The Tree Hugger
To some people the term "tree hugger" is meant as a derogatory expletive spit out by the cruel curled lips of Rush Limbaugh types in an attempt to belittle those who actually believe there is something about out earth that is in terrible danger from pollution. Personally, I believe that much of what comes out of Limbaugh's mouth is the very definition of pollution itself.
While we may honestly disagree about many topics and fairly disagree, this does not mean that those who are in the opposite camp are necessarily evil. That is the real problem with hate mongers as I have described. They cannot put forth a valid argument on their positions without a personal attack. Not only are their opponets wrong, but they are labled "morally wrong". Thus, all Democrats are evil and all Republicans are anointed with the oil of "Truth, Justice and the American Way !" Fertilizer !
The true conservative is the man who has a real concern for injustices and takes thought against the day of reckoning. Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882 - 1945), Speech in Syracuse, NY Sep. 29, 1936.
Honest conservatives are often taken in by all of this garbage. Modern life with all of its time crunch - we have to get to our jobs, pick up the kids, get supper, and with luck have a few minutes to rest - leaves us with lettle feee time. Most of us do not have the time to do independent research on topics of interest. It's just too complex. Thus, unfortunately, we are suckered into relying on fast talking pundits who seem to espouse positions we are easily fooled into accepting. They use catch words that fly past us so quickly we are unable to absorb the meanings of the spoken words they spout.
Rush denigrates global warming. I suppose when the ocean swallows up his cabinet full of pain killers down by the waters of his estate in Florida he'll be still be blaming poor old Jimmy Carter or Bill Clinton, or better yet the illegal immigrants for causing the flooding.
Thanks Casey Ann. Thanks for your clarity of vision. I am humbled by your dedication, by your strong ethic, and your courage. Humbled.
Catch her blog at http://natchezsms.blogsopt.com/