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“The man who wrote one of environmentalism’s most-cited essays was a racist, eugenicist, nativist and Islamaphobe—plus his argument was wrong” by @mmildenberger@twitter.com blogs.scientificamerican.com/v

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The Tragedy of the Commons is capitalist propaganda, anyway, so I'm unfortunately not surprised.

@ben_hr Oh, wow. You know this makes so much sense. There is a ton of evidence that the commons don't work the way he says. I fact the commons often work the opposite from what he says in traditional cultures, i.e. acaquia water democracy in New Mexico, for one

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Can you even call that environmentalism, I mean really?

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"Hope requires us to start from an unconditional commitment to one another, as passengers aboard a common lifeboat being rattled by heavy winds. The climate movement needs more people on this lifeboat, not fewer. We must make room for every human if we are going to build the political power necessary to face down the looming oil tankers and coal barges that send heavy waves in our direction."

@ben_hr Holy shit. I felt that there's something sketchy with the tragedy of the commons, and now I understand why.

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