Man Holds Discovery Channel Hostage to Save the Squirrels

discovery_hostageJames Lee, who claims to have been inspired by “Ishmael,” a book about a telepathic gorilla in captivity and by Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” was just shot by police after taking three hostages at the Discovery Channel in Washington DC today. He was armed with a handgun and perhaps a bomb (or something that resembles a bomb) strapped to his body. His motive? To save the planet via cable television.

 Lee demanded that the Discovery Channel begin offering more prime time programming aimed at discouraging people from giving birth to any more “filthy human children.” He pointed to Malthusian and Darwinian principles as a guideline. “Talk about Malthus and Darwin until it sinks into the stupid people’s brains until they get it,” he demanded.

Unfortunately, it’s not a joke. This dangerous enviro-wacko held people hostage. He said he’d persist until Discovery changes its lineup and produced proof to him that they have done so. It’s not presently known whether Lee is alive. [Updated: James Lee was indeed killed by the gunshot]

Lee’s Demand Letter:

The Discovery Channel MUST broadcast to the world their commitment to save the planet and to do the following IMMEDIATELY:

 1. The Discovery Channel and it’s affiliate channels MUST have daily television programs at prime time slots based on Daniel Quinn’s “My Ishmael” pages 207-212 where solutions to save the planet would be done in the same way as the Industrial Revolution was done, by people building on each other’s inventive ideas. Focus must be given on how people can live WITHOUT giving birth to more filthy human children since those new additions continue pollution and are pollution. A game show format contest would be in order. Perhaps also forums of leading scientists who understand and agree with the Malthus-Darwin science and the problem of human overpopulation. Do both. Do all until something WORKS and the natural world starts improving and human civilization building STOPS and is reversed! MAKE IT INTERESTING SO PEOPLE WATCH AND APPLY SOLUTIONS!!!! 

2. All programs on Discovery Health-TLC must stop encouraging the birth of any more parasitic human infants and the false heroics behind those actions. In those programs’ places, programs encouraging human sterilization and infertility must be pushed. All former pro-birth programs must now push in the direction of stopping human birth, not encouraging it. 

3. All programs promoting War and the technology behind those must cease. There is no sense in advertising weapons of mass-destruction anymore. Instead, talk about ways to disassemble civilization and concentrate the message in finding SOLUTIONS to solving global military mechanized conflict. Again, solutions solutions instead of just repeating the same old wars with newer weapons. Also, keep out the fraudulent peace movements. They are liars and fakes and had no real intention of ending the wars. ALL OF THEM ARE FAKE! On one hand, they claim they want the wars to end, on the other, they are demanding the human population increase. World War II had 2 Billion humans and after that war, the people decided that tripling the population would assure peace. WTF??? STUPIDITY! MORE HUMANS EQUALS MORE WAR! 

4. Civilization must be exposed for the filth it is. That, and all its disgusting religious-cultural roots and greed. Broadcast this message until the pollution in the planet is reversed and the human population goes down! This is your obligation. If you think it isn’t, then get hell off the planet! Breathe Oil! It is the moral obligation of everyone living otherwise what good are they?? 

5. Immigration: Programs must be developed to find solutions to stopping ALL immigration pollution and the anchor baby filth that follows that. Find solutions to stopping it. Call for people in the world to develop solutions to stop it completely and permanently. Find solutions FOR these countries so they stop sending their breeding populations to the US and the world to seek jobs and therefore breed more unwanted pollution babies. FIND SOLUTIONS FOR THEM TO STOP THEIR HUMAN GROWTH AND THE EXPORTATION OF THAT DISGUSTING FILTH! (The first world is feeding the population growth of the Third World and those human families are going to where the food is! They must stop procreating new humans looking for nonexistant jobs!) 

6. Find solutions for Global Warming, Automotive pollution, International Trade, factory pollution, and the whole blasted human economy. Find ways so that people don’t build more housing pollution which destroys the environment to make way for more human filth! Find solutions so that people stop breeding as well as stopping using Oil in order to REVERSE Global warming and the destruction of the planet! 

7. Develop shows that mention the Malthusian sciences about how food production leads to the overpopulation of the Human race. Talk about Evolution. Talk about Malthus and Darwin until it sinks into the stupid people’s brains until they get it!! 

