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  •  rather than feel slighted (4+ / 0-)

    by some generic "American environmentalists" why not join the ones who care about the environment AND social justice? Yes sure, there may be some people that fit your description but they're getting fewer and fewer. Environmentalists everywhere are realizing that you cannot separate issues of climate change and resource depletion from issues of poverty and social justice. Have you read any of the UN's platforms lately? Have you seen the alliances between groups like 350.org, Idle No More, and Labor Unions? There's a lot of great confluences happening everywhere, so why not join and help bring people together instead of feeling slighted by what some self-proclaimed "environmentalist" said somewhere. We're really all environmentalists, there's just one earth and we breathe the same air, and without it we can't do anything.  

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    by citisven on Sun Aug 18, 2013 at 10:45:32 PM PDT

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    •  You assume too much. (0+ / 0-)

      I don't join groups for much the same reason I don't join political parties, but I do keep up. When I had money, I used to donate it.

      As to feeling slighted, I don't.

      I think those people are self-defeating idiots for their refusal or inability to think beyond the choir.
      I think they make my life a lot harder when I try to talk about global warming to people and why we should stop using fossil fuels.

      But they are free to kvetch and make noise instead of progress.  Nature of the country.

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      by dinotrac on Sun Aug 18, 2013 at 11:13:45 PM PDT

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