farmer has succeeded in introducing a breed of cattle that has not been seen in the UK for over 4,000 years. During the Second World War, the Heck cow was a symbol of Nazi ambitions to rule the world.

Himmler justifies the invasion of Poland

In December 1942, Himmler released a decree "On the Treatment of the Land in the Eastern Territories," referring to the newly annexed portions of Poland. It read in part:

The peasant of our racial stock has always carefully endeavored to increase the natural powers of the soil, plants, and animals, and to preserve the balance of the whole of nature. For him, respect for divine creation is the measure of all culture. If, therefore, the new Lebensräume (living spaces) are to become a homeland for our settlers, the planned arrangement of the landscape to keep it close to nature is a decisive prerequisite. It is one of the bases for fortifying the German Volk.

Quoted in Heinz Haushofer, Ideengeschichte der Agrarwirtschaft und Agrarpolitik im deutschen Sprachgebiet, Band II, München, 1958, p. 266.


Policing the national body: sex, race, and criminalization  By Jael Silliman, Anannya Bhattacharjee, Angela Yvonne Davis


One of the most central "doctrines" or pseudo-doctrines to the Nazi Belief System was that of "Blood and Soil" or Blut und Boden. "Blood & Soil" was the foundational concept for other concepts such as "Lebensraum and was rooted in occultic philosophies prevalent in German mysticism and Ancient legend, which posited that German Racial Identity, was essentially tied literally and metaphorically to the land. In the beginning of the reign of the Third Reich, the concept of "Blut und Boden" was euphemized with a'back to the land' , back-to-basics approach of bringing back the historical lifestyle of a Prussian people; a history tied in farming and rural values. The concept however was far greater than the 'back to farming ' and country life mentality which was couched in terms of patriotism and nationalism: the concept of the bloodlines of Germany being integrally tied to the soil or land necessitated a German people on a German land, with all others as intruders.

He goes on to note that even within the Nazi regime, there were differences of opinion about the meaning of Lebensraum, citing Rainer Zitelmann, who distinguishes between the near-mystical fascination with a return to an idyllic agrarian society (for which land was a necessity) as advocated by Darré and Himmler, and an industrial state, envisioned by Hitler, which would be reliant on raw materials and forced labor.

Heidegger's answers to some questions are evasive. For example, when he talks about a "national and social approach" of national socialism, he links this to Friedrich Naumann. According to Thomas Sheehan, Naumann had the "vision of a strong nationalism and a militantly anticommunist socialism, combined under a charismatic leader who would fashion a middle-European empire that preserved the spirit and tradition of pre-industrial Germany even as it appropriated, in moderation, the gains of modern technology.

Environmentalism is Fascism

Anna Bramwell. 1985. Blood and Soil: Richard Walther Darré and Hitler's 'Green Party'. Abbotsbrook, England: The Kensal Press. ISBN 0-946041-33-4


Fascist Ecology: The "Green Wing" of the Nazi Party and its Historical Antecedents

A study of the membership rolls of several mainstream Weimar era Naturschutz (nature protection) organizations revealed that by 1939, fully 60 percent of these conservationists had joined the NSDAP (compared to about 10 percent of adult men and 25 percent of teachers and lawyers).35 Clearly the affinities between environmentalism and National Socialism ran deep.

"When people attempt to rebel against the iron logic of nature, they come into conflict with the very same principles to which they owe their existence as human beings. Their actions against nature must lead to their own downfall." - Adolf Hitler

Himmler even established experimental organic farms to grow herbs for SS medicinal purposes. And Hitler, at times, could sound like a veritable Green utopian, discussing authoritatively and in detail various renewable energy sources (including environmentally appropriate hydropower and producing natural gas from sludge) as alternatives to coal, and declaring "water, winds and tides" as the energy path of the future

Darré declared: "The concept of Blood and Soil gives us the moral right to take back as much land in the East as is necessary to establish a harmony between the body of our Volk and the geopolitical space

An inveterate nature lover as well as a devout Steinerite, Hess insisted on a strictly biodynamic diet -- not even Hitler's rigorous vegetarian standards were good enough for him -- and accepted only homeopathic medicines. It was Hess who introduced Darré to Hitler, thus securing the "green wing" its first power base. He was an even more tenacious proponent of organic farming than Darré,

To explain the destruction of the countryside and environmental damage, without questioning the German people's bond to nature, could only be done by not analysing environmental damage in a societal context and by refusing to understand them as an expression of conflicting social interests. Had this been done, it would have led to criticism of National Socialism itself since that was not immune to such forces. One solution was to associate such environmental problems with the destructive influence of other races. National Socialism could then be seen to strive for the elimination of other races in order to allow the German people's innate understanding and feeling of nature to assert itself, hence securing a harmonic life close to nature for the future.


Hitler, at times, could sound like a veritable Green utopian, discussing authoritatively and in detail various renewable energy sources (including environmentally appropriate hydropower and producing natural gas from sludge) as alternatives to coal, and declaring "water, winds and tides" as the energy path of the future.

'Ecology' and the Modernization of Fascism in the German Ultra-right


"As our mother earth is a mere speck in the sunbeam in the illimitable universe, so man himself is but a tiny grain of protoplasm in the perishable framework of organic nature. [This] clearly indicates the true place of man in nature, but it dissipates the prevalent illusion of man's supreme importance and the arrogance with which he sets himself apart from the illimitable universe and exalts himself to the position of its most valuable element." -- Ernst Haeckel, Father of German Ecology

Source: Ernst Haeckel, The Riddle of the Universe (New York: Harper, 1900), pp. 14-15.