8. Saving the Planet means saving what’s left of the non-human Wildlife by decreasing the Human population. That means stopping the human race from breeding any more disgusting human babies! You’re the media, you can reach enough people. It’s your resposibility because you reach so many minds!!! 

9. Develop shows that will correct and dismantle the dangerous US world economy. Find solutions for their disasterous Ponzi-Casino economy before they take the world to another nuclear war. 

10. Stop all shows glorifying human birthing on all your channels and on TLC. Stop Future Weapons shows or replace the dialogue condemning the people behind these developments so that the shows become exposes rather than advertisements of Arms sales and development! 

11. You’re also going to find solutions for unemployment and housing. All these unemployed people makes me think the US is headed toward more war. 

Humans are the most destructive, filthy, pollutive creatures around and are wrecking what’s left of the planet with their false morals and breeding culture. 

For every human born, ACRES of wildlife forests must be turned into farmland in order to feed that new addition over the course of 60 to 100 YEARS of that new human’s lifespan! THIS IS AT THE EXPENSE OF THE FOREST CREATURES!!!! All human procreation and farming must cease! 

It is the responsiblity of everyone to preserve the planet they live on by not breeding any more children who will continue their filthy practices. Children represent FUTURE catastrophic pollution whereas their parents are current pollution. NO MORE BABIES! Population growth is a real crisis. Even one child born in the US will use 30 to a thousand times more resources than a Third World child. It’s like a couple are having 30 babies even though it’s just one! If the US goes in this direction maybe other countries will too! 

Also, war must be halted. Not because it’s morally wrong, but because of the catastrophic environmental damage modern weapons cause to other creatures. FIND SOLUTIONS JUST LIKE THE BOOK SAYS! Humans are supposed to be inventive. INVENT, DAMN YOU!! 

The world needs TV shows that DEVELOP solutions to the problems that humans are causing, not stupify the people into destroying the world. Not encouraging them to breed more environmentally harmful humans. 

Saving the environment and the remaning species diversity of the planet is now your mindset. Nothing is more important than saving them. The Lions, Tigers, Giraffes, Elephants, Froggies, Turtles, Apes, Raccoons, Beetles, Ants, Sharks, Bears, and, of course, the Squirrels. 

The humans? The planet does not need humans.

You MUST KNOW the human population is behind all the pollution and problems in the world, and YET you encourage the exact opposite instead of discouraging human growth and procreation. Surely you MUST ALREADY KNOW this!

I want Discovery Communications to broadcast on their channels to the world their new program lineup and I want proof they are doing so. I want the new shows started by asking the public for inventive solution ideas to save the planet and the remaining wildlife on it.

  • paul wenum

    My God, was this individual sick. Thank God he never killed anyone.

  • NEIL F. AGWD/BSD

    Wow! This guy makes Rob look like a conservative! No offense Rob. Koo coo!!!!!!!!

  • Dan

    I published this because although this guy is obviously deranged, he’s not the only person reaching these crazy conclusions. There’s a pattern developing. The shrill enviro-nutjob movement is traumatizing children with cartoons about Santa and the North Pole going under, all the polar bears dying off, everyone’s going to burn up from global warming, etc. There are kids going around saying “Why bother? We’re just going to burn up in a couple years.” The alarmists are causing this kind of psychosis. In this case, they probably just gave it an outlet. He might just as well have snapped over something else, but the kids are being taught this kind of garbage and it’s messing them up.

    • NEIL F. AGWD/BSD

      This has definately been a fear of mine, so I’m not surprised by it, and I fully expect similar events to occur in the near future. I can only hope that rational people who believe these sorts of things may begin to question what they think after seeing such a thing. I’m hoping more people will want to distance themselves from those thoughts rather than embracing them further by this.
      But I am only hoping that. I’m not sure that will happen.
      The question is: what can we do? I mean, people can only be informed if they want to be. It’s hard to combat the daily exposure to Leftist environmental indoctrination that bombards us all from the media, school, entertanment, etc., etc. How do we combat that?

    • Rob N. Hood

      Not as deranged as some people especially those on the Right, Rush and Beck come to mind.

