It was Charles Dickens I believe who said that without courage all other virtues are in vain. Erudition is wasted on those who don’t have the courage to share uncomfortable facts. Given the climate of the day, it would have been easy for Charles Darwin to sit on his Theory of Natural Selection indefinitely. Thank God he didn’t! (Pun intended).
A leader is someone who has the courage to speak inconvenient truths.
A follower is someone who would compromise or conceal truth to remain popular.
By that criterion, the Canadian environmental movement, consisting of “green” politicians and those who allegedly “lead” “green” organizations, has no leaders.
What it has instead are “followers” who dance around the core problem, the root of our ecological crisis, ECONOMIC GROWTH—driven by human population growth which is largely propelled by immigration. Why? Because it would challenge political correctness and open up taboo subjects.
Instead, they choose “safe” targets, everybody’s whipping boys, to recruit members and fill the coffers of their organizations.
They are GUTLESS WONDERS who stand even more condemned than the captains of industry and the climate-change deniers because they should know better. And because they decoy sincere people toward peripheral issues.
Our Enemies we can deal with. BUT GOD SAVE US FROM OUR “FRIENDS”.