After 121 years of lobbying, letter-writing campaigns and law-abiding protests, the Sierra Club is retooling itself for the flash-mob age — and showing an increasingly aggressive edge. That edge was on display last week, when the Sierra Club’s two top leaders and 46 other climate activists zip-tied themselves to the White House gates to protest the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline. The organization called it the first time it had suspended its decades-long policy against club-sanctioned civil disobedience. That protest followed a trend in which the 1.4 million-member organization has toughened its
The Sierra Club is merely one wing of the Democratic Party. I know a man who was chairman of the local Sierra Club chapter. He resigned because they refused (with the backing of the national organization) to endorse a Republican candidate even though he was, from their perspective, on the right side of every environmental issue. They endorsed the Democratic candidate, who was on the wrong side, from their perspective, of most of the environmental issues.
These idiots are wasting their time because Obama´s not going to cave on this anyway because there´s a slight chance it´ll cause economic growth,something a Marxist opposes.It doesn´t do any good to redistribute wealth if new wealth in being created.That defeats the purpose of trying to defeat the rich,rich liberals excluded.
I really don´t know the extent the Koch brothers would derive from the pipeline but that´s just another incentive to not approve it´s construction..
Why oh why didn´t the Palace Police leave them zip tied there for, oh, a couple of days, so that they could bask for a few nights in the outdoors they claim to love so much?
Look, most Sierra Club members are regular folks who cook, drive, and heat their homes with hydrocarbon fuel sources. Like us, they just want clean air and water for themselves and their children. They however want the federal government to provide the clean air and water which makes them pretty much democrats and their leaders are among the most liberal democrats of all.
As long as we and the media are railing against this public display, we will be diverted from the real destruction to our way of life being perpetrated by this administration behind closed doors!
“Civil disobedience is the response of ordinary people to extraordinary injustices,” the group said in a statement before the protest, casting the climate debate as akin to previous struggles over “slavery, child labor, suffrage, segregation and inequality for gays and immigrant workers.”
FTA: "After 121 years of lobbying, letter-writing campaigns and law-abiding protests.." The hell you say! The Sierra Club has been on the take from the UAE and Saudi Arabia for years. It is a huge organization backed by big money invested to stop any and ALL energy production in the United States. The national organization has the dirtiest hands around!
i think every member of the sierra club should show their support for banning the pipeline by banning all pipelines...into their homes. they should get rid of their own gaspipe lines.,sewerpipe lines, electrical lines that supply their own homes. Show the world you are against pipelines..by living that way.
The run-up to the 2014 midterms might get interesting. These commies are getting bolder now that they own the White House and most of congress. As the Tea Party fires up this coming summer and certainly in 2014, I think we´re going to have to deal with these goons if they decide to play hardball. There were some close calls back in 09-10 at some of the local rallies- even in our little town. Yelling back at them just might not be enough. Luckily for them, they get to decide how it goes.
I have no sympathy for an organization dedicated to reducing, quarantining, suppressing or eliminating the species on this planet responsible for converting it from a chaos of nature red in tooth and claw into a garden friendly to most flora and fauna. To choose chaos over order and purpose is insane. They need to be in the looney bin not jail.
Those nuts who ´zip-tie´ themselves to the WH fence should just be left there until they figure how to get out of the jam they have put themselves in. It´s all on them! Besides, a foreigner protesting against drilling here in the U.S. needs to have their VISA removed as they are only inducing violence with their actions and ranting.
To #s 7 and 8, Amen. There is not a more cynically corrupt outfit living off a high-minded reputation than the Sierra Club, and #1, I know of a similar circumstance--unless it is the same one you are referencing. The SC is pure evil.
These are the buffoons that lobbied to have grizzly bears introduced into our area. Personaly, I was in favour of trapping enough grizzly bears to allow every member of the sierra club to their very own grizzly bear in their living room. Wouldn´t it be lovely.
Best not to be bitter, those useful idiots will soon enough be culled by the same tyrant they worked so hard to install. That´s just how socialism works, always has, always will.
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