Whereas the mental disorders of cornucopianism and the obsessive fixation on per capita consumption reductions seem too deeply rooted in Canadian environmentalists who typically speak with a middle class voice,
And whereas ordinary working people are largely unimpressed with white collar and relatively affluent environmental activists who strike an enlightened pose until they feel that own class interests are threatened when the services they demand would become more costly from any restriction in the flow of cheap immigrant labour.
Resolution: Be it resolved that we accept that it is much easier to convert a blue collar “redneck” to the neo-Malthusian principles of restricted immigration and birth disincentives than it is to keep banging one’s head into the brick wall of soft green yuppy population-growth-denial. And that therefore we target that working class demographic with our message rather than persist in the naïve belief that green yuppies will one day experience a shocking epiphany and realize that growth has limits that cannot be stretched by technology, good management, responsible green living or positive perceptions.
Tim Murray, mover of motion.
Graduate of the school of Realpolitik and Unrequited Pursuit of Soft Green Dialogue.