Swedish eco-terrorism advocate Andreas Malm was featured in a New York Times guest opinion piece on Thursday where he advocated for climate activists to engage in “sabotage” to prevent the “breakdown” of the environment.
Throughout his NYT essay, Malm, who is also an associate professor of human ecology at Sweden’s Lund University, criticized the climate activists who threw soup on a famous Van Gogh painting in London to protest fossil fuel production as their actions were not “gritty” enough. Malm argues that engaging in eco-terrorism is the most productive and logical form of climate activism and is also the author of the nonfiction book, How to Blow Up a Pipeline: Learning to Fight in a World on Fire. (RELATED: Putin Tops Media ‘Green’ List For Shutting Off Europe’s Gas)
“As a rule, I tend to think sabotage is most effective when it is precise and gritty,” Malm wrote.
Malm praised the British environmentalists who destroyed gas station pumps in the United Kingdom, stating that they “hit the nail on the head” because it directly targeted a source of climate change. Malm claimed that climate movements in the West are now using sabotage to push their agendas, referencing the activist groups that have attacked pipeline facilities and disabled SUVs.
“When governments refuse to undertake this work, it is up to the rest of us to initiate it,” Malm wrote in his NYT piece. “That is the rationale for sabotage: to aim straight for the bags of coal.”
In his book, Malm disparages climate protestors who do not engage in sabotage as it will compel businesses and governments to divest from fossil fuels. He also claims that natural gas and oil pipelines are very easy to disable, citing historical examples.
Malm and the NYT did not immediately respond to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.
The following is an excerpt from Chapter 12 of The Great Reset: Global Elites and the Permanent Lockdown – By Marc Morano
CHAPTER 12 – COVID Lockdowns Morph to Climate Lockdowns
“We Must Embrace . . . Ecological Leninism”
In 2020 Lund University professor Andreas Malm urged, “We must find a way of turning the environmental crisis into a crisis for fossil capital itself.” Malm pointed to Lenin as the model. “The whole strategic direction of Lenin after 1914 was to turn World War I into a fatal blow against capitalism. This is precisely the same strategic orientation we must embrace today—and this is what I mean by ecological Leninism.”
“State power should definitely be used to prevent luxury emissions perpetrated by the rich—private jets should be banned outright, as should SUVs and other vehicles that consume completely indefensible amounts of fuel. This is low-hanging fruit for the climate justice movement, as these sources of emissions are among the least socially necessary,” Malm continued.
“Some forms of consumption will indeed have to be limited or abolished outright—this cannot be done through markets or appeals to ethical consumption, but only through state regulation,” Malm added.
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