The Home Page for the Sierra Club reads:
America's oldest, largest, and most effective environmental
organization. Explore, enjoy and protect the planet.
It Should read: America's largest group
of environmental terrorists.
This group of anti-American anti-capitalists
have obstructed every effort for America to become less dependent
on foreign oil. If you want to blame anyone for your higher
home heating bill and gasoline bill, start with these cretins
Terrorist' Seeks to Head
The man who may become the new leader
of the Sierra Club doesn't care if you think he's a terrorist.
Paul Watson has spent the last forty years sinking fishing
boats, destroying whale processing facilities and ramming
whaling ships.After co-founding the extremist Greenpeace in
1972, Watson left the group because they weren't radical enough.
"They were into this passive protest, Quaker kind of
thing," Watson told Men's Journal.
So he went on to establish the Sea Shepherd
Conservation Society, a "vigilante band of high seas
pirates," and now flies flags of the skull and crossbones
on his ships. He now calls Greenpeace the "Avon ladies
of the environmental movement."
In 1986, Watson opened the sea valves
of two commercial whaling ships with a monkey wrench in Reykjavik,
Iceland, flooding them and causing them to sink. That was
after he took sledgehammers to one of the city's whale meat
companies, prompting Iceland's minister of justice to expel
him from the country. "People can call me a terrorist,
I don't care," says Watson.
Last year he got himself elected to the Sierra's board of
directors and is trying to take control of the board and its
$100 million budget. Lawrence Downing, a former president
of Sierra Club, warns, "If Paul Watson is successful
with this takeover the club as we know it will no longer exist.
It will become just another fringe group."
We thought it already was - and Watson's
current board position proves the point.