A group of environmentalists are protesting against plans to expand
urban and suburban developments into greenbelts, the designated
countryside between settlements.
1. "Do we really have to listen to these nutcases?" asks real
estate developer, Jonathon Cogswell. "The fact of the matter is that
nature is BORING. Give us permission to build on the greenbelt and
you'll have pink hotels, boutiques, and swinging hot spots that'll be
the envy of the region and draw tourists from all around! We can
always transplant a few trees and put them in a tree museum to keep
the tree-huggers happy. Stanstopapuck stands to make a lot of money
from this! Think about it for a moment!"
2. "I agree with my colleague here, but he doesn't go far enough,"
says Naki Mistletoe, a city planner. "These protestors are standing in
the path of progress. It slows the growth of our economy and harms my
portfolio - er - the future of our nation, I mean. It's unpatriotic
and we should increase police funding to deal with these
troublemakers. Then we wouldn't have to worry about greenbelts or any
other nonsense about keeping the 'environment' safe. Think about it
for a moment!"
3. "I can't believe what I'm hearing!" exclaims environmental
activist Lars Wong. "Tree museums? Police funding? Don't it always
seem to be the case that you don't know what you've got 'til it's
gone? We're talking about natural treasures and you're talking about
destroying them. Is there anything that you can build that can really
be better than nature? We should put a stop to all encroachment into
natural areas. Think about it for a moment!"