WALL: David Chain - A Perspective (fwd)

Amos Keppler asterdisnospams at hl.telia.no
Wed Sep 30 01:14:26 EST 1998


P. Adams wrote:
> 
> Bob Taylor <rtaylor at ns.net> slapped a small monkey, then proclaimed:
> >> > > Some of us didn't miss the '60s, but we did manage to grow up and put aside
> >> > > childish things.
> >> > >
> >> > > Bob Taylor
> >> >
> >> > Well, that just proves that you really DID miss the '60s. Just like Newt
> >> > Gingrich.
> >>
> >>  I should point out that I missed the '60s, too... :) but the way I see
> >> it, it's a state of mind, not a place or a limited time frame.
> >>  Aiding and supporting the destruction of Life on Earth, now THAT is
> >> stupid and childish. And it's certainly not a suggestion that someone
> >> have "grown up". Whatever that means...
> >>
> >>  Amos
> >
> >OK then, let's get serious.  Please tell me what "Life on Earth" is being destroyed
> >by cutting PL's remaining old-growth redwoods.  Not marbled murrelets.  There are
> >tens of thousands of them elsewhere on the North American coast.  Not spotted
> >owls.  Good evidence suggests that they don't care for old-growth redwoods.  Coho
> >salmon?  Perhaps minimal damage to a few out of the many hundreds of streams they
> >inhabit in California.  Not even to the redwood trees themselves.  The same genetic
> >individuals will resprout from the roots and stumps of the fallen trees.
> >
> >There are lots of worthwhile environmental issues to fight over, but this is not
> >one of them.  The appeal of the Earth First! campaign against PL is little more
> >than the adrenalin rush of a good fight.engaged in with lots of moral certainty and
> >little thought.
> >
> >Bob Taylor
> >
> Yeah, why are 95-99% of the posts in this group about logging?  What about
> the all of the other industries?

 It's just the present fad. That doesn't mean, it's not important. Of
course all the other industries or Industry ITSELF, or civilization,
should be attacked more here. It is pretty useless in the long run, to
just attack the symptoms of the problem, while the disease grow and
multiply. The disease being society, civilization itself.

 Amos


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