It takes a double dose of Dramamine to endure the sanctimony of liberals holding forth on their concern for Third Worlders whose dysfunctional societies don’t produce enough food — and yet:
Two Greenpeace activists have received nine-month suspended sentences for destroying a genetically modified wheat crop with whipper snippers at the CSIRO [Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization] in Canberra.
Jessa Latona, 36, and Heather McCabe, 49, destroyed the crop in July last year.
Greenpeace then sought publicity for their actions by contacting the ABC and releasing [video] of the protest.
The CSIRO had permission to conduct the GM wheat trials. The genes in the wheat had been changed to lower the grain’s glycemic index, and also to increase fibre in the hope it could increase nutritional value and improve bowel health. …
Justice Hillary Penfold told the ACT [Australian Capital Territory] Supreme Court this morning that she appreciated the actions were motivated by deeply held beliefs and altruistic intentions, but the law had been deliberately broken.
Granting for the sake of argument that “altruistic intentions” mitigate crimes, only a moonbat could imagine there to be anything altruistic about preventing scientists from increasing the nutritional value of crops so as to impose a nakedly anti-human ideology. Greenpeace practices evil for the sake of evil, and to call it altruistic is evil.
The punishment was what you might expect:
Both women have also been placed on 12-month good behaviour bonds.
The sentencing was delayed last month so Latona could give birth to her first child.
For its part Greenpeace confirms that it will continue to engage in unlawful activities to prevent the hungry from getting fed. Next time Latona and McCabe are liable to get sentenced to the Comfy Chair.
On a tip from johnnosk.