"Man is not above nature, but in nature." -- Ernst Haeckel, Father of German Ecology

Source: Ernst Haeckel, The Evolution of Man. 2 vols. (New York: Appleton, 1903), vol. II, p. 456.

"Man must not fall into the error of thinking that he was ever meant to become lord and master of Nature. A lopsided education has helped to encourage that illusion. Man must realize that a fundamental law of necessity reigns throughout the whole realm of Nature and that his existence is subject to the law of eternal struggle and strife. He will then feel that there cannot be a separate law for mankind in a world in which planets and suns follow their orbits, where moons and planets trace their destined paths, where the strong are always the masters of the weak and where those subject to such laws must obey them or be destroyed. Man must also submit to the eternal principles of this supreme wisdom. He may try to understand them but he can never free himself from their sway." -- Adolf Hitler


Hitler’s Green Killing Machine

By Mark Musser  |  February 15, 2010

Historians have either overlooked or forgotten that sweeping Nazi environmental laws, all signed by Hitler and considered to be his pet projects, preceded the racially charged Nuremberg Laws, reflecting the fact that Nazi racism was rooted in ecology.

The shocking climax of the infamous 1940 Nazi documentary film entitled “The Eternal Jew” stunningly reveals a strong green rationalization based on animal rights for the looming destruction of the Jews. According to Nazi ideology, the so-called “eternal Jew” is the transcendent Jew who tries to live above Nature through economics and capitalism in the west, or through politics and communism in the east. 

In Mein Kampf, Hitler specifically called this process the pacification of Nature. According to Hitler, the Jews try to pacify or tame Nature through international commerce and capitalism on the one hand, or by stressing universal political values like communistic equality on the other hand, both of which rebel against the stern rigid laws of Nature which cannot be overcome. German zoologist Ernst Haeckel, the racist Darwinist who coined the term ‘ecology’ in 1866, posited that the Jewish transcendent view of man over nature made them resistant to evolutionary biological change, and hence the Jews had become a lesser race. While Hitler eschewed some of Haeckel’s political views, he heartily agreed with this particular belief.

To the Nazis, the Jews had become a wandering and threatening invasive species because of their steadfastness to universal transcendent values in opposition to the Social Darwinian evolutionary laws of Nature. They were ‘eternal’ vagabonds, uprooted from Nature and destructive to local national populations with alien economic practices and politics. Hence, Nazi ideologues complained both about the “un-German spirit of commerce” and the “liberal-Marxist rationalism” that alienated German culture from Nature-all as a crisis instigated by the Jews. In fact, the Nazis actually believed that the sick modern world of both international capitalism and communism, led by Jews and spread by Christianity, was entirely disobedient to Nature. 

While the west largely became Judaized through Capitalism, it did not go unnoticed by the Nazis that its twin sister, the liberal social gospel, coincided with the rise of Jewish Marxism. Both of these corrupting influences had since become an epidemic that was threatening the very survival of the German Aryan blood, the true original natives of Europe. Hitler actually dreaded the Jewish forces of anti-Nature. In his own mind, he was defending German Aryan culture against the weakness of western civilization brought on by the autonomous Judeo-Christian beliefs and practices over the natural world. 

Many Nazis, including the Fuhrer himself, believed that the industrial age along with its emphasis upon commercialism, city life, international trade and finance were corrupting the biological substance of the German people. The Nazis thus had an extreme literal reading of Nature which would spell absolute disaster for the Jews in particular precisely because they allegedly lived by a false, “eternal,” or transcendent ethos, far above the natural world and her “scientific” evolutionary natural laws of racism. 

Seen in this light through a green prism, the Nazi propaganda film “The Eternal Jew” becomes much more intelligible. The hour-long documentary keeps a steady pace throughout going from one anti-Semitic line of reasoning to the next. The Jews do not possess romantic countryside hard working rural values. Nor do they produce anything of real value. All they do is buy and sell goods in markets produced by the native populations which artificially places them on top of the financial chain. Jews are much more at home bartering and selling on dirty city streets than they are in performing hardy and healthy outdoor labor tasks.  Their capitalistic international trade is comparable to a massive infestation of rats characterized like invasive species overwhelming Germany and spreading disease everywhere they go.


Green Nazis

Neither did they apprehend that the sweeping Nazi environmental laws of 1933-35 were an implicit Anti-Semitic precursor for the racially charged Nuremberg laws. Together, they would both specifically target Jewish internationalism, whether coming from the capitalistic west or the communistic east, as being unnatural and alien, i.e., not indigenous to Germany..
"Neither did they apprehend that the sweeping Nazi environmental laws of 1933-35 were an implicit Anti-Semitic precursor for the racially charged Nuremberg laws"
One of the most embarrassing environmental facts of the 1930’s was that between 60-70% of the German greens were Nazi Party members, compared to only 10% of the population at large. In fact, German greens even outperformed medical doctors and teachers, with Nazi foresters and veterinarians leading the charge.



