ELF strikes again
People who claim affiliation with the radical environmental group Earth Liberation Front say they torched four vehicles at a Girard car dealership....A communique released by E.L.F.'s press office Friday morning stated the group "attacked" several SUVs at the dealership at 5:30 a.m. Wednesday, destroying four vehicles and damaging several others. The attacks caused an estimated $90,000 in damage, according to the communique.
[T]he E.L.F. will continue to fight to remove the profit motive from the killing of the natural environment, and to draw public attention to that which is deliberately concealed from them by the forces that control our lives and destroy our home.
We urge our sisters and brothers - let us strive to become the revolutionary force we've always spoken of being, and begin to take the control of our lives out of the hands of those who would destroy us. NO COMPROMISE.
Happy New Year Bob Ferrando!
The same group of people who march for freedom, peace and liberties; the same people want claim to be out protesting the stripping down of your personal freedoms, have once again proven their self-centered ignorance.
Destruction is obviously the only way these cretins know how to make themselves known. One only needs to look at this image which graces the front of their website to realize that the mission of organizations such as ELF, ALF and PETA is fought with violence and apathy towards other human beings. I call this sort of activism destructivism.
Look on the sidebar of the ELF website and you'll see Setting Fires With Electrical Timers: An Earth Liberation Front Guide.
Under the FAQ, you see this statement:
The ELF realizes the profit motive caused and reinforced by the capitalist society is destroying all life on this planet. The only way, at this point in time, to stop that continued destruction of life is to by any means necessary take the profit motive out of killing.
Arson as a means to an end? Illegal activities, destruction of personal property, destruction of someone's business, of homes in order to get your point across? How do they expect anyone to take them seriously as anything but thugs?
The ELF seems to hold a special place in the hearts for my homeland of Long Island. Many of their actions have taken place here:
December 19, 2000. Miller Place, Long Island, NY, USA
The ELF burn down a home under construction. The communique sent stated "There are over 6 billion people on this planet of which almost a third are either starving or living in poverty. Building homes for the wealthy should not even be a priority." $50,000+ damages
Guess what, guys? If someone has worked their entire life to build up a small fortune, they do not owe it to anyone else to live a stripped-down life because people are starving in other countries. I am not one of those people who will sit down to a lavish dinner - one that I earned the money to purchase - and think about how many people are starving in North Korea. Take it up with the leader of that country.
On the same note, if I want to build a ten bedroom house and I worked hard for the money to buy that house, I am not going to feel guilty because there are some people in the world sleeping in cardboard boxes. Why should I feel responsible for the rest of humanity when I have been working my ass off to have the money to make a comfortable life possible for me and my family? What good will it do if I decide to live in a trailer in a campground instead of a two story house? Do you really think anyone in Somolia is going to give a shit?
This is a capitalist society, folks. Get over it. If you want to live in a country where there are no SUVs and no sprawling houses and no malls, I have a few suggestions for you. But in those countries, you wouldn't be free to hold up signs protesting your government.
You know, when I was in high school, I thought that "from each according to their abilities to each according to his needs" was a brilliant idea. And then I grew up.