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Salem Witch Trials not apt as metaphor in Falmouth  

Credit:  Cape Cod Times | September 17, 2013 | www.capecodonline.com ~~

Ron Zweig (My View, Sept. 13) offers the bizarre historical precedent of the Salem Witch Trials to describe the land-based wind turbine imbroglio, and the Falmouth situation in particular.

A more appropriate perspective might be the many historical cases – too numerous to list – in which respectable citizens looked the other way while a minority of their fellow citizens were being harmed by the action or inaction of political leaders.

In Ron’s World, wind turbines are anthropomorphized into innocent witches, attacked and persecuted by those with “self-reported illnesses” – bumpkins who in their ignorance believe that their ailments have been caused by an industrial “witch.”

Just up the road (staying with the witch metaphor of Ron’s World), there live today’s counterparts to the innocent “witch” – the families whose lives and health have been affected by Falmouth’s wind turbines.

Zweig should consider taking the short drive from Woods Hole to Blacksmith Shop Road to speak with some of these latter-day innocent “witches.”

Jim Rogers


Source:  Cape Cod Times | September 17, 2013 | www.capecodonline.com

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