  • eplanting

    sigh, he was just impatient and ignorant, he believed targeted propaganda and acted on it, definitely not right in the head in the first place, a few counter points to his crazy talk
    1) giving women the right to work decreases the birth rate
    2) don’t save just the cool looking animals, also remember animals never did anything for you except be meat
    3) pollution is already being solved, nuclear power, fusion also being researched (see biggest laser in the world), Li-Fluorine batteries have a substantial increase in energy density

    if he bothered being rational he would’ve checked at least one of these things out

  • Hal Groar

    Another Left-Wing nut-job? The trend is becoming too clear. Dan I agree with you, it starts out in the schools. I pay very close attention to the schoolwork my kids do. This guy pulled no punch’s though! Who is it that said the left hate’s people? Hmm…who would have said something that on spot?? Neil??

    • eplanting

      i propose you have ur republican friends drop their pants so you can get rid of ALL the lefties

    • Rob N. Hood

      Oh, YES!!! It’s the schools’ fault! Oh how obvious, those subversive socialist institutions! Oh what shall we do??!!

  • eplanting

    oh wait, nm, i change my thoughts a bit, you have to look at his behaviors not his words, he was giving away his money left and right, acting crazy in his personal life, then he walks into a studio and takes hostages and makes ridiculous demands. He’s seen what already happens to hostage takers did he do some mental gymnastics and convince himself he was doing something else? Was he trying to commit suicide by cop?

    • NEIL F. AGWD/BSD

      Why are you trying to rationalise this? If someone wants to commit suicide by cop, they don’t write a laundry list of demands for the Discovery channel, and negotiate with hostage negotiators for four hours. No, suicide by cop is very easy. All you do is walk up to a cop and say “I hate cops, and I’m going to kill you” Then you pull out a gun and point it at the cop. That’s all you have to do!!! No, this guy was the definition of the word serious. He believed with all of his heart in what he wanted to accomplish there, and believed he could achieve success.
      In your first post above, you say:
      “sigh, he was just impatient and ignorant, he believed targeted propaganda and acted on it, definitely not right in the head in the first place”
      I agree with most of that, but I am troubled by the “he was just impatient” bit. I wonder what you mean by that. Does that mean that you believe the agenda that he was trying to force the Discovery channel to propagate will eventually gain prominance? Please expand on that.

      • Dan

        It occured to me that he might have been looking to die also. Go out a martyr, making some statement, perhaps? If nothing else, it seems he was willing to put his (and others) life on the line for his beliefs.

        • NEIL F. AGWD/BSD

          I agree with you on that, but I don’t think his intentions were to die. He may have thought it was a possibility. But I don’t know. It is difficult to wrap ones brain around this anyway. Personally, I don’t think his behavior was rational at all.

  • paul wenum

    A person such as this does not think rational be they left, center, or right wing. You see it from the far right as well as the far left. Politics, global warming, PETA, save the animals, etc. has nothing to do with it other than a possible trigger effect. This person was a mental basket case and reading his history, should have been taken very serious before this happened. It was a sorry day. Glad he is no longer a threat to society no matter his troubled philosophy on life.

  • NEIL F. AGWD/BSD
  • paul wenum

    Neil, It’s not always what is taught at school, it’s what you are taught at home. I’m a firm believer in that. To bad, numerous families allow the teacher to be the parent. This should change. Hopefully in my lifetime.

  • Rob N. Hood

    A couple of deranged individuals VERY similar to this person actually make millions and are on TV/radio almost very day. Their names? Rush and Beck of course. The next level of derangment comes to us from the likes of Hannity and O’Reilly.

    Do “eco-terrorists” have that kind of backing, access, legitimacy, and financial support? Of course not. Just another convenient thing to promote via fear and hyperbole.

    • NEIL F. AGWD/BSD

      How do you expect anyone to take you seriously when you make statements like that? If you don’t want to listen to Rush, Beck, Hannity, or O’Reilly, you can change the channel. No one is forced to listen. There is no comparision. Just because you disagree with someone does not make them deranged. I just can’t continue on with this because Dan will delete my next statement.

      • Dan McGrath

        Thanks for the restraint. Respect, even if you disagree and think the other guy is loony toons. Show respect. It pays dividends. Believe.

