The Pot Calling The Kettle Green

An eagle-eyed friend sent me this little bit o’ trivia regarding Doug Wilson’s oft-stated and profound disdain for the idea of “going green” and a local real estate adventure of his. She writes:

“Someone should call Wilson on the carpet about his green comments.

See the link below for advertisement for the development he is currently a part of:

“Our built green homes are 30-40% more efficient than homes built to standard codes.”

Seems he pooh pooh’s the use of “green” terminology unless he himself is using it to sell something . . .”

Well, that’s one way of looking at it. Another is the perfectly reasonable possibility that his business associates in the development snuck “green” right past him, and he’s gonna jump in the F-150 right away to tell them how pitiful their “stewardship” efforts are and how idolatrous they are in attempting to placate godless environmentalists.

That HAS to be it. Because if it isn’t, he’s a hypocrite. And that wouldn’t be good at all.

2 Responses to “The Pot Calling The Kettle Green”

  1. Ashwin says:

    I don’t think your comments are quite fair to Mr. Wilson’s position. I went and read his blog and he clearly states that he opposes what has become of the environmental movement.

    And he does have a point. The environmentalist lobby has long ago ceased to be the domain of idealists. It is now really a lobby.

    Michael Crichton made a similar point in his book “The State of Fear.”

  2. Thanks, Ashwin, but if you’ll read his point in the post following this one, you’ll see that he talked about how even the idea of “going green” was wrong — which I realize was an attack on what he sees as too much control from government with too little real effect on the world. Nonetheless, his left hand really ought to run by his right what he says; nothing in his larger post mitigates the opening. I do appreciate your comment.

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