By Bill Gregory
Roanoke County Supervisor Charlotte Moore wrote, “Following the recent headlines about Roanoke County’s environmental programs and our membership in ICLEI, we should keep the conversation going. Not about the conspiracy theories embraced by a small group, but about the real opportunities we share as a community” (“Reap the benefits of going green,” commentary, Nov. 21).
Moore’s statement appears meant to put so-called “conspiracy theorists” (the demeaning term used for critical thinkers/skeptics who go against the popular consensus) in a nice tidy box. We are not a small group. We’re a large network of groups across the country concerned about this country’s sovereignty. We have provided factual information in various forums (written and spoken) across our region over the last year and a half. Those who choose to remain ignorant and ridicule those facts are doing nobody any good. As Gandhi reportedly said, “First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win.” Right now “they” are somewhere between laughing at us and fighting us.
Gregory is chairman of the Roanoke Tea Party’s anti-U.N. Agenda 21 committee, Task Force 21 and a contributor to virginiagreenmenace.com.