Though the German greens predated the Nazis by well over 100 years, with the advent of the Nazi Party, their previous Romanticism was transformed into something far more sinister because of its ties to a strong totalitarian state, where, for the first time, they became political players at the federal level. While environmental historians are quick to point out that the Four Year Plan’s great battle for production later compromised the new conservation laws, the fact of the matter is that the idea of a political totalitarian environmentalism was born in the Third Reich. Indeed, the 1935 Reich Nature Protection Act trumpeted the slogan, “it shall be the whole landscape.” Green historians may debate on how effective this totalitarian conservation law was, but nonetheless, here is seen the birth of environmental impact statements and the like. In Nazi Germany, private property could even be seized without compensation for the sake of environmental concerns. As such, what was unique about Nazi environmentalism was not in its setting aside of nature reserves ala Teddy Roosevelt, but in its willingness to regulate already developed properties for the sake of the environment. This was a line that Teddy Roosevelt and Gifford Pinchot did not cross. The green Nazis, however, crossed the Rubicon. . "Like Tucholsky before him, he thus astutely recognized the dark shade of green that characterized Hitler and the Nazis of the 1930’s"

Nazi economics

In place of ordinary profit incentive to guide the economy, investment was guided through regulation to accord to the needs of the State. The profit incentive for business owners was retained, though greatly modified through various profit-fixing schemes: Fixing of profits, not their suppression, was the official policy of the Nazi party. However the function of profit in automatically guiding allocation of investment and unconsciously directing the course of the economy was replaced with economic planning by Nazi government agencies. Government financing eventually came to dominate the investment process, which the proportion of private securities issued falling from over half of the total in 1933 and 1934 to approximately 10 percent in 1935–1938. Heavy taxes on business profits limited self-financing of firms. The largest firms were mostly exempt from taxes on profits, however government control of these were extensive enough to leave only the shell of private ownership.


Nazi Mysticism / Paganism

The mystical romanticism of the nazis is illustrated by their fascination with Theosophy, the grail legend, their close connection with the Thule Society and the fact that Himmler believed he was the reinarnation of an early German king, taking over a castle where he convened in an Arthurian fashion with twelve SS knights seated at a round table.

Central to Nazism was a pre Christian nature centred paganism

Nazism and the myth of the "master-race"

The centre of this new order of knights, an "aristocracy of soul and blood", was the Wewelsburg castle. This was Himmler's Camelot, with SS commanders cast as the Knights of the Round Table. Rooms were dedicated to figures of Nordic history and mythology like King Arthur. Himmler's room was dedicated to King Heinrich I, founder of the first German Reich (empire). Himmler believed himself to be the reincarnation of Heinrich. Another room was set aside to house the Holy Grail, which was to be searched for all over the world.



To this end, Himmler set out to re-establish an ancient Aryan religion within Germany in opposition to Christianity, as a basis for Nazi ideology. Himmler maintained that many sacred symbols had been stolen from a more ancient Aryan religion and set out to restore them. One such symbol was the Holy Grail. One leading academic recruited to the Nazi cause was Otto Rahn, the leading German authority on the Holy Grail. He was brought into the SS to lead the search for it the world over.

THE NAZI NECROMANCER? - The Magical World of Heinrich Himmler

by Liam Rogers
(Published at Lughnasa 2000)

Thule Society

It is also worth remembering that Hitler used theosophist Madame Blavatsky's Secret doctrine as the basis for his Aryan mysticism and racist theories. The New Age movement is based largely on the work of fellow theosphist Alice Bailey . Her organisation the Lucis Trust has a privilged position at the UN.



The new wave of ecofascism

"I have a feeling," Lovelock said, "that climate change may be an issue as severe as a war. It may be necessary to put democracy on hold for a while." His words may be disturbing, but other ecologists have gone much further.

Take for example Pentti Linkola, a Finnish fisherman and ecological philosopher. Whereas Lovelock puts his faith in advanced technology, Linkola proposes a turn to fascistic primitivism. Their only point of agreement is on the need to suspend democracy. Linkola has built an environmentalist following by calling for an authoritarian, ecological regime that ruthlessly suppresses consumers. Largely unknown outside of Finland until the first English translation of his work was published last year, Linkola represents environmentalism pushed to its totalitarian extreme. "An ecocatastrophe is taking place on earth," he writes concluding several pages later that "discipline, prohibition, enforcement and oppression" are the only solution.

Linkola has a cunning ability to blend reasonable ecological precepts with shocking authoritarian solutions. His bold political programme includes ending the freedom to procreate, abolishing fossil fuels, revoking all international trade agreements, banning air traffic, demolishing the suburbs, and reforesting parking lots. As for those "most responsible for the present economic growth and competition", Linkola explains that they will be sent to the mountains for "re-education" in eco-gulags: "the sole glimmer of hope," he declares, "lies in a centralised government and the tireless control of citizens."

James Hansen recently endorsed an extreme eco fascist book by Keith Farnish calling for the destruction of industrial civilisation

Farnish writes

The only way to prevent global ecological collapse and thus ensure the survival of humanity is to rid the world of Industrial Civilization


Unloading essentially means the removal of an existing burden: for instance, removing grazing domesticated animals, razing cities to the ground, blowing up dams and switching off the greenhouse gas emissions machine. The process of ecological unloading is an accumulation of many of the things I have already explained in this chapter, along with an (almost certainly necessary) element of sabotage.



