255. "OLDUVAI" DUNCAN RESURFACES IN RACIST PUBLICATION
I've previously commented on the "Olduvai Theory" of Richard Duncan Ph.D., one of the fringe pseudo-scientists who has attached himself to peak oil. Richard has recently resurfaced with a new paper entitled The Olduvai Theory: Energy, Population, and Industrial Civilization. I'm not going to bother refuting this quack science. EnergySpin has already done an amusing job of that here.
AngryChimp over at the Oil Drum was claiming that the paper was "peer-reviewed", so it's probably best to point out that the "journal" in which this article was published (The Social Contract) is an anti-immigration rag published and edited by overt racists.
Here's the Southern Poverty Law Center on "The Social Contract":
The Social Contract Press
With a strong focus on immigration, The Social Contract Press (TSCP) sells books from its on-line bookstore and publishes a quarterly journal, The Social Contract. TCSP says it favors lowering immigration levels merely "to reduce the rate of American's population growth, protect jobs, preserve the environment, and foster assimilation."
But it publishes a number of racist works, including a reprint of the "gripping" 1973 book, The Camp of the Saints (see Fear and Fantasy), a French racist fantasy novel about the obliteration of Western civilization by dark-skinned hordes from India. The novel, like the race war fantasy The Turner Diaries, has become a key screed for American white supremacists.
The Social Contract is edited by Wayne Lutton, who recently the joined the editorial advisory board of the newspaper of the white supremacist Council of Conservative Citizens (CCC).
At a 1997 CCC conference, Lutton said Third Worlders "have declared racial demographic war against us. ... Why are their populations exploding? Because ... our people have exported medical technology and we feed them.
"Had we left them alone, many of them would be going extinct today."
The Social Contract has published articles by James Lubinskas of the racist American Renaissance magazine; Brent Nelson, who like Lutton is on the advisory board for the CCC's periodical, and Sam Francis, current editor of the CCC tabloid.
John H. Tanton, publisher of The Social Contract Press and founder of the Federation for American Immigration Reform, was instrumental in a 1996 effort to add an anti-immigration plank to the Sierra Club platform, a move that nearly split the environmental group permanently.
To editor Lutton, America essentially is a white man's country. "We are the real Americans," he declared in 1997, "not the Hmong, not Latinos, not the Siberian-Americans. ... As far as the future, the handwriting is on the screen. The Camp of the Saints is coming our way."Source
John H. Tanton, publisher of the "The Social Contract" has said that unless U.S. borders are sealed, America will be overrun by people "defecating and creating garbage and looking for jobs."Source
This is yet another example of peak oilers in bed with racists, as we've previously seen in 67. BRITISH RACISTS ATTEND "PEAK OIL UK" CONFERENCE, 125. MORE RACIST CONNECTIONS, and 106. THE GREENING OF HATE.
Wayne Lutton, Ph.D. (2nd from right, Duncan's editor at The Social Contract) with Virginia Abernethy at a meeting of white supremacists, June 11, 2004. Note the confederate flag in the foreground.Source
Apparently the racist stance of this publication doesn't bother its other well-known peak oiler contributors, like Albert Bartlett and Roscoe T. Bartlett. Kind of makes you wonder. If these people aren't racists, why are they writing for a racist organization?