Monday, April 4, 2016

                CULTURE WAR ?  WHAT  CULTURE  WAR?

Thirty years after The National Interest noted that:
"Environmentalism has always afforded a capital excuse for  those predisposed to societal intervention."
an  Experimental Psychologist  about as politically disinterested as Richard Lewontin celebrates the socially constructed fallout of :

Naomi Klein in Oxford

By Stephan Lewandowsky
Professor, School of Experimental Psychology and Cabot Institute, University of Bristol  Posted on 12 October 2014

Naomi Klein spoke in Oxford a few days ago on invitation of COIN, the Climate Outreach Information Network.  Dr. Adam Corner, the COIN Research Director...found the ambition of the book (to radically curb the excesses of ‘extractivist’ growth-based capitalism) compelling... 
that...“capitalism,”  “inequality,” and “social justice” have found their place in mainstream public discourse tells us... any action that nibbles away at the prevailing neoliberal paradigm and its underlying fundamentals may indeed be considered climate activism.
On another front,  a European Society for Environmental History VP is busy reifying the Watermelon Meme: 

(emphasis added)