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Sunday, December 14, 2008

"Locals Hypnotized With Visions Of A Free Lunch"

Below Media Radar: The Next American Civil War

By J.P. Michaud
Everyday Citizen

It isn’t the south against the north. It isn’t Christians versus Muslims. It isn't even the rich versus the poor. It is a civil war arising from the land use conflicts inherent in alternative energy generation initiatives and it thrives on a certain disconnect between urban and rural elements of our society.

While rural communities possess the required land resources, large urban centers have the hunger for the power and the political influence needed to acquire it, along with little empathy for the pastoral quality of life that defines and motivates rural living.

Politicians of almost every stripe are currently stampeding over each other to masquerade as protectors of the environment by promoting and embracing 'renewable energy'...

Developers will tout the economic benefits of their project to the community, invariably exaggerating the number of jobs they will create and the amount of money they will spend. They seek to hypnotize impressionable locals with visions of a free lunch. But to embrace industrial development of any kind is to forgo alternative forms of development, including those that might be more profitable in the future, or more conducive to a peaceful and healthy society. It also entails an inevitable cost in terms of conservation of natural resources. Existing businesses may be lost, especially those linked to tourism, recreation, or residential services. Disgruntled professionals with transferable skills many seek employment elsewhere, taking a significant portion of the existing tax base with them. But developers never talk costs – only benefits.

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