Here Mac uses the tactics he ostensibly decries in order to blast
environmentalists. I can just as easily use Mac's words against FB:
"The fact is, all too many right wing corporate farming lobbying groups
neither know nor care what anyone else thinks about anything, and the
last thing they want is for their members to be confronted by facts."
But, what's the point of these ad hominem attacks?
IMO, Sustainable Ag, like Environmentalism, may require all sorts of
participants, from the No Compromise folks like Earth First! to the
more "mainstream" sorts like EWG (yes, believe it or not, EWG is often
criticized by many environmentalists as being too accommodating),
in order to reach the societal consensus we require to move forward.
We need farmers, activists and academics alike.
If you're working within the FB for reform, I congratulate you. I am
personally unable to be part of a homophobic, patriarchal right wing
organization, so I can't do that, but I honestly respect your ability to
do so. I hope you can respect my approach, which is to work from
outside the FB on other alternatives. Yes, I will continue to speak out
against the FB when they say something I find incorrect or immoral. I
will also work with the FB when constructive opportunities arise.
> I suggest that Mr. Ruckelshaus' recommendations make a good deal of sense and
> deserve careful consideration.
I suggest that Mr. Ruckelshaus' recommendations sound more reasonable
than one might expect from a member of the right, but that they still
appear to pander to the views of the "Wise" Use movement ("finite ...
limits should be established for what ...[we]... are prepared to
pay"--not everything can be reduced to monetary terms, IMO).
Ruckelshaus: "environmentalism has to leave the realm of quasi-religion"
Environmentalism is _part_ of my religion, and my religion is not
quasi. Neither Mr. Ruckelshaus nor Mr. Horton can take that away
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