I hope Susan Andrew was aiming for irony in her Green Scene article criticizing Blue Ridge Paper [“Pulp Nonfiction,” Dec. 8 Xpress]. She is aware of the medium she's employing to send her message, isn't she? I mean, she's writing for a company that sells advertising to polluters on paper that was processed by a polluter, and then the printed paper itself eventually gets thrown into the back of a fossil-fuel-burning truck and carried to a landfill where it becomes pollution.
This is classic “cast the first stone at a glass house full of black pots and kettles” bigotry.
When “environmentalists” no longer use any of earth's resources for their own sustenance, transportation, shelter, education and entertainment, then they can point the finger at other polluters.
When will humanity learn that it is our own overpopulation of this world that is the problem?
Here's a green idea for the softhearted tree huggers: Stop making people!
— Norman Plombe