Farrar’s attacks on climate change campaigners and the Greens recently have been pretty hysterical (‘they’re going to shoot the cows!’) but now he’s gone too far.
In what purports to be satire, Farrar posts a ‘Green press release’ that says they want to have two out of three pregnancies aborted to tackle climate change. I’m not going to quote from or even link to the post. It’s too disgusting.
We all write things on our blogs that we sometimes regret, and if we’re smart we take them down when we see our error. But this is totally beyond the pale. An unfunny, uncalled for, and vicious attack on the Greens wearing the fig leaf of ‘humour’ as if that excuses anything one chooses to write.
Of course, it’s also a veiled reactionary attack on abortion, anyone calling for action on climate change, and any idea that the world population can’t continue to grow infinitely.
Maybe Farrar should give it up and turn the site over to the new pseudonymous writers he has introduced. At least they actually write something worth reading.