The Easter Island Teabaggers
At some point, on Easter Island, sustainability must have become an issue. It had to be obvious that they couldn’t go on cutting down the trees faster than new trees were growing, and that the trees were important to making sure everyone had food, water, and shelter.
Do you suppose there were Easter Island “conservatives” who said; “All this talk of sustainability is ridiculous! The Big Giant Head will provide for us! Let us build more monuments to the Big Giant Head!!!” Were there equivalents to James Inhofe, Sarah Palin, or Glenn Beck?
What do you suppose ever happened to them? When the catastrophe became inevitable as well as obvious, did they stay in power? Or was there some back and forth as various attempts were made (too late!) to undo the damage?