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  •  Debbie Downer cynicism is destructive. (4+ / 0-)
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    JeffW, nellgwen, Pandora, helpImdrowning

    I appreciate Lappé's point. People need to feel that their actions will lead to tangible results. Most people need hope to spur action. But the left and many environmentalists produce a steady stream of negativity and fatalistic defeatism.

    There's a portion of the pundit/blogger left who dismiss and downplay any progress that isn't achieved by their preferred ideological model. But, they don't really encourage people to join the Green Party or start a Marxist revolutionary upheaval. Their contagious cynicism mostly encourages people to give up and do nothing.

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