Rotten to the Core might have been a catchier title for this post, but blaming poverty pimps like the Congress of Racial Equality for gaming the system of corporate philanthropy misses the mark. CORE always played it safe where it came to power politics, stabbing in the back authentic activists like those in SNCC, whose base was truly main street and not Wall Street. Just ask James Forman. Or read his book.
One doesn’t have to look far to find plenty of dope on the Wise Use Movement, it’s corporate benefactors, or the thuggery they’ve sponsored since the Reagan Administration. But using sell-out civil rights groups to attack environmentalism and Christians who believe it their duty to protect God’s creation is a new twist.
One environmental activists — be they Christian, pagan, or indigenous — would do well to keep an eye on.
The library is dedicated to the memory of Secwepemc Chief George Manuel (1921-1989), to the nations of the Fourth World and to the elders and generations to come.access here