Ecoterror cheerleader Craig Rosebraugh opening a restaurant — any commercial venture, really — is sadly ironic (Activist indulges capitalistic craving, -Feb. 6).
Rosebraugh’s plan to use the free-market system as a fund-raising tool (for his jihad against the free-market system) sounds a lot like the hypocritical Internet activism of anti-technology zealots.
Rosebraugh talks a good game when doing so brings no real consequences.
His books are full of bombastic anti-American rhetoric, and posters announcing his speeches are typically festooned with pictures of machine guns.
But when he was summoned in 2002 to defend his views before Congress, Rosebraugh invoked the Fifth Amendment more than 50 times, refusing to even acknowledge his name or citizenship.
Today’s eco-extremists like to compare themselves to Martin Luther King Jr., but at least King had the guts to accept the consequences for his civil disobedience. Rosebraugh’s Earth Liberation Front gang is much more like the Ku Klux Klan: They wear masks, commit crimes under cover of darkness and use fire as a tool of intimidation.
In the United States, 80 percent of new restaurants fail to stay in business through their first year. Poetic justice would call for Rosebraugh — for once in his life — to join the majority.