Keith Farnish has it right: time has practically run out, and the 'system' is the problem. Governments are under the thumb of fossil fuel special interests - they will not look after our and the planet's well-being until we force them to do so, and that is going to require enormous effort. --Professor James Hansen, GISS, NASA

Time To Terminate Western Civilization Before It Terminates Us

By Guy R. McPherson - professor emeritus at the University of Arizona - 18 August, 2010

Get over it. This war has two sides, finally. This revolution needs to be powerful and fun, and we cannot afford to lose. We cannot even afford to worry about seeking credibility from those who would have us are having us murder every remaining aspect of the living planet on which we depend for our survival.

Credibility? Respectability? It’s time to stop playing by the rules of the destroyers. We need witnesses and warriors, and we need them now. It’s time to terminate western civilization before it terminates us.

Guardian comment by Michael K. Dorsey

Everyone should stay vigilant and keep their danger sniffers on full alert when the likes of those high on the Dark Mountain and others associated with "deep ecological" tendencies get on about "crises" of "humanity." Sadly, we have a great deal of evidence now, that such 'dark' tendencies have been built upon a legacy of misanthropic meandering, petty eco-fascism and immigrant bashing-- souped up in talk of waywardness from the "myth[s] of human centrality"--by the likes of Teddy Goldsmith, the gaggle of old Ecologist sods, inter alia, some of whom helped precipitate the Cornerhouse.

Dr. M. K. Dorsey is a professor in Dartmouth College’s Environmental Studies Program and the Director of the College’s Climate Justice Research Project.

Here is something all right-thinking liberals can agree on. Saving the planet is good; manipulating humanity through eugenics is bad. The trouble is that these two ethical opposites come together when we talk about population control as a means of protecting the environment.

Most of us breed. And those of us who do have one ecological footprint in common: our offspring. Me included. So all greens have to ask: is having babies bad for the planet?

Fair enough. But there is another question that I find increasingly being asked. Should we be trying to stop others having babies, especially people in poor countries with fast-growing populations?

I must say I thought this kind of illiberal thinking had been banished from the environmental movement. But it keeps seeping back. When I give public talks on climate change, I am often asked if all the efforts in the rich world won't be wiped out by rising populations in the poor world.

Isn't overpopulation more dangerous than overconsumption? I say no. But the unpalatable truth is that a lot of environmental thinking over the past half century has been underpinned by an unhealthy preoccupation with the breeding propensity of Asians and Africans.

They were, it was often held, polluting the human gene pool as well as the planet. Such thinking was not fringe: it involved some of the great names of the environment movement.

So the American academic Garrett Hardin said in his classic and still-revered environment text Tragedy of the Commonsin 1968, "Freedom to breed will bring ruin to all." It must be "relinquished to preserve and nurture other and more precious freedoms." Lest we have any doubt who should do the relinquishing, he wrote elsewhere about how college students should have more children than those with low IQs.

Or take Paul Ehrlich, author of The Population Bomb from the same era. That book said the world could no longer feed itself and called for population control "by compulsion if voluntary methods fail."

Meanwhile the British book Blueprint for Survival, published by The Ecologist magazine, sided with the demagogue-of-the-day Enoch Powell in calling for "an end to immigration". Far from being ostracised as a right-wing tract, its recipe was supported by Friends of the Earth and Peter Scott, the TV wildlife king and founder of the World Wildlife Fund.

And this is not ancient history. Only recently, US groups opposed to all migration tried to get their policies adopted by the blue-chip environment group, the Sierra Club. To many they sounded like a fringe group. Actually they were an echo of the earlier mainstream.

And the echo is becoming louder. We hear it in the climate change debate. No matter that the average European or North American has carbon emissions 10 times greater than the average Indian or African, somehow it is those pesky breeding foreigners who are really to blame.

And now food shortages are growing and we will get more. Ehrlich, we are bound to be told, was right after all. You have been warned: green fascism could soon be on the march.

Fred Pearce, New Scientist senior environment consultant

Edward Goldsmith

Millionaire Goldsmith supports the left and the extreme right

All over Europe New Right ideologists are seeking contact with left-wing activists to build together a movement against, for instance, the destruction of nature or against "globalisation". (1) In this way the extreme right also hopes to become accepted again. The British ecologist Edward Goldsmith supports them in this endeavour. He sponsors and works together with dozens of progressive organisations and is one of the driving forces behind the international campaign-networks against "free trade". At the same time he is becoming a more important factor within the extreme right.

Black Shirts in Green Trousers

By George Monbiot, April 30, 2002

The far right is moving in, and greens and globalisation campaigners must do more to shut it out.

The BNP is not the only force on the far right which now describes itself as “the true green party”. Similar claims have been made by members of Le Pen’s Front National, by the Vlaams Blok in Belgium and, in Britain, by a tiny offshoot of the National Front which calls itself Third Way. This is the group which most clearly articulates the way in which the politics of the hard right are shifting.

The previous editorial team split with its founder Teddy Goldsmith after he addressed a meeting of the hard right Groupement de Recherche et d’Etudes pour la Civilisation Europeene. Goldsmith, whose politics are a curious mixture of radical and reactionary, has advocated the enforced separation of Tutsis and Hutus in Rwanda and Protestants and Catholics in Ulster, on the grounds that they constitute “distinct ethnic groups” and are thus culturally incapable of co-habitation.

Goldsmith's close friend John Aspinall wanted to wipe out most of the world's population. With James Goldsmith and Lord Lucan, he discussed the overthrow of Harold Wilson and James Callaghan.

