Pentti Linkola quotes

  • The difference between a terrorist and a freedom fighter is a matter of perspective: it all depends on the observer and the verdict of history.
    -- Pentti Linkola

    #Differences #Perspective #Matter

  • ...the chief cause for the impending collapse of the world - the cause sufficient in and by itself - is the enormous growth of the human population: the human flood. The worst enemy of life is too much life: the excess of human life.
    -- Pentti Linkola

    #Growth #Enemy #Excess

  • The most central and irrational faith among people is the faith in technology and economical growth. Its priests believe until their death that material prosperity bring enjoyment and happiness - even though all the proofs in history have shown that only lack and attempt cause a life worth living, that the material prosperity doesn't bring anything else than despair. These priests believe in technology still when they choke in their gas masks.
    -- Pentti Linkola

    #Believe #Technology #People

  • What to do, when a ship carrying a hundred passengers suddenly capsizes and there is only one lifeboat? When the lifeboat is full, those who hate life will try to load it with more people and sink the lot. Those who love and respect life will take the ship's axe and sever the extra hands that cling to the sides.
    -- Pentti Linkola

    #Hate #Hands #People

  • I believe that human brilliance manifests itself only in flashes, among rare individuals. For this reason, humanity as a whole is enormously destructive: the creation of something as devastating as Western culture, which is now allowed to spread throughout the world, offers sufficient proof of this fact.
    -- Pentti Linkola

    #Believe #Humanity #Culture

  • The 20th century peatlands ditching in Finland was the worst human environmental destruction action in Europe.
    -- Pentti Linkola

    #Europe #Environmental #Ditching

  • How can anyone think so insanely that the human life has the same value and mankind, the same morality, independent of numbers? It is lucid to me that everytime a new child is born, the value of every human in world decreases slightly. It is obvious to me that the morality of the population explosion is wholly unlike than when man was a sparse, noble species in its beginning.
    -- Pentti Linkola

    #Children #Independent #Men

  • Virtually, Finnish woods are stripped so bare, so sold out and first and foremost, so long way off from genuine diverse natural forest, that the resources of language will not permit excessive words. Finnish forest economy has been compared to the ravaging of rain forests. Nevertheless, the noteworthy difference is that there is a half or two thirds left from rain forests, but from Finnish forests there is left - excluding arctic Lapland - 0,6 per cent.
    -- Pentti Linkola

    #Rain #Two #Differences

  • It is an assumption brought forth countless of times in various contexts that the world would be better, drifting slower towards the ruin, if women had the "power"; if political leadership, decision making, government and economic life was in the hands of women. I think reality, the observation material, supports the assumption.
    -- Pentti Linkola

    #Reality #Thinking #Government

  • Although my view is a world-wide one and my area of observation is Europe, the nation closest to my heart is, understandably, my homeland. And it is a fortunate coincidence, fortunate in terms of the explanation of the world, that it is this country which is the clearest example of the playground of destructive development in the whole world.
    -- Pentti Linkola

    #Country #Heart #Views

  • Finnish forests: Let us remind the satellite pictures of the 1970's winter in which the old forest appeared black and young forest and cut downs white. Already then the Finnish borders were like drawn on the map: White Finland between black Karelian and black Sweden. Finnish Forest Research Institute hicced up some time and then decided that the pictures are fake. . .
    -- Pentti Linkola

    #Cutting #Winter #White

  • To the Green movement in which infantilism is seen at its worst, authority is a far more serious evil than the destruction of life.
    -- Pentti Linkola

    #Evil #Green #Serious

  • If there were a button I could press, I would sacrifice myself without hesitating, if it meant millions of people would die.
    -- Pentti Linkola

    #Sacrifice #People #Buttons

  • The US is the most wretchedly villainous state of all times. Anyone aware of global issues can easily imagine how vast the hatred for the United States - a corrupted, swollen, paralysing and suffocating political entity - must be across the Third World - and among the thinking minority of the West too.
    -- Pentti Linkola

    #Thinking #Issues #Hatred

  • Everything we have developed over the last 100 years should be destroyed.
    -- Pentti Linkola

    #Years #Lasts #Should

  • That there are billions of people over 60kg weight on this planet is recklessness.
    -- Pentti Linkola

    #People #Weight #Planets

  • Any dictatorship would be better than modern democracy. There cannot be so incompetent a dictator, that he would show more stupidity than a majority of the people. Best dictatorship would be one where lots of heads would roll and government would prevent any economical growth.
    -- Pentti Linkola

    #Government #People #Stupidity

  • The composition of the Greens seems to be the same as that of the population in general - mainly pieces of drifting wood, people who never think.
    -- Pentti Linkola

    #Thinking #People #Pieces

  • The coming years will prove increasingly cynical and cruel. People will definitely not slip into oblivion while hugging each other. The final stages in the life of humanity will be marked by the monstrous war of all against all: the amount of suffering will be maximal.
    -- Pentti Linkola

    #War #Years #People

  • I could never find two people who are perfectly equal: one will always be more valuable than the other. And many people, as a matter of fact, simply have no value.
    -- Pentti Linkola

    #Two #People #Matter