Miss Rachel Carson’s reference to the selfishness of insecticide manufacturers probably reflects her Communist sympathies, like a lot of our writers these days. We can live without birds and animals, but, as the current market slump shows, we cannot live without business. As for insects, isn’t it just like a woman to be scared to death of a few little bugs! As long as we have the H-bomb everything will be O.K.
P.S. She’ probably a peace-nut too!

~ Letter to the New Yorker protesting the publication of Silent Spring

This mindless response is even sillier than it first sounds. Carson was afraid of pesticides, not bugs.