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Tue Aug 18, 2020, 06:30 PM

5. Dates, background & info. for those of us who don't know

this disgusting person. Sounds like he spent too much time around cattle, corn and the ranch in Texas...California sterilized more people than any other state during the U.S. eugenics era, and Stanford, Harvard and UVa were leaders in eugenics ideology pseudoscience.

There were a lot of his kind, 20th c. old white men who achieved some 'notoriety. Him with white nationalists, fascists, eugenicists, racists, ethnonationalists. I'm glad I had the opportunity to see John Kenneth Gailbraith, Buckminster Fuller and others like them lecture at a local college when I was in HS.

- Garrett James Hardin (April 21, 1915 September 14, 2003) was an American ecologist who warned of the dangers of human overpopulation. He is most famous for his exposition of the tragedy of the commons, in a 1968 paper of the same title in Science,[1] which called attention to "the damage that innocent actions by individuals can inflict on the environment".[2]

He is also known for Hardin's First Law of Human Ecology: "We can never do merely one thing. Any intrusion into nature has numerous effects, many of which are unpredictable."[3]:112 He is listed by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a white nationalist, whose publications were "frank in their racism and quasi-fascist ethnonationalism".[4]

...Purported association with white nationalism
Hardin caused controversy for his support of anti-immigrant causes during his lifetime and possible connections to the white nationalist movement. The Southern Poverty Law Center noted that Hardin served on the board of the Federation for American Immigration Reform and Social Contract Press and co-founded the anti-immigration Californians for Population Stabilization and The Environmental Fund, which according to the SPLC "served to lobby Congress for nativist and isolationist policies".[4]

In 1994, he was one of 52 signatories on "Mainstream Science on Intelligence",[22] an editorial written by Linda Gottfredson and published in the Wall Street Journal, which declared the consensus of the signing scholars on issues related to race and intelligence following the publication of the book The Bell Curve.[4]

Hardin's last book The Ostrich Factor: Our Population Myopia (1999), a warning about the threat of overpopulation to the Earth's sustainable economic future, called for coercive constraints on "unqualified reproductive rights" and argued that affirmative action is a form of racism. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garrett_Hardin

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