Monday, April 07, 2008

Feelgood Tokenism gets Ugly Enough for Tokenists to Notice

Don't you just love do-gooder cannibalism?
Call it an eco-parable: one Prius-driving couple takes pride in their
eight redwoods, the first of them planted over a decade ago. Their
electric-car-driving neighbors take pride in their rooftop solar panels,
installed five years after the first trees were planted.
The couple who planted the trees, Carolynn Bissett and Richard Treanor, were convicted of violating the law, based on the complaint of their neighbor, Mark Vargas, and were ordered to make sure that no more than 10 percent of the solar panels are shaded.
Parable? It isn't a religion, it's a cult of primitivism.

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