When you are on a righteous crusade to save the planet from an imaginary crisis, the end justifies any means, no matter how malicious and criminal. From Australia:
Greens leader Christine Milne has backed an anti-coal activist whose actions temporarily wiped more than $300 million from the value of Whitehaven Coal, arguing it was part of a “long and proud history” of civil disobedience.
Jonathan Moylan issued a fake ANZ media release on Monday claiming the bank had pulled a $1.2 billion loan from Whitehaven’s Maules Creek project on environmental grounds, prompting a share-market sell-off.
That is, fraud was used to destroy wealth, as surely as other envirokooks destroy wealth by setting fire to developments.
Senator Milne doesn’t have a problem with it.
“Yes, there are investors in Whitehaven Coal who may be affected, but everyone is affected by accelerated global warming.”
So a vandal tried to wipe out people’s retirement savings — so what? That pales in comparison to the global warming menace. Never mind that this hoax was long since debunked, and there has been no global warming in the past 16 years.
Milne barks in approval of the crime:
“So what we had is an activist… [who] came out and took a direct action in this regard. It’s a non-violent direct action. There’s a long and proud history in Australia of civil disobedience.”
Closer to home, I know a community activist waging a brutal war against the coal industry who would heartily approve.
On a tip from johnnosk.