Columnist shows weakness of his position
Re: The Don Cherry of TV science (BC Views, NewsLeader, Feb. 27)
Since environmentalists are motivated by a desire to save humanity and the planet Earth, rather than personal or corporate profit, I would think reasonable people who disagree with them, say on how much industrial development is appropriate, would at least call them well-meaning but misguided.
That Tom Fletcher resorts to vilification, as of David Suzuki in this column, speaks perhaps to the desperation of his position.
Perhaps Fletcher should follow the lead of anti-environmentalists in the U.S. and declare that the environmental movement is a communist conspiracy to destroy capitalism. Or, if the red scare is no longer top of mind, label them terrorists.
One needs to be creative when arguing against clean air to breathe, clean water to drink and a sustainable future for our children.