Environmentalism is treated as the most deranged, anti-business, anti-social kind of sociopathic craziness possible. I'm not exactly a Greenpeace or Sierra Club member, but this still kind of bugs me.
I couldn't agree more. I am a pretty politically conservative person, but I have always considered myself an environmentalist. I come from a family of ranchers/farmers who are very environmentally focused. After all, their living comes from the environment. I feel that the term environmentalist has been hijacked, so to speak, by some radicals which makes the rest of us a little uncomfortable with the label. We have to protect what we have and should do so passionately, but extremism seldom helps win people over. Just my $.02 . Harry