Environmentalism Not About the Earth But About Control by Frederick Meekins

Environmentalism Not About the Earth But About Control

By Frederick Meekins

  • Release Date: 2010-03-01
  • Genre: Public Administration
Score: 2.5
From 27 Ratings
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An examination of the worldviews behind the efforts to safegaurd the planet


  • Waste of time

    By jnote
    Even as short as it was it was a waste of reading time.
  • Zero logic

    By kylekane
    Wow, I have rarely read an opinion piece so poorly argued and illogical. Couldn't finish it.
  • Beck-esque

    By AwesomeAwesomeA.W.E.S.O.M.E.
    Like many passionate Americans, I try to make of myself the most informed voter possible. To accomplish this goal I have always thought it important to read all viewpoints pertaining to the issues that are important to me and my fellow Americans. That was my intent when I chose to download this piece. I personally believe in the importance of finding cleaner and more renewable sources of energy to meet the planet's growing demands (it only seems logical, to me, to do so). I sought, in this work, to hear a well thought out and valid argument against those ideas that otherwise seem to be prudent practices at face value. Instead I was subjected to one of the most ludicrous and disjointed writings I have encountered. Half of the authors "points" amount to nothing more than unfounded paranoia with no factual foundation or explanation. There are many unreasonable thoughts suddenly broadcasted in one sentence and never explained by the next or even addressed elsewhere in the book. It felt like I was reading a compilation of poorly related sound bytes from Sarah Palin or Glen Beck. Not the informative, logical type of argument presentation I was looking for. Do not waste your time.
  • Misses the Point

    By TLand09
    Look, of course people are going to make a lot of money when we switch to a new source of energy. That is inevitable. What the author is missing is that the green movement wants to make sure we switch to an energy source that is less harmful than what we currently use. All this non-sense that it's a huge conspiracy is just the means by which oil-addicted conservatives justify the fact that they are making the planet a worse place for their children to live every day. There isn't a credible scientist today that will tell you CO2 emissions are not negatively effecting our planet. It's time we wake up and take responsibility for our practices, rather than letting some two-bit author justify our vices through fallacy.
  • Finally some truth

    By greggie209
    If only people would realize what the 'green' movement was really about. Follow the money and you will see that this isn't about saving the planet or being 'green' it is about money, power, and control.
  • Disappointingly illogical

    By eddiecoyote
    I was hoping for a thoughtful essay but instead got a lot of oddly heaped conjecture and poorly connected conclusions with missing premises. This work was horrifically simplistic and is could care less about finding truth, however it may be defined, or in the very least of unraveling some complex questions of ethics and morality which sorely needs and intelligent discussion. Instead we get what is a sub par ranting along a party line. This collection of words is filled with fallacy. There may be some truth therein, however the means one arrives to any sort of conclusion is highly suspect and lacking academic vigor. As another reviewer posted, this is like a blogger's ranting.
  • Difficult to follow

    By Sparky McMuffin
    This essay reads like a very long comment left on a conservative blog. It's a rant, complete with railing accusations, and worse, unsubstantiated claims. The shame is that the author is close to exposing political truths but doesn't bother backing up many of those truths, leaving the reader to just take his word for it. Perhaps if the writing style was not so much like a rambling polemic that might have been easier to do. As it was, however, I found myself doubting even when I agreed with him. The greatest tragedy here is that all the rants against progressives and liberals functioned as distracting non-sequiturs instead of supporting the premise of the essay. Perhaps a rewrite is in order.
  • Don't waste your time

    By Xaviera Ringeling
    Resented cheap argumentation. The author suffers from a nasty form of persecution delirium, probably due to the huge amount of dystopian novels he has read. He is terrified, angry and desperate at the mer possibility of not being able to pollute as freely as he probably does now. Don't waist your time, it is not worth the little memory it will use on your iPad.