John Aspinall

Some of us are now drawn to believe that a demo-catastrophe will be an eco-bonanza. In other words, a population readjustment on a planetary scale from 4000 million to something in the nature of 200 million would be the only possible solution for the survival of our species.and of the eco-system or systems that nurtured us.

Desperate Lucan dreamt of fascist coup

Murder mystery earl bought Mein Kampf and listened to Hitler's speeches

There is no suggestion Lucan was in any way anti-Semitic or supported the Final Solution. But he and his associates, who included casino owner and party host John Aspinall, and the tycoon Sir James Goldsmith, were increasingly convinced Britain had fallen victim to a socialist conspir acy. Daily Express journalist Charles Benson, one of Lucan's friends, said: 'He was very right wing and never watered it down in front of liberals. He would talk about hanging and flogging and niggers to get a reaction.'

According to former MI5 officer Peter Wright, a group of his colleagues, including Margaret Thatcher's mentor Airey Neave, began discussing a political coup. According to Wright, they believed that the Labour government had been infiltrated by the KGB and should be overthrown. He also claimed they were backed by a right-wing financier. Goldsmith always denied he put the money behind the group or discussed MI5 matters with former intelligence officers.

It came apart again when it emerged that Zac Goldsmith, a Green & Blacks organic chocolate bar in human form, had been a non-dom,

My hero: Edward Goldsmith by Zac Goldsmith

My uncle Teddy died last month and I will miss him enormously. But his death is more than a personal blow.

Teddy was an early pioneer of the green movement. He launched the Ecologist magazine four decades ago, and his Blueprint for Survival was a defining document. It sold in huge numbers, and inspired countless young people to get involved. He helped set up the first green political party - People, which later became the Green party.

Teddy's slogan was "No deserts in Suffolk", and to capture people's attention, he recruited a camel. He lost his deposit, and in a bizarre twist was chased by a paper-waving official who accused him of animal cruelty, citing the effects on the camel of breathing in car fumes. "That's exactly my point," Teddy declared. "Imagine what it's doing to us!"

Near the end of his life, Teddy said; "If in some small way I've helped to slow the runaway juggernaut that we've created, or make people aware of it, that has to be a good thing." He did more than that. He was responsible, perhaps more than anyone else, for waking us up from our collective slumber. He will remain a hero of mine, and if we survive the crisis, he will be revered by many, many others.

For Goldsmith, the overriding goal of Green politics is to re-establish a "natural social order", "organised on the same plan and governed by the same laws [as] the Cosmos and the natural world".64 Tradition provides the blueprint for this all-encompassing plan and religion the means through which it should be instrumentalised in society,65 regimenting human relations -- between men and women, within families and communities and between ethnic groups -- so that they accord with the precepts of "Gaia".66 The result, many argue, is a "Gaian sociobiology",67 which, when it comes to addressing issues of ethnicity, family and community, risks lending itself to deeply authoritarian agendas.

One danger inherent in such Gaian sociobiology is that human rights can all too easily be rendered secondary to considerations of "social" stability, as defined by Gaians. Commenting in an earlier work on the civil strife that has historically racked Northern Ireland, for example, Goldsmith has insisted that Catholics and Protestants constitute separate and implacably opposed "tribal groups", whose differences are now culturally insurmountable; the only lasting solution therefore lies in splitting the two communities apart, forcibly if necessary. Writing three years after the most recent era of "Troubles" flared in 1968, Goldsmith argued:

"The Catholics and the Protestants in Northern Ireland ... constitute two distinct ethnic groups, of different origin, with different manners and traditions and different motivations and capacities. They could occupy the same geographic area and form a single society if they were capable of living in cultural symbiosis with each other, which they have done up to now. The Catholics, however, are no longer willing to fill the lower echelons of the economic hierarchy, as the cultural pattern which previously enabled them to do so has largely broken down. The only remaining solution is to separate them territorially. Ataturk separated Greeks and Turks very successfully, although there was a terrible outcry at the time and it undoubtedly caused considerable inconvenience to the people who were forced to migrate. But should we not be willing to accept measures of inconvenience in order to establish a stable society?"68

Sir James Goldsmith's salon reflects his varied interests and influences. A key figure is the Marchioness of Worcester, a former actress and model who has elevated green talking-shops from squats and coffee bars to the grounds of her vast Gloucestershire estate. Known in environmental circles as plain Tracy Worcester, the Marchioness has long been a close friend of Sir James.

At her London townhouse, Cabinet ministers and Whitehall mandarins have tea with green activists. Guests have included Sir James and his brother Teddy, along with William Waldegrave and Brian Mawhinney, Charles Secret, of Friends of the Earth, and Sir Crispin Tickell, former ambassador to the UN and chairman of Earthwatch Europe.

Prior to the Referendum Party, Sir James was a passionate ecologist. His financial assistance to the Ecological Foundation kept it afloat in the early Seventies and helped Teddy to found the Ecologist Magazine. In 1976, he was awarded a knighthood for "services to export and ecology".

