Matt McLauchlin wrote:

> Environmentalists and Esperantists have both been accused of being
> "watermelons" - green on the outside, red on the inside.

Why red? 'Red' is usually associated with communist or socialist movements,
who usually have don't have a problem with Greens or environmental activism
in general.  (The Soviet Union had a horrible environmental record, but that is
neither here nor there for purposes of allegiance.)

Interestingly, during the civil war that ensued a year or so after Russia
withdrew from WWI, people suspected of Royalist beliefs were called
'turnips':  red on the outside, white on the inside.

Tom Wier   |     "Cogito ergo sum, sed credo ergo ero."