Watermelons, Wingnuts and Rational Demagogues

I was reminded today of a funny name for environmental zealots.  They are called Watermelons, green on the outside and red on the inside.  Pretty funny, right?  I thought so.

I Googled the term just to have a source to link to when I stumbled upon The Rational Wiki.  Ironically enough, as far as I can tell, The Rational Wiki is nothing more than a convenient location for examples of Ad Hominem attacks employed by folks with no sense of humor.  For example:
Watermelon is a snarl word used by wingnuts to refer to environmentalists.
I was worried that "wingnuts" would only appear once on the page.  Fortunately I was wrong:
The mistake the wingnuts make is conflating all environmentalism with socialism. Eco-socialists are libertarian socialists who tend to be critical of mainstream environmentalists and even many hard green philosophies, as well as non-anarchist forms of socialism, for not advocating for radical social change and the creation of a "free association of producers" (rather than simply allowing workers to control the means of production). Many environmentalists are critical of eco-socialists, claiming that they are more interested in promoting their ideology than addressing environmental issues.
If you can make that paragraph make sense, you're doing better than I am.
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