Activists have a Peter Pan mentality: they often think that if we just believe, it’ll come true. This is a nice idea but it is totally incorrect:

“The Berkshires are really on the cusp of breaking into a more sustainable economy, via local foods and agriculture,” she said. The result is not just an invigorated farming industry, she added, but an explosion of small, upscale producers.

via Journeys – In the Berkshires, Eating Locally Is a Tradition – NYTimes.com.