Sunday, January 06, 2013

Nuts On The Right, Nuts On The Left

Magical thinking is not limited to Fundamentalist Christians:apostates on the left « The Confluence
...As someone who grew up in one of the least rational religious cults out there, I can see a lot of similarities between the anti-GMO, anti-nuke, anti-vacc crew and the glassy eyed, Watchtower bearing door knockers. I can’t take either set seriously. It’s hard to reason with people who are committed to a point of view regardless of the evidence or the damage they are doing to their own cause. It would be great if more people on the left would follow Lynas’ example because right now, it’s easy to ignore the lefty activists. They’re not doing environmentalism any good. To some of us on the left, such as myself, the anti-GMO, anti-nuclear energy crowd is as embarrassing, nutty and non-productive as the Tea Partiers are to the right. It’s one of the reasons I will never vote Green...

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