Process, Energy & Reliability Engineer, Watkins Glen, NY
(David Crea is employed by US Salt but speaks here for himself only)
Gas Free Seneca, opponent of propane storage in the Watkins Glen area, portrays itself as “Little Red Riding Hood” in a battle with “The Big Bad Wolf,” but it’s just the opposite. This is Part III. Read Part I here and Part !! here.
Just how have the Ithacans a/k/a Gas Free Seneca been able to organize resistance to what appears to reasonable people as a simple, low-environmental-impact, property-tax lowering, job-creating, necessary project for the local and national economy, that the free market is calling for?
Well, they’ve done it through creating a series of myths that have been swallowed hook, line and sinker by their “true believers” … akin to Jim Jones saying “Trust me, this Kool Aid will lead you folks to Nirvana!” Except, the Gas Free Seneca true believers are still here to repeat, over and over, those same myths. Though many of these myths are downright preposterous, they won’t die a quiet death, because they keep getting repeated, ala Goebbels.