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Environmentalism is fine if you have a nice job--say, writing for a cool magazine like The Nation. But if you are, say, living in Detroit and are one of approximately 200,000 people living below the poverty level, odds are you have never ever thought much about it. Here you're trying to pay your rent and heat and keep gas in a vehicle. Elitism forgets the poor, like those living in Highland Park, Michigan--where all public libraries have been shuttered for the past twenty years. Elitism dreams of a beautiful planet and wishes the billions of poor who pollute it would just leave,

Sorry, it will not happen, the poor will remain, the poor will survive, the poor will pollute and not think twice about it.

Terry David Roby

Detroit, MI

Jul 2 2008 - 6:48am