Ecoright Speaks podcast, episode three: Nick Huey on “The Far Middle”

  • Published on July 1st, 2020

This week, I’m joined in the Ecoright Speaks podcast by special guest, friend of the republicEn.org team, Nick Huey. We cover a range of issues, including his July 2019 testimony before the Senate Special Committee on the Climate Crisis.

This week, I'm joined in the Ecoright Speaks podcast by special guest, friend of the republicEn.org team, Nick Huey

By Chelsea Henderson
EcoRight News/ RepublicEN

Nick coined the expression The Far Middle in his most heartfelt statement, one that choked him up—and me, even in recounting this for our podcast.

“We may be from different parties, but we’re from the same planet,” he said at the hearing. “The Far Left and Right each believe they have every right answer, while the other has none. Could there be a less rational mentality? To believe another group of people doesn’t have a single valid point to offer to the world? Radicalism is the abandonment of reason to embrace rage. To protect the tribe by hurting the other team. To prove my side right, by proving yours is wrong. It is this pride that has landed us in a cesspit of hate, unable to tackle climate change, the biggest threat facing our planet, because we’d rather tackle each other.”

Tune in to our conversation on your favorite way to listen to podcasts!

(Re-posted from RepublicEN, an organization committed to growing U.S. conservative climate leadership.)

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