a tree hugger since the time my Dad carried me on his back in the Sierra Nevadas. Formerly conservative in my youth (but always a treehugger), now libertarian or liberal. Kinda hard to define nowadays, but no matter what, a pure Muirist.
If you assume that there’s no hope, you guarantee that there will be no hope. If you assume that there is an instinct for freedom, there are opportunities to change things, there’s a chance you may contribute to making a better world. The choice is yours.
-Noam Chomsky, Professor of Linguistics, MIT