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Author:  Mr. Pessimistic [ Wed Jul 13, 2005 8:36 am ]
Post subject:  Environmentalists as Terrorists

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*What liberals and their allies in the environmentalist wacko movement fail to understand is: their message has gotten out. Their anti-capitalist, socialist, gloom-and-doom, fear-based, lunatic ravings have been amplified -- and Americans understand exactly who they are, and what they're about. As the "Mr. Big" of the vast right-wing conspiracy, I am proud, ladies and gentlemen, to play a major part in the expose leading to their depression.
- Rush Limbaugh April 25, 2005*

Currently, about 20 million people tune in to Rush Limbaugh every week. His lingo is now conservative lingua franca. Limbaugh figured out that if you repeat your best lines -- e.g., "environmentalist wackos" -- often enough, they become more than just funny catchphrases; they become a reconfiguration of reality and a call to arms. In his world (and it's a world in which a lot of people live), you can't be an environmentalist and escape wacko-ism.



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People trying to do good and protect resources are compared to terrorists. What is wrong with some people?

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Author:  MadArchitect [ Thu Jul 14, 2005 2:01 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Environmentalists as Terrorists

This, incidentally, is more or less the plot of the most recent Michael Chricton novel. I was given a hardback copy at Christmas, but have yet to read it -- I have, however, notived that it has a rather long bibliography for a work of popular fiction. Mother Jones recently ran an piece about ExxonMobile's contributions to anti-global warming think tanks, and one of the show pieces of the article was Chricton'e lectures about what he claims is misleading research in favor of the global warming hypothesis.


Author:  cajuntexan00 [ Tue Apr 18, 2006 9:33 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Environmentalists as Terrorists

It's not just Rush that contributes to the "Wacko" image. Al Gore and Hollywood help just as much.

I think one of the major themes of this book is if environment policy is going to work it has to work WITH and not AGAINST business and it has to be practical.


Author:  Chris OConnor [ Tue Apr 18, 2006 9:39 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Environmentalists as Terrorists

Well said!


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