The Corner

Back to The Sixties?

I’ve been talking casually with a number of folks for months now about the prospect that the Looney Left (but I repeat myself) might revive Weather Underground-style violence if Bush won the election. One can easily imagine how Michael Moore will defend bombings, shootings, etc.

It looks like the first wave of violence may come from the segment of the Left that is most discouraged and outraged: the environmentalists. This morning’s Washington Post (registration required) carries a front-page story about the largest arson in Maryland’s history that took place yesterday: 20 new homes in a subdivision were torched in what investigators describe as a well-planned, sophisticated operation. The development has been a magnet for environmentalist opposition (a six acre wetland is supposedly threatened), including even pickets at the work site.

This comes hard on the heels of a report recently issued by top environmentalists under the title “The Death of Environmentalism,” which bemoans the perceived increasing impotence of their movement.

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