Greenpeace got their 100% fair-trade hemp pants around their ankles today when they inadvertantly exposed their real way of thinking on nuclear power:
Before President Bush touched down in Pennsylvania Wednesday to promote his nuclear energy policy, the environmental group Greenpeace was mobilizing.
“This volatile and dangerous source of energy” is no answer to the country’s energy needs, shouted a Greenpeace fact sheet decrying the “threat” posed by the Limerick reactors Bush visited.
But a factoid or two later, the Greenpeace authors were stumped while searching for the ideal menacing metaphor.
We present it here exactly as it was written, capital letters and all: “In the twenty years since the Chernobyl tragedy, the world’s worst nuclear accident, there have been nearly [FILL IN ALARMIST AND ARMAGEDDONIST FACTOID HERE].”
Well, not as if that’s any surprise to anyone. We already know Greenpeace’s opposition to nuclear power is kneejerk and irrational – this just shows how cynical it is as well.