Todays installment comes from a site for small business owners, smbresource.com. It starts off with fairly reasonable statements:
The ethic of your business extends entirely from its profitability. If you're not profitable, you may be green, but you won't have any green, and neither will your employees.I know it's selfish, but you can't expect a business owner, particularly a small business owner, not to put their business first. And there's nothing wrong with that. Things take a strange turn.
Those on the left, and those who don't run a business, find it easy to behave histerically towards the businessman who puts food on their very tables. They believe as they always have that the productive have a greater responsibility. It's hard to fathom this logic of why a hardworking productive person is responsible for the lazy, but we see it all around us.You'd think this came from an article about welfare. But it doesn't; he's still talking about environmentalism. Environmentalists get angry at businesses for polluting, or for massive energy use which thereby causes release of CO2. The 2nd factor one can convince business owners to save power by arguing that it will save them money on electricity, but the first case is an externalized cost. Pollution needs to be regulated, and it most certainly is unethical to pollute your community.
My favorite part:
This is the ultimate desire of the "going green" crowd. They don't care about the environment, they just hate success, and in particular, success achieved in the way of productive business ventures.Of course, we don't like what the opposition is saying, so we demonize them as much as we possibly can. It's the equivalent of saying "my teacher is just out to get me" when you get a bad grade. It would be lovely to think that people who oppose pollution in all its forms hate businesses and hate productivity, but it doesn't make dick for sense. They may put a higher value on endangered species, trees, or clean water than you do, but that doesn't mean they "hate success". Had me going for awhile there chief.
Error Scale: 2 & 9. 2 For most of the argument, 9 for the crap about how environmentalists hate businesses, success, Mom and apple pie.