Malthusian Hostage Taking Addendum


Matt Welch is on top of the Malthusian terror attack on the Discovery Channel. I did want to highlight that the instigator's first demand cites the terrible Daniel Quinn novel Ishmael as a source of inspiration:

1. The Discovery Channel and it's affiliate channels MUST have daily television programs at prime time slots based on Daniel Quinn's "My Ishmael" pages 207-212 where solutions to save the planet would be done in the same way as the Industrial Revolution was done, by people building on each other's inventive ideas. Focus must be given on how people can live WITHOUT giving birth to more filthy human children since those new additions continue pollution and are pollution. A game show format contest would be in order. Perhaps also forums of leading scientists who understand and agree with the Malthus-Darwin science and the problem of human overpopulation. Do both. Do all until something WORKS and the natural world starts improving and human civilization building STOPS and is reversed! MAKE IT INTERESTING SO PEOPLE WATCH AND APPLY SOLUTIONS!!!

As background, readers may want to look at my review of Ishmael, here. Hint: The title of the review is "Malthusian Twaddle."

In the meantime, let's hope no one gets hurt.

UPDATE: Hostages safe and unhurt, gunman shot by police, condition unknown. UPDATE 2: Gunman killed, police trying to find/defuse all undetonated explosive devices.