It’s always nice to see someone putting up their hands and saying, ENOUGH, and that’s what appears to be happening over in the UK with new measures just enacted:
The new measures ensure that local views will always take precedence over concerns about the global environment.
David Cameron is understood to have intervened in a bitter row between Tory and Lib Dem ministers to confirm that anti-wind farm campaigners are not overruled by the environmental lobby.
But it’s green, don’t you care?
Here in the US and around the world, standing in the way of wind turbines invites criticism that you’re being selfish. “How dare you be concerned about your health and safety and property values, so what if your view of the countryside is destroyed, don’t you understand? We’re saving the world with green energy! Don’t you care about the planet?” Hmm, …
Save the world, you don’t count
Let’s simplify the argument and call it “Save the world, you don’t count.” It happens all the time in politics, you’re supposed to sacrifice your own well being and that of your neighbor for the greater good, even if there’s no evidence your very real sacrifice will have any effect beyond the financial well being of the promoters of the big plan. Terms like “green energy” and “global warming” are used to try to put critics on the defensive.
Why are “green energy” advocates so concerned about mankind and the whole world yet so dismissive of the individual people and communities actually in it? They view everything on a global scale and don’t see the irony that mankind is made up of individual people, like you and me, who are always expected to sacrifice for mankind, that our community environment is to be sacrificed for the global environment. The world counts, but we don’t.
Let’s save our own world, no wind turbines necessary
They can’t save the world if they don’t care about our town and all of the other small towns just like ours or if they don’t care about us and people like us, we are just as much a part of the world as anyone else, anywhere else. It seems to us we can do more for the global environment by taking care of our own little piece of it instead of letting someone else come in demanding we tear it up, for the “greater good,” wherever and whatever that may be.
We can make our own decisions about what is best for us, we need no directives from wind developers or the green lobby. They’re after the money and in their eyes, we don’t count. Stand up and tell them no. This is our home, we can do better.