DISCLAIMER: Please check the specific laws regarding the use of firearms and explosives in your community before engaging in any acts of turbine removal enforcement. This blog does not advocate any illegal activity whatsoever, so if in doubt: check with your local police force before taking any direct action.
The following are examples of communities across the world using weaponry to express their displeasure about turbine blight.
Let’s start with Northern Ireland: “Remove all your equipment or it will be burnt to the ground”, workers at a wind farm construction site were warned. “We are serious. We are very good at this. We do a good job.”
In an industry based on lies, deception and wolves in sheep’s clothing, it’s quite rare to come across such honest, plain-speaking as uttered by the masked gunmen who turned up onsite and hit the developers with some words of pure truth: “Final warning: stay away from the wind farm or face the bullet….”
Like them or hate them, these words are at least 100% HONEST. That honesty in itself is a welcome addition to the discourse about wind power. It tells us the truth about what people really think about wind power.
Imagine working in an industry that makes people so angry, they want to shoot you dead and bomb your machinery until it’s destroyed.
Meanwhile, in Canada, a country normally thought to be gentle, easy-going and ultra-liberal:
America is a place where gun-related incidents are more commonplace. Maybe we should repurpose wind farms as giant shooting ranges where people can safely let off steam without fear of killing anyone innocent! https://www.treehugger.com/clean-technology/people-shooting-at-wind-turbines-in-michigan-elsewhere.html
Another account of the Michigan shootings: http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/discoblog/2010/12/15/are-gun-toting-climate-skeptics-taking-pot-shots-at-wind-turbines/#.WwlbZTQvy1s
Let’s now travel to Australia, where there have been more wind farm shootings: https://www.businessinsider.com.au/someone-keeps-shooting-at-a-well-known-victorian-wind-farm-2017-9
Can’t stand the heat? Then get out the kitchen!
Nobody has thus far shot or detonated any wind farms in the United Kingdom, but turbine owners have often been called out on their greed and selfishness by justifiably angry neighbours: “No wind turbines here. The nights are drawing in and we are going to get you back.”
This is the true emotional impact of wind turbines, and I sympathise with the poor, tormented writer of the “poison pen” letters. It could have almost been me, only I always put my full name and address on all of my correspondence, because I want my communications to be documented and added to the nation’s official public discourse. Plus, as regular readers will have discovered by now, I prefer to engage with people in a two-way dialogue than to simply stick rude notes through their letterbox and then run away.
In terms of content, however, I agree wholeheartedly with the sentiments expressed.
We don’t want wind blight around here. We will make our grievances known to anyone who spoils the landscape for personal profit, in order to drive home the TRUTH that it’s simply not socially acceptable to ruin our treasured rural landscapes with ugly wind turbines.