More and more rightwing extremists are beginning to call themselves “ecofascist”. As a self-identified movement, ecofascism is a relatively recent phenomenon, but there’s a long history of far-right figures integrating ecology into their political thought that stretches back all the way to the Nazi naturalist Walther Darre, the originator of “Blood and Soil” ideology as well as the conservationist Madison Grant. The world “ecofascist” itself was coined as a derogatory term by followers of the libertarian socialist Murray Bookchin to describe adherents of deep ecology, a philosophy that views humanity as a planet-wide parasite. Unlike deep ecologists, ecofascists don’t believe all humans are killing the planet. Adopting the standard modus operandi of fascism, they shift the blame to a scapegoat—the developing world—and find in the climate crisis yet another pretext for genocide. Seeing the climate crisis as an issue of overpopulation rather than overproduction, ecofascists draw inspiration from the writings of Finnish deep ecologist Pentti Linkola. Linkola advocates eugenic “breeding licenses” as well as violent and authoritarian measures to reduce human impact on the environment (…) Though conservative denialism is genuinely frustrating and obstructs progress on the issue, there might be a worse scenario. What would happen if the broad right were to actually recognize the fact of climate change and the gravity of its consequences? In the event that the right finally came to grips with the reality of this existential threat, it’s doubtful that they would consent to the pragmatic steps needed to address it. Likely it would be used as a pretext to justify even more unimaginable cruelty against immigrants.
Justin Ward in Tedpilled: The green future of white terror (Medium)