The media and progressive groups attempt to convince the public that environmentalists are peace-loving people who care about nature and that the violence committed by green organizations, like the Animal and Earth Liberation Fronts, are a tiny group of extremists. What makes that untrue is that, like any religious faith, (like fundamentalist Christians and Islamic jihadists) violent environmentalists are the ones who take their cause seriously. This is evidenced in the movie Earth First! The Politics of Radical Environmentalism. In the film you see a representative of the Sierra Club refusing to condemn the actions of Earth First! It is because he knows ELF is not only philosophically correct in their philosophical position but groups like the Sierra Club benefit from ELF’s work.
Essentially, the reason why environmentalists become radicalized is mainly due to a philosophy known as Deep Ecology. Deep Ecology is a kind of religious belief that groups, like EarthFirst!, ALF, ELF, and Deep Green Resistance are based on. The philosophy reveres the primitive while simultaneously preaching hatred of humans and civilization. The level of activity an environmentalists conducts depends on how serious they take their role in the green movement. In the case of the authors of the book that is the basis for the latest eco-terrorist group Deep Green Resistance even terrorism and assassinations are justified.
In this news report, Brian Lilley of TheRebel.media exposes the very real threat posed by eco-terrorist groups.