In the last few weeks, America attempted to process the fall-out of one of the biggest political upsets in recent history. Questions abound. What will a Trump presidency entail? How will the GOP make use of its legislative majority? And what does this election season say about the political climate of American culture?
In answer to the last question, Megan Toombs, Director of Communications for the Cornwall Alliance, and Editor of Earth Rising Blog, recently wrote an excellent piece detailing the story of blue-collar workers, in traditionally ‘blue’ states, voting ‘red.’ However, Toombs is not alone in her notice of the blue-collar worker.
The launch of a new documentary by the Media Research Center, Collateral Damage: Forgotten Casualties of the Left’s War on Coal, comes at a key time in our national conversation. In line with the convictions of the Cornwall Alliance, this documentary highlights the plight of those who suffer from the economic whiplash of poorly conceived energy policy, and gives those people a badly needed voice.
As noted by Thomas Sowell in a brilliant essay found in The Quest for Cosmic Justice, social vision can easily become unmoored from the people, needs, and circumstances that allegedly inspired it. Collateral Damage invites the coal industry’s key participants back into the conversation about the industry’s future.
To learn more about Collateral Damage, click here.