Sir Crispin Tickell

He is currently the president of the UK charity Tree Aid,[7] which enables communities in Africa's drylands to fight poverty and become self-reliant, while improving the environment. He is also a patron of the Optimum Population Trust, and told Radio 4's Today programme that the ideal population for Britain could be around 20 million [8]. As a member of Lord Rogers' Urban Task Force, Tickell counselled against spreading cities saying that we need denser living, that young adults should not expect to leave home straight away, and that older relatives could live in 'granny flats

James Lovelock

We need a more authoritative world. We’ve become a sort of cheeky, egalitarian world where everyone can have their say. It’s all very well, but there are certain circumstances – a war is a typical example – where you can’t do that. You’ve got to have a few people with authority who you trust who are running it. And they should be very accountable too, of course.

But it can’t happen in a modern democracy. This is one of the problems. What’s the alternative to democracy? There isn’t one. But even the best democracies agree that when a major war approaches, democracy must be put on hold for the time being. I have a feeling that climate change may be an issue as severe as a war. It may be necessary to put democracy on hold for a while.

James Delingole reports on BBC programme by Justin Rowlatt (the BBC's Ethical Man)

Climate change is a divisive issue. I believe that it is a real threat and needs to be tackled. I know many people disagree. But whatever you believe you should be concerned about how our society responds to the issue because there is a growing view that mitigating climate change means we have to change our view of democracy.

Halina Ward of the Foundation For Democracy And Sustainable Development says.

We don’t have to be driven by what 50% plus 1 of the population wants to say that we represent a majority view.

Michael Jacobs, formerly Gordon Brown’s advisor on Climate Change, says:

I don’t think it’s right to call something anti-democratic if it has the consent of the public even if you couldn’t say that they were actively in favour of it.

Rowlatt’s exchange with somebody called Mayer Hillman, senior fellow emeritus of the Left-leaning Policy Studies institute:

HILLMAN: The planet has a finite capacity to absorb the furtherburning of fossil fuels and still leave a safe climate for the future, and
there’s every indication that we – and I mean the public in this country and elsewhere – are not prepared to make the changes necessary to
achieve that. On the other hand democracy requires that those changes cannot be imposed on the public if they are unwilling to accept the
implications of that, which is living within the planet’s capacity toabsorb further greenhouse gas emissions.

ROWLATT: So what are you saying – we suspend democracy?

HILLMAN: I think in the same way that I understand James Lovelock has suggested that, I fear I have to share his view on that. There’s no
way that the public are going to willingly say “I will forego flying”.The fact is that we’ve got to live on such a low use of fossil fuels for
our daily activities. Therefore it’s got to be required of them and if they don’t go along with it, then we are – I fear – heading for absolute
disaster. We are on a trajectory towards rendering the planet steadily uninhabitable.

ROWLATT: Some people would say, Mayer, that you sound like an eco fascist.

HILLMAN: Well I have had that term applied to me. I don’t mind these
sticks and stones. I think it’s irrelevant how I sound. I’m just trying to
talk commonsense


We have an obligation to look after the interests of future generations because they’re going to have to live in a world which is in
a deteriorating condition. And we already, some of us, can see the lives that our children and grandchildren are going to have to live within, and
it is pretty horrific and it is because we’re not prepared to make the changes necessary. Democracy allows people the freedom not to be
obliged to do things that we know we must do, so how can one possibly say yes but the principle of democracy must prevail over and above
protection of the global environment from excessive burning of fossil fuels? Given the choice, I would sadly – very, very sadly – say that the
condition of the planet in the future for future generations is

The collapse of civilisation will bring us a saner world, says Paul Kingsnorth

The writing is on the wall for industrial society, and no amount of ethical shopping or determined protesting is going to change that now. Take a civilisation built on the myth of human exceptionalism and a deeply embedded cultural attitude to "nature"; add a blind belief in technological and material progress; then fuel the whole thing with a power source that is discovered to be disastrously destructive only after we have used it to inflate our numbers and appetites beyond the point of no return.

The challenge is not how to shore up a crumbling empire with wave machines and global summits, but to start thinking about how we are going to live through its fall, and what we can learn from its collapse.

Compare that with the very similar

"When people attempt to rebel against the iron logic of nature, they come into conflict with the very same principles to which they owe their existence as human beings. Their actions against nature must lead to their own downfall."

Adolf Hitler - Mein Kampf

Paul Kingsnorth (former deputy editor of The Ecologist)

Well, we don?t buy it. This project starts with our sense that civilisation as we have known it is coming to an end; brought down by a rapidly changing climate, a cancerous economic system and the ongoing mass destruction of the non-human world. But it is driven by our belief that this age of collapse ? which is already beginning ? could also offer a new start, if we are careful in our choices.

James Lovelock was a buddy of Edward Goldsmith who published his work in The Ecologist.. The Gaia idea came from theosophy, the same place the Nazis got their racial theories of blue eyed, fair haired hyperborians and their deep anti semitism (Blavatsky)

Before this century is over billions of us will die and the few breeding pairs of people that survive will be in the Artic where the climate remains tolerable

Natural order

In the reader we made for the seminar, we published the article "Development as colonialism", written by Edward Goldsmith, the editor-in-chief and owner of The Ecologist. A few months later we discovered that Edward Goldsmith is a regular guest at international meetings of the New Right, the intellectual elite of the neo-Nazi movement. In 1997 the complete editorial team of The Ecologist left the magazine because of a political conflict with Edward Goldsmith over ethnicity and gender issues, and because Goldsmith was unwilling to end his collaboration with the New Right. Goldsmith makes a plea for a green policy that will re-establish a "natural social order" and "the traditional relations between people".