    • NEIL F. AGWD/BSD

      http://www.fbi.gov/congress/congress02/jarboe021202.htm
      “The ALF and the ELF have jointly claimed credit for several raids including a November 1997 attack of the Bureau of Land Management wild horse corrals near Burns, Oregon, where arson destroyed the entire complex resulting in damages in excess of four hundred and fifty thousand dollars and the June 1998 arson attack of a U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal Damage Control Building near Olympia, Washington, in which damages exceeded two million dollars. The ELF claimed sole credit for the October 1998, arson of a Vail, Colorado, ski facility in which four ski lifts, a restaurant, a picnic facility and a utility building were destroyed. Damage exceeded $12 million. On 12/27/1998, the ELF claimed responsibility for the arson at the U.S. Forest Industries Office in Medford, Oregon, where damages exceeded five hundred thousand dollars. Other arsons in Oregon, New York, Washington, Michigan, and Indiana have been claimed by the ELF. Recently, the ELF has also claimed attacks on genetically engineered crops and trees. The ELF claims these attacks have totaled close to $40 million in damages.”

      So, um….. what damages have Rush, hannity, Beck, and O’Rielly caused?

      • NEIL F. AGWD/BSD

        Thought so.

    • Dan McGrath

      Keith Obermann. Rachel Maddow. Dan Rather. Diane Sawyer. Arianna Huffington. Chris Matthews. Maureen Dowd. Markos Zuniga. Fareed Zakaria. David Shiply. Josh Marshall. Oprah. Paul Krugman. Deborah Feyerick. Ed Schultz. George Stephanopoulos. Nancy Gibbs. Al Gore!

      (Going back a bit to defunct Air America) Al Franken. Janeane Garofalo.

      • Rob N. Hood

        Only the first two qualify. The others apparently made your list because you are an extremest and they appear Liberal to you. I assure you they are not, with the possible exception of Al Gore- although I personally place him in the Elite category simply becuase he is wealthy and has not been an extreme Lefty, even though I know you extremists will disagree with that. And maybe Krugman. The BIG difference Dan with those people on your list and my list is that the ones on my list use logic and reasoning and do not get paid simply to spout radical and even falsehoods for extreme amounts of money. (key words here are Radical and Falsehoods, i.e. lying and/or making up their own “facts.”)

  • paul wenum

    And who do you listen to and watch? They are no more liable than you or I. Get a life and start getting that hatred off your shoulder. You are boring all. There are people born every day that have mental problems and it has nothing to do about left or right. Sad, but true.

    • Rob N. Hood

      This is THE best thing I’ve read from Paul. Bravo- I mean it. I will try and remember you for this more than anything else. Thanks. I hope to never degrade you again.

  • paul wenum

    Neil, well fly specked and well said.

    • NEIL F. AGWD/BSD

      Paul, I have to admit ignorance. What does fly specked mean?

  • paul wenum

    You make sure you check every word, saying, statement, meaning, paragraph. In other words you take a microscope to all statements, contracts, etc. I fly speck everything in my occupation. I’m not an attorney but if you ask an attorney such as Dan he will understand. Finally, it’s not what you expect it is what you “inspect.” Fly specking.

    • Dan McGrath

      Hey, hey! Remember the rules! I should delete this comment for making a personal insult. I’m not an attorney!

    • NEIL F. AGWD/BSD

      Thanks Paul.

  • paul wenum

    It’s not April 1st Dan.

  • paul wenum

    Sorry Dan, I thought that you were an attorney. If not, my apologies. I deal with them daily and you talk, write, etc. just like one. Correct me if I’m wrong.

  • I’ve dealt with legal issues most of my adult life, but I assure you, I am not an attorney! My only formal education beyond high school was for audio engineering/sound recording. Everything else, I’ve learned from experience, a few stray classes and seminars, self-teaching and the University of Hard Knocks. I’ve considered a legal education and career, since so many people have suggested I’d be good at it, but thinking of both the current legal education environment and the practice itself churns my stomach. I’ve spent more than enough time in courts already (though I’ll be back and likely soon).

    We need more joes like me in the legal practice, but I can see why we aren’t in it. Yuck.

    Serenity now!

  • paul wenum

    Dan, sounds like my background. That’s for qualifying.

  • Rob N. Hood

    Serenitiy now indeed.

  • paul wenum

    Dan,

    I never have peace of mind. Constantly thinking. Must be the Scot in me. Thanks for qualifying. As to Rob, I have peace of mind called serenity and someday I sincerely hope he does as well. Time will tell.

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