What is real?
To the Editor:
After two-plus years of studying wind energy from an engineer’s view, I have found my head spinning with questions about what is real and what isn’t real and sometimes I have to put it all aside and look around the area to see what is real.
Chapter 11 filing by NewPage. That’s real and indication that something of change is happening. Look around, look at the real buildings, bridges, dams and other structures built by workers with firm belief that a hard day’s effort produces value, not just unto each individually, but throughout the community.
Real benefits from real, dedicated workers, past and present.
Is the idea of giving forth a hard day’s work to gain success a thing of the past? Look around, a blatant assault to the very work ethic so much instilled within us is rising to unbelievable heights, sneering at everyone of us who have given so much to our daily duties at our workplaces.
These machines popping up in Roxbury, an industrial complex, overwhelmingly in our face from their “king of the hill" vantage point represent changing values. The numbers tell us you can expect they will not perform their duty 75 percent of the time! Putting such unbelievable feeble performers in plain view for all hardworking people to see is absolute insanity and an affront to the core principles that we all were raised to believe in. As you go to the mill each day, imagine being able to become idle 75 percent of the day. Doesn’t sound like reality. Why would anyone give such under performing workers, as wind turbines are, such prominent display?
The workers at NewPage have to wonder whether their jobs are in jeopardy, while these wind farms are giving all the favors and more that they ask for. Take that as a good slap in the face, if you will.