I thought it was time to collect some of the quotes from dear old Ted Turner, media magnate, Chairman of the UN Foundation, cheerleader for global warming and population control, and the man who owns more land in America than any other individual. So, here are the thoughts of Chairman Ted.
Ted Turner on why there are too many Haitian refugees coming to America – no one’s sterilized them yet:
“If the Haitians could get here, and if we’d let them in, we’d be knee deep in them . . . it’s like kittens, if you have two kittens and you don’t spay them, pretty soon you have more kittens then you can handle”
Ted Turner on not judging the Chinese Communist dictatorship for shooting students:
“We are often judgmental about people that are different from us . . . and we don’t even understand what their problems are. A lot of students got killed at Tiananmen Square, but I remember several students got killed at Kent State. And, remember, they have a lot more students than we do. We shot down our own students.”
Lisa de Moraes, “Ted Turner, Trying To Put His Spin On Planet Earth”. Washington Post, Sep. 24th, 1998. pg. B.01
. . . on the future of mankind if global warming isn’t ‘solved’:
“We’ll be eight degrees hotter in 30 or 40 years and basically none of the crops will grow. Most of the people will have died and the rest of us will be cannibals. Civilization will have broken down. The few people left will be living in a failed state — like Somalia or Sudan — and living conditions will be intolerable . . . We’re too many people; that’s why we have global warming
Atlanta Journal Constitution, 4th March, 2008. Ted Turner: Global Warming could Lead to Cannabalism.
Don’t even ask me what his logic is here:
“The Judeo-Christian religion … says man was … given dominion over everything, and his salvation was that he was to go out and multiply. Well, we have done that … to the point where in Calcutta, it’s a hellhole. So it’s not an environmentally friendly religion.”
Tampa Tribune, December 19th, 1998, P.14. Ted Turner’s Strange World View.
His prescription for what we need to do to arrive at his vision of a “brave new world”:
We have two courses of action. We can be a bunch of dumbasses and go to extinction like the dodo. Or we can be real smart and intelligent, and progress to a brave new world . . . What we need to have for 100 years is a one-child policy…. If everybody voluntarily had one child for 100 years, we’d basically be back to 2 billion people,”
Thomas Goetz, Billionaire Boy’s Cause, The Village Voice, October 7th, 1997, Vol. 42, Iss. 40, PP. 41-4.
What he thinks of his fellow Americans – apparently the “dumbest people in the world” according to Turner:
“The United States has got some of the dumbest people in the world. I want you to know that; we know that. It’s a disgrace. I mean there are times when I have been so discouraged about my own country”
John Carmody, Turner Sees ‘Dumb’ U.S. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 20th, 1996, p. 2.
. . . and which country he sees as smart, and why:
“The Chinese are very smart. Just think: Have you ever met a dumb Chinaman? Very seldom do you see Chinese restaurants close”
Vanessa Hua, Ted Turner Apolgizes For Remarks on Chinese. San Fransisco Chronicle, March 14th, 2007.