A 12-year-old girl has responded with the stunning “I wish we didn’t exist” to questions about how she feels about pollution and humanity’s impact on the earth, according to a new video released by Brian Sussman, author of “Eco-Tyranny: How the Left’s Green Agenda will Dismantle America.”
The response came from a 6th-grade girl identified only as Kalie, from Gault Elementary. Sussman met her during Earth Day events in Santa Cruz, Calif., recently, where he traveled to ask “What is the most serious threat facing mankind?”
“Kalie has been green-washed to the point where she readily admits, ‘Sometimes I wish we didn’t exist,’” Sussman reported.
The conversation started with Sussman’s question, and Kalie responded the most serious threat facing humanity today is simply “human existence.”
“I guess you mean there are too many humans on the planet,” he said.
“What are they doing to harm this Earth?” he asked.
“They’re polluting all kinds of stuff. And the birds and animals are eating it and they die,” she said.
“How does that make you feel?”
“Kind of like I wish that they didn’t pollute, and that it never happened, and sometimes I wish we didn’t exist,” she said.
Sussman said he asked many people the same question.
“Whether it was the spokesman for the Sierra Club, the person pushing solar panels, the advocates for veganism, or the lady running for mayor, the answer was clear: The carbon footprint created by human beings is dangerously altering the climate, and the earth is on a collision course with doom unless the problem is corrected soon,” he said.
“None of these responses really surprised me, as I heard many similar comments in researching my book, ‘Eco-Tyranny.’”
However, he said there was a difference when he talked with Kalie:
“How many other youngsters like Kalie have been led to believe that the human species should be eliminated?” he wondered.
He cited a statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, which also appears in his book.
Duncan said in a meeting with educators in Washington in 2010, “Right now, in the second decade of the 21st century, preparing our children to be good environmental citizens is some of the most important work any of us can do.”