NIMBYs promote fallacious objections to development, raising issues like traffic safety (when the biggest threat is their drunken neighbour). Their fundamental morality is to control someone else’s earned property for free.
Worse are CAVEs like the “Raging Grannies” who demonstrate bad behaviour to grandchildren, and spend money to travel to the area to urge controlling people’s lives there. What is their motivation? Many people near their homes are hungry – why don’t they spend money helping them, instead of on travel?
What’s really going on is attempting intimidation, a popular technique throughout history. Germany’s Nationalsozialistische, the “Nazi” party of that common criminal Hitler, is a well-known example.
Such people have a fundamentally negative view of humans as uncreative and unwilling to support the good, despite the evidence of gardens and forests around them (including a burgeoning re-planted forest on the way to Port Renfrew). They even use the products of human creativity and productivity to advance their anti-human agenda – for example, a reliable bicycle used to ride to a “protest” site.
But instead of becoming hermits or committing suicide they want to initiate force against others. Why?
PS: Citizens Against Virtually Everything