The Renewable Energy Revolution begins here, and it begins now
And only through the indomitable courage of Gentleman Jim Gordon
By Walter Brooks
Despite the decade-long editorial Jihad by the local Rupert Murdoch's Cape Cod daily newspaper, and the NIMBY selfishness of waterfront seasonal trophy home owners, many of whom had strong links to fossil fuel interest, American won a big one today when our Governor Deval Patrick got major concessions for the energy utilities to purchase a "critical mass" of the power to be generated by God's free and forever wind on Nantucket Sound.
Renewable energy pioneer Jim Gordon deserves our endless thanks and praise for his dauntless and indomitable courage of staying the course despite the egregious and often despicable and underhanded efforts of the selfish few.
Even as late as yesterday at a statehouse meeting on a new report clearing on land wind turbines of any ill effect on those living nearby, the hysterical old fogies equated the sound of a wind turbine to the AIDS epidemic.
I am reminded of that great Massachusetts Attorney Joseph Welch who put an end to the political career of demagogue Senator Joseph McCarthy at a congressional hearing in 1950 when he said to Senator McCarthy, "Let us not assassinate this lad further, Senator. You have done enough. Have you no sense of decency sir, at long last? Have you left no sense of decency?"
Get on the right side of history
So I ask Audra Parker, Bill Koch, the Editors of The Cape Cod Times, Let us not assassinate this lad further. You have done enough.
Get on the right side of history now, and let's see Cape Cod become the Birthplace of America's offshore Renewable Energy Revolution.