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Here Come the Black Helicopters

Here Come the Black Helicopters

A comment came in recently asking me if I characterized American voters of being fanatics if they voted for and supported those politicians who fight, tooth and nail, against progress on confronting the climate crisis and fostering our transition to clean tech.  I said, “Um, yes.”

Here’s an article from today’s NY Times, secular socialist internationalist freedom-hating jack-booted thugs that they are, describing Tea Party people who think that fighting sprawl is a UN plot.  Agenda 21, a set of sustainability principles that was fostered at the Earth Summit in Rio 20 years ago, it seems, is quietly undermining American freedom.  Did you know that?

For more on this sort of – what the hell else would you call it but fanaticism?! – see my paper on the American right wing, or the work of folks like Chris Mooney or George Lakoff.



Bill Hewitt

Bill Hewitt has been an environmental activist and professional for nearly 25 years. He was deeply involved in the battle to curtail acid rain, and was also a Sierra Club leader in New York City. He spent 11 years in public affairs for the NY State Department of Environmental Conservation, and worked on environmental issues for two NYC mayoral campaigns and a presidential campaign. He is a writer and editor and is the principal of Hewitt Communications. He has an M.S. in international affairs, has taught political science at Pace University, and has graduate and continuing education classes on climate change, sustainability, and energy and the environment at The Center for Global Affairs at NYU. His book, "A Newer World - Politics, Money, Technology, and What’s Really Being Done to Solve the Climate Crisis," will be out from the University Press of New England in December.

Areas of Focus:
the policy, politics, science and economics of environmental protection, sustainability, energy and climate change