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Making Windmills the New Scapegoat - LA Progressive

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'The cornerstone of every social structure is its belief system, and those who control and benefit the most from the system have one primary job: Keep its myths and scapegoats viable. That explains the emergence, in recent weeks, among right-wing politicians and media hacks, of a truly bizarre and unexpected scapegoat: the evil windmill!  Naomi Klein wrote: Since the power went out in Texas, the state’s most prominent Republicans have tried to pin the blame for the crisis on, of all things, a sweeping progressive mobilization to fight poverty, inequality and climate change. . . and Tucker Carlson began telling his viewers that ‘a reckless reliance on windmills is the cause of this disaster.'

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