Why are Environmentalists Supporting Max Myers?

To my friends in the environmental movement, why?  I know that some people in my social networks are planning on supporting Max Myers for governor because he’s the only candidate that is giving them lip service on what they want – a fracking ban.  So here’s a little bit of information on the unknown candidate.   Max Myers is an anti-choice and an anti-LGBTQ candidate who is running nothing more than a vanity campaign.  A brief bio of the candidate shows:

Max Myers spent the last six years as the head of the Global School of Supernatural Ministry (GSSM) of the Apostolic Network of Global Awakening (ANGA). ANGA is led by internationally known apostle, Randy Clark, and includes the regional Wagner Leadership Institute (WLI) and GSSM housed in the Apostolic Resource Center in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, a few miles from the state capitol.

I’ve been involved with this site for the past couple of years, am an environmentalist, was an environmental science major, spent a good part of my childhood camping – still camp and backpack to this day – and I’ve been involved with anti-fracking groups while I lived in Harrisburg, Kutztown and back home in Philadelphia.  I don’t remember the environmental movement in Pennsylvania being so shitty, but putting your issues – a ban on fracking – in front of the issues of people who’ve been discriminated against, and still are discriminated against, is nothing but a great example of tribalism within the progressive/left community.  This tribalism is why the left has a really tough time getting stuff done.  These Myers supporters would be much better in supporting a candidate who is wishy-washy on the fracking issue or they would be better served by picking a candidate – say Tom Wolf or Rob McCord – and constantly hound them on that issue and constantly pull them to your side.  

If the environmental movement wants to support someone who will have no impact in the primary, then maybe I was wrong about the environmental movement in PA.

 

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