Monday, January 4, 2016

Idiots occupy a wildlife refuge

... to protest the fact that public lands belong to all Americans, not just to them.

     The stand-off that wasn't in eastern Oregon reminds us that terrorism is in the eye of the beholder. If environmentalists had done this to highlight, say, lack of protection for wolves in the northern plains, they would be compared to jihadists. But if beef producers and assorted Tea Party malcontents do it they're... well, what exactly are they since the land isn't theirs, nor are the responsibilities of administering it?
     For more on this issue go to The Kingdom in the Country, my travelogue about public lands in the inter-mountain west, with excerpts starting in April 2014, at right in the drop-down menu.
     And don't miss Edward Abbey, who was passionate about this subject:
                             (Next: Don Corleone's Desk: 2)

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