|Real flashpoint: Shishmaref
||[Mar. 3rd, 2007|08:55 am]
I can't stand the way the deniers tend to ridicule these stories. "Oh, a few 'little people' -- some 'Eskimos,' some South Sea Islanders...." as if the identity of the people themselves were a big joke.
....people minding their own business, not invading anyone, should have to be all "cool" and philosophical about giving way to others' convenience and politics -- not protest, not sue, just shrug for the camera and say something bland about fading traditions and the march of progress;
....no one ever heard of the canary in the coal mine.