James Goldsmith tries to create eco paradise in Mexico, becomes apocalyptic. in his outlook

starts at 3:25

In the mid-1960s the British landed interest came out of hiding through a series of conferences and events revolving around the word “Countryside.” This phase of the mobilization culminated in the passing of various Countryside Acts in 1967/8. For the land-owners and their activists the Countryside blitz was a staging area for an intense campaign to follow; the groundwork for which had been laid well in advance. New strategies had been developed to preserve Britain’s pristine heritage. Major British newspapers were bursting with headlines about pollution, over-population, and extinction. A noisy campus-based sub-movement surged forth with a clear anti-industrial and spiritualist orientation but with sufficient anti-capitalist coloration to allow it to blend in with the Left. The main ideology of this sub-movement, much hyped by the media, was: back-to-the-land, organic, tree-hugging, au natural, mystical, libertine, neo-Luddite Hippyism. Professional land conservation/anti-industrial activist organizations rose up blessed with philanthropic fuel and media bellowing. This phase of the movement’s struggle culminated in the early 1970s with the consolidation of a commanding beachhead within the state: the Ministry of the Environment. As the Environment Ministry assumed a movement command and control function, the Hippies donned business suits.

The crypto-fascist Green Party also came together in the early 1970s primarily through the efforts of the billionaire Goldsmith clan, most visibly Edward (1928-2009), publisher of Ecologist magazine. In the 1990s Edward Goldsmith permanently alienated long-term associates by undertaking a systematic campaign of wooing explicit neo-fascist organizations into the environmentalist tent. This campaign involved high profile appearances by Goldsmith at neo-fascist conventions in France and Belgium. The subsequent anti-globalization flash-in-the-pan resulted from the fusion of these clusters. Goldsmith was a raving traditionalist, Malthusian, anti-industrialist, and indigenous rights activist.

The British National Party has BUF pedigree and appearance. BNP claims to be Britain’s “true Green party.” Their platform commits them to: converting Britain to organic farming and suppressing “factory farming”; replacing petroleum as an energy source; stopping “the building of ever-more houses”, and reducing Britain’s population. The BNP defends the rights of indigenous people in the colonial world.

King Edward VIII was a full-on treasonous Nazi and a hero to British and international fascists. The de facto King for the last 57 years, Philip, and the future king, Charles, are both authentically committed, hard-working environmental activists whose contribution to the movement is incalculable. Philip led a successful campaign in the 1950s to create parks around Britain. In 1961 Philip, with Prince Bernard of the Netherlands, took this effort global by founding the world’s largest conservation organization, the WWF. “Control Africa” has been the mantra of almost every European fascist and neo-fascist party. A WWF led drive created hundreds of African parks whose governing bodies are far removed from the locals. Scores of these parks have land masses in excess of 5,000 square kilometres.

British neo-fascist strategy appears to be: a) mainstreaming the British National Party; b) circling the Greens around the population-environment connection; c) BNP, and like organizations, focussing on the immigration-population-environment connection; d) the nationalists, locally, and the environmentalists, globally, increasing their use of the indigenous land rights/anti-colonization discourse; e) media disparaging of the House of Commons; f) minority governments; g) Green-National rapprochement; and h) politely and patiently waiting for the coronation of Charles III.

BBC coverage of the BNP varies inversely with its “global warming” coverage. As British neo-fascism slinks away from the climate change campaign and toward the immigration-environment campaign, photos of the angry sun are eclipsed by photos of Nick Griffith’s chubby mug.

GreenPeace Threat

If you're one of those who have spent their lives undermining progressive climate legislation, bankrolling junk science, fueling spurious debates around false solutions, and cattle-prodding democratically-elected governments into submission, then hear this:

We know who you are. We know where you live. We know where you work.

And we be many, but you be few.


Charles Manson

“I am working to save my air, my water, my trees and my wildlife, and I’m trying to do away with society.”

“Why don’t you tell them that the polar caps are melting because you’re creating so much heat with this machine,” continues Manson….”Maybe I should have killed four or five hundred people then I would have felt better, I would have felt like I’d really offered society something…..the truth is the planet Earth is dying.”!

'I decided to go into the mountains to talk to God, to apologize for 1900 years of this mess. That's when they got me and brought me here.''
Charles Manson, 1970

When Charles Manson was arrested with a band of young survivalists in Death Valley in 1969, it wasn't murder for which they were apprehended, but for the destruction of earth-moving equipment being used to destroy waterholes, build roads and tear up land. Asked if he had anything to say to the world, Manson replied, ''Get back to the Horse". Forty years later, Manson has remained steadfast in his message of ecological balance and the need for purification and harmony on Earth.

Who wrote this ?

Well, I'm a barrel of laughs,
with my carbine on
I keep 'em hoppin',
till my ammunition's gone.
But I'm still not happy,
I feel like
there's something wrong.
I got the revolution blues,
I see bloody fountains,
And ten million dune buggies
comin' down the mountains.
Well, I hear that Laurel Canyon
is full of famous stars,
But I hate them worse than lepers
and I'll kill them
in their cars.

It was Neil Young for his friend Charles Manson after the murders. Kill the people, love the planet.

