“”If there were a button I could press, I would sacrifice myself without hesitating, if it meant millions of people would die.
|—Pentti Linkola. No, he didn't accidentally leave out a word in that sentence.|
Pentti Linkola is a writer, fisherman, and radical environmentalist from Finland. The hardest of the hard greens, he believes that human population should drop to a small fraction of its current numbers to curb consumerism.
And the 2004 Madrid bombings:
Influence (or lack thereof)
The perpetrator of the Jokela school shooting, Pekka-Eric Auvinen, was a fan of Linkola's texts and quoted him several times on his website he left behind. Linkola claimed Auvinen to not have been particularly motivated by him:
“”In all likelihood there was no philosophical angle to [the shooting]. If it had been more planned out and more efficient, then possibly.
Linkola's international reach has been limited by the fact that he doesn't know English, so his thoughts have been mainly promoted by followers and through translations instead.
- Apparently, Linkola can't distinguish between Fascism and Nazism
- "kyettävä fasisminkin uudelleenarviointiin ja tunnustettava se palvelus, minkä tuo filosofia jo 30 vuotta sitten teki vapauttaessaan maapallon kymmenien miljoonien ylensyövien eurooppalaisten kuormituksesta, niistä kuuden miljoonan lähes ihanteellisen kivuttomalla, elinympäristöä haittaamattomalla tavalla" (Pentti Linkola: Toisinajattelijan päiväkirjasta. WSOY 1979)
- A Linkola fansite
- New Deep Ecology Book: Pentti Linkola's "Can Life Prevail?", PRLog, 8 April 2009