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Friday, January 26, 2007

On Patrick Moore

Patrick Moore is a hero. He created Greenpeace and then left when took up extremism. Go here to listen to his interview with Penn Jillette in Las Vegas.

The breakdown:
He regrets:
Being anti-nuclear energy when he should have been only anti nuclear testing.

Green on the outside but pink through and through. Essentially his problem with Greenpeace is that they became a front for anticapitalists. Communists who lost the first war.

What happens when you're a radical who was correct:
By the time the Nuclear test bans were signed in the late 70s, most people agreed with Greenpeace. This made the movement slide to communism and Hollywood populism.