Jerry Rubin

I fell in love with Charlie Manson the first time I saw his cherub face and sparkling eyes on TV."[3]

"His words and courage inspired us" - Rubin wrote concerning Charles Manson in his book, We Are Everywhere.[4]

ATWA - Air, Trees, Water, Animals

ATWA is ATWAR with pollution -- a holy war. You are either working for ATWA -- life -- or you're working for death

Strong echos of ecofascist scientist James Hansen here from Manson devotee Squeaky Fromme

: "Your products are poisoning our world. STOP or many with knives come to butcher [your] body in bed or [on] TV. Supermarkets, cars, pools -- accidents happen every day." At her own trial, Good told the judge: "It would give me great satisfaction to remove from the earth executives of Standard Oil Company."


International people's retribution Court of Manson


Pentti Linkola: Ideas

Birthgiving must be licenced. To enhance population quality, genetically or socially unfit homes will be denied offspring, so that several birth licences can be allowed to families of quality.
- Energy production must be drastically reduced. Electricity is allowed only for the most necessary lighting and communications.
- Food: Hunting must be made more efficient. Human diet will include rats and invertebrate animals. Agriculture moves to small un-mechanized units. All human manure is used as fertilizer.
- Traffic is mostly done with bicycles and rowing boats. Private cars are confiscated. Long-distance travel is done with sparse mass transport. Trees will be planted on most roads.
- Foreign affairs: All mass immigration and most of import-export trade must stop. Cross-border travel is allowed only for small numbers of diplomats and correspondents.
- Business will mostly end. Manufacture is allowed only for well argumented needs. All major manufacturing capacity is state owned. Products will be durable and last for generations.
- Science and schooling: Education will concentrate on practical skills. All competition is rooted out. Technological research is reduced to extreme minimum. But every child will learn how to clean a fish in a way that only the big shiny bones are left over."

Ecofascism: Deep Ecology and Right-Wing Co-optation


The autobahn's main purpose, then, was to enable a large proportion of the population to drive long distances in their own cars, enjoying the countryside along the way. This explains some of the autobahn's routing (as at Irschenberg on the A 8 from Munich to Salzburg) which offers spectacular views but is impractical for today's heavy goods traffic .

Green Party admits leading activists on BNP list (2008)

The Green Party was forced to admit today that two of its former leading lights were on a list of British National Party members leaked on the internet this week.

The party conceded this morning that Keith Bessant, a two-time parliamentary candidate, and Rev John Stanton, a former local party chairman, had defected to the far-right nationalist organisation. Mr Bessant, who ran for MP as a Green Party candidate in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, in 2001 and 2005, claims to have left the BNP soon after joining.
A spokesman for the Green Party claimed today that Mr Bessant was in the BNP not because he was a racist but because he felt they had better environmental policies. “He formed the opinion that the BNP climate change policy was more radical than ours,” he said

After Bush re-election: German Greens shift further to the right, make patriotism a central policy (2004)

According to Stoiber, the US elections have “clearly shown that not just economic issues are important.” He urged a return to “traditional values.” Families have to be strengthened, and the Germans need “nationalistic views”. He also sharply attacked Schröder’s proposal to switch the national holiday to a Sunday. While the chancellor occasionally attempts “through a vigorous appearance abroad to lend himself a patriotic air,” he has “no sense for our national identity,” said Stoiber. CSU General Secretary Markus Söder announced that the party would make patriotism a key issue in the next German national elections.

Green Party Member, An Ex-Nazi, to Resign (1983)

Admitting that he was once a Nazi storm trooper, the oldest official of the Green Party said today that he would resign the seat he won in Parliament last week.

Libertarian National Socialist Green Party


Michael Crichton on Green religion

There is no Eden. There never was. What was that Eden of the wonderful mythic past? Is it the time when infant mortality was 80%, when four children in five died of disease before the age of five? When one woman in six died in childbirth? When the average lifespan was 40, as it was in America a century ago. When plagues swept across the planet, killing millions in a stroke. Was it when millions starved to death? Is that when it was Eden?

The reality of tribal societies

When the Aztecs sacrificed people to Huitzilopochtli the victim would be placed on a sacrificial stone.[19] Then the priest would cut through the abdomen with an obsidian or flint blade.[20] The heart would be torn out still beating and held towards the sky in honor to the Sun-God; the body would be carried away and either cremated or given to the warrior responsible for the capture of the victim. He would either cut the body in pieces and send them to important people as an offering, or use the pieces for ritual cannibalism. The warrior would thus ascend one step in the hierarchy of the Aztec social classes, a system that rewarded successful warriors

And yet these visions of grandeur, of order and harmonious organisation, only seemed to make the religious practices of the Aztecs all the more startling. Led to the summit of a sacrificial pyramid, captive men and women were habitually slaughtered, their hearts torn out still beating, their bodies tumbled back down the bloodied steps which they had just ascended. These corpses would then be carefully dismembered

The Green and the Brown: A History of Conservation in Nazi Germany (Studies in Environment and History

Nazis - The Original Modern Eco-Fascist Cult by Lego Acies

"Under the pretext of 'profit', 'economic development', 'culture', our civilisation is intent on the destruction of life. It attacks it in all its forms, cuts down forests, extinguishes species, wipes out indigenous peoples . . . and degrades those living creatures which it spares into mere merchandise, into the marked objects of an unlimited greed."

Ludwig Klages was an anti-Semitic crank who believed Jewish-American capitalists were destroying the "cosmological Eros".