Environmentalism is a religion of the Left, and one they are quite keen to use the Power of the State to convert and/or punish non-believers. Case in point, in Seattle WA … a state so manifestly leftist they have an open revolutionary socialist on their city council … those who sin against Gaia are… literally…. receiving scarlet letters.
In Seattle, wasting food will now earn you a scarlet letter — well, a scarlet tag, to be more accurate.
The bright red tag, posted on a garbage bin, tells everyone who sees it that you’ve violated a new city law that makes it illegal to put food into trash cans.
“I’m sure neighbors are going to see these on their other neighbors’ cans,” says Rodney Watkins, a lead driver for Recology CleanScapes, a waste contractor for the city. He’s on the front lines of enforcing these rules.
Yeah, one of the wonders of progressivism is the way it gives enough power to annoying busybodies to turn them into Der Kommissarr. One can only imagine the horrors that Rodney Watkins daydreams about inflicting on the sinners and heretics who offend Gaia with their filth and defiance.