Don Schneier: Editorial missed mark in calling opposition to Green New Deal timid

Towards the end of the Gazette editorial of Feb. 16, some of the opposition to the Green New Deal is characterized as “timid.” A less cautious characterization begins with the diagnosis of the source of the opposition as short-sighted corporate greed. It continues by forthrightly exposing the dissimulation of politicians, and their parrots, with corporate allegiances: the stock rhetoric that their critics are “naïve,” “impractical,” “idealistic,” etc.

In other words, such opposition is a not at all a timid attempt to persist with impunity. The urgency of the problem, and of remedying it, requires that its source be named for exactly what it is.

Don Schneier
Northampton

Author: Going Green

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