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Article pairing: vigilante NIMBYism

Karens and the nature of evil by Eric Hoel

the Karen meme serves a necessary and important function, specifically because of a naivety deep in American culture. For what American culture lacks most is an adult understanding of what motivates evil. America’s notion of evil is always the childish one of good guys fighting bad guys. But that’s not what evil is. What evil actually is, most often, is good corrupted.

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‘It’s got nasty’: the battle to build the US’s biggest solar power farm by Oliver Milman (The Guardian)

This is the kind of thing that’s stopping local action on climate: people who feel they are protecting themselves and their communities.