Below Media Radar: The Next American Civil War

Mothers Against Wind Turbines Inc.

By J.P. Michaud

April 2, 2008

It isn’t the south against the north. It isn’t Christians versus Muslims. It isn’t even the rich versus the poor. It is a civil war arising from the land use conflicts inherent in alternative energy generation initiatives and it thrives on a certain disconnect between urban and rural elements of our society.

While rural communities possess the required land resources, large urban centers have the hunger for the power and the political influence needed to acquire it, along with little empathy for the pastoral quality of life that defines and motivates rural living.
Politicians of almost every stripe are currently stampeding over each other to masquerade as protectors of the environment by promoting and embracing ‘renewable energy’…

For vehicles, that means biofuels, for electricity, it means either wind or solar, regardless of the fact than none of these options can possibly make a meaningful…

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