What are we to make of the “Williams College Quality of Life Defense Council?” Start with their Facebook group.

The Manifesto

1. Our MISSION is the guardianship of the quality of life of Williams students.

2. The Council has undertaken this mission because no one else has. The Williams PARADIGM is one of a vocal minority imposing its will on a silent majority. The Council is the voice of that majority.

3. The Council considers itself an ENVIRONMENTALIST organization. It seeks to oppose the misguidedness of certain environmental measures, not their environmentalism.

4. The Council will oppose any supposedly environmentalist measure that REDUCES the campus quality of life or increases fiscal demands on their tuition without a reasonable benefit to the environment.

5. Furthermore the Council asserts that by paying tuition Williams students gain the right to a say in what they’re buying. It will therefore oppose any supposedly environmentalist measure that reduces the campus quality of life or increases fiscal demands on their tuition without first consulting the OPINION of the student body.

6. The Council requests SUPPORT, direct and indirect, anonymous and public. Please read the Recent News section to learn how to help.

Good stuff. Diversity of opinion is wonderful in all issues, environmental debates included. There was some dispute on WSO as to whether or not QLDC is for real but I think that they are. I have invited them to post here at EphBlog.

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