Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Destroying the National Parks - New York Times

Destroying the National Parks - New York Times: "August 29, 2005

Destroying the National Parks

"Recently, a secret draft revision of the national park system's basic management policy document has been circulating within the Interior Department. It was prepared, without consultation within the National Park Service, by Paul Hoffman, a deputy assistant secretary at Interior who once ran the Chamber of Commerce in Cody, Wyo., was a Congressional aide to Dick Cheney and has no park service experience."

So it seems that the Cheney crowd has decided, for us, that our national parks are to be places for the elite few to play with their snowmachines, ATVs and four-wheelers, and not a place where nature is allowed to live on its own terms, albeit for the viewing pleasure of the travelling human population.

It's time to put a stop to this arrogance. It's time to let the inmates in Washington, DC know, in no uncertain terms, that we do not give them permission to destroy our national treasures for private gain and public entertainment.

The Bush crew is desparate to shore up a failing economy, with wars, propoganda, restructuring Social Security and propping up failing industrial capitalist corporations. The fatal inherent instability of our growth at any cost economy has come to the fore once again, as it did in the 1880s, the 1920s, the 1930s, the 1970s and now into the 21st Centuy.

Anything that can't go on forever, won't.

Time to give it a bit of a push. Boycotts, non-cooperation, dissent, outright opposition... all will help ease the old out of the picture and welcome the new, whatever economies they may be.

Do something for your neighbors and the Universe... boycott corporate America... for ever!


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