Letter to the editor- Environmental communists
To the editor:
The political cartoon heading your editorial page (Aug. 13) illustrates the fact that the modern home of communism is environmentalism. Depicting a supposed Alaskan nature refuge, a black handprint cross it attributed to “W” and oil development, is abject falsehood about the issue.
Does anyone need this? Well, I suppose one could go so far as to let some far-gone alcoholic judge our local water quality and purity, too. But aren’t the people who run our water company best qualified to judge water? From the worst desolator and worst devastation of nations, peoples and nature – communism – we could get along fine without judgments. Our president is not an offender of nature. Going to his modest house at his ranch (unlike many predecessors who would have gone to a posh resort) he is at home with conservation. Where the fields in agriculture are rid of weeds. Where animal husbandry demands care and nourishment be afforded every day. A reality where, if city kids come to learn, they instinctively become transformed in understanding life itself.
America’s torch of freedom, and the lighted flame, have always been carried by such as these. People who prosper within our good heritage. And it is a flame gone out if the worst violators of man and environment are allowed equal status among our leaders and bend our brains to fit their perversions of justice for all; if the media merely denigrates equally in measure to a lie as to truth then, well – would you do that in your garden?
June E. Hoffman
South Lake Tahoe
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