Endangered agenda: Greens mount ad hominem Amazon attacks against Green Hell

April 20, 2009

If you need more evidence of the intellectual vacuity of the green agenda, you need look no further than the Amazon.com customer review battle over Steve Milloy’s new book, Green Hell: How Environmentalists Want to Control Your Life and What You Can Do to Stop Them.

As of the evening of April 20, the newly published Green Hell had garnered 14 Amazon customer reviews — 6 five-star (love it) and 8 one-star (hate it) ratings, and nothing in between. It doesn’t get too much more polarized than that.

The five-star ratings seem to have been written by thoughtful people who have actually read Green Hell and seem to be very helpful to would-be purchasers. In fact, of the 358 would-be purchasers who read the five-star customer ratings, 273 (more than 76%) thought the reviews helpful. In contrast, of the 304 who read the one-star customer reviews, only 64 (21%) thought them helpful.

It’s no surprise why so few customers thought so little of the one-star reviews. None of them raise any substantive points about any of Green Hell’s content so much as they level one ad hominem attack after another against the author and his opposition to the greens. From comments like “Milloy’s delusional propaganda” to “poison for the mind” to “sad, angry and dumb,” not a single detailed criticism is offered to any fact or point made in Green Hell.

The customer ratings battle over Green Hell offers insight into why Al Gore and the other greens don’t want to debate Steve Milloy or any other opponent of their agenda — ad hominem attacks won’t win many points with an audience.

Maybe what the greens really need is something that is as natural to them as humanity is to the rest of us — yet another counterproductive, liberty-eating government mandate.

Call it the Endangered Agenda Act — so that rather than embarrassing themselves by being forced to display their intellectual and moral bankruptcy in defense of their indefensible, anti-people beliefs and actions, inconvenient truths like Green Hell could simply be banned.

7 Responses to “Endangered agenda: Greens mount ad hominem Amazon attacks against Green Hell”

  1. johnnylucid Says:

    Reading the comments on the Amazon reviewers’ comments reveals one thing: the enviro left has a lunacy problem.

  2. spren Says:

    The only error I’ve found in the book was most likely an oversight where the claim is made that 3 people die from West Nile disease every day in American when what was meant to have been said was that 3 people contract the disease every day.

    I only call this to your attention so you can make sure it is corrected in future printings if you haven’t done so already.

  3. spren Says:

    I am over half way through Green Hell and find it very disturbing and unsettling.

    Steve leaves these tyrants completely exposed in the sunlight of his penetrating examination. They are only about power and are complete liars about their environmental concerns.

    They are right in lock-step (or is that goose step) with their fellow traveling Leftists. We have much to be afraid of.

    They must be defeated.

  4. tadchem Says:

    My grandmother taught me that two excellent ways to judge a man are by his books and by his enemies. The feeble condemnations of Milloy by the environmental ‘true believers’ who are incapable of a logical criticism and who resort almost exclusively to ad hominem attacks amount to high praise for this author.


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  6. nothingtocareabout Says:

    If the Greens rate the book one star out of five I think it´s proof they are beginning to see the light. Better get me one before it is sold out.

    Congratulations.


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