Real Environmentalists, Propaganda from Two Continents, and a Plea for Critical Thinking
October 6th, 2011
As we continue the fight to preserve Lenox Mountain against the development plans of the pro-wind-power forces, it becomes increasingly clear that the battle will be waged not only on the local front – with the Lenox BOS – but also at the State level – as the threat of passage of WESRA looms on the horizon. And as we continue to read about industrial wind turbines – about destruction, dirty politics, big money, and bad decisions, about friends and neighbors torn apart on the issue of whether or not turbines are green, and about former environmentalist allies abandoning “Think Globally, Act Locally” to, instead, hurl the NIMBY epithet at wind protestors – we encourage you to continue to do the same. The posted article “Who’s the Real Environmentalist?” explores the developing rift between the compromisers and those who steadfastly hold to their ideals.
On another note, we came across two interesting posters from two different continents – each poster eerily echoing the other. For many years now, the big PR firms hired by Big Wind have been producing tens of millions of dollars worth of commercials filled with sunlight and smiles and green fields in the shadow of lazy wind turbines – all of this time, money, and energy bent upon turning 425-foot mechanical monsters into a symbol of green progress. The term that comes to mind is propaganda – the creators of the two posters clearly see it that way too.