Why do environmentalism, green living, conservation, etc. have such politics?
It seems to be this stereotype that all conservatives hate the environment and all liberals hug trees no matter how many contrary examples are shown. Why do one's political views have to affect how he feels about the environment? Shouldn't it all be scientific/moral/ethical than based around politics? What if the rest of my political views don't match these other "green" parties? What about the evironmental policies of conservative groups that are very green? What about liberals who don't care about the environment? I've yet to see an answer that looks beyond stereotypes to real world cases.
Asked By: Backroads - 9/21/2010
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It should be more scientific/ethical/moral but each of those 3 things contain both subjective & objective elements that can be manipulated- depending on the agenda of the person espousing a particular point of view... More
Answered By: TNGirl - 9/22/2010
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You're right. It's supposed to be like that. But that's not the way things work around here. Unfortunately most people are morons and politicians cater to them since they are the majority.
Answered By: Bishop McFeely - Altar Boy Lover - 9/21/2010
<<Why do one's political views have to affect how he feels about the environment... More
Answered By: linlyons - 9/21/2010
The reality is we choose our political parties based on their alignment with our own views -- at least we should..... So if you're environmentally concerned, you're going to register green, liberal or democrat.... because those are the parties that are more concerned with the environment. That's not to say that no... More
Answered By: mebekili - 9/21/2010
That is just because you live in a place called the United States of America - where a lot of poorly educated people see environmental protection and economic growth as antinomic... More
Answered By: N - Lothringer Bur - 9/21/2010
Because many environmental issues are red herrings for government control. Read up on UN Agenda 21. The UN's own documents say they should get more control over all countries energy, power supplies, & transportation because "we are polluting the earth." It is a good way for the UN to tax western countries & take the... More
Answered By: JcL - 9/21/2010
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