43 year old James Jay Lee waltzed into the Discovery Channel building in Silver Springs, MD. And then he started firing off weapons and taking people hostage. He is also supposedly wearing explosives.
Lee is an environmentalist to the core. His views are radical and extreme. And, he can't have much to live for anymore, since he put himself in trained police crosshairs while wearing a semtex shirt.
He has released his demands online, and they are, without a doubt, the most insane, inane, useless and full-on stupid demands ever made by anybody who ever took someone hostage.
His list of demands sounds somewhat like what I would imagine Wiley Coyote's demands to be if he ever took the Roadrunner hostage.
I will now excerpt a few passages from his list of demands, for your reading pleasure.
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.
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??
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!
And my favorite quote "The humans? The planet does not need humans."
What the hell good does it do to strap on some bang, bring popguns and storm a TV Station and yelling "FIX THINGS!!" to the world? That's not going to help anyone.
If he knew anything about anything, he would know what the response would be - police and federal agents and bomb squads and hostage negotiators and news crews and helicopters circling round in the air. Polluting. Just because he had to put his dumb ass in this situation because he has nothing else in his life, except his cause.
Small-minded people with a cause can be dangerous indeed.