But for many environmentalists, the whole point of the exercise is to change those lifestyles, to supplant the culture of consumption with a Birkenstock republic. For them, the high cost of wind and solar power is a feature, not a bug.Make no mistake, people. Environmentalism is a socialist movement aimed at taking your money and giving it to others.
For these environmentalists too, opposition to nuclear power — regardless of its practical merits — is a foundational ideological principle. (They do not much care for hydro either — it was the fight against the Hetchy Hatchie power dam that transformed John Muir’s Sierra Club from a ramblers’ society into a political lobby.)
Friday, March 27, 2009
Frum Nails it....
David Frum in National Post